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Got to shoot for the first time this year (and the first time since June of last year).

After getting back from shooting Skeet, me and my new shooting partner (my cousin) stopped by the Indoor Gun range thats up the street from me to shoot some pistols.

I previously asked him to bring along some pistols to shoot. So he brought his Sig 228, Glock 17 and Beretta 92. I took both my pistols, Sig Trailside and Beretta M-9.

That was first time I ever shot a Glock, having handled them at various gun stores/shows and other places. Didnt do that bad with it, but I just couldnt get used to the feel of it and the grip. The Sig 228 was very nice and fired sweet. Might be partial to the Sigs anyway, having fired a few of them in the past.

Firing my Beretta was just as I expected...kinda disappointing. I was pretty much shooting all over the paper with it. The Sig & Glock I was at least able to get some groupings and stayed in a certain area. Of course firing my Trailside was good...a generally tighter group of shots with it.

Ended up getting a membership at the range (since its so close) and plan on getting into a class they have...figured that if I learn anything it might be worth it.

One thing the range time taught me is that I need more range time :lol:
 

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Other than the "plastic" aspect (which I've never been able to get over) I just do not find the Glock's grip comfortable. Too many years of 1911's, I guess. :wink:

It's been two and a half months for me... and I'm going this weekend. I have two new 1911's, a Springfield and an old MilSurp to try out. A friend is bringing to of Springfields compact models for me to try as well.

Just getting out is relaxing, though, eh? Like you, I regularly take and retake classes. It's a way to shake off bad habits and to practice in a group. We have an excellent "open" class, here, and three really great instructors to help all levels.

I'm glad you found a shooting partner, Map. After this past year's turmoil, you need such to help you blow off smoke and get back into the groove! :D
 

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Thanks Paul,

Yeah the plastic aspect was one part of glocks that I never liked when handling them. But I dont think that influenced my perspective of them when I got to fire one for the first time. The Glock was well balanced and pointed nice enough. But the grip pretty much did it for me, I love hogue or aftermarket sticky rubber girps, so the plastic smooth feel doesnt impress me. It just didnt seem to fit my hand as good as the Sig or Beretta. His Glock is one of the older models so I dont know if newer models would be better.

One thing to note though, of five different pistols that I got to shoot Saturday...only one had a jam. Anyone care to guess which pistol jammed on me 3 times in a row??



PS - I'll be joining the 1911 crowd this year sometime...when I buy a Kimber TLE II
 
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