Went to the range for the first time last weekend. I've shot rifles since I was a kid, but this is my first time ever shooting a handgun. Went out and picked up a S&W M&P 9mm. Took a safety course and hit the range.
The low shots you see were out of the first couple mags of 5. After that I was able to keep it where I wanted it a bit better. I'll be hitting the range again tomorrow. So we'll see if I can make some improvment.
So what do you think?
*edit* this is at 5 and 7 yards. Started short to get used to things.
Welcome and nice work for your first range trip. The M&P 9 is my first and only handgun so far as well. I got mine almost a year ago. Never had a single malfunction. But as was previously mentioned, it is an addicting "hobby" and I'm already feeling the itch to get another piece.
Ok, so here's a shot of my second time ever at the range. I was a bit all over the place at first. But after taking a second to try and remember all the info that I've read through I remembered to take up the slack in the trigger first. After that I was plugging away at it pretty good.
I had a great time and felt like I improved as I shot.
This was at 7 and 10 yards. I have a few 3 and 4 inch groups. But I think I start flinching towards the end of my group of 5. I'm still trying to work that out.
The range master offered his help yesterday, so next weekend I'm going to take him up on some hands on instruction. (still haven't had any of that yet. I'm mostly trying to figure this out from reading on here and watching videos at other various sites.