From 3 inches low left to on center with one little adjustment

From 3 inches low left to on center with one little adjustment

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    From 3 inches low left to on center with one little adjustment

    Some may remember last year when i first joined me posting target pics where i was having trouble with low left groups (tennis ball sized groups usually around 3 inches low left of center)
    I tried the usual suspects (finger placement, trigger squeeze etc) with little luck

    Fast forward through hunting season to yesterday, My first trip back to the indoor range for some "serious" practice, SAME STORY LOW LEFT consistently.
    I noticed my buddy, who also shoots right handed) puts his left thumb over right, unlike how i do(did) and was taught.
    I swapped over and just like that my groupings came up and right, tennis ball sized around the bulls-eye



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    It's referred to as thumbs locked down. Thumb nail to thumb nail, the support thumb on the gun hand thumb. Very common way of two handed shooting. Glad you found the improvement.,

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    You can't shoot that way, it's a revolver grip!
    just joking

    Amazing how something so subtle can move your bullet.
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    It has always worked better that way for me too. Much better than tea cup!
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    Some times it's just the little things that changes a lot.
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    I was actually amazed LOL
    It was getting very frustrating trying to correct my unknown issue and seemingly this isn't a common one.
    It feels kinda weird and unnatural but i'm confident when i get the repitition down i'll be much happier with my results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pijo73 View Post
    I was actually amazed LOL
    It was getting very frustrating trying to correct my unknown issue and seemingly this isn't a common one.
    It feels kinda weird and unnatural but i'm confident when i get the repitition down i'll be much happier with my results.
    You could have saved yourself a year of ammo costs and frustration by getting with an instructor who would have then remedial'd your grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    You could have saved yourself a year of ammo costs and frustration by getting with an instructor who would have then remedial'd your grip.
    Kind of how I felt about my sight picture...
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    Grip, grip, grip and perfect practice. It's amazing to me how man shooters use an improper grip
    and alignment.
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    I'm glad you got it all sorted out. As was said, sometimes it's those tiny little things that count the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    You could have saved yourself a year of ammo costs and frustration by getting with an instructor who would have then remedial'd your grip.
    I think there are a lot of us guys that hate to ask for help. Or directions. I am there.
    Stupid...but after you are lost....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Instymp View Post
    I think there are a lot of us guys that hate to ask for help. Or directions. I am there.
    Stupid...but after you are lost....
    I've seen it, but never suffered from such malady lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pijo73 View Post
    I was actually amazed LOL
    It was getting very frustrating trying to correct my unknown issue and seemingly this isn't a common one.
    It feels kinda weird and unnatural but i'm confident when i get the repitition down i'll be much happier with my results.
    I am working on that grip myself. It does feel unnatural. I have worked on it some at home with dry-fire practice, but I haven't been to the range yet. I hope I have similar results as you.
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    I notice the new grip you're happy with is still quasi cup and saucer. You should get with someone who can show you the proper way for thumbs locked down. That left hand trigger finger should be nestled up tight under the trigger guard.
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