I went to A & P Arms shooting range out in VA Beach on Sat. I brought my trusty Taurus PT111 9mm with 200 Winchester FMJ rounds.
I bought my targets and headed tomy lane. After shooting 24 rounds and only hitting about 5
, I was totally embarrassed. All my hits where low left. I noticed that other people in the other lanes seemed to be shooting better than I. At first I just thought it was my sights, so I had one of the employees fire my gun. He grouped 3 shots within 1 inch, I again, was very very embarrassed.
After realized all of this, it occurred to me that when I carry and if/when the time calls that I must use my firearm, I will most likely miss or hit them in the foot or leg. Realizing this reality, I made it priority to get into the range as much as financially possible.
Anyways, it was told to me that when I squeeze the trigger, I am also squeezing the rest of my fingers, thus causing the low left hits. As I shot more, I changed my grip and pressure of grip and trigger finger position. My hits were getting SLIGHTLY better (meaning I was still hitting low left, but I wasn't missing anymore). I came to realize that when I fire, I find myself "jumping" or anticipating the shot, thus causing me to blink. Plus I noticed that I "turkey-neck" to see if my shots hit. I gotfrustrated and stopped sight shooting and start point to aim shooting.Strangely,my shots where closer grouped together to where I was pointing. As I was nearing the end of my rounds, I stopped blink jumping and noticed my shots coming closer together (sort of).
This is my question...
Would anyone like to visit a range and help with my shooting??? I know Dutch Uncle suggested going to a range (which I should ask him). But would anyone be interested??
Thanks for reading!