I suggest you put up a blank square or rectangle piece of black card board with nothing on it.
Art paper from the 5 and dime will do. You want black so you will not see where you are shooting.
Put up your target. 30 ft at least. Now aim at what you think is the center of the paper target. Squeeze the trigger, let the gun go off, don't make the gun go off. Do not look to see where the shots are going. Do this for about 10 rounds. Now go to your target and see what kind of pattern you have. If your shots are grouped, you are doing fine. If they are scattered, then most likely its your trigger pull.
The idea is, a lot of people with new guns put up targets and try to force the trigger when they have the bullseye in view because they worry about drifting off target.
This will give you a good foundation of what you are doing.
US Naval Aviation AMSC 20 years ( retired) ASW/Aircrew Wings, P2V plane capt. Tail hooker,
US Naval Academy (DI) Shooting Instructor (Annapolis) NDW shooting team member.
Alway keep your six covered
Last edited by Dearhunter; 05-01-2012 at 03:18 PM.