Sig Sauer P229's first trip to the range

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by RTMiller, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. RTMiller

    RTMiller New Member

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    I took a trip to the range today with the wife and the new P229 9mm. This gun just feels so comfy in my hand. The wife thought it was a little heavy. We are both rookies when it comes to shooting but I think we did pretty good.

    We shot about 150 rounds between us. I'm not sure what distance is best for practice but we shot at 7 yards and 10 yards tonight. I would love some feedback on the distances at which most people practice.

    The first target is my best target at 7 yards. I put 12 out 13 rounds inside 3 inches. That felt pretty good. (I'm not showing my crappy warm up targets).
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    Then for fun we put on the laser and shot at 10 yards. Here is the wifey's...
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    Here is mine...
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    I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very nice. Take your time and practice the fundamentals. Speed comes with time. :cool:
     

  3. Deadman1

    Deadman1 New Member

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    Good shooting, ;) I'm betting the group will tighten up quite a bit when you get it broken in. I usually pratice at 14 yards and do a little at 21 yards. After getting used to it; 7 yards comes easy. And I don't blow thru my ammo as fast at the longer distances, it seems to help me slow my shots down.

    Again, good shooting and that sure is a fine firearm you got! :cool:
     
  4. TheDaggle

    TheDaggle New Member

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    Very nice, Miller clan! I've become a big fan of Sig Sauer recently, and it appears to me that you're doing justice to that weapon's potential just fine :).

    Keep shooting, and have fun!
     
  5. Jynx

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    That is a fiiiiiiine looking P229. I'm also a relatively new Sig owner (SP2022 9mm), and I'm quite pleased with the feel and performance of it as well. Sig Sauers are just fan-freaking-tastic... no complaints here (and this is all coming from a die-hard revolver girl).

    I took mine out to about 15 yards or so the first time I took it out. Like you, I had some rough warm-up targets. I chalked that up to a) getting to know a new weapon, and b) not being that great of a shooter. After about 4 or 5 targets, the Sig starts talking to you. It is indeed a great relationship :)
     
  6. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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    great job i dont want you or your wife shooting at me... got ta love SIGS
     
  7. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    nice shooting there, or grouping i should say maybe....

    one nice thing i noticed about my Sig (finally having a chance to shoot outside) that is not real evident at an indoor range with the lane guards is the nice ejection placement.

    i'm assuming this is the case for all Sig's but i noticed after unloading a few 15 rnd mags that all the casings were in the same 1' diameter circle about 3' from where i was standing. One of the fellas with us watching even commented on how all the casings popped out and all landed in the same spot.

    anyhoots, nice Sig....Enjoy!!
     
  8. Jynx

    Jynx New Member

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    Same thing happens with mine too. Convenient :)
     
  9. Uchahi

    Uchahi New Member

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    Looks very good.
     
  10. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    You know you people kill me. That gun is sooo pretty that now I have to go out and buy a Sig. Thanks a lot!

    Seriously, good shooting with a beautiful gun.
     
  11. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Great looking groups and great looking gun! My next semi-auto is probably going to be a Sig.

    7 and 10 yards are good distances for a self defense pistol. Once you master those distances you can move your targets further away, but the fundamental practice for most SD shooting is still short distance.
     
  12. pmriley

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    Nice grouping. Sig makes a great gun. I bought a 229 Elite Dark with the SRT, and boy will that sweetheart run! At 10 yards, a full mag only takes 1 piece of tape to cover the holes :)) Enjoy, you have a great looking as well as shooting firearm.
     
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  13. pmriley

    pmriley New Member

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    I'm thinking about a 22 conversion for the 229, anyone have any experience with one?
     
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  14. pmriley

    pmriley New Member

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    I bought the 22 conversion for the 229. Got the threaded barrel for my future suppressor purchase. After a couple of mags, it runs great. Had a few FTFs in the beginning.
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Very nice. I love a Sig and the 228 and 229 are excellent weapons. Those look like very good targets and you seem happy.

    Excellent addition to the arsenal.

    JD
     
  16. Rarity

    Rarity New Member

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    Really nice p229 you have there.
     
  17. USMC-03

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    Very nice gun and good groupings. Just continue to work on keeping your fundamentals together. As you get better with time you will feel more comfortable and notice that groups like that become no problem at 15 yards and further...as you get better at keeping them together at longer ranges you can really start putting groups like that together fast up close at practical self-defense distances.