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    My glock seems to be always to the left and down, even using a rest. Is this common?

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    I see this problem a lot with Glocks. The reason it that The safety trigger causes you to push or pull the gun slightly to the right or left. With right handed shooters they tend to pull the trigger to the right. Left handed shooters pull to the left. The shooting lower is more than likely being recoil sensitive and anticipating the shoot. I am not trying to call into question your skill level, just my observation. Try putting random dummy rounds in a mag to see where your technique can improve.

  4. Left and low is a common problem for right hand shooters (right and low for left handers). Like ssgsimon said, the low is partly recoil anticipation. The right is the result of our hand anatomy and isn't Glock specific. When you move your shooting finger to squeeze the trigger the other muscles in your hand move the gun to the right. This can be overcome by training, including the random use of dummy rounds. Try carefully watching the sights when you squeeze the trigger - you are likely to see the movement and can compensate. Training will make it go away.

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    I had this problem at age 42. Range officers worked with me when they tried the firearm and realized it was not my Glock. They checked grip, trigger control and asked about my sight alignment. Everything was fine. Then one of the asked my age. I told him... he started laughing. I looked quizzically and he said, "Get your eyes checked, I bet you need bifocals to see the front sight better." Not wanting to believe him, I wasted hundreds of rounds more since usually this is a trigger control problem.

    Lo and behold, I now am wearing progressive lenses and don't shoot low and to the left anymore.
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  6. I know that when I first start shooting my XDs and XDm I was shooting to the left low but as I begin to practice more and do it more slowly I begin to correct the problem and still working on it and I think that more practice should correct this.

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    I remember the same problem. Traced it to my trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yolk100 View Post
    Left and low is a common problem for right hand shooters (right and low for left handers). Like ssgsimon said, the low is partly recoil anticipation. The right is the result of our hand anatomy and isn't Glock specific. When you move your shooting finger to squeeze the trigger the other muscles in your hand move the gun to the right. This can be overcome by training, including the random use of dummy rounds. Try carefully watching the sights when you squeeze the trigger - you are likely to see the movement and can compensate. Training will make it go away.
    Echoing all comments above. This is a very common problem among right-hand shooters and usually has very little to do with the gun itself. Try looking up the Wall Drill on Youtube and/or working on trigger control. There are often many compounding reasons for shooting low left, not the least of which might be the actual fit of the gun.

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    I had mentioned above that it could be that you need bifocals to see the front sight more clearly. I mentioned this only because this happened to be my problem. Clearly, from the posts, it is more than likely a trigger control problem (this is one of the reasons I burned through many more rounds and worked on trigger control like a beast until I convinced myself it could not be my trigger control). To test your trigger control, try this drill:

    - Place a dime or penny on the front sight
    - Dry fire
    - The dime or penny, if squeezing the trigger correctly, should not fall off
    - If it does fall off, carefully determine whether it falls forward, to the left, or right

    This will let you know if you are dipping the gun (anticipation of recoil) or pushing the gun to the left (falls to the left), or pushing the gun to the right (falls to the right). You now know what to work on.

    My range officers had an expression for squeezing the trigger... 1/4 lb, 1/4 lb, 1/4 lb, 1/4 lb, 1/4 lb, 1/4 lb, ..... BANG! You should never anticipate the gun going off, you should squeeze a small amount steadily until the gun goes bang.

    Hope this helps too.

    If you find the trigger control is not the issue, nor the grip, nor the sight alignment.... try your eye doctor like I previously mentioned. I thought I could see the front sight just fine, then when I went shooting with my new lenses, I was surprised how crisp the front sight image got.
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    Howdy,

    Low and left in a Glock?

    Simple. You're jerking the trigger.

    With a Glock or Glock copied trigger system you need to "pump" the trigger instead of a simple "squeeze" or "press" like in a typical SA trigger system.

    I always compare a Glock's trigger pull to a 1911 with a lot of take up then a long mushy sear break.

    I've been shooting Glock's for over 20 years and after shooting 1911s, S&W DA revolvers and DA/SA autos, and SA revolvers for 20 years before I shoot a Glock, and when I pulled the trigger on the first Glock I ever shot I was like "What the hell?!?"

    Even after sending +100,000 rounds downrange through various Glock's I still feel the same way about their trigger pull.

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