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Old March 18th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #1
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A little factual info please

After what I THOUGHT was sufficient research, I recently purchased a 4.25" FS M&P Pro in 9mm over quite a few other competing HGs. Now that I have invested my $$$ I come to read several posts concerning older 9mm M&P FS HGs that have only one or no dimples in the bottom of the rear portion of their barrels are prone to poor accuracy beyond 15 yards due to poor barrel and slide fit. Unfortunately for me, this "dimple" issue was unknown to me at the time I purchased my Pro. I also fully understand that the M&P Pro is NOT a target HG and I don't expect it to shoot like one. I also am of the STRONG opinion most people are not capable of shooting most HGs to their potential accuracy.

Wouldn't you know it my M&P FS Pro is one with a single barrel dimple. Now I fully understand and accept I am a novice shooter at best so that fact must be taken into account in any accuracy evaluation of any HG I shoot. Right now off a sand bag rest I am getting consistent nice tight sub 3" groups at 15 yards. My 15 yard and under off hand accuracy has been quite good, especially given my lack of ability. I have not done any accuracy evaluation at any farther distances let alone 25 yards as I feel my abilities are not quite good enough to discount me as the potential cause of any poor accuracy at longer distances beyond 15 yards, but I will be good enough shortly as I am quickly learning how to shoot my Pro with some proficiency and it does have a pretty good trigger as in near zero creep to a nice crisp brake and near zero over travel. I am fallowing a daily routine of dry firing and proper trigger finger pull.

So my question is what is a reasonable level of accuracy to expect from my 9mm 4.25" Pro at 25 yards shot off of a solid sand bag rest using as close to perfect form as I can in executing each shot? I am already familiar enough with my Pro as to know when I make a bad shot, especially when firing slow and care fully, so fliers wont muddle my results. Right now 95%+ of all my bad shots hit left or low and left, common to a right handed shoot as am I.

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Art.

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Old March 18th, 2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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In the hands of a skilled shooter with quality ammo the old barrel will easily do 2.5-3". It will probably group better with heavier loads. The new barrel doesn't add accuracy per say, but gives better bullet stabilization across the three common bullet weights.
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Old March 19th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #3
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In the hands of a skilled shooter with quality ammo the old barrel will easily do 2.5-3". It will probably group better with heavier loads. The new barrel doesn't add accuracy per say, but gives better bullet stabilization across the three common bullet weights.
Thanks for the sharing of your information. Like I said shot off a sand bag rest my FS M&P has produced IMHO VG accuracy at 15 yards and 8 shots of a 15 yard 10 shot group measured right at 1-1/2" and two shots opened it up to 2-1/2", so I am so far quite satisfied.
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