as you can with SA 22 auto, on 10" at 10ft. The recoil just isn't that much greater. Ditto non-plus P 185 gr jhp .45's, in a full size and Wt gov't model 1911. 185 grs, 950 fps, is a wussy load in such a gun.If you can average .18 second splits with the .22 unit, you can do it with such a 9mm, or such a .45 too, with very little practice with the centerfire. That is demonstrable fact.