Shooting colts

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    Shooting colts

    Hello,

    first off i am new here and i would like to say i own 2 colts pictures below:



    Colt Goverment 38 super




    Colt Defender 45 acp

    i just wnated to stay when i shoot my defender i tend to hit low but when is shot 38 super i hit "normal" i was wonder if you all can help me. i carry both guns but i prefer to carry defender but i feel more comfortable carrying the 38 super because i can hit the more accurately.

    so anyways i was wondering if you all can provide me with some tips/technique on how to shoot small barrel firearms because i do not want to guess how high i need to aim hit the spot i am really aiming for.

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    What distance are you shooting?
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    i was shooting at 7 yards with both firearms.

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    welcome to DC.

    Very nice pistols.
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    Welcome to the forum. Are you anticipating recoil with the lighter Defender? Kind of sounds like it.
    If that is the case; start with the gun pointing toward the ground and bring the gun up to the target, as soon as the front sight lines on the target squeeze the trigger.
    This can help to offset the flinch. Do it in one smooth motion. Just one opinion.
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    maybe pushing forward with the defender. Nice pieces btw

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    thanks for the welcomes, at first i thgouht about the recoil but later in the session i was still shooting low. not sure what you mean razor by "pushing forward" i do not think i push when i shoot, i jsut use 2 hands firm grip steady control but holding breathe. could it be the gun or shooter related?

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    From my experience, 90% of hitting low complaints are due to operator error. Next time you are at the range unload the pistol and dry fire at the target between magazines. I'm willing to bet that the sights won't be perfectly aligned after the hammer falls.

    P.S. Nice pistols.

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    colt 1911 (1991) pistols have teh best feel for me that is why i own them although they were that easy to find in ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naking View Post
    From my experience, 90% of hitting low complaints are due to operator error. Next time you are at the range unload the pistol and dry fire at the target between magazines. I'm willing to bet that the sights won't be perfectly aligned after the hammer falls.

    ok thanks i will try that maybe i am flinching without even knowing.

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    Give it a shot. Flinching may or may not be the issue, but I feel it's a good bet. I witness people unconsciously flinching often - it is quite common among shooters that do not commit to regular dry fire practice.

    Another less likely possibility is that the front sight is too tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRAM View Post
    thanks for the welcomes, at first i thgouht about the recoil but later in the session i was still shooting low. not sure what you mean razor by "pushing forward" i do not think i push when i shoot, i jsut use 2 hands firm grip steady control but holding breathe. could it be the gun or shooter related?
    pulling trigger and pushing the gun forward in attempt to compensate the recoil. This will misalign the sights and cause you to shoot low. It is involentary and is something you have to practice with and train your body not to do it.

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    thanks the recoil is not horrible to me i find it very pleasant to shoot although my super is a bit more pleasantful. it seems to me from everyone's repiles that it me more than gun and i just need to shoot more with defender so i can get more confortable with it as i am with my super.

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    I saw the title of this thread and immediately thought "Hey, I can understand it if you're a Saints fan, but shooting Colts is kind of harsh!"


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    Also, try from a sandbag or rest to take most of "you" out of the equation.

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