I'm trying to think how best to phrase this.
Of all the weapons you've shot, which one seemed most natural and easiest to shoot really well.
With lots of practice you can make any weapon shoot well in your hands.
But which one seemed like an old friend when you first shot it?
For me it was first the steel framed Colt Commander, and then better yet the Colt Gold Cup that followed it.
It pointed naturally, the recoil was very manageable, and I kept hitting the bulls-eye--right from the very beginning.
So what was your best weapon ever? (Shooting only; do not consider concealment characteristics.)
To me, 150 year old designed plow handled single action revolver like my Ruger Vaquero & 1851 Navy is the most natural feeling/pointing guns I've ever used. Maybe that is because I played with so many toy cowboy guns as a kid that I just got used to them, but I love the balance of them.
Beretta or Stoeger Cougar.
I was hoping for some sort of concensus here. It does not seem like we are going to get one though.
If I might further muddy the waters, I'd have to say the Browning Hi-Power.
Sorry to confound you consensus.
No, that's not likely to happen. If there was a consensus, everyone would shoot the same guns, or would want to.
To me, a 1911's grip isn't quite "right". it's too deep and too narrow. The best feeling guns I've ever shot were the Beretta 92SF and the EAA Witness or CZ75. The CZ is probably the best, by a hair.
My Commander was such a disaster that I never got to the point where I expected it to fire more than once or twice in a row, so it never felt comfortable at all. Most expensive new gun I have ever bought, and one of the biggest disasters.
Revolver - S&W .357
Auto - right now it's my Sig Sauer P2022 - I'm amazed at the trigger on this gun.
my S&W 686 .357.
best feeling gun in my collection.
A very subjective question but here goes.
A toss up between my Performance Center S&W 952-2 and my basic factory stock Walther P99.
Browning Hi Power, 1911
My presumption going in to this was that the 1911 would come out ahead. There are far more manufacturers of the 1911 than any other gun, and it has been in production for so long that I figured it must have an edge. So far, not so.
I shoot my Browning .22 Buckmarks the most accuratly. If I had to pick a handgun in a defensive caliber. I shoot a 5'' 1911 better than anything else I've fired.
S&W 4" model 66. Fits me to a tee, balance is superb, just a fantastic piece! Out of the box accuracy that is peerless.
First autoloader I shot really well was an old 5.5" bull-barreled Ruger Mark-I target .22. Stupid accurate; made me look GOOD.
First centerfire auto that I shot really well was probably a S&W 3954 9mm (double-action only) with a long-but-smooth trigger pull for every shot. I had been shooting a lot of DA revolvers in DA mode, and when I first shot that little 'Smith, it just left ragged clusters of holes in the 10-15 yard targets.
Everything else has taken a bit of effort; a long-gone-now series 70 Gold Cup eventually shot like a champ, but there was a steeeeeep learning curve at the beginning...
"Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)
Ruger KP90DC. I've separated many Snakes head from the rest of its body with it.
Springfield Armory XD 9 4 " barrel.............I am accurate with this weapon left hand, right hand, single hand, any hand.....................Nice weapon for the price.
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"