What is your most reliable and accurate pistol and why?

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  • glockman0422glockman0422 Member Posts: 216 Member
    Here ya go bruchi:

    The happy face picture above was at around 5 to 7yrds shooting offhand using 124gr CCI Blazer FMJ. The G17 has a 3.5 lbs disconnector and original factory sights. I have to admit that i have not been able to duplicate this ever since. Im glad i took a picture.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,552 Senior Member
    All of my handguns are capable of much better accuracy than I can personally attain, but the one that stands out when I am at the controls is the 10mm G20. I never practice with it at less than 25 yards, and I shoot it as well at 25 yards, as I do any of my other full sized pistols at 15 yards. I have also occasionally shot it into paper plates at 50 yards, with fair consistency, and I've not been able to do that with my other semi-autos.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,102 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    I don't and won't own an unreliable gun.

    Crud... So much for the Lorcin .380 I bought you for our second date...
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Crud... So much for the Lorcin .380 I bought you for our second date...

    Remember the "I ain't cheap" comment I made earlier? With gifts like that, don't expect to be doing any base running. :wink:
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,102 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Remember the "I ain't cheap" comment I made earlier? With gifts like that, don't expect to be doing any base running. :wink:

    I could have said Sig P380, but I was fishing in my head for the most unreliable thing I could imagine. That is what I caught.
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  • dlddld Member Posts: 375 Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I will be needing your wife's number...

    36-24-36
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,689 Senior Member
    Ruger P94 not one mishap in 5 years with all sorts of ammo
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  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    I guess I've been lucky with my pistols, as I've not had any misfeeds, jams, or other malfunctions from the newer in my locker, four Springfields, two 1911s, an XD, and XDM, and my Glock 30, all .45acp of course.

    I quit using handloads or cheap ammo. I only use factory ammo, either top brand "whitebox" FMJ such as Winchester, Remington, S&B, or for self defense ammo I use HydraShok or CorBon, etc., and don't have problems.

    I also keep my pistols spotlessly clean and properly lubed.

    Therefore, with these Springfields and the G30, zero, count 'em, zero misfeeds or other mechanical problems. And so, I cannot separate which pistol is more reliable. They all are.

    Accuracy is of the same situation, for me. I have bench-rested most of these pistols and get precise accuracy, far better than my ability to physically hold the weapons in my hand and shoot them. I'd therefore be hard pressed to say which is more accurate, because they compare so closely. Maybe the G30 is slightly less accurate due to its shorter barrel, but not by much. All of these pistols are well made, and while not "race guns" they certainly have the accuracy for my needs.

    Bottom line, holding the pistols and shooting them, I cannot shoot with enough precision manually to tell which pistol is more accurate, even though if it were bench tested a difference might show up. But I won't be using a bench rest to fire these guns in self defense.

    All five can put a .45acp round into the 5-ring most of the time at self defense distances, 20 feet maybe. That's all I need and thankfully I don't have to pick and choose between the pistols. Lucky I guess.

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  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    etc. etc.

    My most functionally reliable pistol goes to both my XD45 Tactical and my Glock 30. -Jason

    Funny that we have the same two pistols. That XD Tactical I have, with the stainless slide, is one of the most "handsome" polymer pistols I've ever seen. And the Glock 30? Butt ugly.

    But they're both good shooters.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    bruchi wrote: »
    Small piece of advice, when posting groups include the distance the target was set up, it is a important part of the equation. Then how you shot such group/s, offhand, on sandbags and so on, ammo choice counts too. Modifications are nice to know as well, is the trigger on your Glock a standard one or has it been worked on, etc.
    Why should we tell, at least the distance----if they don't say you can bet it is 7-10 yds, if farther, they are going to brag about it.
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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Actually this one is REALLY gonna slay'a!. The freakin' Shrub has me conviced that I really need a 23...
    I'll just take it to the range and bagit.gif

    See, while you guys have been beating poor Wambli up about his closet Glock love, I've been working behind the scenes to get him out of the closet.
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    You need to change that 2 and 3 to a 1 and 9........but other than that, I'm behind you all the way!
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    The Shrub wrote:
    See, while you guys have been beating poor Wambli up about his closet Glock love, I've been working behind the scenes to get him out of the closet.



    Good job buddy........so proud of ya. :tooth:
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Mine is my big Model 586 S&W .357 Mag. It's not ideal as for fast handling, but the question was about accuracy and reliability and the S&W is all of that and then some. And the power of the .357 is what makes it a great round. Not too many BG relish the thougth of tangling with one.
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  • Zapp BraniganZapp Branigan Member Posts: 108 Member
    A Taurus PT-92 that I bought in 1985.
    Not only very accurate, but it never, ever jammed, even with reloaded ammo.
    All of my other autos would.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    My Smith and Wesson Model 19-5, 4"

    I can shoot a revolver, double action, like a laser.

    I carry a Glock 19. Quite frankly I do so because I don't care if it gets beat up. However, I just can't shot it as well as a revolver (or as a 1911 for that matter). Minute-of-bad-guy at 25 yards? Yes. However, I can shoot my M19 Smith Minute-of-dead-deer at that distance.
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  • jguilletjrjguilletjr New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    Barring my revolvers, my most accurate and reliable pistol is my sig p238, because the only other pistol I have is a Raven .25 (I cant throw it hard enough to be effective and I wouldn't shoot it at any one because it might make them mad.) I like the sig a lot. It is light and small, and shoots very well. Nice groups, I can hit a B 27 target @ 50 yds, but I usually shoot it at much closer ranges.
  • cappy54cappy54 Member Posts: 269 Member
    Dan you know me GLOCK GLOCK GLOCK, and of course my Double Tap custom rock island armory officers 1911.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    As long as they are clean and properly lubed , and fed quality ammo , I can't think of any I own that are inherently unreliable. I'd say my BYF-41 Luger is finicky , and would probably be the last pistol I own that I'd want to have to stake my life on.

    It's when a pistol is abused , neglected or shown the rigors of combat seen in the mud of trench warfare like WWI , or the rain/snow/sleet/hail/mud forests of Europe and volcanic dust and swamps of the Pacific Islands of WWII , that a combat pistols qualities show.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Actually this one is REALLY gonna slay'a!. The freakin' Shrub has me conviced that I really need a 23...
    I'll just take it to the range and bagit.gif

    Oh my God. Someone, PLEASE get this boy a M&P...
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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    I carry a Glock 19. Quite frankly I do so because I don't care if it gets beat up. However, I just can't shot it as well as a revolver (or as a 1911 for that matter). Minute-of-bad-guy at 25 yards? Yes. However, I can shoot my M19 Smith Minute-of-dead-deer at that distance.
    Put a #3.5 connector in that puppy and go shoot it. Should be able to keep them all in the head at 25 yards.
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Index cards have become my new target in the recent years.
    My Glock 17, 26, and my SA Operator all can do that well from typical self defense distances (not from the bench).
    My 1911 is clearly the most accurate-If a target is missed it is the person using it.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Index cards have become my new target in the recent years.
    My Glock 17, 26, and my SA Operator all can do that well from typical self defense distances (not from the bench).
    My 1911 is clearly the most accurate-If a target is missed it is the person using it.
    I'm still using that deck of cards that had Saddam and his henchmen on it.
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  • temmitemmi Member Posts: 230 Member
    Sorry to say...


    They all are.

    But what I shoot the most is a Sig P220
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    temmi wrote: »
    Sorry to say...They all are.But what I shoot the most is a Sig P220
    Man, I wish the 220 fit my hand. I really like that gun.
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,985 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Man, I wish the 220 fit my hand. I really like that gun.
    rs"

    I've added a few plus what I already have. Not just pistols, but revolvers too.
    In semi-autos I reckon it's my Dan Wesson Pointman 7 .45 ACP, I've out-shot "Raptors"/others costing much more using it on the range
    My Ruger P-89 is reliable as all get-out, but falls short in the accuracy department, just another "Wonder 9"
    My early S&W 625 revolver 5" model of 1988 on bbl (moon-clip .45ACP) is dead nuts on and reliable
    My S&W 624s in .44 S&W SPL (4" and 6.5") are right there too, the edge to the 6.5" cause I can shoot it better with the long sight radius.
    My Ruger Target GOVt Model MKII .22lr with 6 7/8 bbl holds it own and then some
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • scarfacescarface Member Posts: 263 Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Put a #3.5 connector in that puppy and go shoot it. Should be able to keep them all in the head at 25 yards.

    The Ghost Rocket 3.5 and Ghost Tactical 5.0 are great connectors for Glocks. I have been happy with mine as well.
  • scarfacescarface Member Posts: 263 Member
    All of my handguns are reliable. My favorites to shoot are my Glock 34, Sig P226, HK P2000SK, and Springfield 1911.

    The long sight radius and 3.5 lb connector in my Glock 34 makes it very accurate in my hands and a tack driver from a rest. I absolutely love that gun.

    The Sig P226 is a classic in my book. I have an early 1990's model that has just aged like a fine wine. The trigger just gets better with time and the gun is still very accurate after all these years.

    My HK P2000SK has been a nice little tack driver and it's a pleasure to carry. My brother has been asking me for years if I would sell it to him. I have to keep turning him down because I just love that gun. The LEM trigger is easy to use once you get used to it.

    The Springfield 1911 has been accurate and reliable. They build a great 1911 for the price.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    I have several pistols that I can't recall ever failing to feed/fire/eject. With good quality magazines , my Colt National Match fed the stubby 185gr FMJ-SWC and 200gr LSWC target loads , as well as the old CCI/Speer 200gr flying shot glass. My Star Models 30 and 43 both 9mmP are very reliable and accurate , as are my CZ-75s in both 9mm and .40 S&W.

    My Benelli B-76 is an extremely accurate pistol with good ammo , but can be very finicky with hollow points. The Federal NyClads would be my first pick.
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  • shawn1172shawn1172 Senior Member Posts: 588 Senior Member
    I wish my most reliable and most accurate were one and the same. Not so.
    Most accurate- Colt 1911 Combat Commander .45
    Most reliable- Keltec PF9 9mm.
    The Keltec is my regular carry gun due to it's concealablity and reliability. In nearly 5 years, it's never malfunctioned on me. I've seen it jam when others were shooting it but I blame that on limpwristing or poor grip. While it's no tack driver I can keep all rounds within 6 inches at 15 yards.
    The Colt used to be problematic. It jammed at a lot and the firing pin retaining plate FELL OFF twice while shooting. Last year I sent it back to Colt and it's been mostly reliable since. Still not perfect but much better. It went from jamming 1/25 rounds to more like 1/250. As for accuracy, I can keep them in 3 inches at 15 yards. Never tried benching it, just shooting off hand.
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