I stay until my hand hurts or my hour is up, whichever comes first. Usually it's "times up" that gets me. I don't seem to remain sore for long. The number of rounds is hard to say as it depends on what drills I am performing. I try to vary the drills to keep me interested in investing the time and money for range work and to work on different aspects of the shooting craft.Slappy said:I am falling in love with this little LCP. 240 rounds, 6 different types of ammo both FMJ and JHP and 0 malfunctions. How many rounds do you typically put through it when you hit the range?
The best idea is to have realistic expectations. This gun is not intended as a range gun. In any realistic SD situation, you will not need to absorb 25 rounds of abuse inducing hand quivers. Of course, in a SD situation, hand quivers could be the result of other factors.Ronster said:I'll try to improve this weekend. ANY IDEAS?
Last Saturday I shotThose of us who are able to shoot lots of rounds at the range are just lucky. And poor!
Next time you go to the range, STOP trying to do the slow surprise-you-when-it-goes-off style of trigger pull. Take your stance, raise the gun up, take up the slack of the trigger only to the point that you feel the resistance. Then aim. When you've got your target lined up, pull the dang trigger all at once. Don't jerk it, but don't let it stack up on you either. Just one, swift, deliberate pull (using the pad of your index finger) straight back. Don't push or curl your finger. STRAIGHT back. The gun going off shouldn't be a surprise. When you decide to pull the trigger, say "bang" to yourself. The gun and you should say "bang" at the same time. LCPs don't have match triggers or slicked up DA triggers. Don't try to shoot it as if it does.Ronster said:I should be embarrassed to answer.
I've had my lcp out for a spin twice (bought it just before xmas), and plan to go again next weekend. First time I shot over 50 rounds standing ... before my hand starting quivering over the last bit of the trigger pull. It wasn't so much my hand was quivering, as was the muzzle end of the barrel. It soon grew to me quitting cause I looked so ridiculous. Fatigue I guess, partly due to the recoil. I hoped to cope better this past weekend, but no -- about 25 rounds before it set in. Now I'm thinking part of it is the not-so-great fit to my hand. With my finger tip on the trigger, there's not that much of my upper palm (upper when aiming) in contact with the gun. I suppose I could add a handle wrap, but that's not so great for holstering in the pocket, correct?
I'll try to improve this weekend. ANY IDEAS?
don't even talk about 1911's and lcp in the same breath. totally two different guns. One is SA and dead nuts accurate. The other is looooooong trigger pulland not dead nuts accurate. But you can't put that 1911 in your pocket 24/7 either. I lost count of allthe external safetys on the 1911's. noneon the lcp other than a looooong trigger and 6-8# pull also. They are what they are.tea333 said:Went to the range yesterday for my first post-recall LCP tryouts. Also brought my SA 1911A-1 Milspec. Put 80 rounds of CorBon 90gr Personal Defense ammo through my LCP with 2 failure to feed issues. Ran 150 rounds through my 1911 with no problems. Today is cleaning day so while I'm doing this chore I'll polish the feed ramp on the LCP to see if that makes any difference. I came away from the range with two nice little "bites" on my left hand from shooting the LCP and two more on my right hand from my 1911. The LCP is definately an up close and personal handgun. Though I put all rounds into center of mass on the targets I did not get a good pattern. All shots with the LCP were at about 15 to 21 feet. The LCP doesn't fit my hand well and along with the trigger pull probably contributed to my shot spread.
Yin and Yang. Would the LCP feel so light in your hand if not for the heft of the 1911? Would the 1911 feel so sweet to shoot were it not for that loooong LCP trigger?jocko said:don't even talk about 1911's and lcp in the same breath. totally two different guns.