GUN So what does it mean when all your shots are a little to the left?

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  1. Radicus

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    I'm inclined to think it's might sights, because it's very consistent. I didn't even really notice until shooting at 15 yards then I saw that my group was 2-3 inches to the left. But other than sights, what would it mean as far as trigger control?
     
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    Sights or you're pushing with your right hand or squeezing too hard.
    What hand is your strong hand?
     
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    Could be flinching.
     
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    Could be the gay.
     
  5. Radicus

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    Right hand is strong hand... Going to shoot lefty a good bit tomorrow so that should show me something too.
     
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    and?
     
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    Hand the gun to another experienced shooter and see where his shots land. If he hits bullseyes, you're fucking up.
     
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    Put the gun on the rest. If it still shoots left, it's the windage. If the gun shoots straight, it's a problem with you. You're either anticipating the recoil (flinching) or not using enough trigger finger.
     
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    I don't know how much stock you'd want to put into this chart. I'd be more inclined to say that you're anticipating a bit.
     
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    That chart is pretty accurate for me.
    I was anticipating recoil for a bit, then I was shooting with the "pads" of my finger, and was still shooting left, so I adjusted my trigger finger, and bam, bullsye at 7 yards.
     
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    throw some snap caps in randomly when you load your mags. When you pull the trigger and no boom, you'll see where your front sight moved to. Stop flinching.
     
  13. Radicus

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    But what are the chances that I'm flinching on every single shot and pulling the gun in the same direction every single time? Meh, I'll find out here in a little bit.
     
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    pretty high
     
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    Pretty sure it means you're gay.

    But really, put it down on a rest with some bags to support your hand and wrist. Start at 5-7 yards and work the target out from there. Have one of the guys at the range shoot it off the bag too.

    It its really windage, the smith should be able to drift the rear sight to fix it.

    When its not the sight, quit flinching.
     
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    7 yards isn't an issue. It's only really obvious @ 15 yards. and my rear sight is adjustable via an allen grub screw.
     
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    really high, actually, especially for a new shooter
     
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    You said you had a problem. I offered a process to isolate the issue. Its a bit irrelevant how your rear sight moves.
     
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    So it was me. Not flinching... Not sure how to explain it but I was fighting the recoil to much. Pushing maybe? Once I relaxed my wrist I was hitting a 2 inch circle @ 15 yards.
     
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    Oh and I put 200 rounds through it today for a total of 450. Of course it performed flawlessly. :bigthumb:
     
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    what are you shooting?
     
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    Glad to see you found the issue. Now if we could get you to admit that "fighting recoil" is the same thing as flinching/anticipating recoil we'd be squared away. Fighting recoil occurs after you've pulled the trigger, to move your point of aim you must be doing something before the shot break. :wavey:
     

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