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    Sigma_6 is offline Junior Member
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    A little help in correcting a bad habbit....please?

    Ok y'all I just recently purchased a new S&W Sigma in.40 cal.(let the hate mail begin I can handle it) I have 150 rounds through it so far and I have picked up a bad habbit. I noticed myself shooting a few inches under my target at roughly seven yards....probably about 4". I couldnt figure out why until a friend watched me dry fire a few times. He noticed as I was pulling the trigger I would also pull the front of the pistol down as well.....roughly an eighth to three sixteenths of an inch, ultimately causing me to hit my target low. Any one have any suggestions on how to cure this(other than getting rid on my pistol and getting a quote un quote better gun) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.........Sigma_6

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    Have your friend load your magazines, mixing in one or two dummy rounds in each magazine.

    http://dillonprecision.com/template/...TOKEN=40680150

    After 2 or 3 magazines, the problem will be gone.

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    You could also check out Sigarms. They had a lesson on their site where the gun was held a few inches from a wall and the trigger pulled. Keeping the gun steady was the point of the exercise. It is of course done unloaded or with snap-caps.

    HTH

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    Another trick I was taught when I first started shooting was to balance a dummy round on the barrel by the front sight and keep pulling the trigger. Pull it enough times to represent how many rounds the gun holds (if it holds ten, dry fire ten times). If the dummy round falls off, start over again. Do that regularly and it should also help train your mind and hand. It will also help you get used to the trigger pull since Sigmas seem to have a bit of a long pull. It helps a lot.

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    use the 3 P's

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    1. Get an inexpensive laser dot thing.
    2. Clear your weapon.
    3. Aim the dot on a safe wall across the room.
    4. Dry fire.
    5. Repeat #4 until you can do it without the red dot dipping.

    I read somewhere it takes about 3000 repetition to commit a motion to muscle memory. I dry fired nightly when I first got my XD9.

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    thanks y'all

    Well I believe I fixed my problem. I was at my grand mothers today visiting and she saw it and offered me my money back for it. So being the good grandson I am I sold it to her. But thanks for all the great ideas I will try them if it happens with my next auto. Ohh and ya think ya know someone and then they lay a good one on ya, the same grand mother is also a ccw holder and instructor blew my mind.

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    Huh, how old is your grandmother? Now you have to change your screen name though. You shouldn't have just given up like that in my opinion.

    If we all quit trying to do something we weren't very good at where would we all be? Think about it.

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    Well I didnt give up. She saw me with it, wanted to look at it and was in the market fo another HG and wanted to know if I would take my money back for it to get me another one. I wasnt really lookin to sell it but she dosent have any good gun shops where she lives and didnt want to drive to lexington. Now I've found a Taurus 9mm I want so it works out pretty good for me. If I would have seen the taurus b4 I bought the sigma I would have bought it. As for changing my name I had that nickname long b4 i bought my S&W from playing war games. But I really do appreciate all the replys and will keep them all in mind.

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    Sigma 6 Howdy from the sandbar. If you'd like more info on the Taurus, stop by the TaurusArmed.net site. You'll find mostly great reviews of them. There are the occasional 'bobbles", but they are delt with in a forthright manner.
    I have, and love my PT92, but there many other options that interest me from other gunmakers.

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    I understand why you sold it, I probably would have too. At least this way you have a reason to buy another gun. I'd also check into the Ruger P95. The grip may be a little small but it might not since I don't know your hand size. But it is a good deal and a good gun from what I've been able to gather. The Taurus brand seems fine too, I personally would love to get a PT92.

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    The 92 is exactly what I'm getting. It looks nice,feels even nicer in the hand and the trigger pull dosent seem as troublesome as the sigma, and I'm gettin it for exactly the same price as the sigma even though its gently used. Thanks for the site D.Man 627 I'll check it out. later y'all

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    If you didn't want a used 92 look on Budsgunshop.com they have them pretty cheap. For me to get one it would be almost $200 less than buying in store just to give you an idea. The taurus forum he just gave you is a good site too.

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