Range - Wife's practice (and SIG 220.)
OK this was a lot into quite a short time this afternoon - barely 2 hours. Range was all ours except for a guy packing up as we arrived - just as I like it! :smile: Mrs P95 long overdue some practice and I wanted to try Gary's SIG out quickly. Unfortunately Sue (from this thread ) could not make it but we'll get her range session tomorrow. That is quite urgent.
So, what did my wife shoot and what results?. Well we started out with her snub (my venerable M85) - she did OK but I have had some concerns that while she shoots my M66 amazingly well, the snub is just too much hard work for DA - she cannot get her shots staying close enough. Time to change, which I had been anticipating.
Having set up Sue with a Bersa Thunder yesterday (which I hope we'll get her shooting well tomorrow), decided that this could well be a good choice too for Mrs P95, and she has tried a number of other semi's, they being usually just too large for her comfort, plus we have a ''fit the purse'' consideration too. She has fired 9mm and even .45acp but hand size, strength, purse fit etc - all preclude them for now. I am working towards actually eventually upgrading her on gun and sorting her out with a rig to suit.
So - much time spent of course on manual of arms, which she grasped pretty quick and soon had some technique with slide op' and controls generally. After a session of dry fire and practice loading, unloading, showing clear - we started live fire, just at 7 yards. Wow! Was this ever a good transition! She was straight away well in and around the 3" orange sticker center with just a couple or so going real low - she knows why and so do I - poking the muzzle down!
I won't bore you with much more detail on that but suffice to say - she loves this lil' gun! I know it's only .380 but heck, if she can put 'em where it matters then it is way better than the snub with 38 spl. She did suffer a bit of bite at one point when she let her grip change a bit - base of thumb got a bit of impact from beavertail - again, easily corrected, which she did. Thank heaven for a gunny enough wife who is a quick learner - bless this woman of mine :smile:
Now we just have to make sure she gets enough further dry fire practice and some more regular range live fire time.
I took other guns along, partly to run thru manual of arms, to make sure she can pick up about anything, and safely ''make it work''! I was wanting to try Gary's 220 but time was getting short so we finished the session with me just putting 8 rounds thru that - see target below. This was first rounds thru for me - sweet!!!! I shot those from the leather on purpose and that errant shot was my DA first shot - often get similar from 226 when really rushing!! I am still happy with that - this was no attempt at bullseye!
Finally - eight rounds thru the Mak which I had not shot in a long while. Same again - rapid fire and I was pleasantly surprised that shots were fairly around center. All in all a valuable session. Sorry this was so long (?Tangle length LOL :silly: ).