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I committed to changing the way i hold my m40 for the whole time i was at the range yesterday..........I didn't hit a flippin thing......it was quite embarassing. Next time I'll go back to the way I'm used to with my off hand supporting from the bottom....I just needed to vent. -Longshot
 

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learning any new thing after hours of practicing a previous technique is hard.

dry firing a few hundred times a few days before a range session wil definitely help. you didn't mention what your new grip was but idpasteyr's grip tutorial is right on.

i can't even remember how i used to hold a pistol.
 

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+1 on the start close. I took the gf's dad out to shoot it, of course he wants to show what a man he is so he tries shooting from 20+ yards. Couldnt hit squat. Serves him right for not listening. Now he doesnt want to shoot it, so I get all the ammo :wink:
 

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I usually chuckle a bit whenever I see a younger couple going to the range I visit on Dale Mabry Avenue in Tampa. Eight times out of ten a guy while try to impress the girl by rapid firing (I think against range rules) or fires at a target beyond their ability to hit it....result: few hits on target. Usual excuses: the sights must be off or there's something wrong with the gun.

They just need to do a little reflecting and self-assessment as to their actual skills, slow down and remember front sight-press-follow through......and not try to impress their friends with bad habits. Asking for help is also a good thing too.

Good luck Longshot and don't get discouraged! Keep training and remember that ammo is cheap so stock up and go to the range frequently. There are lots of experienced shooters on this forum that can help if you have any questions to ask. So fire away! :D
 

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Good find on Leatham FlaChef.......... :!:
 

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It's just a little strange ya know.....I've taken it hog hunting and hit at way beyond what i would try at a range...and i wasn't even thinking 'proper grip'. I will keep trying the grip in the tutorial, only this time I'll keep it close to start with.....my new cx4 is amazing at 20 yds and inside 2'' at 50 so i won't say all was lost at the range that day!!!! -Longshot
 
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It's just a little strange ya know.....I've taken it hog hunting and hit at way beyond what i would try at a range...and i wasn't even thinking 'proper grip'.
Longshot, your grip has little to do with single shot accuracy. That is steadiness of hand and trigger control. Something if you hit those shots consistantly you obviously have better than me.

What a proper locked out grip does is reduce muzzle movement during recoil. The less your gun moves the faster you find your sight picture again. Things like ergonomics and low bore axis make a difference in the gun; things like grip and balance (keeping your weight just slighlty forward) make a difference in the shooter.

While at this weekends IDPA match I did not have one of my best outings (I was trying to speed up a bit) I recieved a couple compliments on how steady my muzzle was while using full house .40's (wwb). One guy even thought i was shooting 9mm. Part Steyr design, part me.
 
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