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Revolvers in Bullseye?

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Post by L. Boscoe 9/2/2022, 9:06 pm

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I have not seen any comments on folks using revolvers in BE competition.  Not good enough?

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Post by troystaten 9/18/2022, 4:15 pm

For fun I shot mine (S&W 17-4)in an informal slow fire match today.  I had not shot it in a long time did not do well at first but once I got used to it again it is a lot of fun to shoot.

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Post by ric1911a1 9/18/2022, 6:57 pm

I shot a 2700 at Long Lake, NY with 3 S&W revolvers a few years ago.

.22, M17
.38, M14
.45, M625

All single action.

It was a hoot!

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Post by Jack H 9/18/2022, 10:31 pm

50 years ago I shot many CF 900s with my 38 OMM SAO.  Lots of fun. 

I sold the OMM in the late 70s.  Now I have
2  OMM 38
2  OMM 22
1ea.    14-1, 14-2
2  17-?  can't remember the dash
1  SW 38/44 Outdoorsman
1  Model 1955

Debating with myself to downsize that list.
It's tough
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Post by 22Cool 9/23/2022, 10:52 am

I got a S&W 617 10-Shot 22lr revolver figuring it would be a tack driver based on the reviews I've read, but it has been disappointing even with a Matchdot sight. Also it was painful to clean lol
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Post by wamalo 9/24/2022, 3:08 pm

Early in my Bullseye career I attempted to shoot an 8-3/8 S&W K38 Masterpiece in center-fire matches.  I purchased a pair of off the shelf Jay Scott target grips and went to work.  I shot all phases using single action.  It was much more challenging, so after about four or five matches, I returned to my 1911 and forgot about it.

Later on, after meeting Harry Reeves, I decided to get serious and really try using a revolver for Bullseye. I shot both the .22 and center-fire portions of our local winter league using revolvers.  I discovered many things, including:

  • Off the shelf target grips didn't cut it; you needed a custom made one for your hand.  Consequently, I ordered three from Herrett, one for a S&W Masterpiece and two for Colt Officer Model Match revolvers.
  • Colt Officer Model Match revolvers were significiantly easier to shoot in competition, particularly in sustained fire than Smith and Wesson Masterpieces.  I believe you'll find most of the great old timer's used Colts. 
  • A single action only revolver, while not necessary, helped a bit.
  • You need much sustained fire practice.
  • A greater appreciation for guys like Harry Reeves and Al Hemming.


In closing, the revolver is competitive, but the shooter must be more dedicated. If you're serious about trying to use a revolver in Bullseye competition, particularly using single action in TF and RF, I suggest you try it with a Colt prior to making your final conclusion.

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