I bought a HK fullsize .40 SW. At 7 yards the first shot was a bullseye. The rest of the 10 rounds looked like a buck shot pattern. Single action for all ten, slow rate of fire. The next 5 mags same thing. So I am wondering if gun or me. I set up some sand bags and presto 5 shots 2 inchs. So it is not the gun, it's me. Now three weeks later I am getting better. Point of impact is low and to the right. I have tried one hand, two hand and experience the same pattern. This proplem only happens in slow single action. When I shoot rapid fire at 7 yards I get a 4 inch group. Any ideas?
The human hand/eye coordination is dead on accurate when you point a handgun (or similar sized object) for about 1/10th of a second. When you start to aim, you loose accuracy.
You natural instincts for defense are kicking in when you're doing a rapid fire, and your skill is coming through when you take your time.
I'm almost in the same situation, teaching myself to shoot a handgun, but I started with 8.5x11 peices of paper, hitting 1, maybe 2 times out of 10 for the mag. Now I can place most of them, all are centered, but at the bottom of the paper. Grouping is about 5-6 inches. One of my freinds can get about 5 inch groups at 25-20 yards, so I know it's me, not the gun.
Just invest in some bulk Remington UMC ammo. It's about 17-18 cents per round when you buy the megapack of 250 rounds vs. 25+cents in the 50 round cards of almost any brand.
Nice gun, by the way. Felt great in my hands, definately not a CCW, and too much cash for my blood (well, wallet at least). Had an opportunity to shoot one earlier this week, and I taught him how to shoot a shotgun.
Last edited by jeep45238; 11-20-2005 at 10:22 AM..
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My main problem when I was learning to shoot double action revolver with two handed hold was increasing my grip pressure with my strong (right) hand just prior to ignition. Shots would pull to the right. Wasn't hard to correct; keep your grip pressure the same during trigger pull. Just concentrate and practice.
I found the cure!!! I bought the SW1911 5 inch. I shoot 2 inch groups at 8 yards dead center. 18 and 25 yards are a differant story. I think the HK USP grip was to big around. I am know on the hunt for targrt type sights for the 1911.
Welcome to the world of the 1911. For adj rear sight,check out Bo-Mar and MMC. The MMC may fit the standard dovetail cut in your slide. If you choose Bo-Mar,the slide will have to be milled to install the sight. Both sights are available from www.brownells.com .
glad you liked it
you put some nice material up for con sumption as well.
i have saved it offline as i am trying to gather as much info on the subject and condense it into one ......in an effort to come up with one set that will address all facets.