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Ever had a gun that fit you well just... Not agree with you?


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I traded for this beautiful 20ga Rizzini sporting clays gun. When I shoulder it, the beads are lined up perfectly. It feels great in my hands, has a great trigger, etc. Yet somehow I can't hit anything with it. I have now shot three games of clays with it on different days, and I'm shooting a good 10-15 birds below my average with it! It's going to be a shame to get rid of the thing because it's so pretty, but I'm at a loss. Anyone else ever experienced this?

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Not with a shotgun, but with a handgun... Sig P229 was a excellent fit for my hands with all the controls at the right place, and the sights always lining up naturally any which way I pointed it. It was a wonderful gun for stand and shoot games like plates, but I couldn't hit the broadside of a barn for run and gun games like USPSA.

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Nothing unusual about that happening, but I know it sucks. It is usually a POI issue, or maybe, like many shooters, you just shoot a light whippy gun like crap.

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Yeah, I did check the poi, and I was bummed when that wasn't it. It's not the light gun issue, cuz I shoot my little 28ga as well as I do a heavy 12 within about 30 yards. Oh well, s several have said, it will soon be on my guns I once owned list.

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Yep, I have this same relationship with my 34. Instead of fight it I am going back to the platform that works with me and not against me.

Yeah... It would be so much easier if the gun wasn't so darn pretty. I got kinda depressed today when I was taking the pics to post it online for sale.

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Yeah, anything from Glock... With the exception of my G21 curiously enough. I carried a G22 while I was on SWAT and hated it.

I even got some personal attention from TGO while at the SWAT Round-Up to correct my grip on the 22... didn't work. Sorry Rob.

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Yeah, anything from Glock... With the exception of my G21 curiously enough. I carried a G22 while I was on SWAT and hated it.

I even got some personal attention from TGO while at the SWAT Round-Up to correct my grip on the 22... didn't work. Sorry Rob.

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as soon as i pick up a glock, especially a gen 4, i go "ooh.. that's nice."

then i begin to fall less and less in love with it while i try to... you know... hit things with it. :blush:

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Yeah, anything from Glock... With the exception of my G21 curiously enough. I carried a G22 while I was on SWAT and hated it.

I even got some personal attention from TGO while at the SWAT Round-Up to correct my grip on the 22... didn't work. Sorry Rob.

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as soon as i pick up a glock, especially a gen 4, i go "ooh.. that's nice."

then i begin to fall less and less in love with it while i try to... you know... hit things with it. :blush:

Yep, That's just about how it works for me.

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Had a Ljutic Mono I shot trap with. Had a stock made to fit me so I could get the correct sight picture. Struggled with it for 6 months. For me it swung and balanced terrible. Felt like swinging a 2x4. Lost an average of 4 to 5 birds. Finally traded it off for a Perazzi. Scores went back up. Sometimes even if a gun fits you, it might feel better then what it was, but still not great.  

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLEPXAV2e1FfAF-NDP6jq5Q

If everything lines up (patterning, POA vs POI etc) buy/rent a shotkam or tactacam and see where you are missing. If the camera is mounted to your barrel, it can also show you how erratic your swing is. 

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Yes. My Rizzini Vertex. Patters awesome, fits awesome, looks awesome... it's the one that I wanted to love and was the go to shotgun every time I went to the safe. But when I get out to the field, I can't beat 21 in trap or 22 in skeet. When I pick up my 690, without practice I can get 25 in trap and 23 in skeet... every time. just weird.

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On 7/1/2020 at 11:47 AM, CJW3 said:

whats the best distance to test POI at for trap guns?

 

Q? Are you a new trap shooter and using an open choke like Mod? Or, are you using a tighter constriction?  

 

I ask because If you check POI at likely trap bird distances of 40' with a tight choke (whether you're shooting / using a looser choke or not) I think you'd be well served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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