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    Accuracy Issues

    I posted another thread in the forum about my lack of consistancy with the new M9 hg I purchased. I have 700 rds through it now, and the accuracy doesn't seem to change. I keep hitting low and left even though I take great care not to break my wrist, tightening up fingers/hand, while keeping a steady pull on the trigger(not slapping). I had my friend shoot the gun, who is somewhat seasoned, and he couldn't hit with any accuracy either. We then shot his GP 100 without any difficulty, hitting the bullseye at will. Sure, the Ruger is a much easier gun to shoot, but I can't seem to get satisfactory results(25 ft) ? Is am M9 harder to shoot then most guns? WT#
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    Low left is a normal error on the part of the shooter. It could be off but not likely.
    Are you using the GP100 single action or double. It makes a big difference.

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    I was consistently shooting low left until I discovered during dry firing that the front sight was moving low left at the instant of sear release. I now use a crush grip with the finger contacting the trigger at the midpoint between the tip and the first joint and a steady quick press on the trigger while focusing on the front sight. Dry-fire practice focusing on the front sight at sear release will cure the problem.
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    thanks,
    The Ruger is a DA/SA, but we were shooting it SA for about 95% of the time. What a buttery smooth, light touch while shooting single action on the GP-100. I have to admit I have decent result while sitting down and putting the M9 on something to support it while shooting. It just bothers me to no end that I can't steady myself enough to control it. I seem to be more successful with other hg's, yet the feel of the M9 seems really comfortable.
    Question: is there some way to change the trigger setting on the M9? Put a different spring in or something. What about the grip change you were talking about?
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    quote: "What about the grip change you were talking about?"

    I meant that I'm now holding the grip as tight as I can; what I refer to as a "crush grip". It gives me a much steadier gun at the instant of sear release, as witnessed by the lack of front sight movement.
    BTW, I shoot one-handed. ymmv.

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    Don't change anything. The M9 will, for the most part, tell you if your grip is wrong with a few FTE's or stovepipes. GO GET YOURSELF SOME SNAP CAPS AND INSERT THEM RANDOMLY IN YOUR MAGS BEFORE SHOOTING. While shooting, when you get to a cap instead of a bullet, you will find yourself pushing against the recoil involuntarily even though the gun didn't shoot. This and dry firing, are the best live training tools to cure your problem.

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    thanks,
    I'll have to get some snap caps and try them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsig1 View Post
    GO GET YOURSELF SOME SNAP CAPS AND INSERT THEM RANDOMLY IN YOUR MAGS BEFORE SHOOTING. While shooting, when you get to a cap instead of a bullet, you will find yourself pushing against the recoil involuntarily even though the gun didn't shoot.
    +1

    Even better, if you have someone with you at the range, have them load your mags for you. This method has helped many people that I know, including myself. Practice, practice, practice.

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    Do you have a friend or relative that is good at shooting? Have them shoot your gun and see what happens. Hell, I am sure a range worker would be more than willing to run through a mag or two for you... if they can hit good shots, that narrows down the problem to you. And, with all due respect, is probably the issue.

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