This is test #2 I have
done with the R9s, and the emphasis here has been
almost exclusively directed towards ammunition evaluation
through this gun. Much
was covered in the initial range test, available HERE
The prime intention was to evaluate Speer Gold Dots,
but I also had some Federal C9BP Hi-Shok, and a few
remaining Federal Hydra-Shoks, plus my last Remingtom
Golden Sabers. These latter two in fact were tried in
that first range test. Two generous forum members -
''Murray Nevada'', and ''FJC'' together kindly supplied
Speer ammo and the Fed' Hi-Shok. Many thanks to them.
| The program was essentially
broken down into three main sections.
First a shooting comparison on simple targets drawn
up and printed, comprising half letter paper with a
3" center orange sticker. These tend to tear a
bit but otherwise work fine. Do bear in mind that this
shooter is not olympic class! I have some problem with
iron sights due to aging eyes and will freely admit,
I find small guns quite difficult. The R9s is tho the
best small pistol I have yet to use.
During these tests chrono data was taken at the same
time, this being the second main aspect. To avoid constant
shuffling of target positions however .. it did mean
finishing up with separate five shot strings for chrono
results, at each distance.
Three distances were used, 21 feet, 15 feet and 9 feet.
The gun was used off sandbags but not exactly ''benchrested''.
Finally, a (heavy!!) wet paper pack was used to try
and establish some form of expansion comparison. It
is not ideal but in fact proved quite useful.
The set up used is
shown in the pic above ....... very simple, bench
and sandbags, the chrono at 6 feet distance and target
at appropriate position. ''Ground skips'' are not
a problem here. The only down side was, having to
do this during afternoon hours, the sun had gotten
round behind target and this only got worse.
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