AKgrrrl located in Alaska.
I got to try three compact 9mms yesterday during a range trip with Jay G. In addition to my S&W 908S*, I tried a Ruger SR9c and a S&W M&P 9c. I really, really, really wanted to like the M&P 9c…but the MAss compliant trigger really bugged me. Yeah, I know, for a few bucks APEX will be glad to help you solve that issue, but the SR9c was so good out of the box, why bother with the M&P? One can get the SR9c for about $70 cheaper than the 9c.
Bottom line: my 908s is a bit slimmer, and goes bang when I pull the trigger. I’ll keep it.
* (That review by Markos is one of the reasons I grabbed a new one from the last production run.)
Making preparations for a trip to the range with Jay G. I have been using one of these:
to get ready.
Don’t know what it is? Info here.
Yes, indeed, I’ll attest to Jay’s “Minute of Berm” accuracy.
Although I’ll note it needs to be a BIG berm…
Not sure how or why I deserve to be on the Gun Blog Black List, given I’m too
lazy busy to post very often but I won’t complain.
I’ll add a link in my sidebar when I get around to it.
VERY VERY good post on self-defense from Brigid. Go Read NOW.
The thought of physical threats is never a pleasant one. Some people would just as soon close the blinds and pretend the danger does not exist. But you only have to look at a few law enforcement blotters and missing persons reports to get you thinking about the dangers that women carry with them, the dangers that men bear just by walking on a predator’s turf.
Time to come clean:
1. I don’t shoot enough. Range trips are few and far between these days…..
2. And when I do go, I shoot the cheapest ammo I can buy at my local merchant (no mail order ammo in Mass…).
So not only do I need to increase the number of rounds sent downrange, I need to pony up some bucks for more “carry ammo” and higher-quality .22.
But it needs to be done, especially the carry ammo. WWB 45ACP is tamer than Hornady .45 Auto+P 230 gr HP XTP® TAP® FPD™ (835 fps vs 950 fps, which is about 14% higher, and the muzzle energy is about 29% higher….).
Train like you fight, fight like you train.