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Old April 7, 2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Shot PPC for the first time..

I shot PPC for the first time and didnt do too well. Score was 428 and 7 X's.

Things I had against me:

3 1/2'' barrel
FMJ 115 grain production ammo
First time shoooting with left hand

Guys there said I didnt do too bad for what I had, but that is all I have for this competition.

Things learned:

I need smaller loads (where is the best place and what grain?)
Longer barrel ( different gun )
More practice
I need to learn more

Anyway, I wanted to share just to maybe get a few tips on how to get better. any suggestions appreciated.
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Old April 7, 2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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PPC is rough, but fun, and you learn a lot if you keep at it.

Try shooting it with a 642, I dont score well, but its a lot of fun. Also helps my close in shooting a lot.

I did learn, thought I dont get many in the 10-X ring, I could discourage bad behavier at 50 yards if necessay.
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Old April 7, 2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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Had lots of fun! I was a bit nervous, but overall was great.
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Old April 7, 2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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Its been a while since I shot PPC. You are going about it right, shoot what you have, enjoy it, and you will decide along the way what you want to upgrade to. There is no hurry, all this stuff cost a lot, so take your time and get it right.
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Old April 8, 2009, 06:22 PM   #5
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I think I am going to try light loads next time out. Is there anywhere I can buy these or do I have to get someone to make me a few?
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Old April 8, 2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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Old April 8, 2009, 08:06 PM   #7
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Did a little exploring on the subject of Police Pistol Combat competition, sounds interesting.
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Old April 9, 2009, 11:55 AM   #8
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I wanted to do IPSC, but I thought I would start out with PPC for the sake of drawing and shooting without running and swinging a firearm around as a newb

As long as I can throw some lead down range I am happy tho
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