Friday, March 9, 2012

1911's and 2011's

Oh. My. Goodness.  I just got back from some practice at the range with my friend Tim.  About 300+ rounds.  Of course, I shot my M&P 9mm.  But I also broke out my STI Trojan 9mm (1911).  We shot some Bill drills and I was able to compare the guns.  I've been shooting my M&P for about a year.  It's become second nature to me.  This was the first time in a long time that I shot any of my 1911s.  I forgot how silky smooth they are.  Shooting a Bill Drill (lots of shots on target as quickly as you can pull the trigger) reminded me how superior the 1911 is to the M&P—for trigger pull (no pre-travel) and for quickly reacquiring your sight picture after each shoot.  Wow.  I would go with my STI Trojan 9mm tomorrow in our club match if I hadn't experienced some problems this afternoon with the slide not locking back after the magazine went empty.  I think I need to increase my recoil spring from 11# to 12#.  I'll try that next week and see.  But if I get that fixed, I may just transition to ESP and use my Trojan for a while.

I just went back and looked at the scores from the IPDA Postal Match. I shot my M&P in SSP and my Trojan in ESP.  I was faster with the Trojan.

And Tim shot his new STI Eagle 9mm (2011) this afternoon.  He let me shoot it, too.  Very, very nice.  I want one!

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