The SIG P320 Compact that I've been carrying of late has been temporarily replaced by the S&W Shield while the SIG is out for the trigger upgrade process. I decided to start out my practice session with quick refresher on the Shield using the seven round "no room for the pinky finger" magazine. I put 30 rounds down range at 10 yards, before switching to some SHO and WHO shots at 7 yards.
Being quite pleased with those results, I wiped the gun down and put it back on my belt — might as well stop while I'm ahead!
Switching to the SIG P320 Full Size, the next 50 rounds was expended in rapid 2, 3, and 4 shot strings at an IDPA -0 target set at 10 yards. Holding the larger gun right after the small Shield made the SIG seem oddly large.
Finally I sent the target carrier out to the 20 yard line to fire off my last box of ammo. The first few shots hit low, before I adjusted my grip pressure and paid a little more attention to the sight positioning as it was overlaid on the fuzzy brown blob down range. In the end, 40 of the 50 shots were within the -0 circle, with none reaching out to that dreaded -3 zone. Still, I will definitely be practicing distance shots a lot more in the future.
It was not a bad way to pass a bit of time on a Monday. And who knows, it's only Monday so maybe I'll be able to squeeze in a return visit to the range later in the week.
|The Shield is surprisingly satisfying to shoot.|