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Old 10-19-2017, 1:09 PM
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Default Revolver vs Pistol shooting quirk

I've noticed for awhile now that when shooting revolvers (single action),
I'm grouping to the right and slightly elevated. This does not happen with semi-auto pistols.

I'm trying to figure out why and the only thing I can come up with is that all my pistols allow the web of my hand to fit snug to the frame where as my revolvers don't have material there.

I'm shooting from the left side.
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Old 10-19-2017, 1:13 PM
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I'd guess it has to do with the different grip angle.
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Shooting those old cowboy six shooters are fun. This will help:
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If you’re consistently grouping high and right... Do you have adjustable sights with this revolver?
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Shooting those old cowboy six shooters are fun. This will help:
I've come across this, though I need to reverse the results since my left hand is my shooting hand. Per this target, I'm pushing (ie as I pull the trigger i'm pushing the gun to the right slightly and lifting the muzzle).

I guess on a pistol with the web of my hand tight to the frame, it allows my hand to brace against this, whereas with a revolver the web of my hand isn't really braced at all.
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If you’re consistently grouping high and right... Do you have adjustable sights with this revolver?
No, they are all fixed (uberti clones, webleys etc.)
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I've noticed for awhile now that when shooting revolvers (single action),
I'm grouping to the right and slightly elevated. This does not happen with semi-auto pistols.

I'm trying to figure out why and the only thing I can come up with is that all my pistols allow the web of my hand to fit snug to the frame where as my revolvers don't have material there.

I'm shooting from the left side.
Hello, I read more than post here, but I am new to revolvers and I am finding that my semi-auto grip is not transferable to revolvers. Your "web of the hand" comment makes a lot of sense to me.

With my uberti el patron 45colt, I've noticed improvements in accuracy by just loosening up my grip a little bit and even letting the muzzle flip up. It feels weird, but my trigger pull then becomes much lighter and that might also be helping the accuracy.

Does this make sense to anyone else?

It's probably not the right way to shoot revolvers ... but it's what I noticed after a couple range trips and I haven't had the chance to test it out yet.
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Old 10-20-2017, 6:26 AM
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Almost all firearms will have a different point of impact for each person using it. This happens because each shooter introduces a different set of factors, such as grip strength, trigger pull, and even the muscle tension in your arm will affect the impact of a bullet from a handgun. This is why I want adjustable sights. Since you do not have adjustable sights, determine where your shots impact for a given target distance and adjust your point of aim accordingly.
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Holding a gun loose is detrimental to accuracy, but if your loose hold is more consistent than your tight grip, then accuracy will be evident with your loose hold.
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Holding a gun loose is detrimental to accuracy, but if your loose hold is more consistent than your tight grip, then accuracy will be evident with your loose hold.
Hmm, loose is a relative term, but it does feel like a bit of a cop out to me to go that route. With more range time, I should be able to learn a tighter grip that is accurate. (If Miculek doesn't need to limp grip his revolvers, then i shouldnt need to either...)

Anyways, the "Web of the hand" comment struck a chord, so thought I'ld mention it in case it could help the OP.
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To maintain a consistent grip, I grip the handgun hard enough that my hand shakes, and then I start to back off on the pressure until my hand no longer shakes, and I try to replicate that grip each time.
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