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Old 02-23-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Why am I more accurate at 15yds than 7?

I've never really been a technical shooter ( I could use a lot of schooling) but for some reason I consistently have tighter groupings at 15yds than at 7. Both 2 hand, strong supported with fixed stock sights on my Glock 19. Anya dvice or logic for this?

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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You think maybe you could be a little farsighted?

Possibly you are not getting the same sight aim picture of the target at these two distances?

LOL..Maybe it's due to the handgun just being a Glock?

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maybe it means you're far-sighted. (your eyes, not the gun )

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You think maybe you could be a little farsighted?
dang it, you beat me to it.
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Perhaps you are a better "Full Picture" person. Or have a condition with your eyes were the sights are clearer when you are focusing beyond the front sight??

The same way people can't drive in a straight line if they watch the hood ornament?

Can't say for sure brother unless I could see you shoot and see what your groups look like and how they got that way.

Have you considered finding an approved instructor?

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Is it maybe possible that since you're closer to the target and can see the bullets striking the paper, you are looking for where you are grouping instead of concentrating on form/sight picture and not following through on your shots?
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Is it maybe possible that since you're closer to the target and can see the bullets striking the paper, you are looking for where you are grouping instead of concentrating on form/sight picture and not following through on your shots?
Just a thought
Probably this, I am 20/20 eyesight. I'm thinking it's because I can't see the rings,numbers etc at the farther distance and I really just trust the sights. At closer distances I have to admit I'm watching the paper, I just don't know how to not lol...I had to qualify with my g19 today and the guy was cracking up cuz i was 5" at 15yds but had a few strays at 7...
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I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the concept of "More Accurate". If you find out what causes it, I'll buy it!

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I am 20/20 eyesight.
We have something in common. I am 20/20 hindsight.
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I've seen people shoot more poorly either when they are at shorter distance or shooting at larger targets. They are either distracted by what they can see happening to the target, or they are less concerned about hitting it because it's so easy. I've watched a friend of mine tighten groups by over an inch when he started shooting at a smaller target — same distance, same gun, same ammo — but he had to concentrate on what he was doing.

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