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MrGrumpy89 08-04-2011 09:28 PM

First pin shoot
 
Well, I did my first pin shoot last tuesday. 5 pins at 8 yards; my worst score was 13 seconds with 8 shots, and my best score was 5.08 seconds with 5 shots. I was in the medium caliber catergory with a 9mm Glock 26. Not only was this my first pin shoot, but my first "competition" shoot. Anyone remember their first pin shoot score, or thier current scores.

bongsao1 08-05-2011 03:49 AM

Sounds like fun. I need to give the pins a try.

CHLChris 08-05-2011 04:06 AM

Isn't .45acp the most common pin shoot caliber? I've never done it, myself, but your time sounds pretty great to my ears!

MrGrumpy89 08-05-2011 05:01 AM

Bongsao1 it is fun. Where I went there was not prize, so it all was about having fun and trying to get your best time.

MrGrumpy89 08-05-2011 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by CHLChris (Post 556271)
Isn't .45acp the most common pin shoot caliber? I've never done it, myself, but your time sounds pretty great to my ears!

A lot of the guys there where in the large caliber catergory. But which ever catergory you are in decides how large the platform that the pins sit on is. For the small caliber(.22) the platform is about as wide as a 2x4. For medium caliber(.380,9mm,.38spl) the platform is about 1ft wide. And for the large calibers the platform is about 2ft wide. In pin shoots all pins have to touch the floor. So bigger calibers(all tho pack more punch) are not easier in a way, because they have to travel farther back. I've seen a lot of the large caliber guys have to shoot downed pins that failed to fall off the table. However the .22 guys that rarely happened.

danf_fl 08-05-2011 09:41 AM

Congrats! Remember your scores (or write them down), and try to get better (you will).

spittinfire 08-05-2011 12:09 PM

Congrats! I've always wanted to try a pin shoot but haven't done it yet. It doesn't help that there isn't a place close by that hosts them.

MrGrumpy89 08-06-2011 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 556420)
Congrats! I've always wanted to try a pin shoot but haven't done it yet. It doesn't help that there isn't a place close by that hosts them.

Yea. Have you tried your local ranges? There are some here in KC that are gun shop/range that host them 1 night a week. If you havn't done so try googling pin shoots in your area, or contact your local ranges and see if they host them or know anyone that does.

hydrashok 08-06-2011 04:26 PM

Wow! Where's NGIB? This thread would be right up his alley!!!


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