Labor Day Range Log

Well a little late, but what with all the canceled matches lately I hit the local indoor range. I worked mostly on distance accuracy as you can see by the picture. But first I did some practice with my P229R 2-step working on the same thing.

Total Rounds fired:

M&P 9 Pro – 100rds
Sig P290 – 100rds
Sig P229R – 100rds 22LR

Now during the session I had my first non-user caused stoppage of my P290, I had a failure to feed. I can’t discount that it was caused by ammo, as it was a mixed case dumped case of ammo with everything from GA Arms reloads, and a variety of factory 9mm loads. I will watch the gun and see if this happens again.

Range Log: July 18th 2010

First week out with my current competition gun, my Sig P226R ST that has had work done on it by Gray Guns, and my IDPA competition holsters by Comp-Tac. Didn’t do so well my times were descent, but not nearly as good as they were before I took a year long break, and I couldn’t get a clean run for the life of me. But I think those will improve after this week of dry firing.

Anyways I mostly worked on the fundamentals so get used to my new gear, and reused to my competition gun. I did 40 rounds of bullseye practice, practiced reloads for 50 rounds, and bursting for another 50 rounds. I then did 5 PT FAST, an El Prez without the second string for practice, and 2 complete El Prez’s. I won’t grace my times here since they SUCKED, but I will say that I can do better.

Overall I shot:

  • Sig P229R – 200 rounds 9mm
  • Sig P229R – 200 rounds 22LR
  • Sig P226R ST – 200 rounds

No range trip next week.

Sig P229R Two Step at 5,000 rounds.

Well my P229R Two Step has finally reached over 5,000 rounds. Most of it was 22LR, but I’m still keeping track of frame rounds, and per a caliber to track the slides. As of today my P229R has a total of:
22LR – 3,956
9mm – 1,050
26 Range Trips

First range trip: 01/01/2010
First range trip with 9mm kit: 03/21/2010
Took over day to day training, and practice: 06/20/2010

Anyways some comments, now that I have the same grips on my P229R as on my P228R I got to say that the recoil difference is so minor with 9mm slide it’s not even worth mentioning. My splits are pretty much the same, and even my draw times are equal (even though the P229R has a full power main spring, and my P228R has a 18lb main spring).

Also in the case that I’ve fired with the gun I haven’t experienced a single extraction or ejection issue with the E2 style slide in the 9mm kit. So far, so good.

Some holster fit comments related to the E2 slide. I can only comment on Raven Concealment Gear since that is what I run, but it has no issues with holsters designed for the P229R (with the Surefire X300 attached), but it drags on the top of the slide with the holster designed for the P226R (also with X300). It’s not a huge issue, but it is kind of annoying, since I have to use that holster with the 22LR slide.

Anyways in closing, I have some frame wear that I have to monitor, but I’ve been pretty weak on my lubrication, I haven’t cleaned the gun since early May (it was disgustingly dirty, but it still ran in both calibers), and I’ve only added a small dab of grease when I switch from 22LR and 9mm. Also no parts replaced since neither slide is to 5k for recoil springs, and frame replacements aren’t until 10k.

Cya on the range, next trip for my is Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, next week.

Pictures Here