On Monday, I put a Cougar D-spring in my Beretta Px4 Storm. On Tuesday, I took it to the range for testing. The first good news is that it ran 100%, cracked every primer I could put through it, even the rock-hard Winchester NATO ammo primers. The second bit of good news is that it’s quite accurate. Here’s a 25 yard group, shot off a rest using 115 grain Hornady Critical Defense.
The group measures out to about 1.9 inches, which is right where I’d like it to be for Critical Defense. It’s been my experience with that particular round that it tends to be extremely accurate, very reliable, and pleasant to shoot. Hornady Critical Defense feeds well, it’s accurate, and Hornady are good people. It’s everything I want in a pistol cartridge.
Here’s a bunch more rounds of Hornady Critical Defense pushed into a Bianchi Cup target at match speed for the 25 yard stage of the Practical:
There are 60 rounds in that target, and only 5 of them are in the 8 ring. No fives and no mikes. If I were to preserve that accuracy ratio in the match, I’d end up with an 1888. I know that I won’t, because match conditions vs. practice are a pretty big difference, but still – it’s nice to know that this gun can perform.