Bad day to be a target…

Shot 150 rounds through my G19 today. Really focusing on trigger control and grip. Here’s the result:

I Learned two major things today.

  1. My supporting-index-finger-on-trigger-guard ad-hoc grip doesn’t actually seem to make much of a difference if you’re careful. Several other Glock shooters at the range use this technique, it doesn’t seem to matter much. However due to the 2nd issue, I’m going to continue and try to keep my left index finger from drifting up onto the front of the trigger guard.
  2. I’m not using the right part of my finger for the trigger. Making sure the trigger is between the first and second joint of my finger seems to help quite a bit! Once again, this is confirmed by some other Glock guys at the range. Using the tip of your finger can easily cause you to push the muzzle to the left as you’re squeezing the trigger. Really feels weird to put that much of my finger through the the trigger, but it seems to help quite a bit.

Needless to say, I’m actually rather pleased with myself. This week’s targets look much better than last week’s. Almost all of these shots were made both-eyes-open. The first 50 were all slow fire, the second target mixes slow fire and multiple shots. All drills go from high-ready position to on-target and firing.

Low and to the left…

Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I have a consistent problem with rounds hitting just below and left.
I think I need to work on trigger technique. Hard to really know in dry-firing though, and ammo costs are now prohibitively high! The range won’t even let you buy more than 100 rounds. I really want to get a .22 conversion kit, but they’re backordered until September!

Guess it’s more dry-fire practice for me!