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Old 08-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #21
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I noticed with DAO Guns(my two newer Rugers) that I pull slightly low & to the left. not to the point of being "out of the Black," but a little off center. My RSO who was a Marine Shooting Inst. and Range Master(E7-Gunny Sgt.) tells me it's a product of my "Trigger action" and how i'm gripping the weapon, because i'm used to SA(1911) and DA/SA("92") guns. I did have a few FTE's & FTF's at the beginning last year, but once I "caught" my "feel" of the Gun(The SR9) I had very good groups out to 10 Yds. and Fair to Good beyond that..
I'm not willing to have any work done(internally) to either Ruger, simply from what I have read here from folks is to get used to the trigger pull as another safety feature.
My concern now is finding enough Spare mags. for all of my Autoloader handguns, speed loaders for My wife(she has a few, just not enough) YMMV...
Your jerking the trigger.
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Your jerking the trigger.
Right,..and thats what I'm working on, to Not "Jerk" it...
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For right hand shooters. Reverse for left hand.

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For right hand shooters. Reverse for left hand.
Thats me right there in the lower left with a DAO.
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The best way I've found to deal with this, is to very gradually apply pressure to the trigger, until it surprises you and goes boom.
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The best way I've found to deal with this, is to very gradually apply pressure to the trigger, until it surprises you and goes boom.
This helps if you load Snap Caps in with live ammo. Video yourself firing, if you can. Every Snap Cap that you drop a hammer on will show you if you are influencing the gun before, during or after trigger pull. If everything is perfect, the hammer should go "click" with no perceivable change in the gun position.

Better if you let someone else load the gun, if possible. Other way is to load several magazines with Snap Cap mix and then draw randomly from bag or such. The more you can surprise yourself, the more you learn!
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The best way I've found to deal with this, is to very gradually apply pressure to the trigger, until it surprises you and goes boom.
Except its no surprise anymore when your as old as me...;-) no seriously, what I think I need is 3 strait hrs. Of just the SR and 300 or so rounds. The smaller LC is only for CC/BUG..and that for some reason I don't appear to be doing the same thing with that one or my "92's", and i have not shot my smith 9's in months, possibly anticipating a sell off of some to continue to buy others. My own fault for not staying in competitive shooting since the late 90's......my other main problem is whenever we go shoot I'm either helping my wife or helping other shooters who are newer to shooting.
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This helps if you load Snap Caps in with live ammo. Video yourself firing, if you can. Every Snap Cap that you drop a hammer on will show you if you are influencing the gun before, during or after trigger pull. If everything is perfect, the hammer should go "click" with no perceivable change in the gun position.

Better if you let someone else load the gun, if possible. Other way is to load several magazines with Snap Cap mix and then draw randomly from bag or such. The more you can surprise yourself, the more you learn!
Thx Greg! The better half did vid me with her iPhone which is how I realized what I was doing poorly or not well enough with just that Gun, which I bought specifically for HD/SD because I don't wanna shoot 20 & 30 year old safe queens/princesses...when I untangle the mess of 500 apps and games she has I'll offload it to my Mac and sent it to you. I shot 6 guns that day, including a mag of my friends' Sig p238, my Python which also doesn't come out to play much as its pushing 40...My Dan Wesson .41, and 72 rds. Through the LC9 and 136 rds. Through the SR9, plus a lot of 22's through my 702.
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It takes a little range time to make the transition from SA to DA only. You are use to the gun going off as soon as you apply pressure to the trigger. Then when you shoot a double action with a longer trigger pull it's easy to jerk or let the muzzle drop. If I am going to shoot my XD I shoot a couple magazines before I leave the house. I never have to warm up with my Ruger P95.
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