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Old 05-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #21
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Reason i dont like glocks they mess with my shooting as well. Idk if its the way the grip is or what, they just dont work for me.


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Many right handed people shoot a Glock low left. Correct your grip. Less finger on the trigger.

Lefties tend to shot low right.

The reason your left handed shooting was spot on was you concentrate more on proper technique when shooting off handed. I shoot more accurately with my left (off) hand than my right. I am decidedly slower, but more accurate

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I believe that I have the problem solved. I was able to replicate my left hand grip on my right side. I was WAY overgripping the handgun and causing it to torque left while firing. I shot it this afternoon using the new technique and all was well. Thanks everyone who replied!


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Great. Glad you got it sorted out.


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I'm a lefty shooter and writer. But my dominate hand is my right. I do everything right hand but shoot and write. U need to figure out which is you dominate eye also. Being a left hand shoot is great for me. I wouldn't have it any other way


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Just an update several months later: I have corrected my grip issue, and love the 19 so much that I just traded for a new 26 for full time concealed carry. I love it too! Thanks to all who left suggestions.

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The main problem with glocks shooting left is your trigger pull, try pivoting your finger at your second joint when pulling your trigger, so your finger forms a L when pulling the trigger, this will fix your gun shooting left instantly when done correct. I had my wife dumping rounds on bulls eye at 5 yards even though she is not strong enough to allow the gun to cycle she is deadly in single shot mode. If you squeeze the trigger like most pistols it will shoot left 100% of the time which you can compensate for but it is annoying.

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@deathkricket- The problem was an overgripping issue and has been remedied! I now not only shoot both of my Glocks well, but shoot my other handguns more accurately as well.

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Many right handed people shoot a Glock low left. Correct your grip. Less finger on the trigger.

Lefties tend to shot low right.

The reason your left handed shooting was spot on was you concentrate more on proper technique when shooting off handed. I shoot more accurately with my left (off) hand than my right. I am decidedly slower, but more accurate
Someone who said what I wanted to say ...but opposite actually. If your shots PULL right, it means your trigger finger is too far extended(too close to the crease). If they are LEFT, you are too close to the tip.

I know for a fact, my Glock 19, I am ALMOST to the crease and she is dead on. Hit the crease and she pulls right.

On my CZ, she likes it just past middle of the first digit toward the tip - so if you bisect that first digit - There is middle, tip and crease. CZ likes a tad past middle toward tip. Glock likes toward the crease.

Try this and watch the change...and thus chart helps

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