Should I adjust my sites?

Should I adjust my sites?

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    Should I adjust my sites?

    Hey all,

    Went to the range yesterday to do some target shooting (Taurus PT111 9mm). My grouping is getting tight, but still to the right slightly. Is it time to adjust the sites, or just leave them be?

    Target at 21ft.


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    I'd shoot it a couple times from a rest, then I'd let someone else (or a couple someone elses) shoot it (and someone I KNEW could shoot) just to make sure it isn't a trigger control issue.

    If they can get it dead on and I can't, well, then, it's probably me.

    But if we all are shooting just that little bit to the right then sure, adjust the sights.

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    Shoot 5 shot groups from a rest slow fire and concentrate on sight alignment and breath as you squeeze the trigger ,if you get the same group each time then adjust the sights,also as lima recommended have somebody you know that can shoot well fire the gun and see where his shots group
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    Just move the target down and to the right a bit. You'll be fine.
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    Less finger on the trigger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Are you a lefty?
    +1

    I'm not an instructor but the only other time I've seen good groups consistently to the right and low is a guy that used to pull the trigger with the very tip of his finger (and by tip - I mean tip). He started pulling the trigger with the pad of his finger and got himself straightened out. We assumed that he was compensating for felt left drift created by pulling on the left of the trigger.
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    Thanks everyone for your comments. I am right handed. I don't think it's finger placement, as that is something I think I had corrected.

    The best suggestion was to move the target...

    Next time at the range I'll do it from a rest and have another experienced shooter to give me something to compare to.

    I am still open to any other thoughts.

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    How is your trigger on that handgun?
    If the trigger pull feels too heavy to you then have it lightened up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    Just move the target down and to the right a bit. You'll be fine.
    You beat me to it.

    You would be surprised how well that works. Used to do that when I was a competitive archery shooter. It got me some weird looks when I did that at tournaments, and better looks when it worked.
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    Don't assume that if someone else shoots the gun and it prints dead on that it is a trigger control issue or anything else you are doing wrong. I have seen too many times where two good shooters get different points of impact out of the same pistol, even off a rest.
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    Yesterday at the gun range my friends Sig 40 was shooting low right about 4 O'clockI shot from a rest and shot bullseye height but about 2" right,he tried again and was shooting where my shots hit,I just looked at him and said see I fixed It.We are both Lefties,I told him to watch his grip , if you tighten your grip as you squeeze the trigger it can pull your gun off target too
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