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mecam
11-01-2007, 12:03 PM
I'm having problems shooting my XD45 tactical lately shooting low & left ~2" @ 15yds after shooting my HK the day before. I think the HK screwed my trigger control. Even after 200rds on the XD, I can't get it to center 80% of the time. Do you guys run into this problem also when shooting different handguns? I would like to know what remedy you guys come up with? I ran into this chart on the net to identify possible problems. Can somebody explain what "squeezing finger tips while applying trigger pull" is? Thanks.

http://www.f-r-i.com/chart.gif

Budd
11-01-2007, 12:22 PM
Put your trigger finger straight out - now touch the tips of your fingers against the palm of your hand. Squeze those three fingers real quick against your palm - notice what happens to your trigger finger?

That is what is happening to your barrel of the gun as your fingers squeze the grip.

mecam
11-01-2007, 12:23 PM
maybe it doesn't fit your hand as well as the hk

Never had a problem with it before. I just noticed it after shooting the HK the day before. I doubt it's the gun. The thing is the HK is a compact model so I hold it a little different. Maybe I should take 2 weeks off from shooting and maybe that'll erase the bad finger memory.

mecam
11-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Put your trigger finger straight out - now touch the tips of your fingers against the palm of your hand. Squeze those three fingers real quick against your palm - notice what happens to your trigger finger?

That is what is happening to your barrel of the gun as your fingers squeze the grip.

Wow, that's amazing. So it's the grip. I was concentrating too much on the trigger finger. This makes sense since the HK has a different size grip. Thanks a bunch. :punk: Will try it tonight or tomorrow.

1911su16b870
11-01-2007, 7:38 PM
Try dry fire practice while watching the front sight at the range when you encounter the problem. IMO the HK USP shoots totally different than any other handgun, requires a firmer side grip pressure.

mecam
11-01-2007, 8:38 PM
Just got back from the range, did much better this time. I added a little tug on my support hand. Also practiced with snaps caps before live rounds.

Also my HK has a shorter trigger pull than the XD. I'm thinking about sending it to Springfield for a competition trigger job for $175.

Corbin Dallas
11-01-2007, 9:06 PM
Spend that $175 on a training class first.

You're milking the grip.

tiki
11-01-2007, 9:15 PM
Spend that $175 on a training class first.

You're milking the grip.

EXACTLY!. If you get a trigger job to compensate for what you are doing wrong with your grip, then, you will have that problem with any other firearm.
Lots of dry fire while focusing on sight alignment and, live fire practice down at the range and you should get it squared away. Safe the $175.

Knifemaker
11-01-2007, 9:16 PM
Move your rear sight up and to the right:~)

mecam
11-01-2007, 9:16 PM
You're milking the grip.

You're right. I found these cool drills on the web.

Wall Drill
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid452320104/bclid459256134/bctid909886852

Bump Drill
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid452320104/bclid459256134/bctid1039847599

5968
11-01-2007, 9:27 PM
Or you could just sell your XD and buy another HK since you shoot it better!LOL

mecam
11-01-2007, 9:30 PM
Or you could just sell your XD and buy another HK since you shoot it better!LOL

I was thinking about the HK45. :D Nah, this XD will be fine. I just need to learn it. It's only 5 days old. :) On the first day, I was fine. I started having issues after shooting the HK.

Here's a great article on how to cure "milking the grip".

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ayoob85.html