In what would be another “latergram” post, here’s a quick missive on last week’s visit to the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center.
Pretty Much Business As Usual
I made an appointment for the same time, same day of the week, and returned to get some live fire practice with the Sig Sauer P365 and the Glock G44. While the latter has been advertised as a “plinker,” the similarity of its trigger to the larger caliber Glock pistols makes it a cheaper way to train, especially with the Mantis.
As for the PSTC range, everything went like a repeat of the previous visit, with check-in, loadout, and setup happening without incident.
Different, but Still the Same
Here in its messy glory was my lane at the range. I got a box of 9mm Speer Lawman TMJ for basic live fire practice, a box of 9mm Speer Gold Dot JHP for practice with personal defense ammunition (which I had not tried with the P365), and a box of CCI Mini-Mag .22LR for the G44.
With the very first shot with the P365 at 7 yards, I managed to punch right through the “A” on the target, but the following 9 shots ended up in a group inches above the first.
Both letter “D"s were engaged at 7 yards with the Gold Dot JHP which I found to be snappier than the TMJ. Theoretically they’re both the same bullet weight and powder charge, so it may all be in my mind.
The upper “A” box was at 10 yards with the TMJ ammo. Letters “C” were G44 .22LR at 7 yards.
I forgot to print LGC Bullseye targets, so I made do with a different target sheet for the remaining courses of fire.
The “1” and “2” targets were engaged at 10 yards using the G44. The lower “3” and “4” were ventilated at 15 yards with the G44 and P365.
I did use the Mantis device on both pistols, and I was pleased with the scores that I’d gotten from this range session. Here’s a selection of the results.
I deliberately limited the sessions to 5 rounds in order to not blast through my supply. And I’m also noticing that no matter what I tell myself regarding the noise and recoil being just that, I do get pretty edgy and twitchy after 50 shots, so pacing has been helpful.