Browning Hi Power or 1911. Flip a coin.
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
I went to the range the other day and rented a Glock 23. On the third magazine I emptied all the rounds into one hole which I could cover entirely with a 25 cent piece (at 7 yards).
(The earlier magazines were about 2-1/2" groups.)
The Glock might be right up there with my favorites.
The two in my collection that I have now that I am the most accurate with are my Beretta 96 and my Glock 19, I dont know about ever, I cant remember back that far.
Gee ... you guys all have me thinking. My favorite right now is a Ruger SR9c that shoots amazing groups, very comfortably. However, of ALL time my favorite is probably my Beretta 92FS. I had the trigger smoothed by the armorer where I worked before I ever shot it, and from shot # 1 it pointed naturally, shot where I pointed it, and was very comfortable to shoot.
Interestingly, it has also been the favorite of my now 20-something sons the first time I took them out to learn.
The more I write, the more I want to go to the safe, get everything I own out and go to the range and do my own experiment!!
For me, it's any of the S&W K frame revolvers. They simply come right up to a natural point of aim position. The best feature of these and other revolvers is the variety of wood and rubber grips that allow you to adjust your grip to modular perfection. you can have a set of grips made for your bare hands, then a set of light weight shooting gloves, then a set of heavier cold weather gloves, and so on, all customized and easy to change per your use.
For a semi auto pistol, the best "off the shelf" natural point and shoot gun is the Taurus 24/7 with their proprietary "Ribber" grip. Guns with these grips from Taurus are becoming harder to find. I know many people here will throw out many negatives about Taurus but the question is "what is the best point and shoot gun?"
AR15 pistol.Foregrip,Reflex sight and a light on the side rail.
S&W 686 4" or a full size 1911 (Colt Combat Elite in my case).
Gotta agree with the Gold Cup -- whenever I take it out and shoot it, I wonder why I bother with anything else. No muss, no fuss, no worrying about the trigger or adjusting the sight picture, just holes very close together.