|November 28, 2011, 12:09 PM||#1|
Join Date: January 29, 2011
I don't know much about pistol competition shooting.
What are the governing bodies and classes?
Are there 22 pistol competitions? Anything else seems like a lot of $ to practice with.
|November 28, 2011, 12:18 PM||#2|
Join Date: June 28, 2002
Location: Oregon-The wet side.
Try NRA, join if you haven't already. Check out Rimfire silhouette.
There are also folk doing both winter and summer variants of biathlon with handguns.
Gee, I'd love to see your data!
|November 28, 2011, 12:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 31, 2007
As far as $ to practice with, you can reduce this somewhat by...
...making your live fire sessions as effective as possible by 1)having a plan when you go to the practice range (mindlessly sending rounds downrange is a great way to spend $$), and 2) dry fire regularly. It's free for petessake.
...choosing a lesser-expensive caliber, e.g. 9mm instead of .45acp
...finding good on-line ammo deals
...get into reloading your own ammo
...choosing a gun that has a .22 conversion kit available for it so you can supplement, rather than replace, your cf training
|November 28, 2011, 01:24 PM||#4|
Join Date: December 1, 2009
Location: Stillwater, OKlahoma
Rimfire Steel Challenge,,,
Lots of fun,,,
Not very expensive to do.
At the start of the season this year I went to a range that sponsored these shoots,,,
Basically all you need is a decent .22 semi-auto pistol and 5 mags total.
Go to this website for the rules,,,
Due to other responsibilities I wasn't able to attend the matches,,,
So I made my own set of targets out of paint buckets, PVC pipe, plywood, and paper plates.
I planted the PVC pipe in the paint buckets and set them with quick-set concrete,,,
Cut the circles and rectangles to correct size from cheap 3/8" plywood,,,
And covered the plywood with paper plates and white cardboard.
I downloaded the "stages" from the "Stage Library",,,
Then set them up at my local outdoor range.
I don't have a timer but at least I can play and practice on my own.
Most of the people I met were using Rugers, Buckmarks, and NEOS',,,
I use my CZ-75B Kadet and my Bersa Thunder 22 the most.
Anyways, if you can find a match close to you,,,
This is a serious competition that is also a lot of fun,,,
Just be prepared to get your butt whupped by 14 year old girls.
This is one competition not dominated by the men-folk.
Caje: The coward dies a thousand times, the brave only once.
Kirby: That's about all it takes, ain't it?
Combat: "A Silent Cry"
Aarond is good,,, Aarond is wise,,, Always trust Aarond! (most of the time)