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Old September 13, 2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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Single Shot Target?

Does anyone on planet earth still make a decent single shot target pistol? I'm thinking something in .22 LR or .32 S&W Long or .38 S&W Special for dedicated paper target shooting.

We all know of the Thompson Centers but are those the only ones made, and I'm looking for something set up more for target use.

You guys got any leads?
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Old September 13, 2017, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old September 13, 2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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Very few handgun disciplines uses single shots for any course of fire. Free Pistol being an exception.
Thompson Centers are for hunting.
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Old September 13, 2017, 04:16 PM   #4
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Add Hammerli, Vostok and Steyr to the list, but "Free Pistol" is a highly specialized game and not many participate.
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Old September 15, 2017, 05:01 PM   #5
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There are a few rather uncommon competitors for the Contender, big heavy guns for long range silhouette and hunting. The Free Pistols are .22 only and expensive.

A hundred years and more ago, S&W made a few of their single shots in light centerfire calibers, .32 and .38 S&W, but mostly .22.

The Jurek single shots were popular in England. Again, mostly .22s, some centerfires.
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Old September 15, 2017, 06:23 PM   #6
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Heavier cartridges can be found in the Remington XP100
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Old October 11, 2017, 11:46 PM   #7
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Free pistols are fun to shoot but shooting a free pistol match is not so much fun. I have this Pardini FP-M and also a TOZ 35 that shoots well but is less refined than the Pardini.

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Old October 12, 2017, 02:55 AM   #8
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Nope. It's a real gap in the market.

It's only pricey target pistols, antiques, and bench pistols.
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Old October 12, 2017, 03:22 AM   #9
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Get an antique .Over 100 years ago Remington made their Rolling Block 22Target !
And Watson , bring your revolver !
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Old October 12, 2017, 10:20 AM   #10
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Uberti did make a replica Remington Rolling Block a few years ago. Think it was in .22 L.R and .357 Magnum.

Never saw one in the steel, and seem to be few and far between, if at all.

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