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mjmjr1312
08-28-2005, 04:42 PM
spent the day at the range today and had a the same problem as last time so it isnt (as i hoped) a fluke

when i go to the range I find that if i shoot the FsN first I shoot much better groups than if i shoot any other handguns before it. I am not a bad shot not great but (most of the time) I can normally keep all but a few rounds in the X-ringwith drifters in the 9-ring at 25ft for slow aimed fire on the small Silhouettes but if i start off with say my Glock 31 (which i shoot better than my other pistols) when i switch to the FsN I shoot significantly worse than normal usually out onto the edge of the 7-8-ring, I have tried paying more attention to my grip which is different on the FsN compared to any other gun i have shot and it helps but i still drift high and left... I normally do drift when i switch guns (compensating for different trigger, grip size, etc.) but nothing as noticable as with the FsN because it is normally so accurate... I guess i just got a little frustrated at the range today and cant seem to figure it out!!! maybe it is just the different size grip that is getting me or maybe the fact that my income limits me to fewer rounds per week out of it than i normally would shoot out of my other guns, I try to shoot about 50-75rds of the SS195 (not bitching about ammo though i know i have had better luck than most) but it is signifficantly less than with my other handguns and maybe i just am not getting enough practice to make this gun second nature when i pick it out of the box.

I hate forming bad habits which i know is the root cause of this, especially when i cant figure it out :(

-Mike

Nightrunner
08-28-2005, 06:22 PM
Mike,

Judging from what you have stated above, I would say you nailed the problem.
Practice time and different pistol ergo's.

I have Bonded with both my Sigpro and my HK .45 USP compact. As you well know, we get "used" to something and muscle memory takes over. Which is why we practice and train so muscle memory WILL take over when the time is right.


Just try to have fun bro, don't disect it too much or it will become too frustrating to learn and train correctly. Just stay with what you know is right and practice, practice, practice.

regards,,,

mjmjr1312
08-28-2005, 11:13 PM
Mike,

Judging from what you have stated above, I would say you nailed the problem.
Practice time and different pistol ergo's.

I have Bonded with both my Sigpro and my HK .45 USP compact. As you well know, we get "used" to something and muscle memory takes over. Which is why we practice and train so muscle memory WILL take over when the time is right.


Just try to have fun bro, don't disect it too much or it will become too frustrating to learn and train correctly. Just stay with what you know is right and practice, practice, practice.

regards,,,

I think i just needed to vent a little frustration, and you are right it is just a practice issue. :) hopefully the ammo situation fixes itself soon. I cant wait to get as comfortable with the FsN as I am with the rest of my pistols as accurate as this gun is the different ergonomics still take some getting used to for me... one of my previous bad habits was "overgripping" and i spent quite a while correcting that problem and then came the FsN that encourages you to wrap your hand a little more around the side (dont know if im describing this right) and without thinking about it i keep trying to correct this since i trained myself away from it....

I am sure it will fix itself with some more practice though. even a bad day at the range is a good time for me, the fun factor is still there.

-Mike

Nightrunner
08-29-2005, 07:48 AM
I love doing double taps with my FiveseveN.... It makes me feel like I know what I am doing.

{I just wish I could do it with a .357Sig}