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I went to the range for the first time in months and found myself shooting either way to high or too low and to the right.
Is their a correction cheat sheet that I can take to the range? My sight picture is perfect on most shots so I think it's something I'm doing subconsciously.
Hope this helps
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So there could be a lot of things you are doing wrong. Part could be sight picture, part could be trigger control and follow through. A laser trainer for home might not be a bad idea.
When I first started shooting my G27 it was a bit more challenging than what I was used to (Beretta 92 - longer, heavier, and 9mm). Here is a list of things that I did that helped immensely:
1. Looked at the shot placement chart to figure out what my biggest problems were
2. Made sure I could "call my shot" (I had been flinching before I made the conscious effort to keep my eyes open)
3. Worked on my sight picture (focus on front sight, worked on consistent sight picture to improve groups)
4. Worked on my grip (front and rear pressure instead of death grip squeeze)
5. Worked on my trigger pull (right part of my finger, slow squeeze with a surprise break, hold and release to reset point)
6. Worked on my stance (helped me work on the other areas and likely made it easier now while I move and shoot)
7. Would add snap caps to mags to see how / where I was pulling when it did not fire (great for awareness)
8. Practice (dry practice about 2" from spot on wall to pull trigger without moving, shooting slowly at the range)
I don't remember how long it took to get better, but it was probably two months or so. I was going to the range every other week and spending at least an hour a week at home dry practicing. It probably took 6-8 months before these things became habit and my shooting was consistently improved, but it was worth it from my perspective.
2. my eye was mainly focused on the big dot. I tried shooting with my left eye, right eye, and both eyes open and my shots stayed the same.
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I would start under "Perfecting Technique"
Hope this helps. The chart is great if you know what to do to overcome those errors.
The same way you get to Carnegie Hall... Practice, Man, Practice.
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