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JoeSoop

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  1. JoeSoop

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    Not uncommon, especially when reaching top speed as you mentioned. If you are doing A, then low C it’s usually a matter of crunching the trigger due to speed and not getting a good pull. If you are going low C, low C or low C and then D or M, then it’s an aiming issue with the dot and then some trigger crunch. My suggestions: try shooting 5 or 6 shots as fast as you can on one target and do it until mostly As or a C or two to the side (but not low). This will force following the dot and making sure you have a very tight grip (you said you are not new to the sport, but when we go at high speeds the grip sometimes loosens up to be able to manipulate the trigger faster. Stay tight with the support hand, keep the strong hand more relaxed). Once the hits are good on this drill, then work in another target to transition to. So, 2-3 rapid shots on one target and then transition to the second and do the same. This will tell you in you need to get a better sight picture on the first target or the transition is what’s tripping you up. Now, it “could” be a timing issue based on your load and spring, but 8-10lb spring with that PF should not cause low hits. However, every open gun is a bit different. I shoot open, 9mm Major, customer shorty (4.25in barrel) 2011 with 6 ports and 10lb variable recoil spring. Load is 124g JHP over 7.0gr of WAC with OAL of 1.168-1.170. PF is 171. Good luck!
  2. Hi Power Jack has it right. Try facing a mirror and focus on not moving any part of your shoulders, head or neck when bringing the sights up to eye level. You can even put a piece of tape on the mirror where the top of your head is to focus on keeping it level when bringing the gun up. “Don’t practice until you can get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.”
  3. Listen to Cha-Lee. He is 100% spot on. Swinging your arms causes overtravel or sloppy aim on the next target. Use your lower body to transition and your arms just go along for the ride. Check out his YouTube page...he has drill videos specifically for this. When you dry fire for 30 minutes and do transitions your legs and glutes should be sore the next day, not your shoulders and arms. If not you are doing it wrong. All about the cone of fire...right Cha-Lee? see, I was listening.
  4. After running her a few more times this past week I agree. Working on that grip change.
  5. That makes sense theWacoKid. I am just starting to get comfortable with the new platform. Dry firing a ton...getting there. Thanks for your input!
  6. Great info BigJerm...thanks for sharing the regiment. Will work it into my training for sure.
  7. Thanks Jack! Working on it
  8. Interesting perspective. I have a very aggressive metal grip so that’s no issue. And it does seem like most open guns are constructed to promote yours hands more behind that gun versus up the slide like lighter guns. Thx!
  9. What is that line...professionals don’t practice until they get it right...they practice until they can’t get it wrong.
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