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Gentlemen; I read the posts on some of the M&P's shooting low. My daughter and I shot hers yesterday and it is hitting 12" low at 30 feet. This is with the Rem/umc 115 gr. ammo. Which in the previous posts, some indicated the same ammo shot low in their firearm. Is this standard for all of the 9mm's? When I get a chance I will pick up a heavier load and see how that performs.
 

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some people may make you think so but it is often a human trait than the firearm or ammo. low or low and left(for right handers). rare occasion its the gun or ammo. lemons happen. umc is not the greatest but low a ft is not common with any ammo I have heard of.



get some snap caps and move your target closer. hand a empty magazine to your shooting partnet have them load it with snap caps and live ammo alternating. have the partner watch you while you shoot be sure to watch yourself and the target.



can try other ammo and other shooters.
 

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Thanks, I will give it a shot.




I thought it a bit odd because we do not shoot low with my Colt 1911.
 

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MrApathy said:
some people may make you think so but it is often a human trait than the firearm or ammo. low or low and left(for right handers). rare occasion its the gun or ammo. lemons happen. umc is not the greatest but low a ft is not common with any ammo I have heard of.



get some snap caps and move your target closer. hand a empty magazine to your shooting partnet have them load it with snap caps and live ammo alternating. have the partner watch you while you shoot be sure to watch yourself and the target.


Well said. Most issues can be traced to operator error in firearms.



Low by 12" MAY be a mixture of the round shooting an inch or two low and a combination of shooting technique errors such as anticipation of recoil and breaking the wrists down before one pulls the trigger. If you look in the low left stickied thread, there are charts and videos which may help as well.



Also, make sure you are using the top of the front and rear sight for alignment and not the dots. I have noticed some shooters with difficulty shooting tight groups who did not know proper sight alignment and tried to line up all 3 dots.



You may also want to try a different backstrap with the M&P. Bring them to the range and try the different ones there.
 

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how smooth does your trigger feel does it feel heavy,gritty. does the weight stack as you pull it. does it break cleanly?



do you use the pad of your finger or the knuckle. 2 accepted methods.

for my Steyr I use my pad though its much like 1911 trigger short crisp.

my sigma on the other hand I cant shoot it accurately with my pad takes more effort I shoot low with my Sigma but my steyr I can shoot very well. when I practice and do well with my Sigma when I switch to my Steyr I then do excellent. best of luck
 
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