I concentrate on quickly acquiring targets and delivering lead with combat accuracy, rather than target shooting with the intent of printing perfect groups. If I can split 2 7 round magazines between 5 targets and have all 14 rounds land center mass, I call it a good session.
My Compact II works well for that. Recoil is controllable and rounds are delivered as accurately as one can when concentrating solely on quickly dropping a bad guy like a bad habit.
The front sight falls back into the same place every time and is in the same place every time I draw.
I've run many different brands of ball ammo with ne'er a hiccup. The same goes for hollow point ammo, including large cavity, defense HP rounds. I ran a full box of Hydrashocks through it before deciding to use them as my defense ammo of choice. At one point in time, I also ran 100 rounds of lead semi-wadcutters though it without a single misfeed.
There's a range report for you.
"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." - Hemingway
The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.
Thanks Matt, I couldn't figure out how to bring home one of them steel targets without getting in trouble with the range officials.
DITTO for shooting.
There you go Goju, range report.
I worked in a shop that had a water jet. There was a big pile of those things sitting behind the shop. I asked my boss if I could grab a couple and he said it was okay. A buddy had an old bed frame or some pig iron or something that we hacked up and used as the stakes.
They're fun for doing advancing drills with long arms too. The big dent at 11 o'clock is where we accidentally had a slug mixed in with the bird shot we were using in the shotty.
They've taken hundreds of .45 ACP, about 50-75 if 5.56x45 and a metric butt load of bird shot and they're holding up great. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to abuse them recently.
"'Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky? "