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So, I went to Kilo Charlie Shooting range today in Lexington County, S.C. .. a great place. .but now under new management a very cool veteran owned (USMC) business, if you are cutting thru S.C, this is a good place to visit (and let me know before hand because I can meet you there if I know way in advance!)

Anyhow.. I'll take some pictures tomorrow in regards to my gun and my target that I was shooting at today... but this post is in regards to front site of my TCP 738 380 that I painted neon green with the help of some nail polish that my wife was not using. And it came out "really" nice and bright!

So I thought today, after work I would test out this new painted sight. I thought to myself, that my shooting would be "way better" then last time with this gun. Now mind you.. I'm not that bad with handguns I have .22LR in a revolver and auto, and an auto in 9mm... not to mention .22LR rifles and now my new shotgun... but this TCP 738 seems to be hardest gun for me to shoot at it has very low profile sights.

So today, I thought the green painted front sight would help me a lot, I also was only at 10 yards. Not quite the case...
One thing that I was doing is I was focusing directly on the front sight.. but not the target... and half way through my shooting, I realized my mistake and then I was hitting direct center more.

At first I was like.. well that's is really bad.. and then after thinking about it, I was like.. well this actually was pretty "good", seeing how I figured out what was wrong and corrected my sight picture. And another thing that was a takeway.. even "if", this was a "real" self defense situation, and my target was an actual attacker.. all of the hits that I did, even the ones that were a bit lower then center.. they would of done the job just as well. But another really great lessons learned for me today.
 

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It's great if you can shoot the 738 accurately at 10yds but for its intent is for shorter distances. My biggest concern would be drawing quickly and safely and getting hits on target at 7yds or less. I look forward to your photo.
 

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Practice is key and I am glad that you are getting it dialed in. I do primarily key on the front sight however when I am shooting handguns.
 

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It's great if you can shoot the 738 accurately at 10yds but for its intent is for shorter distances. My biggest concern would be drawing quickly and safely and getting hits on target at 7yds or less. I look forward to your photo.
Thank You for your comment.. and I will be posting photos tomorrow on both the sight and the target. One thing that you mentioned is 7 yards.. and I've seen people say that as well, as this gun is good from 3 yards to 7 yards. I hope, that with further shooting, I can be as accurate as my .22LR revolver and auto at the 10 yards and maybe further distances. but I'll stay at the 10 yards for now.
 
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Practice is key and I am glad that you are getting it dialed in. I do primarily key on the front sight however when I am shooting handguns.
Thanks for your comment.. I really do like this gun... and like I've said in the past.. I almost gave up on it as it "did" have problems after purchase.. but at that time.. a lot of folks on here relayed to me in regards to "fluff and buff" on the feed ramp, and I also fixed the magazine that came with it (took a few millimeters off of the side of the follower) and it's been a really great gun after that.. now going on about three years! I totally agree with the practice is key. Another great thing, is even though time is "always" against me, this shooting range is "very" close by to me.. so that is very helpful. Some people say, this is not a good "range gun", but I have no problems bring it and only it.. to the shooting range. Now.. the other thing.. hopefully I can start find some inexpensive .380ACP ammo...that would be great! LOL!
 

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Reload 'em ..save those cases, stuff them again. You can get 2,000 rounds at 3.5 grains of powder at 26.00 per pound.
 
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I know when I shoot My 738 Or Spectrum , I do not rely on the sights for my self I use the POA sight picture just because the sights really being Non existent for the most part, I focus more on My grip, That's just Me, its too bad they didn't give them better sights a couple mils more would been Better , like the LCP II, a Hogue Mini works really well for the TCP & Spectrum
 

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Practice is key and I am glad that you are getting it dialed in. I do primarily key on the front sight however when I am shooting handguns.
ahhh--YEP!
the projectile SHOULD go where the front sight is pointed at the time of firing.
 
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Reload 'em ..save those cases, stuff them again. You can get 2,000 rounds at 3.5 grains of powder at 26.00 per pound.
Basically I can reload 380-9 MM and 38 Super with FMJ/plated range projectiles for about 6.25 per box of 50.
as mentioned I use unique and it at 3.5 grains per bollett.
but powder per projectile in pistol ammo is almost free.
its the primer and projectile where the cost is.
 

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Sorry folks, I forgot to post pictures of the silhouette target.. and now it's gone.. the Mrs may have thrown it out via the trash / other. If I come across it.. I 'll post it. I had only about 10 in the yellow center at 10 yards, the rest was to the left, or in the stomach area.. and also 3 intentional head shots. I'll be posting another target for my PT22 more of an Ammo Range Report for Finocchi .22LR Standard Velocity Ammo in the "Factory Loads" part of the forum, this Saturday or Sunday. :)
 

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Darn...you'll have to go to the range again...what to do, what to do...:)
 

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Darn...you'll have to go to the range again...what to do, what to do...:)
Yep... I'll be posting that .22LR ammo test some point this weekend.
 
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