New to Shooting...

Discussion in 'Range Reports' started by pmsilver, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Hi, I am a new shooter, I started shooting in December. I have a Glock19 gen4. Comments are appreciated on my target which is at 7 yards.

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  2. mlawrence

    mlawrence New Member

    Were the ones that are outside the center your first shots? Or the first shot of each set?

  3. They are random. I can feel myself sometimes push the gun down. Don't know why. Maybe anticipating recoil?
  4. mlawrence

    mlawrence New Member

    Yes anticipation can cause that most definitely. Finger placement on the trigger and hand placement on the grip are very important as well. Just remember to squeeze evenly and let the shot suprise you. Practice dry firing and listening to the click as if it were a shot.
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum pmsilver !!

    Good shooting...
  6. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    Hey, Pmsilver, WELCOME to the Forum!

    If you could, head over to "Introductions" and post a *Hi there* so everyone else has a chance to say Hi back at ya!

    Nice target. What was the center elevation, at chest-height?
  7. Levelcross

    Levelcross New Member

    Not bad, the dry fire will help with the flinch, also try a sighting in target and see where you are putting your shots. Practice often, not just spray lead down range, take time to look and see what the results are.
  8. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Another way to check if you are anticipating recoil is to get some snap caps, and randomly load them in your mag. That way when you hit one if you here click and you move off target you are anticipating, if not then you are fine.

    I actually don't have this problem, but I spent years shooting air soft and paintball guns so there was never any recoil to anticipate.

    Also someone else found this site for me:

    Some cool stuff in there including custom targets to download and print out.
  9. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    Not bad for seven yards!
  10. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    An exercise I use to help make the shooter more conscious of flinch and recoil anticipation/heeling:

    Place a SPENT CARTRIDGE on top of the slide after racking it with no magazine and chamber empty. The casing will block the sights, that's OK. Pretend you see the front sight, aim in a safe direction with the rear sight only, and squeeze the trigger. If the casing falls or jerks or tilts, this is lack of follow-thru (pistol is moved). Especially helpful with revolvers and small semiautos.

    Just a thought....
  11. Thanks everyone for all your help. I was shooting at chest level. I followed some of the recommendations here at shot better tonight. I will post my target tomorrow.
  12. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    Good for you!

    Remember: practice is key, muscle memory is king!
  13. And slow is smooth, smooth is fast!