First shot flinch

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by PeaShooter22, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. PeaShooter22

    PeaShooter22 New Member

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    Whenever I shoot my Da/Sa pistol, I always have a first horrible shot because the trigger pull is heavier. Is there any way to stop this?
     
  2. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    shoot more!
     

  3. RUG3R44

    RUG3R44 New Member

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    Take a deep breath and relax before you shoot and practice shooting d/a over and over again.
     
  4. PeaShooter22

    PeaShooter22 New Member

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    I'm not able to get in the range often, so would dry firing help
     
  5. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    Yes it would. It will build up your trigger finger strength and help you practice control as you squeeze. Dry firing is not usually harmful to the gun except rimfires.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Add the fact that the more your work the action, the more parts will wear and smooth out.
     
  7. 70cuda383

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    dry fire it.

    and when you go to the range, practice what needs practice.

    if you can shoot well in SA mode, but suck in DA mode...then stop shooting SA mode when practicing.

    shoot a round. reset the hammer and shoot another DA round. reset the hammer, shoot another DA round.
     
  8. kirbinster

    kirbinster New Member

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    Pull the trigger very very slowly and let it surprise you when it actually goes off.
     
  9. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    buy a set of those forearm strengthening squeezers, and use them in reps of 10. When you can squeeze them 10 times with little effort, bump it up ti 15, and so forth. For bonus points, tie a rope to a stick on one end, and a 5 pound wieght to the other. slowly raise the weight up to the stick with a rolling motion, then lower it in the same manner. When you can do 10 slow up and downs, get a bigger weight.

    You can also use the squeezers for an isometric work out. Put a coin between the handles, fully extend your arm while gripping the coin, and try to hold it between the grips for 1 minute. Using this method you will build forearm strength, but you won't be stuck with Popeye forearms.:eek:

    Best of luck.
     
  10. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    All good advice! Which gun?
     
  11. KJG67

    KJG67 Active Member

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    Dry firing as mentioned above.

    ALWAYS CHECK THE FIREARM THREE TIMES TO ENSURE IT'S NOT LOADED before dry firing.
    ALWAYS ENSURE THERE IS NO AMMO / MAGAZINES ANYWHERE NEAR where you are dry firing.

    Also pick up a couple of snap caps for when you're dry firing so can avoid the remote possibility of damaging the internals with repeated dry firing.

    Are you laying too much finger over the trigger on the DA shot? Find a stationary 'target' on your wall 20 feet away or so. Find your good pull on SA so that the sights don't move. Keep your finger in that position on the trigger and go DA. Are you generally keeping the sights on target now? You can also try balancing a coin on the front of the barrel to work on steading your pull and grip.
     
  12. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    Dry snap at a set of phone books, a sand bucket or barrel or a bulletproof vest . Reference : Rule #1 of Cooper .
    To stop flinching, you can use the old “ ball and dummy “ drill or the “bump drill “ described on a Bruce Gray video.

    The bump drill involves aiming a loaded gun at the target and repeatedly pressing the trigger just short of firing Eventually, the gun will fire accidentally, and you will experience a true “ surprise break “.

    You can try shooting at a blank piece of paper. That will teach you to concentrate on sight alignment and not to worry as much about slight wobble in the sight picture.

    For lots of instructional video clips : http://www.guntalk.tv/site.php
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  13. Missouribound

    Missouribound Well-Known Member

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    Which pistol do you have?:confused: