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Mr.Pickles
02-27-2010, 7:28 PM
First time shooting a handgun in 4 years. I was shooting my new 229 in .357sig at 50 yards. It was a blast!

click on thumb to really see how I did
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm221/kennethurdiales/sig%20229/th_2010-02-27195008.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/albums/mm221/kennethurdiales/sig%20229/?action=view&current=2010-02-27195008.jpg)

jumbopanda
02-27-2010, 7:31 PM
That's pretty good, 50yds is a long distance.

Blackhawk556
02-27-2010, 7:33 PM
50 yards?? damn, some people's group at 10yards look like your 50yard group :)

Mr.Pickles
02-27-2010, 7:40 PM
50 yards?? damn, some people's group at 10yards look like your 50yard group :)

Thanks :cool: My buddy's grouping was like someone was shooting shotty at 25. He was at 25. I love the indoor range at San Leandro (first time ever at a indoor range).

gwl
02-27-2010, 7:42 PM
Pretty darn good. How do you like the .357 SIG round?

Mr.Pickles
02-27-2010, 7:48 PM
Pretty darn good. How do you like the .357 SIG round?

Love it. Recoil is good, matter of fact followups were easy. I think it will serve very well in HD. Muzzle flash was a orange. I got looks when I first let it off. I only had 50 rounds so I only used one target.

Twinkies
02-27-2010, 7:49 PM
50 yards?? damn, some people's group at 10yards look like your 50yard group :)

yup.. my groupings at 10 yrds with my P229 shooting .40 look like that!

Buddhabelly
02-27-2010, 7:52 PM
benchrest or offhand?

Mr.Pickles
02-27-2010, 7:57 PM
benchrest or offhand?

Offhand. being nearsighted with glasses. I think my glasses give me real life hax on aiming XD.

sammy
02-27-2010, 8:00 PM
50 yards offhand, not too shabby!! Half the shooters out at my local range have larger groups at 15 yards.

Capaholic
02-27-2010, 8:15 PM
Thats really good... My 15 yard group from Friday with my Commander .45 kinda looks like that. Of course it's me, not the gun...
http://xs.to/thumb-E26A_4B89FAD3.jpg

bsg
02-27-2010, 8:20 PM
looks like you had fun, and thanks for sharing; reminds me i need to get out....

JTROKS
02-27-2010, 8:24 PM
That is good shooting. Some folks can't even hit paper at 15 yards.

OneApart
02-27-2010, 8:27 PM
A-OK! :thumbsup: especially @ 50yds.

TurboS600
02-27-2010, 8:31 PM
I don't understand why anyone would be shooting a pistol at 50 yards. That is WAY BEYOND the effective radius of a pistol. I doesn't make any sense to me. Just sayin':D

Mr.Pickles
02-27-2010, 8:40 PM
I don't understand why anyone would be shooting a pistol at 50 yards. That is WAY BEYOND the effective radius of a pistol. I doesn't make any sense to me. Just sayin':D

I just have to say that it is a Sig and .357sig makes it special.:D

leelaw
02-27-2010, 8:41 PM
I don't understand why anyone would be shooting a pistol at 50 yards. That is WAY BEYOND the effective radius of a pistol. I doesn't make any sense to me. Just sayin':D

It's within the effective range of the round, but might be beyond the effective range for bullseye shots for the sight radius.

I've taken a pistol back farther than that for a friendly competition on a small steel target, but wouldn't engage at that distance unless the target was alone and static with a good backstop.

ETA: OP, good shooting for that length barrel/sight radius at that range.

robert101
02-27-2010, 9:03 PM
Good shooting. My 10MM 25 yard target hits (6" groups off hand) aren't much better than your 50 yards. I think shooters should try longer distances than what I see at the indoor range. I see people shooting 10 to 15 feet all day long. How boring is that? If you can shoot at 25+ yards and be reasonably accurate, you bet you can defend yourself at a closer distance.

JTROKS
02-27-2010, 9:08 PM
I don't understand why anyone would be shooting a pistol at 50 yards. That is WAY BEYOND the effective radius of a pistol. I doesn't make any sense to me. Just sayin':D

This story was taken out of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Air_Force_Base

"A significant event at Fairchild occurred on June 20, 1994 when Dean Mellberg, an ex-Air Force member entered the base hospital and shot and killed five people and wounded many others. Mellberg had been discharged after failing psychological evaluations by base psychologists Maj. Thomas Brigham and Captain Alan London. At the time of the shooting, Fairchild's hospital was an ungated facility. The gunman, armed with a Chinese-made MAK-90, an AK-47 clone [1] entered the office of Brigham and London and killed both men. Mellberg continued to move through the hospital, injuring and killing several people, including 8-year-old Christin McCarron. The gunman then walked out of the building into the parking lot, where after killing Anita Linder, was confronted by Security Policeman, Senior Airman Andy Brown. From approximately 70 yards away, Brown ordered Mellberg to drop his weapon. After Mellberg refused, from a kneeling position Brown fired four shots from his 9mm pistol, two rounds hitting the perpetrator in the head and shoulder, killing him[2]. After an investigation it was concluded that Airman Brown was justified in his actions, saving countless lives, and was awarded the Airman's Medal by President Clinton."

A handgun wouldn't be my first choice if I knew I was going to a gunfight, but more than likely it will be what I have, at least I hope I do have a gun when a madman with a gun starts shooting at me or any innocent bystander(s).

Alexjr1967
02-27-2010, 10:57 PM
:thumbsup: well done .... if that were mine at 50yards it'd be cause for a :party:

TenSeven
02-28-2010, 12:52 AM
Looks good to me, far better than I could hope for @ 50 yards.


You should just hope that "lazs" (username here on CGN) does not see this thread. He will be all over you saying you should be using some single action revolver from the 1890's in .44 because that is all that will work for a handgun.

big al
02-28-2010, 6:15 AM
i can do that with a .22 :)

greenpea76
02-28-2010, 9:29 AM
Better than me........:2:

Trendkill
02-28-2010, 10:49 AM
Good shootin....

Dunno how I feel about the inherently flashy sig357 for HD....but nevertheless....good shootin.

tempdrummer
02-28-2010, 11:00 AM
Thats about my group size on a good day at 25 yards. On a normal day thats about mine at 15 yards lol.

Looks pretty good to me.

f33dback
02-28-2010, 11:49 AM
Looks good to me!