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So today was my first day at the range with a new 371 series (using a mag with finger extension). I must say I was very surprised at the accuracy of this little pistol. I've trained with many weapons over many years (mostly with an M-9) and had recently been using a NAA 32ACP for CCW. At 25 ft with the LCP I was in a 5" pattern magazine after magazine! That could not be done with my NAA. This was using generic range mandated ball rounds.

I am curious if anyone else has experienced this surprising accuracy or did I get lucky with this build.
 

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Yes, I was maybe not surprised, but very happy with my LCP's accuracy. I'd feel comfortable making a reasonable beat that I could put six in a six inch paper plate at that range. Notice I said reasonable, there is always that flyer...
 

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Definitely pleased. Does give confidence. I look forward to putting some Critical Defense or Buffalo Bore through her soon. We'll see how that impacts accuracy...if at all.
 

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I was also amazed by my LCP's accuracy during my first range outing. It obviously takes a little more effort with it's small frame and speed bump sight (I painted my sight white to help) compared to my larger frame 9mm semi-autos, but I am still impressed. You will be even more impressed when you try the Hornady CD round - it is an easy round to shoot. I was more accurate with the Hornady CD than I was with the cheaper Blazer target rounds I was shooting.
 

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Good to hear re CD rounds. I've already ordered a Nightsiters dot package which I expect to add to target acquisition/accuracy (like your white paint). All together looking like a pretty darn solid SD pistol so far.
 

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I agree the LCP is a very accurate little pistol. I had tested mine this weekend after having sighted in the laser. I used a sandbag rest and set the target at 15 feet. I wasn't even using the sights, just kept the laser dot on the target dot and pulled the trigger. It was a slow fire drill for sure but it shows what the little pistol can do. 5 shots of Winchester Bulk pack Flat FMJ rounds went into a 5/8" group. :)

Pix of target on other thead is here:

http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1524.0
 
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Today was my first shooting of my new lcp 370. I must say that I can at least aspire to achieve 5" groups at 25' but I'm certainly not there yet if we're talking about shooting from a standing, unsupported position. We were shooting a few other handguns, so I didn't take any measurements this time, but I bet I had at least one lonesome hole on the target per mag. It's going to take me some practice. AND I had already painted my sights so no excuses available there. [No crimson trace for me either.] It's a bit of a bear to shoot imo, but I'll get better. That long trigger pull is really something.
 

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Yes unsupported standing in my case. It is a long trigger pull...that is tue. The ol' phrase "every shot should be a surprise" helps to keep in mind ;)

In any event, so far it seems most are pretty pleased (if not impressed) with accuracy. Very good to see as it supports the longevity of this product.
 

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The more rounds I've fired, the better I've become with LC. (I know. . .that's gonna be true of any gun.) But, mine is a decent shooter and I have more confidence in her every time I go to the range.
 

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yesterday I let a friend shoot my LCP, his second time but his first with finger extensions and I was very impressed with his accuracy and he just phoned me --very pissed of because has been scouring the stores for a LCP with no luck--me I am very happy that I always do a palm sized center of mass spread...
 

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I was also surprised with how accurate my LCP "370" series with diamond stamp is. It was easy to maintain a 3 inch group at 7 yds. For me, a near novice, with fixed sights and such a small frame, remarkably accurate and repeatable. Not exactly fun to shoot, (not like my SR-9), but everything I expected and a little more.
 

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I'm sure that he won't like me to brag for him, but our own forum member ToddG has shown his students how to hit a plate target at 75-yards with an LCP! Todd is the competition shooter/trainer of pistol-training.com and will not brag for himself, but I thought this was impressive enough to pass along.

Now let's all get out there and aim our LCP's at those long targets. Whatever one man can do, another can do. (Well maybe not me so much.)
 

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well, how do you do that 75-yard thing? Aim high?

I have only shot 100 rds through my 371# . Coming from SA shooting, I found the DOA pull a little of a challenge. I found that I had to have the front sight higher than the rear sights or the groups would be 4 to 6" low.

I just need more practice...and more ammo
 

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well, how do you do that 75-yard thing? Aim high?

I have only shot 100 rds through my 371# . Coming from SA shooting, I found the DOA pull a little of a challenge. I found that I had to have the front sight higher than the rear sights or the groups would be 4 to 6" low.

I just need more practice...and more ammo
Yes, your POA would need to be higher than your expected POI. This is the kind of shooting that I could only dream of doing myself, but Todd G is a competition shooter and firearms trainer, so it would be more natural for him. Todd G is on these forums from time to time, so you may want to ask him how he does it. He is a nice and helpful guy.
 

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I'm sure that he won't like me to brag for him, but our own forum member ToddG has shown his students how to hit a plate target at 75-yards with an LCP! Todd is the competition shooter/trainer of pistol-training.com and will not brag for himself, but I thought this was impressive enough to pass along.

Now let's all get out there and aim our LCP's at those long targets. Whatever one man can do, another can do. (Well maybe not me so much.)
I did that once at 100 yards, does that count ::) ::) ::) ::)
 
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