Got some of my most gratifying range time at the 100 yrd rifle range, sitting at the table, arms stretched out resting on the table, VP9 in both hands, pinging a 9" steel disk. The VP9 has always been easy to shoot accurately.
Last edited by cartobum; 10-23-2019 at 12:47 PM.
One thing I have noticed in Bullseye shooting is there is no power requirement other than reaching the target and breaking through the paper. Therefore a bullseye shooter has leeway to develop the best possible load for accuracy with his/her particular pistol. Sometimes a few grains of powder difference can tighten or loosen the group a good amount. Springs are then assigned to suit that load. An out of the box gun is generally assumed to be set up for factory loads in a set pressure/power range which may not lend itself to optimal accuracy. It seems pointless to take great comfort in a tight group at 7 yards, which is more in the range of bayonets and baseball bats. This much I do know, using any out of the box gun I have shot, I have never come close to what my out of the box Kimber 1911 (albeit with a trigger job) shoots and I have loaded lighter (target rounds) for the USP40. Perhaps it is all just trigger, as the 1911 is a good trigger to optimize. Perhaps it is just my disappointment in not being able to coax better groups out of the USP. I bought a GrandPower P45 which for me seems to shoot better than my USP. That may also be a matter of the 45ACP being a more accurate round (subsonic) than the 40 SW. Does anybody have photos of either 25 or 50 yard targets from a ransom rested USP?
I can understand the performance from your Kimber, my WC has a 1”@25yds bench guaranty = it has a 1911 trigger mechanism to begin with. But the WC test target is at 15yds, which is about the max distance for a legal shoot. 7yds is the median distance in a 7-11 or a home, so tight groups are essential.
Last edited by GasGuzz; 10-23-2019 at 10:14 PM.
My eyes, my eyes!
None of my biz but I'll apologize for being blunt – I didn’t read your post.
Squeeze is an understatement.
Not meant for everybody. Doesn't break my heart if you ignore it. I don't think I said anything untrue, albeit a bit wordy.