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Good guns are better

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BCC, Apr 27, 2008.

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  1. BCC

    BCC Member

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    My first gun a year ago was a Nighthawk Talon 1911 45. For a complete n00b, I could shoot it pretty good, pretty quickly.

    So a 22 and a 9 and another 9 and another 22 and a 380 and a 40 followed. Sigs and S&W. Including an x-Five.

    The gun I shoot the least is the Nighthawk. Took it to the range today and ran 50 through it. Damn, this thing is nice. I'm definitely more accurate with it.

    All my guns are theoretically more accurate than I am. By far. Wonder why I'm consistently better with the $$ one?

    I run the same Brands cheapo brass through them all.
     
  2. cslinger

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    So as a self proclaimed noob you have a Nighthawk and a SIG X5......wow sucks to start at the top....only way to go is down. :neener:
     
  3. modifiedbrowning

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    Yep, regardless of price.
     
  4. hankdatank1362

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    Must...have..pics...

    Especially the Nighthawk and the x-Five.
     
  5. jenrob

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    I shoot my Ruger MKII 22 better than my Baer.

    Funny thing is I like the way the 1911 feels but I can't shoot it to save my life.

    Have a friend that has a XD40 and he can't shoot it. We can out shoot each other with the others pistol.

    It was kind funny (not) he said I can't belive you spent that kinda money on a pistol you can't shoot. Then asked me if I wanted to trade since I could shoot his XD40 better.
     
  6. Ske1etor

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    umm... cuz the $$ one is a 1911A1 pattern .45acp.......
     
  7. sqlbullet

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    Although not intuitive, beginning/poor shooters need an accurate gun more than those with more experience/better skills. Here is the 'why'.

    Lets say you can shoot with a 'laser' at best a 6" group at 25 yards. Just don't have the steady hands needed yet to get the group lower, are still fighting flinch, still working on keeping the sight picture crisp, etc.

    Let's say you are shooting a gun that was inexpensive and can, from a rigid rest, shoot 4" at 25 yards. Acceptable combat accuracy, and as many would say, the gun shoots better than you.

    Now, what do you get? You get 10" groups at 25 yards, not 6". The total deviation is the sum of the individual deviations in the system, not the maximum deviation of any individual component.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    That's what I was thinkin'
     
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