Another forum I frequent is hosting an online match where one submits photographs of targets shot from 50 yards and 100 yards. Tightest overall groups wins the prize.
I have three 9mm handguns: a Luger, a P-38, and a Hi-Power. I've always felt the Luger actually grouped best on paper even though it has the typically mushy trigger of the breed.
Shot up over a hundred rounds trying to get the best showing for my efforts. These two targets won't win against some of the other ace shooters but are indicative of the possibilities of the gun and the round.
The 9mm shoots quite flat over the distances involved. The 115 grain FMJ round nose load used only travels about 1090 fps but that was enough to make it easy to hit the target at 100 yards without a lot of hold-over. I used a six o'clock hold on the bull at 50 yards. Since I was wearing reading glasses in order to see the front sight sharply I pretended that I was seeing a center hold on the 100 yard bull. The old Luger stayed dead on horizontally.
In years gone by I've shot hunter pistol silhouette with the .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum but have scarcely ever put a handgun on a rest to shoot paper at such distances.
After returning from shooting I reread the match rules to find that I only needed to shoot five rounds at each distance. Oh well, I'd have still probably had fliers and it was fun anyway.
Baron von Richthofen's "personal Luger" ready to go at 50 yards.
Best 50 yard attempt. Would have been ok except for the two fliers.
Best 100 yard attempt. The only target shot at 100 yards that had all ten rounds on it.
The 50 yard group was 11.3 inches. Would have been 6 inches but ...
The 100 yard group wasn't really much worse at 11.8 inches.
No way to tie this one to the Red Baron except to stick a label off a pizza box on it. It is a VoPo variation.