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Post by FaisalYamin 6/10/2011, 8:36 am

First topic message reminder :

Almost 1000 members!

Please sign your posts with real names and lets continue the Bullseye-L tradition on this forum


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Post by rfmiller 10/12/2012, 1:41 pm

I've been away from shooting for several years after leaving police work (was a firearms instructor for my PD). Too much traveling after that. Then started my own business. A couple years ago I started shooting again and joined a club and began practical shooting in USPSA. Last year I noticed a neighboring club had a weekly bullseye shoot through the winter so I joined in to keep up the trigger time in the cold weather. Love it so am doing the outdoor thing also. Quite interesting shooting in two disciplines at the same time. If my eyesight and reflexes were just what they were at 25. . . Oh well.

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Post by Founder 10/18/2012, 11:26 pm

Welcome back to Bullseye! And thank you for finding our forum.
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Post by paperseeker 10/23/2012, 7:04 am

Hi, My name is Tom and I'm an ammoholic.
I've been shooting bullseye for almost 2 years after being away from shooting for a while. In the past I shot some IDPA and other local events. I thought I was a pretty good shot. My first night at the club I now belong to was funny. It just said Monday night pistol. When I got there I think I said "50 yards! Are you crazy" I had been brainwashed into believing that a pistol was only good for close range. I now know this is a myth created by people who can't shoot. (I'm joking a bit)

Our budget is tight after building buying some land and building our dream house so, I started out with a Ruger 22/45, threw in a Volquartsen trigger in after a while. Shot that for about a year to try to figure out what the heck I was doing. I have a 1911 and didn't want to alter it so I opted for a revolver which I figured I could also hunt with. I picked up a Ruger GP100 6 inch barrel. Yes it's heavy and quite the odd ball but, I've learned a lot from it. I usually shoot irons in the summer when we are outdoors and go back to red dots indoors. My club has some amazing shooters and I've learned a lot. We have a lot of fun.

I went from this about the same time last year
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To this very recent target.
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I'm still learning. The heavy double action trigger on the GP100 is tough but, the struggle has made me a much better shot. I usually shoot in the 250 range center fire.
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Post by Bruce M 10/28/2012, 7:27 pm

My name is Bruce and I try to shoot bullseye. I really enjoy the challenge but I have a wobble the size of Texas. I have been reading around the site for a couple months and tonight I figured I might as well get registered.

I have a Ruger 22/45 and a MarkIII Hunter. Both have had the volquartzen trigger kit and I use red dot sights on them. My other gun is a R.O. with a frame mounted red dot.

I have shot in 3 matches and have in the last couple of months decided to really try to improve.

Thanks to all for the help you have already given. Bruce Merryman, Indiana

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Post by Founder 10/28/2012, 8:18 pm

Welcome to the forum Bruce! Lots of good info from this group.
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Post by TAJ45 11/11/2012, 6:45 am

Just started back into BE again a few years ago and lurked mostly on the old BE-L- forum. I guess it is gone now? I learned so much by reading/sitting at the feet of many there. Glad to see the same familiar names here. I'm in the same neck of the woods as Dave Salyer and KC and competed with Dave one summer in Columbia, SC. Great guy.

Just an OBTW, how are Ed Masaki and his Dragon Gun coming as far as production?

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Post by fredw4 11/17/2012, 9:46 pm

I hadn't shot a pistol since 1969 in Vietnam. A new range opened in town last fall, so Mary and I joined and started shooting again. I went through the NRA marksmanship qualification program and made Distinguished Expert this June. I started out with a Ruger Mark II Comp and then picked up a S&W model 41 which I love. So now I'm looking around for the next challenge and it seems like BE is the direction I'm interested in now. It does not appear that BE is as easy as the other NRA program. Although I am enjoying it immensly, I am off to a very slow start and am shooting quite poorly at it so far. Perhaps this winter, with the help of Gil Hebards' book, and perhaps I can find a good coach, and maybe make some progress toward Pro-Marksman. Love the forum.

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Post by Shepherd Jim 1/29/2013, 7:41 am

It's funny, I was just reading the last intro in this thread from Fred who said "I hadn't shot a pistol since 1969 in Vietnam." The FIRST time I shot a pistol was in 1969. It was a "Vietnam 1911A" but it had been re-repatriated and I was shooting it in a field in Meshoppen, PA. Three tracer rounds at a stump 100 yards away. It was embarassing -- due to them being tracers we could see that we were missing that stump by 10' or so! Laughing I went through a long stretch of blackpowder muzzleloading along with "historical reenacting" in the 80s, but never shot any pistol.

But, a seed had been set. And then when I saw people dropping steel plates I knew I had to give modern, smokeless pistol a try.

A a few months back I joined the local range and re-joined the NRA, met a fun group of folks shooting centerfire and 22LR pistol "postals", and I've been having a ton of fun ever since. I've quickly accumulated a few 1911's and a Ruger Mark III and taken a few pistol "safety" and "self defense" courses.

Okay! I have a thread to start! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!!

Jim Child
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Post by BullseyeDad 1/29/2013, 10:34 pm

Greetings from northeast NC!

Me and my junior are 1 year into this awesome sport, and I've loved all the resources this site has to offer! Many thanks to all who keep this up and running, and to all who promote this sport...never met finer people than I've met on the firing line!

Special "thanks" to Chief Fleming for getting me and my son involved and being so willing to share time, guns and resources with newbies!

God bless,

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Post by Wingshot 2/7/2013, 10:43 pm

Present and thanks!
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Post by Yiogo 2/8/2013, 2:39 pm

I'm new to Bullseye and this forum! I'm having a great time. Yiogo

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Post by Mike Tyler 2/10/2013, 10:33 pm

Jarhead checking in.
My names Tyler, though most know me as Mike.

I got started in bullseye in 2009 at Edson Range, went on to spend a summer with the Marine Corps Pistol Team, and have shot as much as I can since then.


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Post by markj 3/20/2013, 8:36 pm

Hello! My Name is Mark from Atlanta GA. Ive been a shooter and firearm owner for many years but have just started getting into Bullseye shooting. Ive shot at two matches now, and am rapidly becoming addicted. Ive got a Marvel Unit 1 and a Ruger MkIII for .22 and a very nice S70 GCNM that Im using for Centerfire and .45
Im really happy to have found this forum, Im spending a lot of time lurking around here and reading as much as I can!

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Post by Fire Escape 6/25/2013, 1:49 am

I am/was an old rifle guy, small bore and high-power back in the 80s and 90s. I don't really know if I am (officially) shooting Bullseye yet. After making excuses not to for a few years, I finally showed up for my club's 'summer league'. It is a pretty simple, low stress evening with just 10 rds each of slow, timed and rapid at 25yds. and enough time to shoot it twice if desired. I have not asked and have no idea if the scores will eventually be entered so that I can earn a classification, I expect that my rifle ones disappeared a decade or more ago.
For now I am just shooting a MK II 'Competition Target' that I have had for a few decades. On the first practice night, it proceeded to fail to feed or fail to fire with about 35% of the rounds of the same lot of Fed ammo that had been flawless in it for years but at least I got to learn the course of fire. Replacing the old Volquartsen accuracy kit with the new(er) one (two trigger adjustments!), the day before the second actual 'match' taught me that 100 rds. of dry fire does not guarantee that your gun will actually work with real ammo. On the third session I got all 30 shots to 'go bang' and only had one that missed (barely) the scoring rings.
So, my shooting has been abysmal and I am having a ball! So much to learn, so much room for improvement and great people to learn from.

I will do my best not to ask too many dumb questions (and yes, there really are 'dumb questions') and will try not to hi-jack too many threads on the forum or ramble incessantly (like this).


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Post by Sa-tevp 7/28/2013, 12:01 pm

Hi all. My name is Stephen, and I am addicted to walnut, stippling and blued steel.

Started shooting last year after reading old books for years and decided that proficiency meant being able to hit the target. My instructor did the student aims the pistol and the instructor pulls the trigger demonstration, and the journey began. Sure wished I found this forum earlier.

I'm looking forward to my first competition next month in the Atlanta Georgia area more to learn from the others than to show off my ability to avoid the inner rings of the targets.

Rather than Glock days at the local club with R. Lee Ermey I'd rather see Pardini days with Keith Sanderson.

Just saying...

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Post by Rob Kovach 7/28/2013, 4:37 pm

LOL!  At the time of this post, Steve has his Classification set for "Mostly hits own target".
I almost blew my drink out of my mouth when I saw that!  Very Clever!
Thanks Steve!
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Post by Hornet1 7/29/2013, 5:53 pm

Hello members.  I am a teacher/football coach in the upstate of SC.  I have been shooting pistols since '97 when I got finished playing college baseball.  I got interested in BE when I saw an old man (late 70's/early 80's) shooting a hardball gun at the club.  Wow, he was money.  So I said if he can do it so can I.  Well, I can do it just not very well.  I got a couple of guns and shot for a while and did OK I guess.  Haven't competed since '07.  Had my second child then and time was short. Between football and competition, one had to go.  So, I chose the one I get paid to do.  Guess that is why a good many shooters are just getting back into it.  I'm terrible, but progress is being made.  I love the challenge.

Mac

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Post by Rodger Barthlow 8/11/2013, 5:10 pm

Hello Faisal, it's been a while since we last talked. My work took me away from my favorite hobby and now I'm back. Looking forward to hereing from you ED M., Roddy and all my old friends here on the Bullseye L.
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Post by polymerpride 10/3/2013, 9:11 pm

Hey guys! Oh my gosh i can't even tell you how happy i am that i found this forum. I'v only been shooting for about a year now but i practice a few times a week and am consistently getting better and better. I'v been on glocktalk and 1911 addicts for the last few months and it seems just like a lot of argueing and drama over there. I mainly just want information on bullseye shooting and theres virtually none of that on the other forums. I hope to learn a lot from ya'll. Thank!

Chris

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Post by DavidR 10/4/2013, 9:08 am

welcome, you will find good bullseye info from our members. dont hesitate to jump right in and ask questions, check out the sticky subjects at the top of each catagorie with lots of useful info or search our database for answers to common questions.
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Post by Brettitt41 10/6/2013, 11:25 am

Hello shooters, I'm Brett and am just learning about bullseye shooting. Just picked up a Buckmark to learn on for rimfire and am still looking for the right .45 for me to start with. I am enjoying reading thru and learning from the old posts and hope I can put some of it to practice.

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Post by jerry lehrer 11/2/2013, 4:33 pm

Hello Again!

I am really an oooold member who did not switch when the server was changed.  My computer was trashed at that time.

I am back now reloading and shooting.

How do I offer up some stuff (not guns) for sale?

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Post by DavidR 11/4/2013, 8:59 am

bullseye related items should be listed in the commercial row section.
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Post by skillagalee 11/14/2013, 5:15 pm

Just registered and checking in     Interested in linking up with anyone in denver area to get started
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Post by Al 11/15/2013, 9:25 am

Jim,
I've had the privilege of sharing range time with Steve Locatti and F. Paul Figlia in the Denver area.

Chuck Holt is up in Ft Collins.

Give them a shout and they may be able to help you out.
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