What am I doing?

What am I doing?

This is a discussion on What am I doing? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I went to the range yesterday, and I am getting some shots sneeking out left and low left. What is causing this, and how can ...

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    Question What am I doing?

    I went to the range yesterday, and I am getting some shots sneeking out left and low left. What is causing this, and how can I fix it? Here is my target, I'm accurate with my .45, but I didn't get as good of groups with the .40s I shot. I realize I haven't shot those particular guns before, but I usually am more accurate even with "new" guns. Please help!

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    The top left dot was using a rental FN .40, I don't remember the specific model, ( I didn't like the FN), the center was shot with my Sig Mosquito .22, my Sig P220 .45, and a rental Sig P229 .40 which I loved, but got those hangars out left and low left.


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    Your pictures aren't showing up, but this is what I use to diagnose any shooting issues I'm having.
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    Scroll a little more than halfway down the page and look for the targets marked TargetLeftHanded and TargetRightHanded.
    Print out the one you need and shoot a few at the range, to give you an idea of what needs corrected.
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    It could be that you are tighten your hand more with the .40's because the recoil has more snap than the .45
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    If you are a right hand shooter then you might be gripping the gun to hard with your right hand. The grip is in the left hand.

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    When I start doing the same thing it is almost always because I have started putting too much finger on the trigger. I conciously get back to using just the pad of the finger and they move back up. Dry firing some more will usually bring back the muscle memory for me.

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    It looks to me like you are occasionally "pushing." Like Sigpack said, think about just using the pad of the index finger and pulling straight back smoothly.
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    Use this target it the aboved linked site......

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    Thanks, for the advice, and I already printed the target, hopefully I can get back to the range this weekend and work on it.
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    I would suspect that on those shots you were not focusing enough on the front sight.

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    Usually low and left is .... your grip, and you are jerking the trigger.

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