Give me some feedback on these shots

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ScottA, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Take a look at the following silohuette from earlier today. It was shot with my Ruger SP101 at 10 yards.


    I seem to have cured my pulling on the DA trigger (thankfully), but there's another issue. My shots at the X hit above in the outer orange ring. My shots at the 9 grouped around 8. My shots at 8 grouped at 7. And so on. Even when dropping the front sight low in the rear notch, I'm shooting 2 to 3 inches high. What do you think I'm doing, and what can I do to correct it?

    Then there is my Springfield XDm .40. I love this gun. It makes me look like a far better shooter than I am. Shot at 20 yards.
     

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  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Umm..Don't see anything:confused:
    As for shooting high unless you are shooting from a rest you will have a little trouble knowing just where it shoots.
     

  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Bit of a problem getting the pictures uploaded. :eek:
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    heh..happens man. Your target looks pretty good. I'd say that paper bad guy got killt till he was dead.
     
  5. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Those targets look pretty darn good to me.........great shooting.

    I'm not an expert by any means, but my friend was having the same problem, and he was always shooting high.

    he changed grips to some that fit his hand a little better and the problem stopped.

    We think it was because with the old grips the recoil would kick the gun up and he didnt have enough to hang on to to keep the gun level.

    Thats just my .02. :)
     
  6. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    The above is great advise, switch to Hogues or a custom wood with finger-grooves, the difference is amazing.

    You still are definitely developing your DA pull. That skill takes a very long time to perfect. Just load up some snap caps and work on it daily. I do at least 200-300 pulls per night probably 5 nights a week, using both hands. It'll also help to loosen up that trigger.

    Looks like you're on the right path though. :)

    Nice targets with that XDM, very nice.
     
  7. Dillinger

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    I'd say the only problem is you are not shooting with the XD enough. :D

    The targets look great. I think with the revolver, you might have a grip issue, but I would be more concerned with the range ( 10 yards ) and where the pistol groups with the sights you have on her.

    If it doesn't group point of aim out of a rest at that range, it could be that you have sights there were designed for further than 10 yards. The sights might be too thick and squat, covering too much of the target, forcing your barrel up higher than you would think.

    If you don't have a ranson rest, and few do, the next best thing would be to try some serious sandbag action, lock the weapon in place without the sight picture and see where it is grouping at that distance.

    It could be you, but it could also just be that you don't have the right sights for the distance you are shooting it. Obviously with the XD, you have proven you can shoot it very well, so it could be two very minor things adding together to force your shots high.

    Or it could be a conspiracy. :cool:

    JD
     
  8. Shihan

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    That XD does some nice shooting at 20yds(60ft) very nice grouping for that distance. As For the SP101 Looks like Dead BG to me, are you heeling it?
     
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  9. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Heeling it? Hmmm? I'll have to check that next time. The recoil on the SP101 is more noticeable to me than my auto. That's a possibility.
     
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  10. diggsbakes

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  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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  12. diggsbakes

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    It's a good fun book. Short too. :) Just have your SP101, XDM and some snap caps handy while reading. ;)
     
  13. Gojubrian

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    Nice shooting with the XDm and on target with the ruger. I wouls expect the same thing and be pretty happy wih that target. Are you shooting off hand or from a rest?
     
  14. utf59

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    The first two things I would try with the Ruger:

    1. Dry fire it and see if your sights "snap" up when the trigger breaks. If so, you are still having an issue with the DA trigger pull and/or the way the gun fits in your hand and/or the way you are gripping the gun (revolvers should be gripped even higher than autos).

    Dry fire is free and you don't have to wait till the next time you're at the range.

    2. Let someone else shoot the gun, preferably someone you know who is proficient with a revolver. If you have the opportunity, let several people shoot it. If everybody who shoots that gun shoots high, it's most likely the gun.


    BTW, does it shoot to point of aim if you shoot it single action?
     
  15. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    All good points. I will definitely check this out.