Many experts in the field of armed self defense will tell you that when you buy a gun, train with it. Train often, and train consistently.
Many people think that they can train with one weapon, and be proficient in another.
We'll take two different 9mm pistols. The reason for this will become apparent.
Both weapons I am highly proficient with. The Ruger SR9 and the Beretta M9.
Both weapons are chambered in 9mm and both weapons are recoil operated semi-automatic.
That's where the similarities end.
The Beretta M9 is heavier, carries two rounds less than the SR9 and its design places its balance further back and below the shooters hand. it's open
slide design makes the pistol more snappy. It is also wider and has an exposed, moving hammer.
The SR9 is a polymer pistol and the majority of its weight is spread across its stainless steel slide keeping the center of balance right above the
shooters hand. It is striker fired and no exposed hammer.
All of these differences make both pistols idiosyncratic and each pistol will require a different method of trigger discipline, stance, and grip to
fire accurately and effectively.
Every new pistol or rifle you buy is going to require some degree of training on it to build proficiency. Do NOT assume that just because you have
fired .45 cal pistols before that you can switch to a different .45 cal design and be just as effective.
It is true that there are certain basics of marksmanship you want to follow. But even these must be tailored to the firearms you intend to own. From
experience, I have had to spend a week studying the weapons I purchase, practicing with it, and learning its physical attributes and the physics of
how it reacts to recoil forces before employing it into my defensive weapons repertoire. It didn't matter what caliber it was or whether it was a
rifle, shotgun, or pistol. There is always a learning curve.
As always, Happy Shooting!
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