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Posted: 1/24/2006 11:08:16 AM EDT
How do you measure how accurate you are at the range? How important is the ammo you use or is it more of handgun / shooter specific when it comes to accuracy? Of all the elements wouldn't you think that the shooter was more important? I have heard guys saying it was the gun and not me, what is it for you?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:50:55 AM EDT
I KNOW that my gun will shoot 1" groups or maybe less at 15 yards. Anything larger, and its me. 90% of inaccuracy in handgun shooting comes from the shooter. No shit. Thats why it's silly to put a new barrel in a handgun that does not have the ergonomics, sights and trigger to allow the shooter to use it to anywhere near its potential. If you really want to know how accurate your pistol is, rest it over a bench and take your time. Then you have a benchmark. So, in order of importance:

Shooter
Ergonomics
Mechanical accuracy of handgun
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:27:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
90% of inaccuracy in handgun shooting comes from the shooter. No shit.



It's unfortunate that more people didn't know that. I often read of folks blaming their sights, barrels, ammo and guns for inaccuracy but I've always said that more can be achieved by tuning up the shooter.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:44:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:00:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 5:00:47 PM EDT by vanilla_gorilla]

Originally Posted By SGB:
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Showoff!

I honestly don't really measure accuracy. I shoot out to 50 yards (occasionally) with pistols, but even then I don't check groups, I look to see if I hit what I was aiming at.

The great majority of my shooting involves more than groups, such as: can I punch this target in the face, step back Mozambique the one to the side of the first, then do the first one as well?

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Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:33:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 5:33:54 PM EDT by ikor]
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:40:26 PM EDT
As Yogi Berra once said, "90% of this game is 50% mental."

Sums it up for me, IMO.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:48:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 5:48:56 PM EDT by Bear_B]
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:48:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 5:49:12 PM EDT by Bear_B]
edited to delete double post
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:49:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
As Yogi Berra once said, "90% of this game is 50% mental."

Sums it up for me, IMO.



"60% of the time, it works every time."~~Anchorman
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