I always see posts about handguns and gear but never really anything on actually shooting or accuracy. Was wondering what resources or tips /k/ uses to get tight groups. Also thinking about getting a Ruger MK4 for practicing, thoughts?
A .22 pistol like that Ruger is a great asset to practicing handgun accuracy. Find a good and stable stance (I prefer modified weaver). Get a good solid grip on the handgun perform dry fire drills (NOT with a .22 pistol). Really focus on that front sight and trigger squeeze. Start at a range that's comfortable, then work your way up to longer ranges. Aim small miss small.
Half the posters here don't actually shoot or own guns. Actual general advice can be found on places that aren't anonymous image boards with spongebob pics between the paragraphs. The mk4 is a good target pistol and not expensive if you don't buy one of the fancy editions with something like rosewood grips. They can be picky with ammo but most 22s are.
Squeeze with the center of your pointer finger not the tip, use the thumbs forward grip on an automatic. You sound like my dad with rifle vs handgun accuracy, hes finally started practicing the right way and over night his groups are torso hits at 20 yards now. Dry fire is the only way to really get good but there is a method to it: sit down or stand up in proper stance and repeatedly dry fire at a can or doorknob. You must keep the sights on the can until even after you hear the click otherwise you will always flinch at the last second.
Source: 9 months after first handgun, 10 inch plate at 50 yards consistant
>Thinking about a Ruger Mk4
My suggestion would be to get a really nice Mk II Target (bull barrel like your pic) and spend the difference on a trigger job by a well regarded smith. The Mk3 and 4 have Calicancer LCI and mag safeties. On the other hand, the Mk 4 is supposed to be easy to strip. Either way, it's hard to go wrong with a Ruger .22 pistol - they're cheap to feed and easy pistols to shoot well.
The biggest thing that I found helpful with handgun accuracy is lots of practice and lots of focus on the fundamentals. Grip, sight alignment, trigger pull - it's not rocket surgery but it can be tough to master. Like someone else has said upthread- dry fire is your friend. Not only is it cheap, but it also shows you what you're doing wrong. Competition shooters in my area dry fire 10-15x (or more) as many rounds as they actually shoot in the lead up to comps.
>Everything just flies off to the right, and I'm a lefty.
Not nearly as important with a pistol as a rifle.
Half the posters here don't actually shoot or own guns.
So much this that it hurts
I have the opposite problem. I can land better groups at 25 yds with my .45 boat anchor than I can with an SKS, not that either groups are good.
I want to blame it on my bitch nigga weak arms and say I can fix it by getting stronger, but I'm sure there are other elements to it.
>handguns and gear
>actually shooting or accuracy
Tell me, which one of those things can you talk about with confidence without leaving your bedroom and getting off your shitbucket?
/k/ doesn't shoot guns, they talk about them, like anime characters discussing videogame weapons stats.
Between a heritage rough rider and a ruger single six, both in .22lr/.22mag, 6.5in barrel and adjustable sights...which is the more accurate gun?
I need a .22 revolver to shoot blanks around my horses as part of gun breaking them and I figured I might as well work on my accuracy in the meantime.
Also, if you get a revolver with fixed sights, which aren't aligned 100% "on", what are you supposed to do? Just remember about where the rounds are landing in comparison to where you aim (i.e. poi is low left, I aim high right to compensate)? Is there some way to adjust fixed sights to be on target even though they're...well...fixed?
Those charts kind of suck. It's most likely that you aren't pulling the trigger straight back. Maybe a little flinch thrown in. I'm not trying to find a video to explain the finger, but if you mimic pulling a trigger, you see how your pointer finger tends to hook back into your palm? You want to mitigate that hooking as much that is stable. I hope that makes sense, I'm a better learner than teacher.
I've been thinking of a Mk4 as a fun gun. Can you pretty easily remove the mag disconnect? Also, is there any recommended .22 revolvers? I've wanted to get a revolver and don't want to stock a new caliber.
The build quality is radically higher on the single six, without a shitty hammer block safety.
Yes, that's how fixed sights work, compensating for point of impact is called "kentucky windage"
They'll be right on, most of the time.
Maybe just stick a Volquartsen trigger setup into it, but that may be past the interest level of a new shooter.
My favorite thing to do with dry fire practice - and you can't do this with a .22 - is to use a laser chamber insert from Laser Ammo and one of their electronic targets. Ain't cheap, but it does provide you with feedback.
Cont. - yeah you might be able to use a barrel insert laser with a .22 but those aren't nearly as reliable. The laser ammo insert gets activated by impact of the striker/firing pin and only blinks on for a fraction of a second.
OP are you me?
Just went shooting at my cousin's farm with 22 M&P couple days ago. From like 10 yards I went 9/10. Rather proud of myself but only 6 of those were grouped somewhat together. Right handed and I tend to shoot low apparently.
So much THIS on not dry firing any rimfire. The exception is a wheelgun where you can remove the cylinder. And that little light bitch will be tough to hold on target during dry fire until you have the muscle memory down pat.
See >>35198503. I've also seen chambers damaged when the firing pin hits them. Then the round won't camber fully. So, basically, dry fire of a rimfire can fuck up the chamber or firing pin. If you want to dry fire a revolver that won't let the hammer fall without the cylinder in place, load the cylinder with fired ammunition.
Get the mk4 and a VQ trigger and sear kit, use CCI Standard velocity ammo.
Nothing under $1000 will touch that set up for accuracy.