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Hi Guys, I've posted this over on 1911 as well, I figure it can't hurt to get all the input I can. :grin:
Couple of things that I noticed on the trip to the range, the last time home. The first is that during 'so-called' :grin: doubles and strings, that the second/third/etc shots would string lower than the first shot, and maybe just a touch left, into about a 4" group. I use a high grip, thumb riding the safety. Moving my support hand between having the support thumb just under the strong thumb, or up alongside the strong thumb didn't seem to make any difference. Pistol was gripped firmly but not with a 'strangle' grip. Support hand was also firm, but not strangling. Focus was on the front sight, but unfortunately, I'm not to a point where I can track it all the way through the recoil stroke. I'm trying to figure out if this could be caused by grip, or is there another possible cause? (BTW, no flinches during dryfire practice)

The second thing was trigger reset. I don't seem to have a problem finding the reset point during dry fire practice, but when actually shooting, I have a VERY hard time finding it. It's almost easier for me (at this point) to let the trigger all the way back, and then press again. Any drills or something to help with this?

Thanks in advance for any/all help...

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Actually, Feedramp's response to you "over there" was right on the money (IMHO).

You have to practice. Dry firing especially will give you a good indication if you are pulling the gun one way or the other, at the the time the hammer falls. Experiment with different grip styles too. A high thumb hold absolutely reduces muzzle flip, but some of my buddies lose some accuracy as a result, when holding thumb-high.
 

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I'll have to try feedramps suggestion next time I'm home, hopefully it will help with the LH drift. Downward drift is still concerning me, though. FWIW, during dry fire practice there's no movement of the pistol in any direction.
 

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I have found that, especially when I don't do enough careful live fire practice with the .45, that I will also pull followup shots low. I don't normally have any flinch issues during dry fire practice. My body just seems to want to compensate for the recoil on rapid shots by pulling down too hard. Only happens with pistols that have recoil...doesn't happen when I shoot the .22LR. I keep that particular demon at bay by starting slow and working my speed up, being careful to keep the shots where I want them. I find I do it a lot less if I shoot regularily.
 

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I could be milking the grip, although if I am, I can't feel it. How do I know if I'm doing it, and how do I correct it if I am?
 
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