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Old October 23, 2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Most Accurate Pistol Out-Of-The Box For Under $1K

After posting a thread about tack driving pistols, I seen that most were highly tuned and customized. So, what would you consider to be the most accurate semi auto out of the box for under $1K?
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Old October 23, 2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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From my experience, the ARCUS 98DA.
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Old October 23, 2011, 08:59 AM   #3
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The most accurate I have seen so far is my Buckmark Hunter shown in the thread - but being a 22lr and a 7" barrel it oughta be.

Perhaps narrow your criteria by picking:
A size - ccw'able, compact, full size?
A round - 22lr, 9mm, 45acp, etc?
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Old October 23, 2011, 09:10 AM   #4
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Buck Mark Contour 7.25 URX

Like the Hunter - 7ΒΌ" barrel


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Old October 23, 2011, 09:22 AM   #5
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The only semi-auto US pistol mfr to win Olympic Gold was High Standard, back in the 20th century.
No US mfr has done it since.

Gimme an old High Standard from the 1930's-80's, especially the Hamden Olympics...it'll shoot more precisely than any new US-made pistol.

That being said, unless you are a highly trained shooter, 99% of good quality pistols out there are capable of better precision than you are.

So...Practice, Practice, Practice...just like an Olympic Pistoleer...and in time you can wring accuracy out of even the worst pistol
by using consistant and precise hand movements, having additional hand and arm strength, & with using proper stances.
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Old October 23, 2011, 09:27 AM   #6
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Mine have been.....

1. Bhp
2. Hk p7

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Old October 23, 2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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I could say the HK P7M8 because I purchased it for $500

On the other hand if someone said the HK P7M8 I could say they were crazy because they are going for $2,000 now
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Old October 23, 2011, 09:42 AM   #8
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Current production american made?

Smith model 41.

Older/ no longer made American pistols?

Hamden high standard victor, 10X, or trophy.

International?

FAS, IZH 35, Hammerli 208, and a host of other brands
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Old October 23, 2011, 09:54 AM   #9
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The operator, not the pistol is the limiting factor in most instances. However, I agree that the P7 would be very high on the list if not at the top.
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Old October 23, 2011, 10:28 AM   #10
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Which caliber and what intended purpose?
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Old October 23, 2011, 11:01 AM   #11
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Rimfire; there are many excellent target pistols. The old Colt Woodsman Match Target , S&W41, Buckmark Target models among them.

Centerfire; The most accurate I've seen is the HK USP Elite, a dedicated target gun with unbelievable accuracy.
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Old October 23, 2011, 12:58 PM   #12
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I'll toss the five-seven in


Edit: I saw a few used on Buds for $929, thought that was new.
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Old October 23, 2011, 01:12 PM   #13
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The most accurate I have seen so far is my Buckmark Hunter shown in the thread - but being a 22lr and a 7" barrel it oughta be.
+1 on the Buck Mark Hunter. That's my most accurate pistol, by far, and the most accurate that I've ever shot, in any caliber.
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Old October 23, 2011, 02:09 PM   #14
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I know my XDM out of the box was impressive. a lot of guys rave about the SR9C out of the box. and I would say the fn fiveseven but that is a $1100 gun so not really in your criteria
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Old October 23, 2011, 02:44 PM   #15
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Another vote for the Springfield XDM45
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Old October 23, 2011, 02:48 PM   #16
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I'm going to throw out .22s because there are plenty of affordable accurate ones out there. Here's my list, not in order:

FNX9
CZ 75 Phantom
S&W 1911 E Series
FNP45 Tactical
M&P9 Pro 4''
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Old October 23, 2011, 03:25 PM   #17
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Which caliber and what intended purpose?
Sorry, I should have elaborated more on this. For caliber I meant in what most self defense pistols are today (i.e. 9mm, 45ACP, 40S&W, etc. including the FN 5.7).

Intended purpose? Eh, this could vary from CCW to Range/Competition to HD.

From what I've heard over the years, the BHP's, CZ's, H&K's, SIGs and 1911's all seem to have a good reputation for accuracy out to say 15-25 yards. I'm just curious as to which models or other makes seem to have superb accuracy out-of-the box.

As mentioned, most of it is the quality of the shooter. But there are some guns that even novice shooters can do well with.
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Old October 23, 2011, 03:27 PM   #18
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My most accurate out of the box auto was a High Standard Trophy from the early 70s.
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Old October 23, 2011, 04:11 PM   #19
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My Sig P229 9mm is one of the more accurate pistols I've ever fired, I'm the weaker link certainly.
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Old October 23, 2011, 05:14 PM   #20
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USP .45 or HK45.
P226 9mm.
Hopefully my CZ75b when it gets here next week (fingers crossed).
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Old October 23, 2011, 05:50 PM   #21
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Tons of accurate pistols under a grand...way too many to count. Glocks are used the most in competition, if that means much.

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Old October 23, 2011, 05:50 PM   #22
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I was amazed when I shot my CZ 97B the first time. I have never shot that good in my life. It is still shooting that accurate today.
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Old October 23, 2011, 05:58 PM   #23
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These babes hit what ever I aim at!!!

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Old October 23, 2011, 07:13 PM   #24
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+++++++++++++ on the CZs.

9mm CZ SP01
45 CZ97b

Accuracy rivals my Sigs.

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Old October 23, 2011, 07:17 PM   #25
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FWIW, I like to ping an 8x10" piece of I-beam at 50-75 yards with my CZ 75bd. If I were to rest it and shoot FMJ, it would hit it every time, guaranteed.

That's what, 12moa?

I just picked up a 97b and really should test it with some FMJ at some point, considering how everyone raves about it's accuracy.
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