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I bought an M&P9 at a gun show three weeks ago. We started out shooting low-left fairly consistently. I liked the way the pistol handled and shot, but the low-left was a bit disconcerting. The posts on this site pretty much confirmed that the shooter wasn't doing the pistol justice and I started working on shooting mechanics. It looks like I had used the adjustable sights on my .22's to hide some poor trigger techniques. The front sight was a bit off to the right. Yesterday with a slight correction on the rear sight, a slight change in grip and more attention to the trigger, the gun that was shooting 2" left all of a sudden starting centering around the X at 15 yards. In the last two mags 27 rounds were in a 2" group, 3 rounds were outside that and 4 very consistent shots low, 6 o'clock at 4".



As best I can tell the only part of this gun that shoots badly is the part that connects the eye to the trigger. It's fed every round put in the mag (mostly Walmart $12.88/100 Winchester 115 gr FMJ), fired every round. Ergonomics are great. The only problem I see with it is that it actully shoots where I really aim it, not where I thought I was aiming.
 

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You mean the bullets are actually going where the sights are alligned when the bullet leaves the barrel.



That is the whole secret to shooting well.... holding the sights aligned on the target until the bullet leaves the barrel, if you can do it consistantly you will be good shooter.
 

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DanGTG said:
Congrats on putting in the work to improve your shooting skills.
Thanks.



I'm not exactly a "new shooter," but for all the rust, I might as well be. I shot a fair amount until I was about 25. Except for the annual military qualifications, I didn't shoot much of anything for 35 years. It's fun finding out at 60 you can't pick up a pistol you haven't fired in a year and shoot expert like you could when you were 30 or 40. Also there is this thing about bifocals. I started shooting regularly about 6 months ago and shoot mostly rimfire. It looks like the adjustable sights on my rimfires were hiding some poor technique that the M&P rather mercilessly uncovered.



The M&P will put rounds where you actually aim them and doesn't seem to be too finicky about what you are shooting. Good fit on the hands and the sights are something even us old and fuzzy-eyed folks can see. Seems to do as well or better in the old guy see the sights teststhan some of the other , higher priced 9mm I've seen. The M&P price at the last two Richmond gun shows I've been to ranged from $429 to $529. At $429, the price is nearly comparable to the best internet price after shipping and FFL fees are in. Looks like this one is a keeper.
 
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