GUN Best ways to improve accuracy with a handgun?

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  1. SpeedyGST

    SpeedyGST Guest

    what are some tips for increasing accuracy, i group them pretty well first 3-4 shots but then it seems like im about 3 inches from the grouping.

    gun in question : glock 33.
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    practice
     
  3. Jefferson Darcy

    Jefferson Darcy Ol' shit chest

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    sounds like the recoil is causing you to flinch, or causing your hands to shake after the first few rounds.

    where are the shots going?
     
  4. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    You might try getting a practice round and work on form. If I find myself flinching or not shooting up to par I will always step back to a .22 and work on form.
     
  5. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    Don't hold your breath and practice. Make sure you have the right stance and don't shoot on a empty stomach. :o
     
  6. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    Here's a link the U.S Army Pistol Marksmanship Guide.
    http://www.schietsport.be/PISTOL.pdf

    It's a long read but really detailed.

    Aside from that I would ask around local ranges if the offer one on one traing with someone that can help you out. Most of the ranges around me offer an hour of private coaching for between $20 and $30. It may seem like a lot but some times a trained eye is needed to help you get over bad habbits that lead to poor markmanship.
     
  7. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Dry firing is a very good way to improve raw accuracy. MAKE SURE YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED AND THE AMMUNITION IS PUT AWAY BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR DRY FIRE PRACTICE.

    Along with what Clean97GTI said if you are shooting a Glock and you have the checkering imprint on your hand for you are probably gripping too tight. I do a demo for classes where I fire a Glock holding it only with my trigger finger and my thumb placed high on the backstrap. The point of the demo is that you don't need a death grip on your pistol and the more you learn to relax in training the more you will be relaxed in fighting. As a bonus, shooting while relaxed makes it easier to shoot well.
     
  8. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Something else I thought of when I re-read your post was that you are looking over your sights and looking for bullet holes in your target. That or you are just flinching when you fire. Both are very common and tough to overcome if you don't actively work on correcting them. Without seeing you shoot it would be impossible to diagnose what you are doing wrong.
     
  9. sushibug

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    my friend likes to put those plastic caps randomly in magazines so if you flinch it'll show when you dryfire.


    EDIT: snap caps
     

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