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New Shooter with a Glock 19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mrclean099, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. mrclean099

    mrclean099

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    I fired my Glock 19 at the range for the first time today. It was fun, but I'm still a bit nervous around handguns. It took about 50 rounds before my hand would quit shaking. That's funny, because I didn't have that problem at all when I was with the instructor. Still, I went through 150 rounds and did pretty well at close range. I was able to group my shots within 7 inches of the bullseye at 7 yds. and within 10 inches at 15 yds., with a few stray shots that were way off. I still need a lot of practice. The recoil was noticeably greater than the Glock 17, but not overwhelming.

    The good news is that I am comfortable with my Glock 19. It feels good in my hands and I have no problem loading, firing, and maintaining it. Clean up was a snap, and everything functions properly according to the owner's manual. I fired Winchester 115 gr. "Luger" rounds through it today. I have the factory 10 round mags. From my limited experience, nothing seemed out of wack.

    The important thing though, is that I feel very safe using the pistol. The only thing I'm timid about is the shooting. I think I'm just anticipating the recoil too much, and need to loosen up a bit. Also, on the 15 yd. targets, my shots would fall low to the right or left a lot. What would cause that?


    -Matt C.-
     
  2. Perry F.

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    Hey! Yeh flinching causes low left shots for me, I'm right handed shooter.
    I go through periods of flinching, I find if I concentrate more on front sight, and let the trigger break be a suprise I shoot much better.
    From what I learned on this board, trigger control is a HUGE part of shooting accuratley.
    You just need practice. You should dry fire also.
     

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    I just realized something. The shot groupings were not "from the bullseye" but from each other, centered on the bullseye. After reading my post I realized the mistake. I'm not that bad of a shot.


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    Front sight focus, trigger control, proper grip and stance are the four basic fundamentals for accurate shooting.

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    snap caps got me out of flinching...
     
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    This might help.

    -Andy

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