Curing Shooters' A.D.D.

Discussion in 'Training' started by lklawson, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    From the archives of The American Rifleman:

    http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2012/11/1/curing-shooters-add/

    Part I

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Part II

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     

  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Good Article, but I was hoping for something a bit more specific, regarding the title.

    What I tend to do is move on to shoot other guns, (of which I have many) and just
    save a problematic (for me) weapon for another session. Case in point:
    S&W 457 shoots quite low, at SD ranges (20 to 50')
     
  4. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Under how low is it shooting, thread derail.
     
  5. Think1st

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    UG, try dry firing the pistol, watching where the front sight goes when the trigger breaks. If the sight twitches downwards, then there is something about the pistol's ergonomics that is causing you to tug it down as you squeeze the trigger. If it doesn't move, then you need to find a way to raise the point of impact, probably by filing the front sight.

    Also, try having someone else shoot the pistol. See what it does for him.
     
  6. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Thanks Guys... Here's what was done after the range trip. Upon cleaning, the trigger was oiled quite heavily and seemed to loosen up a good bit. The gun seemed to be almost new, prolly neglected but rarely fired. It was a bit dry!
    At the range, before the cleaning and oiling, it was off the paper low @ 15 yards. At 7 yards, it was shooting about 4" lower than poa and I adjusted my aim and sight picture until I got it about 2" low. My gunny buddy tried it, and adjusted to it OK*. So I think it is part me, but lowering the front sight would be what I would function best with, IMO. It is going to be a close SD gun at best, unless and until I get it sorted out on the sight picture. Maybe an adjustable rear sight is the best bet?


    * At first, he said it was shooting low.
     
  7. rickm

    rickm Member

    Dont know what bullet weight your shooting but sometimes going with a heavier bullet will raise the POI.
     
  8. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    230 grain, unless you want to send me some 255gr special boolits!!!
    UNDERWOOD for undeRGRound!
     
  9. rickm

    rickm Member

    sorry dont have any was just throwing another possibility out there.
     
  10. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Yup... I'm already shooting the fatboys... ;)

    I could maybe fabricate a rear sight spacer, raising it a bit.
     
  11. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Or just have a Smith put on a shorter front sight.
     
  12. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    to the pix, Batman!

    I guess that it could be shorter... :confused:
     

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  13. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Ok aim center mass and hit them in the balls.