S&W 38sp. 642 Revolver shooting to the Right

S&W 38sp. 642 Revolver shooting to the Right

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    S&W 38sp. 642 Revolver shooting to the Right

    I have now been to the range with my new S&W 38sp 642 with Crimson Trace Laser Grips revolver 6 times and each time the gun is shooting to the right. The groups seem to be reasonably tight, but all to the right of the center of the target. And this has been the case at distances from 10 feet up to 30 feet. What do you think could be going on that is causing this to happen? Thanks.

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    I believe that CT sights the laser to 50 feet. If you are using the laser as your point of aim it will naturally be slightly right at those distances.

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    Is the laser adjustable, move it left.
    Is the trigger pull heavy, I tend to pull the muzzle rt with a heavy trigger pull. Might have to aim a little left

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    You don't say if it's the laser or not Ron - that anyways is easily tweaked bit by bit using that tiny allen wrench.

    I will assume you are meaning sighting normally. Well - a lady in my personal protection class was doing this and I had to get her to use the pad of her trigger finger. She was ''reaching round'' to place first joint on trigger and so biasing the gun a shade to right at each shot.

    Her problem tho was one of strength and some arthritis. Could be though you need to change grip a tad and finger pressure position on trigger. Try and line gun up nicely with long axis of forearm and use pad on trigger... may help.
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    Here's a link to a guide that I find helpful.

    The guide is consistent with P95's suggestion that there's "Too much trigger finger."

    I would add that it's a good idea to have a fellow shooter, an experienced pistol shooter, try out your 642, and see how it goes.

    http://www.sportshooter.com/images/correction_chart.GIF

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    turn the laser off, move the target in to five feet. then watch your trigger finger. you will then see how well you and your gun will shoot. no need to shoot a j-frame at 30 feet targets. zero to 10 feet yes. anything past 10 feet is a waste of time.
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    p95 and frankmako stole my thunder... solid advice from both.

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    Thanks, guys. Seems like good advice. Next time I am at the range I will pay close attention to how I am pulling the trigger, as suggested by Chris, and Frank, and do some tweaking of my laser to be sure it is lined up with my sight.

    Ron

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