Askins on the .45 Auto

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Askins on the .45 Auto

Post by beeser on 4/20/2015, 7:49 pm

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"I hardly feel competent to write authoritatively on the .45 automatic.  But then I do not know of anyone else who is, either!  After five years of shooting, representing an expenditure of thirty thousand rounds, I am still frank to say that the big auto is the most baffling and mysterious handgun of my acquaintance.  Time and again I've felt certain I had discovered something worth while regarding the gun only to find in subsequent trials that my original ideas were all wet.  Of all the fickle shootin' irons the .45 is undoubtedly tops by a margin!  I frankly admit that I have little affection for the .45 self-loader ..."

The Art of Handgun Shooting by Captain Charles Askins, Jr.

Aside from the expenditure of thirty thousand rounds , this sums up my experience with the .45 auto.

PS  Elsewhere in the book Askins mentions favoring 2.8 grains of Bullseye behind a 200 gr. H&G bullet.  Has anyone tried this?

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Post by Jon Eulette on 5/15/2015, 11:07 am

2680 is an 893.33 average. It's a human issue not the pistol. The 10 ring doesn't know the difference between 2" pistol and 1" pistol. Shooter error is main factor! Herschel was tough competitor, that's why he shot 2680.
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Post by beeser on 5/15/2015, 11:46 am

Just out of curiosity, what was Askins aggregate score when he won the national championship in 1937?

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Post by C.Perkins on 5/15/2015, 1:39 pm

beeser wrote:Just out of curiosity, what was Askins aggregate score when he won the national championship in 1937?

The Harrison trophy was done a bit different in 1937.
3 gun aggregate did not start until 1941.



1937 An aggregate consisting of the National Match Course with .22 caliber, center fire and .45 caliber guns.





1937 Charles Askins, Jr., USBP 854


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