Range Report from This Weekend

Range Report from This Weekend

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    Range Report from This Weekend

    Last weekend I went to the range and shot the Browning Hi-Power and Glock 19 pictured here:



    I shot several hundred rounds of Winchester FMJ 115 gr. "target" ammo. I had three magazines for the Glock and two magazines for the Browning, all of which were loaded with nine rounds each for each bout of shooting.

    I am always surprised by just how bright the muzzle blast from the Glock is. I did not notice such an orange plume when firing the Browning but have always noticed it shooting the Glock.

    I like the sight picture on the G19 better than the slimmer, more elongated sights on the Browning. The G19 has Trijicon night sights installed.



    The Browning proved to be a fun gun to shoot, but my ham hands are not perfectly suited to it. The hammer can, if I choke up too much, "bite" the web of my hand. It wasn't a big problem, but it happened once. You can see why:



    Shooting went well and I did okay. My groups with the Glock were consistently tighter than those with the Browning, interestingly. The Browning had a tendency to give me fliers and shot low and to the left. It is a "Practical" model and thus has fixed sights.



    All in all, a fun session. I even managed to leave with almost enough ammo to refill my magazines before throwing away the bulk Winchester cartons.

    Almost.


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    Very Nice Range Report Phil

    And of course...the pictures are always a welcome addition...in a range report.

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    I too liked the report and pictures, thanks much.
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    Great report. Have been considering crossing over to the Dark Side and getting on of those Austrian Plastic Pistols to complement my Walther P99.

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    Good deal not sure you could change much to keep from hammer bite good review though

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    Nice report Phil and great pics.

    I love my BHP Practical and luckily never have had any bite - and also find it very accurate indeed. The - I think - Uncle Mikes grips on mine make it feel very good and less slim. Or are they Butler Creek, I'd have to check.

    I did shoot recently an out the box G17 and was almost amazed at how well it shot - for me I think comparing the two it would be about equal. Not compared with 19 tho so with just a slightly shorter barrel (I assume) maybe not much difference again. Wonder if that barrel length is enough to enhance muzzle flash.

    Here's my BHP - looks same as yours, except probably for the grips.


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