A couple of years ago, some of you may recall that I made a proclamation that I was prioritizing skills training over gear.  Well, if I’m being honest, I didn’t follow through.  Life got in the way. Somebody somewhere probably released another batch of great gear.  And that was that.  Well, that won’t happen this year.  I finally registered for the Gunsite 250 Pistol Course – otherwise known as the “Gunsite Experience”.  I’m attending in May and I couldn’t be more stoked!

As I took stock of the equipment I owned, I realized gear might not take as much of a back seat in 2017 as I thought.  My CCW is a M&P Shield.  I liked the idea of bringing my carry gun to the class, but something larger and higher capacity would make the week much more enjoyable.  Plus, I’ve been thinking about getting into IDPA.  And I don’t own a service size pistol.  Yes, this is how we talk ourselves into a gun purchase folks.

I started out looking at the M&P Pro.  It’s a popular gun in the IDPA Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division and it was familiar due to my trigger time on the Shield.  The other gun I wanted to rent and shoot was the Walther PPQ M2.  I almost purchased the PPS when I was looking for a carry gun and I had read great things about the PPQ’s stock trigger.  I went to a local range and rented both guns.  The M&P proved to be very good and I shot fine with it.  Then I tried the Walther.  The experience left me wondering why anyone who gave the PPQ a solid run would buy the M&P Pro.


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