Ohhhhh, just call me the 'gambler'.
Van sensei: Nice thread. I'm still learning about the Ti and its very personal characteristics.
I spoke to the actual Ti design engineer at S&W today about the low shot pattern trait of this gun. He stated that the gun is so light recoil is considered in sighting the gun. Fast, light +p loads get out of the barrel before the barrel rises due to recoil. Hense, they hit low. Larger, slower rounds are not clear of the barrel as it rises from recoil and thus hit higher on the target. His advice - Pick the round I like, get a file, go to the range, and carefully lower the sight.. The Ti will then be my personaI handgun. If I mess up the sight, he said to send it back and he'd take care of it, but it would have his personality.
The Ti is his 'baby' and he carries his on a lanyard around his neck He uses Federal 129gr Hydroshock +p ammo and the Ti performs very well with it. I've got a box of those so Friday it is off to the range.
I'm meeting about every two weeks with a handgun instructor. He has the proper mindset. In a year or two I hope to take a sabatical from the working world and get to LFI and other courses. My wife has no problem with this. In addition, she is from the Hartford area and would love it if I dropped her off there and then went to one or more of Ayoob's courses at his home training center in Connecticut.
So, my course is set.