Interpreting my target

Interpreting my target

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    Interpreting my target

    Most of the rounds I fired downrange from my SIG today were placed on the left side of the target. Anybody have any idea what I am doing wrong with my technique. I think I remember seeing a chart one time that would trouble shoot your technique according to where your rounds are falling on your target. I do know one thing- At least I was consistent! Any help or comments would be appreciated.
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    here's another analysis target source.
    about halfway down - click on analysis target, or below that there is one for southpaws if you're a lefty like me.
    http://www.makarov.com/funstuff.html

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    If you are right handed, and they were low-left, you were probably jerking the trigger.
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    Doc go to the following link:

    http://bullseyepistol.com/training.htm

    Fantastic site.

    Also read:

    http://bullseyepistol.com/amucover.htm

    I reread it every so often. Really helps to correct the problems that creep into my shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle
    If you are right handed, and they were low-left, you were probably jerking the trigger.
    That is my first assumption. Some guys' XDs have needed back sight adjustment but it's almost always trigger control issues.

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    Well they were all middle left which indicated too much or too little trigger pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstarn
    Doc go to the following link:

    http://bullseyepistol.com/training.htm

    Fantastic site.

    Also read:

    http://bullseyepistol.com/amucover.htm

    I reread it every so often. Really helps to correct the problems that creep into my shooting.
    Hey great stuff. I am printing off a copy of the manual. I have fired thousands of rounds and I have decent combat accuracy but I still have much to learn GRASSHOPPER!
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    Doc, I read all the diagnosis and not a one mentioned with I discovered was causing me to shoot consistently to the left. It is related to the too much trigger finger problem. I tried using less trigger finger and got the same results. Then at home that evening I was examining my grip and discovered that the reason I had too much finger on the trigger to begin with. I was not putting the grip of the pistol right into the pocket formed between the thumb and forefinger. I was letting my hand slide around to the right of the grip just slightly so that more finger was on the trigger. When I hold the pistol correctl there is not way for me to get too much finger on the trigger. The too much finger was a symptom of the problem, but not the problem itself.

    I discovered that I was putting the first round right on target and the shots were drifting left for the next 2 or 3 and then they were right on top of each other 1.5 to 2 inches from point of aim. I was gripping the pistol correctly initially and thus the first shot was on target. I was then letting the pistol turn in my hand and in two or three shots it reached the point where it could go no further and I was firing the rest of the mag from that position.

    Since I discovered this we have made two trips to the range. It is not as easy to correct as I initially though because my thumb is week right in that point. I am trying to improve the strength of the joint there. I have been very careful and worked to maintain the grip and have gotten good results. I now recognize immediately when a shot hits if I have allow the gun to turn. Now I will pause in the firing and regrip the pistol. This helps, but I am working on making the proper grip the natural way I grip and on the thumb to keep it from allowing the drift.

    Don't know that this is in anyway related to your problem, but none of the resourses I found really made a great improvement on my shooting even though the analysis was partially correct. Correcting the symptom of the problem did very little to actually correct the problem.
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    Yes MSTARN!!! Excellent site. Thanks for the link...
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    I really like One Eyed Fatman's chart. Heres the one I use it's called the Caswell Chart. It's based on Weaver stance shooting but can be applied to isosceles too. Good luck.
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    Here is a link to a nice one that I use. It prints out real nice. I usually bring a few copies to the range with me and use them as my target.

    http://www.sportshooter.com/improving/targetgallery.asp

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