Snub Nose Sucks???

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  1. Buzz9mm

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    So I went to the range a couple weeks ago and shot an 80's model snub nose .38. It had a 1" barrel (not a misprint). I shot from about 5-7 yards away and couldn't even hit the target, let alone have a decent group. My question is, WTF! . . . Is the accuracy that bad? I'm not James Bond, but I know with all my guns, I aim, I shoot, and I see wonderful holes appear on my target . . . :supergrin:. I am thinking about a 357 magnum snubbie, but if accuracy is that bad, I'll let it go.
     
  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Software, most likely.
     

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    Proplem with the gun...
     
  4. Eyescream

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    Yup.

    OP: A gun with a 1" barrel will shoot just as straight as the same gun with a 6" barrel.
     
  5. itstime

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    Must have been the gun to shoot that bad. I'm not going to win any National titles with my 642 but it is able to group at 15 yrd. easily even by me.
     
  6. G36's Rule

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    What is an 80's model snub nose .38?

    You talking about S&W, Ruger, Taurus....???
     
  7. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    If I'm not mistaken, I think Colt had a 1" barrel on one of the Detective Specials......someone correct me, if I'm wrong.

    hog
     
  8. Buzz9mm

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    It is my fathers. It is a Taurus with what appears to be a 1" barrel. It was cheap ammo, but I expected it to hit the target, lol. The gun is flawless, pristine even . . .
     
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    Probably a Taurus Model 85 with a 2.5" barrel. It appears shorter because the barrel actually starts just in front of the cylinder.

    My suggestion would be to fire it at a very large target up close, like 5', and see where it is hitting.
     
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    Yea, I'll have to try that next time. To say the least he was disappointed. What can you do . . .
     
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    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    I think we have determined the problem.
     
  12. PlasticGuy

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    Yep.

    First of all, it's a 2" barrel. They are measured from the front of the cylinder rather than the front of the frame. Second, they are as mechanically accurate as a 6" version with target sights. The question is whether the shooter is good enough to compensate for the small sights and short sight radius. I don't mean to sound like a jerk with that, because it is harder to shoot them well. It can be done though, with a bit of practice.
     
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    I doubt that. Both of ours have gone bang (maybe not accurately, but bang) every time we pulled the trigger. I guess it was meant to be a 5" gun . . . :supergrin:. It is what it is.
     
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    Oh, I see the way it is plastic guy . . . jk, lol. I can understand that, but I should be able to at least hit the paper. I aimed high, I aimed low, etc. and still nothing, so I dont know.
     
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    Well, in defense of your shooting abilities…it is a Taurus.
     
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    Make sure the barrel is rifled... just saying :whistling:
     
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    Agreed! Now, if the OP concerned a Ruger or a Smith I'd worry.
     
  18. PlasticGuy

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    Try shooting a larger target, or shooting really close. Once you see where it is hitting and how big the groups are, you can start diagnosing the problem (be it gun or shooter).
     
  19. Another Miller

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    Well, just consider yourself lucky. At least it didnt spit at you and leave tiny frags that youll be picking out of your skin for days.


    Sounds like a forcing cone issue.The place the bullet first makes contact with after leaving a cylinder,before the rifling.A bad cone will really mess up accuracy.
     
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    +1 on the manufacturer.