Shooting to the left

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  1. Josh89

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    So I've noticed here lately that I've been shooting to the left.not much but enough to be annoying.im usually not low just dead left of the bullseye.any suggestions on what to try to bring me back on.if I aim right of the bullseye I can usually get it dead on.wondering if it just isn't my eye.its been degrading quickly in the last year or so.
     
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    Assuming handgun

    1: inspect sights for anything visibly off.

    2: let someone else shoot it

    3: if some else shoots it and it shoots straight, use more finger on the trigger to see if it corrects

    4: if it shoots left for the other guy, get a few more people to shoot it. If its consistently left, see which sight would be easier to drift and have someone with a sight pusher move it for you.
     
  3. ditchtiger

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    Your firearm is becoming a liberal.
     
  4. Josh89

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    Guess I should buy a new one or two
     
  5. bivy53

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    With any one gun in particular, or just left in general?
     
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    Just left in general.glock,fn and a couple sigs.
     
  7. salmonriverjohn

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    If it's just this particular weapon and has adjustable sights it's possible that it's simply missaligned.
    I know, way to simplistic of an answer but it could be that easy?
    Adjust her back a smidge and see if your back on and sustain it.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Garg

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    I am going to guess finger placement on the trigger.
     
  9. Josh89

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    Any idea how I should
    Move it to help the problem?
     
  10. salmonriverjohn

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    Bivy beat me to it.
    As a archery hunter I find it's usually a consistent stance or anchor point.
     
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  12. bivy53

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    Dry fire. A lot. Check your grip, finger placement. Try firming your support hand thumb against frame, and relax your strong hand thumb.
     
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    Move it to a 1911.
     
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    Doesn't help shoot it left to,I guess I could adjust the sites on it tho but I really think it's just me.
     
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    Shooting Glocks has probably done permanent damage.
     
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    I like this one better though LOL...
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    HAHA
     
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    Well.....You're supposed to shoot at the left, not to the left!:rolleyes:
     
  18. teflon97239

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    Did you mention what caliber(s)? I've heard of very experienced shooters developing a subconscious flinch or jerk after years without one. Especially indoors where it's just too damn loud even with ear protection. But really, it sounds more like a finger pad/squeeze issue, since you're using different weps, and you're not popping high or yanking low.

    Bivy53's suggestion to dry fire a lot is a good one.

    Any way you can try it with a revolver? Go single action, triggering a random mix of full loads and empty brass that someone else put into the cylinder so you don't know what's coming next.

    Helps if your friend can watch closely and provide constructive critique. He/she might need a little work too. Expecting a loud bang with recoil but getting a harmless click instead can tell an interesting story. And sometimes the loud bangs find their way back to bullseye after you work through a few dozen random surprise empties.

    .22 is wonderful for sorting out subtle issues as well.

    Worth a try.
     
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    My shotgun shoots to the left... but that's my eye placement problem with only a front bead.

    The shooters clock mentioned above is why you shoot that way.
     

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