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Old 12-02-2013, 12:01 AM   #11
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Dunno man. Prolly just practice some more. Every trigger is slightly different. Some are more broken in than others. Your Taurus might have a slightly longer trigger pull than the Smith. Could be anything. Just practice with it!
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Yeah I plan to practice with it as much as possible. Probably won't get much more practice in until Spring through.
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Get some snap caps and practice dry firing. A laser really helps here but you need to get smooth. There should be no bounce when the hammer drops. I practice dry firing frequently and snap caps will protect the guns mechanism.
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yeah I plan on getting some snap caps, I just don't get how i can vary between two revolvers so much, although I didn't get to fire my other revolver yesterday, I'm fairly proficient with it, yet on this one here I done pure awful.
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Maybe the sights are off. Are they adjustable?

Also your revolvers are different calibers. Remember different barrel lengths do better with heavier or lighter grain bullets. Try a different weight of bullets next time if you can.
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no the sights are not adjustable. The ammo I used was what the pevious owner gave me, I plan to try different ammo the next time I get to the range, so see if that makes a different. I know the two revolvers are different calibers but I mean I've shot a variety of guns before and never had a problem like this, not real sure what the deal is. Ammo could be the problem, I dunno.
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Grip shapes, angles, trigger shape, travel and pull weight can vary enough to make a second revolver shoot differently for you compared to another. Short sight radius on a snubby doesn't help with precision either.
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Who knows. Its hard to say for sure over the internet. So I say:

- try various bullet weights. Preferably in the same range session. If they're all unsatisfactory, its not the ammo.
- Shoot the other revolver in the sane range session. If you're shooting both unsatisfactoryly, you're just having a bad day. If one is better than the other:
- practice the fundamentals with the troublesome gun via snap caps. A lot. Don't just pull the trigger a lot. Really focus on every fundamental 100%, every trigger pull. When you feel confident with the gun after a lot or dry firing, go back to the range again with both guns.
- If there's still problems, see if you can shoot from a rest. If the gun doesn't shoot pretty close to point of aim, send it in for warranty work.

Hope this helps. Thats what I would do in your situation.

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Thanks guys. Chances are I won't be getting much range time in until Spring, however I will surely try both guns on the same trip as well as several differrent ammo of .38 to see what happens. Not much I can do for now though other then maybe get some snap caps and practice firing at home, since I won't have the cash to buy more ammo or and it will be too cold for range trips. It already is too cold for range trips, other than an occasional decent day.
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Who knows. Its hard to say for sure over the internet. So I say: - try various bullet weights. Preferably in the same range session. If they're all unsatisfactory, its not the ammo. - Shoot the other revolver in the sane range session. If you're shooting both unsatisfactoryly, you're just having a bad day. If one is better than the other: - practice the fundamentals with the troublesome gun via snap caps. A lot. Don't just pull the trigger a lot. Really focus on every fundamental 100%, every trigger pull. When you feel confident with the gun after a lot or dry firing, go back to the range again with both guns. - If there's still problems, see if you can shoot from a rest. If the gun doesn't shoot pretty close to point of aim, send it in for warranty work. Hope this helps. Thats what I would do in your situation. Good luck.
Biker, to add to what JW just laid on you: bring the target closer, and try again with 20 rds. Or less. I regularly shoot CQ guns at 4, & 7 yards(12 & 21ft.) as well as out to 10(30ft). If this is a 2" or shorter, 7 yards might be a better start. If the sight is not hi vis, try replacing it with one. As good a shot as my better half is, when we made that change there was an improvement, esp. At greater distance. Also, lots of folks do better targets when shooting a heavier bullet or Wadcutters/Semi wadcutters for practice. With the cost of SD ammo, I shoot very little of it for practice, except for the testing we were doing. I'd also like to know how this works out as my wife is down to a Charter Arms, a Cobra, or the 85 for her next purse gun.
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