Springfield 1911 FBI Model
The very "most natural and easiest. . . weapon" was the Win. Model 12, 30" barrel full-choke 12 gauge
that I mail-ordered for $93 as a high-school freshman in 1957. It replaced my single-shot .410.
I earned the money for that gun. And for shot-shells.
It made me KING-KONG at bringing home ducks, pheasants, and grouse for my Mom. I LOVED that gun.
We needed the food. My Dad insisted on one shot, one bird for the table. He grew up in the Depression.
Back to what you meant.
My first semi-auto, 1992. Beretta 92 Centurion with factory installed Trijicon night sights. Still have it.
Springfield 1911 FBI Model
my sigpro 2022 9mm is amazing as is my 1911, both are awesome.
allthough my G17 as the least muzzle flip more accurate, quick follow up shots than both of them. I also have a USP 40 but i think i need to adjust the sights on it ( i hope )
My Springfield EMP 9. Fabulous to shoot and super accurate. Wish I had the .40 as well.
S&w 686 4"
Browning Hi Power or 1911. Flip a coin.
my S&W 686 4" and SIG p226 both
I'm partial to JMB designs. My favs are the 1911 and Hi-Power.
My Ruger SR9c.
Right out of the box it felt good in my hand and I hit the marks I was aiming at the very first time and almost every time there after (other then my fault ).
By the way there will never be a consensus, as we all have different hands
Walther PPK in .32 ACP. Not my best "weapon", but extremely accurate for a little gun and a real pleasure to shoot. In revolvers, the S@W 696 .44 Special. Three inch L-Frame, very accurate, great balance, and love those big bullets!
So far, my FNP45. However, I do have a CZ97B on the way and a Les Baer Monolith 1911. So, we shall see if that still stands in a few weeks.
I always thought for me the ruger p series was the best shooting. Of course now they are a close second. My absolute top shooting handgun is the m&p. I bought a .40c. Took it to the range and the first 20 shots I was impressed. The sights lined up different on the target at 14 yards (if the guy measured right. He said it was double the furthest distance used for concealed weapon shooting test which was 7 yards). One of the 6" (I believe) target circles that bust yellow when hit. Of course some people on hefe won't be impressed but I was.
The first shot out of the box, at 25 yards, was a perfect bulls eye, with my G20 (10mm Glock). I shoot paper plates and staple them to the board in the center of a 2" orange dot, and my shot took the staple out and dropped the plate on the ground.
However, after that shot, I had a slight flinch that it took me a couple of range sessions to overcome. Still, on a good day (with my old eyes), I can put 4-5 out of a 15 shot magazine into the 2" bulls eye (25 yards), and the misses are all pretty close. This is my 'woods gun,' and I never shoot it at less than 25 yards, and, if I'm practicing regularly, I can hit the paper plate at 50 yards, more often than not.
The G20 is not a pretty handgun, and doesn't feel all that good in my hand, but the bullet goes where the sights are pointed, every time, and I am very confident when shooting it.
1911's and 2011's
Sig P229 Sport
S&W 686 Performance Model's
These are all right up there for me.
Sig Pro 2009
in that order, but extremely close
Of the 6 handguns that I own and dozens of others that I've fired I would say definitely my Springfield Xd9 service 4".
Easiest to find my target, recoil is minimal to get back on target quickly and fits great in my hand.
A close second would be my SigPro 2022, but the thicker grip isn't quite as comfortable although it is still very easy to shoot really well.
Easy, my first wheelgun: S&W 686But which one seemed like an old friend when you first shot it?
Didn't realize I had posted earlier sorry