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Any tips for shooting mouse guns a bit more accurately?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by whatever, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. whatever

    whatever Well-Known Member

    I've got a couple hundred rounds through my CC weapon (P3AT) and I really like it. I'd love to get my groups a little tighter though - especially at the 7 yard range.

    Does anyone have any tips to improve with the ultra-compact type guns?
  2. jame

    jame Well-Known Member

    I regularly carry a Beretta 21A .22, so the answer for me is cheap:

    Shoot. A whole bunch. At least weekly.

    With these reduced caliber guns, accuracy becomes really, really important.
  3. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Get closer. ;)

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    use tip of finger on trigger and finger rest on mag Those can be bought at http://condorsflight.com i perfer the bersa one my self . Then practice
  5. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    First you have to kill the mouse to get his gun. Then you need a TINY needle to fit in the trigger guard. . . Oh wait.

    Practice, and use good ammo. Not all ultra-compacts have a tiny grip. Some are fitted with full-size hogue grips to bulk them up to the proper size for your fingers. See if yours can be fitted thusly.
  6. cliffy

    cliffy member

    Practice at least once a week, or . . .

    Mouse guns are generally difficult to shoot accurately. If with fixed sights, even worse. Only purchase adjustable rear-sight models and AVOID double-action ONLY pistols! If it ain't got a thumbable hammer, skip it! Single-action Autos are great for accuracy. Double-action only models are to be avoided. What more can I say, cliffy

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    guess you carry a 1911 hammer down to. many people will shoot as good or better with a DA auto Its called training.
  8. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    I remember years ago reading an article about trying to get a decent sight picture with the tiny, almost non-existant sights that are found on most mouse guns. What the author found that worked the best, was to take a bright colored enamel paint, like yellow or orange, and paint a narrow strip on the back of the slide and on the rear of the front sight. Now this isn't going to give you pinpoint accuracy, but it might help in aquiring a decent sight picture, and in finding and focusing on the front sight. You might want to try this to see if it works.
  9. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    IMHO, A "good enough" group is what you're after when you shoot a tiny pocket pistol. These pistols are not meant for precise, aimed shooting. Their intended use is strickly defense... draw, point and pull the trigger. You should be able to hit vital, center of mass areas. Speed and surprise are your main focus, not pin point accuracy.

    Shooting slow and easy you should group, at 7 yards within say a 3 or 4" area. Fast, pointed shoots you want to be within that or just barely outside, say a 6" or so. That would be deadly to most folks.

    7 yards is about the outside distance to practice. That and anything closer is the realistic threat area. Shooting slow and easy my Seecamp will deliver a 2" group, and that's about as good as it will ever deliver, and that is "good enough" I'm not sure I have any tip to offer. The triggers are heavy, the guns tiny, the barrels too short, the recoil noticable. Practice with a firm grip and quick, consistent trigger pull, shoot enough to develope some muscle memory. Good luck.
  10. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Well-Known Member

    I have found that trigger control is key when shooting my P32. It is so light and small that any mashing or jerking I do when pressing the trigger is amplified. I would get some snap caps and do a ton of dry practice... get to where your sights do not move when you press the trigger.
  11. burningsquirrels

    burningsquirrels Well-Known Member

    i use my one handed shooting techniques from sport shooting.

    in a nutshell... i get into a fighting stance with my strong hand forward, similar to a low boxing or martial arts stance. my gun is canted about 20* and i rotate my shoulders into the weapon, putting more of my forearm and upper arm muscles behind the recoil. this helps me point shoot, manage recoil, and place follow-up shots quickly. getting the shots inside an target? i can bill drill some alphas, with a charlie or two on cm99-63 merle's standards strong hand at 60 feet in a reasonable amount of time.

    the rest is practice.

    with my 380, the thing is so small, it's almost pointless for me to practice two handed. that, and in a defensive situation, chances are my left hand will be busy holding valuables or pulling my fiance out of the way. i still practice with my left as well.
  12. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member

    Hardy, har, har, :D
  13. Ben86

    Ben86 Well-Known Member

    Same basic techniques apply. Except with the additional problem of what to do with your pinky. I prefer to curl it fully under the butt of the gun against my hand in full contraction. The pinky on the side of the gun way is just plain uncomfortable.
  14. burningsquirrels

    burningsquirrels Well-Known Member

    i forgot one thing: excercise for your hands. i have a couple stress balls and that squeezy thingy. when you got a mousey-mouse gun that uses just your middle or middle and ring, it helps to have a very strong grip.
  15. mike724

    mike724 Well-Known Member

    Mouse gun??!! Here Kitty kitty! Get close to THIS mouse!
  16. Lightninstrike

    Lightninstrike Well-Known Member


    Maybe a laser if a) you can afford it and b) you can find one for your firearm. I have a Crimson Trace kit for my LCP. :evil:
  17. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    Practice while using trigger control AND install a laser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Raoul

    Raoul Member

    For me it was a Hogue grip and mag extension. Made my Kahr PM40 surprisingly accurate at distances up to about 30 yards.
  19. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    I stopped aiming down the sights and started point shooting with the Beretta Bobcat at 7 yards. My results didn't get worse, and the sights on that gun are virtually useless in low light anyway.

  20. burningsquirrels

    burningsquirrels Well-Known Member


    i couldn't resist. :D

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