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G43 first shots

Discussion in 'Range Reports' started by Djcala, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

    Took the small GLOCK 9mm, and sent a few down range. It's a little snappy was using Hornady critical duty 115 for first shots. Fed fine fired fine hits fine,,,boringly so.
    I did a bit of side by side with my Taurus 380(which I adore and have in pocket all day everyday). The only boggle I have is 380 is pretty blah in the defense dept, I'm sure you'll leave me alone if I start putting em in your chest BUT we'll its still light medicine. Always in back of,my mind. Heres some pics side by the glock 43 is,bigger but not alot, main thing is width. The pt738 is lost in my pocket the g43 will be noticeable. Both cover with hand for size compare, Not debating carry styles here, I do them all as needed or,appropriate BUT I pocket carry ALWAYS wether appropriate or not pants on gun in.
    Here's the very first 3 rounds thru the G , 7 yards 8x11 paper. Same thing for compare with the pt738, not fair as it has over 1k thru it in my hands. The g43 group 0416191057_20190416113128970.jpg 0416191057b_20190416113147339.jpg 0416191108_20190416113230662.jpg 0416191057_20190416113128970.jpg 0416191057_20190416113128970.jpg 0416191057b_20190416113147339.jpg 0416191108_20190416113230662.jpg 0416191109_20190416113303997.jpg 0416191104_20190416113209089_20190416113819503.jpg 0416191057b_20190416113147339.jpg 0416191108_20190416113230662.jpg 0416191109_20190416113303997.jpg 0416191109_20190416113303997.jpg will tighten up in a few,minutes practice. But both do whats required of,them. Il spend a month with new one and determine if,I switch fulltime ????
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  2. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

    Stand by 25 yd, sniper challenge with the pocket pistols on rest :doh:one shot each make or break, (@Scoop you hush sir, its for fun not science) 155543046674334199809467460191.jpg
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  3. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

    Winner headshot sniper challenge 0416191209_HDR_20190416121036070.jpg the .380 Taurus closest to,the pin, Full disclosure the target over baby sites at 25 yard is questionable blur, alot of reliance on the force.
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  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    That's all that matters buddy.

    If you are hitting what you are aiming at, that means a whole lot more than just making a bunch of pops bangs and noise.
  5. Scoop

    Scoop .30-06

    So DJ got me ready for the "1st Shot Challenge"

    I went out this afternoon with 5 guns. I only fired 4 of them because I left all the .38 for the Taurus 5 shot revolver in the garage.

    At 25 yds I fired one shot w/ the G30. It was 1 o'clock 2" out.
    G19 was right on the aiming point
    Browning 1908 .25 Auto was 5 o'clock 11" low.
    That gun is itty bitty and very hard for me to shoot. My hands are so big it is a challenge to get a grip that will depress the grip safety and keep the web of my thumb away from the slide. I had to readjust my grip for about 20 seconds, then after a couple of false pulls because of the safety I finally got a shot off. The sights on this thing are horrible. This is definitely not the artillery to use at 25 yards.

    Last was the S&W .22 8-shot revolver. I carry this when I'm on the motorcycle. More of a signalling device than self-defense. I actually bought it to do training. Anyhoo... for its first shot I've got my arms laid out on the desk for support, hammer cocked... I'm waving it around a little to get a sight picture... steady... but before I'm ready it pops. 4.5 inches out to the right. After that damned .25 auto that I had so much trouble with I wasn't ready for the crispness of the S&W's trigger. But that was the first shot.

    Just to see what the gun would really do if handled correctly I fired the 2nd and 3rd shots and they were respectable at 4.2 and 3 inches.

    All shots were supported.

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  6. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

    @Scoop love a first shot challenge, possibly the MOST important challenge.
    As I prepare for bow season , my bow hangs in corner of garage, theres a bow cube 30 yards out from door, when I walk by bow couple times a day I take 1 shot with it, at varied distance from 15 to 35 randomly. But ya get the idea, practicing the cold biw shot,is,good. I can always shoot awhile,and get warmed up and dailed in tight, but what happens live ???
    Good shooting can you see your black square at 25 or are ya kinda meh... Like my eyes.
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