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I went to the range this morning and put about 100 rounds through my 1911 and I noticed that I kept shooting low so I tried a different sight picture and still I was shooting low...I noticed what was wrong at the same time I noticed that I had a magazine problem ( my extractor didnt grab the lip of the last round) this revealed that I was anticipating recoil and flinching. I made a consious effort not to do either and it brought me back up to target but it was a suprising discovery nonetheless and I need to fix it permanently

Should I get snap caps and mix them in with my range ammo or what? I'm not a jumpy person or afraid of my handgun or anything so I really dont know what the deal is. Anyone got any suggestions?
 

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Happens to the best of us. I say whip out the 22 pistol and get after it. And throw in some snap caps in the 1911. Just my 2 cents worth.
 

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I found the same problem with me. I'll give you the advice I was given by Rodney May.

"Let the gun recoil. Recoil is a natural process of firing a gun, so learn to use it."

The gist was to NOT fight it. Learn to DRIVE the gun.
 

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Its not FLINCHING..... Its just TIMING............ :)


No, its flinching....... Take a deep breath and start again.........

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Sometimes it takes some time for it to "register" with your brain that it really is OK to have those big explosions going off in front of your face....that's fixed with trigger time

1st off...don't start off learning to shoot a handgun...with a 45 auto.....Lose the macho for a while get a good S&W 357 Mag revo with some light 38's in it

The best way to cure a "flinch" is to shoot a mid-size to large revolver in double action mode...Learn trigger control on a good revolver...

then switch to the semi...


Forget recoil...you can't beat it...learn to use it

Dry Fire a double action a lot at home....Have someone place a dime down flat on the front site...now press that trigger till you can keep the dime up there....it may take a while
 

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shoot a couple hundred rounds a day and you'll be cured and broke. the flinching problem won't matter then cause you can't buy ammo. :blol:

For real though, practice the dry firing more and .22 is a good idea.
Practice will stop it eventually.
 

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Now that you mention it, I havent been dry firing as much lately. I will try to get back on that. The .22 idea is great...I just need a .22 same for the revolver its more of an "I only have one handgun" thing than a "macho" thing. My friend that I usually go to the range with almost always brings his ruger markII .22 and we shoot a couple hundred rounds through it before we move on to the bigger guns but I was by myself this time and didnt do the "warm ups" with the .22, I bet that has something to do with it.

...and if I could shoot a couple hundred rounds a day I would happier than a dog with three balls.







...tennis balls, they like to chase em and chew on em and stuff.This is a family forum, get your mind out of the gutter.
 
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