Given some of the opinions and attitudes I’ve observed among some firearms owners I’ve encountered, the snarky part of my brain is inclined to think that crowing about getting a Glock G19 is about as “cool” as bragging about getting a Honda Civic. Please note that this is the snarky part of my brain. The other parts of my brain are shouting down the snark, reminding it of how chuffed we were when we drove our first Honda off the lot. Another part of my brain is muttering something about how much use we got out of the 2000 Toyota Corolla that we’d inherited.
Here are the first 50 holes made with a Glock G19 Gen 5, standard non-night sights, etc, starting out at 3 yards and ending up mostly at 10 yards. There are a few loose shots, likely attributed to me getting used to it.
Here’s the next batch of 50 holes in a new target sheet. All at 10 yards. The group at the top of the target sheet were the final 10 shots of the day, and honestly I’m not sure what was going on with that group.
Probably the best two groups of the day, both at 10 yards. They’re starting to look like how my 7 yard groups were looking like last fall, so I’m going to say I’m making progress!
Incidentally, it was a surprisingly busy day at the PSTC range, with 8 of 10 lanes occupied when I turned up.
The range staff reserve the “endcap” lanes (i.e., 1 and 10) for folks whom they trust won’t let loose wild rounds that hit the walls, which is (a) bad for the facility, (b) bad for safety, and (c) just plain rude. I got assigned lane 10, which was a first for me and just the tiniest bit unnerving, as I sure as hell didn’t want to shoot a wall! I mean, it’s also pretty cool, as I guess I’ve evolved enough to be trusted with the responsibility.
Anyway, no walls were harmed. I did figure that 3 yard shots at the right-hand targets might end up striking the wall, so I positioned and angled appropriately.
I did a round of dry fire practice with a laser training cartridge, and this was the best group at 7 yards:
Which I think pretty consistent with “real world” (i.e., live fire) groups at that distance.
So, all in all, the snark got its say, and the Civic runs fine.