Some guy has put together a video of the Best-Shooting Pistols. Frankly, I’ll take his word for it, because I do not ever want to get into a gunfight with him. Watch the video to see why.
This, folks, is why one needs to practice a lot — although I will admit that having a little gun range in one’s backyard (as he does) without any discernible neighbors in the area doesn’t hurt. If I had one of those, I’d be the world’s best .22 rifle shooter (and have the world’s largest collection of .22 rifles with burnt-out barrels).
Anyway, the pistols (from #5 to #1):
- CZ P10-F (full-size version of the P10-C)
- Walther PPQ Q5 Match (steel-frame)
- Archon Type B (I’d heard of this German gun, but never actually seen one before)
- CZ 75 Shadow 2 Black & Blue (finally, a decent and affordable DA/SA competition-ready pistol, and even the base 75B is hardly a slouch)
- STI 2011 (beloved by competitive shooters; also: available in .45 ACP or 9mm — apparently, any caliber — but its 9mm mags hold 27 rounds).
Honorable mentions: Browning P35 High Power; S&W M&P 2.0 5″, Glock 34.
After watching the video a couple-three times, I came to realize two things: 1) I have got to shoot more often, and 2) I need to look at the CZ Shadow 2. (Forget about the STI; I can’t even afford the “base” model Staccato P.)
Hell, at least I have a High Power. Now all I have to do is ahem practice a bit more.