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Old 06-23-2012, 04:58 AM   #11
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Does anyone have poor accuracy from their p226? My shoots where all over the place. This was using 115gr federal ball ammo from a rest. Someone told that they had the same problem until they changed to 124gr ammo. Does anyone know if there's any truth to that.... Looking for any input.
At what distance?

I've had my 226 .40 since 04 with no issues and impeccable accuracy, however, it is a handgun, so if your rest shooting it 100 yards don't be surprised that your not getting clover leaf shot groups.

Personally, any pisto that will ring a 6" steel plate at 25 yards consistently is plenty accurate enough.

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #12
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Yea I love those tfo sights. Thanks. I can't shoot that great yet but it's my first handgun so give me a little break. A p226. Feels great in my hand though.
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At what distance?


Personally, any pisto that will ring a 6" steel plate at 25 yards consistently is plenty accurate enough.

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That is usually the issue with accuracy most shooters experience. Most time shooting take place no more than 25 feet away. So for the most part we as shooters will practice at "normal" distances. But a lot of time shooters will approach longer ranged pistol shots the same way they approach normal distanced shots. Even the types of ammo we use reacts differently at longer distances.
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That is usually the issue with accuracy most shooters experience. Most time shooting take place no more than 25 feet away. So for the most part we as shooters will practice at "normal" distances. But a lot of time shooters will approach longer ranged pistol shots the same way they approach normal distanced shots. Even the types of ammo we use reacts differently at longer distances.
Exactly...sounds like the guy who watched "Lethal Weapon" when he was 8 years old and now thinks his new M9 is defective because he can't shoot a perfect smiley face at 25 yards like Mel Gibson did?

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I'm very interested in this thread. I'm looking to add a sig to my collection too. Hopefully it's just shooter error that can be corrected with a little guidance and practice

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Federal American Eagle 124 grain 9mm para sig229 from 25 yards this is my best target so far with this pistol from that distance.
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I've been shooting sigs for a while, I've never had issues. I usually use hand loaded rounds.

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Exactly...sounds like the guy who watched "Lethal Weapon" when he was 8 years old and now thinks his new M9 is defective because he can't shoot a perfect smiley face at 25 yards like Mel Gibson did?

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Wasn't sayin I was trying to re enact a movie scene. I just said I was very accurate with it. ALL shots in movies are fake.
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Wasn't sayin I was trying to re enact a movie scene. I just said I was very accurate with it. ALL shots in movies are fake.
What about my home movies, I use live ammo
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I would definitely try different brands and bullet weights. FWIW, I've found that Wal-Mart Federal (9mm & .45 acp) isn't particularly accurate compared to any number of other brands. WWB & PMC grouped noticeably better for me with my pistols.
I've been told that many European pistols are optimized for use with 124 gr ammo. Whether it's true, I couldn't say. No harm in experimenting.

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