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Post by beeser on 1/11/2021, 9:33 am

I often practice using a Steyr LP50 compact at 10m in my barn.  It's a lot like shooting my Pardini SP at 25yds both in feel and performance.  With all of the current hassles involved in obtaining reloading supplies, driving to the range to use a firearm, regulatory restrictions, loading ammo, etc. I find myself asking why not spend more time with airguns where most of those hassles go away.  Competition could still be just as challenging.  Anyone else thinking along these lines?

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Post by spursnguns on 1/11/2021, 11:01 am

beeser wrote:With all of the current hassles involved in obtaining reloading supplies, driving to the range to use a firearm, regulatory restrictions, loading ammo, etc. I find myself asking why not spend more time with airguns where most of those hassles go away.  Competition could still be just as challenging.
 
Hello beeser,

The foregoing sounds like most of Europe.  Perhaps that is someone's plan?  Not for me.

Jim
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Post by Jon Eulette on 1/11/2021, 11:10 am

x1000

Modern Pentathlon switched to laser pistols...…..commie bastards!
They all want to take our guns away. Free Pistol (50M Pistol) went bye bye as well.
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Post by beeser on 1/11/2021, 11:39 am

Jon Eulette wrote:x1000

Modern Pentathlon switched to laser pistols...…..commie bastards!
They all want to take our guns away. Free Pistol (50M Pistol) went bye bye as well.
Jon
Wasn't aware of that.  Simply deplorable!

This sort of thing was in the back of my mind while typing the question although not the reason for my post.  Maybe it is all part of the plan to make shooting firearms so difficult that one just eventually gives up.  While I think airguns have a place I don't intend to give up shooting firearms.

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Post by joem5636 on 1/12/2021, 6:33 am

I got started in airguns with Field Target -- at the time, an air rifle sport. I then got into 10M air pistol. Only when I moved to an area where neither existed did I start CMP and then Bullseye. I've never been able to get much interest in airguns shooting where I live, but I would be very willing to go back. There is an added challenge in shooting something with a recoil, but airguns have other challenges like wind that don't affect most games that go BANG. 

Part of the problem is that very few shooters are interested in accurate shooting with any 'weapon.' [Airguns are not defined as weapons in the US.]

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Post by 10sandxs on 1/12/2021, 9:19 am

Laser pistols aren't bad... just need to bump the power up a bit... or a lot... we could have a rack of batteries thst we integrate into a mag well and change them after every few shots like mags for live ammo...starwars... here we come...

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Post by xman on 1/12/2021, 5:32 pm

Install thermal lasers, bump up the power to a few thousand megajoules and burn holes in the target.
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Post by tovaert on 1/13/2021, 9:24 am

The loads in my laser pistol quite hot...I can get 982,080,000 fps MV with almost no discernible ES or SD.

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Post by Roddy Toyota on 1/14/2021, 3:07 pm

Lasers Make Modern Pentathlon More Modern | WIRED
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Post by mhayford45 on 1/18/2021, 3:29 pm

Air Pistols are the future of the sport

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Post by messenger on 1/18/2021, 4:14 pm

xman wrote:Install thermal lasers, bump up the power to a few thousand megajoules and burn holes in the target.
That would make for some interesting sliders.

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Post by spursnguns on 1/18/2021, 5:50 pm

mhayford45 wrote:Air Pistols are the future of the sport

Hello mhayford45,

I can't defend my family with an air pistol.  Again, not for me.

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