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Old October 15, 2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Quick question about something im doing wrong.

I noticed today at the range that Im shooting mostly to the left of the center of the target. What does this mean usually when you are doing this? Not pulling the trigger back properly?
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Old October 15, 2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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I'm not the most experienced shooter on TFL (by a looooong shot), but I shoot low and left when I let myself flinch. Don't know if that helps.
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Old October 15, 2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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You are likely bracing for the recoil and compensating. I did this for sometime when I first started shooting pistols. I was taught to use a two-hand hold and use your left index finger to point (assuming your right handed) at your cannot miss! Also try to squeeze the trigger without reacting prior to ignition.
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Old October 16, 2005, 01:20 AM   #5
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Either flinching, or your sights are skewed too far left. Hey, my brand-new XD I had was way off.
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Old October 16, 2005, 03:04 PM   #6
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Practice by dry firing. Smooth trigger pull. Your sights should not move as the trigger breaks. Shooting left is most always flinching or sights are off. have someone else shoot your gun to check sights. Dry fire practice is the #1 thing you can do to eliminate flinching.
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Old October 17, 2005, 08:04 AM   #8
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IIRC, there are at least 7 things that will cause a (R) handed shooter to pull his shots left. Jerking the trigger is common, and if you randomly load some dummy rounds in with your live rounds, you can see for yourself it that is the cause. If you see the gun dip or go left when the hammer falls on an unanticipated dummy round, you know it's because you pulled the gun.
A good trainer can diagnose and correct your problem, regardless of what it is.
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Old October 17, 2005, 10:42 AM   #9
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Take someone else to the range with you. Have them load your gun. Now, they might put two rounds in, or they might hand you an empty gun.

If your flinching, when you pull the trigger, you will understand right away what you are doing wrong.

If your using an auto, then have some "dummy" rounds tucked in the clip, as per someone previous posts suggestion...
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