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Old March 6th, 2016, 03:31 AM   #1
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Success !!! I made it out to the range yesterday and had a great time shooting my new Shield 9mm out of the box after a light cleaning and oiling.

Shot Federal Ruger 9mm 115 grain at 7 yards. Only put 100 rounds down range, but got a good feel for the gun, and my ability to shoot pistol.

Shooting decent 3 inch groups, but they are down and left about 1 1/2 inches.

As I work on my pistol fundamentals like sight picture, grip, trigger squeeze, stance etc. I will get it zero'ed in right. Still have a lot to learn.

Couple things I noticed some of you may be able to help with.

1) Sometimes while taking aim the front sight shakes (tremors), am I gripping to tight? Or just old and week? which leads to ??? #2

2) My dominate wrist (right) was actually starting to get a little sore after only 100 rounds. Again is this just weakness? and I need to get more hand and wrist strength built up?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 06:23 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have already figured it out. Shooting 100 rounds without a break or 2 thrown in the mix can easily cause fatigue quickly.....especially for a new shooter. Try going with a friend or 2 where y'all can take turns shooting. That'll give your hands time to rest. And the more you shoot, you'll build up a tolerance to it. Once you figure out the best hold that works for you, and enables you to pull the trigger straight back to the rear, that low left will go away.....and get rid of the tremors as well. The shield has a pretty slick grip. Lots of us have installed aftermarket grips of various types to help.

Good luck, and keep us updated
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Old March 6th, 2016, 10:33 AM   #3
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Even the best shooters can't stop moving their hands and shaking. That's the bad part about having a beating heart and breathing... but it can be controlled. Want to really see shakes? Put a red dot or better yet a scope on a handgun. You'll wonder how you ever hit anything at all.

In time you'll learn to control it and learn your gun so that you can drop the hammer at the right time.
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