Stoeger Cougar 8000 sights

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    Stoeger Cougar 8000 sights

    I have a stoeger cougar 8000 that I think the sights are messed up on. I have shot other handguns and am generally a pretty good shot with those. However when I shoot my cougar I can't seem to get a decent group. I have looked up how to hold a handgun, shooting techniques and it just doesn't seem like I can get a good shot group. Now I can hit a silhouette target everytime at about 20 yards but my groups are a lot bigger than I like. I see videos on youtube where people are hitting steel plates at the same distances every single time. I think it might have something to do with my sights, so I ordered a new set of trijicon tritium sights to replace my factory sights. I'm hoping that this will fix it, but I am also looking at suggestions from anyone who has experience. I have been shooting for quite a while mostly rifle, but I do shoot pistols once in a while. I do know about sight picture and breathing control, trigger control but I am willing to take advice on what ever you think it could be.

    My next question is when I install the new sights I know the rear sight is for adjusting shots left to right, but how do I align the front sight so that it center to the bore of my handgun? Is there a special way of doing this or is it just drift it in and get is as close as you can? I do know I could take it to a gunsmith, but I like to try things myself.

    Thanks in advance

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    I had a difficult time for awhile with my Beretta Cougar .... shooting low and left. It was the grip size vs hand, and manner in which I had to pull the trigger. Eventually, I figured out a way or just go used to it, but have no issues now. I would have sworn I was right on target, but... it was me and the way I was pulling the trigger due to the way I had to hold it.

    How I realized that , I had 2 other friends shoot it, and they had no issue hitting bullseyes every time... so I knew it was me.
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    If it's hitting where you're aiming but the grouping is large that sounds like it's the shooter and not the sights. Have you tried shooting while resting the pistol on a stable platform/mount to see if it is consistently hitting off of point of aim? Still have those target? Post up what the grouping is looking like...ie:



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    This forum doesn't like a lot of spaces so that isn't a good representation of what I was trying to do :D
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    I wish it was shooting low and to the left lol that way I would know what to correct. Its just a bigger group and I have tried shooting from a rest doesn't seem like it makes a difference. Could it just be how I'm holding it maybe change how I'm gripping it? When I watch youtube videos of guys shooting it seems like the slide always goes straight back and forward very little movement. When I shoot it, it seems like it jumps around a little bit.

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