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). Then for fun we put on the laser and shot at 10 yards. Here is the wifey's... Here is mine... I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!