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MarkSpacco 08-30-2012 06:25 AM

Shooting advice
 
I just purchased a Ruger LCP 9 and notice I am shooting low and to the right. Wondering if anyone can provide some advice.
Could it be as basic as adjusting my trigger fingering or could it be a sight issue?

Balota 08-30-2012 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by MarkSpacco (Post 921116)
I just purchased a Ruger LCP 9 and notice I am shooting low and to the right. Wondering if anyone can provide some advice.
Could it be as basic as adjusting my trigger fingering or could it be a sight issue?

Try this one

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/diagnosis-handgun-inaccuracy-53591/

Longrange 08-30-2012 10:17 AM

I would clear the weapon and do some dry fire exercises in the mirror. You will see the muzzle moving when you pull the trigger.

Balota 08-30-2012 01:09 PM

Dry fire can help. Also your Ruger is a pretty small gun, so felt recoil can be a lot stronger than with a full size gun. It's natural (but wrong) to increase how hard you are holding the gun as you pull the trigger. Tightening your other fingers at (or just before) the moment of discharge can pull the muzzle down and to one side (in your case the right).

I'm still struggling with that same problem, though I'm usually low and left. It does get better with practice. You can't hardly see yourself doing it since the recoil drives the muzzle back up and covers the pulling down action.

If you are anticipating (as I do) there's a good chance you won't see it during dry fire. You know when you dry fire that you won't be getting any recoil. So, you don't twitch. If you can get a friend at the range to load your magazine with a couple snap caps at random locations, you will see the twitch since there's no recoil to hide it. That helps with diagnosis, but it hasn't helped me with correcting the anticipation (yet).

Keep going, it will get better. By the way, if the Ruger is new, it probably is NOT the sights. Most decent handguns come pretty well adjusted. If you have a laser boresighter you can check it pretty easily.

Wiseman3 08-30-2012 01:24 PM

to correct anticipation slow down your trigger pull go slow and methodical thinking only on the front sight. that causes the point of fire to be a surprise change your timing a little everytime to keep yourself guessing. after a few mags like this you anticipate far less

USMC_Richey 08-30-2012 07:02 PM

Print this out. It's mostly true. :D

Shooting Accuracy Target

MarkSpacco 09-15-2012 07:42 AM

I wanted to extend my thanks to all those who provided advice! I have taken the advise given and put it to good use.

Colby 09-15-2012 07:56 AM

I have that same gun but with a laser attached. Just practicing (dry firing) with the laser on shows how the gun moves around during trigger pull. It can move a lot - and it is due to me.... That laser is a good training tool - shows you what is going on during trigger pull.

Ultimate_sig 09-15-2012 08:14 AM

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I just purchased a Ruger LCP 9 and notice I am shooting low and to the right. Wondering if anyone can provide some advice.
Could it be as basic as adjusting my trigger fingering or could it be a sight issue?

Ill give you the best damn advice anyone can give, if your right handed then ur right hand is just for the trigger hold the main of the wieght in ur left hand. Simple concept but hard to get it down. And just pull the trigger qith yohr right. After each shot pull the slack out so all u have to do is squezze light.
Your shoting down and to the right cause your trying to hold the wieght of the gun and pull the trigger qith the right hand. So when u pull the trigger yoyr pushing it right. I xant explain hand placement to qell but if you watch uspsa you xan ser theyre hand placement. My trainer showed me rhis and i can now do this

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Ultimate_sig 09-15-2012 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Wiseman3
to correct anticipation slow down your trigger pull go slow and methodical thinking only on the front sight. that causes the point of fire to be a surprise change your timing a little everytime to keep yourself guessing. after a few mags like this you anticipate far less

Yea focus on the front sight like you would when u read a book


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