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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. hemiram

    hemiram Member

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    Mine would be my insanely cheap Astra A100. Not that it's really inaccurate, it's just not as accurate as my other semiautos. On a home brewed bench it did about 3" groups at 50 feet. One thing it has in it's favor, it will shoot anything that can be chambered in it without a hiccup. Only my 5906 can equal it in digesting crappy reload ammo that my other guns object to. People have laughed at it when they see it, but they usually stop when they shoot it. My other Astra, an A75 is just about as accurate as my S&W 6906, and just as reliable. It's funny, but the same people who talk down the A100 seem to feel totally differently about the A75. A couple people I know have bought one after shooting mine.

    I've never had a bad Astra gun, semiauto or revolver.
     
  2. pockets

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    Reck LA Fury

    I keep it around because it is a perfect example of a Reck LA Fury.
    A lot of pocket guns aren't very accurate beyond spitting distance. That doesn't stop me from enjoying them for what they are.
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  3. foghornl

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    Worst I ever HAD was an RG .22LR snubby revolver. In 150 rounds, I managed to hit a 9" paper plate twice...at a distance of 2 yards...that's right 6 feet away.
     
  4. IMTHDUKE

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    Why would you hold on to an inaccurate handgun?
     
  5. allin

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    38 j frame snub

    Don't think the gun is inaccurate but hitting anything at a distance with it is a real chore!:cuss:
     
  6. jmorris

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    .22 micro revolver. Why keep it? It's tiny, why you interested in buying it?
     
  7. wayno

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    I don't think it is the guns fault..I just can' shoot the darn things Glock 26, 23:eek:
     
  8. 420Stainless

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    SIG 229. I keep it due to the great combination of size, weight and utility it offers. It may be the one I'm least accurate with, but my opinion is that it is plenty good for what I want it for.
     
  9. OilyPablo

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    The SIG P229 is not inherently inaccurate. Have you had it checked by a smith?
     
  10. 420Stainless

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    Maybe I didn't understand the question. I thought it was which is my most inaccurate. Nothing is wrong with my 229, but I wouldn't pick it out for a bullseye contest.
     
  11. OilyPablo

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    Good point! I will freely say the P229 does have a "learning curve". Mine took awhile, and yeah give me my 6" Colt Trooper any day for a contest!
     
  12. targetshooter22

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    1858 Remington C&B. I keep it because when used with a Kirst Konverter it is an accurate 45 colt. But with C&B it is truly horrible due to undersized cylinder chambers in the C&B chamber.

    The other handguns that didn't shoot straight were retired.
     
  13. jon_in_wv

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    My 58 Remington is insanely accurate. My least accurate firearm is probably my Romanian M69 Trainer. Only because I'm not that good with the sights and the old Weaver on it has terrible glass. It also seems picky about what ammo it likes to shoot well.
     
  14. JoePfeiffer

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    My least accurate pistol is my Sig 226. I keep it around as my bedside HD pistol.

    The thing is, it's only my least accurate because my others are my Buckmark and my CZ 82. It's still a lot more accurate than I am.
     
  15. bikerbill

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    I'd have to say my Smith 637, but it's not the gun's fault, I don't think ... I simply don't have the time or inclination to practice with it enough to learn to shoot it straight ... especially since my little Kahr PM9 is deadly accurate from SD distances, and I only need to run 50 rounds or so through it at range sessions to keep my technique sharp ...
     
  16. ttheel

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    I don't own what I consider an inaccurate handgun. I guess I am less accurate with my LCP than my others but I still consider it a good shooter. At 7 yards I am very comfortable with its accuracy which in my opinion is very good for a pocket pistol.
     
  17. Cee Zee

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    I have an infamous Raven P-25 that was the first gun I ever bought for myself. I bought it while I was in college and basically broke but I needed a handgun at times so I bought the cheapest thing I could find. It cost me $50 brand new.

    Believe it or not that thing was incredibly accurate when I first bought it. For years I amazed people with how that el cheapo, short barreled .25 shot. The thing was though it wouldn't feed worth a darn. Basically it was a single shot if you were lucky. It was just a matter of working the slide by hand and making sure the gun fed properly and then it would fire. And when it fired it was way more accurate than it had a right to be.

    A big part of the reason it wouldn't feed is I couldn't figure out how to get the thing apart to clean it. It was years before I did. I finally got it apart and gave it a good cleaning. I put it back together and since that time it won't hit anything that isn't directly in front of the barrel less than 6" away. What a shame. I wish I could figure out what got changed so I could change it back. It wasn't match accurate or anything like that but I could hit a gallon jug at a respectable distance. It was plenty good enough for a pocket pistol which is what the thing is. It's also the epitome of the SNS so I never really expected much in the first place. I guess the old factory burned down and they set up a new one to build those things and the guns built in the new factory were never worth a darn. My mother bought one and it wouldn't hit anything.

    Maybe some day I'll figure out how to get it back to where it shoots right and it will be clean enough to feed right. That's why I keep it around.
     
  18. jeff-10

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    S&W 1076. I bought it for $350 a long time ago when the FBI and the police were given them up. I am pretty sure the one I own is an old police gun. It is very very inaccurate or at least me and everyone who I have ever had shoot it has found it to be. It's never been on a machine rest so it may be all of us but I have my doubts. I'll never sell it though, to much American sidearm history in that thing.

    On the other hand my most accurate semi-automatic is a Kimber Stainless Target II in 10mm. I own only two semi-autos in 10mm and they happen to comprise my most and least accurate pistols.
     
  19. SullyVols

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    s&w model 19-3. Target hammer, target trigger, action job, pinned barrel, recesses cylinder chambers and its nearly twice as old as I am but is in almost new condition.

    Everything else is expendable.

    Too be fair it also has the shortest barrel of all my guns.
     
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  20. 5-SHOTS

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    I currently own five handguns: a Walther P99 AS 9x21 IMI cal., a Colt Government 380, a Ruger SP101 DAO, a Weihrauch HW9 ST Target Trophy .22L.R. and a Norinco TT-Olympia .22L.R.
    The least accurate is the little Colt but I can't say it's inaccurate at all; a friend of mine did better with it than his Beretta 98FS 9x21 IMI cal., go figure! I found it very accurate with UMC 93gr FMJ-RN (it was an old yellow box). I was alot worse with a Beretta 84F .380 ACP and a Bernardelli striker fired .32ACP of 1954 I used to own...
     
  21. xXxplosive

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    Inherrent accuracy lends itself to the shooters ability only....that's all.....most guns are way more accurate then we are shooting them and a Ransome Rest will prove it.

    OP should have asked IMO......Which gun that you own are you the most innacurate with..?
     
  22. hrvatska1

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    My 8040 Beretta Cougar. I can't hit a damn thing with it but everyone else who shoots it can hit everything they aim at.

    I keep it because it is so well made and I keep hoping I can finally shoot it one day.
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  23. CNobbe

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    My S&W Governor with .410 shells.. I keep it around because it doesn't need to accurate!
     
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    I don't mean to be insulting but fifteen feet? Those pistols are normally among the most accurate on the planet, regardless of size, caliber or age.
     
  25. JRWhit

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    It's more of a see where it hits and walk it in type gun. Won't sell it because I know that when I got it I foolishly paid too much,and won't get it back out so in the safe it sits. I think it's the only gun I own that I just don't really have an attachment to. It is a lot of fun to shoot but it's accuracy was not considered when they made it. I'm not even sure why they put sights on it. I may be exaggerating it a little but it is by far the least accurate I own.
     
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