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April 25, 2011, 08:04 AM
I’m a left-handed, right eye dominant shooter and I’ve noticed the last several times I’ve been to the range I’m hitting the target just to the right of where I’m aiming with my pistols. Doesn’t matter what I fire (22, 380, 9mm, or 45) it’s all the same. I’ve closed my right eye and still do it. The only time I don’t is when I fire the pistol with my right hand supported by my left (like a righty). These are not your typical low and right (jerks) but just slightly off center. I’ve adjusted my sights and that still didn’t help. I have a very high grip, finger is the fleshy part on the trigger, and I’m squeezing to the rear. My support hand’s palm is making contact with the grip and both thumbs are facing towards the target.

So what in the heck am I doing wrong?:confused:

April 25, 2011, 08:16 AM
Might try adjusting what part of your finger (pad, first joint) contacts the trigger.

April 25, 2011, 08:27 AM
The fleshy part is the back side of my nail. So I should have the first joint on the trigger? I've always heard not to do that. So you think this might work?

April 25, 2011, 08:29 AM
Take a look at this link, it may prove helpful:


April 25, 2011, 08:52 AM
MLeake - thanks.

April 25, 2011, 08:53 AM
Any time. Let us know if you figure out (and hopefully fix) the issue. Good luck.

April 25, 2011, 08:54 AM
You can adjust for windage with your trigger finger. Try sliding the finger toward the direction you want to shoot. If you are shooting right, (this is if you are shooting left handed) and want to move left, slide your finger out of the trigger guard a bit. If you are shooting left, push your finger into the trigger guard.

This would be opposite for right handed shooters.

This is where dry firing with a laser sight comes in handy. You can see the results that would otherwise be covered up with the recoil.