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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. exiledtoIA

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    1) bhp
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    Toss up. Beretta 92. Springfield EMP.
     
  3. smalls

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    1911. I shoot Glock's well, too, but they naturally point a little high for me. That and they don't feel "natural" in my hand. I could get used to it if I had to, though.
     
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    How could I learn a 1911 was a better grip angle before I ever handled one???

    Sorry but not everything is learned. In this case the grip/angle I learned on was not optimal but I found what was. Just like I figured out that I need a slightly thicker grip on my single actions. That wasn't learned because it goes 180° to what I've always been told by the "experts". I fully believe that some guns and grips are more comfortable and natural. If everything was learned, we'd all be shooting the same thing.
     
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    1911, SR22, MKlll 6 7/8 tapered bbl target.
     
  7. sappyg

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    For me it's a 1911 followed closely by a Ruger 22/45. Hitting is just easy with them though I don't think I will try them with my eyes closed.
    I do like the way the Sig 2022 points but haven't shot it yet. I think I like it too.
     
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    Exactly not. Let's ask a guy in New Dheli what a proper mattress feels like, then ask a guy in Kazakstan what a real house looks like and a European what a real lugnut looks like, while asking someone in Japan how they feel about monotheistic religions.

    I once read somewhere that the traditional pistol hold in Russia comes from pointing a fist at something, such as the TT-33, the traditional hold in Germany (the Luger) came from holding a saber and the traditional 1911 grip angle came oddly enough from baseball.

    Now, while I don't quite buy it wholesale, grip angles in varying cultures do come from different things. Think about it.
     
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    Ruger 3 screw, saa in .45 colt with a brass super black hawk frame.
     
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    For me, it's a tossup between my Standard Model Ruger MKII and my Colt Woodsman.
     
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    My german P220 with the old school plain checkered grips. Oldie but a goodie.
     
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    I guess I may cheat a little, because I won't buy a handgun that dosen't "point" naturally. And I may get bashed for this, but, my little Kel-Tec P-11 seems to point more naturally for me than either my 1911 and or my TZ99, and it's not because I practice with it more either. I rarely get to shoot because my job keeps me on the go.
     
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    So I reckon you think left-handed people just made the choice and learned it that way? Eye dominance???

    Pretty thin theory you have there.
     
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    Interesting you should say that. I learned right handedness from a teacher who thought left handedness was wicked.
     
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    Beretta 96. Fits me like a glove, goes where I want it..
     
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    So did my father. Even after all that, he's still left-handed.
     
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    Whatever gun I practice with enough to make it point perfectly.
     
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    It'll be a different handgun for everyone, depending on hand size and shape. For me, it happens to be the 1911. This is actually the reason i chose to confine myself to one type of handgun. Why shoot something that handicaps me because of ergonomics? If someone else chooses a Glock or Sig for the same reasons, they'd be a fool to spend too much time with my own favorite.
     
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    He must have not learned from a deutsche Lehrerin at a rural elementary school in Germany. 8) I actually had to write right handed in class at all times and well you know ... act right handed at all times. And yes, I only had one teacher.
     
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    1911 with an arched mainspring housing. Hands-down.

    SIGs (P-226, 228 and 229) point well for me.

    Even the Beretta 92FS/M9 points well for me.

    In revolvers, pretty much only S&W K-frames (with the old style stocks, a Tyler T-Grip is required, otherwise -- yep, the ugly Goodyears, usually Pachmyr "Grippers" --or the superb Kim Ahrends Combat fingergroove stocks).
     
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    HK P7.

    And I just won a steel plate shoot with it tonight. :D
     
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    P08

    Luger P08, followed by Ruger Mark series 22's. The P08 grip angle to the barrel is just like pointing my finger at the target. Most comfortable hold I have ever had. Also impacts like a finger point: X ring every time :). My Mark II is the next best to the P08. (Truthfully, I find most guns shoot better than I aim. <chuckling> )
     
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    For me, it's a tie between a Uberti 1860 Colt C&B and a 6" barrel K-38 with Pachmyer grips.

    My wife voted for her Ruger Mk II bull barrel and the CZ 75b. (Since she often outshoots me, I just smile and don't argue.) ;)

    Jeff
     
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