GUN Getting a little better at the range

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  1. dano

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    Took my XD9 3" subcompact to the range for the second time since I've owned it. Fed 100 rounds through it today, this was my first silhouette from 7 yards, purposely shooting each time at the head, upper torso, and lower torso.

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    I was pissed about the one shot that hit the 9 when aiming at the lower torso, but that happened when I was breathing funny. I learned to control my breathing better and did fine with the rest of the silhouettes.

    I know there's probably a good reason why my shots tend to gather more to the right than center. If I try to purposely fix that, I shoot to the left. Why is that? I tried Googling how to read silhouettes but had no luck.
     
  2. Hooch

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    600 Yards open sights, handgun?
     
  3. dano

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    Huh?
     
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    Found it. :bigthumb:

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    Thinking about it now, I squeeze the trigger way too hard and anticipate recoil. The shots I let flow nicely without worrying about recoil usually place nicely.
     
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    Are you a lefty?
     
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  10. Liptonucf

    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    When I first started shooting I tended to jerk the trigger. It helps if you go shooting with a friend to watch if you have any wierd shooting habits.
     

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