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Old 04-28-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
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Improvement @ The Range

I bought a 2022 a few months back and it's my first handgun. I gre up shooting but mostly rifles & shotguns, with an occasional .45 Colt 1911 outing.
I've never been good with a handgun and my first few trips to the range with the 2022 were a mix of elated joy and disappointment. Thanks to this forum and lot's YouTube clips on proper grip and stance.... Improvement is inevitable.

Here's a pic of my outing yesterday. This is a 6" target placed at 7 yards.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:09 AM   #2
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Congrats! Keep up the good work.

Remember, all you have to do is align the sights on the target and then keep them still as the shot breaks. Simple!

Unfortunately, simple and easy are not the same thing.
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Congrats! Keep up the good work.

Remember, all you have to do is align the sights on the target and then keep them still as the shot breaks. Simple!

Unfortunately, simple and easy are not the same thing.
No kidding!

The first few range trips were just about breaking it in and getting used to it.
This time I really took my time and focused. Lot's of dry firing and breaks to make sure I was clear headed and doing things properly.

I plan on taking some instruction soon but wanted to be in a decent place to get the most from the lesson. Instead of spending that time and money on getting me through the basics.

The biggest improvement has been changing my stance. I'd always used the isosceles basic stance before but after several rounds found myself arching my back and leaning against the bench. I've moved to a staggered weaver stance and it forces me to maintain composure.
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What helps me more than anything is a good trigger with no creep in it.
I couldn't believe how much creep in a trigger (single action stage) effected my target shooting.
I called Robert Burke, and that creepy arse trigger will soon be remedied.
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What helps me more than anything is a good trigger with no creep in it.
I couldn't believe how much creep in a trigger (single action stage) effected my target shooting.
I called Robert Burke, and that creepy arse trigger will soon be remedied.
Unfortunately the 2022 doesn't get much love or support from Sig so it kind of is what it is. It's pretty good as is in SA which is basically all I'm interested in.
It's a tad longer than I'd like but it is smooth and predicable and the reset is very clear so I just need to master what I've got.
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Congrats! Keep up the good work.

Remember, all you have to do is align the sights on the target and then keep them still as the shot breaks. Simple!

Unfortunately, simple and easy are not the same thing.
Exactly !!!


Rob Leatham couldn't have said it better.
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Unfortunately the 2022 doesn't get much love or support from Sig so it kind of is what it is. It's pretty good as is in SA which is basically all I'm interested in.
It's a tad longer than I'd like but it is smooth and predicable and the reset is very clear so I just need to master what I've got.
Absolutely. What you just described is just fine imo.
Man......shooting X5's, Sport models, The Sig Armorer smithed triggers and 1911's has just flat out made a trigger snob out of myself. They're so good, that anything less you REALLY notice the difference.
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I hear you. This was my first gun purchase. I was testing the waters with my more liberal wife. Mission accomplished. She was outraged for about ten minutes and then asked if she could shoot it sometime. She's gone to the range with me a few times with my dad's 45's and did way better than me. She is in denial. She'll come around. Then I give her the 2022 and buy something nicer for myself.
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I hear you. This was my first gun purchase. I was testing the waters with my more liberal wife. Mission accomplished. She was outraged for about ten minutes and then asked if she could shoot it sometime. She's gone to the range with me a few times with my dad's 45's and did way better than me. She is in denial. She'll come around. Then I give her the 2022 and buy something nicer for myself.
Awesome. You have her on the right track
When you do decide to upgrade, maybe consider a 226 sao legion or a regular sao, or even a 1911.
I know the 1911's have superb triggers and, I also understand that the aforementioned Legion sao and regular 226 sao are very, very nice.
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Awesome. You have her on the right track
When you do decide to upgrade, maybe consider a 226 sao legion or a regular sao, or even a 1911.
I know the 1911's have superb triggers and, I also understand that the aforementioned Legion sao and regular 226 sao are very, very nice.
I'd love a Legion 226, unfortunately, here in California I think they are "illegal".
We have crazy rules regarding what can and can't be bought. I looked at the list and it's not on there.
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Good shooting.

Remember everyone shoots differently. Do what works for you.

Me? I grew up with relatives that were training officers for police and military. They taught me front sight on the target and squeeze the trigger. For long range, align the back and front then squeeze the trigger.

Only modification for me was that I can't hit the side of a barn unless i rush the shot when shooting at close range. Long range no problems out to about 200 yards with my hunting handguns.

Like I said, do what works for you just practice practice practice and take a non shooter along to get them shooting.

Enjoy the sig.
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Exactly !!!


Rob Leatham couldn't have said it better.
I'm guessing that he probably says exactly that?

I didn't invent the phrase folks; I've heard it in pretty much every arena where technique matters.
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