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What are your three finest shooting autoloader?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 460Shooter, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. 460Shooter

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    Post a picture of your three finest shooting autoloaders if you have three you feel good about. Not your most expensive ones necessary. Not the ones you think are prettiest.

    The ones that just work for you and you enjoy shooting most are what we want to see.

    My best is this, my Beretta/Wilson Combat 92 Brigadier Tactical. It's a really smooth running machine and it had a trigger job at the Wilson plant. It's the finest DA/SA trigger I have. The reset is short and the trigger breaks very cleanly. I've put this gun in the hands of brand new shooters and watched them bullseye a target on the first magazine. It just shoots.


    The runner up is my little old S&W E Series 1911. For just an entry level 1911 it is a tack driver. I like the trigger but it would probably be considered an abomination by a 1911 aficionado.


    And finally, my plastic soulless VP9 is a great shooter. The bullets seem to just go through the same hole over and over. It's never bobbled or had a hiccup. I don't have a good picture, but it's just a VP9.

    This is a good old fashioned "I love these guns." thread. Nothing but love in this thread. No bashing.

    What're your best shooters?
     
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  2. frogfurr

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    I have three. A lot of trial and error to find them but here they are:

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    The third is a Ruger Mark ll target that, at this time, do not have a photo of.
     
  3. Dragonfly

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    Here's an oddball mix if there ever was one...

    Bren Ten
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    I posted a detailed thread on the Bren Ten here when I received the pistol earlier this year.

    SIG P226 Legion 9mm
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    I've got more detail on my Legion in this thread here.

    H&K P9S Target .45ACP
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    I posted a thread here about the P9S Target with more details on the pistol.
     
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  4. 460Shooter

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  5. jar

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    I tend to try to make them all shoot jess fine but some seem to need less work than others.

    First probably my Sig P230. It has never found a round it would not load and shoot and always groups the holes neatly.

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    Next is likely my East German Makarov. Again, it is simply a rugged functional tool like a hammer. It has a different set of thumb rest grips on it now.

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    Third has to be a couple pistols, a STAR UltarStar and a Browning BDM. There's a Monson made Dan Wesson Pointman/Patriot Experimental 1911 that is also close but that can be magazine picky at times. It's like the song "There is a little girl, with a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead ..."; when it is good it is very very good but when it is bad it is horrid.

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  6. bannockburn

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    My three favs:

    1) Colt Combat Commander, part of a limited run made by Colt's Custom Shop back in the late '70s. Totally reliable, extremely accurate (think Gold Cup but without being too finicky about ammo), and very nice to look at with that bright nickel finish.

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    2) Browning Hi Power Mk.II, bought new when they first came out. Gone were the tiny little sights, heavy trigger pull, and difficult safety of a previous T Series model I had. With easy to see sights, a very decent trigger (without removing the mag safety), and a nice ambi safety, this gun is my all-time favorite 9mm. Not much for fancy looks but brother can she shoot!

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    3) Beretta Model 70S/Ruger Mk.II Target

    I have a tie for Number Three. While the Ruger is one of the most accurate .22s I have shot, the Beretta overall is one of the finest shooting pistols I (and everyone who has ever used it), have ever had the pleasure of owning. It's very compact, ergonomic, lightweight, incredibly reliable, and just one of the niftiest pistols out there!

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  7. JR24

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    My first two are easy, my VBob and Glock 19X (yes I know, but Glocks just fit me). Number 3? Hmm. I've only got one range day in but I predict once I get the trigger fully down my new 226 Legion will make the cut.

    I think I've got pictures in here somewhere

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  8. groundhog34

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    Steyr S40A1
    HK VP9SK
    Glock 26

    All are pretty much all OEM. The Glock has an Apex trigger and Truglo sights. The Steyr has big dot sights. All are more accurate than I.
    If this post is useless without pictures than just live with that bit of uselessness.
     
  9. Pat Riot

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    My favorites are my Glock 19X and my Remington RM380.

    The Glock because it’s awesome

    The Remington because it has never let me down. It eats everything I feed it. It has never had a failure in a thousand rounds of firing. It’s light to carry but not too light for recoil.

    Out of all the auto loaders I have owned and fired these are my hands down favorites. If I still had my Glock 34 it would be on here too. I will have another one soon.
     
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  10. entropy

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    I only have two at present; so....

    Taurus PT145
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    Taurus PT1911AR

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  11. Jimster

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    I had a Taurus PT1911. Used it to qualify for my CCL 5 years ago. Never a hiccup and very accurate. The Heine straight 8 sights were great.
     
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  12. entropy

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    I like mine, though after 13 years, I've had to replace some of the MIM internal parts. Inside it's a mixture of Wilson, Les Baer, Cylinder & Slide, and a TJ's Series 80 replacement shim.
     
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  13. imashooter

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    All my 1911s are excellent in every way. Arguably, my 3 favorite are

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    CZ
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    DW Valor
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    As previously stated, all mine are very gtg in all aspects. Years ago I sent (at their request) one of my 5" Rocks in for a small issue. They took care of it and gave me a "courtesy" tune up. Whatever they did who knows but, it's literally like a laser. Whenever they moved the roll mark to the rear is when I purchased it and then shipped for repair.

    RIA
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  14. Chuck R.

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    My "top" three shooters in one picture:

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    Les Baer Concept V
    CZ "Accu-Shadow" Lite from CZ Custom
    HK P30L Lite LEM with shortened reset/trigger work by Lazy Wolf Guns.
     
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    These are my favorites, the The Ruger MK1 with the Clark trigger has by far the finest trigger pull. The Randall is not too far behind, The CZ85 has a pretty good trigger but makes up for any lack there by just feeling so good in the hand.
     
  17. George P

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    No readily available pics, but:
    1) HK P7
    2) Other HK P7
    3) Kimber 4" lightweight 45ACP
     
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  18. bannockburn

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    Like the Randall! Have only seen a couple over the years at local gun shows. The ones I did come across appeared to be very well put together.
     
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    Thanks bannockburn. It's real workhorse, goes to the range often. Right after I bought it I took out the full length guide rod and put in a Wilson trigger and the Pachmayr arched mainspring housing. If you notice the rib on top it's the flat top combat model A121 (I think) BTW your nickel Colt is a real beauty thanks for posting the photo.
     
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  20. Vern Humphrey

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    My best shooters are:

    A Colt Woodsman made in 1938 -- hands down the best.
    A Ruger MKII heavy barrel
    A Kimber Custom Classic -- their basic .45 when it was bought in 1996.
     
  21. Bama59

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    Accuracy for me is staying within a circle 5906 is the best followed by 9mm Shield and SD9VE is a challenge but improving. With hot weather just been shooting my EDC Shield
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  22. JDR

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    My favorite is what I’m practicing the most with at any given time. I got my 19x this past June, and I have 1,200 rounds through it so far without any hiccups. I think it’s probably the best Glock I own, and definitly one of my favorites.
     
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    Top of the list Springfield Range Officer 5” 9mm, Astra A-100 9mm , and closely followed by my Glock 17L. I don’t shoot the Astra much, buy it is amazingly accurate, right on par with the Range Officer.
     
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    #1- 70's T-Series HiPower
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    #2 '90s P220 .45
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  25. Winkman822

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    For me, it's my Wilson Combat CQB in .45 ACP, my Walther P99 and a toss up between my Sig P226 and 229.
     
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