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Old May 4th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Why So Few Range Reports?

Wrong place to post this question given the stealth nature of this subforum, but with all the new handgun owners and so many posts about trigger mods, etc., wouldn't one expect more threads in this area? I suppose most of the mods are being used for defensive handgun oriented competitions, but most folks would have something to say about their range experience.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 01:04 PM   #2
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Not much to tell.

I've owned one since '07 and bought another last year.

Both ran fine right out of the box, and are malfunction free, very accurate, too.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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With my work schedule and the ruler of everything under the sun (my gf) its tough getting away to the range especially due to our local range closing at 6pm and opening at 10am and closed on weekends its mindblowinf how they keep in business, anyway a buddy just mentioned that they just opened a new one which is open all week except for sunday and open till 9pm yay so I will be out there soon
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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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I'm recently retired so wife and I have some flexibility getting to ranges. We have 3 outdoor ranges each within an hour and they have reasonable hours; we can avoid weekends thus avoiding crowds.

Old hands, and there are many on this and other forums, wouldn't necessarily have any interest in posting a range report thread, but I'd like to see how other newbies are doing and like to see range results fro some of the many M&P mods being performed. Which mods "work" and which don't.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 05:01 PM   #5
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I took my new M&P9 to the range for the first time this past Friday. I'm not overly experienced with pistols, and I was running the first magazines through a factory-fresh gun. Needless to say, I'm not posting my range report because it was...horrendous. Literally horrendous. I'll post when I've improved a bit!

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Old February 24th, 2016, 11:08 AM   #6
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time is the big issue, I thought a change in jobs at my agency would free me up but it is the opposite and with taking classes at night no time. I am going to change that in the next few weeks though.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #7
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I've been very dis appointed that I haven't been to the club much. I missed the gun show they had and haven't been to the range for a month at least. Too much going on with my job and on the personal front.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #8
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I own five now (well, four; I gave one to my wife that she used in a class last year).

They all run great.

I've used one of the three M&P9's for two previous 1500 round count weekend training programs, and will be using it again in about a month for a 1000 round count weekend training program.

They also get 400-500 rounds per month through them for IDPA practices and matches.

They all just run and run, as does the 9c and the Shield.

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Old February 24th, 2016, 03:13 PM   #9
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I take mine at least once or twice a week, shooting anywhere from 200-400 rds a week. Has been fantastic so far (have apex polymer trigger kit installed from the get) and of the 2250 that have been through it so far I've only had one fte.

I did throw a KKM 40-9 barrel in it after about 1300 and have been primarily shooting 9 since. I've noticed slightly better groupings at 25 yds but even the stock barrel shot better than I probably can at the moment.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #10
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Range report... OK. I have a 50 yd handgun and 100 yard range on my land and I use them whenever the weather cooperates and I have the desire. I get as much range time as I want.

Now I shoot mostly action pistol and I've modified my model #10098 to stay in the Carry Optics division.

The mods: extended mag release, unported barrel (Wilson), RMR Micro red dot, trigger work, new spring system.

I have small hands and the APEX flat face forward set trigger didn't work. Plus, after I bought it USPSA began the Carry Optics division and the trigger wouldn't have passed muster and would have thrown me into the open division. So that trigger came out. I did use the various springs from the kit and I smoothed things up and the trigger is pretty sweet right now.

I'm trying to lengthen the recoil duration to turn the snappy 9mm recoil into more of a push, so I'm trying the different recoil spring assembly. I can't remember the name, but it isn't the SpringCo (?). I'm also playing around with loads. The 147 grain bullet at 860 fps was a step in the right direction. So I ordered a sample of 160 grain bullets. It appeared that accuracy also improved with the 147 gr bullet, not that it was terrible, but if I can shoot a tackdriver I know what's my doing and what isn't. It removes variables.

If the 160s don't work it's no big deal because I'm fairly happy with the 147 grain loads. But I'm trying for more. If I push the 160s to 790 fps I still make minor. I'm hoping it's a powderpuff load and accurate. If I'm going to shoot minor I might as well get as much advantage as minor will allow me since there is a penalty for shooting a minor cartridge.

I'm really happy with the gun, but I'm fine tuning it. I could have used it "as is" out of the box, but I'm never satisfied and have to make things better, but the red dot sight wasn't negotiable. I was going to have that even if it pushed me into open division. But USPSA saved me from that with the new division (carry optics), even if it did mean I had to change my direction in mid stride. Range report... it's a great shooter that is very "smooth" in operation. It's possibly the easiest gun I've ever owned at any time to get A zone hits with at speed. But I'm no Jerry Miculek (sp?). Its a really nice striker fired gun.

My 9c carry gun just has smoothed up trigger internals and nothing else. It's a carry gun and I don't want it too light. I find that the really light weight slide makes any load very controllable and accuracy is plenty good for it's use. Loads that are too snappy for me with the 10098 are fine with the 9c. The biggest "problem" I thought I'd have with it are the iron sights but again, for it's intended use my eyes and the sights are fine. The only thing I've added has ben to the 17 round magazines. I use the A&G spacer on my reload magazine. Whoops, I almost forgot, and skateboard tape fore and aft on the backstrap and on the mag spacers. Range report... it's a good shooter. No complaints.
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I have a 5" Pro 9 with an Apex barrel, competition trigger sear kit and fiber optic sights. This allows me to stay in the IDPA SSP class. The barrel made a huge difference in tightening up my groups, especially at distances over 15 yards. Heavier bullets 147 grain, work the best. Some brands (American Eagle) are more accurate than others of the same weight.
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I have a 5" Pro 9 with an Apex barrel, competition trigger sear kit and fiber optic sights. This allows me to stay in the IDPA SSP class. The barrel made a huge difference in tightening up my groups, especially at distances over 15 yards. Heavier bullets 147 grain, work the best. Some brands (American Eagle) are more accurate than others of the same weight.
Did you fit the Apex yourself or the gunsmith fit option?
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Did you fit the Apex yourself or the gunsmith fit option?
I installed the gunsmith fit version, but did it myself. It's very time consuming, as there's a lot of metal to take off the barrel lug with that version. The reason I went with that one was, I had a lot of vertical play, more than most guns have, in my barrel to frame fit and I wanted to make sure there wasn't any when I got done. I was afraid the semi-drop-in might not be tight enough.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 11:32 AM   #14
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Wrong place to post this question given the stealth nature of this subforum, but with all the new handgun owners and so many posts about trigger mods, etc., wouldn't one expect more threads in this area? I suppose most of the mods are being used for defensive handgun oriented competitions, but most folks would have something to say about their range experience.

I agree with RickM. Not much to tell, my shield was pretty much perfect out of the box. Never a failure. My arthritis has gotten worse lately and Imput in an Apex sear. Haven't got to shoot it since I fixed it. Embarrasingly, i shoot low and right ( i'm a lefty). And need to learn better trigger contol on my shield ( i am spot on with my g42, but dont really like the .380 nor lack of a manual safety
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 08:24 PM   #15
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So being a NEWB and hoping to get out to the range this weekend with my new (stock) Shield 9mm, what info would a range report have in it? Type Ammo? Distance? How the shield functioned? Am happy to keep folks posted as I grow in this new world, just don't want to sound like an idiot.
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