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Well I have a GP100 .357mag with 4 inch barrel and I've had it for a while. The truth is I just absolutely cannot hit a freakin thing with it at 20yds. I've tried various ways of shooting it with grip and stance and pretty much everything else I could think of. I even can't hit anything shooting 38 special rounds. I've also bore sighted to dead nutz and still no avail. And no I'm not flinching or limp wristing. Oh and I also went up to 158 grain shells to help accuracy out but that didn't work either.

Now I'm no novice to shooting as I have been shooting for well over 13 years. This is the only gun I can't do anything with.

Here comes the worst part. I can let my buddies shoot the pistol and they shoot and hit pretty much wherever they aim for. Even my brother in law who has little shooting experience, can out shoot me with this gun. I've been giving it thought and thinking I should just get rid of this thing and pick up a 1911.

Is there anything else I can do or try before I just throw away more rounds next time I shoot it? Or should I just accept the fact that I can't shoot this gun and get rid of it? Every gun I own I could pretty much hit stuff without trying, just point and shoot.

It's a great gun I'd really hate to get rid of it but right now I'm at a loss on what to do.
 

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some people simply cant shoot revolvers well. i am that way. i can hit a 200 yard steel ram silhouette with my glock 10mm but i cant hit a 3x3 target at 50 yards with my colt trooper. just the way we are.

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Well, I guess it boils down to "is it me or the gun", and you pretty much make a case for it being you. :angel: GP100s are fine revolvers, but if the combo of you and a GP100 can't hit anything, the easy fix is to swap out guns. Personally, unless a gun has sentimental value it is worthless to me unless it can get the job done.

As SW said, some people just can't "get in the groove" with some firearm types. My Dad was that way, he shot expert with revolvers and was never any good with a 1911. Myself, revolver or auto I generally shoot just as well but a 2" snubby revolver is something I will probably never master.
 

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You may want to try a different grip. I have a Colt Diamondback .38 that I can't keep inside a 8 inch circle with the stock grip. I changed to a Hogue Monogrip and now I wouldn't trade that revolver for anything. I can shoot 6 shots in a 2 inch circle at 15 yards all day long.


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Have you tried shooting it single action?
Yup I always shoot in SA.

You may want to try a different grip.
I have the "Hogue Wood molded grip I think it is" It did make it much better to shoot and corrected my grip and did improve acuracy to a point.

Mostly my problem is I shoot to high all the time even with the sights set pretty low. My father says it's because it's a 4 inch barrel and the recoil. I can pick up his GP100 stainless with 6 inch barrel and shoot ok with it, not great but just ok.

Not to mention the problems trying to find ammo for it. I'm glad I stocked up on ammo for it while it was still relatively cheap. Now it's near impossible to find .38 special and .357mag rounds.
 

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OK, by "inaccurate" do you mean your group of shots is all over the place or that the group of shots is close to each other but the group is higher than your point of aim? The first is hard to correct, the second means you need a different height front sight.
 

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OK, by "inaccurate" do you mean your group of shots is all over the place or that the group of shots is close to each other but the group is higher than your point of aim? The first is hard to correct, the second means you need a different height front sight.
It's all over the place, at least 7-8 inches between hits at 25yds. Actually there isn't very many front sights available for the GP100 that I'm aware of. I do have the Hiviz front sight now that you mentioned it, I completely forgot I added it. I may change back to factory front sight just to see what happens but I'm pretty sure the hi viz is about the same height as the factory.

Plus I realize that bore sighting doesn't include the human factor when sighting. Plus I don't shoot it as much as my other guns which is probably why I can't hit with it. I also noticed while bore sighting it the last time the red dot was all over the place. I guess I'm just not used to the feel of it yet. I can shoot my autos much better than this one.

I just need to take it to my farm and do some shooting this week and see what happens.
 

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hiviz sights can sometimes make you shoot worse than a standard facotry sight. many shotgunners in my old trap club bought tricked out scaterguns with bright font sights and couldnt hit anything until they removed them and went back to plain bead. it draws your eyes away from the target and you are focusing on the bright front sight vs focusing on the target.

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hiviz sights can sometimes make you shoot worse than a standard facotry sight. many shotgunners in my old trap club bought tricked out scaterguns with bright font sights and couldnt hit anything until they removed them and went back to plain bead. it draws your eyes away from the target and you are focusing on the bright front sight vs focusing on the target.

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Well see that's the thing I've gotton used to those type sights. I've shot skeet for years with my 870 Express with the tru glow sight on it and didn't have any problems.
 
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