It comes down to two things.


With Handgun Accuracy, if you are not getting the shot groups you want, it really comes down to two things.  We can condense all the basic fundamentals down to two things we need to concentrate on.  The two things that cause the most problems to good shooting:

  1.  You are not focused on the Front Sight Post.  You are letting your mind become distracted with everything around you.  The Rear Sight.  The Target.  What others are doing.  You are not holding a razor sharp focus on that front sight post.
  2.   Your trigger pull is less than optimal.  You are not pulling it straight back.  You’re jerking it.  You’re trigger pull is yanking the front sight off the target.

We don’t like being told we are doing something wrong.  We hate that and we will argue against it.  Pride.  Our pride gets in our own way here.  Stubbornness… refusal to change the way you are doing something even if it’s not working, we’ll just keep trying what we’ve been doing until we run out of ammo.

Only YOU know what your sight picture looked like the instant your shot broke.  Only YOU know what that trigger pull felt like.  Only YOU know what you did wrong.  YOU have to be honest with yourself.  If you want to get better, you have to start with your own internal honesty here.  Put down the pride, and admit to yourself you are not doing everything you need to be doing to achieve consistent accuracy.

Front Sight Focus – Trigger Pull.

Those 2 things.   You get those two things right – everything else falls into place and you’ll have tighter shot groups.

This also applies to rifle shooting as well.