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    I'm shooting a 9mm semi-auto and a .22 target pistol.
    I'm a new shooter and I'm trying to improve my aim.
    I'm using a 2 handed grip and I feel my grip and stance are pretty solid.
    I've had instruction and I have the basic idea, but I want to get much better.
    Now the thing is, with the 9mm I'm consistently low, and my groups are pretty scattered.
    I'm shooting from 9 yards with the 9mm. I'm hitting the target, but a few inches below center, consistently.
    I guess the key there is raise the gun a little. But I'm trying to sight the target exactly.

    With the .22, it's a different story.
    I'm shooting from 10 yards and 15 yards so far.
    My groups are much better - much tighter.
    But I'm always to the right.
    I started high right, and now my elevation is better but I'm always right.
    I tried adjusting the rear sight - as discussed in the included manual - to no avail.
    The elevation adjustment I made helped the height - but no matter what I do or how I adjust the rear sight I'm on the right.
    The only way I can get to the center is by definitely aiming intentionally left.

    I understand the concept of not moving the gun when you're "squeezing" the trigger. I get that, and I'm reasonably stable.
    I'd say it was ME except I feel my groups are good, so my shooting is pretty precise - if not that accurate.

    I know there are better sights, better barrels, better triggers. But first I want to get better myself. Then I'll upgrade the equipment.

    So, any feedback would be welcome.

    (and if it's "aim left", then thanks a bundle in advance)

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    I will say that the rear sight is adjustable, and I can turn the screw counterclockwise to - as the manual says - move the group to the left on the target.
    And I've already done so but maybe I need to do it more.
    Can't understand why I need to change it so much though.

    I'm a righty and shoot right handed, sighting with both eyes open, but sighting with my dominant (right) eye.
    I tried shooting opposite handed and eyed, and actually was a little more accurate.
    The group was still on the right though.
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    FWIW... I can not shoot tight groups with my shields despite being able to with most every other handgun I own.
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    Good vid on the subject from an awesome guy

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    EXCELLENT!
    Just what I was looking for.
    Just looked at the target so far.
    Will really study the video.

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    my right eye is dominant. I've done this test many times.
    I watched the video and it's excellent.
    I was a bit confused about a few things - locking the wrists, for example.
    I know of no mechanism that locks the wrist, like the elbow or knee.
    The guy is fantastic - I'm not speed shooting like his is, though.
    I like to take my time - I enjoy it.
    As far as his stance - and he advises a square stance - it makes perfect sense, but I've been practicing - and I've been instructed - in a boxing like stance - leading with my left.
    I was just starting to feel comfortable - but I have nothing against trying his stance.
    There are a lot of similarities to golf, I notice.
    Aim, stance, grip, balance.
    But I can remember getting certain things down with the grip and stance, and suddenly golf became easier.
    With practice comes greater mastery.
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    The speed shooting aspect is irrelevant. He teaching fundamentals of grip and technique that net consistent accuracy. Focus on that.
    Do not be afraid to alter or stray from how you've been instructed. Your instructor taught you how he shoots and that's not necessarily how you should shoot. You haven't been shooting long enough to have developed bad habits
    Now is the time to find your groove.

    Try some things.
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    Im willing to bet your anticipating the recoil of the 9mm. Is why your groups are not as good. I was the same way with my larger caliper hand guns till i got over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    Im willing to bet your anticipating the recoil of the 9mm. Is why your groups are not as good. I was the same way with my larger caliper hand guns till i got over it.
    That's certainly the case.
    How do you not?
    I was dry firing last night, watching the front sight dip down every time I pulled the trig.

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