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Ok, I used to have to shoot high to hit center left. Just about had that worked out, then I started modding my G26. Put a new Kineti-Tech flat trigger, just the shoe, on with a Ghost 3.5 Ultimate connector on, plus a few other goodies that have nothing to do with the firing or aiming process. Anyway, one, I’m tickled that the gun even works lol! I tore it down completely for the surgery, and have never done anything like that before. Found out that Glock is very easy to tear down. Anyway, so now I’ve completely eliminated the “left” issue, but having to aim a few inches over top of target in order to hit dead center. Is this a technique issue I can easily fix? I blew off almost 250 rounds today, had a blast, and tore out a huge hole almost dead center.
 

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Trigger manipulation has everything to do with where the rounds hit, especially as you get further out. Assuming your sights are correct, Poa=poi out to well beyond 30y. First check your sight or better still, have a good shooter shoot your gun & check the sights. If the sights are off, fix that first. The. You can diagnose a shooting problem.
 

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How are you using the sights? Are you expecting to need a 6:00 hold? If so, that could be your problem. Without a bunch of background info on your experiences with handguns, it’s hard to give advice beyond “quit anticipating recoil” and “learn how a sight picture should look.”
 

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What sights are you using? Ammo? Hold?
 

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TruGlo sights. They’re as close to dead center as you’ll see, but no, not calibrated. I shoot two handed and one handed, each hand, doesn’t matter. Using extended mags so I’m getting a a good firm grip, and there’s hardly any recoil to speak of. Guess I could be anticipating, but I surely wouldn’t think so.
 

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You make it sound like you're very consistently shooting the same, so I agree it's probably not you anticipating. Do you have other Glocks? If so, how do they print for you? I don't have experience with TruGlo sights, so I don't know if they're made to use the same sight picture as stock Glock sights. I assume they would be the same. Are they adjustable?

Also, how far off are we talking about? Is it 1" low at 10 yards? 6" low at 5 yards?
 

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Again, have someone else, a good shooter, shoot your gun, slow fire @ 50ft. The sights very well could be the wrong height &/or installed incorrectly. Verify that first, otherwise you are just guessing. You may need a little taller front if shooting consistently high or lower front if shooting low.
 

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You make it sound like you're very consistently shooting the same, so I agree it's probably not you anticipating. Do you have other Glocks? If so, how do they print for you? I don't have experience with TruGlo sights, so I don't know if they're made to use the same sight picture as stock Glock sights. I assume they would be the same. Are they adjustable?

Also, how far off are we talking about? Is it 1" low at 10 yards? 6" low at 5 yards?
I'm still new here, Haven't figured out how to post pics yet. Anyway, there are two maybe foot across round targets, one on top of the other. Aiming at middle or so of the top targets, I cut an about 2" wide line completely across the target between the two circles darn near cutting it in half. Yes, two other Glocks, both aim close to true, maybe a little low left. No, sights not adjustable except side to side with rear sight.
 

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If you are shooting 6-7" low at any distance under 50y, something is dramatically wrong with your sights first, or the way you see the sights or your sight alignment, how you place the sights on the target or sight picture. First make sure it isnt the sights, otherwise you are just wasting ammo.
 

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Before you continue to spend more money, make sure human error is out of the picture.

Make sure your trigger control, sight alignment and grip are where they need to be. If you’re able to fire other pistols well with no issues, try this last tip. Next time you go to the range, ask your shooting partner to try out your gun (see if he/she has the same issues). If you shoot alone, I’d ask an employee at the range to shoot your gun, goal here is to see if it’s human error. If there’s still an issue, after another person fires it, then you can look at adjustments to the firearm. I give you these tips first, because I’ve seen many issues in the past and most had nothing to do with the pistol. I wish you luck.
 

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And be aware that the act of shooting itself is diagnostic. The mechanics are easy. The hard part is the observation. Your goal should be to be able to evaluate your shooting in real time, at speed.
I couldn’t agree more. I recommend video taping yourself, it could be a valuable tool. Also, video taping yourself during “dry fire” practice, is critical and could help you catch your own mistakes. Best of all, it’s free.
 

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From what you’ve said, I would be inclined to suggest that you are consistently dipping. When you said that you were aiming high and hitting low and left before upgrading the trigger, could the “low left” been about 7 o’clock? For a right handed shooter, this indicates trigger jerk as well as dipping. Have someone else shoot your pistol to see where it impacts. If it impacts point of aim, then its you. The first thing I recommend is dry firing. Anywhere from 15-30 minutes a day to start, and 10-15 after that to maintain. Just make sure the pistol is unloaded and the ammo is far away from the gun (another room) when you practice. I’ve seen shooters over the years switching to guns with lighter or better triggers, or smaller, lighter recoiling calibers and find themselves shooting more accurately - for a time. Then the old habits resurface for lack of focused training and they’re back to having issues.
 
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