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Adjusting to a new gun

Post by mark_t on Sun 23 Oct 2011, 7:22 am

Hi
I've been a bullseye shooter less than a year. I started with a S&W 22a and did pretty well with it. I just got a Ruger MK 3 with a 2 1/2 lb trigger job. I've shot 2-300 rounds with the new gun so far and timed and rapid fire is giving me fits. Any suggestions?
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Re: Adjusting to a new gun

Post by Rob Kovach on Sun 23 Oct 2011, 7:25 pm

Grip angle on the Mk3 is too steep for me. My wrist is used to a 1911 angle like my high standard. If I try to shoot a ruger, I'm all over the place. When the shot breaks my wrist just isn't going back to where I started.

With practice and dryfiring you should start coming back on target when the shot breaks more naturally.

Then when you shoot your 1911, you will have to relearn that angle again.
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Post by BE Mike on Mon 24 Oct 2011, 1:24 pm

Try different grips!
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Post by mark_t on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 7:10 am

Thanks for the advice. i bought a pair of Herrett Nationals grips from Bullseyegear.com

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Post by BE Mike on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 9:09 am

There are a lot of different grip designs. If those don't work out try some different ones. Many years ago I started out with a Ruger Mk I. I liked just about everything about it. I finally decided I wanted a .22 pistol with a grip angle that more closely matched my 1911 and went with a High Standard (Connecticut made). Of course, now there is the option of the Ruger 22/45.
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Post by Jack H on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 1:55 pm

To me the girth of a grip is more important than grip/wrist angle. Think about it. The height of your arm and head can change the wrist angle.

The girth also affects the trigger finger placement. And the idea of having the finger on the trigger at a certain joint point limits the range of a straight trigger pull if the girth is off a bit.
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