Shot at the range for the second time yesterday.
So, my self assessment....I am not a very good shot...
My first trip to the range was the getting feet wet. Had target at 5 yards.
Yesterday I put target at the 7 yard mark.
There was nothing close to what someone would classify as a grouping. Of the 100 rounds fired, all but 4 rounds landed on 7 or better (I was trying for some head shots and missed 3 and blew 1 low right.) The other were within at least the 7 range and better, but not really grouped.
I also notice that I have an unsteady hand. It seems that I am unable (at this time anyway) to hold the gun completely still. There is a small shaking for some reason.
I don't think I can contribute it to the weight of the gun or the anticipation of the recoil either. For example: I was doing it even when holding an empty Glock 43 and dry firing it.
I don't think it's a strength issue either. I know I'm not the strongest person in the World, but don't believe I'm the weakest either....
Does anyone else deal with the shaking issue?
The guns I fired yesterday:
Glock 43- I really wanted to liked this 1. Turns out I know 3 Glock Armorers and could get a decent deal on 1 as well. I could not get comfortable gripping it and it bucked the worst out of all of them for me. Not crazy mind you, but it was there.
Walther PPS M2- @TheFanatic This was not the original Walther that I had held that I talked about, so glad you mentioned it and made me look for it. I'm not sure why, but I shot the Glock 43 better than this. This felt very comfortable, but I just didn't shoot it too good.
Springfield XDs Model 2- Felt real comfortable. Liked it.
Springfield Xds- This, along with the Glock 43 were 2 of the guns I had tried the first time I shot as well (S&W MP Shield was the other. Didn't like it). Once again, this was the gun that I felt most comfortable with and shot the best (Which isn't saying much)
I wanted to try the Sig P365, but they did not have 1 available to rent.
Due to my mild hand shaking, I am planning to go try the Glock 19, Sig P320, Walther PPQ and Springfield XDM Compact.
These guns are all a tad bigger that what I have tried, but I'm curious if the bit of added length will allow me to get a better grouping. If I can indeed shoot these better, then the question will be is concealing them a on a regular basis a real option.