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Old 04-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Tips on improving second tap accuracy?

I noticed that my second shot in a double tap is drifting low and left by about 3" - 4" at 7yds, worse as the interval between shots gets smaller. My goal for the next months is to improve that. I know practice and practice and practice is the major part of this process, but was interested in any tips you all might have.

I have been looking for a heavier gun per some suggestions, but outside of equipment, what other techniques have you used to improve the second shot?



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Old 04-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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My thinking is that your left hand (assuming you are right handed) is exerting more/stronger pull than it should.



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Second shot accuracy is determined by how you control the recoil of the first shot. An improper grip will allow the gun to recoil along the path of least resistance, typically up and in...flex your wrist and see what the more natural direction is.

To control the recoil's muzzle flip you should adjust your grip so that the recoil force comes straight back and that the gun's weight will drop it straight down with the sights coming back on target.

And yes, practice practice practice.

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Thank you for the tips. Here's one of today's targets. Glock 17 at 7 yards. I keep on dropping the second shot and it's pretty obvious from this image..

And here's a second group where I shot even faster. Embarassingly imprecise, even missed the target completely on one shot... The ones in the 9 circle are the first half.. The second tap drifts left and low..



As bad as these are, I hope just copious amounts of range time will improve things..
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This next is left handed rapid fire with a Walther P22. There are a couple 9mm hits on the target on the bottom left.

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Not all that bad...they are all on target and would effectively end a threat...nobody says that the edges of a double tap have to overlap. Some would argue that the damage caused to multiple areas of the body may induce zero BP quicker than two closely placed shots.

How to shoot a double tap

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As stated, it's more than likely your grip, follow through and maybe a little to much speed. A controlled pair should be fast, but to fast and you are sacrificing accuracy for speed. The hand and wrist that holds the weapon should remain ridged and firm, allowing the weapon to pretty much come back on target after the shot.

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I have seen that when people release the completely between shots, they have trouble with the "double tap".

With practice, release the trigger just enough for the action to reset, then pull the trigger again. Go slowly at first. With time, you will be "setting" the trigger on the recoil of the first shot.
Trying to "slap" the trigger for the second shot is something to avoid.

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Cheat! Use duplex loads. I have some 357's that are loaded with 2-36 caliber (000) balls. They hit about an inch apart at 7 yards. The 410 buckshot load is 3 000 balls.

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Durn, headed out to try these tips and found out that the range was closed today :/

I think you gentlemen are spot on and the problem may be my grip and trigger method.



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