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ThorsHammer 10-25-2009 07:37 PM

Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm
 
So I took my Beretta PX4 Storm to the range for the second time today and I figured I'd post my results here for you guys to see. This is a 9mm and I was shooting whatever ammo the range sold me for cheap. Not sure what this type of target is called, but they're about 17 in tall and 11 in wide.

This is my first 17 rounds at 18 ft:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_GQ38-y7Zv18/Su...A/IMG_1270.JPG

Oh, and I wouldn't worry about that last one. :p

The top five were from me aiming higher so I could see where I was hitting since I was digging a big ole hole in the target.

Here's another clip of 17 at 25 ft:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_GQ38-y7Zv18/Su...4/IMG_1271.JPG

And yet again, I wouldn't worry about that last one. :p

I guess that low right MISS can be considered my signature shot since I managed to hit almost the exact same spot on both targets. Go figure.

Looks like I am shooting low. From what I can tell when shooting I am aiming the right way at the center of the target. I'll give it a few more tries and then attempt to adjust the way I aim.

Anybody have any advice on what to do to get my aim up slightly so I am hitting the actual 10 instead of groups below it?

ThorsHammer 10-25-2009 07:41 PM

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I went with a couple of guys from work. One guy had never fired a handgun before, so I let him shoot with mine initially, then our buddy let us try his .45 commander. That thing had a bit of kick to it, and it ejected the brass like crazy, they went bouncing all over the place.

An epic moment was when the beginner fired my gun and a piece of brass actually plinked into the little pocket on the side of the lane and he turns around to me with a big grin on his face. He had previously mentioned that one landing in there would be rare indeed. :D

dunerunner 10-25-2009 07:48 PM

So how do you like the Storm?

ThorsHammer 10-25-2009 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunerunner (Post 178027)
So how do you like the Storm?

It's the best thing since sliced bread! Now that I have shot a couple of other guns as well I like it even more. It fits me perfectly. The first time I fired it I was in love.

BrassMonkey 10-25-2009 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThorsHammer (Post 178017)
So I took my Beretta PX4 Storm to the range for the second time today and I figured I'd post my results here for you guys to see. This is a 9mm and I was shooting whatever ammo the range sold me for cheap. Not sure what this type of target is called, but they're about 17 in tall and 11 in wide.

This is my first 17 rounds at 18 ft:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_GQ38-y7Zv18/Su...A/IMG_1270.JPG

Oh, and I wouldn't worry about that last one. :p

The top five were from me aiming higher so I could see where I was hitting since I was digging a big ole hole in the target.

Here's another clip of 17 at 25 ft:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_GQ38-y7Zv18/Su...4/IMG_1271.JPG

And yet again, I wouldn't worry about that last one. :p

I guess that low right MISS can be considered my signature shot since I managed to hit almost the exact same spot on both targets. Go figure.

Looks like I am shooting low. From what I can tell when shooting I am aiming the right way at the center of the target. I'll give it a few more tries and then attempt to adjust the way I aim.

Anybody have any advice on what to do to get my aim up slightly so I am hitting the actual 10 instead of groups below it?

Have you checked sight zero on a bench?

If sights are good and you're still hitting low my guess is you're flinching.

ThorsHammer 10-25-2009 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrassMonkey (Post 178037)
Have you checked sight zero on a bench?

If sights are good and you're still hitting low my guess is you're flinching.

Haven't done that. Wouldn't even know where to start with that. I might be flinching. Will take that into consideration next time I go and maybe have someone take a look at me while I fire. Thanks!

BrassMonkey 10-26-2009 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThorsHammer (Post 178074)
Haven't done that. Wouldn't even know where to start with that. I might be flinching. Will take that into consideration next time I go and maybe have someone take a look at me while I fire. Thanks!

While a vise bench is ideal its not required. Simply shoot from a sand bag rest or something similar. The idea is to remove as much potential for human error as possible. If needed adjust your sights until they match point of impact. You should do this in five shot groups.

Gojubrian 10-26-2009 02:14 PM

Good job and thanks for the report!

My advice is to put some snap caps randomly in your magazine with the live rounds. This will give away your flinches like it does mine. I don't know how to correct flinches, but the first step is acknowledging you have a problem... :)

FCross7 10-26-2009 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojubrian (Post 178329)
Good job and thanks for the report!

My advice is to put some snap caps randomly in your magazine with the live rounds. This will give away your flinches like it does mine. I don't know how to correct flinches, but the first step is acknowledging you have a problem... :)

That's what I was gonna say, only have someone else load your magazines so you don't know where the snap caps are. You should be able to tell if your flinching when you get to the snap cap, but have someone watch you just in case. Also, using those same snap caps and dry firing while at home will help with the flinching.

-Fred

utf59 10-26-2009 04:22 PM

Two quick questions you can ask yourself that may indicate whether you are anticipating recoil (flinching):

1) Did everyone else shoot low with your pistol?
2) Did you shoot low with every pistol?


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