GUN Glock Crew v. Barrel lose?

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  1. OrionDartanyu

    OrionDartanyu I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but

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    I've never noticed this but with the slide cocked back in the open position, does the barrel wiggle? Is it supposed to do that? This is my first hand gun, and never noticed it before, but just went to go do some dry firing exercises and noticed it. I took the slide off and it was in fine, so I'm not sure :dunno:
     
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    All guns do that. With the slide back, there's nothing locking the barrel in place.
     
  3. OrionDartanyu

    OrionDartanyu I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but

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    Just wondering. Wasn't sure if it would cause a failure to load or something. thanks :) good to know my glock isn't brokens.

    And since I'm doing dry firing exercises what all could I do? I already do the penny on the top of the slide, anything else?
     
  4. johnson

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    Do you shoot good groups?
     
  5. OrionDartanyu

    OrionDartanyu I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but

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    I can do decent groups for only have 300 rounds or so through my hands. So definately not where I want to be. My other big issue is (according to that target) tightening fingers pulling to the 7oclock of the bullseye
     
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  7. OrionDartanyu

    OrionDartanyu I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but

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    :bowdown: No. thanks

    that reemphasised everything my instructor said in my intro to handguns class I took. I was trying to recall everything, and this video summed up 3 hours in 4 minutes
     
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    Not all guns do that but yes, it is normal with Glocks.
     
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    Not true. My PPK/s and several other guns have the barrel as part of the frame.

    Most guns including 1911s, glocks, XDs (iirc) and many other let the barrel wiggle (some) with the slide back.
     
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    I was already corrected. :o
     
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    What are you trying to master? Just shooting tight groups? Transitions? Draw time? I'd suggest if groups are what you are after. Dry fire as much as you can. You are basically just establishing muscle memory as well as giving your gun a little "polish". Which is always good. Learn when and where your trigger breaks and maintaining that sight picture. Focus on "front sight" "front sight" front sight. Are you looking at the target or are you truly looking at your front sight. Do you understand the difference?

    I have specific excersises I do aside from my dry firing drills. Basically excercising my forearm and hand and finger muscles.

    You may also set up specific targets in your home and practice sight picture acquisition. How fast can you draw on a target and get a perfect sight picture and hold it? etc.

    When I'm heading to a match, I also do little excercices in my car on the way there with my steering wheel to get my hand muscles warmed up as well as my fingers. Kind of hard to explain but you are strengthening your various fingers to work independantly, etc.
     
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    Hanging out the window dry firing at passing cars? :rofl:
     
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    :rofl::rofl:

    "what, officer? i was just practicing for my IPSC match :confused:"
     
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    "I also do little excercices in my car on the way there with my steering wheel to get my hand muscles warmed up..."
     

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