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I have a very prevalent issue when shooting any automatic. I seem to always be down and to the left about 2". It's driving me nuts. I can compensate for it, but it's not present with my S&W .357 mag revolver. I don't get it.

I was practicing repeated 2 zone rapid succession double taps in both head and center mass today and adjusted and got the level of accuracy I wanted with a 9, 40 and 45 but I still had to adjust with each....while with my .357 I don't have to think about it. I have a (according to my instructor) correct stance, grip and trigger pull....what the hell am I doing wrong?
 

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you are more than likely fighting recoil inorder to get the gun back on target. pulling the gun down and to the left with your support hand. let the gun recoil and get back on target, it will do that very quickly if you don't fight it


are you using a weaver stance?, try an iso stance, don't do the push/pull method. you don't want to pull the gun in. use both hand and push the gun out to the target

How is your accuracy with slow fire?

also, get away from doing double taps. you want to do control pairs. two sight pictures. or one long one if you can keep from blinking which will come with practice.
 

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I was taught a weaver stance. I'll try ISO this week. My accuracy with slow fire oddly enough is about the same as with with rapid fire (with autos) although the guns I usually shoot don't have much recoil at all. I actually talked to a combat instructor about the difference between double taps and controlled pairs today.....so I'm going to try to focus on that next time. I don't think I have an issue with blinking but I'll have to ask someone to watch me. I do have an issue with left eye dominance but that shouldn't affect my pistol shooting like it does with clays.
 

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Off to the left = Anticipating recoil.
Yep, if you are doing it slow fire also then you are flinching your shots, snap caps will tell you what is going on. if there is any muzzle drop when you pull the trigger then you will definitely see it with the snap caps

Also make sure you using the pad of your trigger finger and not the joint.

if you are shooting a DA, don't jerk the trigger. I friend of mine does this, you can see the sudden tension in his hand as he pulls the trigger fast, riding the sear helped some, but you need to keep the pressure and tension constant

And one last thing. if the gun constant shoots to the left, no matter how you shoot, then adjust the sights. A gun that is dead one will shoot different for different people especially being cross eye dominant
 

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Try loosening up your left arm lock a bit. In other words, relax your left arm and just offer enough support to your right to stay on target.
 

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Adjust your sites if they are adjustable. Most autos are more accurate than we are. Remember the rule for combat pistol accuracy

4.5(Inches) at 25(yards that is)
 
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