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The last G21 I shot was on consignment at my LGS. I didn’t shoot it well at all.
Before that, I shot a 21.2(?) in the early 80’s. I shot it pretty good.
This evening I took my Glock and three Sigs to the range. My P226 I wasn’t impressed by it. My P226 in .40 and 9mm was a little better. My 1911 Ultra Compact shot high. The Glock was my favorite of them all. I took three full mags to make sure I was going to get comfy with it.
Not great groups, but they’re in a good area.


Cylinder Tints and shades Art Metal Auto part

Here’s the results.
Circle Font Art Electric blue Graphics

The ammo I used is above the target. I haven’t put a magnet to it to see if it’s aluminum or steel.
 

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I think a steady regimen of dry firing should help tighten those groups.
What brand/name ammo?
 

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I think a steady regimen of dry firing should help tighten those groups.
What brand/name ammo?
Is it ok to dry fire a Glock?
I’m not sure of what brand the ammo was. I just found a ziploc bag full of it while cleaning around where I keep my shooting stuff.
 

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Is it ok to dry fire a Glock?
I’m not sure of what brand the ammo was. I just found a ziploc bag full of it while cleaning around where I keep my shooting stuff.
Yes it’s fine. If you have a pic of the bottom of the case, it’ll be easier.
 

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What will tighten up your groups is to get the fundamentals down, stance, grip, sight picture and trigger control, grip being 99% for newbies. Take shooting lessons from a local IDPA Master or USPSA GM/Master.
 

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If your grip is not right, the G21 is pretty good about telling you so with a blister on the knuckle under the trigger guard.
 
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Here you go:

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I found a box. It’s Silver Bear. Good ol’ Russian ammo. Zinc plated.
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I won’t bother showing the price label on the bottom of the box.
Manufacturer
Silver Bear Ammunition
Condition
New
Bullet Weight
230 Grain
Bullet Type
Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
Use Type
Range Training
Casing Type
Zinc Plated Steel
Quantity
50
Ammo Caliber
45 ACP (Auto)
Manufacturer SKU
AS45FMJ
Primer Type
Berdan
Muzzle Velocity
886
Magnetic
Yes
UPC Barcode
4607094862598
 

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Well, thankfully, no blisters after 39 rounds.
Do any of those rounds look like they tumbled?

39 rounds is not enough for a blister, more like 390.
No, the rounds are not tumbling, that is what holes in paper look like without a cardboard back, or cardboard target.

This is the proper grip for a pistol, most important is to get the web of your hand as high as possible on the frame.

Combat pistol shooting Shooting range Sleeve Baseball cap Revolver
 

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Well, luckily, I’m now out of that zinc cased ammo.
The targets did have a backer behind it, however it was shot up pretty good.
I’m left eye dominant and trying to learn myself to shoot right handed.
 

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Two ways to correct cross dominance. Close your right eye and tilt your head to the right while leaning the gun to the left. Or cover your left eye glasses with Scotch tape and keep both eyes open. Eventually your right eye will take over. However, low left is generally a grip issue.
 

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I’ve tried sighting with both eyes open and it just doesn’t work for me. It takes me too long to dial in my target between shots, and my accuracy doesn’t improve any either. The one thing that really helped me was shifting my whole grip to the left where the webbing of my hand is centered directly under the beaver tail. It felt awkward at first but after I got used to it I did notice that my groupings are a little tighter.
 
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