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Hi. First - thanks all for the new member welcome.

Now to my problem. I recently bought a Taurus 605 and put a Hogue monogrip on it. I have put a few hundred rounds through it over several sessions. My groups have been consistently to the left. When I shoot my automatics, I group on target, but my revolver is always left.

This problem happens with and without the new grips, single and double action, grabbing lots of trigger and just using the pad of the finger.

I've come to the conclusion that it is one of three things: [1] Sights are off (can that happen?),[2] barrel is not crowned right, or [3] I'm doing something wrong when I squeeze the trigger.

Any suggestions?

BTW, my 605 is a sweet little wheel gun. I have fed it everything from factory reload .38 to premium .357 without a single problem. Well, it does tend to buck and roar and make the base of my thumb bleed with the full-house .357, but it is a small snubby.

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Ripplingh2o said:
My immediate suggestion is to have someone else (handgun competent) shoot it and see what happens. Then go from there.
Good point. I had thought of stabilizing it on a sand bag to eliminate the human element. The last thing I want to do is have it tied up at Taurus when it is a problem with me.

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When you shot it, was it single, or double action? In addition to the above advise, I'd put it on a sandbag and try single action. I'm mostly an auto shooter too, and know when I shoot my revolver/s it takes a bit of a different grip and trigger press. Could be funky ammo too.

Good luck.

(My 617)

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Agree with advice given so far.
Adding this all. There's good advice in these links whether revolver or pistol shooter.

Will recommend though,before putting up the links, to having a revolver knowledgeable shooter mentor your shooting grip and stance. Having someone observe this and then giving creative criticism or feedback can solve major headaches.

Flinch and jerking the trigger are two of the most basic things that can go wrong. These both can happen to any shooter at any time. Might very well be not noticed by the shooter at all.

Practicing the basics firing with snap caps can cure this. So can shooting and putting an empty brass in several chambers. If there is a flinch or jerk, it will become apparent when the trigger is pulled.

Small revolvers are hard to shoot well for anybody. Reduced sight reference,less heft and mass, every wiggle or movement is multiplied even more, and smooth trigger follow through while shooting are just some of the problems incountered that need to be looked at.
Even having the same grip for each shot, holding the gun grip high, hs to be considered.

This last link has a target or chart that might help,even though the thread is about pistols the chart and targets are valid for this discussion.

Lots of reading to do,but then there is lots to consider. :) ::) :eek: ;D
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