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What is the most painful to shoot pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Got_Lead?, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. Got_Lead?

    Got_Lead? Member

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    What's the most painful pistol you have ever shot?

    Here's my little painful pleasure, the Polish P-64. Three rounds and my hand will ache for an hour.

    It's really is a great little gun, very well made, and highly accurate, just a little too small a platform for the power of the round. The slide comes back viciously, and cases eject with almost as much velocity as the bullets (they fly 50 to 75 feet). As soon as I can get a 9mm Mak boolit mold, I'll load her down to a more comfortable level.

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  2. NMGonzo

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    what about a stronger recoil spring?
     
  3. Aiko492

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    The most painful I have shot was the Kahr P380 I used to own. Shooting .45's are much more comfortable.
     
  4. Got_Lead?

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    A stronger recoil spring will definately help, Wolff sells an extra power which I'm going to get the next time I make out an order for springs. The stock springs are about as stiff as the Makarov, however, the slide is so much more slenderly contoured it doesn't have the mass to really buffer the power of the 9mm Mak round.

    I really do like the pistol, I consider it quite a value at the $139 or so dollars I paid for it. It looks to have seen very little use, and is very well made. I like the chrome lining in the bore, this seems to be standard to a lot of eastern block guns. I wish more US made guns had it. I really haven't fired a lot of rounds out of it, but those that I have, it's been 100% reliable, the sights are right on, and it seems to be very accurate (I haven't benched it on paper yet, but it'll whack pop cans easily at 25 yards.
     
  5. NMGonzo

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    I would love one.

    Pain and all ...
     
  6. cyclopsshooter

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    PA63
    scandium jframe 357 158gr
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    boooo
     
  7. forindooruseonly

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    Of the ones I owned - a .500 S&W and a .380 Walther PPk. Both were unpleasant. I've never messed around with a snubby scandium framed anything, but I imagine they are pretty bad in a .357 or .44 like cyclops said.
     
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    Most painful I've shot is a Keltec P3AT, but I'm sure there are a lot worse (like super light framed .357 magnum snubbies, or .45 Colt derringers.
     
  9. hogcowboy

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    My little North American Arms .380. The darn thing pinches my finger between the trigger and the trigger guard. I'm good for three magazines and that's it.
     
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    The Astra 600.
     
  11. Got_Lead?

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    Scandium .357 mag snubby sounds way painful, esp with heavies. Not sure I'd want to fire one with full house loads, at least not in anger.

    There's a lot of talk about the Keltek P3AT and the Ruger LCP, I'd like to try one sometime, they do look cool.
     
  12. Justin123

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    The S&W 642 with 158g +p is not pleasant.
     
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    +1 on that 642... My .32 Seecamp bites my pinkie
     
  14. KAS1981

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    Dunno about most painful pistol, but I just had to comment on that P64. What a great looking little gun!
     
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    The LCP/P3AT do not kick that bad at all...and i have big hands that dont fit the guns too well...its a bit snappy yes, but nowhere near as bad as the Kel-Tec PF-9
     
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    Tie between a Kahr .40 and a Smith Airweight .357. After 50 rounds through the Smith, I actually turned it back into the rental desk with skin and blood hanging off the cylinder release where it had been rubbing my thumb.... The Kahr slide release wore a hole through my thumb as well, but the Smith looked far more impressive when it was done.
     
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    a 22mag mini revolver back in the 70s. the day i learned about cylinder gap
     
  18. SpodWo

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    Hmmm - I have a P64 - I really don't find it that bad. Now my Taurus 24/7 DS compact in .45 ACP can get my hand tingling.
     
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    Get a set of Marschal Grips for your P-64. They'll tame it quite nicely and also make it look much better. My father and I both carry P-64's and we both have Marschal grips. We're also both running the strongest recoil spring Wolff offers. I have, however, noticed some peening, in different areas on each gun. This seems to be due to inconsistent machining, and should resolve itself as it wears in and becomes consistent. Basically areas that stick out more than they should are, of course, receiving extra force. Once it evens out, this will stop.

    I like my PA-63. It's quite pleasant for me.
     
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    A left handed Thompson Contender in 30-30. I'm right handed and the stock didn't fit at all. It's the only one that ever actually hurt me. My 340 M&P with magnum ammo will get your attention but that Thompson was nasty.
     
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    I don't mind a gun that hurts my hand.
    Comforts me to think about how painful it could be for the other guy :eek:
     
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    Most painful gun to shoot

    My S&W 340PD with full house .357 mag loads is quite painful.Also my old Ruger Super Blawkhawk 44 mag was really tough on my middle finger.To this day I don't understand what Bill Ruger was thinking using the squared trigger guard.
     
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    A Seecamp 380 that a friend owns. It is one sweet little gun, but it feels like a mousetrap on your trigger finger.
     
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    Walther PPK/S, it chews the webbing of my hand.
     
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    S&w 340pd

    Scandium frame .357 mag, 12 ounces empty. Most brutal gun to shoot that I own.
     
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