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S&W M39/M59 accuracy

Post by orpheoet on 4/25/2017, 7:59 am

Has anybody ever used these for EIC?
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Post by Sa-tevp on 4/25/2017, 10:40 am

I am looking forward to what others have to say, as I had to put a trigger shoe on my M52-2 to get my groups to be round and not horizontally spread out due to the trigger being too far back in the frame. I have a medium size hand and find a lot of DA/SA triggers on pistols are too far back for me. A few months ago I picked up a S&W 4506 and the SA trigger was almost on the frame. A late model transfer bar and a new sear from an armorers kit move the trigger forward about 3/32nds and made it better. An early production S&W 457 I have has a much better trigger action and location. The 457 was easier to shoot well but the outdoor season started and I haven't had a chance to try them at 25/50 yards.

At a match at the CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega a two years ago someone in military clothes was using a Sig but I am not sure if it was a 226 or a 220. His scores were pretty good. I hear Sigs can have good triggers after some work but all the ones I have handled in stores were very unpleasant. The S&W were less spongy/springy than other DA/SA pistols but not anywhere as nice as the S&W revolvers.
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Post by boatbum101 on 4/25/2017, 5:05 pm

I had one back about 40 years ago . Bought it new . Was totally unimpressed with accuracy & 9mm for self defense . Needless to say it got sold off . Considered it a pie plate gun @ 25yds .

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Post by hp246 on 4/25/2017, 10:09 pm

boatbum101 wrote:I had one back about 40 years ago . Bought it new . Was totally unimpressed with accuracy & 9mm for self defense . Needless to say it got sold off . Considered it a pie plate gun @ 25yds .
Same situation as boatbum101.  Had a 39 back in the 70s.  Not very impressed with the accuracy.

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Post by Virgil Kane on 4/26/2017, 8:01 am

Same here.  Had a department issued 59 and I often thought I would be better off throwing the thing than trying to hit something shooting it. 

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Post by orpheoet on 4/26/2017, 1:41 pm

Well, I guess I'll abort that idea..... thanks all.
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Post by Sa-tevp on 5/3/2017, 8:12 pm

457 held the repair center at 25 yards and the 4506 the 8 ring with NSK 185 JHP ammo today. No good at 50 yards.

Oh well.
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Post by Magload on 5/3/2017, 8:36 pm

Sa-tevp wrote:I am looking forward to what others have to say, as I had to put a trigger shoe on my M52-2 to get my groups to be round and not horizontally spread out due to the trigger being too far back in the frame. I have a medium size hand and find a lot of DA/SA triggers on pistols are too far back for me. A few months ago I picked up a S&W 4506 and the SA trigger was almost on the frame. A late model transfer bar and a new sear from an armorers kit move the trigger forward about 3/32nds and made it better. An early production S&W 457 I have has a much better trigger action and location. The 457 was easier to shoot well but the outdoor season started and I haven't had a chance to try them at 25/50 yards.

At a match at the CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega a two years ago someone in military clothes was using a Sig but I am not sure if it was a 226 or a 220. His scores were pretty good. I hear Sigs can have good triggers after some work but all the ones I have handled in stores were very unpleasant. The S&W were less spongy/springy than other DA/SA pistols but not anywhere as nice as the S&W revolvers.  
May I ask where you got the trigger shoe for the 52-2?  Don
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Post by Sa-tevp on 5/3/2017, 8:46 pm

Magload wrote:May I ask where you got the trigger shoe for the 52-2?  Don

Try this http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t5095p25-looking-for-a-trigger-shoe#38652

I contacted board member Froneck and gave him the magic dimensions my coach and I came to for good 1911 trigger actuation. Having the correct trigger length for my anatomy made a big difference in score. I'll take points anywhere I can find them and I work to create an environment for success to occur.
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Post by Magload on 5/3/2017, 9:05 pm

Sa-tevp wrote:
Magload wrote:May I ask where you got the trigger shoe for the 52-2?  Don

Try this http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t5095p25-looking-for-a-trigger-shoe#38652

I contacted board member Froneck and gave him the magic dimensions my coach and I came to for good 1911 trigger actuation. Having the correct trigger length for my anatomy made a big difference in score. I'll take points anywhere I can find them and I work to create an environment for success to occur.

Thanks I have 4 of his shoes for my 1911s but he had said the 52-2 shoe is a tough one.  I been told that this is a tough gun to shoot.  I don't know why but so far I don't shoot it very well.  If a trigger shoe will help I am willing to try.  Don
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