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Old 11-16-2013, 01:51 AM   #41
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For one handed bullseye shooting another caliber might suit you better.
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I meant ghost trigger kit...my bad
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If I was going to shoot targets only I would get a good .22lr pistol. Maybe a Ruger or S&W, something like that. Ammo is cheap and they are accurate.
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If I was going to shoot targets only I would get a good .22lr pistol. Maybe a Ruger or S&W, something like that. Ammo is cheap and they are accurate.
It depends on what you are in to. Some competitions require service calibers and a .22 doesn't qualify. So, if if this gentleman is getting into bullseye competition in Europe a 9mm would be a logical choice. Here in the States there are bullseye competitions that will allow any center fire pistol cartridge. Many folks in these competitions choose a .45 because it gives a competative advantage of increasing probability of breaking a higher scoring ring.

There are Service Pistol bullseye matches that only allow pistols that were used as primary issue pistols to be used. 1911 and Beretta M9 pistols are almost used exclusively. Targets are shot with strong hand only, one handed at targets at 25 and 50 yards.

Rimfire only matches are usually a separate match. For informal target shooting, a rimfire is indeed a more economical choice.

.22 rimfire matches are
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The Stoeger Cougar 9mm is an excellent gun for an affordable price but it has an external hammer. You might want a Ruger SR9c.
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The Stoeger Cougar 9mm is an excellent gun for an affordable price but it has an external hammer. You might want a Ruger SR9c.
For Target Shooting? a 9C? The Longer the Barrel the Better the Range in Target Shooting, and I'm told Accuracy as well. The Cougar Or a Beretta/ Taurus 92 and replace the Stock Barrel with a Match Tube...
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Most 9mm pistols are semi automatic. Most 9mm "target" pistols are for run and gun games. For one handed bullseye shooting another caliber might suit you better.
Mostly I shoot the .22. It's a lot easier to shoot accurately, and a great caliber for learning. The 9mm is for a special class we shoot in Denmark, where you are supposed to shoot a heavier caliber than .22. The .32 is a better suited caliber than 9mm, but no one I know of shoots it, and it's not sold in the target shooting club I attend. The next-easiest "heavy" caliber used here is .38 special in a revolver, but I like the challenge of the more difficult 9mm. It's a lot of fun beating a .38 revolver guy with a 9mm :-)
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How about a total ban. The UK. Our Founding Fathers saw it coming
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It depends on what you are in to. Some competitions require service calibers and a .22 doesn't qualify. So, if if this gentleman is getting into bullseye competition in Europe a 9mm would be a logical choice. Here in the States there are bullseye competitions that will allow any center fire pistol cartridge. Many folks in these competitions choose a .45 because it gives a competative advantage of increasing probability of breaking a higher scoring ring.

There are Service Pistol bullseye matches that only allow pistols that were used as primary issue pistols to be used. 1911 and Beretta M9 pistols are almost used exclusively. Targets are shot with strong hand only, one handed at targets at 25 and 50 yards.

Rimfire only matches are usually a separate match. For informal target shooting, a rimfire is indeed a more economical choice.

.22 rimfire matches are
You are good at guessing my motives, sir :-) The 9mm is for shooting a class where .22's are no-go, and since I like challenge, the .38 revolver is not my first priority.

I suspected that some people in the US shoot one handed, but I've never heard about it before you wrote about it, nor have I seen it on TV, where I watch a lot of programmes on shooting, mostly recorded in the US (haven't been on a shooting range in the US). I've thought about doing a thread here on one handed shooting, with basic instructions and a little about my experiences with it. Do you think that may be a good idea?

And it's pretty bad ass doing target shooting one handed with a service pistol like a 1911 :-D It's trigger is hard as hell. That definitely requires a lot of training to do just a little right!
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