Most accurate autoloader?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ironworkerwill, Nov 12, 2016.

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  1. jmorris

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    Most accurate 1911 patterned pistol I have would be this SV, the test groups are at 50 yds (45 ACP barrel on the blue card, 9mm on the red).

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  2. RX-79G

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    Mine came with a 25m test target showing a 1" group, and would do the same if I took my time. The Luger is also phenomenally accurate, and is the reason the Swiss demanded the P210 be as accurate as it is.

    I have also gotten much better groups in general out of revolvers than 2-3".

    Strange.
     
  3. ironworkerwill

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    "Reading thru these replies I see very little useful information

    If you want to discuss accuracy you need to know three things: distance, group size and procedure"

    I Know the nature of this topic is rather unprofessional, informal, and subjective. It was supposed to be all these things...and fun!
     
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    Very nice!
     
  5. readyeddy

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    Desert Eagle 44 makes the large 100 yard gong an easy off hand target. Other guns (Glocks, 1911s, Sig) aren't even close for me. Not very scientific, I know, but it just seems like a waste to shoot 44 mag at paper when there's steel to shoot.
     
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  6. PO2Hammer

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    My best auto pistol groups came with a HK USP Elite (6") 9mm and a Les Baer .38 Super 1911. 1-1/4" at 25 yards for the HK and 2-1/2" at 50 yards with the Les Baer (standing slow fire 2 hand). Ten years later my best groups are double that at best.

    Never shot any great groups with rimfire. I don't concentrate as well with rimfire for some reason.
     
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  7. agtman

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    My HK P7;
    A Sig 210 (don't own one but I've shot it, and FYI, the Sig was partly the design inspiration for the look of the Bren Ten's slide);
    My Browning Buckmark;
    Surprisingly, my 10mm S&W 1006 with certain handloads;
    Any properly-tuned Colt Gold Cup of two decades ago. :cool:
     
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  8. Jwilly74

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    I have owned my Browning Buckmark camper model for 27 years and can drive tacks with it shooting freehand. 10 shots in the bull at 35 yrds no problem. Grew up shooting hundreds of rounds through revolvers every weekend as a kid. Been shooting autos for many years now and I love Glocks for shooting freehand. There are much better guns for benching, I know.
     
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  9. Morgo

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    I've a few that are highly accurate and I couldn't pick one. For example;
    S&W 52
    Sig P210
    Sig X5
    Tuned 1911/2011's
     
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  10. bikerdoc

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    For me a soft shooting 9mm 1911 is best. I have 2 Taurus and a Rock Island, for accuracy I give the edge to the Rock Island.
    The CZ 75 is also great
    As you can see,I dont have any strikers so I cant give an opinion..
     
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  11. ironworkerwill

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    I loved mine in .357! It wasn't practical to carry but I should of kept it. It grouped very well and slung brass too far to find most times.
     
  12. redneck

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    I bought a bare frame and built myself a 1911 (on a pretty tight budget). It has some ed brown parts in it but a lot of generic stuff from SARCO as well. I haven't shot it from a ransom rest or anything and I'm sure it wouldn't impress anybody, but as far as my shooting, I shoot it better than all of my other pistols. The trigger is pretty good, and the bushing is fit pretty tight, but the slide to frame fit is nothing to write home about. Makes me really want to play with one that's all tuned up.
     
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  13. barnbwt

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    Mateba Unica 6 Autorevolver in 357, but shooting 38 special. Incredibly light single action trigger, incredibly high quality barrel, incredibly tight cylinder timing, incredibly comfortable and large target grips, incredibly little recoil due to reciprocating mass. Sights & barrel are rigidly locked to each other. Mine has the screw holes for the scope mount, but I don't want to mar the finish by attaching one (it would make things far more accurate from a practical standpoint, though)

    TCB
     
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  14. barnbwt

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    Question was not "what is the most accurate you have shot," twas "what is the most accurate autoloader you've shot" --pretty significant difference, especially considering most people can wring no more accuracy from an Ed Brown than a Hi Point (even avid shooters), because between hand shake/position and the realities of pistol sights, it's nearly impossible to shoot them as accurately as any rifle (and it's my personal but unpopular belief that Ransom rests and other bracing effectively change the pistol into a new configuration, similar to a rifle stock, and therefore only measure certain aspects of a design's accuracy; kind of silly to isolate the person from a gun designed to be shot by people at some level, similar to 'rail guns' with hydraulic remote triggers)
     
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  15. SwampWolf

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    Though subjective elements like sights and trigger pull have an affect on how well a person can shoot a pistol, in terms of intrinsic accuracy I would have to say it's a toss-up between my S&W Model 945 and Model 52 pistols, with a Colt Series 70 Gold Cup not far behind. As far as which of my .22 rf autos are the most accurate, my Ruger MKII Government Model is slightly more accurate than my Smith Model 41 and Browning Medalist pistols are. Slightly.
     
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    Gotta be a Yugoslovian Tokarev. 7.62x25 :what:

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    SVI's are absolutely incredible guns. I got to try one out at a practice uspsa event once. They are well worth the price.
     
  18. tuj

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    Psh, you guys are all wrong. Here they are in 22lr and 45ACP:

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    The Pardini GT45 on the right will shoot 10-shots of match 45ACP into 1.2" from a mechanical rest at 50 yards. The Pardini SP next to it will shoot 10-shots of match 22lr into about 0.3"-0.4" at 50 yards from a mechanical rest. As for me? I'm ranked Expert in Bullseye with them (aka "Conventional Pistol" now I guess...)

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  19. Pilot

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    Rimfire: Benelli MP95E

    Centerfire: It is a tie between my stock MKIII Browning Hi Power, and my CZ-75 pre-B.
     
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    Right out of the box, plain-Jane factory gun with no Custom pretence, the SIG P210.
     
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    Rimfire: My High Standard Citation - My competition rimfire for league shoots.
    Centerfire: My .38 Special Giles M1911. Absolutely the most accurate semi-auto handgun I've ever fired. I won my class in the centerfire stages of 2700s that I never would have won if I'd had to use my .45.
     
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    Mine is definitely my Roger MKII with a 5-1/2" bull barrel.
     
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  23. Elkins45

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    For me a West Germany marked Sig P220 in 45acp. Honorable mention to a Para LDA745 and a S&W 1006.

    The most accurate handgun I've fired is a 4" S&W model 19 made in 1980. It is just a perfect gun.
     
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    That is simply stunning JM.
    Many years ago I spent a fair bit of time testing ammunition for top quality target pistols with a Ransom rest. These pistols were for UIT International competition and all were chambered for the .32 S&W Long full wadcutter round. Most of these pistols, Walther, Pardini, Hammerli, FAS, Benelli, Morini etc. were exceptionally accurate when matched with the right ammunition. As these were straight blowback actions the trick was to find the minimum load that was both accurate and reliable. Many of the pistols would produce groups like the one in JM's photo but our test range was only 25 yards, not the 50 yards shown there.
    Here's a target I'm proud of - Shot with one hand standing, iron sights at 20 yards on the scaled 50 metre Olympic free pistol target. Pistol was a Browning Match 150. (.22lr)
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  25. RX-79G

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    Remember when you could buy a Pardini GT for $800? I was so stupid not buying one back then.
     
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