Originally Posted by darkendlight88
the target above is the mirrored one. it says left handed in the center
Damn. My bad bro. I have seen this thread so many times I already assumed that you had the standard Right hand target. I'm a Muppet.
Okay, are you shooting with the pad of your finger on the trigger, or are you shooting with the joint of the first finger on the trigger? Because that can make a difference for a lot of folks.
The only two Ruger Semi Auto pistols I have ever fired had horrible stock triggers. Since this is a new gun, I am assuming it's stock and it's possible that the long trigger pull could be giving you more time than you really need, which could result in the "Jerking" of the trigger.
This being your first firearm - I think you shot pretty damn well, to be honest. You didn't know the weapon, you didn't know the ammo, you haven't got a ton of range time under your belt, and you only put 150 rounds through a brand new piece. That target would be a dead bad guy all day long, so concentrate on the positives.
I would recommend some dry fire practice. A lot of it. And some of it with your eyes closed or a sleeping mask on, so you can see, in your mind, what the trigger is doing and when it's going to break ( fire ). Once you get a conditioned memory response down to the trigger, I think that you will have better luck with live rounds.
Schedule some dry fire, really pay attention to how fire you have to pull the trigger, then give some live rounds a try. I bet you improve with familiarity.
Good shooting though. The potentional is definitely there...