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flatovercrest
04-20-2011, 2:06 PM
Lousy shooter here. This morning, range, steel targets, Beretta M9 straight out of the box.
Consistent bulls eye at 30 yards. Never able to do the same with previous guns, including 226s, Glocks, 1911s, CZs, P95s, etc.
Stoked..

Cali-Shooter
04-20-2011, 2:08 PM
Nice to hear that the 92F works out for you. You don't choose the gun, the gun chooses you.

Zumbeh
04-20-2011, 2:09 PM
Ah. you found your excaliber.

The Machine
04-20-2011, 2:10 PM
Maybe it was all the previous experience? Some weapons fit in the hand better than others.

loosewreck
04-20-2011, 2:39 PM
Maybe it was all the previous experience? Some weapons fit in the hand better than others.

+1
Enthusiasm for the specific platform may also be a factor especially if the fit is inline with the user.

rogervzv
04-20-2011, 2:45 PM
Lousy shooter here. This morning, range, steel targets, Beretta M9 straight out of the box.
Consistent bulls eye at 30 feet. Never able to do the same with previous guns, including 226s, Glocks, 1911s, CZs, P95s, etc.
Stoked..

I am not the best shot in the world either. The first time I took my 92fs to the range, I almost felt like I was. ;) Sometimes a pistol just melds with the shooter and the 92fs is one of the best. Great that you are enjoying yours!

blazing
04-20-2011, 7:28 PM
this is the case with me too. never shot good with pistols until i got my kimber raptor. the best i did so far with my kimber was 7 out of 8 shot at an 8" target at 25 yrds (about 4" group). ever since i got my kimber i have been shooting better with my px4 also.

Target19
04-20-2011, 7:42 PM
Congrats for you!!!You found a gun you can shoot well!!!
Also kinda bad that it took you so long.

Legasat
04-20-2011, 7:49 PM
It's a beautiful thing when the right gun gets into the right hands.

Congrats!!

ZombieTactics
04-20-2011, 9:13 PM
You don't choose the gun, the gun chooses you.
I bet that would sound awesome in a "Master Po" type Asian accent ... or maybe Pai Mai from Kill Bill 2, lol.

SIGman Freud
04-20-2011, 11:48 PM
This is actually very encouragaing to read, as I just bought my Beretta 92FS yesterday! I have wanted one for a long time but I haven't shot it in years. I got a good deal on it and it felt great in my hands at the gun shop.

I can't wait to try it out at the range! :cool2:

tbhracing
04-21-2011, 12:40 AM
I have to admit, I was usually a lousy shot. With a lot of training and practice, my G17 is a tack driver. I admit it, it shoots well by itself, I really dont have much to do with it. (if that makes sense)

:chris:

smittty
04-21-2011, 12:52 AM
This is actually very encouragaing to read, as I just bought my Beretta 92FS yesterday! I have wanted one for a long time but I haven't shot it in years. I got a good deal on it and it felt great in my hands at the gun shop.

I can't wait to try it out at the range! :cool2:

Sadly, feeling good in the hand doesn't mean it's going to shoot well in your hands.

I bought a lot of guns and learned that you cannot tell how a gun performs in your hands until you shoot it. Heck, at the store they all feel pretty good.

Anyway, my ultimate pistol has turned out to be any variation of the CZ 75. Sig P226 and USP full size are also pretty good. The rest are just for decoration.

Dan-O
04-21-2011, 12:58 AM
I've heard that about the m9 from several friends, I haven't had the chance to fire one yet though. Congrats!

cali_armz
04-21-2011, 3:23 AM
berettas are great guns. i came very close to buying one a few months ago, but i got a glock 19 instead. il eventually buy a beretta though.

gobi fish
04-21-2011, 4:24 AM
Lousy shooter here. This morning, range, steel targets, Beretta M9 straight out of the box.
Consistent bulls eye at 30 feet. Never able to do the same with previous guns, including 226s, Glocks, 1911s, CZs, P95s, etc.
Stoked..

~7 yards only? try hitting bullseyes at 25 yards!

Target19
04-21-2011, 4:47 AM
~7 yards only? try hitting bullseyes at 25 yards!

He said he is a lousy shooter.

shooterdude
04-21-2011, 6:33 AM
Lousy shooter here. This morning, range, steel targets, Beretta M9 straight out of the box.
Consistent bulls eye at 30 feet. Never able to do the same with previous guns, including 226s, Glocks, 1911s, CZs, P95s, etc.
Stoked..

Just curious what the "bullseye" looks like on a steel target? I can usually get a 6"x6" steel on a reactive target swinging at 25 yards about 75% of the time with my 92FS that has the target rear sight. I can do 90% with my CZ75 SP-01 :-)

Here is a video (for best results go to youtube and watch it full screen HD):
http://youtu.be/VqU4R3cYxzk?hd=1

VqU4R3cYxzk

esartori
04-21-2011, 7:59 AM
Good to hear! I'm looking into my next 9mm.. Not sure which one yet though. The beretta glock and cz are on my list.

flatovercrest
04-21-2011, 8:21 AM
Just curious what the "bullseye" looks like on a steel target? I can usually get a 6"x6" steel on a reactive target swinging at 25 yards about 75% of the time with my 92FS that has the target rear sight. I can do 90% with my CZ75 SP-01 :-)

Here is a video (for best results go to youtube and watch it full screen HD):
http://youtu.be/VqU4R3cYxzk?hd=1

VqU4R3cYxzk

Mistake on my side, I meant 30 yards and not 30 feet.
Matter of fact, I'm talking about the same range (Oaktree) and the very same target that you are hitting on that video.
Small world eh?

flatovercrest
04-21-2011, 8:22 AM
~7 yards only? try hitting bullseyes at 25 yards!

Sorry for the confusion. I meant 30 yards and not 30 feet.
Euro here still getting used to your US systems..
:D

esartori
04-21-2011, 8:28 AM
That's some good shooting at 30 yards! Good work. How do u like the trigger? Did u keep everything stock?

flatovercrest
04-21-2011, 8:32 AM
Trigger is the best part for me, with a very short and positive throw.
Also, for some reason, I'm shooting better with the very basic, 2 dots sight of the M9, compared to 3 dots of my previous guns.
Everything else is stock on the gun.

shooterdude
04-21-2011, 12:58 PM
Mistake on my side, I meant 30 yards and not 30 feet.
Matter of fact, I'm talking about the same range (Oaktree) and the very same target that you are hitting on that video.
Small world eh?

I wasn't sure if that first row is 25 or 30 yards...maybe its 25 meters? ;-)

You probably have the 3 dot sights? I recently changed my rear sight from the single dot to the Beretta (LPA) rear target sight and it made a world of difference.

ianS
04-21-2011, 1:57 PM
Certain handguns seem to shoot better for some people than others.
The Beretta 92FS is a pistol I shot for several years but it wasn't until I moved to SIG Sauers and Glocks that I realized the Beretta just doesn't shoot as well for me. There's intrinsic accuracy and practical accuracy. And practical accuracy can vary depending on the shooter. Felt recoil and recovery time is worse too with Beretta for me, while for others its the opposite.

Blackhawk556
04-21-2011, 2:06 PM
Damn 30 yards is good for hitting bullseye

hkdad
04-21-2011, 2:34 PM
hey alex, the inox beretta you sold me before was pretty accurate too. i guess the standard 3 dot sights is not for you. i sold the beretta and bought a STI to compete with. if you want to start shooting IDPA or IPSC let me know. we shoot every saturday at PIRU or NorCo.

-Byron

flatovercrest
04-21-2011, 3:11 PM
hey alex, the inox beretta you sold me before was pretty accurate too. i guess the standard 3 dot sights is not for you. i sold the beretta and bought a STI to compete with. if you want to start shooting IDPA or IPSC let me know. we shoot every saturday at PIRU or NorCo.

-Byron

:thumbsup:

axhoaxho
04-21-2011, 3:26 PM
You don't choose the gun, the gun chooses you.

In my experience, very true indeed.

I had some guns that no matter how many techniques I tried and I still couldn't shoot it well, and some guns that felt so right in my hands that I could shoot better than ever.

sigfan91
04-21-2011, 3:54 PM
I bet that would sound awesome in a "Master Po" type Asian accent ... or maybe Pai Mai from Kill Bill 2, lol.

I was thinking the "Yakov" thing...

"In Soviet Russia, you don't choose your gun. Your gun chooses you."