Different Outcome (Lessons Learned)
I shot my 457 at the local combat shooting competition last Saturday and did not do as well as my first outing with the full sized H&K USP .40. Couldn't even make the top 10. From this experience, I learned that the Model 457 is not that tight beyond 15 yds. so it affected my overall score. I will still rely on it for summer CC as well as backup home defense gun. Unless there is a subcompact pistol combat shooting competition in the works, I will no longer use this for competitive shooting and will use this only for tactical pistol shooting classes and stationary target shooting. I have no plans to trade it for a 1911 since it is very concealable, is DA, and is very reliable (I had no malfunctions with it during the competition although I have seen a couple of 1911s malfunction). Next competition, it's gonna be with the H&K USP .40.
Originally Posted by Blades