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What are your three finest shooting autoloader?

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

  1. 25-5
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    Colt Series 70 Government with Barstow SS barrel and Bomar fixed sights
    High Standard "Victor".
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  2. dvnv

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    My best shooters in no particular order: H&K USP 40, Dan Wesson CBob in .45 acp, and High Standard GE
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    7CAF2A31-65D6-4658-A835-5FC9854957C6.jpeg ‘Very Fond of an HK P30S .40 I am carrying everyday. Reallly liking the heavy DA pull for IWB Appendix carry. After 1000 rounds, I’m more accurate with it than my Glocks. It conceals well for what it is.
     
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    Springfield Operator 45 ACP with M3 light, Glock 34 w/ WOTG trigger/FO sights and JP magwell,Glock 19C with TLR-2 light/laser, Trijicon sights, and cerakoted slide.
     
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    #1 would be my 45acp LW Colt Commander. Complete rattle trap, but a super good shooter.

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    #2 and #3 would be a tie between my CZ75B SA and my 5" Colt XSE.

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    I feel like if I adjusted either the sights on the XSE as I don't like their "hold" or the trigger on the 75, they'd both be right on par with my 4" Colt

    My 4" heavy barrel Ruger MKIII is really good too if we're doing rimfires as well. the factory trigger on mine is excellent as is.
     
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  6. bassjam

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    Ruger Mark I. This could be a tie between this and my Buckmark, but the Ruger is prettier.

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    Ruger SR1911. My only 1911 and I love shooting it. I recently acquired a Browning Hi Power which has the potential to dethrone the 1911, but the trigger pull is awfully high even after the magazine disconnect so it needs some more work. This one's completely stock.
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    Finally my SIG P938. For such a small gun I love shooting it. I don't even carry this one anymore, but it still has a spot in my safe just for range use.

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    2 Les Baer Premier IIs, both in .45 acp. Now for the surprise, a Ruger SR1911 also in .45 acp. Chuck em all up in a Ransom Rest and shot em at 25 yrds. The PIIs both shot less than 1 1/2". The SR shot 3/4". The SR turned out to be a great carry pistol at a good value.
     
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    This is a tough one!!!! I sort of went back-and-forth a few times to come up with 3 favorites.

    Dan Wesson Silverback (.45 ACP):

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    STI 2011 Custom (.40 S&W):

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    SIG Sauer P226 Legion SAO (9mm) - I couldn't find a picture of the P226 by itself, so here it is with my P938:

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  10. Saleen322

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    We have a lot of favorites and here are three of them.

    Springfield 1911
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    High Standard Trophy
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    SIG P226, 9MM
    Colt LE6940, AR-15
    Clark bulleseye target conversion Colt Gold Cup national Match.
     
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    CZ Tactical Sport in 40SW w/ CZC upgrades
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    Nighthawk Falcon in 45ACP
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    BHP Practical in 40SW w/C&S Upgrades
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  13. silicosys4

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    Colt 1991a1
    H&k usp 45
    Sig p229
    My three most reliable autos
     
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    If "finest" equates to "most accurate", mine are a High Standard HD-M, Ruger MK IV Target, and a Colt series 70 Gold Cup National Match in no particular order.
     
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    Some of you are missing the point of this thread...

    THE PICTURES!
     
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    It's pretty hard to narrow it down, but I'll try: none are what you'd call safe queens, but all are extremely reliable and accurate, and just a joy to shoot.
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  18. lsudave

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    Yeah, there are lots of single guns that are worth getting; but if you're going to gather a few, you should go ahead and get the Big 3.
     
  19. Mike .45

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    #3
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    Sig P226 RX Elite SAO.
    It's the newest addition to the stable and my first hand gun with a dot. Still getting used to the dot but man this thing is a tack driver. The trigger is outstanding and Ergos are great.

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    H&K USP .45
    It just eats what ever I feed it. Never a hiccup. It's a joy to shoot. Recoil is negligible and it is just easy to shoot. Plenty accurate.

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    Colt XSE Rail Gun.
    My Favorite. Never a bobble. The 1911 is my favorite platform and this one is my favorite.
     
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    I don't own 3 fine shooting autoloaders. I only one 3 in total actually.
    Revolvers on the other hand are a completely different story. :D
     
  21. kidneyboy

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    Currently I only own 1 autoloader, but its the best I've ever owned.

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  22. Ignition Override

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    Don't yet know How to post. My former, brand-new Sig M11-A1 bought retail last winter had a FTExtract issue (1,000 rds. of new brass ammo), even After a trip to the Sig factory. Told the buyer about the issue before the deal. Done, fini, fertig.

    My only Sigs--now-- are all German-proofed: P6, and a pair of P228s. All have the tiny "squashed" bug on the chins, from Kiel Germany.
    The CZ 75D 'PCR' compact is also superbly reliable and fun to shoot.
     
  23. 460Shooter

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    Now, I love the P9S just as much as any other fanboy, but its clear to see where the Hi Point got its inspiration...
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    My best shooters though, would be a Mauser Parabellum in 9mm, the P9S, and shockingly enough, a Browning 1911-380.
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  25. BigSteve57

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    Yeah I know it's 4 autos but I couldn't make up my mind so I'll ask forgiveness instead of asking for permission. :)
    1. Colt Gold Cup Series 80 .45 ACP
    2. SIG P220 Match Stainless Elite .45 ACP with Trijicon RM06
    3. SIG P220 Match Stainless Elite .45 ACP with dimpled rear sights
    4. Browning Buck Mark .22 LR
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    Here's a better photo of the 2 SIGs:
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    The targets below are 5 shots each using the SIG with the Trijicon from a bench. Left is at 25 yards (oops had a flyer) and the right is at 10 yards. I could NEVER have done that well with irons even from a bench. The Trijicon is awesome and required the manufacture of a custom mounting plate as neither SIG nor the mainstream vendors make such for the SIG P220 (AFAIK). I've since adjusted the POI.
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