First time on the range with my Glock 17

First time on the range with my Glock 17

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    First time on the range with my Glock 17

    Truth be told it wasn't only my first time with the Glock it was my first time on the range outside of a classroom!

    Since my intended purpose for this firearm is home defense I did a rapid fire drill from 21 feet. Here's the results after emptying the mag.

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    I'm happy with the grouping although not with everything going so far left. Either way though it would probably do the job and the gun felt great in my hand. Couldn't be happier with my first firearm being a Glock!
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    I'm happy with the grouping although not with everything going so far left. Either way though it would probably do the job and the gun felt great in my hand. Couldn't be happier with my first firearm being a Glock!
    before you monkey with the sights, shooting to the left is a common problem so refer to the wheel Click image for larger version. 

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    you have too much finger on/in the trigger and are pushing as you shoot. use the pad of the finger tip and not the joint
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    before you monkey with the sights, shooting to the left is a common problem so refer to the wheel Click image for larger version. 

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    I agree my trigger finger is an issue I need to work. I believe I'm to close to the tip and low on the pad based on where I was feeling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscl View Post
    I agree my trigger finger is an issue I need to work. I believe I'm to close to the tip and low on the pad based on where I was feeling it.
    I have a laser trainer and its amazing in correcting things like trigger finger problems. they are about 80.00 but are so worth it and will save you money in the long run

    get this type (laserlyte) Click image for larger version. 

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    I just got my first handgun and went to the range for the first time too. Still need a lot of practice but it's should just take some time

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscl View Post
    Truth be told it wasn't only my first time with the Glock it was my first time on the range outside of a classroom!

    Since my intended purpose for this firearm is home defense I did a rapid fire drill from 21 feet. Here's the results after emptying the mag.

    I'm happy with the grouping although not with everything going so far left. Either way though it would probably do the job and the gun felt great in my hand. Couldn't be happier with my first firearm being a Glock!
    Congrats on the new Glock 17....you won't be disappointed! Depending on what you've owned or shot in the past, mastering the Glock pistol to produce consistent + accurate shooting takes practice.

    I've found that most Glocks have a tendency to shoot a 'little left' (factory set-up)...and I respond by moving my rear sight slightly to the right to compensate.

    Typically, if the right bottom corner of the rear sight just touches the outside lip of the bottom of the rear sight groove, the sights are 'centered' enough for consistent + accurate shooting. It works with factory white-dot sights and with Meprolight Tru-Dot Tritium night sights (my personal choice on a Glock pistol.)

    Adjust...TAP...enjoy!
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    First time on the range with my Glock 17

    Quote Originally Posted by dscl View Post
    Truth be told it wasn't only my first time with the Glock it was my first time on the range outside of a classroom!

    Since my intended purpose for this firearm is home defense I did a rapid fire drill from 21 feet. Here's the results after emptying the mag.

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    I'm happy with the grouping although not with everything going so far left. Either way though it would probably do the job and the gun felt great in my hand. Couldn't be happier with my first firearm being a Glock!
    Congratulations, and welcome!

    Shooting left is common with new shooters to a particular type of platform. Regardless of what the chart says, it's jerking the trigger.

    You can hit bullseyes regardless of how much or little finger you put on the trigger. Smoothly engaging the trigger is the ticket to hitting where you're aiming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscl View Post
    Truth be told it wasn't only my first time with the Glock it was my first time on the range outside of a classroom!

    Since my intended purpose for this firearm is home defense I did a rapid fire drill from 21 feet. Here's the results after emptying the mag.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm happy with the grouping although not with everything going so far left. Either way though it would probably do the job and the gun felt great in my hand. Couldn't be happier with my first firearm being a Glock!
    Not bad buddy! Keep it up!
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    good job & keep at it!
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    Congratulations on your new G17
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