Shooting low and left
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:52 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:27 PM
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:57 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:16 PM
WHY CARRY A GUN? Because carrying a Cop would be too heavy.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:04 PM
Applying too much thumb to the left side of the pistol, pushing it right in anticipation of recoil, especially when you hold thumbs high. More common in 1911 shooters I believe because of the grip but completely possible with any firearm. I sometimes find myself thumbing the 1911 to the point that I'm slowing the slide, but the Glocks I dont have the issue with.
Edited by Vaden, 05 May 2012 - 11:06 PM.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:54 AM
Get some dummy rounds of your caliber. Have a freind load your magazine with a dummy round mixed in so you don't know where it is. She what happens when your gun goes "click". Hopefully nothing, but it's an eye opener sometimes.
I used to do it all the time to test myself. I would randomly space dummy rounds in the ammo I was going to shoot and not look at it while I loaded magazines, so I never knew if was was in the mag or not, just that there would be 3-5 dummy's in 50 rounds of ammo somewhere.
Also, going back and forth between a .22 and a standard caliber helps too. I would go back and forth doing 20 rounds of .22, then 5 rounds or .45 or 9mm with a possible dummy in that mag. If you got a flinch, no matter how small, it will go away.
Sometimes it's noise and not recoil that makes us flinch. Double up on hearing protection can help. I could be the only one on an indoor range and being doubled up would help me concentrate to hit the 10 ring and or the x ring of 50' indoor rimfire rifle target. 100 rounds of that and I used to be mentally fried.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:51 PM
As animals, we have a natural aversion to loud noises - when we know we're going to squeeze the "volume control" and cause a loud explosion with flames and all the other awesomeness that happens when the firing pin hits the primer, our natural reaction is to tense up a bit and it causes us to flinch - only WE are the ones creating the loudness - we're in control and if we shoot enough, we learn JUST the spot where the trigger breaks - which helps us flinch better
Dummy rounds and a buddy watching from the side to see / call you on your flinch may help.
Trigger control is also a likely culprit. Work on a smooth, consistent trigger press and it will help.
It's tough overcoming our natural fear of loud noises - it's part of the "zen" of shooting where you decide that the gun is going to do what the gun's going to do - and you're going to make it hit where you need it to hit. Hope that makes sense...
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:05 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:47 AM
Guns protect and defend
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:07 AM
Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:34 AM
"Alright. Take out all your change and put it in your left-hand pocket. C'mon, do it, Roy . Alright now, tie your left shoe in a double knot. Right now, Roy, do it. Turn your hat around backwards. Turn your hat around. Do it, Roy. Now take this tee and stick it behind your left ear." (Romeo)
"Stick it ... I look like a fool." (Roy)
"Well what the hell you think you look like shooting them chili peppers up Lee Jantzen's ass?" (Romeo)
Edited by Uncle Harley, 07 May 2012 - 09:35 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:00 PM
Hope this helps:
Keep in mind that is dependent on whether you are a left or right handed shooter. That is for right.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:37 AM
Here's a similar video.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:30 AM
I do the same thing sometimes when I shoot faster. My trigger control suffers. I've found that my issues are anticipating recoil a little bit, and instead of a nice clean squeeze, I tend to push the trigger to the right as I speed up my trigger stroke. If I don't use enough trigger finger, I push right and it is more pronounced going faster.
Glock triggers are no quite SA, not quite DA. I get great control using just my fingertip for slow accurate shooting. But when I speed up, I find I get better results if I treat the trigger as a DA revolver trigger, using my first digit up to the joint of my index finger. It shifts my grip around, but it works for me. I'm sure some Glockophiles can explain that better than I can.