Read this, if your having a bad shooting day. Misery loves company. Today, we only had 10-15 MPH wind and the temperature was incredible. I decided to take my three new to me firearms out shooting. It went terribly. Some background on me: I’ve been a rural patrol cop since 2008. My first personal firearm purchase was a Gen3 Glock 23, when I was 18. At the first agency I worked at, I was issued a Sig P226R in .40 S&W with a tac light. When I moved to my current agency, I was issued a Gen3 Glock 22 with tac light. In early 2013, we were issued Gen4 Glock 22’s. I’ve been through a few “high speed” courses, in addition to regular training. Some of the better courses were a Basic SWAT Course and LE Sniper. At SWAT school, I was the third best shooter, out of 24 students. I got a 100% on my sniper qualification. I’m also the next to go to firearms instructor school. I preface all that to boggle your mind when you see the targets. There is no excuse for what you are about to see. I only post it because it will make others feel better and I sure as hell would have showed off, had I performed well. I took four guns: S&W 442, Gen2 G19, Ed Brown Custom Class A Commander, and a Springfield Professional LR. Prior to today, I put 100 rounds through the Professional (bought used with around 2k estimated rounds, built 2009). Thee were a box of Freedom Munitions reman and a box of Sellier & Bellot. I used the mags that came with the firearm and had one ammo related failure. On one of the S&B, it failed to fire after the primer was struck. It was a solid hit, but I’ve had at least one of these out of most S&B Ammo boxes I’ve shot. It was cold and I was shivering, so I didn’t worry about accuracy (shooting steel). The G19 and Ed Brown each got a box of Freedom Munitions reman through them, the day I picked them up. The G19 seems to have some weak springs, but functioned. The Ed Brown was tested with a variety of different mags, no issues to report. It seemed very accurate, shooting at a can in the yard. I started by shooting the Professional. I used an old food grade barrel as a rest and tested six brands/types of ammo. All was 230 grain .45ACP, from 15 yards. I had three cardboard targets so I put small circle stickers on, as targets. I used a magazine I bought off here, used, that looks identical to the ones the Pro is shipped with. This is when everything went to crap. I fired three rounds, per brand on the rest. It was bad. Everything was to the left and the groups were spread like the fat guy farted at the cheerleaders’ table. I marked the shots and fired a second string of three, in each brand. Those are marked with “2”’s. It didn’t make me feel better. Throughout, I tried everything I could think of to get back to base fundamentals and take out my mistakes. I just couldn’t make it happen, today. Dismayed, I got out my new to me Ed Brown. I used a CMC Shooting Star the pistol came with. It looked old, but I wanted to test it. I shot the ammo I the same order at a new target with new stickers. Again, at 15 yards, with the same rest. This went slightly better, but was still akin to throwing a handful of marbles and all to the left. I shot three rounds of each then started over, after marking the target. On the second set, with the Fiocchi, I had a failure to feed. It was the second, out of three loaded in the mag. It was jammed under the slide, an eighth of an inch behind the face of the breech. After clearing the malfunction and adding some more oil, I was able to complete this round of testing. Beyond this malfunction, I noticed the brass would sometimes fly over my head. Other times, it would fly to the right. So, I have that going for me. I then decided I would see how the G19 did. I wasn’t able to use the rest as the brass only went a few inches before coming down, landing on my hands. The brass was hot. I had just got it back from an armored, who suggested some new springs. I was more concerned with my accuracy. While not great shooting, they were all in the general area I expected them to be in, while firing. After burning through a box, on my third target, I went back to the Professional. The G19 functioned, but most of the brass hit me, in the face or landed in my hands. That punched its fun ticket. Since I planned poorly and had shot up my last target, I had to get creative with my shots. I started by shooting the corner scoring box. Much to my surprise, I put all eight shots in the box with a fairly decent group. This was standing, from the 15 yard line. I shot much better standing than when using the rest. How’s that, for a “go screw yourself”? On the second mag, still using the used one like what the Pro is shipped with, I had a failure to feed. It looked like I could just bump the rear to get it into battery, but that didn’t work I had to remove the mag and clear the malfunction. I loaded the same mag and tried again, after adding some oil. I got through a couple of mags worth before it did it, again. This time, it looked like it was in battery, but the barrel was not quite all the way back up, in the slide. This one took a lot office to get the slide back, after removing the mag. I deemed that mag a bad one and decided to try a Checkmate I bought. I know this mag has had less than 200 rounds through it. I again had a failure to feed, but this one wasn’t as bad as the first two. By this time, I was not pleasant. My shooters no was still better, than before, but my firearm seems to have taken a dump. Yay. I then went back to the Ed Brown, while standing. I did not use any of the mags I’d experienced trouble with. I seem to shoot the EB better than the Pro, in regard to accuracy. Of course, by this point, I couldn’t really tell where all my rounds were impacting, on the properly shot up target. Of course, not to worry about ending on a good note, one of the “Ed Brown Products” medallions, in the grips, fell out. I found it, but dammit. Trying to end on a better than mediocre evolution, I shot my regular CCW S&W 442 loaded with some Golden Saber 125 grain +P. That followed the general feel if the day and was a complete waste of ammo and time. At least, I’ve got fresh carry ammo in it, now. Whahoo. I hope this makes sense, the old lady just got home and she’s still mad at me for going to the range instead of helping her get dinner ready for her church pot-luck and the kids’ performance. To sum up: the 1911 platform had severely kicked my ass and I am embarrassed and ashamed. Here’s some pics of my targets and ammo. They are pictured in the same order as shot, if you can’t read the writing. The group by the head (not really a group) was from the j-frame. PS. The +P Federal Tactical Bonded was much more stout, in the EB, but I didn’t notice much difference, in the Pro.