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Old 10-29-2011, 10:59 PM   #11
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A few more dumb questions. So I want a firm but light grip on the gun right? Should I let the recoil bring the up? Hold on. Let me explain. What I do after the shot is fired I let the recoil bring my arm up to about a 90 degree angle. I also shoot two handed. I wonder if my left hand is pulling the gun left.
If you hold a hammer too tight, your hand cramps up and it impedes the swing. Hold it too loose, and it flies out of you hand.

Too tight on a hand gun tends to increase the unsteadiness of the sight picture, and too loose will not allow the slide to function.

Use the "V" between the trigger finger and thumb so the barrel is in line with the forearm. The arm can then provide more mass to reduce the felt recoil VS. the thumb or hand. Trigger has to come straight to the rear, any side movement when pulling the trigger will put your shots off.

Also, think about follow-through. When dry firing, if you release the trigger too fast, the muzzle will move (and that's a no-no to good shooting). Try to "pull through" to the stop and release the trigger at the same speed you used to pull it after the shot is fired.
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that chart become my best friend as soon as I saw it, it actually helped tighten up my groups

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90 degrees is waaaay to high. How are you going to recover for a 2nd quick shot?

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A few more dumb questions. So I want a firm but light grip on the gun right? Should I let the recoil bring the up? Hold on. Let me explain. What I do after the shot is fired I let the recoil bring my arm up to about a 90 degree angle. I also shoot two handed. I wonder if my left hand is pulling the gun left.
The recoil will force the gun to travel along the path of least resistance, in the case of a right handed shooter that is back and to the left...try to twist your right wrist, what direction is the most comfortable? The role of the support hand is to resist that leftward travel and take the recoil straight back along the axis of the right arm. This actually reduces the recoil and aids control for follow up shots.

BTW, a fairly inexpensive laser or laser bore sight can be purchased on e-bay for about $20. It doesn't have to be durable enough to withstand the force of the recoil so cheap is ok.
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Lots of good info guys. Thanks. I figure more practice. That's the only way to get good. Talked with the guy that runs the pistol league at the range I go to and I'm going to start going over on practice night. Maybe some of the old guys can set me straight. JTJ I'm not concerned about a quick 2nd shot yet. I would just like to get decent groups, some what close to the center of the target.
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Where is the lefty version? It's all backwards for us left handers...lol
Thats funny u said that cause im lefty too...

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Thats funny u said that cause im lefty too...

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I used the heck out of both of these charts when I was a small arms instructor in the Corps. It's funny though how many people think because they are a good rifle shooter that they will be a good pistol shooter. That is until the shoot a pistol for the first time and realize there is a lot more to it.
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I used the heck out of both of these charts when I was a small arms instructor in the Corps. It's funny though how many people think because they are a good rifle shooter that they will be a good pistol shooter. That is until the shoot a pistol for the first time and realize there is a lot more to it.
Very true...
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