Your most accurate "little" pistol?


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Blueduck
April 9, 2003, 09:12 PM
Know accuracy is not the primary function of smaller guns designed for concealed carry but...

Which of the more compact autos have you been pleasantly surprised with at the range???

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CZF
April 9, 2003, 09:28 PM
MY CZ83. The addition of PT NITES transformed it from
a good shooter to a great shooter. The Cz83 MAK that
i had was also very accurate for a 'pocket pistol' type gun.

I don't really like .380 or 9mm MAK caliber guns. Most are
cheap, cheaply made..almost crude.. and have horrid recoil due to the blow-back action.

The CZ83 is a bit bigger than most, handles recoil very well. Superb workmanship for the price. They fit most anyone.
Best $230 i've ever spent.

DMK
April 9, 2003, 09:29 PM
I've been very pleased with it's accuracy out to 15 yards. At 25 yards, the short sight radius realy works against me, but the potential is there.

Haycreek
April 9, 2003, 09:37 PM
CZ 83 has no rivals !

Standing Wolf
April 9, 2003, 10:40 PM
I bought an Interarms Walther PPK several years ago because it was irresistibly cute. It turned out to have a mediocre trigger, but was surprisingly accurate. I had a trigger job done on it. It's amazingly accurate at fifty feet.

Stevie-Ray
April 9, 2003, 10:42 PM
Taurus PT-22. Strange sight picture, but when you get used to it, it's accurate as hell.

bompa
April 9, 2003, 11:08 PM
Colt Mustang... Great gun and the recoil is not bad at all..Locked breech just like it's big brother the Govt.Mod.45.. Did I say it is accurate also..

cool45auto
April 9, 2003, 11:13 PM
I really enjoy shooting my P32. I've only practiced with it out to about 7 yards, though, but it groups pretty good.

gbelleh
April 9, 2003, 11:20 PM
My little Bersa .380 is surprisingly accurate, so is my Russian Makarov.

Mr. Chitlin
April 9, 2003, 11:34 PM
I have a Taurus PT22 that is a super shooter for such a small gun.

DeltaElite
April 9, 2003, 11:38 PM
My Glock 29. :D
Ok, and my Kel Tec P-32. :D

JohnKSa
April 9, 2003, 11:43 PM
My Walther PPK in .380 is a real tackdriver. After a demonstration which pitted me against a buddy with him using his Ruger MK II, I had to practically fight him off--he wanted to buy it so badly.

colubrid
April 10, 2003, 12:03 AM
I was very surprised with the accuracy of the Glock 36. I never liked Glocks (even sold the ones I had) before the 36 came out.... When this "little big dawg" came along I was sold on Glock. Very light for CCW and very thin as well. Thinner than the other Glocks.

firestar
April 10, 2003, 12:21 AM
That's easy! My Star Firestar M43 9mm. I was SHOCKED at the accuracy at 75 feet, 2" groups off hand.:what:

firestar
April 10, 2003, 12:23 AM
It is about a one inch group if you don't count the flyer! The gun is box stock and cost me $200. It shoots better than most full sized guns I have owned. It puts the Ruger P95, P89, S&W 59, FM Hi Power Detective and even my beloved Beretta 92fs to shame!

10-Ring
April 10, 2003, 01:04 AM
I've been very satisfied w/ my Beretta 950 ;)

arinvolvo
April 10, 2003, 03:35 AM
Well considering it is my ONLY little gun, I guess it is also my most accurate,,,my autauga.

Al Thompson
April 10, 2003, 07:15 AM
Even with it's tiny sights, this .25 will deliver unusually small groups. I have a Raven .25 that will also astound folks with it's accuracy, but the Beretta is a much better pistol.

ruger357
April 10, 2003, 07:20 AM
Kimber Ultra Carry.

Poboy
April 10, 2003, 11:39 AM
My Russian Makarov period. Plus as an added bonus my 2nd and 3rd rapid follow up shots are within 1.5in at 12.5 yards. Very little recoil in that little heavy package.

SoDFW Jason
April 10, 2003, 11:52 AM
XD9 subcompact hands down.

Ala Dan
April 10, 2003, 12:09 PM
Greeting's DuckMan and Other's-

I have been most pleasantly surprised with my
daughters "American made" Walther PPK
.380ACP. I feel like she got a good one; cuz it
has NEVER jammed with any type ammunition!:uhoh:


Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Tropical Z
April 10, 2003, 12:12 PM
FEG SMC-22

Jesse H
April 10, 2003, 03:11 PM
Interarms PPK/S is my only "little" gun. It does quite well, despite the crummy sights.

shooter.45
April 10, 2003, 06:50 PM
My Keltec P32 :D

Pilot
April 10, 2003, 07:03 PM
Any of my Makarovs. Russian, Bulgie or EG.

cratz2
April 10, 2003, 07:06 PM
I think we need to define 'little' here. The XD is the same size as a Combat Commander.

I tend to think of a 'little' gun as one that serious gun folks would consider as a backup gun... something like a Kahr or smaller. Or a Makarov at the very biggest.

I have a P32, a Makarov and a Combat Commander in 38 Super and I don't think it's quite fair to compare them in accuracy. With the P32, I'd be tickled pink to put five shots in 5" at 25 yards off hand, with the 38 Super that isn't too challenging.

I would say I have been very surpised at how well the KelTec P32, Phoenix HP22, Kahr P9 Covert and Makarvo have shot. Before I started buying them, most of my experience with small guns had been with 5 shot Smith revolvers and, Bob Munder aside, it's pretty difficult to get target accuracy with them. At 15 yards shooting 124 +P Gold Dots, my Kahr put all shots into about 2" from offhand slowfire on my first time out. I was very impressed. I can't claim quite the same with my Mak but maybe 4" at 15 yards with Barnaul ammo. The P32 usually doesn't regularly shot past 7 yards but a soda can at 20 yards is achievable.

Now we can talk about the Combat Commander... ;)

tlhelmer
April 10, 2003, 07:21 PM
I shot a 100% on my department qualification course with it today. I was surprised I did as well with the little G-27 as I did my issued Beretta 96-G.

wingman
April 10, 2003, 07:49 PM
"I don't really like .380 or 9mm MAK caliber guns. Most are
cheap, cheaply made..almost crude.. and have horrid recoil due to the blow-back action."


Huh,? never seen so much wrong in
one paragraph.
The Mak is on a par with some of the best guns ever made. Accurate, exc.
quality, tough.!!

Hkmp5sd
April 10, 2003, 08:12 PM
I have a Colt "Junior Colt" in .22 short that is surprisingly accurate at short distances (10-15 feet). It is also amazingly loud when fired. Sounds like a cannon.

Johnpl
April 10, 2003, 09:13 PM
Bersa model 23 in .22 cal...accurate and reliable.

nickname
April 10, 2003, 10:11 PM
.22 Lr Beretta. The gun starts at 5" long, 11 ozs, ends up being .5" longer. Now that is truly a small gun, and that is really amazing accuracy from it. Some of the guns mentioned in this thread are no smaller or lighter than a Colt Woodsman, with a 4" barrel, and that is a target-gun.

Tacblack
April 11, 2003, 01:49 AM
My Walther PPKS 380, never bench checked it, but off hand on a good day for me it will put the whole mag in the "A zone" top of an IPSC target at 45 ft. After that I knew it would shoot better than me.:D

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