I'm a newbie to shooting. That is, I've not really done any serious consideration of shooting as a skill until recently.
I was suprised to find that my new Ruger P89 had more kick than my .357 Ruger Blackhawk. After some practice, I find that I can get a pretty good cluster with either.
Last week I rented an S&W .38. I don't recall which model, but I believe it was titanium frame with five shots (revolver), 2 1/2" or 3" barrell and a built-in laser. Again, more kick than I bargained for.
I was lucky to hit the silouette. I may have maimed or wounded him, but definately did not kill the target. After 1/3 box of ammo, I was at least consistently hitting in the same place. That same place just happened to be to the right of where I was aiming. I accomplished this by giving up on the sight, and focusing on the laser dot.
All shots were at 15 yards. When I commented about my poor aim to the rental clerk, he said it was a tough gun to shoot for a beginner.
What adjustments would one need to make to become a bit more accurate with a small, lightweight handgun?