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Old 04-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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I bought my first handgun, a Smith & Wesson M & P recently. My dad met me at my apartment and we headed to the range this morning to shoot it for the first time.

I previously shot a few rounds through my friend's .32 Kel-Tec, his dad's .357 Magnum and my father-in-law's .22 Ruger revolver. I believe I only hit the target once or twice when shooting their guns. Most of my experience is with long guns as oppose to handguns.

We put quite a few rounds through the M & P today, and I have to say, I really like this gun. It really fits my hand well with the medium back strap. We shot around 180 rounds through it with not so much as a hiccup. And, for the first time with a handgun, I hit the target really well. I could definitely see a difference in my accuracy based on how smooth I squeezed the trigger. If I squeezed it really quickly I tended to anticipate the recoil and pull down and left. If I took my time and squeezed it slowly and smoothly, I tended to not flinch and my accuracy was much greater.

Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase and can't wait to head back to the range again.

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Another satisfied M&P owner! Love it!

I guess nice shooting? We need pictures!!

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That's great to hear, the M&Ps are great guns. Always fun goinig to the range with family.

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Unfortunately I don't have any pictures from the range time today. We didn't save our targets either. Next time, I'll make sure to bring my targets back to the house.

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I'm glad you like your new pistol,and it sounds like you had a good time shooting it with your dad at the range.

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JP11283: Sir, congratulations A fine outting with your "Dad",

pictures when you can

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