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Old 05-08-2014, 12:44 AM   #1
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Someone help! I love the gun but not how I shoot it....right handed at least!


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Old 05-08-2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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looks like your l/handed is your dominate and its hard to change that. good shooting

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It causes stress and electrical failures to run from who you are. Life in a closet, keeping your guard 24 hours a day... Come clean. You ARE a left handed shooter! See! Wasn't that easy! We are still going to love you!

I think when you shoot right handed, you might be twisting the gun slightly as you pull the trigger. It does not happen with your left hand, because your grip is slightly different, perhaps not as tense, or in some other way.

Try to relax your dominant wrist slightly, and be sure you pull with your trigger finger only, without squeezing the grip harder. Our fingers naturally tend to flex in unison, an instinsctive grabbing motion.

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I'm right handed! Write, throw, bat, shoot, etc! I really don't want to change 27 years into it to shoot one particular handgun! I'll try the grip strength suggestion next time out. I shot nearly 250 rounds of frustration this evening!


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I'm right handed! Write, throw, bat, shoot, etc! I really don't want to change 27 years into it to shoot one particular handgun! I'll try the grip strength suggestion next time out. I shot nearly 250 rounds of frustration this evening!


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The first part was a pun, thus the You are right handed, all you have to do is eliminate the unnecessary motion, "calm down" your stronger hand.
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GLOCKS do that... It's "inherent" you'll get used to it.

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You have to use a proper grip with a Glock. You should be holding 70% of the weight of the gun with your off hand and 30% of the weight of the gun with your strong hand. A proper grip is even more important with a Glock due to their low center of gravity and heavy slide.

Another issue people have with Glocks is the sights. The rear sight has a narrow slot so you can't have an even amount of daylight on each side of the front sight.

Maybe a chat with a qualified shooting instructor will help you determine if you need to modify your grip or get a set of sights that suit your shooting style.

I don't like sights that I have to cover the target. I replaced the front sight on my Glock with a smaller sight. You can find front night sights on eBay for $35 plus $11 for a Glock front sight driver.

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If GLOCK = Perfection... They why do they require a "special" grip and "extra" instruction?

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You have to use a proper grip with a Glock. You should be holding 70% of the weight of the gun with your off hand and 30% of the weight of the gun with your strong hand. A proper grip is even more important with a Glock due to their low center of gravity and heavy slide.

Another issue people have with Glocks is the sights. The rear sight has a narrow slot so you can't have an even amount of daylight on each side of the front sight.

Maybe a chat with a qualified shooting instructor will help you determine if you need to modify your grip or get a set of sights that suit your shooting style.

I don't like sights that I have to cover the target. I replaced the front sight on my Glock with a smaller sight. You can find front night sights on eBay for $35 plus $11 for a Glock front sight driver.
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GLOCKS do that... It's "inherent" you'll get used to it.

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Yep... Glocks tend to "Roll" in the hand. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the grip angle.
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I've been frustrated with some of my G's for shooting left and I have tried lots of things to try to correct it. What I've found that works 100% of the time is to get rid of it and get another one. If you find one that shoots to the sights, keep it. I've done this now for years and it works great. I had a Gen 2 G22 & a Gen 3 G27 that shot like champs - exactly to the sights. I made the mistake of letting them go with I got rid of all my .40's. I got a G17 & a G26 to replace them and they both shot left. The G17 was within sight drifting correction but the G26, even after being sent back to Glock was beyond adjustment, so it went down the road. My G36 shot to the sights - when it would shoot at all so I traded it for my G30. The G30 shoots exactly to the sights...no adjustment needed. The list goes on...so my own personal rule is to keep them from now on if they shoot to the sights, shed them if they are beyond acceptable windage adjustment.

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