Review Methodology

Scans of three shot groups are presented as comparative representations of what the gun is capable of. These are aimed shots that were not timed at a distance of 15 yards (45 feet).

Three shot groups are used because of what PHenry said at the first Appleseed I attended: "one shot can be luck, two shots can be a coincidence, three shots shows some skill." In keeping with the self-defense theme of the site, the targets were blank sheets of paper. No reference marks, just shooting to the center of mass.

An unsupported, standing, two hand grip was used for all shots.

Group size is measured as the greatest distance between the center of the holes.

LaserLyte LT-PRE

LaserLyte LT-PRE
A LaserLyte LT-PRE (Premimum)
LaserLyte LT-PRE LaserLyte LT-PRE Fact Sheet

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS
A Bretta 92FS shown with the trigger in the SA (Single Action) position, notice the hammer is cocked. Ambidextrous safety on the slide is also the decocking lever.
Beretta 92FS 3 SHOT Beretta 92FS Fact Sheet

Glock 22

Glock 22
A Glock 22 shown with the trigger in the cocked position. The trigger safety blade has been trimmed to make it nearly flush with the trigger face when the trigger is squeezed.
Glock 22 3 Shot Glock 22 LW 40.2.9 3 Shot Glock 22 Fact Sheet

Kel Tec PF9

Kel Tec PF9
A Kel Tec PF9 with a blued slide. Standard floor plate magazine in the grip. Shown with a magazine with a grip extension that has been trimmed.
Kel Tec PF9 3 Shot Kel Tec Fact Sheet

Ruger SR 9

Ruger SR9 Black
A Ruger SR9 shown with a dummy round in the chamber to make the chamber indicator visible. The trigger is in the cocked position. The reversible backstrap is installed so the arched side is out.
Ruger SR9 3 SHOT Ruger SR9 Fact Sheet

Smith & Wesson M&P 40C

Smith & Wesson M&P 40C
A Smith & Wesson M&P 40C without thumb safety or internal magazine disconnect. The size "small" palmswell is installed on the grip.
Smith & Wesson M&P 40C 3 Shot Smith & Wesson M&P 40C Fact Sheet

Smith & Wesson M&P 9

Smith & Wesson M&P9
A Smith & Wesson M&P9 without thumb safety or internal magazine disconnect. The OEM front sight has been replaced with a Red Fiber Optic. The size "small" palmswell is installed on the grip.
Smith & Wesson M&P9 3 SHOT Smith & Wesson M&P9 Fact Sheet

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40
A Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 without thumb safety. The six round magazine shown with a Pearce grip extension.
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 3 SHOT Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 Fact Sheet

Smith & Wesson SD9 VE

Smith & Wesson SD9 VE
A Smith & Wesson SD9VE.
Smith & Wesson SD9 VE 3 SHOT Smith & Wesson SD9 VE Fact Sheet

Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec

Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec
A Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 Package version showing the belt loop holster and black composite grip panels. Not shown is the dual magazine carrier included with the Package version.
Spr. Armory 1911 Mil-Spec 3 SHOT Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec 3 SHOT Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec Fact Sheet

Kel Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2

Kel Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2
A Kel Tec Sub 2000 Generation 2 shown with a Primary Arms Micro Dot sight atop a UTG riser, a shoulder pad, buffer tube cover, and a bolt handle cover.
Kel Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2 3 Shot Kel Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2 Fact Sheet
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