August 29th was a great day to practice shooting with four different 9MM semi-automatic pistols. It has been several months since I have shot my 1940 German Luger and I always hope that I can improve my accuracy with this timeless pistol. I normally practice at ten yards rapid fire. I took my time with the Luger because the sights are terrible and the trigger is awful. I posted the target and the last eight rounds I was pointing and shooting rapid-fire and had my best results.
My Beretta PX4 Storm compact is a great pistol for the money($600.00). I have a one gun safe next to my recliner in the family room where I keep the PX4 in case of some thugs trying to rob a couple of elderly people.
One of my favorite 9MM is a Beretta 92FS that I had Wilson Combat do some custom work. This pistol has great sights, trigger, grip, and the finish is a work of art. I purchased my 92FS in the eighties for around $500.00 and spent another $800.00 with Wilson Combat. Since then, Beretta and Wilson collaborated and manufactured the Brigadier with a price tag of $1,100.00- 1,200.00.
One of my favorite 9MM is the Sig Sauer P226 Legion. Great sights, trigger, accuracy, but it has a hefty price of around $1,250.00.
With the exception of the Luger, I was shooting rapid-fire at ten yards. The normal defensive confrontation occurs between 17 and 21 feet. I posted the targets. 1: Luger 2: PX4 3: 92FS 4: Legion