Glock Shooting Tips
What is a Glock?
Glock is a
series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Glock
Ges.m.b.H in Austria. Gaston Glock was the company's founder. He
specialized in advanced synthetic polymers and was responsible for
the first successful line of pistols with a polymer frame. They are
well known for their light weight, ruggedness and reliability.
Glock 19 Pistol
Glock 26 Pistol
Glock 17 Pistol
Shooting a Glock is the same as shooting any similar automatic
pistol. You need to practice the basics of correct sight picture,
trigger squeeze, good grip and good stance. Donâ€™t over-practice. If
you get tired you shooting will get sloppy and you will develop bad
habits that are hard to break.
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Glock Shooting Tips & Techniques
Rangemaster Handgun Shooting Tips.
Eat at least two hours before shooting to prevent dizziness,
light headedness or shaking. Bring water and snacks to the range
with you to keep hydrated and to munch on.
Rest and calm yourself before shooting.
Practice a lot and practice correctly. The more you practice
good Glock shooting techniques the more your body and muscles
get conditioned for better shooting. Avoid bad shooting
techniques as they will be hard to shake later.
stance that is right for you. People come in all different
shapes and sizes with different strengths and weaknesses.
Choosing the proper stance for you will give you a strong
foundation to absorb the most recoil and to control the motion
of the Glock. Try each of the shooting stances and stick with
the one that is best for you.
Breathing Control -
Control your breathing while shooting. Take a deep breath.
Let out half a breath. Make your shot. Exhale.
Grasp the pistol in your strong hand as high up as possible
to provide good control and leverage. The webbing between the
thumb and the forefinger should press firmly into the top of the
back of the grip.
Point your trigger finger pointing straight down-range along
the side of the gun.
Position your middle finger under the trigger guard. Your
three lower fingers wrap around the grip.
Place your weak hand thumb against the Glock's grip. Position
it just below and parallel to the slide. Your weak hand should
wrap around the fingers of your strong hand.
Position your strong hand thumb on top of your weak hand
Your strong hand should have a firm grip, but not so tight as
your knuckles turn white.
Your trigger finger should be relaxed.
Rotate your wrists a little bit downward and forward to
prevent flipping up during recoil. Your forearm should extend
directly back from the center line of the weapon.
Glock Trigger Control
Dry firing your Glock is the best way to develop good
Aim the gun at a target using the sights and pull the trigger
normally. Keep looking at the sights. If the sights or target
shift during or after trigger pull you need some work on your
trigger pull. Practice dry firing by pulling the trigger slowly
and smoothly. Try different amounts of finger pressure on the
trigger. The key is not to let the sight picture move while you
are pulling the trigger. Once you achieve this keep practicing
until it becomes second nature to you.
After dry firing go to the range for some live fire.
Use bulls eye targets at close range (10-15 feet) to allow you
to see the holes as you make them. This will provide instant
feedback to correct your technique. Do not try to shoot fast.
Shoot slowly and concentrate on your actions of pulling the
trigger. Pull the trigger smoothly. Do not jerk it. Squeeze the
trigger gradually such that when the round is fired it comes as
a surprise to you. After the round is fired do not release the
trigger fully, just release it enough so that it clicks. This
will minimize finger movement and help keep the gun steady.
Glock Shooting Stance
Face the target. Position your feet with your "weak" foot and
shoulder slightly in front of the strong. This wll allow your
forearm to extend directly back from the center line of the weapon.
Grip the gun and rotate your wrists a little bit downward and
forward to prevent flipping up during recoil. Lean your body a
little bit foreword to prevent the recoil from throwing you off
Flinching or Anticipating Recoil of Your Glock
That loud bang you hear is one of the causes of
flinching. Try reducing the noise by using better ear muffs or
use a combination of ear muffs and ear plugs.
Glock Shooting Mistakes
Shooting high - anticipating recoil or breaking wrist up,
pushing or healing.
Shooting to the right - squeezing thumb or too much trigger
Shooting to the left - too little trigger finger or
Shooting low - tightening grip while pulling trigger or
jerking or slapping trigger or breaking wrist down, pushing
forward or drooping head.
From the Glock Website
"THE top product among the small arms of the world is without
doubt the GLOCK "Safe Action" pistol. It employs innovative safety
features which makes the pistol easy to operate. No other pistol
offers a better price-performance ratio. Its minimum weight and
legendary GLOCK reliability are unsurpassed." (www.glock.com)
Glock Pistol Models
Glock come in STANDARD COMPACT SUBCOMPACT SUBCOMPACT models in a
variety of calibers. 9x19 mm - G17, G19, G26, G34; .40 - G22, G23,
G27, G35; 10 mm AUTO - G20, G29; .45 G.A.P. - G37, G38, G39; .45
AUTO - G21, G30, G36; .380 AUTO - G25, G28; .357 - G31, G32, G33
Feedback & Comments
My Glock 38 Shoots High
February 05, 2012
I just purchased my first glock. its a g38 .45 GAP. after reading reviews
and dozens of videos this should be a accurate pistol. i love the action and
feel, but firing at 20-25 yrds aiming dead on it was shooting high and
seemed like there was no correcting it at all. i was shooting american eagle
185 gr. could it just be bad ammo? i hate to say its me because others as
well had problems. i shot a SIG 380 same range and tore the center target
into. made my g38 look silly. any help or advice? i hate not to be able to
be one of the hundreds who hold this gun highly. thanks.
Response - Ricky,
Since you are shooting and hitting a target 75 feet away, that indicates
that you are a pretty good shot (depending on target size).
There are only three things that I can think of the can affect the accuracy
of your shot, 1) the ammo, 2) the shooter and 3) the gun sights.
This is what I would do to find out what's wrong.
1) The Ammo
I really can't understand how bad ammo could make a bullet shoot high. Bad
ammo can affect performance of the action of a pistol (jams, malfunctions,
ect.) but how could it make the bullet shoot higher? Bullet types of the
ammo shouldn't make it shoot higher. Powder charge can change the speed of
the bullet but shouldn't make it go up. Neither should the primer or the
case. Maybe I am just missing something here, but I would try using a couple
of other brands of ammo just to make sure.
2) The Shooter
According to the trouble shooting target wheel, shooting too high generally
means that the shooter is anticipating recoil too much or is breaking his
wrist. Have you shot other 45 caliber pistols without this problem before? I
would try other 45 caliber pistols at your 20-25 yard target to see if the
problems persists. Then I would try shooting at 15-20 feet to diagnose the
It could be just a matter of getting use to the Glock trigger. Glocks have a
different trigger pull. You may want to look into changing the connector of
your 'trigger system if it turns out to be your problem.
3) The Gun
It could be just a matter of getting use to the Glock sights. Or, to test
your sights you may want to get a laser bore sighter and test the sights.
While you are at, it you might want to dry fire with the laser to check your
"hits" to see if it is your technique. If your sights are off you may want
to replace them with other sights. I like the Ghost rings sights myself.
Thank you very much for your help. Yes, i am use to shooting smaller cal
pistols and may be just to use to there recoil, and yes i will admit, it
could be me having never shot a glock and getting use to the feel. i am not
use to shooting .45 cal. i am going to take the advice of the laser and im
pretty sure i will find myself pulling up as i pull the trigger lol.
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