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Old 04-14-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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P320FS accuracy disappointing

Finally got the 320 trigger problem squared away (see previous posts) but the accuracy of this gun leaves much to be desired. I shoot my Walther, Browning Hi-Power and Canik TP9SA much better. I can't even hit the paper with the Sig at 15 yards, prints high and low but never on the target. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-14-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Have someone else try shooting it also. Ideally someone who is a good shot with pretty much any pistol or can try it off a rest to see it it is you or the pistol. The mechanical accuracy of a P320FS should be able to group around an inch at 15 yards.

It may also help to concentrate shooting it at closer distance starting at five yards and then shooting it at further distances if accuracy is good and on center of target at closer distance. Sometimes it takes a while to get used to a different pistol.

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I think you just need more time with it. I felt the same when I picked up my Glock 32, but after my 3rd range session and about 700 rounds later, it is now part of my EDC.
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Have someone else try shooting it also. Ideally someone who is a good shot with pretty much any pistol or can try it off a rest to see it it is you or the pistol. The mechanical accuracy of a P320FS should be able to group around an inch at 15 yards.

It may also help to concentrate shooting it at closer distance starting at five yards and then shooting it at further distances if accuracy is good and on center of target at closer distance. Sometimes it takes a while to get used to a different pistol.
Good tips. I'll get closer and although I'm not marksman I usually am in the x-ring with my other 9's.
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Your 320 should be doing this easily at 15 yards. This was at 15 running at a pretty good pace with my 320 compact 9mm.



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I am also surprised, but with the outstanding accuracy of the P320 Compact in both my 9mm and .45 ACP. Once I cut a hole in the target I just keep shooting through the hole.
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I have had a fe Sig (and other guns) that I just could not shoot with but were fine pistols. I cant hit the side of a barn with a P220 for some reason, but my P320 .45 is fantastic. I have found every one of mine to be far better shooters than I am.

Give it some time. Adjust your grip and watch the finger control. Something is just off. And when that is the case for me it is typically me.
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Joe320 Sound more like the accuracy of the shooter with a new handgun is lacking . Assuming you have a 9mm shoot some 124or 147gr thru it if your using 115gr now and shoot only the p320 for a few hundred rounds . Might help you to see how well it shoots by shooting for a solid rest . or let a friend you respect have some trigger time with it . It is a combat sighted pistol meaning it shoot under the sights poa. That's correctable for you as that might matter .
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I personally am getting a #8 front sight.....due to me shooting low consistently. Should fix it for me :P
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Finally got the 320 trigger problem squared away (see previous posts) but the accuracy of this gun leaves much to be desired. I shoot my Walther, Browning Hi-Power and Canik TP9SA much better. I can't even hit the paper with the Sig at 15 yards, prints high and low but never on the target. Any suggestions?
It's not the gun. Just food for thought.
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Good tips. I'll get closer and although I'm not marksman I usually am in the x-ring with my other 9's.
I think you'll find that if you spend adequate time with the gun, getting to know it better, you will be very accurate with the gun. The gun is always more accurate than the shooter. It isn't that the gun is inaccurate. Take the time to get to know the gun. I'm sure if you do you won't be disappointed, and your outlook on the gun will change.
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I think you'll find that if you spend adequate time with the gun, getting to know it better, you will be very accurate with the gun. The gun is always more accurate than the shooter. It isn't that the gun is inaccurate. Take the time to get to know the gun. I'm sure if you do you won't be disappointed, and your outlook on the gun will change.
I took my time between shots since my original post and began having some success. I found that holding at six o'clock yielded better results, got two bullseyes out of one mag, which is acceptable. It's a keeper.
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Isn't it great when we can think our way thru a non issue before getting on the whinny train and bad mouthing something for our own failures !

Better shooting in the future .
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Isn't it great when we can think our way thru a non issue before getting on the whinny train and bad mouthing something for our own failures !

Better shooting in the future .
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I don't think I was whining or bad-mouthing, merely looking for some guidance. I admit I'm not as good as some of you hotshots. I'm 75 now and while I can't shoot as good as I used to on the range I'm still able to fire more than blanks otherwise.
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I picked up a FS P320 a couple weeks ago. Was shooting low or left (not low and left) when I first took it out. It wasn't until my Comp-Tac International holster arrived, and I started dry fire with the holster that it really clicked, and I started adjusting my grip. The P320 simply points different for me than my 226. The solution, or at least part of it so far, is a bit more trigger finger and more pressure with the heal of my support hand. It's better. (My eyes ain't what they used to be, and targets are a blur beyond 10 yards, so one-hole groups aren't there.) I've been mostly practicing now with 15 yard shots on the head of USPSA or IDPA target.

Jerry Miculek can pick up any gun and shoot it well right away. Us mortals have to practice with a new gun.

I've seen posts stating the #6 front sight shoots low and folks want a #8. (Sig seems to be random in which comes on a new gun.) The difference between #6 and #8 is 2 inches at 25 yards. Hitting low at 10 yards probably isn't the sights.
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