not impressed with my glock

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by pontiac163, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. pontiac163

    pontiac163 New Member

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    Well its the first pistol I've owned its a g21 SF and I don't know if I just need to get used to it... But its not accurate at all. Alot of people say the 21 is really accurate but I couldn't hit a good size box that was about 25 feet in front of me. Id adjust my aim and the bullet would go a completely fifteenth way.
     
  2. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I'm not saying this to be mean...but your problem may lie in the very first sentence of your post...that's just my opinion.
     

  3. RogerH

    RogerH New Member

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    ditto have some one that knows what thier doing try it out. i have a g 21 and it shoots very well. again not being mean but is it the first gun youve shot
     
  4. pontiac163

    pontiac163 New Member

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    I get what you guys mean. Its the first pistol I've ever shot. I'm a rifle Guy. never really was interested in pistols till I got this one but I guess I just need to practice more
     
  5. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    get some dry caps(fake bullets you can use to practice with) and practice all the fundementals, sight picture, sight alignment, grip, good stance, trigger control... after some practice go to the range and try to do the same thing with live ammo.. always aim at the same place.. this will tell you if your sights are off. or if its shooter error. good luck
     
  6. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    I have used this a lot. It has really helped me improve my accuracy.

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  7. pontiac163

    pontiac163 New Member

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    Where can I get dry caps? Do they shot anything?
     
  8. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    You should be able to find them at any gun shop.
     
  9. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Look up "snap caps". I use A-Zoom

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  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Usually a gun is way more accurate than the shooter. Because a pistol is so much shorter than a rifle, it might be harder to get accuracy from the sights. It's just going to take a lot of practice............and that's part of the fun!!
     
  11. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You can pick them up at any gun shop. One suggestion for you, When I got my first Glock, it took me a while to get use to the trigger. The caps and dry firing is a great idea. The G-21 is a great weapon. Practice is everything.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    No they do not shoot, they are for loading drills, malfunction drills,and you can load a few in with some live rounds to see how bad you are anticipating recoil
     
  13. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    no, they are not even blanks. they dont shoot or make the slide move. they simply make it safe for you to do tons of dry fires
     
  14. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Dont be hard on yourself and dont ever give up.you cant expect to buy your first handgun and be a crack shot right away. You picked a large caliber to start off with,its gonna take practice.
     
  15. pontiac163

    pontiac163 New Member

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    Thanks guys I was thinking about selling it but now ill stick with it and try to get better
     
  16. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    Like everyone else has said, give it some time, you'll get better.

    In your situation, I would do a lot of dry fire practice. You can do it without snap-caps, dry firing won't hurt centerfire pistols.

    Another thing I would do, is move the target MUCH closer. I would start out at about 3 yards. It may sound silly, but it will help you quite a bit. I've been shooting for about 3 years now, and like to think of myself as a decent shot, and still I very rarely shoot pistols at anything farther than 7 yards.

    Make sure when you're shooting to slow down. Maybe write it out on a piece of paper and set it on the bench in front of you to make yourself think about it. Going too fast is a problem I've seen with a lot of new shooters, and when they take a few seconds to breath in between shots, they typically do much better.

    -Fred
     
  17. RogerH

    RogerH New Member

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    Oh and dont for get to breath relax and have fun i shoot a rifle better than my hand guns too . wanting to get a laser sight .
     
  18. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    How many rounds have you ran through your 21? When I first got my 23 I kind of had the same feeling. But the more I shot it the more comfortable I got with it. And now, I CAN hit the broad side of a barn!!!! j/k Keep working with it. Good luck and safe shooting.
     
  19. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Stick with it, practice is half the fun of it. You will improve every time you go to the range. Pay attention to sight picture, trigger control, and grip. Do not be bashful at the range, ask for help. Most shooters would be more than happy to give you tips and pointers. Keep us informed of your progress.
     
  20. RogerH

    RogerH New Member

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    yes handgun ppl are the best take a deffencive pistol class . they are great and you dont focus on a dot on the target . learn all you can about your gun. the glock is the easiest to mantain . doesnt mind if you dont clean it every time . for the most part a wipe down and clean the barrel is fine. dont over oil it eather. my glock 21 was my first semiauto i love it . got my wife a g19 for christmas its a 9mm shot it today had a ball