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ben123  [Member]
8/25/2010 5:58:27 PM EST
HI all,

so after buying my first stag ar 15, i decided to get a handgun. After much pondering i got the glock 22. I have only had it for 2 weeks now and have put maybe 200 rounds. I only have prior experience with 9 mm. I have shot my brothers ruger sr9 9mm pistol. The accuracy is very good. You can shoot literally up to 75 yards and it is dead on (though its not meant for that) . So with my glock, i guessed that it would be less accurate cuz of the bigger caliber but boy i think i must be a bad shooter because i cant seem to to hit anything! Im aiming in the direction of the target but most of the time i dont even hit it!. And this is from 25 yards, im embarrassed to tell you all this. could any of you all give me any advice on how to improve my accuracy or your experiences with the glock 22 and how well you do at shooting it? At first i was thinking that something was wrong with the darn gun. But everybody just tells me that i just have to get used to it. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
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Justin-Kase  [Life Member]
8/25/2010 6:13:36 PM EST
Start by moving the target closer. No more than 5-7 yards max.
Get used to the trigger and the gun at close range and then increase the distance gradually as you improve.

If you don't get satisfactory results up close then have somebody check to make sure everything is working properly on the pistol.
nicojh  [Member]
8/25/2010 6:15:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By ben123:
HI all,

so after buying my first stag ar 15, i decided to get a handgun. After much pondering i got the glock 22. I have only had it for 2 weeks now and have put maybe 200 rounds. I only have prior experience with 9 mm. I have shot my brothers ruger sr9 9mm pistol. The accuracy is very good. You can shoot literally up to 75 yards and it is dead on (though its not meant for that) . So with my glock, i guessed that it would be less accurate cuz of the bigger caliber but boy i think i must be a bad shooter because i cant seem to to hit anything! Im aiming in the direction of the target but most of the time i dont even hit it!. And this is from 25 yards, im embarrassed to tell you all this. could any of you all give me any advice on how to improve my accuracy or your experiences with the glock 22 and how well you do at shooting it? At first i was thinking that something was wrong with the darn gun. But everybody just tells me that i just have to get used to it. Any help is appreciated. Thank you


Your not use to the trigger....Lots of dry firing and lots of practice will fix it...Your most likely jerking the trigger or anticipating the recoil to much that its throwing off your aim.
Jinxsters  [Team Member]
8/25/2010 6:26:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By nicojh:
Originally Posted By ben123:
HI all,

so after buying my first stag ar 15, i decided to get a handgun. After much pondering i got the glock 22. I have only had it for 2 weeks now and have put maybe 200 rounds. I only have prior experience with 9 mm. I have shot my brothers ruger sr9 9mm pistol. The accuracy is very good. You can shoot literally up to 75 yards and it is dead on (though its not meant for that) . So with my glock, i guessed that it would be less accurate cuz of the bigger caliber but boy i think i must be a bad shooter because i cant seem to to hit anything! Im aiming in the direction of the target but most of the time i dont even hit it!. And this is from 25 yards, im embarrassed to tell you all this. could any of you all give me any advice on how to improve my accuracy or your experiences with the glock 22 and how well you do at shooting it? At first i was thinking that something was wrong with the darn gun. But everybody just tells me that i just have to get used to it. Any help is appreciated. Thank you


Your not use to the trigger....Lots of dry firing and lots of practice will fix it...Your most likely jerking the trigger or anticipating the recoil to much that its throwing off your aim.


This. Buy some dummy rounds. Put them in your magazine and then fire, see if you have any anticipation or bad trigger squeeze. Trust me you'll find out real fast that way. And they only cost a few bucks.
ben123  [Member]
8/25/2010 6:34:31 PM EST
alright thank you for the advice! Will do! Probably go to the range tommoro and get some practice. I wonder what groupings people are able to get with the glock 22 at 25 yards just so i can set a goal.
nicojh  [Member]
8/25/2010 6:45:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By ben123:
alright thank you for the advice! Will do! Probably go to the range tommoro and get some practice. I wonder what groupings people are able to get with the glock 22 at 25 yards just so i can set a goal.


Iv done 175 yard shooting with my 9mm It was pretty windy out and the sights were about 4 times the size of the target at that distance so needless to say i didnt do so hot but its cool to count the time between the shot and when the round hits the dirt and to see how much its drifted and dropped
ARDestructo  [Member]
8/25/2010 7:55:42 PM EST
You don't need the dummy rounds. It's muscle memory. Fire a few rounds, quickly take the mag out, unchamber the round, reaim, pull the trigger. Same effect as a dummy round.

Smart money says you're anticipating and pushing the gun down and left as you pull the trigger. I'll bet 500 internet dollars on it. This happens with guns with bigger recoil.
novaDAK  [Team Member]
8/26/2010 7:26:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
You don't need the dummy rounds. It's muscle memory. Fire a few rounds, quickly take the mag out, unchamber the round, reaim, pull the trigger. Same effect as a dummy round.

Smart money says you're anticipating and pushing the gun down and left as you pull the trigger. I'll bet 500 internet dollars on it. This happens with guns with bigger recoil.

The purpose of the dummy round is so you don't KNOW the gun won't fire when you pull the trigger. Especially if you have someone else load your mag so you don't know where the dummy round is in the mag.
nicojh  [Member]
8/26/2010 7:57:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By novaDAK:

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
You don't need the dummy rounds. It's muscle memory. Fire a few rounds, quickly take the mag out, unchamber the round, reaim, pull the trigger. Same effect as a dummy round.

Smart money says you're anticipating and pushing the gun down and left as you pull the trigger. I'll bet 500 internet dollars on it. This happens with guns with bigger recoil.

The purpose of the dummy round is so you don't KNOW the gun won't fire when you pull the trigger. Especially if you have someone else load your mag so you don't know where the dummy round is in the mag.


This

You need to have a couple dummy rounds and have someone else load your mags and put the dummy rounds at random points in each mag so you have no idea when its not going to fire.... Its also a good way to practice malfunction drills or FTF drills
JonnyVain  [Member]
8/26/2010 9:35:41 AM EST
As was said, move the target closer and see when your shots aim.

Many people shoot left with a Glock. The reason for this is the extended distance between the backstrap and the trigger. There are two solutions to this.

1) This is how I cured my left shooting. Hold your hands like you have the gun. Pull the trigger and see where your trigger finger lies. If it lands at the base of your thumb, you are probably shooting left. Try to get the tip of your trigger finger to land at the base of the knuckle of your trigger finger. This way you won't be pushing the gun left when you pull the trigger.

2) Rotate your grip CCW (for right hand shooters, actually, reverse everything if you shoot left handed). This brings your trigger finger farther around to the left of the trigger so you are pulling to the right when you pull.


And also:
GLOCKREAPER  [Member]
8/26/2010 12:43:25 PM EST
The inherent accuracy of the Glock pistol and .40S&W cartridge is extremely good. You will note that .40 Glock's dominate their classes in the various gun games. You need to learn the Glock trigger. Keep practicing both dry and live fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWm4c99SqU
ricky_arthur  [Member]
8/26/2010 7:33:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By ben123:
alright thank you for the advice! Will do! Probably go to the range tommoro and get some practice. I wonder what groupings people are able to get with the glock 22 at 25 yards just so i can set a goal.


My G22 does just fine.


You may need some dry fire practice and practice at closer ranges before you move out to 20+ yards, But your Glock is more than capable of shooting accurately.

BTW What ammo where you using?

ARDestructo  [Member]
8/27/2010 10:51:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By novaDAK:

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
You don't need the dummy rounds. It's muscle memory. Fire a few rounds, quickly take the mag out, unchamber the round, reaim, pull the trigger. Same effect as a dummy round.

Smart money says you're anticipating and pushing the gun down and left as you pull the trigger. I'll bet 500 internet dollars on it. This happens with guns with bigger recoil.

The purpose of the dummy round is so you don't KNOW the gun won't fire when you pull the trigger. Especially if you have someone else load your mag so you don't know where the dummy round is in the mag.

I understand this. This is why I said "It's muscle memory". If you have a flinching problem, your muscles will react to the motion it has learned.
ben123  [Member]
8/29/2010 8:11:51 PM EST
Ok after some more practice I think I'm getting the hang of it. I still have a ways to go but thanks for
The input and I'm using Winchester fmj.
I really like my glock slot though
Mildew  [Team Member]
8/30/2010 5:36:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By ben123:
glock slot


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slot may refer to:

* A narrow opening through which an object can pass, for example in a:
o Vending machine slot
o Slot machine, a type of casino game
* Slot, a space for a container on a ship, usually expressed as a 20' or 40' slot (i.e. 20 or 40 feet)
* Slot (car racing), a slot in the track on which slot cars race in and are guided by
* Slot (ice hockey), the area on the hockey rink directly ahead of the goaltender between the faceoff circles on each side
* Orbital slot, allotted position for a satellite in a "crowded" orbit

I tried to figure out what a GLOCK slot is but had no luck. Did you mean GLOCK slut?

Justin-Kase  [Life Member]
8/31/2010 3:27:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mildew:
Originally Posted By ben123:
glocks a slot


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slot may refer to:

* A narrow opening through which an object can pass, for example in a:
o Vending machine slot
o Slot machine, a type of casino game
* Slot, a space for a container on a ship, usually expressed as a 20' or 40' slot (i.e. 20 or 40 feet)
* Slot (car racing), a slot in the track on which slot cars race in and are guided by
* Slot (ice hockey), the area on the hockey rink directly ahead of the goaltender between the faceoff circles on each side
* Orbital slot, allotted position for a satellite in a "crowded" orbit

I tried to figure out what a GLOCK slot is but had no luck. Did you mean GLOCK slut?



SERT103  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 5:42:26 AM EST
The glock is definitely capable of sub 4" groups at 25 yards.
Mildew  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 11:37:22 AM EST
I figured out the typo today at work. Yesterday was a long day and my brain worn out.
Definitely move the target closer. Watch Youtube videos on technique or take a class. I learned to shoot on my own and picked up some bad habits along the way that were hard to break. Since this is your first pistol you can start out right. You'll never hear anyone say "Damn, I wish I never learned proper shooting technique".
shadowcop  [Team Member]
8/31/2010 3:09:21 PM EST
Also remember, a Glock is not a natural pointer for a lot of people.
I can raise and point a 1911 without looking at the sights, and it will be real close to center. With a Glock, I have to force the front sight down to get on target.
The trigger is different from most anything else you shoot.
And the .40 is a snappy round.
Any or all of these will affect your accuracy.
Practice.
Merdoc  [Member]
8/31/2010 5:17:50 PM EST
i was all over the place with my 22 when i first got it.

for me it was a two step process; grip as well as learning the trigger.

when i got the trigger down my groups were respectable. then after i changed grips i can say my old 22 is wicked accurate.

try gripping super high and point both thumbs forward. (also my glock points well for me.)

Merdoc



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