Trigger problem when shooting fast...


April 17, 2005, 12:54 PM
As I increase the tempo of my shooting I begin to push the rounds directly to the left at the 8:30 to 9:00 side of the target.

If I slow back down the shots return to center. This happens with any gun I shoot.

Any suggestions for trigger drills or grip changes to combat this bad habbit?

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April 17, 2005, 01:05 PM
Try working on a really, really exaggerated follow-through for awhile during practice -- I mean holding the trigger to the rear for two full seconds after each shot breaks, then very deliberately resetting the trigger for your next shot.

Eventually, you will retrain your trigger finger not to mash or jerk the shot no matter how fast you're going.


April 17, 2005, 09:23 PM
Try taking a little more finger on the trigger. You might be "finger-tipping."


Island Beretta
April 18, 2005, 01:08 PM
this is caused by tension increase in the strong hand. .this usually comes with shooting fast..control the tension and the stringing will reduce..

April 19, 2005, 03:52 PM
It's tough to diagnose shooting problems over the Web. However, I would imagine you are correct that the problem is fire control. In general, shots to the left are diagnosed as failure to isolate the action of the trigger finger. That is, tightening your grip as you pull the trigger. That's the problem Island Beretta is addressing and it holds true for the majority of shooters.

There is another common cause of hits at the 8 o'clock position. In my case, as I go faster I tend to put more and more of my finger through the trigger guard until I end up with the trigger resting on the first joint instead of on the center of the pad of my index finger. Enos talks about the problem in his book and Burkett talks about the problem in his fouth video of his series.

April 30, 2005, 12:44 AM
I would have to go with island beretta on this one.I have been through this type of thing before and some times find myself drifting back into it.IMO that when you really start pushing yourself for faster splits, you litterally start pushing yourelf.pushing with the strong hand more than you pull with the support hand.My remedy is to really concentrate on the pulling effort of my support hand.If you shoot in a weaver stance that is.The isoceles stance is not easy for me so i dont use it would have to ask someone that shoots that way for help if that is your style.One thing i have done in the past when i am pulling shots often is to take a double action revolver with a 7 power scope to the range nd shoot it.You will see every little detail of your trigger control and anything else you might be doing wrong.Hope that helps.

April 30, 2005, 11:12 AM
Thanks guys,

Back to the basics....

May 13, 2005, 09:26 PM
I don't think that you have a grip or breathing problem. It seems to me that you are rushing your shots to make the posted time limit and are pushing, I take it that you are shooting NRA High Power. Try dry firing, breathing excercises and mag changes. This could help you overcome your left side push.


May 22, 2005, 11:45 AM
I have the same problem.

What has helped is I insert a dummy snap cap round into the middle of the magazine. When I trigger the dummy round I can see what I am doing wrong.

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