Supporting a revolver vs an auto loader


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Pierce
January 7, 2013, 12:03 AM
A little different kind of question about shooting from a bench with a handgun. I have fired revolvers from a rest supporting below the barrel and beneath the grip and my result were consistent.

Recently I have had problems when I do the same with my Glock or Ruger (i dont recall issues with any 1911) but I'm getting poor groups and poi is significantly high. ??? Whats up ???

I'm wondering if anyone has some advice. Should I not rest the gun itself and possibly handle the gun as if shooting offhand but rest my wrists on a bag or table top?

Would the motion of a gun when recoiling a revolver differ enough between a revolver and auto loader to be enough to warrant stabilizing the weapon differently.

Does this question make any sense? The auto's are 9mm and 45 acp. The revolver is a 454 Casull. I usually only use a rest when working up new loads.

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CraigC
January 7, 2013, 04:52 PM
Never let the butt touch anything. It will usually yield inconsistent results. Rest the crook where the barrel meets the frame of a revolver, or the frame/barrel ahead of the trigger guard into your sandbags. I usually press the triggerguard into the bags. Rest your forearms on either two more sandbags or the bench. Never your elbows.

Pierce
January 7, 2013, 06:41 PM
Thanks Craig. I see your a fellow Tennessean Im a little east of Murfreesboro.

I'll try your approach and get off the butt. Right now I'm working up loads for my Glock 34.
I'll rest about mid frame under the barrel favoring closer to the trigger guard and forearms on a bag.

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