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Old July 3, 2020, 06:07 PM   #26
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Don't think I'd want to shoot a 9mm any smaller than my SIG P938.
I can't really grip my Colt Vest Pocket .25, so that's too small even for the caliber.
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Old July 3, 2020, 09:27 PM   #27
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It all depends on what you mean by "accurate".
If you mean empty a magazine in a perp's head @ 7 yards, any size with sights on it.
If you mean hit bottle caps @ 100 yards (or even pop cans), VERY few.
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Old July 3, 2020, 09:47 PM   #28
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For me it is the Kimber solo. Totally reliable and 2in grps at 15 yds.
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Old July 4, 2020, 05:01 PM   #29
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My Walther PPS. For me shoots like a much larger pistol. Internal steel frame may have something to do with that. Soft shooter with the HST 147 +P also.

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Old July 4, 2020, 07:27 PM   #30
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For me it’s my Sig P365. It shoots better for me than my glocks did. Also i’ve gotten enough rounds through my S&W 360 that the 357’s, while a hand full, in still able to get all shots on target fairly quickly. Quickly enough I feel good about carrying it.
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Old July 4, 2020, 09:56 PM   #31
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For .22 it's either the Phoenix HP22 or the NAA Minimaster. I haven't shot the Phoenix on steel in the pistol pits yet, but I hit the paper at the indoor range every time, so I'm imagining that I can do really well with the Phoenix. Only thing I don't care for is the weight and if Phoenix would offer an option with an Aluminum frame or even a poly one it would be worth whatever the extra cost would be as it would be much more carryable.

Outside of .22 it would probably be the Rock Island .38 snub with the oversized plastic grip. Again, it's a gun heavier than it needs to be that I wish was lighter, but that would make it less comfortable to shoot and less accurate as I had taken the wood grips off because I was pulling to the left with them while the plastic grips I hit to POA.

The Glock 27 I can't say I shoot it comfortable or quickly, but I do shoot it pretty accurately and consistently within reasonable distances. One thing the Rock Island does is it givee me a single action pull and with that I'm able to hit targets out to 50 yards. The Glock 27... not so much.
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Old July 4, 2020, 10:00 PM   #32
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Beretta 950B Jetfire .25 auto and Astra Cub .25 auto.
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Old July 4, 2020, 10:10 PM   #33
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No problem with getting acceptable accuracy from my LCP, Taurus 22Poly, or Kel-Tec P32. But I haven't mastered the are of accuratly shooting my NAA 22 Short Mini Revolver.
There is no art to the NAA mini revolver, it's all based on luck and knowing how to pull the trigger. I've shot what has to be close to 1000 total rounds thru the two NAA's I have, so I'm pretty skilled with knowing where the trigger breaks, but even then with the little one I have, it's a struggle to hit anything 10 yards away. There's been times where I've shot the thing extremely well, then the next time I'm way off.

It could be the ammo, the lack of rifling means that some bullets and ammo will not like these guns all and some will do better, but still shoot poorly and I say this not having done extensive testing off a rest because... there's nothing to rest on.

The sights have the biggest impact on accurate with these guns and given how the grips are, to get a good picture, you have to angle your wrist down in an uncomfortable position or you have to change your grip.

Personally, I want to do neither and the NAA is one gun that I feel needs a laser and unfortunately LaserLyte stopped making the laser grips for the NAA mini revolvers.

All that said, if I had the choice, if someone today would reproduce the old H&R Young America revolvers, maybe make some updates to the design, I would rather have one of those. At 7oz you get 7 shots of .22 or 5 shots of .32 S&W and that is more than enough considering the improvement over what the NAA revolvers are.
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Old July 5, 2020, 10:01 AM   #34
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Sig P238. A little gun that shoots like a big gun.
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Old July 6, 2020, 03:07 PM   #35
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Another Sig P238 vote from me. Good sights and good trigger make it fun and surprisingly accurate.

I also have a little .25 - a Libia, if anyone wants to look it up. Hard to keep the thing on paper, let alone get a group.
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Old July 6, 2020, 07:45 PM   #36
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My Colt Vest Pocket 1905 in .25 acp and my Beretta Bobcat in .22lr are both accurate and easy to shoot.

My Ruger LCP in .380 wants to torque in my hand and while easy to shoot, it doesn't shoot as well as the Colt or Beretta.
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Old July 6, 2020, 09:33 PM   #37
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Smallest gun you can shoot accurately, comfortably
Well, you know, if the assailant is close enough and the situation dire enough, I can make it happen.

Comfort won't be my concern, haha!
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Old July 7, 2020, 10:55 AM   #38
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Only speaking of individual gun, in auto a 21s Bobcat and revolver m34 S&W.
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Old July 7, 2020, 12:19 PM   #39
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The PPS is a nice little gun. It's thin enough to carry well yet comfortable enough to shoot well. The variable grip lengths with different magazine extensions is a nice touch. The stock trigger is excellent.

A friend in our group has one. When sharing, the PPS tends to generate good first impressions, including among the wives and inexperienced visitors.
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Old July 7, 2020, 02:52 PM   #40
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beretta tip up 25acp.
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Old July 7, 2020, 02:54 PM   #41
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Old July 8, 2020, 12:22 AM   #42
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7 yards - dump all of them onto a paper plate fast - LCP or LCR

10 yards - decent sized groups - 3" revolver or Glock 43 sized semi-auto

15 yards - decent sized groups - 4"+ revolver or full-sized semi-auto

25 yards - hitting towards the middle of the paper mostly - 7.5"+ revolver or 22lr semi-automatic such as Ruger Mark, Browning Buck Mark, etc.
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Old July 8, 2020, 01:37 PM   #43
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For me it is a Beretta® Mdl 21 Bobcat in 22LR, S&W® J frames in 38 Special, and a Ruger® LCP 380 Auto.
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Old July 10, 2020, 04:57 PM   #44
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The Sig P238--- Accurate and controllable.
I also have the Sig 938 just a bit less accurate and controllable.
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Old July 10, 2020, 07:30 PM   #45
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2 pistols

I do like the P11 for comfort. The width makes it too thick to be a pocket pistol and if I am going to do IWB, I'll pack my G19.

I have a hundred or so year old .32 H+R hammerless break top that I would love to have as a carry piece. My best word to describe it....elegant. Mine appears to be unfired.
Sadly it is a black powder gun. Would like to see a modern rendition of it.
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Old July 11, 2020, 12:51 PM   #46
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In my experience, the Sig P265 is the most shootable small gun. Easy to shoot, easy to conceal, 10 rounds... can't beat it.
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Old July 11, 2020, 04:15 PM   #47
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For me it’s my Sig P365. It shoots better for me than my glocks did.
Same here; putting my Glocks for sale at my LGS; the SIG for carry, the G-19 same-sized M&P 2.0 for truck and nightstand - that adjustable backstrap made a believer out of me.
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Old July 13, 2020, 03:46 PM   #48
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My Walther PPS-M2 with the 8 round accessory mags, shoots like a much larger gun when I’m doing my part.
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Old July 13, 2020, 10:22 PM   #49
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I can shoot my RM380 pretty well. I have also shot a friend's Ruger LCP fairly well also.
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Old July 14, 2020, 12:38 AM   #50
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Sig P 238. Had an LCP for a while, but it was a **tch to shoot.
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