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Post by knew on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:17 pm

Hi,
I have just joined the forum. I am wondering if using a revolver for 2700 matches is practical or not, I really have not found a good answer. Back in high school, I was a competent .22 shooter. After many years away, I am back to shooting air pistol at home, .22 in an evening league. A friend's son wanted to get into shooting so I took it up again as he was too young to go alone. I am surprised to say I am having a blast. I used to shoot in the 270's, can't get over 250 now, but will keep trying. So I think I may want to do some outdoor stuff this summer, but don't want to run out and buy any new guns until I know what I need. Several years ago, an old friend gave up shooting, he called to ask if I wanted his pistol. I bought his Smith .45 ACP revolver, it is marked 1955 model. Like new, it has target sights, grip, trigger, hammer. Could I shoot this for awhile if I want to try some outdoor matches? Or would I be handicapped in some stages? It is very accurate with bullets I cast.
Thanks.

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Post by Jack H on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:14 pm

I have a 1955 model. The gun suffers one handicap. The operator. It can shoot Xs at 50 yards if it's operator will let it.


There is a learning curve with revolvers in single action thumbing, or double action. You just got to jump in with both feet and do it.
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Post by DeweyHales on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:28 pm

It can certainly be done and done well. Go for it.
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Post by Jack H on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:43 pm

For your 50 yards (try to) find some 200 JSWC Hornady and load autorim cases with 4.8 BE.
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Post by knew on Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:09 pm

Thanks for your help, I have a bunch of 200 SWC Speer, so I will try those with BE.
I also have a Colt Model O 1911 basic model with fixed sights. That should work for As-Is class, let me know if I am wrong. Then all I need is a 1911 hardball gun, like a Les Baer or Gold Cup. With a .22, the Smith 1955, a basic 1911, and a hardball gun, I should be able to do all I want to go after for now. Lots of fun. And keep trying to wear out the air pistol, that has always been the easiest way to get better.

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