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What is the most inaccurate pistol you own? Why do you keep it around?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rod5591, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. hentown

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    Star PD; nostalgia
     
  2. gamestalker

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    Hi Point 9mm. I was out archery hunting anything that moved (varmits) I stuck a rabbit with a field point 3 times! He wouldn't die and just kept hiding until my Son and I cornered him in a small wash. My Son was litterally standing directly over him with the Hi Point and could not hit that rabbit with a full clip. The bullets just kept hitting around him.

    We later took that pistol and put it on paper at about 10' and couldn't believe how horrible the accuracy was. I recovered several bullets from it and they all had rifling marks on only one side. Apparently the barrel was defective?

    GS
     
  3. md2lgyk

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    "Accuracy" is all relative. Several of my pistols are for bullseye competition, so can easily shoot 2-inch groups at 50 yards. Anything bigger and they wouldn't be "accurate" enough for serious competition. My P32 couldn't shoot such a group at 5 yards, but for self defense is perfectly adequate. Though my practice concentrates on center-of-mass, I can make 7-yard point shooting head shots 90% of the time.
     
  4. SharpsDressedMan

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    I find it very odd that the guns I have acquired in the last 20 years are WAY more accurate than the guns I shot and owned in my first 20 years of shooting. And many of them are the same type, manufacture, and age. I'm wondering if my progressively better skill level has anything to do with those older, "innacurate" guns having been so inaccurate.....................
     
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  5. Bikewer

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    I no longer have the ratty 1911 I picked up at a gun show once... Thing was obviously cobbled together from various bits; looked like the frame had been surface rusted at some point and then cleaned up.
    It was pretty loose.
    I was shooting some groups one day with my .357 at 50 yards, using a standard 25-yard pistol target.
    I decided to see how the 1911 would do off a rest.... Not well. Wouldn't stay on the paper, much less shoot "groups".
    Likely could have tightened it up, but I sold it first.

    I admit I never tried shooting groups with what would have likely been a good candidate... A High Standard .22 Magnum derringer. Trigger pull was about as long as your arm.
     
  6. Kiln

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    I don't really have any that are inaccurate and the one I had that was really unreliable is gone.

    Even my Raven MP25 is fairly accurate at 20 yards with the fixed sights and gritty trigger. As someone said earlier in the thread, if a gun isn't shooting accurately it is my fault.

    I've shot a couple of guns that I decided were crap because of inaccuracy but when I handed them off to a more competent shooter they embarrassed me with it despite never firing the gun in question before.
     
  7. oldironsights

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    I keep a few inaccurate handguns around due to their entertainment & collector's qualities.
    The few that I keep are as follows;
    Ruger 3-screw 30 carbine revolver
    AMT Automag III in 30 carbine
    Several Com-Bloc Tokarev pistols chambered in 7.62X25
    All of the above are just too fun to shoot to part with.
     
  8. loose noose

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    Had a AMT .380 when I was a Police Officer, as a back-up gun, anything beyond 7 yards was considered safe, as I couldn't reliably hit anything beyond that range. One of the Range Masters at the range made up a makeshift Ransom Rest we used at our range, and the best it would do was 8" at 15 yards. Even the more experienced shooters at the time couldn't keep 5 rounds in a silhouette target's vital area at much beyond 7 yards. Needless to say I still have that gun in my collection.:rolleyes:
     
  9. LuvthatAK

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    Taurus 1911 and Millenium .45. Both were terrible at 10 yards. And as so many others have said already, the Kel-Tec p3at. Don't have any of these any more. However, my LCR .38 makes a 5 shot group that is about 2.5" at 10 yards. It goes where I go.
     
  10. JVaughn

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    I've got a North American Arms .22 magnum "pocket pistol." Can't really even aim the thing comfortably. I keep it because it fits in my pocket so well.
     
  11. hueyville

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    Lucky Derby wrote:
    Bought three of those over the years due to being "deals" and sold every one due to inaccuracy. Had a friend that recently passed always carried one but to see him in action with it was a poor recollection. Never knew why he swore by that thing.
     
  12. hwmoore

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    a S&W 642 and a keltec 380 I keep them because they work very well at the range intended, both have crimson lasers on them, and the fit in my pocket but can they really compare to a full size or a target pistol
     
  13. Skribs

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    Ruger LCP. I own it because it's the best pocket gun I've found.

    Although techinically if you always got rid of a pistol because it's your most innacurate, eventually you would have no pistols.
     
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    An old .40 DAO Ruger I once had. Thing was so loose it always felt as if was going to fly apart. Dont remember the model,, was an 1990's model.
     
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    Easy for me....my Kel-Tec P-11, very happy with the pistol but a range tool is not nor is meant to be.

    Accurate enough for "face to face" work, that's about it and it is ok...


    I run a box of ammo through it at the range often enough just to keep proficient with it.

    It is basically my main carry, because it is pocketable and my full size pieces often are not an option.


    For civilian CCW duties is all the accuracy you really need...like my CCW instructor told me once, "anything over 5 yards and you'll have a lot of explaining to do"....:D
     
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  16. 2wheels

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    I can't claim to be a top level bullseye shooter, I'm average at best, so I don't own any pistols that are less accurate than me.

    I do have pistols that I shoot better than others, I guess if you look at it that way my New Agent is my "least accurate" gun even though I know mechanically it's not really any less accurate. In that case, it's the trench sight that makes precise groups difficult, but it's still accurate enough for what I bought it for.

    If I go to the range and my target looks more like buckshot from a shotgun and not a nice tight group, I know to blame myself and not the gun.
     
  17. Dr_B

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    I owned a Smith and Wesson 637 that had a problem with its crown. Sold it.

    I also once owned a Colt .32 hammerless made in 1919. I didn't really know what to do with a .32 in my collection. Sold it too. Next time I see one I might snap it up. It was neat little gun and very accurate.

    The only thing I have never been able to shoot accurately was the slingshot I owned when I was 10 years old.
     
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    The one I shoot, because of the one who shoots it.
     
  19. horsemen61

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    Jimenz arms 22 lr I keep it cause my dad gave it to me.
     
  20. Rinspeed

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    For me it has to be my Colt 1908 .380 but only because of the very marginal sights.
     
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    For me it has to be my Colt 1908 .380 but only because of the very marginal sights.
     
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    For me it has to be my Colt 1908 .380 but only because of the very marginal sights.
     
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    For me it has to be my Colt 1908 .380 but only because of the very marginal sights.
     
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    My .25 ACP Astra Cub (same as a Junior Colt). Even at seven yards with a full magazine I believe I would stand just as good a chance of hitting a 2" bullseye with my eyes closed as I would firing it aiming with the sights.

    I keep it because it looks like a miniature 1911 and it is just a fun SA pistol to shoot with a rewarding little 'pop'.
     
  25. gotboostvr

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    hueyville and Lucky Derby, count me among you. my 469 is my least accurate pistol, but at least mine has been dead nuts reliable. In fact, by the numbers, it's the most reliable firearm I've owned (including my Mossberg 500, S&W 19-3 my BCM, and a Glock 34! among others).

    But the trigger sucks, and the grips suck, I don't like frame safeties and I could at best manage a fist sized group at 10 yards.

    I sold it once, but it came back to me somehow. I hate to get rid of such a dependable pistol though.
     
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