My training for rapid fire had started, and among learning new stance and proper grip, I’m now burning 200 rounds per hour. Things get real expensive if I don’t keep reloading!
My pistol of choice during my learning period is my trusty 9mm 1911 running on my 80% TM frame. I was always unhappy about how I messed up on the barrel to slide fit, and the slide to frame fit also has a bit of play. Though at the same time I don’t worry about banging up this gun, and its grip is perfect for what I need right now.
Powder of choice here is the Winchester WSF. It burns pretty clean, takes less powder than my other favorite (Power Pistol), and is also cheaper per pound. I just needed a recipe that works, but after a few rounds of testing, I was really surprised how accurate this beater can achieve!
With all its flaws, I can still keep the group down to 0.9 inch at 25 yards. One great tip that I learned from others is that you should not only vary the powder weight, but also the COAL when testing out different loads. Here is a list of the variances that I went through.
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.15||4.9||2|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.145||4.9||3.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.14||4.9||2.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.15||5.1||3|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.145||5.1||3.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.14||5.1||1.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.155||5.2||2.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.15||5.2||2.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.145||5.2||0.9|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.14||5.2||1.6|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.15||5.3||2.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.145||5.3||2.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.14||5.3||3|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.155||5.4||2.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.15||5.4||4|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.145||5.4||4.5|
|WSF||Montana Gold 115||1.14||5.4||2.5|