Factory Glock shoots low!

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by G22GEN4, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. G22GEN4

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    My Glock shot low right out of the. A lot of people experience this. Well, after shooting it several times I have come to realize its not the Glock that shoots low, its me that shoots low. Finally got used to the trigger & groups continue to get tighter. Moral is, don't make a judgement until u have given urself the chance to get used to it. Glock is flawless, are u?
     
  2. Did I die and come back? You mean someone actually blames themselves instead of the gun?


    I'm dreaming.......right?:confused:


    Dude, thanks SO much for manning up and posting that! While anything mechanical can have issues I truly believe most performance issues we see on forums with Glocks are indeed operator error even if the shooter has been shooting other firearms for years.

    I still think I'm dreaming.
     

  3. Happysniper1

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    ^^^--- what he said! +1

    (actually, what both of them said! :D)
     
  4. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    Good on ya, mate! For awhile there, I was shooting bottom-left until I worked out a glitch in my handling.
     
  5. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    I don't believe this lol. There have been at least 10 threads of someone blaming their Glock for shooting low, and we always kindly try to tell them that it is not the gun....they hardly ever listen.
     
  6. G22GEN4

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    Lol no dreams here guys just flat out facts. I would aim high to compensate. So I slowed my roll & worked on my breathing & trigger control & finally realized that my grouping was getting smaller & smaller. This is all at 25 yards. I tried 50 yards for the first time ever with a handgun & got 4 out of five kill shots. 5th shot grazed the neck. This tells me that the low shooting was 100% shooter error....... My first Glock & its f***ing AWESOME!
     
  7. G22GEN4

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    First 1 is the best 1 when I thought it was my Glock. The others before are way worse than this. The X was point of aim & as u see, I was all over the target. Second 1 is when I started realizing it was me all along. I have not yet mastered it, but I get better every week. I'm open to any & all tips.

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  8. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    What patterns are you seeing on your 5-7 yard bullseyes? It's easier to work out handling issues on smaller targets.
     
  9. G22GEN4

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    I have not shot at 5 yet but going to range today & will take ur advice with smaller targets.
     
  10. G22GEN4

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    Lol I'm sorry guy I said yards but I actually meant feet. I have shot my Glock at 25 feet & more, so 8 or so yards +..... I'll do 5-7 yards on shoot & see targets today. I think they are 6-8" or 8-10" targets. See how it goes.
     
  11. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    Ah, OK, yeah 25 feet is a bit more sensible practice for a defensive pistol than 25 yards. There are plenty of printable targets online; try out some different ones.

    You're doing the important part - being open to change. Keep trying new things, even if they sound silly, and keep learning about everything you try.

    I had a sight picture problem that I didn't realize until I started shooting at light-colored targets. I was concentrating on centering the black post in the black notch of my 3-dot sights, and against a black target, I didn't have enough contrast to accurately gauge the center. Just switching from 9" black targets to letter-paper targets with 1-2" bullseyes, my 5-7 yard groups shrunk dramatically and immediately, and showed me how much attention I have to pay to the *dots* rather than the post.

    How's your trigger control? At home, clear your gun, balance a dime on the front sight and dry fire. That dime should stay right where it is. That's how you want to squeeze the trigger every time. It should surprise you every single time.

    At the range, pick up some snap caps, load them randomly into a magazine between live shells. These will show you if you're anticipating the recoil. Every time you squeeze the trigger, the gun will either go bang or click. Every time it goes click, it should stay completely on target, not shake around at all. If it does shake around, stop, take a deep breath, unload the gun, and dry fire at the target a half-dozen times to recover your form, and move on. It's kinda funny doing this for a new shooter without telling them, and watching them shake the gun all with every "click".

    Try coming completely off target between shots, lowering the gun to the "ready" position for several seconds before coming back up. Take it nice and slow.
     
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  12. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    This video helped me greatly with grip:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm9uG5bPubw[/ame]
     
  13. G22GEN4

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    Thanx bro the dime deal sounds extremely interesting. Will do.
     
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    5-7 Y (B)both (w)weak & (s) strong hand with splatter targets 6"x10" & 1 B-72E target.

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  16. fls348

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    Looks like your working things out well. One routine I have our newer shooters do is what they call the "one hole drill" at 5yds. I'm not going to go into detail just look it up on Google or youtube. It's a great drill and it really keeps you focused and keeps you from the wondering front sight. What I mean by that is subconsciously a majority of shooters will try the "one hole drill" and start to follow their holes instead of completely concentrating on front sight focus...

    If you get time before you hit the range next look up the "one hole drill" and give it a try. The better you get increase distance by 1yd and so on...
     
  17. G22GEN4

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    I'll look into it today thanx a lot
     
  18. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    It looks like those groups are getting better! Just practice good trigger control and grip. Eventually it will become second nature!
     
  19. G22GEN4

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    Thanx bro will do.
     
  20. this may help too

    http://www.targetshooting.ca/docs/Pistol_Shot_Analysis.pdf