Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by JonathanE, Dec 22, 2013.
My 6" gp100.
Colt Officers Model Target Made in 1955,shooting .38 special wadcutter ammo.
Kimber 1911 45acp.
Most accurate----High Standard Citation Supermatic w/ Eley Match ammo
Most accurate Defensive Caliber----STI Perfect Ten 10 mm Auto in a 6' slide-Big, heavy and easy to shoot well.
If you cannot get this one to cut small groups you need to get another hobby.
Custom 1911 Colt made in 51. It was so well built that it would feed and eject a mag. full of empties. It shot like a lazer.
The most accurate handgun I've shot was my Magnum Research Lone Eagle in .308nato. It was fun to shoot as long as you used surplus 150gr rounds. 180gr hunting rounds were sheer punishment. I never got up the nerve to shoot any 220gr.
Thompson Contender in .357 Herrett, 2.5-10 Weaver scope. Wish some of my rifles shot as well
South Fork Arms, Officer 1911 in .45acp. Built one at a time in Mexico, MO by Jason Perkins.
Shot dead-on right out of the box.
Great gun, unfortunately, it wasn't/isn't mine. Belongs to a friend.
RUGER Mark II
In 1984, when I first started shoot, my instructor had me purchase the RUGER Mark II (.22). Forty years later, I still find it to me the most accurate out-of-the-box gum I have every shot. I can't hand carry it, I don't use it all the time, but every time I go back to it, it's a pleasure to shoot.
My best-ever group was fired with a Kimber Stainless Gold Match, .45 ACP. It being such a finicky feeder, however, I did not keep it. My Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special, .45 ACP, is consistently accurate, realistically as accurate as that particular Kimber, and has been 100% reliable from round one.
Either of these pistols would enable me to out-shoot a standard Government Model during the 1997-2002 time period, when I really concentrated on shooting 1911 pistols. One must train diligently be up to the task of shooting at the gun's accuracy potential! Cumulative recoil being very unfriendly to my aging joints, I would probably need to select a milder cartridge to shoot at that level again.
Probably my STI Lawman. It makes uncanny little groups, about half the size of the Taurus 1911 it replaced.
High Standard Supermatic Trophy
The most accurate handgun I've ever fired is my Norinco 1911, made by real Communists in China. It digests anything I choose to put in the magazine, from hardball to the flat Keith bullets I use for reloads.
It's very nearly "see it, put a hole there", pointing it like a finger. It's like magic. I'm only a barely passable marksman under normal circumstances, but the Norinco makes me look like I know what I'm doing.
I have, and have had, other handguns, some of them very fine, with no mechanical problems, that I couldn't hit a phone booth with if I was standing inside. Certainly my problem, not the guns'.
I vowed to keep the Norinco forever, and never to change a thing. Unfortunately it suffered from the dreaded "barrel lug setback" that afflicted some percentage of Norincos, and I had to replace the barrel. I haven't had it out to the range since the transplant. I'm not really expecting any change, though.
Combat Masterpiece, or 38 target revolver my uncle had, 1 of a matched pair.
#1 TC Contender .223 14" Bullberry barrel .43 groups 100 yards
#2 Anschutz Acheiver .22lr 1/4 inch groups at 50 yards
#3 and #4 Tie, S&W K38 Masterpiece and S&W Model 52 both shoot one ragged hole at 25 yards with 148 grain wadcutters.
#5 Colt Officers Model Match clover leaf groups at 25 yards
Love the Austin Behlert on page 4.
Don't know those guns at all.
Wish i did.
My wife and I both have the Benelli like Pilot and it too is my most accurate handgun. But I only know that because I have read that it is so. In my hands however, it's pretty much tied for last with all of my other handguns.
I need a lot more time at the range.
I get at least 7" groups almost every time with my SR9
.357 Ruger Bisley. Scary accurate with .38 Spcl. loads in .357 brass pushing wadcutters.
However, the brass would stick in the cylinder with any .357 loads approaching full power.
sub 1 MOA was easy, with my friend's handloads, from a sitting-braced firing position, scoped. A 223Contender was pretty close, too Iron sights, I"ve had bull barreled .22 match autos that would routinely group 2" at 50 yds, iron sights, from that position.
I have 2, both Colts, a 1948 Officers Model Target 4.5" 38 S&W Special, and a Colt 3rd 1965 Woodsman Target 6" 22 LR.
Bought the Woodsman new at Allied Sporting Goods on South Third Street Louisville, KY for $ 96.00, in 1966. The Officers Model was my uncles, a gift from him.
I have learned not to introduce novice revolver shooters to the OMT with out dry firing first, especially in single action, it almost always involved a ND.
The Woodsman sets in the hand like pointing your index finger at a target, all the weight is right at the junction of the last thumb knuckle and the third index finger knuckle.
It's almost as there is no muzzle weight, just the opposite of the OMT, which is muzzle heavy to the point I installed a Tyler T-Grip type filler to aid in balance.
Both are capable of one hole groups in the hands of a match shooter.
I've managed a five shot, one inch center to center group with a Model 686 6 inch AFS model - it was the only time I fired that gun. Ammo was Winchester 158 grain LRN .38 special.
I've also cleared the 25m field pistol silhouettes 10 shots, double action, rapid fire, again with a 686 AFS (different gun), ammo was the owners .38 special hand loads.
Of guns I have owned, the most consistently accurate was a Bul M5 IPSC model .38 super. That also managed a 5 shot 1 inch group with IIRC, Federal ammunition. With the spare 9mm barrel I could only achieve a 1.5 inch group.
1950 K38 Masterpiece. One ragged hole offhand at 25 yards. Of course that was before my eyesight went to pot.
Three come to mind.
I had a HS Supermatic Citation with barrel weights and compensatory that was a dream to shoot. As for centerfires it would have to be a Colt 1911 chambered for 38 spl wadcutter. Absolutely Awesome! The third was a Remington XP 100 in 221 Fireball. If a crow was under 150 yards, it was dead.
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