Shoot my G19 better than my Kimber 1911

Shoot my G19 better than my Kimber 1911

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    Shoot my G19 better than my Kimber 1911

    I shoot tighter groups with the 1911 (as expected), but every thing is about 1" to 2" left at 10 yds. Last night, I was at 20 yards, and my group was to the left of the 5" round bulls eye (none in). Grabbed my G19, and 2 dead on in the bulls eye, and rest in still in the 5" target. Shouldnt it be the other way around. Im confused. I used to have a problem where no matter what pistol I was shooting, everything went a little left. But I have corrected that and train mostly with my Glocks. Was wondering if my grip adjustment and the fact that the 1911 has a smaller grip could have anything to do with it?
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    The GLOCK is a better gun

    I'd say if you are training more with the GLOCK then you can expect to be more accurate with it, some even say it points more natural.
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    Sounds like a simple sight adjustment issue to me.
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    I will trade you a glock for a kimber????
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Sounds like a simple sight adjustment issue to me.
    To be honest, my first was a g26 11 years ago. Then someone got me on a Kimber kick and I went through 3 of them before going back to Glocks. I love my Glocks now. Im comfortable with them and I love the reliability. Im with you joker, now I have the mentality, there is no other handgun in the world. Theres only a G19- right? LOL Yeah, I may have to part with the 1911. ITs still fun to shoot, but I could use the cash on a new mountain bike I want!
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    Glock 19 Gen 3 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
    Home Protection:
    Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Sounds like a simple sight adjustment issue to me.
    Thought the same thing, but thought the same thing with my Glocks a while back until I learned how to shoot- lol.
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    Glock 19 Gen 3 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
    Home Protection:
    Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    I will trade you a glock for a kimber????
    What kind?
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    Glock 19 Gen 3 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
    Home Protection:
    Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.

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    I will be back this afternoon, go to run..
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    Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
    Home Protection:
    Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leathernuts View Post
    What kind?
    PM me. I have lots just ask around haha. I always am looking for a buy and trade.
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    Cool

    "But I have corrected that and train mostly with my Glocks". (quote)

    Not having seen you shoot this may be the answer.

    Your self assesment of the grip between the 1911 and the Glock could also be the problem. A slimmer grip will sometimes cause one to get to much hand around it and take the axis of the bore from the center of the forearm to the left of the forearm (right handed shooter) pointing the weapon slightly left of the center of the target.

    Have fun shooting and finding out.
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    I have shot Glocks so long now that 1911s do not point naturally for me. If I don't take time to look at the front sight before squeezing one off, my front sight may be a little off to one side or the other. I do believe it's just a matter of familiarization and practice.

    However, for me, the Glock is the definition of a modern era fighting handgun. And, I am staying with it for many reasons.
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    It sounds like you practice more with the G-19, then it is not strange that you are more proficient with it.
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    Send me that Kimber I will conduct extensive testing with it and let you know the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elk Hunter View Post
    Send me that Kimber I will conduct extensive testing with it and let you know the results.
    You'd do that for me? LOL
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    Glock 19 Gen 3 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
    Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
    Home Protection:
    Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.

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    As mentioned, what you shoot more often is what you will shoot better with. I shoot Glocks a lot. Today I went to the range with a friend. I shot my AR and Glock 19. I shot my friends Sig 226 and it took me a couple of rounds to dial in. Different grip angle and trigger. Once I got used to it, I had a nice group in the x ring. I have a 228 and I loooove the way it feels in my hand. But I shoot my Glocks better b/c I shoot them more. My duty weapon is a G23, so I like to stay with the same platform.

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