Made it to the range for the first time since moving from CA to AZ. Decided I NEEDED to put some rounds down range since I sold the only handgun that I brought into this state with me and had 4 new ones. Now, I guess my title is a little misleading, because I was only really disappointed shooting one of them.
I started off small and shot my Kel Tec P-32, its a gen one with the non-existent rear sight and slight hump for a front sight, set the target out at 5 yards and got to work. Put 4 mags through it and after getting used to it in the first mag I kept everything on the other three within a 4" group at 5 yards, which for not having "sights" I considered not half bad, next up I switched to my Kel Tec P-11 9mm, which I was expecting to be the worst of the 4 to shoot, has decent usable sights, albeit a short sight radius, but I managed a much nice 2.5" group at 5 yards and kept them within 6 inches at 10 yards.
Switched over to my M&P 9 after I was done with that because I had the 9mm ammo out already. Even better, 3" groups at 10 yards, although the gun was shooting about 3" lower than point of aim, but still, with those groups I was feeling really good. I by no means consider myself a great shot, but I was feeling really good. Took a break from everything and ran some of my reloads through my GF's revolver to cool off a bit, punched paper with those, love the soft recoil and accuracy.
Finally to wrap things up I pulled out my LCP with the crimson trace laser. This little sucker ruined the entire trip for me. I started off trying to use the factory "sights" which were worse than the P-32 sights, but was getting distracted by the laser shining on the paper, and of course I didn't bring the allen wrench to take the laser off the gun. So I decided to try using the laser, I could not hit ANYTHING, and I am not talking about the laser not being zero'd I would aim the laser on the bullseye and the shots would just dance around the outside of the target, like the gun was taunting me. This gun seemed to have the snappiest recoil out of everything I had shot there, and for the life of me I was just having no luck.
I took a few minutes, collected myself, and went back to it, I managed to get myself into the black of the target at 5 yards, but it was still nowhere near how well I was doing with any of the other guns. I don't know what the deal is. I practice dry-firing with the gun at home all the time, I love the laser for that purpose because I can point it at a switch or other fixed spot on the wall and make sure I am not moving while pulling the trigger. I was just completely off with that gun for some reason.
Any advice from anyone that can help me improve my accuracy with that gun? I'm honestly considering just putting it on the chopping block and replacing it with something else since my P-11 is my main carry and I prefer the smaller P-32 as a BUG, I got the LCP to be a secondary carry gun in case my attire would not allow for the bulk of the P-11, but realistically I could either use the P-32 for that or buy a PF9 for that purpose. I want to like the gun, I have wanted one for a long time and was finally able to get it after moving away from CA's draconian "safe handgun roster".