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shooting off center

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Willy M38, Oct 21, 2007.

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  1. Willy M38

    Willy M38 Member

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    Hi all.

    I went to the range today. I put down range about 250+ round today. But i notice i am keep hitting off center and most of my shot was going toward the bottom left of my target. I am shooting a Springfield XD service 9mm. I was using winchester FMJ. I know it has to do with the way i aim. I am not sure how to correct this. i am a righty with left eye being dominant. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. enkindler

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    you are jerking your right hand.
     
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    I agree with others. Unless your sights are actually not aligned properly, you're anticipating the recoil and flinching before you squeeze the trigger. How long have you been shooting?
     
  5. Willy M38

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    I been shooting for about 1 month. i been to the range almost every weekend since.
     
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    +1 Common for newer shooters.
     
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    Try having a buddy load a magazine for you and put a dummy round somewhere in there. Also have him/her watch you shoot. When you get to the dummy round you should see yourself push the muzzle down in anticipation of the recoil. If this is the case, try shooting a smaller caliber for a while and then try the larger caliber again. Also, don't try to fight the recoil too much. Just hang on firmly and ride it as the muzzle flips up and let it come back down onto target. You might also try playing with your thumb postion a little. Pratice makes perfect. You'll get it in time!
     
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    keep in mind those have 6 o'clock sights
     

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    Dry Firing with snap caps should help you develop better shooting habits along with shooting a .22 pistol for a while.
     
  10. Willy M38

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    I saw one of those wheel before. I thought it was just for fun. I didn't know it was something for me to learn with. Thanks
     
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