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Old September 9th, 2009, 02:47 PM #11
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I don't think anyone's recommended it yet, but one thing that's helped me is getting some snap caps and dry firing at home while looking at a blank, white surface (like a wall) to make sure my sights are lined up.
I usually make sure to aim at something specific when doing dry firing exercises because that way I also know that I'm holding steady as well as maintaining a good sight picture.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 02:53 PM #12
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I have a problem with trigger control...my shots are always to the left and down.

I saw a website once (I believe) that showed where your shots were landing and what it probably meant...like, down and to the left probably being due to trigger pull if you're right-handed. Can't remember where that was...

I don't think anyone's recommended it yet, but one thing that's helped me is getting some snap caps and dry firing at home while looking at a blank, white surface (like a wall) to make sure my sights are lined up.

Good luck!
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http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf/files...ightHanded.pdf

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http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf/files...LeftHanded.pdf
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I have thought about getting this for my Ruger Blackhawk 357/9mm convertible.
Dose it actually help with the sight picture?

According to the Chart I am "Pushing" (Anticipating Recoil)
with my SR-9, Single Six, and blackhawk 357/9mm

Funny thing is with my 44mag @ 25ft i can usualy get 3 out of 6 in or tutching the red and it has more Recoil than the others.

Guess maybe I'm going to have to get some coaching on what I am doing right with the 44mag and wrong with the others
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Old September 9th, 2009, 06:12 PM #14
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I have thought about getting this for my Ruger Blackhawk 357/9mm convertible.
Dose it actually help with the sight picture?

According to the Chart I am "Pushing" (Anticipating Recoil)
with my SR-9, Single Six, and blackhawk 357/9mm

Funny thing is with my 44mag @ 25ft i can usualy get 3 out of 6 in or tutching the red and it has more Recoil than the others.

Guess maybe I'm going to have to get some coaching on what I am doing right with the 44mag and wrong with the others
I have shot 2Ό in, 5 shot groups, @ 40 yds, with my Old Army. (Hunting load / 1036 fps)
I have also put venison in the freezer with that combination!
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Old September 9th, 2009, 06:22 PM #15
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If it is a new gun read the manual that came with the gun. Every manufacturer has different ways of setting up sights. My XD says to use a 6 o'clock hold, my Ruger is different. The same manufacturer with a different model or caliber could be different. The XD 9 & 40 is a different frame then the 45 and may sight differently. Read the manual to see what type yours has.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 06:29 PM #16
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I have shot 2Ό in, 5 shot groups, @ 40 yds, with my Old Army. (Hunting load / 1036 fps)
I have also put venison in the freezer with that combination!
Well I guess that answers that. I'm also going to try some of that Ghost Glow
on the front sight. any particular color u recommend?

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Well I guess that answers that. I'm also going to try some of that Ghost Glow
on the front sight. any particular color u recommend?

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I don’t put "Glow front sight" on muzzle loaders.
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I went to the range again yesterday to practice my shooting. I used the combat hold or running of the dots and it went on target. I shot better this time around. But then again you can never tell since I can't hold the gun steady. Anyone know what it the manual says is the recommended way to set up sights for a M&P 9 full sized? Combat, standard of 6 O'clock?
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I went to the range again yesterday to practice my shooting. I used the combat hold or running of the dots and it went on target. I shot better this time around. But then again you can never tell since I can't hold the gun steady. Anyone know what it the manual says is the recommended way to set up sights for a M&P 9 full sized? Combat, standard of 6 O'clock?
The manual says nothing about it, just a crapload of "DON'T DO THIS" instructions, however both my M&P compact and M&P pro were set up for a combat hold. The compact shoots anything from 115gr winchester value packs to 124+p and 147gr ammo to about the same point of aim, however the Pro shot 115gr wwb or UMC about 2-4" low(even with a combat sight hold), 124+p and 147gr hit dead square in the center, this is all sighting in at 20 yards on a rest, that takes most variables out of the equation. I guess the longer barrel and wider range of velocities affects the 5" pro more than the compact when it comes to point of aim. I replaced the sights with a Novak adjustable in the rear, and matching(taller) green fiber optic sight in the front, and now it will drill the bullseye all day long, as long as it is adjusted to compensate for ammo and distance.
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By all means practice generally, and trigger pull specifically.
BUT ... I dislike 3 dot sights. "for me" they frequently havee different POI than real sight picture. But 3 dots can be easily cured. They can all bbe blacked out for an Old School sight picture. Or if desiring a higher vizability sight picture, I brightly color intire front sight. I know the majority opinion goes the other way, but my prefenennces are firm.
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