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Are you guys REALLY getting off-hand? I actually took one of my (I have two) 5.7's and started shooting her.

I can not get any decent accuracy out of my USG for some reason.

At 25feet, best I can do is like 3-4" with the 5.7 which is dismal to the
1-1.5" average from my PX4 9mm. At 50feet, about 6-8" all over the place.
And this is with me paying attention, slow fire. :(

I have about 150rounds through my 5.7 and am starting to think I just can't shoot it well at all.
 

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Well - I have the problem that any gun I shoot besides my P99 is not as accurate for me. I don't have the steadiest hands to begin with (I have a childhood injury to my left elbow to thank for that).

But, I have my P99 - and then every other gun. While it irritates me to no end that I can't consistently shoot as well with anything but my P99 - I've learned to accept it. So, I have the P99, and then if any other gun gets into my usual realm of accuracy with typical handguns, I've learned to be satisfied.

I have my exact round count for my Five Seven at home, but I think it's 400 or 500 rounds. I find the trigger a bit tricky to find the exact breaking point. I have taken it to the range 4 times now. On the 3rd trip, I hit the Zen spot and did very well with it. For whatever reason, I figured out the trigger after a few shots and did fantastic with it. But, on my last trip, I went back to the usual grouping.....

The Five Seven is my night stand handgun, because the 197 ammo will penetrate less interior walls. And, I can EASILY hit a human sized target with the gun - should I ever need it. So, that inch or two extra in my group size doesn't concern me really. Not for that purpose. But yea, it can be irritating at the range.

If I sandbag the gun, though, I get awesome groups. In fact, I adjusted my sights to bullseye at 7 yards - since it is a home defense weapon. I think it was zeroed originally at a further distance.

So for me - its not the gun - it's just me.

I shot my USPc low for a long time. It took 800-1000 rounds to stop doing that - and I don't do it with any other gun unless my hands get fatigues after a lot of shooting.

If the ammo wasn't so expensive, I'm sure I could have 1000 rounds thru it by now, and I'd have that trigger figured out a little better.
 

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I found the trigger sweet spot just before breaking too, and I have to really concentrate to group decently with it. When I try to do flash-image shooting, I'm all over the place. Once (I think it was a fluke), I put 4 shots in a 1/2" group and the 5th one went 1.5"higher at 15feet but I have been unable to come even close to that since.

I am real anal about never carrying anything that I can not call my shots at 7yards at. A long ago I was present when a SEAL buddy of mine had to make a called shot to a small target hiding behind an innocent at about 30feet, and he tagged it right in the right eye socket. Since then I've woved never to carry anything I can not make the same shot with if the need arises. (Hopefully it will never)

Right now I couldn't even think about doing that with the 5.7.
I'll do a few more visits to the range to blast some more through the gun. Hopefully she will get better.
 

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Well, I will admit that the only gun I would even think of taking that kind of shot wwith WOULD be my Walther. But for general self defense around the house, I think the gun is accuare enough.

I also don't shoot short barrelled pistols as well - so, my accuracy with my carrygun is equal to my 5-7.
 

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My summer carry is a Taurus PT145 Subcompact in 45acp, 10+1 and is accurate as heck. Just have to hang on to that grip when you fire it with +P HP's . :-D

I will try to shoot the 5.7 with my TLR1 on it, see if the extra weight helps a bit. It makes sense that due to the light weight and large size, the smallest thing will throw off the accuracy. I am not a fan of bench-rest shooting so I never use that as a basis.

Thanks for the insight guys.
 

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Very Accurate

I find my 5.7 to be the most accurate gun I have. I recently switched to it for CCW and practical/tactical matches. Clean the gun.....apply gun butter lube to all moving parts........ESPECIALLY the trigger group....it will improve the trigger a lot.....I have been able to improve my shooting immensly with this gun....it is not the gun guys!
 

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No doubt it's the gun, as I know what they can do from a bench, but for carry it has to meet some off-hand and snapfire accuracy or it's bust .
For me at least.

Was just wondering out of the many people that have the gun what accuracy they get out of it. I hope most people don't just oogle at it and keep it in a safe.
 
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