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Old 05-08-2014, 03:45 AM   #11
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If GLOCK = Perfection... They why do they require a "special" grip and "extra" instruction?
That is not a special grip or instruction. That is the proper way to grip any handgun unless you are shooting with one hand. If you have a poor grip a Glock will force you to correct it.

The reason you want a 70/30 grip is your strong hand doesn't have to do much but squeeze the trigger. If your strong hand is holding to much of the gun you will push the muzzle over when you squeeze the trigger.

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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.
and how are you judging or determining 70% with one hand and 30% with the other?
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I think the perfect solution to this problem is to sell the Glock and get an M&P.
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and how are you judging or determining 70% with one hand and 30% with the other?
If you grip the pistol with your off hand with about the same force that you would hold a hammer you will have a 70/30 grip.

Here is an article by a pair of grand master shooters. They advocate a 60/40 grip. But their techniques are the same. The off hand is doing most of the work holding the gun. If you read an article by other master shooters they will advocate 70/30. It is not an exact science.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2007/05/08/the-combat-grip/
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Wow. I see no issue at all being able to shoot well weak-hand. I would start practicing that with all of my other guns too. Seriously. If the other guns make you shoot a little off to one side then perhaps you learn something?

Might as well make lemonade.
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I will experiment with the grip pressure this evening.

I agree that it's beneficial to practice with your non-dominant hand, but I'd really like to get it fixed right handed as well. I know that if a home invader is charging up the stairs at night, I'm going to be grabbing the gun with my right hand!


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That would be point shooting, a different drill. At a SD distance you won't miss.
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That would be point shooting, a different drill. At a SD distance you won't miss.
I agree. For home defense you take the longest distance a shot could possibly be taken inside your home and practice at that distance. If you can make a 3 or 4 inch group then you should be fine. If you can do it with your weak hand so much the better.
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I came across this video made by a professional shooting instructor. He teaches the isosceles stance. (something I need to work on) He also shows how to grip the glock so it shoots straight. His client was not shooting left...He was shooting all over the target.

http://youtu.be/rPo_6O4eUAo
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Someone help! I love the gun but not how I shoot it....right handed at least!
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Back in the early 70's, when we first started shooting Combat Pistol, we shot mostly standard exercises. They were all par-time so that we would develop a time sense and be able to do amazing shooting feats in very short amounts of time. Since the score was all points, accuracy was paramount in the time we were given to shoot. Of course, our courses of fire included free-style, strong-hand and weak-hand strings of fire (back then they were 2-handed, right-handed & left-handed). What we learned has bearing on your confusion about your gun shooting to the left free-style. When shooting free-style, with both hands, we would hit the center of the target fine, but when shooting right-handed we would aim slightly right since the gun recoils away from the strongest point of contact with the hand so it would hit a bit left. Similarly, when shooting left-handed, we would aim a bit left and the bullets would print right in the center. I'm convinced your gun is, indeed, shooting to the left and when you shoot it left-handed it prints right on. If the gun shot to point of aim, when you would shoot it at the center of the target, I would expect it to shoot a bit to the right. I know it may sound confusing, but that's exactly what we experienced all the time, and we were shooting 1911 .45 ACP's.
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