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Another 'more than one of the same carry gun' thread

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This is not the same "how many of you have more than one?" thread. This is my mystery that may not have an answer, but here goes

I have three P238's. They are different models, but the same gun, and all manufactured within a couple of years. They are: The original Scorpion, with the ambi safety; The Rainbow; and the SAS. My magical local gunsmith worked on the safeties of all 3 (which were way too stiff) and they are now "just right" when it comes to off during the draw, and on when reholstering. Other than that, and the plastic "shim" layers I put under the grips (same on all 3), they are as they came from the factory. They all came with the 'SIG nite lites.'

They are all great little guns and soft shooters BUT each time I shoot the SAS it seems to work better in every way than the other two: softer recoil, more accurate, etc. and so forth. With the rounded edges (which make it especially nice for in and out of the holster), it just feels better in every way.

I wear shooting gloves so the grip texture is not a factor for me.

Could it be possible that the looks have influenced my perception of the performance?

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Now the question:

If you have more than one of the same gun, does one of them work noticeably better for you?

Curious grannies want to know. 馃懙
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Sort of. I have the twin sister 5" N frame revolvers. The TRR8 and R8 models. One has a copper bead sight (TRR8) that I prefer over the white dot (R8). I pick up the copper bead better than the white dot. It makes me slightly faster shooter with the TRR8 over the R8.

Both guns are balanced similarly and weigh about the same. They are both equally accurate for me.
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If you have more than one of the same gun, does one of them work noticeably better for you?
Yes. My wife's P365 is noticeably more accurate than mine. Or it could be that she's just better with it than I am. Either choice is valid. Actually, the front sight on mine has been scooted to one side a bit, so it is really not as accurate as hers.

As for my Glocks (G45 / G19X) - to my knowledge, they are both just as good, but I carry the G45 because the finish on the slide is more durable than the nPVD finish of the 19X.
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I have two identical Shield .45s. One has a distinctly "better" trigger.

I have two identical Glock 17s, three different slides. Different triggers, different performances depending on which slide is where.
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I have a Glock-23 and the 19, both gen 4 .

I have run the 19 in various competitions. After getting the 23 I added the 9mm and the 357 barrels.

The 23 felt better-smoother right out of the box, with that being said I prefer the 23 as my go to for daily carry and competitions.
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I have a few "pairs", both revolver and semi auto. They are unmodified in any way. I have not noticed any difference, which pleased me.
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I'm boring like samharvey. I have several of each and they are similar. The favorite K-Frame Smith & Wesson revolver does have a lighter main spring due to long use and that is noticeable.
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Nope, both of my WCV Glock 19s are pretty much the same. One currently has 1,200 rounds and the other 250, so not a lot of difference.

My wife's two 26s sure do. Her primary one now has over 19,000 rounds. Her spare one has around 500 rounds. The trigger on the primary one is smooth as butter.
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Duplicates? No. But every semi auto I have has the same manual of arms for shooting. Similar feeling safeties, and all have a similar trigger pull. All of them are in different calibers. Eventually, I may pick up another one so that I have two of the same. But, there are so many guns out there, just have to try them all out...
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Hmm.......

My two that are the "same" are a sig 365 and a 365X. The primary difference is one has a comp and a RDS and the other irons.

It is possible that your SAS was a little better fit as assembled.
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Lovely set of 238鈥檚.
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Kind of like your car always seems to run just a little better after a car wash.
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Yes , kinda sotra with m&p's . I have a 4.25 40 , 2.0 pc 5" 40 and a 2.0 4" 9mm compact with optic while my wife has a 4.25 core with optic and a 9c .
My most used dupes have noticeably better triggers when I am doing accuracy work, but when doing self defense shooting work there is not a notable difference.
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I can't partake in this game as I don't have any two of the same guns. In fact, I have only two handguns of the same make, both S&W, but different models and calibers.
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Wife liked my PX4, so she eventually bought one. Neither of us has shot hers yet.
My adult son that lives with us bought a Heritage Rough Rider. I later bought one also.

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well, looks always influence me.
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Although I can't say any one of the six 1911s here "works" better than the other, they all shoot slightly differently. Narrowing it down to just the three that are in the same caliber, size and manufacturer (Springfield 5-inch in .45), I can say with good confidence that the differences in the way they shoot is attributable mostly to their mainsprings and recoil springs, and trigger pulls.
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This is not the same "how many of you have more than one?" thread. This is my mystery that may not have an answer, but here goes

I have three P238's. They are different models, but the same gun, and all manufactured within a couple of years. They are: The original Scorpion, with the ambi safety; The Rainbow; and the SAS. My magical local gunsmith worked on the safeties of all 3 (which were way too stiff) and they are now "just right" when it comes to off during the draw, and on when reholstering. Other than that, and the plastic "shim" layers I put under the grips (same on all 3), they are as they came from the factory. They all came with the 'SIG nite lites.'

They are all great little guns and soft shooters BUT each time I shoot the SAS it seems to work better in every way than the other two: softer recoil, more accurate, etc. and so forth. With the rounded edges (which make it especially nice for in and out of the holster), it just feels better in every way.

I wear shooting gloves so the grip texture is not a factor for me.

Could it be possible that the looks have influenced my perception of the performance?

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Now the question:

If you have more than one of the same gun, does one of them work noticeably better for you?

Curious grannies want to know. 馃懙
馃馃馃馃馃..... have someone switch/swap the recoil springs on them without telling you which has your softer shooter spring (or not) and see if your perception changes.
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馃馃馃馃馃..... have someone switch/swap the recoil springs on them without telling you which has your softer shooter spring (or not) and see if your perception changes.
I almost did that by accident once when I took two of them apart to clean them at the same time, - efficiency and all that - I'm still not absolutely sure that I got the inner pieces back into the proper slides. LOL
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