Range Report!: My first time shooting with my new Sig + questions + news stories
I bought a Sig Sauer P238 last week, and Monday I took it out to the range for the first time.
It's still a lot of fun to shoot. The grip is not the most comfortable, but I don't really care about that. :smile: It looks badass so it's all good. :wink: And it's still comfortable to shoot anyway. So that's cool.
But I am not very good!
This is my second target - went through about 70 rounds on the first and 50 on this guy. (Note: I was going for the face on some of those, haha, those weren't intended for the bullseye)
I seem to have been shooting low. I tried to shoot higher but the sights look all wigged out to me when I did that. The middle one would be way higher than the ones on the side. I couldn't really tell if that even helped, though. I'm kind of mad at myself that I wasn't better at it. But I guess it will come with practice. Hopefully my instructor will be able to give me some tips when I take it to the CC class.
But here's a problem: I'm realizing how expensive this .380 ammo is. So I think....I probably need to get another gun. Ha. Like, a .22. That ammo is cheap, right? I'll still run rounds through the Sig to keep it from getting "rusty" but I want to practice with something else.
Will practicing with a different gun help my accuracy with the Sig, or do I really need to be practicing with the gun I use to become more accurate with it?
What's your favorite plinking .22 handgun? Should it be similar to the Sig's setup (1911 style SA)?
On another note, these two local news stories popped up today:
Man found shot in south St. Louis parking lot | KMOV.com St. Louis
Woman robbed, shot in face in south St. Louis | KMOV.com St. Louis
The second one was interesting because the guy got what he wanted and still shot her. I'm sending these links to my friend that asked me if I would automatically shoot someone that pointed a gun at me (I said yes) and said that they probably wouldn't shoot if you just gave them your stuff. I disagreed. These articles prove that.
Reading this stuff makes me feel more and more intensely excited and anxious to finally get my permit. Armed robberies happen here on a daily basis, and that's not an exaggeration. Come on, November 3rd (carry class)!