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Old 11-11-2008, 10:38 AM
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how to hold 1911 properly




Hi, i joined to find out how to properly hold a 19ll. IM trying 231, and unique today with 185 grain sierra target bullets to get some better accuracy with my new to me m1911a1. I can download photos but cant get my dialup to do videos in under an hour. I started putting my left forefinger on the trigger guard and it made for poor groups (for me). Im a .45 long colt revolver fan and havent shot the .45 acp much for about 3 decades and am rusty.. thanks dave
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:38 AM
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I did the finger on the trigger guard for a while. It isn't condusive to good accuracy.
Try putting your left index finder under the trigger guard with your left thumb forward of the slide stop on the frame.
With your thumb pointing forward the pistol will point more naturally.

Having your finger on the trigger guard will apply force pulling the pistol to the left. (If you are right handed)

If you are etesting accuracy for your loads you might try to find a Ransom rest to use.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:43 AM
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Find a friend with a high speed connection, and look at this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...32856867071363

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:51 AM
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Make sure that the part with the .45" hole points downrange...
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:11 PM
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The hold you use is largely irrelevant. Practice sight alignment, breathing, and trigger control. You'll start doing good when you can consistently keep the front sight on the target as the trigger breaks.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:23 PM
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I personally find shooting is exactly like every other skill I have attempted to develop/refine - it takes practice, practice, and more practice. I've also found that a bit of coaching here and there helps the process. In my experience, most of the recreational shooters I've met are more engaged in the acquisition of firearms than development of their shooting skills. The typical range shooter is kinda like the snow skier who has great equipment but never goes down the difficult runs.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:58 PM
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:31 PM
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Make sure that the part with the .45" hole points downrange...
Technically speaking, it's actually a .451" or .452" hole

I hold my 1911 with my right hand, then the bottom of the left palm goes on the left side of the gun where the grip is exposed. My left thumb points toward the muzzle parallel to the slide (and right under the slide). My left index finger does not rest on the front of the trigger guard. When I take my right index finger off of the trigger and point straight, the tip of said finger and the tip of my left thumb are in line with eachother. Hope this helps sort-of.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:09 PM
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A person's hand size will greatly effect a proper hold. Just because Robbie B. holds his a certain way doesn't mean you or I should. Get together with an instructor that understands the various holds and work on what's best for you. The money you spend in initial training will more than pay for itself in wasted ammo and poor shooting skills you have to overcome later.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:56 PM
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The hold you use is largely irrelevant. Practice sight alignment, breathing, and trigger control. You'll start doing good when you can consistently keep the front sight on the target as the trigger breaks.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:30 AM
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here is a link to springer percision, click on shooting tips there will be 3 vids www.springerprecision.com
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