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Post by DavidR on 11/11/2016, 4:55 pm

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Hello and welcome to the family, you have joined the worlds largest gathering of Bullseye "precision pistol" shooter's and bullseye Gunsmith's on the planet! These folks are the friendliest and most knowledgeable to the sport you will ever find in one place and all willing to help with anything you might care to discuss about the sport. Please tell us a little about yourself and what brings you here!
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Post by Aprilian on 3/21/2018, 5:11 pm

Welcome Anders!   Try not to embarrass us with your English which appears to be better than mine  Wink
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Post by TureB on 3/21/2018, 6:20 pm

Thank you!
You know, I've always credited my english skills to reading Guns and Ammo from 1985 (age 13) to around 2002
Well, school and Dick Francis novels might have had something to do with it as well...  Wink

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Post by Eric D. Adams on 3/22/2018, 8:39 am

I joined the forum a few months back.  Been reading a lot but not posting.  I have been shooting bullseye since 1998 and am classified indoor and outdoor as an expert.  I am an avid hunter and live in southern Michigan.  I have a 9 lane, 25 yard range on my property for practice and I shoot in a couple of leagues locally.

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For a new BE shooter, this seems to be the place!

Post by BBLain274 on 6/22/2018, 12:13 pm

Hi all, i'm Lain. Been shooting about 8 years. A little about me, I'm a retired Lt/ Paramedic from FDNY. Picked up shooting in 2008 post retirement which is something I always wanted to do. When I retired, I finally had the time. Like most things I dabble in, a hobby turned into a huge passion. I don't do anything half way. I have my NRA Instructor for Rifle/Pistol, and am an RSO.

I run my local Chapter of The Well Armed Woman, as a Chapter Leader along with another female Chapter Leader, We have 65 members and there are 349 TWAW Chapters nationwide.

I have a variety of handguns, rifles and shotguns. However, I am totally new to Bullseye.

Unfortunately, on the job injuries to my shoulders and hands limits the weight of my guns that I can shoot comfortably . In Bullseye , this is not a good thing. 

I belong to several gun clubs as well. Being new to BE and shopping for my first dedicated BE pistol, I have passed up 2 pistols from other members of my clubs who, with good intentions are trying to help me find something for my first season.

This is what i've tried so far, that others have had for sale :
Hammerli Xesse was a 4.5 inch barrel, and already had Larrys trigger job. I passed because it had slide lock problems which I can't have during a match, and I would prefer a slightly longer barrel.

The other was a high standard 107 Supermatic Citation Military. Beautiful gun. Clean with a 7.5 in fluted barrel. However, with the rail and RD mounted, I had chronic issues racking the slide. Just not enough clearance.

I've also shot a SW 41 which I liked, but was a tad heavy, and I shot a Walther GSP which I LOVED the best of all, I liked the trigger on it, and the weight felt pretty good, but here in NY, it's an assault weapon.. LOL  Laughing Shocked .. (please, I know Mad )

I have plenty of experienced BE shooters willing to help with advice, but everyone has a different opinion, which has my head spinning. The high standard has feeding and mag issues, the SW 41 is too heavy, Barrel length doesn't matter, Barrel length does matter, Ruger Mark series is a toy, Ruger Mark series is great! etc, etc.. High standards are cream of the crop, Stay away from High Standards! LOL!

Being new to BE,  I am trying sort through it all , and find a decent BE pistol that is easy to rack when the red dot is on it, with enough clearance to grab the slide, has a nice trigger, ( or is upgrade-able), has a nice balanced weight without being overly cumbersome, and can have custom grips made for it so it can fit my smaller hands.

I've also considered some lower end guns like the SW Victory, Ruger Mark 4 ( easier takedown)  , because you can put Volquartsen parts in these, I've even looked at the Volquartsen Scorpion which is beautiful, seems to be an ideal weight for me, supposedly has a fantastic trigger out of the box, is easy to rack, and is getting rave reviews but this seems to be a new gun that only a few are using for BE, and their use is not widespread. A friend has a Buckmark which is decent, but now on the opposite end of the spectrum , it's a little too light.

So that's my story, my search continues, and i'm open to hearing some more suggestions . Thanks for hearing me out.

Thanks everyone!
Lain


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Post by Wobbley on 6/22/2018, 2:30 pm

Welcome. A word of caution, most of what you read here is opinions. And you know what they say about opinions.
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Post by LenV on 6/22/2018, 2:54 pm

In my opinion my opinions are the best opinions. That, like I said is just my opinion. Speaking of opinions I notice you mention the Victory and the Mk4 as less expensive alternate firearms. I would opine an alternate suggestion. You might want to look at S&W 22A's. They are not very expensive, light, accurate, come with a built on rail and sights don't have to be swapped (no fiber optic) if you want to shoot iron sight. I have owned all three. I got rid of the Victory as fast as I could (trigger sucked and no upgrades available at that time) and had to have my Mk4 worked on by a gunsmith to make trigger acceptable. The 22A had a decent trigger right out of the box. That was just my opinion. Add about 4.00 and you can get a good cup of coffee. Laughing  Oh and Hi and welcome to the forum.

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Post by BBLain274 on 6/22/2018, 5:11 pm

Wobbley wrote:Welcome.  A word of caution, most of what you read here is opinions.  And you know what they say about opinions.


Oh yes I do! And I've gotten several of them already Smile

Len V, thank you for your opinion!
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Post by BBLain274 on 6/22/2018, 6:23 pm

Nice Len V, I will keep this in mind Smile
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Post by Aprilian on 6/25/2018, 8:12 am

Welcome, If you like the S&W M41, look for one with a field barrel, they are quite a bit lighter than the heavy barrel of the similar length.
I've also shot a SW 41 which I liked, but was a tad heavy
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Post by Bpjunkie on 6/27/2018, 6:22 pm

I'm a long-time shooter who never got into bullseye. I shoot high power and hold an expert rating. I did cowboy action for a while, bowling pin, muzzleloading rifle competitions and PPC. I still shoot rifle and PPC but I'm intrigued by bullseye. For entry-level I have a Smith & Wesson Model 52, a Springfield Armory range officer and a Colt match Target. None of them have any type of Optics on them and I'm learning that I can no longer Focus on the sights. I was directed to this forum by a fellow member at the Smith & Wesson forum who thought that maybe I could find screws for a leupold mount for the 52. After looking around a bit I see that this is going to be a great place to hang out.

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Post by Jack H on 6/27/2018, 9:35 pm

One suggestion to anyone with a huge passion for a good 22.

Range Officer.   set the 45 upper aside.  Install a KC hammer and sear, and a 22 conversion unit.  Choose an aluminum rib for less weight.  Marvel ribs can be adapted to Nelson units
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Post by LRS Guy on 7/1/2018, 9:27 am

New to Bullseye shooting, but not to shooting. I'm a broken down old Paratrooper, I've done IDPA, 3-Gun, Cowboy Action, some skeet and allot of hunting. Due to my occupation I've been fortunate to attend several shooting courses, though tended to be more toward "combat oriented".  I live in Southern Missouri, big history buff as well.

Right now I have Ruger Mk II for the small bore and run a SIG 1911 for my .45. The SIG has had full workup at SIG Custom Shop, though I need to put a set of target sights on it. My long-term is to shoot in the President's Hundred match at Camp Perry. I plan to listen allot, post little, be humble and learn.

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Post by dev6682 on 7/13/2018, 10:31 am

Hi everyone,

I'm new to bullseye shooting, and I've been lurking here for the past six months. I really appreciate the wealth of information that is freely shared.

I've been shooting small-bore silhouette matches for a while, and I just started reloading a year ago. I've always loved cowboy guns and calibers, and I've thought about trying some cowboy action shooting.

I joined a new range recently that holds bullseye matches each month. I went to the first match this season, and... I'm hooked!

So far, I've just been shooting a Ruger Mk II with a Matchdot II. But I want to join the centerfire matches, so I've just bought a few guns from Commercial Row. Everyone here has been such a pleasure to work with.

Thanks for having me, and happy shooting!

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Post by ilLonfo on 8/24/2018, 1:49 am

Hi.
I'm Italian, a sunday-shooter since my thirties: now I' m 56.
I began shooting with a wonderful High Standard .22 short and a Colt Diamondback 4"  .38 spl herited by grandpa, and  then I went on, purchasing vintage revolvers in .38/.357
I didn't move from bullseye shooting, in old-fashion style: one hand, 25 m, metallic sights. Targets are always the Olympic  Standard Pistol .
Now I collect - better saying, I accumulate - vintage revolvers, more or less old as me.   I have an ill passion for nice grips/stocks, mainly that of the same era.
In Europe never came masterpieces as Ropers, Sanderson, Fuzzy Farrant, Cloyce, and for this reason they remain in my dreams drawer.
I reload my ammo, always in soft target charges. 
Well, now I go to lurk the Forum, because I admit I'm absolutely new to it.
Thanks for having me

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Post by Aprilian on 8/24/2018, 9:42 am

Benvenuto!  What is the English translation of Lonfo?
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Post by ilLonfo on 8/24/2018, 9:46 am

It's a joke. It doesn't exist, it is a poem written by an important author in the '30. The poem is a nonsense, with words that don't exist. It was a letterary wave . I know that there were some anglophone authors too. I'll search and post.

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Post by ilLonfo on 8/24/2018, 2:34 pm

Many Italian native speakers are familiar with this playful poem (a sonnet) by Fosco Maraini, but it may be new to most learners. 
Maraini (1912-2004) was an all-round intellectual. Besides being a writer and a poet, he was also an academic teacher, an ethnologist, an anthropologist, an orientalist, a mountaneer, a photographer. His daughter Dacia is one of the most renowned Italian contemporary writers. 
Maraini enjoyed exploring language as much as he enjoyed exploring mountains, and in 1966 he published a collection of short poems based on what he called 'metasemantics', i.e. beyond the meaning of words, the most famous of which is Il lonfo
In philosophy of language, metasemantics is the field concerned with why, or in virtue of what, a given term takes its semantic value. 
What Maraini did was to use a language based on words (nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc.) most of which are invented (non-existent), and whose meaning each reader is free to imagine, on the basis of their position within the sentence, their sound (onomatopoeia plays an important role), their similarity to other extant words, even the reader's intonation. 
The subject of the poem is an imaginary wild animal (the definite article suggests that lonfo is a masculine noun), likely a quadruped because the word is reminiscent of lupo ('wolf'), or maybe of Dante's lonza (a leopard), whose ending -onfo suggests being somewhat sluggish (ronfo is an onomatopoeic snoring sound). 
Also the two verbs in the first verse suggest onomatopoeic animal sounds, e.g. gluisce is the 3rd person singular of gluire, which should be conjugated in the same way as muggire ('to moo') or nitrire ('to neigh'). 
It is not gibberish, as each word is clearly spelt, and fully inflectable or conjugable, according to the standard grammar rules. It is also different from nonsense poetry such as limericks, in which extant words are used for creating sentences that lack a common sense. But it has been likened to Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky  (included in the novel Through the Looking-Glass ). 
You can find several interpretations of this poem in YouTube, with different intonations. 
Advanced learners can appreciate best the poem, but it may be a useful reading exercise for early learners, as well, especially if read aloud. 
The verses are hendecasyllables (eleven syllables in each line); in particular, the 6th and 10th syllable of each verse are always stressed. So by following the fixed rhythm of each line it is easy to guess where the stress falls, even without having heard the words before.

Il lonfo
Il lonfo non vaterca né gluisce 
e molto raramente barigatta, 
ma quando soffia il bego a bisce bisce 
sdilenca un poco, e gnagio s'archipatta.

È frusco il lonfo! È pieno di lupigna 
arrafferìa malversa e sofolenta! 
Se cionfi ti sbiduglia e t'arrupigna 
se lugri ti botalla e ti criventa.

Eppure il vecchio lonfo ammargelluto 
che bete e zugghia e fonca nei trombazzi 
fa lègica busìa, fa gisbuto;

e quasi quasi, in segno di sberdazzi 
gli affarfaresti un gniffo. Ma lui zuto 
t'alloppa, ti sbernecchia; e tu l'accazzi.

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Post by Richard L on 9/3/2018, 10:53 am

Hello everyone!
Like many others, I’ve been lurking on the forum for a while playing sponge and soaking up all the info I can. With so much BE experience 
on here (decades worth, centuries?) I didn’t think I had much to contribute. I’m still no Expert (see what I did there?) but I’m taking the plunge anyway. I was on here, briefly, a year ago but deleted my account when I went through a “the Internet sucks” phase and totally unplugged. By the way, there seems to be an inverse correlation between time talking about shooting on the Net and actual range time; someone should look into that. Laughing

I’m a member of two ranges, a big one 10 miles away with an active BE program (Tri-Counties Gun Club in Sherwood, OR where LenV has seen me a few times) and a small indoor range 2 miles away (Johnson Creek Gun Club). Between the two I shoot 4 days a week minimum, often 5, as I work through the exercise book. At this rate I’ve been seeing real improvement!

My guns are
Smith & Wesson Model 41 w/Clark BOP barrel and Matchdot
Smith & Wesson Model 14 w/ Matchdot II
Bob Chow Model of 1911 (about to be honorably retired)
Rock River Arms Bullseye Wadcutter w/ Aimpoint 9000sc
(The RRA just arrived the other day after a 8 month wait and the 9000 sc is on the way)

Thank you all for keeping this forum and the sport going.
I’ll do what I can to help.
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Post by valbern67 on 9/4/2018, 8:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am a recently retired opera singer (currently teaching voice) who was just bitten by the precision shooting bug!  Completely on a whim, I went with my SO to a gun range in Oklahoma to shoot for the first time and discovered that I am a natural shooter.

On my return home to NJ, I began seeking out opportunitites to learn more about shooting and discovered Bullseye. I am waiting to get my FID and am very excited to get going! 

Thanks in advance for everything I will learn from you all!

Val

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Post by robert84010 on 9/7/2018, 6:05 pm

valbern67 wrote:Hi Everyone,

I am a recently retired opera singer (currently teaching voice) who was just bitten by the precision shooting bug!  Completely on a whim, I went with my SO to a gun range in Oklahoma to shoot for the first time and discovered that I am a natural shooter.

On my return home to NJ, I began seeking out opportunitites to learn more about shooting and discovered Bullseye. I am waiting to get my FID and am very excited to get going! 

Thanks in advance for everything I will learn from you all!

Val
Val,
you are in a very active bullseye state. regular matches and a lot of good shooters. 

http://www.njpistol.com/

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Post by bob7398 on 9/14/2018, 6:09 pm

Hi everyone! Have been reading a lot of great threads and gaining knowledge of the Bullseye world!
I’m 63 and live in southeast Michigan. Recently retired from Fedex Express! I belong to a local club that shoots an indoor 50 ft, 600 point match with the Southeastern Michigan Pistol Association. Just starting my second season and having a lot of fun!
Thanks for having me!
Bob

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Post by danhue on 10/19/2018, 7:36 pm

Hi there. I'm 51 years old, from PA (Chester County). I started shooting a year ago. As far as target pistols are concerned, I own a Browning Buck Mark, as well as a Springfield Range Officer (in 45 ACP). I typically shoot at 50 ft, indoors, on B2 and B3 targets, trying to keep my shots in the black. So far I have mostly been shotting 2-handed, but I am switching to one hand for BE. In 2019 I'd love to try some competition, maybe join a league or something, depending on what's available in my area. I'll see where I go from there.

Besides precision shooting, I am interested in Steel Challenge, and have participated in a few local matches.

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