Do you shoot one brand of pistol better than another?

Do you shoot one brand of pistol better than another?

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    Do you shoot one brand of pistol better than another?

    I've noticed that I'm better with my NIghthawk/Wilson Combat 1911s than I am with my Kimbers and others. I took my SIS and my PT1911 out today to try my hand at a electronic range. Shooting moving targets is MUCH more fun :-) but I'm noticing that with the Nighthawk and the Wilson I'm pretty center mass. With the Kimbers I'm low right. It doesn't matter what Kimber, I tried my CDP and my SIS, putting rounds in the same general area. Swapped to the PT1911, and I was closer to COM but not dead on. A couple of weeks ago in a class, I was ripping double taps left and right almost always COM
    I don't think it's trigger pull, weight, I'm not sure WHAT it is. The CDP is alloy 4in the SIS is steel 5in, the Nighthawk is steel 4.25, the PT1911 is steel 5in.

    I don't get it....
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    The para 12.45 LDA I had was extremely accurate with 185 and 200 grainers. Shooting 230 grainers out of her always hit at 8 o'clock low...
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    Yup... even different pistols of the same make/model. But it only seems to be true with 1911's.
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    i score higher with my glock 27 than with my glock 22. same course of fire. must be the shorter sight picture for these old eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankmako View Post
    i score higher with my glock 27 than with my glock 22. same course of fire. must be the shorter sight picture for these old eyes.
    LOL I had the same problem. I would shoot my 26 better in IDPA than the 35 I have. I'd make sharpshooter with the 26 but only marksman with the 35. I have been using a 34 for a while now but have not run the classifier with it.

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    I am a dead-eye with my Kimbers.

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    So far I shoot my Kimber better than any other pistol that I've owned. It's also the most accurate pistol that I've owned!
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    I shoot my Sig 229 much better than I did my XD. This could also be attributed to my my practice, etc. along the way. My Xd was my frist and then I moved on. Interesting observation though.
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    My 5" Kimber is dead on with most loads. My Commander is slightly low but only 1" or so my Micro is about the same and maybe slightly left. I suspect the shorter sight picture on the Micro and trifocals might just contribute to this!
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    That's why four out of my five are Glocks!

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    I shoot better groups with my my 442 than my Glock 27. The Glocks Big Dots don't group as well as the blades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunndw View Post
    I've noticed that I'm better with my NIghthawk/Wilson Combat 1911s than I am with my Kimbers and others.

    I'm noticing that with the Nighthawk and the Wilson I'm pretty center mass. With the Kimbers I'm low right. It doesn't matter what Kimber.
    Are they all properly zeroed to the same distance? The same size, length, weight. If not, it's hard to say any of the results are due to any specific factor. About all that can be said is: the package that's most accurate for you best matches the feel you require for good shots.

    That said, I've compared shooting my two primary pistols, a Browning BDM 9mm and a CZ P01. Both are nearly the same weight, though the BDM is longer, thinner and balanced quite differently. There's something a bit barrel-heavy in the feel of the BDM while shooting, whereas the P01 feels neutrally balanced. But, that dramatically affects the point of impact.

    The BDM has been most accurate, by far, with Remington Golden Saber 115gr rounds. Don't know why, but I'm assuming it's the timing of the shooting cycle that feels best, with that round. Going to anything weaker or more powerful simply means I'll be far less accurate. While, with the P01, the stouter loads seem to be the most accurate for me. Again, no specific explanation.

    When I first acquired the P01, I was dead-eye with the BDM. Now, I'm about equally accurate with both. I'm convinced the primary factor is familiarity, though I have not had the pistols recently zeroed to 25yds.

    Interestingly, by comparison I am dead-eye accurate with a Glock 19 right out of the box, used or new, even after having not shot one of those for a year or more. There's just something about the size, balance and feel during shooting that matches what my mind's timing clock is feeling, and how my hand/eye coordination is thinking about the shooting sequence. Whatever the factor is, it best matches my conception of a good shot with a G19. Doesn't work the same with the G23 .40cal, or other Glocks. Go figure.

    As for the Wilson, if you're still bummed, send it to me and I'll send it through its paces. I'm sure we'll find out why it won't shoot well for you. (I'm also sure that we'll find out why it shoots well for me. Ha!)
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    I shoot my Glock the best....don't know why,but I do...

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    I know it's not the pistols...if I brace all them shoot COM
    Kimber Pro CDP: Alloy 4in- low right
    Kimber SIS Steel 5in: low right
    PT1911: Steel 5in not as low right

    Nighthawk Talon II bobtail: 4.25 dead center
    Wilson CQB compact: dead center

    It doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. I thought it was the bobtail helping out, but the Wilson is 100%
    Now..when i say low right, I'm talking about "ribcage" on a human shaped target.
    I think some of it might be the me using the electronic range, but I noticed it on the stationary targets as well.
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