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Old 08-22-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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Spare the elephants, shoot bears!



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Old 08-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Being in the Army for four years does not ensure his ability to shoot a sidearm well. I've shotqual courses with Marines who can smoke targets at 600 and 800 yds with rifles who are lucky to hit targets at 15 yards with a handgun.

Sidearms are secondary in a lot of the military as far a training and qualification focus.



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Old 08-23-2012, 12:13 AM   #13
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Handguns make rifle shooting look easy.

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There are a few really good shooting technique videos on YouTube. I would start with that. Habits you develop for one handgun isn't necessarily good for another. Spend a little time with it and learn how it likes to be treated and accuracy will come after a while.

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Stance, grip, front sight, rear sight, breath control, trigger control, follow through.

After this, adjust the sights if they need it................

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I fixed the problem finally. Turns out that the front sight moves on some earlier models after a few hundred shots. I just had to tap it back in place and put some lock tight in the grooves.

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to be fair I once got a loan on my M&P from a pawnshop, and when I got it back the rear sight was way off to the left, totally ruining my aim until I sighted it back in.

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I fixed the problem finally. Turns out that the front sight moves on some earlier models after a few hundred shots. I just had to tap it back in place and put some lock tight in the grooves.
Same here. Factory sights did it. Tap tap. They drifted left again.

Got gunsmith installed night sights; drifted to left. Same thing.

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Being in the Army for four years does not ensure his ability to shoot a sidearm well. I've shotqual courses with Marines who can smoke targets at 600 and 800 yds with rifles who are lucky to hit targets at 15 yards with a handgun.

Sidearms are secondary in a lot of the military as far a training and qualification focus.
During the time I qualified with a pistol one had to demonstrate they could clean a 1911. We got eight shots of training and 16 shots to qualify. If you could empty the pistol out and change the magazine you qualified. The oral test and disassembly drill were more important than your shooting. Really for my MOS a pistol was more likely to be used as a hammer than a combat weapon.


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