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    Wheels practice and more practice. Does your range offer a shooting corse or have an instructor who can give you a little one on one? Our range all you have to do is ask and they help. If you are hitting the target it shouldn't be hard to get you to center. You don't say what distance you are shooting. Bring it in till you start to hit center and then back it up about every other week. I practice at 15yds the most. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    I have been shooting a lot since my last post. I now have a good 800 rounds through my xd. The recoil is a bit tougher than I thought it would be. I feel the recoil in my elbow. I still only shoot with 1 hand and my aim is getting a bit better. But it's still not dead on. I am still anticipating the recoil, and shoot to thee left. The middle part of my trigger finger was great advice. Does anyone have good web sites to go to for advice on how to shoot with 1 hand?
    Get a few dummy cartridges and load them randomly into the magazine. If you flinch when you fire, you will see the front sight dip when the striker falls on a dummy round. This is an old drill called "ball and dummy."

    You can flex your elbow slightly, rather than locking it out. This will give you better recoil control. Ideally, you don't want the gun to torque off to the side when you fire, but rather pop straight up and down. This is difficult to achieve in one-handed fire, however.

    When shooting, remember to ease the trigger forward after each shot, so that you feel the trigger reset (it's a fairly distinct "click" on the XD). Don't let the trigger fly completely forward.

    Also remember that, for self-defense, you don't need tiny little one-hole groups. Groups you can cover with your hand are adequate for defense, as long as they are centered in the upper chest of the target.
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    10 15 and 25 yards

    I practice at 10 - 25 yards. When I shoot I am all over the target but mostly to the left of what I am aming at. I shoot slow, pull the trigger as straight as I can. I got some shoot and see targets from walmart. That has helped a lot to see what I shoot an make necessary corrections. I have been getting advice from people at the range. I have not asked any range hands for help yet.

    I have really enjoyed shooting. So far this week I have gone through about 400 rounds. I find it very hard to be accurate with the .32 beretta at anything over 10 yards. My groups in the shoot an see are all in the black of the target and mostly between 3 and 6. (left of center) I don't feel too bad after watching other people shoot with 1 hand. It's a lot harder than it seems with a 9.

    I am anticipating the recoil. After about 100 rounds, my elbow hurts. Mike - THANKS FOR SERVING. I always wanted to be in the military but had car accident at 16 and that put an end to that idea.

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    FWIW the lowest recoil gun that I have shot (standard defense cal) was a 9mm CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical. It has about the lowest boar axis out there and has a standard 1911 angle grip. It is very accurate and can hold 19+1. I was impressed with the gun and it will be the next 9mm I buy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post

    I am anticipating the recoil.
    Like the guys have said, you gotta dry fire, dry fire, dry fire. That always helps quite a bit!

    Oh, and can we get some pics of the guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Mike - THANKS FOR SERVING. I always wanted to be in the military but had car accident at 16 and that put an end to that idea.
    No problem - thanks for paying my bills. I'll try to pop a hajji for you!
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    bent elbow Thursday

    So I shot with a slightly bent elbow on Thursday. This was great and my elbow did not hurt. Then I noticed that some times I would push the gun forward while pulling the trigger. That was a new one for me but I am learning to not do that. Amazing how the body adapts and you never think of it.

    I signed up for my chl class on Tuesday and Wednesday. I am very excited and look forward to the class.

    There are times the gun will go off on me when I don't expect it. This occurs after I shoot a round and I am getting ready to shoot the next round. Some times this trigger pull is less than 2 pounds but the scary thing is it goes off when I am not expecting it to. (yes I had my hand on the trigger)

    Anyway I have two new things to learn now. Thanks for the tips Mike!

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