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Posted: 6/10/2002 3:38:29 PM EST
Here are 2 pics of my results shooting my Springfield 1911 V12 .45. I was using Winchester Q4170 230gr. The targets are Official 50ft Slow Fire pistol targets. I was shooting in an indoor range with the target at 50ft and was shooting in the standard standing position .
The first pic is 14 rounds(2 mags) into the target. The second is 21(3 mags) rounds.
With the majority of the shots seemingly yo be to the left, I am thinking that I may be either may not have a proper trigger finger positioning or I may be squeezing the rest of my hand or fingertips.
What do you guys think?


Link Posted: 6/10/2002 4:31:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:05:26 PM EST
I wouldn't change anything on sights yet. How many rounds through the SA? It will take 500 to 1000 rounds for all of the parts to seat.

I would also relax your hands some and see what happens.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:19:00 PM EST
I'm with Sig 230, you might want to adjust your grip a little. What part of your index finger are you pulling the trigger with?
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 8:07:44 PM EST
If you are having trouble with pulling shots to the left you may need to increase your trigger over travel screw to have more play after the shot breaks. This will allow the bullet to clear the gun before you pull against the frame.
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 3:15:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 4:32:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 7:53:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 2:32:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 5:08:47 PM EST
Movement of the groups by moving the rear sights is an easy fix.  Those flyers are a big problem for me and I suppose I can loosen the trigger pull to give it more play or... I should actually keep practicing!
The gun has around 900 rounds through it, so I would assume the parts are broken in enough.

Link Posted: 6/12/2002 4:28:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 4:09:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 7:19:28 PM EST
Move rear sight to right if anything.  Get rid of fliers first.  Grip the gun tightly, hold your breath, focus on the front sight, and squeeze the trigger.  Get the shot off before you run out of breath or relax the trigger, take a fresh breath and start again.
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 7:19:05 AM EST
I'de say move/adjust the rear sights a little to the right to get your group better centered on the target.  

It can be tough to just look at a target to diagnose a person's shooting.  I see a lot of guys who just plain flich every time they pull the trigger and then try to adjust the sights to cure an operator problem.  

Your groups look pretty consistant for the most part.  A few flyers (probably from flinching), but most are "grouping" slightly to the left........so I suggest move the rear sight over to the right to get the group on a better center on the target
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