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Mousegun accuracy question.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by coldshot03/04, Aug 20, 2003.

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  1. UnSafe

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    A point of concern with little pistols is the tendency to shift in the hand (OK, thumb and two finger grip) from recoil. Makes it tough to maintain shot to shot placement consistency. At a well lit range (That doesn't shoot back), we use the visual feedback of the target holes and sense of the pistol's motion in the hand to adjust point of aim. Good practice, but may lead some to think they can hit COM at ranges far beyond "Belly".
    A cheap practice technique is to end your practice session by shooting in low light (About 45 min past sunset or so), staple pie plates over COM or paste over all of the target holes and loosely "Clothe" your silhouette targets with dark shirts or jackets (0.99 thrift store stuff, or that '70's suit with the vest thats been lurking in the closet :rolleyes: ).
    Anyway, have a friend set up 2-3 targets at various distances & directions within the range safety fan while your back is turned (Pistol unloaded, slide locked to rear please [Unless P-3AT, my latest interest]). Then load, holster/conceal, turn around, draw and engage all of the targets with whatever pattern you believe appropriate- Double tap to torso, Mozambique, etc. Start slow, work on the "Rhythm" before you try blaze away. It's surprisingly hard to maintain shot to shot consistency without the sensory cues.
    It'll keep ya' from getting a big head after an afternoon of punching the COM out of targets with careful aimed fire in good light:eek:
    I'm thinking of trying the Agrip stuff to help reduce the shift issue. We'll see how it goes.
    Safe shooting!
     
  2. makdaddy03

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    Put the KT up against the old IntraTec ProTec 22lr. Accuracy was about the same. But the Old Protec functioned every single round.:D :neener:
     
  3. PCRCCW

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    "Bersa = 1 ragged hole at those ranges. With a fixed barrel like any of the walther style pistols, accuracy is nearly 100% shooter."

    Actually, this is not true.

    A fixed barrel gun is not inherently more accurate than a locked breech. The barrel is fixed to the frame and the sights are on the slide...which floats on rails like any other gun.
    How tight the frame/slide set up is on blowback guns dictates the guns inherent accuracy.
    Locked Breech guns that lock up tight in the rails and barrel will be just as accurate.
    Typically, the tighter locked breech guns are easily as accurate as the higher end blow back guns....if not more so.

    Shoot well
     
  4. Apple a Day

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    I've got a little Taurus PT-22. I was at the range yesterday, and plugged 100 rounds through it. It had one hiccup because of a bad primer. I popped the round out, rotated it 180 degrees, and it fired. Here is a pic of my target. I just eyeballed and quick-fired, taking out stress. This is a B-34RC target shot at 25 feet.
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    You can see all of the rounds inside the 7 ring, even when blasting away with minimal aiming, which is all I want the gun for. I figure if I can pepper a target at 25' just capping away then it's good enough for a mousegun. The CD is in the pic for size comparison.
     
  5. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    My 1922 mfg'd Colt vest pocket .25 will shoot 6 shot fist sized groups all day at 5 yards. At 7 yards it opens up to palm sized. (and that was before I got a proper Colt magazine for it)

    Pretty good for a noisy 80 year old cricket. Sights re pretty small, gun is awfully heavy, needs a re-blue. Shoots just fine. No jams.
     
  6. GeorgeH

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    I own several mouse guns, and I have to admit that they all shoot well enough to be effective at 21 feet.
     
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