Do you have any gun that shoots itself?


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premier1
February 13, 2013, 02:34 PM
I like most of you have more than one handgun. With that being said I was wondering if anyone else just has a handgun that just practically shoots itself.In my case it is a XD9SC. Just an easy gun to shoot,good trigger,mild recoil and when I qualified I shot a 147 out of 150. I also have a PT145Pro which really takes a lot to shoot well.It just requires a lot of concentration to hold it on the target and squeeze that round off.I was just wondering if any others out there share a similar experience.

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Bovice
February 13, 2013, 02:45 PM
My West German P220 seems that way. But it's definitely my shooting, and I am that awesome.

Certaindeaf
February 13, 2013, 03:01 PM
Back when I was around fourteen I did. lolz

XD 45acp
February 13, 2013, 03:15 PM
My XD45acp service is that way to me. It's just so easy to shoot.

mljdeckard
February 13, 2013, 03:24 PM
Di-Fei thinks I do.

WardenWolf
February 13, 2013, 03:47 PM
If your gun shoots itself, you need to get that revolver re-timed!

That being said, no, I really don't. Though I haven't shot my 10/22 since I swapped out the trigger group. It definitely made it smoother, but I just haven't gotten it to the range because it's in the middle of a rebuild (still going to buy a new barrel for it) and isn't "done" yet.

HDCamel
February 13, 2013, 05:40 PM
My SAA.
Too bad each full cylinder runs $8 with factory ammo.

aomagrat
February 13, 2013, 05:48 PM
My S&W 1911 is awesome. Sometimes I feel like I can just point it in the general direction of the target and hit the bullseye.

OptimusPrime
February 13, 2013, 06:20 PM
Ok I'll bite......my Glock 21 is that way.
The sights line themselves up, the gun just punches my hand, and the bullseye gets another hole in it. We had a range day at the office with prizes to the top shot. I felt bad about taking the prize because it was soooooo easy.
Did it really take until the 10th post to get a Glock answer? :D

OilyPablo
February 13, 2013, 06:43 PM
I thought this was going to be a political thread. With all the ban laws being proposed there a TON of guns that just start blasting away with no human interaction at all. Or so you would think.

Colt Trooper III
All my 1911's
Sig P238
CZ-82
Ruger 22/45
Springfield XDs

F-111 John
February 13, 2013, 06:56 PM
It would have to be my Glock 26. Been a revolver guy all my life, but the first time I fired a rented G26 I couldn't believe how accurate I was with it.

C5rider
February 13, 2013, 07:08 PM
Don't have one myself, but I DID see a 357 that shot a 22 right in the butt! :what:

Guy was pawin' up someone elses guns and disregarding most of the four laws, he proceeded to pull the trigger and plow a bullet through the grip of the guy's other revolver that was sitting on the table!

No one was hurt, but they were asked to leave. :banghead:

Maybe that's not what you meant... :rolleyes:

jon_in_wv
February 13, 2013, 09:12 PM
I've always felt my M&P 9C practically shot itself until I shot my wife's fullsized M&P. Shooting that thing is like cheating.

blkbrd666
February 13, 2013, 09:33 PM
I don't have one, but they must exist. I have seen signs and bumper stickers that say, "Guns Kill". I keep mine locked up so they can't. The one I keep on the nightstand is pretty well trained to stay put.

Liberty1776
February 13, 2013, 09:36 PM
Bovice beat me to it - my 220

gamestalker
February 13, 2013, 11:43 PM
XDM in 9mm and .40 cal. is definitely sweet! But a week or so ago I came into an SCCY CPX1 9mm that is honestly amazing in this manner. I have never bumped into one before until now, and it has some of the finest workmanship I've seem, and for such a small price tag too. It's not an XDM, but it seems to have that type of workmanship in terms of trigger and parts fit, very clean work.

GS

bigfatdave
February 14, 2013, 12:02 AM
natural fit guns for me:

1911 derived designs, particularly officer-size frames, enhanced even more with slim grips (strange, as I have big hands)
XD guns, again, the compacts work well for some reason (not the XD-m, although the XD-s seems OK so far)
Ruger mk__ with the traditional grip angle, not the 22/45
Tokarev
PMR30
Anything Walther from the P.38 on seems to fit, I suspect that someone at the Ulm factory in the R&D department has hands just like mine

The deciding factor seems to be an upright narrow grip, with the exception of the Ruger target pistols.

cyclopsshooter
February 14, 2013, 12:13 AM
Erma .22 copy of a PPK with short headspace...

bannockburn
February 14, 2013, 06:12 AM
My one gun that best fits your question would be my Colt Combat Commander. Customized by Colts Custom Gun Shop, it's one accurate and reliable shooter that just feels right when it's in my hands; like a natural extension of my arms when I bring it up on target.

The other gun that is closest to that feeling would be my Browning Hi-Power.

Cryogaijin
February 14, 2013, 06:26 AM
My HighStandard Sport King is simply so natural in my hand. . .

WoodchuckAssassin
February 14, 2013, 07:07 AM
I recently got rid of an old Colt Official Police 4 inch barrel that did all the work. Very nice shooter, but I traded it in for a new rifle.

Outlaw Man
February 14, 2013, 08:58 AM
Guy was pawin' up someone elses guns and disregarding most of the four laws, he proceeded to pull the trigger and plow a bullet through the grip of the guy's other revolver that was sitting on the table!
When will all this senseless gun-on-gun violence end?!?!


I have a Buckmark that makes me think I'm a better shooter than I really am.

Dr. Sandman
February 14, 2013, 10:10 AM
There was some experimentation with curved barrel submachine guns in the early part of the 20th century, but none were curved enough for the gun to shoot itself. However, if you take a "sniper quality" Mosin Nagant rifle and you stand precisly on the equater and raise the rear sight all the way up, it should be possible to fire a bullet that goes into orbit and comes back down, striking the very gun that fired the round.

U-235
February 14, 2013, 06:13 PM
My Springfield 1911, and sometimes my P-226.

hey_poolboy
February 15, 2013, 08:34 AM
My Springfield 1911 is my go-to. It just fits and points so nicely.

Haven't tried throwing a can up in the air and hitting it from the draw though. Maybe that would be a good test. We'll see what Sunday afternoon brings.....

Hapworth
February 15, 2013, 09:26 AM
One, but it'd been depressed and talking about it for a long time.

psyopspec
February 15, 2013, 10:03 AM
Back when I was around fourteen I did. lolz

"I was cleaning it and it went off." :neener:

But really it's not so much the gun as it's more like I'll have days where all the fundamentals just come together easily.

Inebriated
February 15, 2013, 10:30 AM
No, after the first attempt, we got it some help.

rugerdude
February 15, 2013, 10:56 AM
Sig 1911 Scorpion 4.2"

I've had a couple 5" 1911's in the past and they were okay for me, but the Sig is like an entirely different gun. I've owned something like 18 handguns and this one is in a league of it's own. Despite having the shortest sight radius of my centerfire handguns I easily shoot it the best. Heck, I can shoot circles around my Ruger mkII target with it......that doesn't even make any sense!

I actually don't like my Sig 220 very much. It suffers from the same problem that my W. German 226 did in that it shoots way off point of aim. Really reliable though.

Furncliff
February 15, 2013, 12:03 PM
S&w 41

temmi
February 15, 2013, 01:12 PM
Both my Gold cup and Briley 1911s will make almost anyone look good


Snake

needmorecowbell
February 15, 2013, 01:36 PM
Both of my CZ 75's are pretty darn close.

GLOOB
February 15, 2013, 02:20 PM
Ok I'll bite......my Glock 21 is that way.
The sights line themselves up, the gun just punches my hand, and the bullseye gets another hole in it. We had a range day at the office with prizes to the top shot. I felt bad about taking the prize because it was soooooo easy.
Ditto. Due to price of 45ACP, I hardly ever shoot it. Everytime I do, I think I could go pro, if I wanted. :)

Last range session, I was plinking beer bottles at 60-75 yards with a rifle. Not that that's a challenge, or anything. After shooting a few of a new reload, it seems my scope setting went off, or maybe my bore fouled up. Miss, miss, miss. So I pulled out the G21 for kicks and was in for a surprise. I hit around 1 shot in 3, going 3 in a row at one point. Big smile!

I've a hunch it's the wide grip and longer trigger reach. The meat on my trigger finger stays in contact with the side of gun, all the way through the break. This is supposed to be a bad thing, but it sure doesn't seem like it. When I dryfire it, the sights don't move, at all, time after time, and yet the trigger is very predicatable and easy to drive at speed. Grip angle (SF) is great, too. It's somewhere in the middle between a 1911 and a G19. I feel like the tighter I grip the Glock 21 and the harder I lock my wrists, the more still the sights and more comfortable the grip. There's no such thing as too tight. OTOH, some of my thinner gripped guns with straighter grip angles, I have to "caress" a little to get the most stable sight picture and/or trigger break.

I'm in the market for a G20SF, to see if the magic also works for 40SW handloads.

ExTank
February 15, 2013, 03:03 PM
Both my Walther's in 9mm (P99As and PPQ). I've had a Taurus PT-99 and -92 that way, too. Also had a Colt Peacekeeper in .357 (wish I'd have kept it) that was a real nail driver with what seemed like little effort on my part.

Skribs
February 15, 2013, 04:10 PM
I too thought this was a political thread. I do think some gun manufacturers shoot themselves in the foot (pun intended) by not offering certain configurations that would be very easy to do.

Surprisingly, my pump action shotgun. Half the time I barely notice I'm pumping it. Not really a handgun, but its what I would say.

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