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    M&P Shield 9mm

    Can sum1 tell me why I'm shooting low and left at 7 yards. I just bought this gun Saturday. My rear site is off to the right a hair. But I am new to shooting. This is only my second handgun I've owned besides 22's. Im just trying to figure out if its me or the gun thanks.

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    Small guns can be a bit tricky to shoot, and shooting low, left is common for right handed shooters. It pretty much boils down to grip and trigger control. Using a 2 handed grip you will want to squeeze the guns grip primarily front and back with your right hand, and primarily squeeze side to side with your left hand. When firing the gun you need a steady pressure on the trigger as straight back as possible without moving any of your other fingers other than the trigger finger.. Also I have noticed that my shield shoots low with 115gr ammo, but is right on with 124gr ammo. A lot of dry fire practice will help with the trigger control, and a good tight grip will help eliminate the sympathetic contraction of the lower 3 fingers on your right hand ( this is called milking)
    For a gun that you aren't used to, that's really not bad shooting at 7 yards. Its certainly good enough to put a bad guy down, and that's what this gun is intended for.
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    That's not terribly far off it looks like. But, try shooting it off a solid rest to take the shooter out of the equation as much as you can. If you find that mechanically the gun shoots left, drift the sight to the right. I'm assuming you were using a center hold? You can try a different load to change where the bullet hits as far as elevation. It also may just be the way the gun fits you. You may end up drifting the sight to the right anyhow. It won't take much of an adjustment.
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    I agree with Duane, use a rest before you do anything else.
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    I've only shot about 200 rds through it. Maybe I just need more practice. I don't have a bench but I can try sitting leaning against a tree and using my knees as a rest. I've also been dry firing with snap caps trying to get better. I'm going to shoot more tomorrow and I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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    This is my 10 yard shots.

    This is my last bullet at 15 yards.

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    Try this target, it will give you some ideas of what is happening.

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    With the narrow grip, and light weight of the gun it doesn't take much movement to be off that much. That's exactly how all my targets looked for the first few months/400rds. I worked on my grip and trigger press and that pretty well solved the problem, except for hitting about 2 inches low with 115 grain ammo vs 124 grain. Since I carry 124 grain ammo for self defense this isn't an issue. Using more finger tip instead of having finger through to first crease can also keep you from pulling the gun low and left

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    I know I'm not jerking the trigger but what is tightening fingers.

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    Well I just plink with 115 gr ammo but my carry ammo is 135 gr.


 
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