Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
HunterJoe, Pigmaster Yoda, Cowtown Wing Hunter, Cootkiller, MH Thomas
63674 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 87605
stxranchman 52789
bill oxner 46771
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44361
BOBO the Clown 43581
BMD 40882
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 35737
txshntr 35188
facebook
Forum Stats
63674 Members
45 Forums
452945 Topics
6259449 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5394757 - 11/02/14 08:33 PM How do you test your pistol accuracy?
TheOilman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 191
Other than buying a randsom rest how do you guys test pistol accuracy ? I'm a slightly better than average pistol shot but still not good enough to get accurate results. Do you guys use one of the cheaper rest? And what yardage to you test your loads at? Thank you

Top
#5394798 - 11/02/14 08:52 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 12869
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I test a pistol the same exact way I do a rifle. I load up my test rounds in .1 grain increments, and shoot them as accurately as possible at 25 yards. I have found your pistol will shoot certain loads better than others, just like a rifle. I tested my G35 in 40 cal this way. I am in the middle of testing both my G20 and G29 in 10mm with the new Lone Wolf barrels I just installed. When testing, I shoot seated from a bench, I rest my forearms on sandbags, and concentrate on a perfect trigger squeeze and sight picture. I normally shoot through a chonograph to get velocity readings also. Each test load will have it's own aiming point or 3" shoot n see to know which group is which. I normally test at 25 yards.
_________________________

Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#5394806 - 11/02/14 08:55 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: ChadTRG42]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 24859
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Good stuff, Chad! up
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#5394899 - 11/02/14 09:33 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
Gravytrain Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 26767
Loc: Rowlett, Tx
I just can't test accuracy in my pistols, because outside of 5 yards, I have none to test with!

Top
#5394922 - 11/02/14 09:54 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 12869
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I once shot an 11", 5 shot group at 100 yards with my little Kahr PM40. I was aiming at the head and POI was in the neck area. I am always curious and tinker and play with stuff!
_________________________

Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#5394968 - 11/02/14 10:24 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 23117
Loc: Texas
Pretty much do the same as Chad for the load developement in pistols. I will also stretch them out to 50 or 100 yards quite often once I find a good load that functions reliably and is accurate at 25 yards.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth..._PO#Post6605808

Top
#5395733 - 11/03/14 09:49 AM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: ChadTRG42]
Bullfrog Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 10955
Loc: N-Bedford
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I once shot an 11", 5 shot group at 100 yards with my little Kahr PM40. I was aiming at the head and POI was in the neck area. I am always curious and tinker and play with stuff!


That's livin' right there.

Top
#5395783 - 11/03/14 10:07 AM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 27918
Loc: Texas
One thing that helped my pistol shooting accuracy out was not trying to contain the gun or hold it down. I just have a firm grip on it and let it jump if it wants too and concentrate more on my site picture. This is shooting pretty warm ruger/tc loads in a 45Colt for hunting ammo.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5396150 - 11/03/14 12:00 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
Scary Poppins Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 4286
Loc: Euless
I hand it to my friend Mark, and he tells me. confused2

Top
#5396810 - 11/03/14 03:59 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: Scary Poppins]
jdk1985 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 12190
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Scary Poppins
I hand it to my friend Mark, and he tells me. confused2
LOL

Top
#5396953 - 11/03/14 05:01 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3515
Loc: Snyder
What Chad said.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#5397469 - 11/03/14 08:34 PM Re: How do you test your pistol accuracy? [Re: TheOilman]
Loaded Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/25/11
Posts: 526
Loc: Huntington, TX
I pretty much do the same as Chad. Seated from a bench with sandbags and I shoot 5 shot groups at 50 feet. My father used to shoot his 1911 all the time offhand and he could shoot 1 hole groups at that distance on a good day. I need a rest to be able to tell which loads shoot better lol.

Top



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide