Glock shooting?????

Glock shooting?????

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    Glock shooting?????

    My brother inlaw got himself a Glock 17 but we're having trouble with it. I shoot all other gun on target but this one im consistently low left by quite a bit. Anyone know why???

    I read somewhere that this is a common problem with new Glock shooters??? Any suggestions???


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    You might look at this:
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
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    Yup, very common. Spend some time dry firing and getting to know the Glocks trigger. You'll be fine soon enough.
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    isn't this for right handed people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    isn't this for right handed people?
    I believe so. As far as I can read it did not say either way.
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

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    Well... Im right handed so I guess so.

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    Try this page for left and right hand versions:

    http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf.html

    I'm left handed and use both to try and improve my shooting. Scroll down a bit past half way.

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    Shooting low and to the non-dominant side is a very common thing seen in people new to Glocks. It is a combination of the trigger and the grip angle messing you up.

    As was suggested above by SIXTO, spend some time dry firing and aligning the sights and you will improve.

    For me, it was the drip angle that really messed with me. I was used to shooting guns that had a more 1911 angle to the grip and felt that the grip angle on the Glock was un-natural. But, after getting used to it, I have found after years of shooting them that I seem more accurate with the Glock angle. It also helps to lock my wrist and prevent the dreaded limp-wrist.

    Noe when I bring my D23 up to firing position, even if I do it with my eyes closed, when I open them, my sights are aligned right where they should be.
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    +1 on the angle difference of the grip. The Glock has a bit blockier grip and it does take a while to get used to it. At first I thought there was something a miss with the pistol too. It sits differently in the hand as compared to most other semi's. If I concentrate on the proper Glock grip then I am on target with my shooting. Practice, Practice...

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    could be the "new to you" grip angle and the glock trigger. 9mm ammo is cheat, get some and work it out at the range.
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    Just a note about those charts above - they are for one handed firing and don't really apply to a two handed grip.

    I've experienced the low & left glock phenomenon first hand, but with time it has passed.


    Edit to add:
    One of the big helps in aim is the way I am gripping the trigger. Coming from the 1911 "sliding" trigger to the glock's "swinging" trigger makes it hard as the 1911 is much more forgiving of finger placement. I conciously keep the tip of my finger on the very bottom of the trigger, rubbing solidly against the inside of the trigger guard. This gives the appearance of a more consistent trigger.

    The trigger *is* consistent, but if you always grip it the same you will shoot it better. The 1911 design doesn't matter where your finger rests.... But on the glock , it can really help shrink your groups!
    Last edited by Shizzlemah; November 11th, 2007 at 09:41 PM.

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    Alrighty fernset.......I had the same issue when I made my initial transistion to my G23 from my duty-sized .45's and 9mm's.

    It actually took me some dry fire time, a BUNCH of rounds at the range, and getting used to a "new" grip. A buddy of mine, who is local SRT/SWAT, had me shooting with my sholder "locked" and right arm stright. This was somewhat diffrent than how I was taught and trained with the larger, heavier sidearms I was used too.

    I saw near instant results and strightened out my "spraying" rounds outta my Glock. After several thousand rounds I've gotten real good (read: confidence) shooting weak hand, strong hand single, and two hand supported.

    I kinda looked at it like changing your golf swing, if you golf at all. It feels wierd at first and takes a little time to "take it onboard", but it'll work out wonderfully in the end.
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