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Competition Shooting

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Shane R, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. MarkRohfrietsch

    MarkRohfrietsch Unapologetic Apologist Supporter

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    Good points... Now I have to do more testing!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. marineimaging

    marineimaging Texas Baptist with attitude

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    If you get into a 9mm carbine with a 16" barrel (Ruger or HiPoint I am sure of) I found that 5.9 grains of PowerPistol behind a 124 grain Hornady XTP using CCI SP primers and the mil-type cases was the most accurate.
     
  3. MarkRohfrietsch

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    It's me, and not the pistol. They all go where they should from a sand bag rest. They all go low when I shoot freehand; from a number of different loads. I need to work on me.
    I have joined IDPA, and PPC; I will be doing the PPC training July 9, 2019 and will be shooting my Norinco NZ85 (I have since put on CZ75 overmolded stock rubber grips, and it is now the perfect pistol for me.) My cousin will be taking the course as well, and since he has yet to buy a centrefire pistol, I am loaning him the 1911; and we will have the Jericho as a back-up.

    Our club has also restarted ISSF .22 timed bullseye pistol shooting every thursday, and I have been actively participating. I have actually been winning with my old High Standard Sport King, but have seen much improvement in others over these past few weeks... I need to up my game.

    I looked at everything available in a so called "target" pistol under $600.00; Ruger Mk II, III IV and 2245, Beretta Neos, S & W Victory, Browning Buck-Mark, and was not super happy with any of them. Not one fit me as well or felt as natural as my HS; apart from the Ruger MK pistols, the plastic/aluminum/sheet metal just did not turn my crank.

    I found a dealer within a reasonable drive who had a couple old HS Sharpshooter M s in stock and I went to look at them. One was older with the flat top slide, it had a good 90% finish but the barrel was a different colour and appeared to be much newer; the second had an all-round 99.95 finish of high luster blue with the barrel again appearing to be virtually new in condition. He let me dry fire both, and both had identical trigger pulls; short take up, solid point just before a crisp break at about 3 Lb. Only slightly different than my Sport King which has almost zero take up after reset. Same grip angle but with the thumb-rest on the grip; and bonus: takes the same mag as my other HS (here in Canada, that is like a $100.00 bonus!!!). Both were priced at $450.00 Canadian; I bought the newer one with the round top. I am waiting on the transfer, and expect to pick it up on my way home from vacation.

    This is the one I bought, but it has the original grips shown in the second picture, except just like new:
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  4. marineimaging

    marineimaging Texas Baptist with attitude

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    Before my dad passed away last year he told me many times he wanted exactly that pistol. Sadly, the only one I found was $1200.00USD and I could not afford it or would have bought it in a heart beat for him. Super nice find friend.
     
  5. MarkRohfrietsch

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    Your dad had great taste! Would that have been one of the last new ones built in Texas? The last years they were unavailable here in Canada, and Brownels sold them I think. Seems to me there was nothing under $1000.00 US.
     
  6. MarkRohfrietsch

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    I shot my first two PPC matches yesterday; one "600" and one "Service Pistol". It was a lot of fun! I had some issues with the Jericho, and had six shots that did not make it out of the gun; dirt in the decocker prevented the hammer from falling. I washed it out with Gunzilla, then wiped and oiled it. In the Service Pistol class I shot 411 out of 480. Not great, but not bad for a guy who has never shot left handed, or prone. LOL

    I will be shooting more PPC in the future.
     
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