Thursday, September 15, 2016

P30 hits a flawless 1,300

Ran 100 more rounds through the P30 last night at the range after work.

I went shooting at an indoor range with the Synagogue's gun club. Yes we have one, which I found out about chatting with certain people during the run up to Abby's Bat Mitzvah. While it is a Conservative congregation, most members aren't conservative nor pro-gun politically so to speak, so it was fun finding some kindred spirits among the membership.

So we met up at an indoor range and had a half-hour range rental time to work with.

At 10 yards, my shooting wasn't too bad.

However, for some reason all my left-hand-only shots ended up clustered on the right side of the target with most clustering low (the bunch in the 9-8-7 rings at low right).

In short, more left hand only practice is needed. Heck, more practice is needed period.

The P30 had zero malfunctions, again completely flawless operation and I'm pretty impressed with how this gun fits and functions.

I then shot the M&P Compact .22 with silencer (the shots at the top of the head are the first string from it). I'm finding the sites on it are a bit to the right, most especially with Remington Thunderbolt (the only .22 ammo I could find at the moment) which for some reason shot a lot more to the right than the CCI Mini-Mage. I let some others try it and they enjoyed shooting it quite a bit.

I then, running out of time, did a rapid mag dump from the M&P9 full size. Compared to the P30 it felt like an absolute block in my hand, but it was decent enough shooting though for a very quick emptying of the magazine.

Then we went to a nearby deli for some excellent corned beef sandwiches and good conversation and that was the end to a very pleasant range trip.


Old 1811 said...

It may be none of my business, but as an ex-FLETC instructor, let me throw my two cents at you:
If your left-hand-only shots end up low and right, you're either jerking the trigger or don't have enough finger in the trigger guard and are pushing the shot. Try doing an exact mirror image of what your right hand does.
Sometimes the non-shooting hand doesn't have the strength to do what the shooting hand can do. Try canting the gun inward to straighten out the arm muscles (no more than 45 degrees; you don't want to go gangster).

Aaron said...

Good advise, thank you,

I'll give those tips a try when I'm next out and do some more left hand only dry-firing for practice.