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Old 02-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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So I am new to the whole polymer gun scene, in fact my XDm 4.5 9mm is the first poly gun I've ever shot. I used to not pull my shots. First trip to the range I thought it was the sights were off. This Friday and today I went back to the range and put 300 rounds through the gun. Each day I started off shooting left. I was pulling my steady hand (left hand) as I shot (still had awesome grouping just not bullseye). I think I am starting off expecting big recoil and then once I realize what I'm doing I can fix it. Hoping next week I can get past my bad start.
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Not sure what trigger platform you moved from but check this out. It may or may not help! A little bit different trigger may require some different grip.
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http://is-lan.com/challenge/images/P...Correction.pdf
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Thanks for the chart but I have it already. My previous trigger platform was Sig Sauer traditional double action. As I said in my post I was pulling with my steady hand (left hand). I can fix it when I concentrate on keeping my left hand still and not pulling with my left hand. Its frustrating because I used to not do this.
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Not sure what trigger platform you moved from but check this out. It may or may not help! A little bit different trigger may require some different grip.
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http://is-lan.com/challenge/images/P...Correction.pdf

wow, this is great.. do you know where I can find the left hand version of this guide?
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wow, this is great.. do you know where I can find the left hand version of this guide?
You shuold be able to just reverse it left to right and use it for left handed. So "breaking wrist up" & "breaking wrist down..." stay, "too little trigger finger" would be on the far right, "thumbing or too much trigger finger" on the far left etc...
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wow, this is great.. do you know where I can find the left hand version of this guide?

flip it over at look at it thru a light bulb ??? sorry... couldn't resist.....
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wow, this is great.. do you know where I can find the left hand version of this guide?
Here ya go...

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So I am new to the whole polymer gun scene, in fact my XDm 4.5 9mm is the first poly gun I've ever shot. I used to not pull my shots. First trip to the range I thought it was the sights were off. This Friday and today I went back to the range and put 300 rounds through the gun. Each day I started off shooting left. I was pulling my steady hand (left hand) as I shot (still had awesome grouping just not bullseye). I think I am starting off expecting big recoil and then once I realize what I'm doing I can fix it. Hoping next week I can get past my bad start.
Is it just the first shot from each mag? Do you just let the trigger go to the reset point after the first shot or do you release it all of the way with each shot?

What happens when you dry fire it? Are you able to keep it steady then or does the uzzle move?
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So I am new to the whole polymer gun scene, in fact my XDm 4.5 9mm is the first poly gun I've ever shot. I used to not pull my shots. First trip to the range I thought it was the sights were off. This Friday and today I went back to the range and put 300 rounds through the gun. Each day I started off shooting left. I was pulling my steady hand (left hand) as I shot (still had awesome grouping just not bullseye). I think I am starting off expecting big recoil and then once I realize what I'm doing I can fix it. Hoping next week I can get past my bad start.
Honestly, I think you need to go back to basics. Shoot less, focus more. 300rds and you're still pulling your shots = you're ingraining bad habits into muscle memory. Focus on your grip, especially on your non-dominant hand.
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