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YOUR FAVORITE HANDGUN, QUA ACCURACY ?????

 
 
Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 03:33 pm

Can we take an opinion poll
on accuracy in handguns, be thay revolvers or automatics ?

What is your favorite handgun, so far as ACCURACY is concerned ???





David


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roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 03:47 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Darned if I know! The virtue of the automatic is that the firing chamber is either perfectly aligned with the barrel, or at least the relationship doesn't vary. Revolvers have 5, 6, or more firing chambers, and while they are usually well indexed, they're less apt to be perfect. Either can, and usually is more inherently accurate than nearly all shooters.

Personally, I don't get too honked up on handgun accuracy. I take their prime use as defensive weapons, with 30 feet and under as being defensive distances. I have only known one handgun that was inadequately accurate at those distances. It was a double barreled derringer.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 04:18 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Darned if I know! The virtue of the automatic is that the firing chamber is either perfectly aligned with the barrel, or at least the relationship doesn't vary. Revolvers have 5, 6, or more firing chambers, and while they are usually well indexed, they're less apt to be perfect. Either can, and usually is more inherently accurate than nearly all shooters.

Personally, I don't get too honked up on handgun accuracy. I take their prime use as defensive weapons, with 30 feet and under as being defensive distances. I have only known one handgun that was inadequately accurate at those distances. It was a double barreled derringer.
I have to agree with your reasoning.
During target shooting, I tend to favor revolvers
for their superior mechanical reliability.
Automatics jam too much, even new out-of-the-box,
but after a few hours of target shooting with revolvers,
I must grudgingly admit that I 've gotten marginally better accuracy from automatics.

I 'd be afraid to fire a Derringer; dangerous.
U coud get carpal tunnel syndrome from them, IMO.
Thay even come in .44 caliber; scary.





David
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 05:54 pm
My .45 ACP Glock 21s are very reliable and accurate.

http://cheaperthandirt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Glock21.jpg
roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 05:57 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
.44! Hell, there is on brand that comes in .44 - 70. At my age and condition, I wouldn't set one of those off in a ten pound rifle!

Yes, in a defensive handgun, reliabililty is the highest priority. I have a feeling we will continue to differ on this subject.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 06:22 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I've got a side by side sawed off breech loader that is guaranteed not to miss inside 20 feet.

It makes a bit of a mess, though...
roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 07:16 pm
@Rockhead,
Trust me, it is possible to miss.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 07:33 pm
@roger,
I suppose that's why there are two barrels...

hmmmm.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 08:01 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
I've got a side by side sawed off breech loader that is guaranteed not to miss inside 20 feet.

It makes a bit of a mess, though...
The question is HANDGUNS.
It'd be a liberal definition of a sawn off shotgun
to deem it a handgun.





David
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 08:03 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

I've got a side by side sawed off breech loader...


Do you have your tax stamp for that blaster?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 08:10 pm

Maybe its more that 18" barrel ?
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 08:22 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I could make it pistol grip.

then it would be a handgun, no...?

(we have no need to drag out any tape measures. it doesn't leave the cabin)
roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 09:39 pm
@Rockhead,
As if ATF cares where it is.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 11:07 pm
The only handgun I felt comfortable in my ability to hit what I aimed at was my military issue S & W .38 (Roger tells me it must have been a model 10)
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 12:32 am
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

I could make it pistol grip.

then it would be a handgun, no...?

(we have no need to drag out any tape measures. it doesn't leave the cabin)
U r supposed to measure by shoving a cleaning rod
from the muzzle down to the breech.





David
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fresco
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 01:56 am
Shocked
As a Brit, I find the use of "favorite" in the title of this thread lying somewhere between the bizarre and the distasteful. But carry on by all means !

H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 07:42 am
@fresco,
Aside from an assortment of Glock pistols I have a Ruger revolver.
It's a sweet shooting .357 Magnum GP100 with a 6.0" barrel.

http://deepsouthguns.com/dsguns/images/1704.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 07:45 am
http://hellinahandbasket.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/cap-gun-with-round-caps.jpg
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 08:07 am
@djjd62,
Cute, how's the recoil?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 08:18 am
Thinking about buying a new gun?

Not sure if you should buy it or not?

This form should help

http://i.imgur.com/Dc3jg.png
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