Originally Posted by brnwlms
Are you sure that a new barrel will correct the issue? Is it possible that the frame is the cause of the gun shooting left? Are they going to verify that the frame and frame threads for the barrel are straight?
I think they have already. I had a Taurus 85 that you could see the barrel point off to the left if you held it up and looked closely. This one looks straight and the barrel and front sight seem to line up perfectly to the frame, unlike so many new ones today.
5MMEagle, me and Kentucy windage never get along under pressure. I will always put the sights where I want to hit and pull the trigger. I've seen it with myself over and over, when I'd sight in a slug gun to shoot longer ranges. One would come in close - as they usually do, and I'd hit them high in the lungs.
I loved my wife's 3" 36 with it's pinned barrel back in the 80's when we shot alot of bowling pin matches. I could clear a table with that as fast as most of the guys would with their larger revolvers. That one shot straight for me with barely an instant to see any sights. It was mostly, acquire a good grip that you knew would let you shoot to where you were pointing and let it all hang out on five bowling pins. Great practice.
That is why I won't carry a striker fired weapon. Once committed with a revolver, the trigger is being pressed as the gun is coming up and goes off the instant it is horizontal and on target.
I noticed when shopping for a carry 9 that was a dangerous habit and went for a dao Sig P250.
I've shot under pressure more than once. I watched myself lose $1000 at the Masters Pistol Tournement in 1987 on tv back in the motel. I've experienced the mind going into slow motion, while making rapid head shots on paper targets in competition and I've gone into tunnel vision twice - once was the real thing.
Since Charter Arms is willing to fix it and found another barrel, I gave them the ok. Hopefully I'll get good news Monday. I would much prefer a gun that shoots straight to one that don't.