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Is the "Feel" of a handgun over rated?

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    I am not an expert on guns and I buy a gun for its reliability first, if I am going to carry it however I want it to be comfortable in my hand. I would like my gun to feel like an extension of my hand in case I ever have to use it. I am thankful that I have never had to use it except on the firing range.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GentlemanJim View Post
    "Feel" is emotional, subjective and irrelevant.
    Oh, I agree that "feel" is emotional. As for it being subjective, go ask an Ergonomic Engineer if they think their speciality is a subjective art or an objective science. As for feel being irrelevant, over 75% of the poll's respondents disagree with you. There MUST be some relevance 'round here somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Oh, I agree that "feel" is emotional. As for it being subjective, go ask an Ergonomic Engineer if they think their speciality is a subjective art or an objective science. As for feel being irrelevant, over 75% of the poll's respondents disagree with you. There MUST be some relevance 'round here somewhere.
    Manufacturers to much of time & money researching & developing their firearms to have an excellent "feel" & good ergonomics for it to be irrelevant.


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    No. Feel is not overrated.

    1. Feel is often part of that "X Factor" that makes us love a weapon, and to continually put it in our hands at the range. Over time, this translates to proficiency and confidence.

    2. "Ease of accuracy" is my term for how a firearm's characteristics help us close the gap between mechanical accuracy and actual performance. It's basically a function of grip ergonomics, trigger quality, and (to a lesser extent) sights. There are certain weapons that most people can shoot well with, from the first mag. CZs are a great example of "great grip + OK trigger = piece of cake". I've seen a lot of people shoot well with CZs, right away.

    In a nutshell, how something feels in our hand is often our body's way of telling us that it lines up with our biomechanics. While we can learn to adapt to many platforms, we might not have to adapt to others. I shot the SR9c very well, immediately. Why waste time adapting to a Glock?
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