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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. italy4nra

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    lol. good one
     
  2. italy4nra

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    Nice thread.
    My least accurate would be a Tula 53 SKS, although it is fit for purpose, and an old Winchester Model 250 lever action.

    I keep the SKS because it fits my collection and I wouldn't call it completely inaccurate, though most sports shooters at the range chuckle.

    And I keep the Winchester 250 because it has heart (but no barrel)

    I try not to sell guns unless they fund making space for better additions to a collection of historic "assault weapons"
    Not for collection are only a 12gauge and a G36, both accurate and fit for purpose.

    I found reading the thread end to end very interesting. Many don't tolerate wonky or persnickity guns it seems. While I can respect this, I find it interesting and odd to me. I can see selling a gun for the money, but not out of scorn. As long as I have space and current income, I apply a statue of liberty policy to any firearm.
     
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  3. Inebriated

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    None of my handguns are inaccurate. I likely wouldn't keep one if it were.
     
  4. SharpsDressedMan

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    Not inaccurate by conventional standards for vintage pocket autos, but my Beretta 1934 is not as accurate as my Walther or Colt .32's, nor most of my 1911's, but can easily stay on the chest of a 1/2 silhouette target at 25 yards with the issue sights (which are rounded a bit and hard to see clearly). It may be the LEAST accurate of my guns, but it is so darn simple and rugged by design that it can hardly break or jam, and that is what I like about it. It has a classy look, and just keeps running. I have never had to modify it (although the trigger could be smoothed and lightened), but it feeds everything.....so far.
     
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    I had a duckfoot once. I'd load three .45 balls per barrel. that thing was lame with whatever you stuffed down those holes.. and I stuffed them holes with everything.
     
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    My Heritage Rough rider is unsafely inaccurate, I'm talking 8 ft off in unpredictable directions. I am keeping it for trade fodder to another gunsmithing student.
     
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  7. KenW.

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    Most inaccurate gun I own? Hands down the Bond Arms .410/45 Colt derringer. 3.5 inch barrel, 2.5 or 3 inch .410 shells. What's left?

    But it sure is fun to have a double barrel shotgun in your pocket. You'll not win a bullseye competition with the .45 Colt load. It is quite painfull too.

    Why keep it?

    It's just downright fun!
     
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  8. HKGuns

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    I really don't own one that isn't accurate, I guess I'm just boring.
     
  9. JohnsXDM

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    For me its a 1944 model 1895 Nagant, darn thing shoots high,,, and I mean HIGH! I keep it around just because its just a cool old gun.
     
  10. ldlfh7

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    He is asking what gun is most inaccurate so all the replies talking about how none of your guns are inaccurate do not belong in this thread. If you don't have an inaccurate gun then why post?
     
  11. SharpsDressedMan

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    I posted one that is less accurate than my others. That is why I posted. Inaccuracy is in the eyes of the beholder, or do we have an established MINIMUM posted that I missed somewhere?:rolleyes:
     
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    less mechanically accurate....my glock 17 but still works good enough to get the job done.
     
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    I am pretty surprised of the lack of accuracy of my Glock 17L. It shoots fine and is pretty accurate, but it's not a tack driver.
     
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    A HK 45C... I personally could not hit water with it if I tried to throw it in the ocean. My friend could make one ragged hole at 10yards with it. He now owns it. Mechanical accuracy, and H&R .22 929
     
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    I have had a few, but I just don't have much interest in guns that are not accurate.

    I had trouble with the P3AT and LCP (wanted to try them both) and with a Taurus .357 so they are gone.

    Everything I have now I can hit shoot well.


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    Because I wanted to, good enough? I'll cut you some slack since you just joined in February, however, if that is all YOU can contribute why post?
     
  17. Kayaker 1960

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    I don't do inacurate guns.

    My 1st semi auto pistol was a S&W 9mm that I bought from a LEO freind. At 25 yards it shot about 18" groups. I sold it, at the time thinking that all semi autos must be like that. I also had an old model Ruger Ranch rifle, it shot about 10" groups at 100 yards. After trying to get better accuracy I gave up and sold it. Inacurate guns are of no interest to me. A handgun needs to shoot within 6" groups at 25 yards and a rifle needs to shoot at least within 6" at 100 yards. That isn't tack driver accuracy and of course I prefer better if I can get it.
     
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    My only inaccurate gun was a Rock Island Armory 1911. That one got a trip back to the factory, free of charge.
     
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    smith 4043 because its DAO, I keep it because its a great finger control training gun, for the poster that had problems with his high standard double nine, mine is very accurate, just takes practice
     
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    Because if you own two guns then one is less accurate than the other.
     
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    By far and away these are the most inaccurate pistols that I have ever owned. Of course, it is largely because they no longer have any bores to speak of.

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    I don't keep them if they are inaccurate. I am a bad enough shot; if the firearm can not do it's job in a rest, it gets sold.

    That said, there are far fewer inaccurate firearms than there are poor shooters who think they're better than they really are; myself included, alas.

    PS: Highpower, I had one of those as well. It shot just as poorly after relining as it did before. I hope the gentleman who bought it is happy with it as I was honest in the ad.
     
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    Most inaccurate would be my Astra A-100, but it's just slightly less accurate than the next one, my S&W 4586. I've had two A-80's and the A-100, and all have been totally acceptable. Worst gun I ever had, accuracy wise, was my AMT back up 380 DA. Not so much from the barrel/slide fit, it was the insanely high effort it took to pull the trigger, making shooting it painful, and aiming it a kind of a hoping thing. After shooting a mag, a bleeding finger was the usual result.

    All my other guns seem about the same, and all are better than I am anyways.
     
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    by far, my Luger 1917 Navy model, a horrible shooter, with terrible sights.

    I kept it only because my uncle brought it back from WWII
     
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    I have a Rohm .22 short revolver that I can barely hit a coffee can with at 7 yards. I keep it because it's the only gun I have from my grandfather. And I'd probably only get about $3 for it if I tried to sell or trade it.
     
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