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Range report. A day for the nines.

TugarTugar Senior MemberWestern IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
Took out the Beretta 92FS, the full size M&P, and the PT 709 with the new mag extensions. To my suprise, I don't find the Beretta or the Smith to have an edge over the other in the accuracy department. They both shoot equally well. No failures of any kind. No problems hitting minute of bad guy. This was all at 7 yards. Take into account I haven't had much range time in the last few years. These will do nicely.


On the Taurus front, I had to two fail to fire, one might have been my fault as I dropped on in the chamber and hit the slide release. Suspected light strikes and one fail to feed that caught on the feed ramp. Deciding on whether to add to the swap pile or send to Taurus. Looks like the M&P is the front runner for duty. Nothing wrong with the 92fs at all and I do enjoy it once it's in SA mode, but the M&P is more comfortable.




Beretta


M&P


All three.
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,775 Senior Member
    I never had any issues with my M&P9 or M&P9c, other than I just prefer a hammer gun over a striker gun. Still have a M&P9 Shield though. No experience with the other two firearms though.

    Last few threads about going to the range make me want to load up some target .45 and take the 97B out.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    You get mad at the Taurus and throw at #3 :jester:

    Sounds like a good range day and fum with 2 of the 3. :guns: :guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    I found the stock Beretta grips and they are thinner. Feels much better than the rubber Hogue version, of course I find them AFTER the range trip.

    I have two stock Beretta mags and two Mecgar mags, all 17 rounders. All functions and drop free.

    The M&P has two 10 rounders and my awesome stepdaughter bought me two Promag 17 rounders from Midway. All work. Good day other than the Taurus hiccups, but I am skilled enough to tap rack bang if I have to, just not going to rely on it unless I have to.

    Oh and a funny. I went to Calebas and grabbed some ammo. One box of what was labeled 115gr jhp....when I got to the range, it was ball. Not a huge problem. They swapped it out, but I checked a a few others went I went back. Someone was greedy. For literally a couple of bucks. SMH.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    Of course now that I re-installed the Beretta grips, they rattle a bit even when tight and the screws are so tight, the mag won't drop. Grrrr....minor, but a pain. Put the left Hogue back on and it's free again.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    You mean some dirt bag took the time to swap hardball 9mm fer hollow points at the store, that is low as you can get. Same maker? Maybe they just swapped the outer box. The ammo is out on the shelf there isn't it?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    The more I shoot my M&P 9L PC CORE the more I like it. I looked at a 2.0 the other day and the trigger was terrible. Mushy as hell.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    You mean some dirt bag took the time to swap hardball 9mm fer hollow points at the store, that is low as you can get. Same maker? Maybe they just swapped the outer box. The ammo is out on the shelf there isn't it?
    Ya really have to open boxes and check
    I have found quite a few boxes with missing rds.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    You mean some dirt bag took the time to swap hardball 9mm fer hollow points at the store, that is low as you can get. Same maker? Maybe they just swapped the outer box. The ammo is out on the shelf there isn't it?

    yup
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
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