GUN shot my new handgun for the first time (critiques?)

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  1. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    So I went to the range today for the first with my SP2022 to put some rounds through it...this is actually only my 2nd time shooting, and my 1st time at a range by myself, so far I really like this gun, Im not sure how well my shots were but it was fun anyways.

    Both were shot at about 7 yards out, shooting about 1 round a second.
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    critique is go to the range more and shoot farther out than 7yards
     
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    Good but plenty room for imporvement :)
     
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    Great start, need some practice, work on your trigger control, dry fire at home. Focus on the front sight and press, the break should surprise you and you should be able to see your front sight was right where you wanted it when the trigger did break. I see absolutely nothing wrong with shooting at 7 yards and working your way back to further distances as you feel comfortable. Personally I have trouble seeing holes in my target when it gets past 10 yards or so and tend to do alot more of my practice closer as a result.
     
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    Good you had fun and it gets better with practice.

    I'm probably not where I use to be since it has been so long since I've been to the range :o
     
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    I just got back from the range. Here's an idea of what your gun is capable of.

    SigPro 2009 9mm - 15 rds @ 7 yards. Yes I know I still need a lot of work :o

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    worst advice ever :ugh:

    first of all.. its his first handgun.. you shoot at short distances first until you develop a solid technique and consistent shot placement, and THEN you move it out.

    second of all.. most defensive gun uses happen at ranges even shorter than 7 yards
     
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    Some people use this chart to help correct their shooting. You could give it a shot. Overall I'd say its not so bad for a rookie using .40.

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    :werd:

    Start out close, like 3 or 5 yards, and when you're shooting tight groups, move the target back a little bit more. Then when you're good at that distance, move it out a little more.
     
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    Shooting at 7 yards is fun once in a while if you want to make yourself look good but it's not hard at all. I use to shoot farther out than that when I was 10yrs old.
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Its funny but when I dry fire, the front sight doesnt move. When I got ammo in it, I get jumpy and then my shots go all over the place. I like to just rifle off shots to much, rather than stand there and take my time like I should :big grin:
     
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    the majority of occurances where you will have to engage someone are < 7 yards.
     
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    and? if everyone was like you, i'd shoot myself.






























    jk :mamoru2:

    but really, its not bad for starters
     
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    And?

    He just bought a handgun and can't get a group at 7 yards to help him see what he's doing wrong. WTF is moving out to 10 or 15 or 20 yards going to do for him?
     
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    My bad guys, keep shooting at 7 yards it's challenging and you'll never need to shoot anything beyond that range in "real" life. Take everyone's word for it they have all used their pistol in self defense. :mamoru: :ugh2:
     
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    shouldn't he get a better grouping up close first??? your advice would be like telling a kid who can't kick a soccer ball in the goal at 10 feet away, to put more distance between him and the goal.
     
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    My nigga, that looks like a Shooter's World target, amirite?

    Fuck the noise, and fuck these haters -- from a defensive standpoint, if you can get all the rounds in the center at 7 yards, you'll be fine. Anything past that is mindset and tactics.

    Work on your trigger control, just dryfire the piss out of your gun. No it will not hurt anything. Past that, just keep going and keep having fun. By the way, how did the ammo buying go?
     
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    :werd: Watch this a couple times through with your pistol in hand (make SURE its unloaded. Once your sure, check it again.) Get the feel for how the gun should sit in your hand. Proper stance etc.

    Then head to the range and practice what the vid says. 7-10 yards is perfect.
     
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    Ignore this guy.

    His first point was right. There's nothing better than spending more time at the range, but you should master your gun at 7 yards before moving the target back. You will gain nothing by immediately putting the target far enough away that you can't hit it. Get accurate close first, then far.
     
  23. jeri534

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    yea, at shooters world...my friend bought me some ammo, Ill try buying some myself this week.


    Went to ben averys to put 200 more rounds through it, at first I was shooting a lot of rounds down but some tips from some friends helped a lot..I was shooting pretty well at 5 and 10 yards.
     

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