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    Sighting in question

    after 3000 rounds plus with a walther p22, an LCP, a keltec 32acp and my ruger 22/45 I am consistently 3 inches to the left and about an inch down at 7 yards at my LGS range. And always about 2.5" groups. I am left handed.
    So Monday I adjusted the sights on my ruger 22/45 to get me to the bullseye and about 2" groups.

    Should I have done this?
    I have always felt that my lower 3 fingers are pulling the shots off but I gave up and adjusted the sights.
    I also found that I had tighter groups with one eye closed.
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    Try using less finger on the trigger,closer to the tip.Tightening your grip as you think you're doing can pull your shot low.

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    I don't know if it's a sighting in issue or your shooting form and trigger control, probably the latter, but, bench rest it and that will save you alot of rounds down range trying to determine if it's you or the sights.
    Last edited by denner; 05-23-2012 at 11:18 PM.

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    If you are right handed, then shooting low and to the left with light weight guns that have heavy triggers is pretty common.

    Make sure you are using only the middle of the finger pad to pull the trigger. That will help.

    (Or switch to 1911s and shoot single action and solve the problem entirely.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex View Post
    Try using less finger on the trigger,closer to the tip.Tightening your grip as you think you're doing can pull your shot low.
    In my experience, this is the best answer.

    A lefty shooting low and left is probably using too much finger-wrap around the trigger, and also is torquing his grip as the trigger is squeezed.*
    My dancer wife would say that you need to learn to isolate your trigger finger. That is, it should operate completely independently of the rest of the hand.
    Hold the pistol in a solid, immovable, vise-like grip, but, at the same time, gently press straight backward with the tip or first joint of the trigger finger.
    The shooting hand should also be at the end of a fairly rigid "beam," with both wrist and elbow locked.

    *If you are shooting using a two-hand hold, make sure that your right hand is not also torquing the pistol leftward.

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    oh my god i typed it wrong
    I am to the right 3" and low 1"
    why did I type left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    oh my god i typed it wrong
    I am to the right 3" and low 1"
    why did I type left?
    Then that would indicate that you are anticipating the trigger break. Practice dry firing with snap caps.

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    The fact that you get the same results with 4 different guns indicates a flaw in your own technique. If so, then adjusting your sights is, in effect "playing your slice." Golfers who have a natural slice and cannot cure it compensate by adjusting their aiming point so that the natural curve brings the ball close to the hole. If you correct the flaw in your technique, the adjustment you made will have to be undone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    oh my god i typed it wrong
    I am to the right 3" and low 1"
    why did I type left?
    See PM, sent today.

    You're "milking" the pistol's grip.

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    Check these out to see if they help.

    http://www.amshooters.org/PDF_files/...Misfortune.pdf

    Also along with what others have already suggested, try using the isosceles shooting stance in an aggressive fashion. By aggressive, I mean lean into the stance with firm arm control and hold on the gun. I have found this to be one of the best freehand shooting positions to use for consistent hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    after 3000 rounds plus with a walther p22, an LCP, a keltec 32acp and my ruger 22/45 I am consistently 3 inches to the left and about an inch down at 7 yards at my LGS range. And always about 2.5" groups. I am left handed.
    So Monday I adjusted the sights on my ruger 22/45 to get me to the bullseye and about 2" groups.

    Should I have done this?
    I have always felt that my lower 3 fingers are pulling the shots off but I gave up and adjusted the sights.
    I also found that I had tighter groups with one eye closed.
    comments?
    Thinking a little out of the box there, but go get some proper instruction from some live people that can see what you're doing wrong and help you on the spot.

    I know of of the instructors here, looks to be pretty close to your neck of the woods.

    http://littlemiamitactical.com/schedule.html / http://littlemiamitactical.com/directions.html


    These guys are good to go as well: Mid-Ohio Firearms Training Academy

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