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Old December 3, 2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Glock 23 Problems

Recently purchased a Glock 23 -.40 S&W, while not new to handguns, this is my first Glock. While I'm not the world's best pistol shooter, I can shoot very well with my other pistols. At 20 yards, the bullet out of the Glock his hitting in the dirt several feet in front of the target. I was shooting Federal American Eagle 180 grain FMJ bullets, and some mil surplus hollow points. Both of these performed comparably. I'm positive that I am not pulling the shots down. So my question is this, is it me , or the gun? Is there anything different about shooting the Glock versus other handguns I should know? If it matters I am a little over 6'5" so i tend to have to shoot at a fairly steep downward angle compared to most people. And like I said, I shoot very well with my other handguns, Beretta 92 FS and a Ruger .357 mag revolver.
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Old December 3, 2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Have you shot it off of a good rest yet to eliminate shooter error? That should be the first step. It is likely not the gun, but if it is, it will be apparent fairly quickly.
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Old December 3, 2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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Old December 3, 2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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No, I haven't tried shooting it from a rest, that's a good idea. I was pretty dissapointed. I expected the Glock to be a very accurate, easy to shoot gun. I think I'd be a little more willing to accept that it is me if my father had been able to do any better. Granted, we are both first time Glock users, but still... I don't understand why we can't shoot this gun. Last time I took my 9mm out, there was just a gaping hole where the bull's eye used to be. If I was a crappy shot, I could accept the fact that it wasn't the gun more easily.

I'll try to get out tomorrow and shoot it from a rest. Hopefully that will give a little more insight into the problem.

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Old December 4, 2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Do you have friends that shoot Glock on a regular basis? Maybe have them try it? Very interested on how your shooting from a rest goes. I have a 23 Gen4 and love it, shot it against everything and only HK can compare.
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Old December 4, 2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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Alright, it was just some bad ammo. Went out and ran a few boxes of Remington and Federal Champion through it. Shot great. groups were fairly tight and consistent. Not sure if I'm a Glock fan yet, but I'm very pleased.
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Old December 4, 2011, 08:05 PM   #7
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Well, from your post above, it sounds like you might have figured out how to shoot your gun. If you go back and shoot the ammo that you shot initially, I think you'll find that it was you the entire time. No factory-loaded ammo will shoot several FEET off target at common handgun distances. It just doesn't happen.
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Old December 4, 2011, 10:07 PM   #8
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I don't know man. I'm perplexed. First group today was about a 1 inch group with different ammo at about the same distance as I shot originally. I didn't change a thing as to how i was shooting. I'd be real curious to figure out what was going on last week. Regardless of the reason, It/me is shooting great groups now, and I'm very happy with it.
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Old December 4, 2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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At any rate, the firearm is reliable and accurate and you are pleased with it. I have a Glock 23 as my carry gun and couldn't be happier with it.
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