Went to the range today

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by 12fretter, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    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?
     
  2. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    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/
     

  3. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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:
     
  4. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    That's so Zen!
     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    And very, very true. Don't fight it and it will put the rounds where you want them to go...
     
  6. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    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.
     
  7. 12fretter

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  8. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

    It's the same with shooting accuracy...

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