I donít want to start the 1911 vs. Glock debate. I have and love both of mine.
What I would like is some hard data, expert advice and dare I say opinion on an issue that developed today.
I bought my first 1911 this year and have put about 1500 rounds through it in the last 6 months. In that time, it has easily become my favorite and my other guns are not getting their equal time on the range.
Typically, I shoot my Kahr and 1911 a little low, and my G-26 is dead on. Today I took out my Glock 26 that I have had for over 10 years, but have not shot much (250rds) since I got the PT1911. I shot 150 through my Kahr PM-9 first (no problems), then 100 through the G-26. Most of the 100rds from the G-26 were 6 inches to a foot high from 15 yards.
My question (finally) is this. Does switching back and forth between the different grip angles affect other peoples point of aim that much? Is it possible that Iíve forgotten how to shoot a gun Iíve had for 10 years and many thousands of rounds? I know the grip angle debate is subjective, so to stay away from a Glock hater, JMB for president threads, what are the actual facts on this? What is the grip angle of the Glock and 1911? Is it that much of a difference?
Also, just for an alternate theory, is it possible to shoot out the barrel on a Glock? The barrel looked fine when I checked. But honestly, I donít remember what it looked like 10 years ago. And it was used thenÖ