Temperature / Accuracy

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    Temperature / Accuracy

    I try to get out every 2 weeks and shoot of about 100 rounds from my G19. I went the other day, and pulled about 75% if my shots to the left (about 2.5 - 3 inches at 15 yards). I know it's trigger control and that is where the temperature thing comes in. I shoot indoors, but this was the coldest I have ever been at the range, mine and my son's fingers were just about numb.

    Could the poor trigger control be due to temperature? If so how would you account for this if you were forced to pull the trigger in a real life situation?

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    Temperature, especially cold, can definitely affect the way you shoot.

    Would I attempt to compensate for it. In a real life shooting situation, you won't have time to think about it. Besides if your shooting COM, 2.5-3" off is still going to score a good hit.
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    Good point about COM. I guess I was frustrating myself because I was going for head shots, which would not be practical in most self defense scenarios.

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