On a related note, I have burned through a few boxes of the rare and expensive Federal 125 Grain NON+P Nyclad Hollowpoints while practicing with my carry airweight snubbie revolvers. I am leaning toward using the plentiful Winchester Q4171 130 Grain FMJ Ball as a surrogate range load; IMHO Q4171 is close enough on muzzle velocity and felt recoil to the P38M to serve as a passable practice load. Opinions on this are welcome.
Let's be clear on a couple of things, the gun shoots fine, and the Crimson Trace laser sight works fine; I'm the one with the adjustment issues.
All in all, this was not a bad session for me. I got to try out my new-to-me revolver, the targets provided good feedback on the fundamentals that need my attention, gun safety was foremost, and I had a good time without the risk of venereal diseases.