Most accurate autoloader?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. stchman

    stchman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,562
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    My Ruger Mark III Hunter is amazingly accurate.

    I have an H&K VP9 that is really accurate as well.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  2. hdwhit

    hdwhit Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2015
    Messages:
    4,883
    Location:
    Salem, AR
    At what range?

    At 15 feet (5 yards), I've never missed cutting the bullseye with my RG-25 .25 ACP pistol. It inevitably stovepipes the last round so you better get the job done in five rounds, but within its limitations, it has been a very accurate, easily concealed, very satisfying pistol that I am convinced has saved my life on more than one occasion.

    If we're talking distances longer than across the bedroom of a suburban house then the best thing to do with my little RG would probably be to throw it at your assailant or use it to pistol whip him.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  3. Lesbaer45acp

    Lesbaer45acp Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    My les baer srp in 45acp is pretty close, but I have fired a 6in wilson in 38super that is the most accurate handgun Ive ever fired.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  4. wally

    wally Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2004
    Messages:
    13,425
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    I can't say what is the most accurate autoloader I've fired is, but if you really want to know, go to a large regional 2700 Bullseye match and see what the winners are shooting. That would be your answer for the real world in the hands of a highly skilled shooter.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  5. zb338

    zb338 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    644
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I have a Colt Gold Cup that was worked over by a .45 only gunsmith.
    With the right loads it will put 10 shots inside of 3 inches at 50 yards.
    Off of a machine rest, of course.
    Zeke
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  6. maxxhavoc
    • Contributing Member

    maxxhavoc Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,235
    Location:
    SC Lowcountry
    Ruger mark II. for Centerfire, the same Springfield GI 1911 I've been shooting since 1996.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  7. helitack32f1

    helitack32f1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    689
    Location:
    Lynden, WA
    I suck at shooting any of my handguns so I really do not think about my handgun accuracy beyond combat and plinking accuracy. However, there was one handgun where I just couldn't believe how I could just aim and fire at any target and that target would fall or make a dinging sound and that was a Makarov in .380acp. Yet another gun I regret selling, but i sold it to someone that was originally on the anti-gun side of things. I am sure my Ruger MKIII is accurate as are my Colt Woodsmans. I am not.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  8. Ascot500

    Ascot500 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Messages:
    230
    Location:
    NC
    Wally makes a very good point

    On the bullseye pistol site custom gunsmith Larry Lautenegger had this to say: "When I test stock guns (all at 50 yards), they shoot groups from 4" (very rarely) to 14", most falling between 6" and 12"."

    A bullseye pistol needs hold 3" or less at 50 yards
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  9. ironworkerwill

    ironworkerwill Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,857
    Location:
    AUabama- WE FEAR NO WEEVIL
    ( At any range compared to pistols you've shot at that distance.)
     
  10. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,267
    The subjective nature of it was made manifest to me when I shot my Star Firestar .40 after a long absence. I had concluded it was pretty inaccurate, then a few years later it amazed me for it's accuracy. I think there are ways to even out the "good" days from the lousy one's, but I've not taken the time. The Kimber 1911 I had was very accurate, almost all days, but I sold it. My DW Marksman should be very accurate but I've not done any comparison shooting. (What?) I was given a Ruger MkIII target which I modified a lot and it is now very accurate.

    I think a good way to check would be to fire a course with each handgun on the same day, mark targets and do that again for a week. That should show me which gun is the most accurate in my hands by group size average.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  11. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    9,894
    Ruger MK II 10". I have several. They all shoot better groups at 50 yards than the average .22 rifle.

    Colt Gold Cup National Match...from a sandbag at 25 yard, it easily will shoot a mag full with all holes touching.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  12. Gordon
    • Contributing Member

    Gordon Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    11,582
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
     
  13. Gordon
    • Contributing Member

    Gordon Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    11,582
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    and the winner of that fantastic bunch would be ? :)
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  14. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    23,675
    bc1023

    Simply Wow, what a fantastic collection of target pistols! You could probably shoot one a day for three or four months and not shoot the same gun twice! A big thank you for the trip through Wundpistole Wunderland!
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
  15. Panzerschwein

    Panzerschwein member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    8,122
    Location:
    Desert
    My Makarov PM has been extremely accurate. It's fixed barrel blowback design aids in that, and controllable recoil allows for accurate followup shots. These guns might be "Cold War antiques" to some, but they are well known to be more accurate than they have any right to be and my personal experience actually shooting these pistols confirms that.
     
    ironworkerwill likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice