What is the most accurate handgun you have ever fired, fifteen yards and under?

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    What is the most accurate handgun you have ever fired, fifteen yards and under?

    I have been shooting handguns for fifty years. I've owned some of the finest 1911s made, Wilson combat, Ed Browns, Les Baers, Nighthawks, plus H&Ks, Sigs, Glocks, etc.

    I own a Walther PPQ that I shoot more accurately than anything I have ever held in my hand. I am curious which gun has been most accurate, offhand, standing, no rest, of all the guns you have ever shot.
    It may be a factor but I also think the PPQ has the best trigger of any gun I have shot, with it's advertised 1/10th inch reset.

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    A borrowed Sig 210. It won me a winner-take-all, off-hand pistol match that kept getting l-o-n-g-e-r as people fell-out. It ended-up at ~45 yards against a target-tuned S&W 686 6". It was the most accurate autoloading, centerfire handgun I have ever fired. I left $135 richer!
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    A 625PC has given me the best and I have been shooting for over 65 years. I think a lot of the accuracy comes from the smoothest trigger I have ever pulled.
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    A Browning BDM 9mm semi-auto pistol that I had in the 1990's (but later sold) was hands-down the most-accurate pistol I have ever shot.

    I'm sure much of that accuracy came from close familiarity with that particular gun, as it was my primary range monkey, training gun and carry weapon. Same raggedy hole performance out to 12-15yds wasn't that tough, slow-fired. Rapidly fired or double-tapped, groups were almost always smaller than fist-size (~2-3in). Cans and smaller items at 25yds were child's play. Steel targets were fairly simple, though with lower-powered target loads they wouldn't always go down. Accurate from any distance, basically.

    Out to 10yds or so, I could carve neat little, regular two-inch circles, shot by shot, ultimately dropping a nice round slice of the target onto the ground. No big deal with many handguns, but it made me smile each time.

    Haven't been able to do the same thing with anything else, before or since. A rental Glock 19 came close, once, but that was about it.

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    My newly acquired S&W Model 10-5 with 4" standard barrel.

    Pic was from the first cylinder of ammo I fired through it after getting it off of layaway at the LGS. Only at a distance of 7 yards at the local indoor range, but I'm not a competition shooter or anything.

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    My Kimber Pro Series. My pic is from 7 yards shooting off hand 35 rounds. I wasn't shooting slowly, it was pretty much a "1, 2, 3" cadence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchor44 View Post
    I have been shooting handguns for fifty years. I've owned some of the finest 1911s made, Wilson combat, Ed Browns, Les Baers, Nighthawks, plus H&Ks, Sigs, Glocks, etc.

    I own a Walther PPQ that I shoot more accurately than anything I have ever held in my hand. I am curious which gun has been most accurate, offhand, standing, no rest, of all the guns you have ever shot.
    It may be a factor but I also think the PPQ has the best trigger of any gun I have shot, with it's advertised 1/10th inch reset.
    2 pistols of those that I own fit that bill, the first is a Smith and Wesson model 41 7 and 1/2 inch barrel, but it is designed as a target pistol and is 22lr.
    The other is the Colt 357 with a 6 inch barrel with target grips. The trigger on this pistol is just as nice as a Python.
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    Browning Buckmark .22. The 4" bbl model I had was more accurate than the 6" bbl model I have now...not sure why.
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    My Springfield 1911- I can knock the 'X' out at 14yds.
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    My Ruger Bisley Flattop, .44 Special 5.5 inch barrel.
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    My Ruger P89DC 9MM. It is pre-ban (I'm from MA) and it has a light (factory) trigger pull and is quite accurate.

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    I have a friend who has a S&W Model 41, for whatever reason, I can shoot the nuts off that thing. I can routinely shoot the x out of the target at 25 yards.
    2nd most is a Colt 1911 that is older than I am.

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    I'm equally bad with any and all handguns at <15 yards. Beyond that, though, my .41 Mag Blackhawk won hands down. There's the only gun I really miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anchor44 View Post
    I have been shooting handguns for fifty years. I've owned some of the finest 1911s made, Wilson combat, Ed Browns, Les Baers, Nighthawks, plus H&Ks, Sigs, Glocks, etc.

    I own a Walther PPQ that I shoot more accurately than anything I have ever held in my hand. I am curious which gun has been most accurate, offhand, standing, no rest, of all the guns you have ever shot.
    It may be a factor but I also think the PPQ has the best trigger of any gun I have shot, with it's advertised 1/10th inch reset.
    For me it's a Sig Sauer P220....... A close 2nd would be my Colt Lightweight Commander.

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