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Another 2700 CF Question

Post by 230Ball on 9/1/2018, 7:57 pm

I don't want to hijack the main 2700 CF thread with this semi-related question:  How do you set up your 2700 stable if intending to shoot Service Pistol with a 9mm?  I'm toying with the idea of using a custom M9 for Service Pistol, and was wondering if I should fit the M9 in as my CF for the 2700.  The transition from M9 CF to 1911 .45 may be a little weird.  I'm curious if anyone is wrestling with the same thing, or just staying with the .45 for Service Pistol.
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by dronning on 9/1/2018, 8:09 pm

230Ball wrote:I don't want to hijack the main 2700 CF thread with this semi-related question:  How do you set up your 2700 stable if intending to shoot Service Pistol with a 9mm?  I'm toying with the idea of using a custom M9 for Service Pistol, and was wondering if I should fit the M9 in as my CF for the 2700.  The transition from M9 CF to 1911 .45 may be a little weird.  I'm curious if anyone is wrestling with the same thing, or just staying with the .45 for Service Pistol.
There are a couple of different questions there.
1st, fitting in a another gun for your 2700.  It's done all the time.  I see fellow shooters shooting revolvers and iron sighted guns in CF ( & .45) when they normally shoot a dot in order to get ready for an upcoming Service Pistol Match.  If it's a significant match they they go back to shooting what they shoot best.

Just staying with the .45 for service pistol.  I'd just stay with the .45 if you shoot irons exclusively, why add another gun, but then again if that's what you want to do why not?
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by 230Ball on 9/1/2018, 8:17 pm

Thanks, Dave!  You make a good point about the .45, and now that I think of it, that may be the way to go.  For several years I shot a .38 revolver for my CF because I also competed in a revolver league.  Later, I transitioned to using the .45 as my CF, although I felt a little beat-up after some competitions.  That's when I was on a military team using their weapons and ammo (185gr wad and 230gr ball).  Now that I'm an "independent" and essentially starting over many years later, I could start reloading with lighter loads. Less perceived recoil was the primary reason I was considering moving to the M9 for Service Pistol.
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by Wobbley on 9/1/2018, 9:55 pm

If you’re planning on entering EIC matches, I’d use the CF stage as hard practice and use theball gun for that stage.
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by BE Mike on 9/2/2018, 9:57 am

If your goal now is to make Distinguished, the more you shoot the EIC pistol, the better. If your goal is to go up in class, then shoot the pistols that you will do that for you. As a Marksman, I'd focus on the 2700. The refinement of the fundamentals will help your shooting overall. Most folks I know who started getting legs and legging out, did so after becoming Expert. Of course, my experience is history because of all the changes to the CMP rules. Maybe now, it is different.
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by 230Ball on 9/2/2018, 6:28 pm

Gentlemen,
Thank you for your advice!  There is much to ponder now; whether to pursue EIC with the .45 or M9, which in turn will determine my CF pistol.  One thing is for certain now:  I will soon be listing for sale my S&W Models 14-4 and 52-2 here soon!
Cheers!
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by LenV on 9/3/2018, 12:04 am

Don't do it. Don't sell a gun just because you don't need it today. You will want it or need it tomorrow. And why are you not thinking about Distinguished Revolver? DR is just as much fun to try for as .22 EIC and Grown up EIC. In some ways with out having to get a hard leg it is easier in others it is harder. You do have to shoot a revolver after all. If your going to matches you want to keep that wheel gun. And as soon as you master the .45 you will want to shoot that 52-2...They are fun.
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by 230Ball on 9/3/2018, 8:41 am

Len,
You're probably right about hanging on to the revolver.  I took a whack at it after a few decades and found that my arthritis was making hammer cocking pretty difficult while maintaining a good grip.  As I'm probably not the only over-60 gunslinger here, I'm open to suggestions that may salvage my revolver game.  In the meantime, I still may let go the Model 52.  It's a beautiful piece and served me well back in the day, but has not been in use for many years.  It would be a good source of funds toward a Walther or Pardini .22.
Thanks gain for the great responses and have a great Labor Day!
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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by gregbenner on 9/3/2018, 2:20 pm

LenV wrote:Don't do it. Don't sell a gun just because you don't need it today. You will want it or need it tomorrow. 

+1

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Re: Another 2700 CF Question

Post by 230Ball on 9/3/2018, 8:04 pm

You guys are spot on!  Parting with any firearm is incredibly difficult for me, as I can also tell it is for you guys.  However, there are a few "safe-queens" that I continue to rediscover that are almost begging to be passed along (for a price, that is) to someone who may put them to use. So, with that in mind, please don't be too critical of me if or when you see one of them for sale.
I will admit that Len has revitalized my interest in the revolver, so it may be worth it to me to try it again after all of these years.  I will start a new thread to seek advice on coping with arthritis and revolvers.
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