Handgun shooting tips?

>9mm
>10 yards
>10 rounds left hand
>26 round right hand
>15 rounds left hand

Right hand writing, but left eye dominant, so I switched hands trying to find what works best.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Right hand writing, but left eye dominant
    I'm the opposite and I shoot the best left handed and holding the gun a little more centered so it likes up with my right eye more. I throw and do sports right handed but still shoot better left handed because I have more time doing fine motor control with my fingers so my trigger pull is more consistent.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You should patch your targets or switch targets, it will make it easier to track your groups as well as shooting less, maybe 10 rounds at a time while you’re just practicing

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >full size silhouette at 10 yards
    >shots spread literally all over the fucking place

    Jesus fucking Christ anon, reduce distance and slow the fuck down. You shoot like you’re holding your gun sideways.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My groups were shit with a Sub2k at 15 yards, just trying to figure out the point of aim. When I got it figured out, I got those three hits on the A though. My point here is that when you're new to a gun, let alone new to shooting like OP obviously is, you're going to have shit groups until you dial things in and get used to your gun. OP is doing the right thing by demonstrating his shame and asking for advice, Anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wait, so you guys are shooting like this with long guns?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Lel, nah, not always. This was my first box through the Sub2k about a week and a half ago, so a large portion of that was the celebratory mag dump to christen it, then picking out spots to put groups to reference my point of aim. You know, normal shit you do when you first get a gun as goofy as this.

          Unrelated question, how much do you weigh?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I get what you’re saying
        I get really autistic about all my shots on one target not being at least patched up
        Typically my groups with long guns at such a short distance is at most one inch

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You need to work on controlling your breathing. Breathe naturally. Inhale, exhale, Inhale, exhale, then before breathing back in, fire. Do not hold your breath, instead fire at the natural trough between exhale and Inhale.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I know bro, like I side, I was figuring out the point of aim and picking out places to put the groups after the initial mag dump. Once I figured out how high I needed to place the front sight, I got that group of three on the A at the head.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine posting this and not being embarrassed

        Reduce it? To what? The shortest distance I’ve every shot was 10 yards. I was basically forced to start shooting pistol at 25 and now anything shorter is easy as fuck. Not saying OP should do this just curious

        5 until most of his shots are in the 9 and 10 ring. Then out to 7, then 10. If you’re not completely incompetent it shouldn’t take long to accomplish.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nothing to be embarrassed about, Anon. We all do silly things when we're new to something and we should have enough humility to acknowledge when we suck. But I'm willing to learn from the experts. Can you post your groupings and give us a master class?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reduce it? To what? The shortest distance I’ve every shot was 10 yards. I was basically forced to start shooting pistol at 25 and now anything shorter is easy as fuck. Not saying OP should do this just curious

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably flinching. I have problems with it.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What was taught to me and what has worked well for me is
    Good firm grip but not too tight, pull the trigger straight back, only focus on the front sight, your rear sight and target should be blurry and to think of the rear sight as something you are looking through

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    10 yards? Ten? 1-0? Jesus christ

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some guys had some okay advice here, OP. What you should do is just shoot with your dominant hand. If you're using something like isosceles or weaver stance, your dominant eye shouldn't matter so much... Not that it doesn't matter at all, but you're better off with a handgun doing things like this than with a long arm. Anyway, I've included a little chart that can help you diagnose how you're fucking up and for your weird left eye-right hand dominance thing, try and find some help from YouTube or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Aren't these terrible and don't actually help you whatsoever?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yep

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It makes me wonder because you can usually just adjust your sights to compensate, so long as you don’t have extreme problems and mostly know what you’re doing
        If I shoot from a rest, removing as much human error as possible and my shots are way the fuck off in one way or another I adjust my sights

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're anticipating recoil with your right hand and you're jerking the trigger. Smooth straight pull, don't anticipate. Left hand see pic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you're shooting that inaccurately 99% of the time it's this, if you can't just stop try mixing snap caps in to your mag randomly. Helps you notice and reduce flinch and train for failures.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is something very wrong here and it's not your cross-eye dominance.
    Go back to the .22 at 25m until you've got the basics nailed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if he cant hit shit at 9 meters what makes you think he will manage at 25?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because a .22 isn't going to have huge fat "combat" sights and takes recoil out of the equation. It's a lot easier than you think.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the kind of shooting you see when a noguns gets invited by a hasguns to the range and someone just plops a pistol in his hands and tells him to shoot. So of course all of his shots are flying wide based on how he is overpowering the trigger and pushing the muzzle down to fight recoil. It is the same mistake literally everyone makes. Thankfully they are both easy fixes. Just stop fucking doing those things

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's easier to get the basics down on a .22.
        Significantly easier and those habits transfer, that's why everyone gets taught with a .22 at 25m.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >that's why everyone gets taught with a .22 at 25m.
          this is not a common occurrence.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It is when you're actually taught properly. I don't care what morons do.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Why do I get the feeling you're trying to fit in?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Why do I get the feeling you learned by shooting broken fridges?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You type like someone with a very high BMI.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Projecting, much? When was the last time you've seen your dick?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It seems I have struck a chord with this landwhale.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I learned by my dad taking me to the range

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That’s how me and my sister learned… also how pretty much everyone I know in boy scouts learned…

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i feel sorry for you anon

            It's easier to get the basics down on a .22.
            Significantly easier and those habits transfer, that's why everyone gets taught with a .22 at 25m.

            It is when you're actually taught properly. I don't care what morons do.

            based and europilled, my range has a minimum distance of 25 yards so it forces you to git gud fast

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            retard

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I learned to shoot with a bb gun when I was 7 like a proper American you fucking commie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not op but I can do pretty good with my ruger mark 1. Granted I think it's due to it's trigger being very nice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the kind of shooting you see when a noguns gets invited by a hasguns to the range and someone just plops a pistol in his hands and tells him to shoot. So of course all of his shots are flying wide based on how he is overpowering the trigger and pushing the muzzle down to fight recoil. It is the same mistake literally everyone makes. Thankfully they are both easy fixes. Just stop fucking doing those things

      I’ve been told to get a .22. I don’t have one, but I might rent one from the range just to see if it helps.

      t. OP

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It helps in that you can shoot it more since ammo is cheap… and honestly even with the much smaller caliber the repetition of practice with proper form is gonna help more than any other singular piece of advice… the more frequently you shoot the better results your gonna see..

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you even trying?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    90% of new shooter handgun issues I've seen is from bad grip or bad arm form. Torsos also aren't good for noobs to test groups with because there's no repeatable place to aim at. That comes later once you've shot at a bunch of ipsc a zones.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm left handed, right eye dominant, and do lots of things (mainly playing half a dozen instruments) right handed, and find shooting right handed far more natural. Might just also be a case of picking one and getting a shitload more practice, my groups sucked when I started too.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    jerking the trigger and overfuckingthinking shootin

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    jesus chirst maby schedule an eye exam.

    talk about degrees of freedom....this fuckers hitting the barn 80° of target

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He paid for that target so he's gonna use the whole thing

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you know how to break a trigger? Practice during dry fire. Find the wall, and try to be able to break the trigger without moving the sights. Dry fire for 20 minutes a day until you can get the trigger to break reliably. If you’re just fumbling in the dark without knowing where the trigger will break during the pull, you’re gonna have a ton of errant shots.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also, from your circled images, you’re seriously jerking your trigger. You’re pulling your left handed shots low right and right handed shots low left, which is highly indicative you have no idea how to break the trigger. Dry fire more, and you’ll improve quickly.

      Also, make sure you’re not sympathetically clenching your trigger finger by having your firing hand grip too tight. Keep your firing hand grip firm but not strained, and your support hand grip very tight.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have a gen 1 shield and even dry firing it's still just a bitch to actually shoot straight. Gonna get a trigger kit for it probably, or maybe sell it. Idk.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Dry fire more
        Not him but dry fire does nothing for me. I can dryfire perfectly at home but at the range I will still break my wrist down for about 30% of the shots. Maybe the grip angle just sucks for me and I should get a different gun

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          sounds like flinching
          make sure you double up on ear pro

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also, from your circled images, you’re seriously jerking your trigger. You’re pulling your left handed shots low right and right handed shots low left, which is highly indicative you have no idea how to break the trigger. Dry fire more, and you’ll improve quickly.

      Also, make sure you’re not sympathetically clenching your trigger finger by having your firing hand grip too tight. Keep your firing hand grip firm but not strained, and your support hand grip very tight.

      Thanks! This makes sense.

      t. OP

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no worries m8

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not fuking kidding here:
    Load five rounds
    Point the front blade at the target.
    Squeeeeeeze the trigger over and over.
    Follow through - this means after you fire the shots you run away and then you travel to another state and shut up and stay there until you know nobody want's to "talk to you to clear things up"

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Right hand right eye get good scrub

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get it how does eye dominance matter when you're shooting a handgun? even if you're using weaver stance can't you just move your feet?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What stance do you guys take when shooting? I'm still trying the classic isosceles but i'm slowly shifting into a weaver stance which helps me get my sight picture really fast when drawing.

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