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Old 01-03-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default New SA 1911 Mil Spec shoots great

First day at the range today. The gun shoots dead on (no pun intended) off sandbags. I'm shooting the gun at 9:00 o'clock between the 7-10 ring. I need to work on my grip as this is where I shoot all my guns.

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:12 AM   #2
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Sounds like a bit of jerk during trigger pull... The anticipation makes for the low shot but I'm sure you already knew that

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Congrats on a good purchase!

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I do jerk the trigger on occasion, but this is different. More left than down and left. Thanks, only shot 50 rounds but I love the gun.

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Is this your first or only 1911?

I've had the same issue with mine since day one, and never with any other gun (this is my first and only 1911). I have the same model too, SA 1911 Milspec.

I compensate with Kentucky windage. Probably going to drift the rear sight sometime or another.

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First 1911. But I was shooting my xd9sc exactly the same on the same day. Shooting the1911 off sandbags it hit the center of the bullseye. I'm convinced it's me.

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Default Photos of first targets

First target, 7 yards:

Second target, 7 yards:

Beauty shot:

Third target 50 feet:

Fourth target, 50 feet, ran out of ammo.

General rahge shot, targets on stands are at 7 yards, back targets are at 50 feet.

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If you are hitting dead center when it is rested, then you need to adjust your grip, and an mount of trigger finger inside the trigger guard. Don't over grip, or squeeze too tight, and don't leave it too loose. Then work on getting the same grip every time until it becomes natural. You can work on this and check it by just gripping the gun aiming at a target, then lowering the gun and bringing it back up with you eyes closed. Open your eyes and see if you are still in target. If the whole gun is off just a bit, adjust your grip. If you are way off adjust your feet until you are pointing at the target, when you bring the gun back up.

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If you are hitting dead center when it is rested, then you need to adjust your grip, and an mount of trigger finger inside the trigger guard. Don't over grip, or squeeze too tight, and don't leave it too loose. Then work on getting the same grip every time until it becomes natural. You can work on this and check it by just gripping the gun aiming at a target, then lowering the gun and bringing it back up with you eyes closed. Open your eyes and see if you are still in target. If the whole gun is off just a bit, adjust your grip. If you are way off adjust your feet until you are pointing at the target, when you bring the gun back up.
Thanks, I'll keep posting hopefully results will be better.
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Default Thanks for all the help!

I'm a right handed shooter. My thoughts are that it could be:
1. flinching: Usually my flinch shots go low and left.
2. Not enough trigger finger engagement pushing the gun left.
3. Too much grip tension with my right hand fingers pushing the gun left.

Most of the shots were with a two handed grip.
Strong hand: thumb loose, & over weak hand thumb, fingers tight
Weak hand: thumb on the take down lever, fingers wrapped around strong hand fingers.
Trigger finger: centered on the end between the end and last knuckle.

I tried dry firing today with more trigger finger engagement, up to the last knuckle, and less strong hand finger grip, which pushes the weak hand away from the gun a bit. Also a bit more lateral pressure on the gun with my weak hand thumb. The front sight looked solid, but not sure how it will translate to live fire.

I will say that typically I shoot left of aim and have had a hard time breaking myself of that. I have an XD9SC that has had the rear sight drift adjusted all over the place trying to correct the problem, but it doesn't seem to work, so now that I'm doing the same thing with this gun, I have met my enemy and it is me.

Keep the ideas coming, I will keep shooting and posting targets. My next time at the range will be next weekend.

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