How do .22 groups like my .45 groups...
At 10yds (indoor range) my groups with my .45ACP average about 3.5"-4.5" for 7 rounds. Not spectacular...but not bad.
(Weapon: Springfield Champion Operator 4.5" .45ACP, 7 rnds)
At 10yds (indoor range) my groups with my .22 rimfire average about...well...it depends on how big my target is....mayby 6"-12".
(Weapon: Sig Sauer Mosquito .22 cal, 10 rnds)
I'm fairly new to pistol shooting and have not found my shooting "groove" yet. But, it would seem to me that my groups with a .22 cal with recoil no worse than a Red Ryder BB Gun should be tighter than my groups with a .45.
I've researched and tried different grips:
1. One handed point shooting grip (this SUCKED for me and simply felt rediculous)
2. Cup and Saucer two-handed grip (this was OK for .357 or .38 revolvers, but felt a bit loose for semi-auto control)
3. Thumb on thumb pointing at the sight picture (this is what I am using now and it seems a bit hit or miss, sorry for the unintented pun, but I feel that I secondary hand pulls a bit to the left at times).
4. Thumb down on primary hand with other thumb crossing over (played with it a bit but it felt about as comfortable as intertwining my fingers when gripping a golf club, i.e., not confortable at all).
I take a slightly wider than shoulder width stance with my right leg forward as the right hand is my main grip hand and I try to lean slightly forward...more so when shooting the higher calibers to counter the recoil so as to not disrupt my sight picture too much.
So...why can't I shoot a damn .22? Any help or assitance would be great. I'll get out the range this week and get some pics to show the discrepancy as exact round placement may provide some better info.
Thanks for the help.