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Old 06-29-2020, 9:58 AM
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Default my glock 19 is shooting left

i passed 1000 rounds in my glock and kind of understand how to align sights and squeeze the trigger without moving the gun,
however the glock 19 gen 3 keeps shooting left
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What sights do you have?

Distance?

Hold?
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If it isn't you, adjust the windage. If you are shooting stock plastic sights you could probably use a wooded clothes pin and tap it with a hammer... or just a nylon hammer. Something that won't mar that $2 sight.
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What sights do you have?

Distance?

Hold?

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Check the rear sight- is it in the middle of the slide?

Check the trigger finger placement.

For a right handed shooter- to little trigger finger pushes the gun left. The trigger should be in the middle of the pad of the first segment of the finger.


To much finger- say at the joint- shots will move right.

(opposite is true for a left handed shooter)



People with big hands and little hands can learn to shoot almost any gun.

It’s about understanding the trigger and finger pad alignment dictate how the gun is held.


If you just went to the range, unload the gun

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Point in- take some slack out of trigger just as if you were at the range.
Then check your finger placement.



The issue is either
1- mechanical - sight moved
2- position / technique.


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Yeah, if it isn't you hold the rears might need drifted a bit... people typically eye the sights to try and get the dovetail flat gap the same on both sides... doesn't mean it is perfect.
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Given you’re a relatively new member, I need to ask... are you also relatively new to shooting handguns? Do you have any other handguns that consistently shoot where you are aiming? Did you shoot the glock accurately before installing the new sights?

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i passed 1000 rounds in my glock and kind of understand how to align sights and squeeze the trigger without moving the gun,
however the glock 19 gen 3 keeps shooting left
Everyone seems to have good rational explanations but have you considered that if this is the California compliant version drifting to the left is normal.
Just take it to a free state for awhile and it may drift right again.
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I would have someones else shoot it to confirm it isnt just you that is shooting left.
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i've shot a full size pistol sig p226 9mm and it was easier to shoot than my glock 19, are compact hand guns harder to shoot?
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Yes they are . You have to adjust your grip. It’s not the gun , it’s your grip.
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I will only add:

Where do the sights rest after completion of recoil? That's where the shot went. It's a dead giveaway, but easy to miss observing if you automatically correct your sight alignment upon each shot before actually seeing where the gun is naturally falling back at rest.

I'm hoping hope of all hope the OP is LEFT HANDED just to spice things up, but I'm guessing he's right handed, and totally letting the gun go left as an inexperienced pistol shooter.

Also, an experienced shooter wouldn't be complaining the gun is shooting one direction or the other. They'd know how to correct it, be it the sight alignment or their technique.
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Then move rear sight to the right.
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i've shot a full size pistol sig p226 9mm and it was easier to shoot than my glock 19, are compact hand guns harder to shoot?
Yes, a 226 is likely easier to shoot accurately vs a glock 19. In addition to not being compact, the 226’s single action trigger pull is significantly smoother and lighter than a glock trigger.
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Simple fix, get rid of the Glock 19 and get yourself a CZ SP-01 or P01 and you will no longer be shooting to the left.
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Simple fix, get rid of the Glock 19 and get yourself a CZ SP-01 or P01 and you will no longer be shooting to the left.
Heh! Yeah, CZ75B worked for me!

Seriously, a quick and easy check at the range is to shoot from a rest - sandbag, range bag, whatever. Rest the gun solidly on whatever you're using, sight carefully, and squeeze the trigger slowly - very, very slowly.

Do this 5 times and see where your group is. If it's close to centered, it's you, not the sights. If it's still to the left, adjust the sights as suggested above.
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Are you able to move the pointer of your dominant hand without moving the rest of your fingers?

If you're not, you're probably pressing the trigger with your whole hand, which causes shooting left.

Grip harder with your support hand.
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Impossible! Glocks are perfection!
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Glocks often like a deeper trigger finger. Put the trigger at the first joint or right near it.
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i've shot a full size pistol sig p226 9mm and it was easier to shoot than my glock 19, are compact hand guns harder to shoot?
You might not be squeezing the trigger as smoothly as you think. The Sig and the Glock have vastly different triggers. What happens when you dry fire the Glock? Does it move?
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I would have someones else shoot it to confirm it isnt just you that is shooting left.
^^^^ This. Get someone who is a decent shooter and understands the concept of trigger control and sight alignment to shoot it and see if its you or the gun...Then come back here ....
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I would have someones else shoot it to confirm it isnt just you that is shooting left.
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Most of the range master will test the gun for you, if you sweet talk to him.
Or bench rest to test your gun.
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buy a bore sight, confirm the sights are straight. my xd did the same thing
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Simple fix, get rid of the Glock 19 and get yourself a CZ SP-01 or P01 and you will no longer be shooting to the left.
LOL, and they aren't ugly either.

I have both of those you mention.
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i passed 1000 rounds in my glock and kind of understand how to align sights and squeeze the trigger without moving the gun,
however the glock 19 gen 3 keeps shooting left
Can you take a photo of the front sight and rear sight?

That said - the easiest way to diagnose this has already been mentioned - ask a decent shooter to shoot the gun.
At 7-yards in slow fire standing unsupported freestyle (both hands) - should be able to hold a 2-inch or less groups.


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Given you’re a relatively new member, I need to ask... are you also relatively new to shooting handguns? Do you have any other handguns that consistently shoot where you are aiming? Did you shoot the glock accurately before installing the new sights?

Charts like these are completely worthless. The gun doesn't care where you're putting the trigger on what part of the finger pad, knuckle, upside down, etc.

OP, post a photo of a 5-10 round grouping of your target. Short of a glaringly obvious issue with a rear sight hanging off the slide, if you are not in the 8-9 ring of a B8 size (5.5" diameter circle) at 7-10 yards, it is you.
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i passed 1000 rounds in my glock and kind of understand how to align sights and squeeze the trigger without moving the gun, however the glock 19 gen 3 keeps shooting left
How did you confirm that you were not moving the gun right after you squeezed the trigger?


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Do you understand follow through? Are you so focused on the front sight you can tell if it's moving at the striker releases?
If you don't have the solid basics like grip, focus, and follow through, it's easy for the shot to go left as the shot breaks. I've seen that many times with Glock pistols. It's how the trigger/finger relationship moves as the shot breaks - if you don't have it under control. As others have said, other pistols might be a lot easier to tame. Especially a nice 1911, or Sig, or CZ.

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i've shot a full size pistol sig p226 9mm and it was easier to shoot than my glock 19, are compact hand guns harder to shoot?
No, but the SIG is a far superior gun. Glock “perfection” notwithstanding.
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As already mentioned, bench test the gun for accuracy and precision. If it is accurate and precise, it's you and I'd recommend fixing "you" versus adjusting the sights to compensate for something you may be doing wrong.

For me, I used to shoot left and still sometimes regress to doing this still. Some front sights are narrower than others, and I was subconsciously aligning the left edge of the front sight with the left side of the rear sight's notch. When I shot guns with "wide" front sights that tended to fill the rear sight's notch (OEM G19 sights) I did well, but when I switched to a gun with narrower front sights and on a longer barrel (like G34) , my tendency to shoot left became very apparent. The fix was for me to concentrate on forcing the front sight to be in the center of the rear notch, not aligned against the left edge of the notch.
Funny I have been chasing the same thing and was looking at the sight itself as the difference. My G19 I have no issues with as it has a wide front blade. My 49 and 17 have narrow front posts and I tend to shoot left.
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No, but the SIG is a far superior gun. Glock “perfection” notwithstanding.
So superior that some of the best trained shooters like Navy SEALs, Air Marshals and Secret Service all ditched their P226s for Glock 19s.
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So superior that some of the best trained shooters like Navy SEALs, Air Marshals and Secret Service all ditched their P226s for Glock 19s.

Meh, “some” navy seals ditched the boy parts to become girls too...

Not sure that’s the benchmark I’d use LOL

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Here's a simple way to remove all the variables.

Put a laser bore guide on your pistol and see if the sights line up with the laser.

or

Use a caliper to make sure the rear sight is centered.

or

Shoot your pistol from bag/brace so you try to remove as much human error as possible.

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Have someone else shoot it and see if he's also shooting left.
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You know someone doesn't know how to shoot when they post the accuracy wheel pie chart.

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You know someone doesn't know how to shoot when they post the accuracy wheel pie chart.
It is a cool looking chart though.
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