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S&W model 36 vs Roger LC-9

Postby Will_Carry » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:39 pm

I had a chance today to do some drills with these two fine handguns. I have an Uncle Mikes IWB soft holster inside my jeans with a long tee shirt concealing my weapon. The drill consisted of raising my tee shirt with my off hand, drawing my weapon and firing one round at a silhouette 10 feet away. As fast as I can. As if my life depended on it. I did this ten times with each weapon.

The results surprised me:

LC-9: 2 out of 10 times I failed to grasp the weapon and came up empty handed. 2 out of 10 times I missed the target entirely. I had to slow down my draw to get good hits. One time I pulled out the pistol with it still in the holster. The pistol is flat like a book and I found it harder to grab and index. I doesn't point naturally and the front sight was hard to see.

Model 36: My wife is going to miss this gun. 10 out of 10 hits.

I grab the grip like I've been doing it all my life. I hardly have to think about it. It points well and the front sight seemed to be waiting for me to see it. I didn't have to search for it.

I don't know what I'm going to do with the LC-9. It's a nice pistol and I haven't had it long. I will continue to drill with it but I handled it so poorly today that I probably shouldn't carry it right now.
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Postby robalan » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:39 pm

I think you just need to practice with it. If it really is a problem for you being thin put something on it to make it thicker (Hogue Grips when available). And if you really want to be fast get a Crimson laser and forget those iron sights and waiting for the gun to be that high before you shoot it. Get that first shot off fast. :-)
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