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What's YOUR Most Easily Pointing Handgun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by SharpsDressedMan, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. SharpsDressedMan

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    I used to have a Remington Model 51 .380, that was advertised to be "self-aiming" in old advertisements. It was truly a great point & shoot gun. I also, for some reason, can get a Beretta 92FS to almost "point" for me; more easily than a CZ75, 1911, or BHP, etc. The Beretta is a handful, but just seems to POINT well. What works for you guys?
     
  2. beeenbag

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    Glock 19 for me.

    In all fairness, I have pulled the trigger on glocks way more than any other firearm, so it just makes sense that it would feel more natural to me.

    I really like the way a BHP points too though.
     
  3. LeonCarr

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  4. M2 Carbine

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    Off hand I can't say but several years ago when I came home with my new CZ40P and shot the first magazine load I thought this gun seems to point well for me. So I tried shooting 6 shots with my eyes closed.
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    The LC9 also did pretty good when I first got it.
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    Even the S&W J Frame points OK for me.
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    Glock, not so good for me.
     
  5. MutinousDoug

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    I used to think the S&W model 19 was the best, most naturally pointing handgun I'd ever fired. Now, I can't shoot a K frame without at least a Taylor-T grip at anything beyond about 10 yds and hit a 5" bull regularly unless I'm in a well lighted pistol range.

    I took up Bullseye (Conventional pistol) years ago where I shot a Ruger Mark II gov't model and a 1911-A1 for 8-9 years. Now those point (al)most naturally for me. ( still have to look at the front sight at least).

    Just shot a Glock for the 1st time yesterday and although I don't "like" the trigger, I like it a lot better than the S&W double action trigger pull stack.
     
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    Full size 1911. Anyone else?
     
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    Hard to say for me but what did amaze me recently was how natural my Heritage Rough Rider seemed to point and shoot my first day with it. It's my first S/A revolver, and I really thought it would "point" differently since I'm so used to my bigger D/A revolvers and my other pistols.
    Another that surprised me its first day at the range with "point-ability" is my Bersa Thunder 380.
     
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    My Ruger Mark I, circa 1972, 6" barrel. Thing points itself. So well that I became NRA Distinguished Expert.
     
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    M9 for me, but (and it pains me to write it) my Gen 4 G19 is right there with it.
     
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    1911, officer's size is even better than fullsize (probably a "more practice" effect)
    Also guns like a 1911 in grip shape and angle (colt 1903, Tokarev, XD pistols)

    Closely followed by Ruger's traditional target pistol grip (mkI-II-III, but not 22/45) ... which is strange, but that's how it feels and that's the story the targets tell me.

    Beretta and Glock near the bottom of the list - they simply do not fit, and most revolvers feel too front-heavy to get a natural "point" going on with.
     
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    Browning Hi-Power and CZ 85B.
     
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    For me Ruger Mk1 or 1911.
     
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    Full size 1911, followed by 92FS.
     
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    It's very close between a S&W 642 and a CZ-75. Two guns couldn't be any more different, but they both work for me.
     
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    Most Easily Pointing Handgun

    Whatever I practice with the most--pretty sure we could all get equally used to a Howdah pistol or a Mac 10 if we held/shot with it a bunch;). For me, it's a CZ52, hillariously enough. Horribly slapping heavy trigger, and odd/long grip profile and angle, but I've plinked with it so much recently pointing it's become second nature.

    (not to be a Grandma (or a judgemental jerk), but you shoot with your eyes closed?:eek: I guess I think it's okay if you triple (make that quadruple) check the range immediately before, and only shoot for a couple seconds? It's still kinda like seeing how long you can track a straight road in your car with your eyes closed before you feel the rumble strips, though...just makes me uneasy:eek:. I guess I'm just not confident enough in my aim return to send lead downrange unseen:eek:)

    TCB
     
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    My CZ P01. Instantly on target.

    The worst was a Glock 21sf. My match scored plummeted with that thing.
     
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    Number one is a Blackhawk revolver, number two is a 1911.
     
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    SIG SP2022, does it pretty much all by itself.
     
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    #1 A Colt 1860, cartridge or percussion or 1871-1872 Open Top with the Army grip frame.

    #2 A Colt 1851, SAA or Ruger Single Six/Blackhawk with the XR3 grip frame.

    #3 A 1911 with proper thickness, smooth grips.

    #4 I do pretty well with a S&W K or N-frame with proper grips.

    The steep grip angle of the Glock or Ruger MK-series does not agree with me. Even though I grew up shooting them.
     
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    My ranges (2) on my ground, so I pretty much do whatever I want.:)

    Just for the heck of it I shot and passed (a practice round) of the Texas Concealed Carry qualification course with my eyes closed.
    I use to say the qualification was so easy you could pass with your eyes closed. So I tried it and passed.


    Actually years back I used to allow most anyone to shoot here but we (Americans) have become such irresponsible sue crazy jerks, that I'm right picky about who I allow to shoot here anymore.
    Now, mostly just friends and people I'm teaching or helping with their shooting shoot here now.

    Too bad to. It's a nice range going unused much of the time.
    These kids find the 1911 points well for them.
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    Single Action Army.
    Hands down.
     
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    Luger.
     
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    1911s / Ruger 22/45s / HK USPs .45

    I found 1911s to be the easiest pointing and most accurate for me. Over time I found that the HK USPs and Ruger 22/45s(hence the name 22/45) match the 1911 grip angles and work just as easily for pointing. The differences in grip thickness doesn't affect me negatively.
     
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    1911 for first place with me. A Sig P229 is a close second.
     
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