It was a perfect fall day today. Warm t-shirt weather, and sunny skies. No better day to go blast away at some IDPA targets for the afternoon. I usually take 6-800 rounds to the range of all types - just in case. Typically 150-200 is about right for a session. Today was one of those days where I just kept reloading magazines, 'cause dang it, I was just having a little too much fun to stop. So after nearly 500 rounds, the web between my thumb and forefinger was an oozing blistery mess. I was feeling a bit, well, tired too. Stooping over to pick up all that brass was adding up to a bit of exercise. All told I shot 165 CMJs, 180 PowerBonds, and a bunch of XTPs. Accurate no. 5, & 7, Blue Dot, and Long Shot did the work. What did I learn? A starting charge of Accurate no. 5 under a 180 gr PowerBond is a sweatheart of a soft shooter. I did not chrony it, but I'm thinking "FBI load." Felt recoil was a bit less than what I rember of Federal red box ammo. I typically don't download much for IDPA, but I'm going to try this in my match later this month (It is a night shoot in the dark, so I am going to get a read on muzzle flash with different powders). With the heavy G20 slide, it was a mellow load. It felt like shooting a G17. The G20 continues to be indifferent to what I feed it. The aforementioned A5 loads, max charges of BD or Long Shot under XTPs, or charges in between. It does not care. I did not clean it after my prior session, so by the time I got through with it today, it was filthy. Still, complete reliable function. I continue to be very happy with PowerBond bullets for general range use. They work well with, so far, A5, A7, A9, Blue Dot, and to a little lesser extent, Longshot. LS has not grouped quite as well as the other powders. I might mess around a little more to see if there is a charge it likes a bit better. I shudder to think what today's fun would have cost if I did not load my own. Yikes! The PowerBond loads cost me 16 cents per round. I hope you all had a great weekend and got to warm up your 10 millimeters. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!