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12fretter 04-14-2011 03:12 AM

Went to the range today
 
I am a new shooter, so "marksman" is not in my vocabulary. I thought my .45ACP might need a sight adjustment today at the range, I think I am anticipating the recoil, so my shots are missing low left. It seemed the more I shot the better I got. Does that make sense?

fireguy 04-14-2011 03:21 AM

If you are new to shooting it isn't unusual to anticipate the recoil/shot and throw off your aim. It makes good sense that the more you shoot with the 1911 the more comfortable you will be with it.

There was a post a while back that had targets with the likely input problem by the shooter, it might help you out.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/shooting-left-38933/

7point62 04-14-2011 12:27 PM

At some point there's this karma you reach with the 1911 when you learn to rock with it and accept the recoil as part of your natural kinetic flow. :cool:

12fretter 04-14-2011 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 7point62 (Post 486187)
At some point there's this karma you reach with the 1911 when you learn to rock with it and accept the recoil as part of your natural kinetic flow. :cool:

That's so Zen!

NGIB 04-14-2011 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12fretter (Post 486197)
That's so Zen!

And very, very true. Don't fight it and it will put the rounds where you want them to go...

12fretter 04-14-2011 01:18 PM

Yeah, I think you're right. I do remember certain shots where I made it a point to not let the recoil bother me, and those shots were the best of any. But it was a conscious action. I just need to practice until it's unconscious.

12fretter 04-16-2011 09:45 PM

Just saw this video talking about me!

YouTube - TheNSSF's Channel

therewolf 04-16-2011 10:19 PM

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

It's the same with shooting accuracy...

45ACP is a large, but comfortable round for me.


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