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Old 03-17-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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So I've just recently bought a Glock Model 22 pistol from a sporting goods store a couple towns away. I've taken it to shoot probably three times and the only problem I've had is i can hit crap with it. For example, I was shooting at a water bottle with it today and didn't even skim it, I was then handed a 1911 and hit the bottle with the first shot. The gun was brand new in the box, and there are no returns on firearms at the store. I read that there have been some pistols coming out the factory with faulty sights. If this is the problem, can I just send it in to glock or what?

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Old 03-17-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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My $0.02 worth...

Try shooting a large piece of cardboard to see where you're hitting. If you're consistently grouping, then the sites may be off or you may need to adjust the sight alignment you're using. If you're not consistently it would be operator error unless the sights were moving around on you.

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I seriously doubt it's the sights. The grip angle on Glocks differs from just about any other handgun so it's normal for for folks practiced on other platforms to have to concentrate as the natural POA is different.

Simple to check, have someone else shoot it and see if they have the same results...

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Nobody who I've let shoot it has been very accurate with it. I've tried a couple different ways of aiming as well. I like the cardboard idea. HOpefully it's something I can deal with myself as opposed to spending money and waiting long periods of time to get my gun back.

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I seriously doubt it's the sights. The grip angle on Glocks differs from just about any other handgun so it's normal for for folks practiced on other platforms to have to concentrate as the natural POA is different.

Simple to check, have someone else shoot it and see if they have the same results...
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Is this your first Glock? I know the first time I ever shot one (a friend of mine's G23) I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. Just like NGIB said, the grip angle is different than most other guns and takes some getting used to.
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Yup, it's my first. If it isn't the sights, and in fact something to do with the grip angle, what can I do to increase my accuracy and get the hang of it? Like I said I've shot it quite a few times, let friends shoot it, and nobody has been hitting center, most of the time no where near it.

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When you first started shooting pistols did you see the same accuracy? You have to completely breakdown the fundamentals of shooting a pistol again and start over. I guaruntee that if you stop trying to apply what you learned on other pistols to the glock, and instead just start all over again with the glock you will start to see improvements. You will just need a ton of ammo and long range days. I always start one bullet at a time. Before I fire the first round take a look at your grip and hand placement, you natural sight picture, and sight alignment, then fire that round. See where it goes and then experiment to try and correct that shot, and continue to do this until you can develop a consistency that you are happy with.

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Glocks????? If the grip angle is so bad that you can't shoot the weapon like a normal one, why own it? Sell it and buy a 1911 at least you can hit what you shoot at with it.

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I have a friend that shoots in competition with a Glock and 1911. When he competes during 1911 series shoots the 1911 and never touches the Glock and visa/versa for the Glock series because it it takes him time to readjust his grip angle. 6 months he shoots the Glock, 6 months the 1911.

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GOod point sir. Like you said take it one round at a time. I think I need to just take my time. If i get time to go to shooting here in the next couple days, I plan on trying that cardboard trick someone had previously mentioned, and just trying to make the gun work for me. Thanks for all the advice!

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