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Is There One Handgun That You Just Can’t Shoot Well?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by *Kemosabe*, Apr 20, 2014.

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  1. *Kemosabe*

    *Kemosabe* Member

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    The best I’ve ever done was to win B Class in IPSC/USPSA several times, so I think I’m a reasonably good shooter.

    However, I have never really been able to shoot the Beretta 92 or 96 worth a flip. The best I can figure is that maybe it’s the clunky grip that’s throwing me off, but I’m not sure.

    Do you have a handgun or used a handgun that throws you off your game and have you figured out why?
     
  2. witchhunter

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    Single actions, Single Sixes, any of the old western style revolvers are my huckleberry. Just can't seem to shoot them well at all. Smith and Wesson DA's on the other hand, I am very comfortable with. I shoot them better than any auto.
     
  3. bainter1212

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    Small, cheap autos with horrible long triggers ( like the LC9). Part of it is the gun but there is so little fun in shooting them that I end up not CARING anymore and just want to put them down.

    YMMV
     
  4. kefefs

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    Glocks. The ergonomics and grip angle feel awful to me and I naturally point them high, plus the sights are godawful. I actually shoot my LCP better than my brother's G32 or any of the other Glocks I've ever handled. I just can't get the hang of them.
     
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  5. Travtastik

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    I had a sig P250 and I couldn't hit crap with it. I tried and tried and could never get good hits with it. Last time I tried a random guy at the range asked If he could try it out. He shot the center out of a target and asked if I would sell it. He left with it that day.
     
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    same.
     
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    Sig SP2022 9mm I shot it "ok" but never great. Two of my friends shot the "X" out at 15+ yards. I sold it shortly there after.
     
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    Every 1911 I have owned or borrowed. They just don't work for me, no matter how bad I wanted them to.
     
  10. 9mmforMe

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    Ruger SP101s. I loved the look of the revolvers, solid feel, the trigger in DA was heavy and was part of the problem but only minimally. I think it was the way my hand fit around the butt of the gun...my hand web sat low and seemed like I just didn't have a good purchase on the snubby. S&Ws on the other hand shoot very well for me...and they stage so well in DA shooting, I love them. I don't have a DA revolver now and am not too impressed with the current line of 38/.357 snubs...I'd like to get one without that damn worthless eye, a twenty or thirty year old revolver from Smith would be fantastic.
     
  11. Nom de Forum

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    I don't shoot any of them as well as they can be shot.:scrutiny:

    I'll bet I am not the only person to whom that truth applies.;)
     
  12. cslinger

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    Beretta Tom/Bobcat. I am way more dangerous and accurate if I just throw the damn things.
     
  13. gym

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    No not with a few hours on the gun. Excluding long range sniper rifles.
     
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  14. lefty60

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    I've never been able to shoot a single action revolver worth a hoot! :cuss:

    All other action types I can learn to deal with. :neener:

    Guess I wouldn't have made a good cowboy. :D
     
  15. Ccctennis

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    I tired this weekend a family members ruger lcp and with that short flat sight I was terrible. Ended up barely hitting the target at 10 yards. The other firearms that day I could work into a center punch with a few rounds. I knew I'm glad I never bought one. I even shot my ruger lcrx, springfield xd compact and a glock compact just to make sure I wasn't having an off day:barf:
     
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    Lcr. Keltec pf9. I shoot a Taurus 85ch well so the lcr threw me off by being lousy. The p11 I can work on a soda can at 10 yds consistently, pf9 I was barely minute of barndoor from inside the barn.
     
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    Me three. Good pistols just not in my hands.
     
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    Most revolvers give me fits. Especially the older "plow handle" style ones.
     
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    Quite a few actually. Never have done very well with most S&W N frames and the Ruger Super Blackhawk. In semi-autos the Astra 600, Taurus PT 111, HK P7, and the subcompact Glocks don't really work for me either.
     
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  20. BobWright

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    Scoped handguns always give me problems. I've shot, or more correctly tried to shoot, several scoped Thompson Contenders and Remington XP-100s and just can't get the "feel" of them.

    Using iron sights all my life, I'm more accustomed to having the gun, and my hands, closer to my line of sight.

    Those, and Japanese matchlocks give me trouble.

    Bob Wright
     
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    My Beretta PX4 Storm 9MM has remained an enigma to me. It isn't horrible but getting less than 3-4" groups at around 12 yards just doesn't happen very often.

    On the 92, do you shoot factory or reloaded ammo? I have slugged a few 92 barrels and have found all of them to be oversize. The one I own is actually .3585. Factory copper jacketed ammo runs fine through it but lead...

    Since I shoot lead, I have to size them to at least .359 or they are not accurate at all.
     
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    Same with me. I bought two glocks, a 26 and a 17, and I truly wanted to like them but I could never adjust to the grip angle.
     
  23. Ed Ames

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    Not in the meaningful sense.

    Bad DA trigger pulls, tiny guns, etc. are things everyone has a harder time with. I'm not as accurate with a NAA .22 mini revolver with no rear sight as I am with just about anything else, but NOBODY is particularly accurate with those guns so what's the point of mentioning them?
     
  24. MCgunner

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    No, I shoot 'em all, just need some trigger time to acclimate. Of course, "shooting well" is subjective. But, I don't shoot one type any worse than the others. I'll never beat up on Jerry Miculek with ANYthing.

    Fine, leave 'em for me. I love my Blackhawks. :D

    Well, from 30 feet I can have as much fun rolling my 2" spinner as I can from 60 feet with my Ruger SR22. The little minis have their place and for plinking fun, you just have to move up a bit. :D
     
  25. *Kemosabe*

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    Too funny!

    Too, too funny!!!


    You're right about the design being inherently inaccurate, but it's worth mentioning because a new shooter erroneouly assumes that they should be able to shoot ALL guns equally well. In your frame of referrence I didn't mention my NAA Mini, because I solved that problem by having the first cartridge a shotshell - a pull-down on my t-shirt collar, yank the Mini out of my neck holster, cock it as my arm moves forward and a pull (yes, pull) on the trigger when the muzzle is in the vicinity of the face. With some practice I almost guarantee that one of those shot pellets are going to be in an eye. You can get closer and be more deliberate on the ensuing shot if necessary. Just my 2 cents..... Sabe

    @ Schwing - I only shoot hard cast lead bullets out of my Berettas. I never thought to slug the barrel. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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