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Old 12-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #31
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #32
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I got home about an hour ago. Almost a 12 hour day all told but not too bad. I learned some things I didn't know.

I scored a 249/250. I might have aced it but I had one FTF that I was unable to clear before the targets rotated. I was surprised I did as well as I did. It didn't feel like I was very relaxed but I guess I was after all.

Thanks for all the encouragement, advice, and tips.

ETA: While I'm waiting for my license to arrive I guess I need to figure out what kind of holster(s) to buy.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #33
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I got home about an hour ago. Almost a 12 hour day all told but not too bad. I learned some things I didn't know.

I scored a 249/250. I might have aced it but I had one FTF that I was unable to clear before the targets rotated. I was surprised I did as well as I did. It didn't feel like I was very relaxed but I guess I was after all.

Thanks for all the encouragement, advice, and tips.

ETA: While I'm waiting for my license to arrive I guess I need to figure out what kind of holster(s) to buy.
Congrats.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #35
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Thanks for the congrats but I'm still concerned about that FTF. Today's qual was exactly 650 rounds put through this weapon.

I'm still not 100% ready to have it protect me or my family.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #36
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I did much better today. I was more relaxed for whatever reason. And slowed down.

This is my best 10 rounds at 7 yards.

Even my 15 yard hits, although more widely scattered, were all on paper this time so that's also improving. I'll shoot a few more tomorrow as a final warm up for Saturday.


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Hell, that'll be one of very few if you only had one in 650 rounds. Put another thousand through it and see if anything crops up. Could have been an ammunition related issue or something, who knows? Was it a failure to feed or a failure to fire?
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Hell, that'll be one of very few if you only had one in 650 rounds. Put another thousand through it and see if anything crops up. Could have been an ammunition related issue or something, who knows? Was it a failure to feed or a failure to fire?


Sorry I guess FTF can be interpreted both ways. It was failure to feed. And there have been about a dozen of them spread out through those 650 rounds.

That's using about four different brands of ammo. I'll keep shooting it and see if the problem persists.

As an aside it does seem like the weapon is getting more accurate. I assume that's due to:

1. The shooter getting his head out of his you know what and
2. The weapon "settling in" as I believe some call it.
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Many people recommend 124-gr ammo for the first few hundred rounds of breaking the 938 in. Some people stick with that weight afterwards, but if your pistol isn't reliable, send it in to SIG
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I got home about an hour ago. Almost a 12 hour day all told but not too bad. I learned some things I didn't know.

I scored a 249/250. I might have aced it but I had one FTF that I was unable to clear before the targets rotated. I was surprised I did as well as I did. It didn't feel like I was very relaxed but I guess I was after all.

Thanks for all the encouragement, advice, and tips.

ETA: While I'm waiting for my license to arrive I guess I need to figure out what kind of holster(s) to buy.
249/250, huh? Next time, take it serious and you might score better. really good for an old dude. Congrats, man. Welcome to the club.
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Many people recommend 124-gr ammo for the first few hundred rounds of breaking the 938 in. Some people stick with that weight afterwards, but if your pistol isn't reliable, send it in to SIG
Mine is a 238. The only weights I've found locally are 88, 90, and 95 grain. I don't know if anything larger is available.

While I'm waiting for my license to arrive I'll put some more rounds through it and make a final evaluation and decision about whether I will contact Sig.
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249/250, huh? Next time, take it serious and you might score better. really good for an old dude. Congrats, man. Welcome to the club.
LOL. Thanks. One thing different in qualifying this time compared to over 40 years ago was having to look through my bifocal to focus on the front sight.

Plus I decided to keep both eyes open instead of closing my left to shoot. I thought it would be a major adjustment but it didn't seem to be.
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Oh, sorry. I should pay closer attention!
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[QUOTE=bearone2;49015]finger placement is straight from sig.

I'm going to use that Sig trigger finger chart to help my left handed SO with her new Lady Smith. Just hold the print out backwards and up to the light!
Thanks.
BTW-Is your avatar photo real? If so, good timing for the photographer and bad timing for the bird.
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