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    Anyone else can't shoot a particular gun?

    So I was at the range today and my buddy pulled out a .38 Colt Diamondback. Pretty nice revolver if I may say so. Anyway...I shot the thing 18 times and only hit the 8" target 3 times at 25 yards It's not the gun because my friend shot it really well.

    Now I am no sharpshooter, but I don't have that kind of problem with any other gun short of a .44mag or the S&W 500. Those two are simply due to fear! We had a few contests today as well with .40 and 9mm where we imagine situations (Guy in a mall is shooting people, he's the top left 8" target) and speed draw and fire 10 as quickly and accurately as possible. I am pretty good for 7-8 within 8" at 25 yards shooting pretty quickly.

    Anyone else have one gun they just can't shoot?

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    The single action rugers with stock grips don't work for my big hands

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    The CZ82 9x18 has a sharp edge at the back of the tang that skins my thumb until it's sore. Too bad, I like the gun otherwise.

    Also, I'd love to have a p229 but the grips are too big for my hands - it just slips and squirms after every shot.
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    For me it's 30.06s and 308s. I do alright when shooting at deer but I flinch something terrible when shooting paper.

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    Yeh, my wifes...

    My wife has a Kahr P9 which I cannot shoot. (not that she won't let me :)). Actually, I get a FTFire about 75% of the time on one of the last rounds. Gun goes into full battery but the hammer isn't cocked. I've had a dozen other people fire this gun with no problems but can't figure it out for me. Tried every thing I could think of but no go, soooo I just stick with my K40.

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    Does it do it both rapid fire and slow.

  8. I bought my wife a S&W model 64 .38 special with a 3" barrel to introduce her to pistol shooting. I figured a revolver would be a good starter gun because it's easy to use. Well this was a very nice gun as most Smiths are. It had the best trigger I have ever used on a handgun. Trouble was neither of us could hit a paper plate at 15 yds with it. Not good to build confidence in the wife about her new gun.

    I send it back to Smith to look at. We got it back after a barrel adjustment and we still couldn't hit a target with it. So we sold it and got her a Bersa Thunder .380 to replace it. Now everything is good, she can hit the target and she has gotten over her fobia of racking a slide on an auto.

    Shabo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unearthed View Post
    So I was at the range today and my buddy pulled out a .38 Colt Diamondback. Pretty nice revolver if I may say so. Anyway...I shot the thing 18 times and only hit the 8" target 3 times at 25 yards It's not the gun because my friend shot it really well.

    Now I am no sharpshooter, but I don't have that kind of problem with any other gun short of a .44mag or the S&W 500. Those two are simply due to fear! We had a few contests today as well with .40 and 9mm where we imagine situations (Guy in a mall is shooting people, he's the top left 8" target) and speed draw and fire 10 as quickly and accurately as possible. I am pretty good for 7-8 within 8" at 25 yards shooting pretty quickly.

    Anyone else have one gun they just can't shoot?
    Yes!

    My older brother taught me to shoot, when I was a kid. (He is 20 years older than me) He is a good shot, but he can't shoot my 1911, or any 1911 for that matter. He couldn't shoot them when he was in the service during the Korean War, and he can't shoot them now. I have let him shoot mine a couple of times and he admitted it to me, as an explanation for his poor shooting with my gun.

    His Ruger 9mm he shoots just fine, but not a 1911 .45.

    There are a lot of guns that I don't like to shoot, but can, like any Block, I mean Glock, but my friend has a new high dollar Browning, auto 12 gauge, and I can't hit with it for beans.

    The first time I shot clays, I hit 16 in a row before my first miss, and I have not gotten worse over the years, but I couldn't hit with his Browning. I could not get a good sight down the barrel. Go Figure.

    Tarzan
    1 Timothy 5:8

    "But if any aprovide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

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    I had a Taurus PT25 once that I couldn't shoot worth a d**n... I don't think it was my fault though.

    It was given to me, and I gave it back.

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    I've shot a .357 snubbie from about 10' and missed all 6 times. I'm a pretty good shot, I must add. No expert, by any means, but I hit the silhouette @ 50' every time I pull the trigger. You could imagine my consternation that I missed 6 shots in a row only at 10'.
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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