Shot My M9 For The First Time

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Finally made it to the range today to shoot my M9. Only put 50 rounds through it. The gun worked fine, my aim did not. It seems that I was consistently shooting low and right. I'm pretty new to shooting handguns, so I'm sure that I'll get there with practie. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how the gun feels. As some of you have posted, the brass seemed to eject somewhat eratically. Glad I wore a hat...
     
  2. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the club. Sounds like another happy customer. :D

    Parctice makes perfect. The more you shoot the better your aim will be.

    -D
     

  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Keep practicing. It will come. Maybe next time you hit the range, you can find another shooter and have them try the gun. This will help you know if the gun shoots low and right, or if you shoot low and right.
     
  4. hihoslva

    hihoslva New Member

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    Perhaps the "Wheel of Misfortune" should be stickied somewhere on this site:

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    I also believe the sights take some time to learn. If you have access to a range with a benchrest or even a simple block to steady your hand on, it can really help you to figure out the proper sight picture. Once you KNOW how to aim the gun, you can then analyze your mistakes academically.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hihoslva,

    Great idea. I uploaded a copy of the chart from sportshooters.com. It's in the "Pistols-Other" section of the photo gallery. It works great if you print them on 8 1/2 x 11 paper -- I used them last week when I took my M9 out for the first time!

    Hope it helps.
    Jim

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  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    erratic ejection

    Yeah, I've posted many times in the GlockTalk forum about brass hitting me in the head from my M9. Disassembling and cleaning the extractor helped alleviate the problem, although not 100%.

    As for accuracy, I just recieved an M40 with night sights from CDNN. I had several coworkers who are better shots than I, shoot it recently and they were making 2" holes at 15 yards. They were amazed at the accuracy and the outstanding trigger. One had just paid nearly twice as much for a .40 Glock and was blown away when I told him what I paid. He quickly admitted that the Steyr was the better gun.
     
  7. hihoslva

    hihoslva New Member

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    Re: erratic ejection

    A guy like that is tough to find.

    I still hear shit about my "cheap guns" from my brother-in-law. He just can't accept that the Steyrs are fine pieces of weaponry, and that I paid half what he paid for his Glocks.