Any chance to go to the range and make some holes in paper is a good thing, even if I got there with 40 minutes until closing. It was raining sideways, but the PSTC range is indoors, so it was perfectly comfy for a quick practice session.
Tonight I put 50 rounds through the Sig P365 at distances of 7, 10, and 20 yards. I paced myself by loading only 5 rounds in the magazine and tried to make myself pause between shots. I’m still tensing up on the trigger press, and I suspect it’s recoil anticipation. I catch myself about to flinch, so I back off a second or two, and start the pull again.
One of the stages from last Saturday’s IDPA match involved 5 rounds at 20 yards. I don’t remember how well (or poorly) I did, so to establish a baseline or sorts, I tried 10 shots at 20 yards. The bits of brown tape show where I’d hit (also to mark those hits that went on the targets that I’d engaged at closer distances), which is pretty scattershot, but I guess that’s about the size of a (very) generous dinner plate. Oh, and those 10 shots were fired with the target rightside up, as opposed to how it’s pictured here.
One might argue that a micro-compact with 3" barrel isn’t really intended to be used for targets at that distance. Which then begs the question of whether I should use a compact or a full-size pistol for the next IDPA event. Another benefit of going with a larger firearm for IDPA is that you’re allowed more rounds per magazine, which makes for fewer reloads on the move. Eh, I dunno, more things to think about, and more excuses to research online and to window shop.