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a newbies range experience

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RiverwinoIA, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. RiverwinoIA

    RiverwinoIA Member

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    Took my newly acquired Kahr K9 to the range for the second time today. Both times out i have been a horrible shot with it. once i realize what im doing wrong and correct it, a new problem pops its head up by the next magazine. Im mainly having some issues with trigger control. i have gotten a little better, but have only put 300 rounds through it so far.

    My friend brought along his Taurus pt-99. I could not believe how much easier it was to get solid hits with it. The recoil was very mild compared to the kahr (both using 115gr. WWB). I could literally shoot it as fast as i wanted and get them all in the black (5inch circle @ 7yards).

    I guess what im getting at is that single action pistols, and bigger pistols, are MUCH more forgiving and easier to learn on than DAO smallish ones. Wasnt aware at how different they really were til today, and it was a real eye opener.
     
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  2. Black Majik

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    Absolutely!

    Larger pistols are usualyl easier to shoot, more accurate to shoot and less recoil due to the weight.

    Larger pistols fill the hand nicer, the single action trigger IMO is better and easier to shoot, and with larger (and longer) guns you get a longer sight radius.

    Weight also soaks up recoil.

    Thats why all of my handguns are full size guns. :)
     
  3. kahr404life

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    Kahr's must be shot at least 200 times (per manual) to break it in (gun is made tight will jam alot during breakin period). I think you should practice with it further before deciding you don't like the gun. ;)
     
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    Get a snap cap and use the heck out of it. You, and the Kahr, will both smooth out.

    Kevin
     
  5. RiverwinoIA

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    the kahr is used, dealer said it had a couple thousand rounds through it.
    and i never said i didnt like the gun, i love the little thing. Feels great in the hand, looks great, and hasnt had a hiccup in the 300 rounds ive shot through it.
    I just need to get used to the trigger. Snap caps sound like a good idea.
    (is it bad to dry fire the kahr without one?)
     
  6. rhubarb

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    Shoot it more and you'll get better. But you'll never shoot it as well as a big gun.

    I used to only own a KelTec P11. A few months after I got it, I was happy when I put a whole magazine in an 8½x11 sheet at 7 yds. My friend got a Rock Island 1911 and offered to let me shoot it. As I'd never shot a .45, I applied the "convulsive grip" out of apprehension. The first shot was about an inch from bullseye. I thought it must be a fluke 'cause I don't shoot that good. I finished the mag in about a 2" group.

    I now carry a Ruger P95. It's not a lot harder to conceal than the smaller gun, but it is a lot easier to shoot well.
     
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