Shooting low with my Commander

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by Tommycourt, May 17, 2015.

  1. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    The last 2 times I have been to the range I have ended up shooting low for some reason. At 15', 20' and 25' I am about 2-2 1/2" low. Hitting at 5-6 o'clock position with a 12 o'clock hold. I check my stance, check my grip, and work on really squeezing the trigger. I dry fire at home about an hour a night with a POA hold but CANNOT hit POA at the range. My pinky finger is loose and my weak side hand (I believe) is in the right position. Has anyone else have a problem like this, what is it I am doing and how can I correct.
    Please, I will accept any and all suggestions. Does Ruger have different sight heights or are they all the same. I hate to start filing any sights I have or does another sight company have a better sight for the 1911's? BTW- I am shooting 230round nose Berry bullets with 5.4 gr. W231 and my COAL is 1.250-1.255
    Tommy
     
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  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I found that my LCR shoots way low also. I didn't file down the sight. I just hold poa a little lower down on the front sight.
    LOL if that doesn't work then lower your target down 3" and you should be right on bull then. How is that for bull?
    I have read others claiming their LCR shoots low. I wonder if others have same results? Like you I dry fire in the house and I don't seem to be dropping off target but sure enough when I live fire I am hitting low.
    You might skip a round in the magazine to see if you are dropping the gun subconsciously for expected recoil? LOL on the skip a round in mag. You could use a snap cap in mag. You might be surprised what happens.
     
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  3. Tommycourt

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    Thank you Buster. I will certainly give it a try. I have nothing to loose by trying it. I did call Novak sights today and talked to Ryan. He said Ruger has the sights made outside of their factory and by raising or lowering the front sight each 1 ten thousands equals 1" @25 yds. He called the sights on the SR1911 the 200 and recommended going to a 190. Novak sights will make a repair and range test it for you. Problem is you have to send the pistol on a overnight basis, pay $35.00 for installation and another $35.00 for the range testing, BUT he said they would guarantee the results. More than likely, it's probably me, however since the barrel was loose in the frame, I have to question Ruger. I guess I will have to wait until Ruger contacts me and then have a reply I can relay on to others. I am sure I am not the only one with problems and maybe this will help someone else also. Again Buster, thanks for the help!!
    Tommy
     
  4. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Putting a couple snap-caps in the magazine load is a good idea, both for revealing, ah, triggering stuff, and for practicing the rack&shoot procedure. When I first got to shooting a semiauto handgun I was consistently hitting low and left. The snap-cap thing revealed a fairly ridiculous trigger yank. Apparently, shooting a revolver single action had not prepared me for the 'extra activity' (the slide racking) of a semiauto; I was flinching, for cripe sake.

    Not suggesting you are flinching, just telling a story. Some geezers will start telling stories at the drop of an empty case.
     
  5. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Well it seems there are three geezers here. Some old tales do have some truth in them.
    I wonder at what age do we become old geezers? Maybe I am a young geezer?
     
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  6. louchia

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    Looking at this chart may help.
     

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  7. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I believe the chart is for right handed shooter. Flip the chart for a left hand shooter.
    I have used the chart and it did help my shooting and I am left handed.
    I haven't done it yet but using a camcorder of your shooting can possibly show some faults in shooting. I really need to do this.
     
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  8. Tommycourt

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    Buster,
    I think you and I are a couple of the geezers they are talking about. Just because I take a Viagra to keep me from peeing on my shoes though, don't make me that old does it???
    Tommy
     
  9. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Tommy ,
    You just need a better grip.








    Then you wont need to take the viagra.;)


    Jim
     
  10. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Phideaux pictures might help Tommy realize how the grip is best used. Double dog dare ya!
    I will not take those blue pills. It says blindness may occur and I already wear glasses.
     
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  11. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If i showed my grip,
    It might get somebody hurt..:p


    I cant take them pills, I dont have that much time...:D:cool:




    Jim
     
  12. Tommycourt

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    Buster,
    You was doing something that your mama caught you doing and she said if you keep it up, you would go blind. I guess you just done it til you had to wear glasses. NOT ME!!! I never got caught and don't wear glasses yet:cheesy:
    Tommy
     
  13. VThillman

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    I never got caught, started wearing glasses before starting that other entertainment (couldn't see the front sight on my .22). A few years ago I had the cataract operation - and no longer need glasses for shooting. Hmm... that kind of goes with not being interested in that other entertainment any more.

    Damn! The old warning may be True (except for Tommy, who clearly ain't normal).