Glock 17 first time at the range

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    Glock 17 first time at the range

    I finally got my g17 yesterday after waiting for my background check to go through and today I managed to head down to the indoor range a few towns down and got to try my baby out. I put just about 120 rounds through it, a mix of independence, PPU, and WWB all 115 grain with no failures of any kind. I am most definitely in love with this sucker and am so glad that I went with the full sized for my first handgun. I definitely need to work on my shooting but that will come with time. Here is a picture of 17 rounds at ten yards with relatively little rest (all 17 shot within 3 minutes). Ignore the fact that the numbers are upside down, I put the target on upside down so the group is indeed to the left of where I was aiming. Any tips on how to correct shooting to the left are appreciated. All in all though I had a blast and cannot wait to spend more time putting this thing to work.

    Also, I tried my hand at shooting with both eyes open, I could not get my focus correct at all. I can get the sights on fairly well when I dry fire at home but I couldn't get anything close to comfortable or accurate at the range.

    Cheers,
    James

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    Nice shootin'! And congrats on your G17. As far as shooting to the left is concerned, check out the wheel provided by one of the senior members. I actually printed this thing out and enlarged it so I could shoot at it and see exactly where my groups (or lack there of) were hitting. Very helpfull stuff! Glock 17 first time at the range-wheel.gif

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    Try using the middle of the pad of your trigger finger and ease straight back as if you are going to break a glass rod, dont anticipate the trigger breaking. However, your grouping is good. Congrats on your G17 and your shooting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by texcowboy View Post
    Try using the middle of the pad of your trigger finger and ease straight back as if you are going to break a glass rod, dont anticipate the trigger breaking. However, your grouping is good. Congrats on your G17 and your shooting!
    I'll give that a try, I especially like the visualization of breaking a glass rod.

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    Nice shooting,good choice !
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    Nice shot groups! Experiment with different finger positions on the trigger. You'll find the right one for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezy View Post
    I finally got my g17 yesterday after waiting for my background check to go through and today I managed to head down to the indoor range a few towns down and got to try my baby out. I put just about 120 rounds through it, a mix of independence, PPU, and WWB all 115 grain with no failures of any kind. I am most definitely in love with this sucker and am so glad that I went with the full sized for my first handgun. I definitely need to work on my shooting but that will come with time. Here is a picture of 17 rounds at ten yards with relatively little rest (all 17 shot within 3 minutes). Ignore the fact that the numbers are upside down, I put the target on upside down so the group is indeed to the left of where I was aiming. Any tips on how to correct shooting to the left are appreciated. All in all though I had a blast and cannot wait to spend more time putting this thing to work.

    Also, I tried my hand at shooting with both eyes open, I could not get my focus correct at all. I can get the sights on fairly well when I dry fire at home but I couldn't get anything close to comfortable or accurate at the range.

    Cheers,
    James

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    Shoo. Don't say you put target upside down. Say you shot upside down , and that what u mean by a little rest. Hanging you were resting your feet.
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    I've had my 17 since 2002 great gun great choice,now with my 26 amazingly I get better groups with it ,Go Figure,and I love it more.I do have a Lazermax in the 17 so I love it too.

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