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Old 02-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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I have been pulling my shots to the left what can I do to correct the problem



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Old 02-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Try changing the position of your finger on the trigger that might help



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Old 02-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Right or left handed shooter?

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Don't worry about where your shots are hitting on the target until you can get consistent groupings. Once you get consistent groupings, then adjust sights to bring the groupings to the desired point of impact.

There's too many holes in that target to really see if you are grouping. Try shooting five shots into each target, then change targets. This will make it easier to see if there are groups. The target shown has both grouping problems and wild shots, suggesting multiple problems (all of which can be corrected).

If you are not grouping and have flying shots, have somebody watch you shoot, or better, have someone take a video of you shooting. Watching the video should help identify the problem.

Typical problems:

1. Anticipation of recoil. This is common for someone new to a more powerful caliber or simply shooting more gun than the should. When one anticipates recoil, trigger control and breathing go haywire and shots get pulled.

2. Breathing problems. Deep breath. Align sights with target. Let out half breath. Hold breath, confirm target, squeeze trigger.

3. Sticky trigger or excessively high trigger pull. Clean the gun and check trigger pull.

4. Too much finger on trigger. The tip of the finger pad should be used to squeeze the trigger, not the first finger joint.

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Agree with all that has been said but if you are shooting the the left and are right handed may be not enuf finger on the trigger. This will cause you to push the pistol to the left when pulling the trigger. Also sand bag it that way you can see what the pistol is doing.

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Look at this.



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This just started check out my last range trip



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That target looks better, but still pretty scattered. You should try several 5 shot groups (each on a different target) and then compare the results to the Target Analysis diagram posted a few posts above.

Some things to think about:

Did you change ammunition?

Did the gun go back together correctly after the last range trip and cleaning?

This is not a sight issue, so don't worry about them for now.

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Even that target shows a definite liberalism (to the left ) I have the same issue with my new gun. It has a bit of take up in the trigger, and an approximate 5lb pull. I was able to correct most of my liberal groupings by wrapping more of my finger around the trigger.



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