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Pistol Accuracy Made Easy October 2011 All rights reserved. Copyright 2003-2011 by US Concealed Carry Association No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the publisher.

Pistol Accuracy Made Easy

Dear fellow responsibly armed citizen, On the following page, youll find a chart that is separated into many sections. The purpose of this chart is to help you learn to understand what it means when your bullets hit in a place other than the bulls-eye. Most handguns sights are not adjustable, because they almost never need to be adjusted. The ranges that youll be shooting your self-defense handgun are simply too small to ever allow any mis-calibration of the sights to have any significant impact on where your bullets are hitting the target. Each section of the target has been created after thorough research and study of what makes bullets hit where they do. I do not take credit for this research I believe it was the US Army that perfected this type of work. All I take credit for, is getting this critical information into your hands. The chart has been set up for a right-handed shooter. If you shoot left-handed, youll need to reverse the sectors of the chart in order for it to be useful. There is one final important note about this handgun accuracy chart, and that is, this chart is only useful if your bullets are hitting consistently in these areas. For example, if you walk down to your target after you shoot, and you have one bullet to the right of the bulls-eye, another to the left, 16 inches below, and one above, that does NOT mean that you made a separate error with each individual trigger pull. Much more likely, is that you are not being consistent enough in your grip, or trigger pull. Your shots should be in relatively tight groups, such as 4 inches at 21 feet. If your bullets are not in a group like this, then before you begin looking to handgun accuracy chart, you should instead practice your two handed grip technique, and your trigger pull. If you need help with these two items, our director of marketing has created a handy video on YouTube that you can see if you go to this URL: If however, you find that you are indeed grouping at consistent patterns around the bulls-eye, the handgun accuracy chart that youll find in the next page will most likely be the answer to your problem. Good luck, enjoy, and stay safe.

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Handgun Accuracy Chart

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Too Little Trigger Finger

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Breaking Wrist Down, Pushing Forward, or Drooping Head

Source: US Army Marksmanship Unit Training Guide Tutorial