GUN Went to the Range, not happy

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  1. Telecast

    Telecast OT Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    I went to the range yesterday by myself to test out my new glock...At 21 feet i was pretty inconsistent with placing the bullets where i wanted them to go...I could swear my stance and aim were right on, but i just couldnt get any consistent clusters...How tight should the clusters be? and could it be the ranges cheesy ammo? BTW distance was 21ft...

    I realize its most likely that i just dont have enough experience with the gun, which is why im going back today.. But before i go back, do you have any tips?

    Glock 19 9mm
     
  2. mzmtg

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    Move the target closer and/or shoot slower until you are nailing fist-size groups. Then move the target out and/or shoot faster.

    Start with the target at 10 feet.
     
  3. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    I hold about a 3-4" (tops) group at that range
     
  4. Powderburn

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    practice your technique....make sure youre doing all the fundamentals well and everything will seem to click into place one day when u hit the range...lately ive been tearing 2-3" groups at 30 with my glock 17 and 26...one thing that really helps is watching instructional dvd's or getting advice from guys who compete....i bought an instructional pistol dvd from the Gunsite school in AZ and that was where i learned about the "isometric tension" you do with your hands...basically the push/pull which gives u a solid bead on your target...
    btw, congrats on the G19...i love my glock 9's but recently i picked up a G30 and its one of the softest shooting .45's ive ever owned
     
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    mzmtg New Member

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    Also, dry fire. A lot.
     
  6. krott5333

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    how long you been shooting?

    first time I shot a handgun, I think I only hit the paper like 3 times out of 20 :hsugh:
     
  7. Powderburn

    Powderburn New Member

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    thats pretty much everybody on day 1....i remember the first day i ever shot i thought my shooting was pretty sharp cuz i kept all the shots on the paper...didnt say WHERE on the paper tho haha...then i saw the guy in the lane next to me basically make one hole with all his shots and i was like uhhhh.....better practice
    :o
     
  8. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    you still do that :mamoru:
     
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    :wtc:
     
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    the thread title totally sums up my range trip today...


    complete and utter inconsistency. maybe it was because i hadnt eaten before i went, so my hands were feeling weak and a bit shaky
     
  12. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I'm gonna ballpark that you were losing focus. Front sight, front sight, front bang.
     
  13. Michael Westen

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    1st handgun i shot was a scoped .44 mag revolver... that pepsi bottle will never hurt anybody again :o


    1st handgun i bought myself, I had no trouble hitting the paper, maybe 6-7" group for the 1st target, and 5" for the 2nd...

    then again, I bought an XD :o

    I had to adjust and learn alot for my 1911, i haven't been able to practice much with it yet, I fear the lack of shooting ability with it :run:
     
  14. Keesh

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    First handgun I shot was a .44 mag too. I think I was like 15 or 16, it was a nice surprise :hs:
     
  15. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    It's your trigger manipulation
     
  16. blkA4alb

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    Just make sure you don't overload on sugar or caffeine, I've had shakes so bad I couldn't aim :noes: .
     
  17. Bigsnake

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    I get some snap caps and mix them in your magazines when you shoot.

    It'll show if you're pulling or jerking after the trigger breaks.
     

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