Range Report: PPK/S, P232, 360M&P
I went to the range on Saturday with a Walther PPK/S, a Sig P232, and a S&W 360M&P. I wanted to see comparitively, how well I shoot with each.
I setup a 30 round qualifier with 3, 5, and 10 yard shots. For both autos, 1 mag at 3 yards instinctive double taps (DA/SA), with 2 shots from the weak hand. 2 magazines from 5 yards aimed double taps, with 2 shots from the weak hand, and 1 magazine + 2 rounnds at 10 yards, all strong hand.
For the revolver, the setup was modified to account for 5 shot capacity. 10 shots from 3 yards, all double taps, with 2 shots from the weak hand, all instinctive. At 5 yards, 15 shots double taps, 2 from the weak hand, and at 10 yards, 5 shots double tap from the strong hand. All revolver shots were double action.
The targets were Plumfire Press S-4, a black silouhete with orange center. Rings from 7 to 10 points. The max possible score for my 30 round shootout was 300 points.
The S&W 360 had the lowest score, which is not surprising. 202 points out of a possible 300, or 67%.
With the Sig P232 I achieved a score of 233 out of 300, or 78%. I had trouble with the Sig sights shooting high. Many of the shots were centered, but ended up in the 8 ring. Most certainly an operator error.
With the PPK/S, the score was 265 out of 300, or 88%. I feel certain this was due to the sights being dead on, and the fact that the PPK/S fits my hand better.
Next, I decided to do a best of 14 shootout between the Sig and the PPK. This would involve one magazine change, all shot from strong hand at 5 yards.
Using the Sig, I now "corrected" the operator error, and shot 137 out of a possible 140, or 98%.
The PPK/S delivered a score of 136 out of 140, or 97%.
This was a fun and interesting exercise that gives me a good baseline of how well I operate each weapon, and my limitations with each.