Observations from the shooting range

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  1. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

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    Spent an hour or so at the Sheriff's office gun range (Collier County-Naples FL) yesterday and got happy/sad results...

    1. Taurus PT 1911 (.45)- Amazingly accurate and easy to shoot. My second favorite gun.
    2. S&W SW99 (.40) - Couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it! No matter what I tried, it was way off - or I was.
    3. H&K USP Compact (9mm) - Deadly accurate and easy to shoot. Incredible weapon.
    4. Kel-Tec P3AT (.380) - lack of sights and lots of recoil make it woefully inaccurate from anything farther than 5 yards.

    By the way, both range masters agreed that they'd take a .380 over a .32 as a defensive round any day of the week.

    Pat Hurley
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  2. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

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    I have had my eye on the Kel-Tec .380 for a while now. Had a chance to pick up a .32 cheap but turned it down. I agree, the .380 is better. But "woefully inaccurate"? It is a belly gun, not meant for anything over a few feet. I'll find one at my price some day, but have other things more important right now.
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    Thanks for the range report.

    Wife has a Walther P-99 in .40, and is deadly with it.
    Wonder what it is about a S&W?

    Love my H&K. :D
  4. Pat Hurley

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    Full disclosure... I asked the Range Master to unload a clip for me and he was spot on. Had to be the way I'm using the sights; I guess. Don't read too much into it - it's a great weapon (as is the P99) but I sucked with it yesterday. Period.

    Ps - I watched a guy fire off about 20 rounds of .460 S&W. WOW! What a freakin' cannon! The muzzle blast looks like a flame thrower. Hate to be a boar or grizzly and staring down that barrel.

    Pat Hurley
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    If I was gonna pick upa Kel-Tec I would have to by one of the belt clips for it
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    Forget the accessories... just make sure your target is within five yards or you haven't a chance of hitting it! This is the ultimate "Oh Sh**!" gun.

    Pat Hurley
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