Taurus 85 .38 (cousins gun)
Springfield XD 4inch Darell .45acp
Springfield 1911 fullsize .45acp
Larinson .380 (step dad's gun)
I shot at 7 yards with a fullsize torso target at an indoor range. The Larinson .380 was a pure piece of junk. It jamed with range rounds and just did not feel good in my hands at all. I did not like it. The Taurus 85 was ok. I like being able to pull back the hammer and get a short trigger pull that way while shooting in a range....I know when the gun is going to fire. However I could not hit the broad side of a barn with it. I even shot off one of the clamps that held the target in place. The gun also had a sharp/snappy kick that I was not comfortable with. Next we have the XD. Nice gun and I liked it overall. However it is heavy to me and I did not like the long trigger pull all the time. I never knew when the gun was going to fire, so at times I jerked the gun and was not smooth with it. Now we come to the fullsize 1911. I love that gun. It is nice to look at.....however looks do not really matter when you get down to it. It felt nice in my hand. I love the short trigger pull as well. I was able to keep a 7 round clip in the chest area @ 7 yards with that gun in .45acp range rounds. My only issue with the 1911 was its size and weight. It is way to big to carry concealed. My cousin carrys it open on under a shirt on a belt holster. I did not mind the kick of the 1911 at all and was not jerking the gun when it fired. I put 50 rounds through the 1911 and my hand was not sore after doing so.