Raw points: 52
National %: 74.6882
I ran the VP9 in Limited scoring minor; using the Shot Coach I can break down my shooting performance a little bit more. My draw was glacial; 1.78 seconds from the buzzer to the first shot. Splits are all pretty reasonable, fastest split on the stage was a 0.19, slowest was a 0.24. My reload was a 1.54, nothing special there. Hits were a little rough – I dropped 8 points off a cold max. Since I was scoring minor with the 9mm VP9, those 4 Charlie hits cost me pretty dearly. Scoring minor, you can’t afford to shoot 33% of your shots on a stage into the “C”, it just adds up too quickly to recover.
This does provide an interesting vehicle to compare Major/Minor; if I’d shot the time and hits but scored major, I’d have picked up four extra points, bringing my raw points to 56. Those four points would have changed my National Percent from 74 to over 80. Similarly interesting, if I’d used the VP9 in Production (technically illegal, since it’s not on The List) I’d have ended up with a 78.6193%.
What this video (and the Shot Coach app) really shows me is that over the last couple of years, my shooting really hasn’t gotten any better. It’s not gotten worse, but it’s stayed pretty consistent with where I was in late 2011-2012. My last couple of years of Bianchi Cup scores have confirmed that as well; everything’s hovering around the high 1600s low 1700s at the Cup.
To talk about the gun for a minute: the HK VP9 is really easy to shoot, I changed the sights for some excellent 10-8 Performance sights instead of the factory HK sights and it got easy to shoot fast. I’m not saying that I’d dump all my centerfire autos and just shoot this once it’s on the Production list…but I might.