Most accurate autoloader?

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

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  1. chardin

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    Best possible answer.

    For me it was the Smith and Wesson Model 41. It felt like I was thinking the bullets into the target.
     
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  2. ironworkerwill

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    This is the EXACT reply I'm looking for. I had a friend who was a prior service USMC(Korean war, deceased) who spoke of his service 1911 in such a nature. I guess you can form a special bond with an inanimate object, especially when it saves your life.
     
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  3. chardin

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    The S&W 41 never saved my life, but the bond was hard for me to explain in purely material terms. It just fits, somehow.
     
  4. Dr.Rob

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    Ruger Mk1 Target with Volquartsen style target grips. Close 2nd is my bull barrel Ruger Mk2.

    Best accuracy out of a centerfire auto pistol? HK P7.
     
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  5. bc1023

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    Out of all my rimfires, I believe these to be the most accurate.

    Beretta 102, Hammerli 212, Smith & Wesson 41, Bernardelli P010, Beretta 89, Hi-Standard Supermatic Trophy, and Browning Medalist

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  6. Dr.Rob

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    Every gunner should have a 22 target pistol. An accurate pistol is a great tool for teaching new shooters and practicing fundamentals.

    There certainly are some nice ones in this thread!
     
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  7. MTNSTRYDER

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    Coonan 357.Its not just accurate It makes bad shooters accurate .
     
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  8. Hanshi

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    My .22LR HS Victor of the early 1970s. Runner ups are either a mourned Gold Cup or my custom worked .45 1911.
     
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  9. jon_in_wv

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    When I bought my 3913 I wasn't blown away by the accuracy with the 124gr loads I was shooting. Being the pistol was made at the height of the 147gr craze I decided to reserve judgement until I fired it with the heavier bullets. This gun is magical with the heavier bullets. Its probably the most accurate pistol I have ever shot.
     
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  10. 9 fingers

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    Browning Challenger, the Belgian made one, and then probably my Dan Wesson Heritage 1911.
    9 fingers
     
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  11. Milt1

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    I was in a newly opened gun store several years ago and noticed a Ruger semi-auto with the price tag upside down so I couldn't see the price. I didn't pay it much attention until I was just about ready to leave and asked the clerk what the price was. It was a tapered barrel MKII and had a price tag of $200.00. I bought it for $200.00 out the door and installed adjustable rear rights and an ejector as the factory ejector was terrible. It shoots better than any pistol that I've ever owned. My best 5 shot group measured just under an inch from a hand rest at 25 yards.
     
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  12. FROGO207

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    My best shooters are.
    Ruger SS MKII bull barrel target .22 with a couple trigger mods and new springs.
    My mostly stock S&W 645, it has been massaged internally a bit and shot a lot. Like a laser beam with hand loaded 230 grain ball. Almost as accurate as the .22 at 15 YDS. Often a four or five shot group that is about a cloverleaf. I have Star BM 9MM that is also surprisingly quite accurate once you learn the trigger.
     
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    Crap, double tap on the post icon!
     
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    WOW internet triple play. Hope the whole year is not like this!!!
     
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  15. DownInTheDark

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    My friend is creepy accurate with my Glock 21 (converted to 460 Rowland). Myself it was a Sig 9mm I shot 15 some years ago.
     
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  16. ironworkerwill

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    Dang, you got a triple!
     
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    Wilson CQB. It has a written guarantee of 1" at 25 yds. With my handloads, it sometimes grouped 5 shots into 1/2 inch.
     
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    I can't be accurate with a striker. I just give up. I mean accurate enough, just not impressive.
     
  19. george burns

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    Production gun, a Woodsman also, my uncles, it had to be from the 50's as this happend in the 70's and he had it a long time. He was a nationaly ranked shooter with several custom pistols and Hammereli Comp guns. But regular guns, it's hard to say unless you benched them and really did a test. Some days you just shoot beter than others otherwise. also Combat Masterpiece, or Target Materpiece. I no longer at 68 can shoot as well as I did as a young man, but can hang in there for a while when in the groove. I enjoy 1911's but rarely shoot much other than my 9's just for fun.
     
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  20. GLOOB

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    Unsupported, I shoot a plastic pistol with a mediocre trigger best. My (GFs) Gold Cup feels thin and top heavy and I have to hold my mouth just so and wait for the trigger to break to be in the same neighborhood in accuracy. If I wanna bust a coke can unsupported at 30-40 yards, I will take my G21SF any day and twice on Sunday. Double that if I want to hit a moving target and/or shoot quickly. Part of it is maybe the big grip, and part is the predictable trigger that "breaks" on the way to firing. But for w/e reason, the closer I get to the break and the tighter I grip the gun, the steadier my sights gets and opposite is true for the 1911 - With 1911, I feel like I need to relax more and more and wait an eternity as the trigger is about to break to keep the sights still. I have no problem following thru and holding on target with the spongy Glock trigger. There's no flinch in my game - with the Glock, anyhow; at least not until round 100-something... and the tight grip I'm sure helps. So with the Glock, I don't need surprise break. Bracing for the recoil and aiming and following thru and breaking the trigger are all one and the same.

    If I was hunting from a rested blind, I'd give 1911 a notch up. This is where the trigger would be better for me, not to mention the sights.

    *Edit: I had the same problem with my Stoeger Cougar, only much worse than with a 1911. Probably cuz the grip angle is even straighter and the trigger at least double the weight. What happens is I could hold the sights still. I could break the trigger without jerking it. But I found it quite a struggle to do both at the same time. I gave that gun to a good friend.
     
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  21. SoonerMedic

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    By leaps and bounds the most accurate pistol I've ever fired.....and smooth. Like Butta! This is the 5.25 XDM competition model. I love this pistol! XDM95254BHC_8.jpg
     
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  22. DDDWho

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    This is the first 3 rounds I ever fired from a Remington 1911R1S at 20 yards (60') The one low and left I call the fouling round. When I walked up the the target I said "thats good enough". I was using my front porch railing as a rest.

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  23. GLOOB

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    Heh. I remember first 6 shots I put thru my P64. I was only maybe 7 yards, but I was focused on accuracy to see what I had. Shooting unsupported I put rds 2-5 thru the same hole. The first hand-racked shot is sometimes slightly different, IME, so the fact that this very slightly ragged hole was half inch away from the first shot didn't lower the pressure. I felt it by the 6th shot. It was a good inch and a half off... :) 6 shots, 3 holes.

    Goes without saying, this was SA. I am merely mortal. :)
     
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  24. george burns

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    Who said God created all men , Sam Colt, mad em equal, he Lied, didn't know bc1023.
     
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  25. Float Pilot

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    1. SIG-P-210
    2. H&K P7M8

    I could make head shots at 50 yards with those two pistols.

    I also had an older Sig Sauer P-220 ( West German with the folded and welded slide) that would keep all the shots in the chest area of a combat target at 100 yards with quality ammo. ( I had to aim at the high neck area.)
     
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