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    Thanks guys for the welcome and advice. I have to admit I feel like I'm trying to find the point where it goes boom rather than feeling like it's a natural "follow through" if you will. All new to me moving to a larger caliber. With my shotgun (I know it's vastly different), I couldn't even tell you whether the trigger is hard or light, it just IS, and naturally just happens as if I will it to hit the clay, but that's after boxes and boxes of shells. Hopefully I'll get the groove after a couple hundred rounds. I know it's a defensive gun, but I still want to "enjoy" shooting it.

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    Firing a shotgun and a pistol are vastly different. A shotgun you should sleep the trigger, a pistol should be a slow deliberate squeeze. You should have a firm grip. Don't be afraid to take extra time with each shot now to develop good habits as it is hard to unlearn bad ones. Try to get someone to watch or video your trip so you can see what you are doing.
    Keep at it, you will get it and enjoy it!
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    There are a lot of thought involved in pistol shooting.

    1. The strong hand should wrap the grip, but not tightly. Think of it as lightly supporting the gun and trigger finger.

    2. Wrap your week hand around the strong hand with both thumbs pointing down range with the strong hand thumb over the weak.

    3. Use the week hand to squeeze the strong hand prior to pressing the trigger.

    4. press the trigger while maintaining the squeeze from the weak hand. and concentrate on the front sight location on the target.

    This technique seems odd at first, but you'll see a reduction in shooting lower. As for left or right keep practicing center shots and only change the windage once you have a trend. If the target still looks like an off center shot gun blast, you'll still need to work on the grip. If you are 3" to 4" groups at 7 yards, then adjust windage and elevation as needed.

    Last, don't be afraid to seek instruction. A lot of clubs and many gun shops can give good recommendations. The NRA can also give you a list of instructors in your area. Your state may have a an organization like Ohio has the https://www.buckeyefirearms.org they will have some good recommendations.

    Maloy
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    I've seen so many posts from new G2 owners saying their first rounds were low and left, that I've concluded the pistols are shipped from the factory that way. I fired mine right out of the really cool cardboard box at close range using a shooting rest and I know I wasn't pulling it one way or the other. I had to adjust the sights and am getting better groupings. Just my experience with this issue.
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    Welcome from Michigan! Practice.




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    Great Great Great!!! Article Nevada Bob!!!! Been tooo long since I have read M. Ayoob, the Master! Thanks!!!!
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    That PT111 G2 trigger forces us to compensate in our aim. The way that trigger breaks, low-left is virtually expected..... at least the way I see/feel it.

    Practice and practice. If you must aim at the right shoulder for a heart shot placement, then so-be-it.

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    I've only been shooting pistols for a couple years. I use a death grip on my handguns. But I will try your suggestion to loosen my right-hand grip. The right-hand thumb over the left thumb seems awkward, but I'll try that too.
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    Shooting Low and left is, I think, a common issue. Your G@ has adjustable sights. Zero your pistol in and then see if you still shoot low and left. That's what I did and found that I'm the problem.
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