What widget will fix my shooting problem?

I confess that I’m addicted to Social Media.  As such I’m in a couple firearms / shooting related groups.  I’m constantly amazed when people post questions about what accessory to get for their gun looking to fix an accuracy or handling issue.  For example, a recent post about someone who had too much muzzle rise with a GLOCK 17 and was looking at adding weights to the magazine plates or getting a new trigger.  Um, save your money, spend 5 minutes with a GOOD instructor who will probably address grip issues and you will be a lot happier.  The other way you have a more expensive gun and still have your shooting issues.  (If you aren’t a GLOCK person, and there are a few, the 17 is the full size 9mm. Not easy to have a recoil issue if you are gripping it correctly).


Other examples are I’m shooting to the left, so I want to add a laser, new sights, …see above.  Shooting is a skill.  Get your fundamentals down, then if you want to accessorize, have a ball!  Goodness knows that possibilities are nearly endless.  But don’t expect a new accessory to fix your fundamentals.  Put your cash with a good instructor, who can probably spot the issue quickly, then practice.  Remember the adage “Practice makes perfect”?  Well, practice makes habit, perfect practice make perfect. 


Happy Holidays!!! 


Thank you,


Lynne Finch

Lynne Finch – I am the author of 4 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I have been contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

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