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Impressions of an Accu-Tek

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FiveOneFiveFiveFive, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. FiveOneFiveFiveFive

    FiveOneFiveFiveFive Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    For some reason one of my wife's relatives bought an Accu-Tek and asked me to show him how to shoot it so I obliged him.
    The pistol is chambered in .380 and he somehow managed to get 100 rounds for it. I didn'task what he paid for the ammo, better to live in ignorant bliss.
    The magazines seemed very flimsy and the springs stuck in place after loading four or five rounds. A quick tap on the bench and they freed up but it was still a pain.
    Also found out that when you load a full mag into the pistol the first round won't load properly. So we had to only load six in the mag. Once we got past that the function was mediocre. The mag did come loose a couple times while we were shooting which would be just a bit inconvienent when the SHTF. When the gun did fire though it was fairly accurate.
    The biggest drawback was the abuse my trigger finger took. It felt like it was getting slapped every shot. Not pleasant. Not for recreational shooting at all.
    Overall, I don't think this gun is close to being worth the $200 he paid for it. It is not a gun I would trust my life to.
    The good news is that I got two people out today who weren't shooters. One is 54 years old and never fired a weapon. He shot three different guns and had a great time, though he complained of my shotgun's kick, even though it is only a 20 ga. But hey, he smiled and wants to go again. Plus it was a really nice day for Missouri in mid-July.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2009
  2. stevemis

    stevemis Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    I had the displeasure of shooting an Accu-Tek 380 in the 1990's. I recall more malfunctions than functions, and remember something made be bleed.

    IIRC they were made in Chino, CA.

    Seems little has changed.
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