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Post by cuslog on 9/13/2018, 11:49 am

Anyone shooting one ?
How do you like it ?
Up here in Canada -- Winter is coming, closest indoor ranges where I could fire .22 or centerfire are ~ 70 miles away. Not looking forward to shooting bullseye outdoors, in the snow. Had a nice Feinwerkbau a few years ago and sold it, now I wish I hadn't !  I do have a 30' X 40' heated shop I could shoot air pistol in. 
Looking at a used LP50 on line, but its ~1500 miles from me, so, trying it out before buying isn't really an option.
Any comments, any issues with them ?
Thanks,

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Post by zanemoseley on 9/13/2018, 12:12 pm

Do you really want a 5 shot? I've got an Evo10 and like it well. I didn't shoot it at all this Summer but have a 10m range in my basement for Winter practice. I've thought of getting a 5 shot as well before but I'm just not sure it really helps a whole lot since there is almost no recoil.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 9/13/2018, 1:00 pm

its a good air pistol and pilkington said its almost as accurate as a lp-10. I don't think it can shoot enough for a issf 4sec rapid fire training but good enough for anything else.
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Post by zanemoseley on 9/13/2018, 1:02 pm

But if you want to shoot precision its way more of a PITA to load than an Evo10 or LP10.

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Post by cuslog on 9/13/2018, 1:24 pm

My prime interest (at this point) is ISSF sport pistol and center fire (currently shooting a Walther GSP). I don't really care for the air pistol matches (all precision). My thinking is / was that the 5 shot LP50 would be good practice for the precision phase as well as the "cadence" and target acquisition of the timed and rapid portions of the ISSF S/P and C/F matches. Agreed that it won't be quite the same because of less recoil and I'm sure, lighter trigger too (and maybe grip angle ?). May be better than trying to shoot with heavy coat / gloves etc. Rolling Eyes 
Are the mags more difficult to load than the GSP .22 or .32 mags ?

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Post by Chris Miceli on 9/13/2018, 1:33 pm

no you just load 5 in the mag (it feeds sizeways) PIlkington guns sells a LP50 trigger kit? that raises the trigger weight to 4lb. You should be able to get 2.2 easily with stock parts.
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Post by robert84010 on 9/13/2018, 2:23 pm

I've had an LP5 for ten years. It was made specifically to do the things you are looking for. The grip angle is adjustable.

Chris, it will shoot as fast as you can the trigger.

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Post by Sa-tevp on 9/13/2018, 3:12 pm

I've had an LP50C for about five years and really like it. It took a Rink grip to fit me well but I shoot some 10m air pistol with it and the single shot magazine. I also have Weaver adapters on it and will mount an Ultradot on it for practice shooting with a dot. Cocktail napkin math has a 10m AP target rings X/10/9 equal a B-6 10 ring and 8/7 equal the B-6 9 ring for Timed Fire and Rapid Fire simulation at 10m.
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Post by 10sandxs on 9/13/2018, 6:08 pm

I bought a used lp5 about 10 years ago. It shot to a level far beyond what all but a few people are capable.of.  I only had it for about 3 months, because it had a lot of magazine feeding issues. I bought it from Pilkington, and they were great about trying to repair it, and I sent it back three times. The third time, I asked if they would keep it and return my money, and they agreed. They are a great company to work with.

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Post by Rocambole on 3/6/2019, 9:03 am

I am also suffering from a lack of close indoor 22LR during the winter and so would like an LP50 Compact for basement practice. Did shoot the ordinary LP50 of a friend of mine, which was nice, but when buying I might as well get the Compact. Now I see that Steyr has come out with an RF model and am curious as to the difference between the ordinary Compact and the RF. Does anybody know?

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Post by dronning on 3/6/2019, 10:37 am

The LP50 and the LP50 RF have the same specs except the RF list the energy (7.5 Joule).  That's confusing!
added: There is also a LP50 HP that is the same size but energy is 14 Joule

The LP50 Compact is shorter.

I have the LP50 with the heavy trigger kit, 1911 grip. and optic rail for sustained fire practice.  Works great.
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Post by willnewton on 3/6/2019, 11:12 am

They made one model that shot at higher velocity in the past and may have designated it the RF model. I think it was for the European market as some folks shoot a 5 target rapid fire style match there that is different than International AP style. Cannot recall, but I think the high velocity version exceeds the velocity limit for International Air Pistol events.

Rocambole, I have a nice LP50 compact listed here if you are interested. https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t11543-steyr-lp50c-and-accessories
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Post by Rocambole on 3/6/2019, 11:19 am

Thanks Will, but I live in Norway = closer to Austria than to the US, and what with shipping & taxes and my needing a left medium grip I think I'll opt for a new one here. But thanks anyway!

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