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Old 03-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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Dry firing as mentioned above.

ALWAYS CHECK THE FIREARM THREE TIMES TO ENSURE IT'S NOT LOADED before dry firing.
ALWAYS ENSURE THERE IS NO AMMO / MAGAZINES ANYWHERE NEAR where you are dry firing.

Also pick up a couple of snap caps for when you're dry firing so can avoid the remote possibility of damaging the internals with repeated dry firing.

Are you laying too much finger over the trigger on the DA shot? Find a stationary 'target' on your wall 20 feet away or so. Find your good pull on SA so that the sights don't move. Keep your finger in that position on the trigger and go DA. Are you generally keeping the sights on target now? You can also try balancing a coin on the front of the barrel to work on steading your pull and grip.
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Dry snap at a set of phone books, a sand bucket or barrel or a bulletproof vest . Reference : Rule #1 of Cooper .
To stop flinching, you can use the old “ ball and dummy “ drill or the “bump drill “ described on a Bruce Gray video.

The bump drill involves aiming a loaded gun at the target and repeatedly pressing the trigger just short of firing Eventually, the gun will fire accidentally, and you will experience a true “ surprise break “.

You can try shooting at a blank piece of paper. That will teach you to concentrate on sight alignment and not to worry as much about slight wobble in the sight picture.

For lots of instructional video clips : http://www.guntalk.tv/site.php

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Whenever I shoot my Da/Sa pistol, I always have a first horrible shot because the trigger pull is heavier. Is there any way to stop this?
Which pistol do you have?
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