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I searched and must not have posted in this forum about this yet. If you've got pistols and like to improve your shooting rimfire precision pistol competitions are great. I shoot in a regional league for a local gun clubs traveling pistol team. I started when i first got into pistols and it was a huge help. still learning how to improve and be more consistent. I wish I had more time to shoot but sportsmans clubs often have shoots open to the public.

NRA national match course consists of three stages of fire; (slow fire) - 10 shots within 10 minutes

(timed fire) - two 5 shot strings each shot in under 20 seconds

(rapid fire) - two 5 shot strings each shot in under 10 seconds. 

Distance is 50ft indoors. You shoot with only one hand that's  unsupported. No optics with magnification. Total max score 300 or 100 pts per target.

Teaches you a lot about mechanics of shooting a pistol. My targets from a match last night. Quarter kayed there for size reference. Posting my rapid fire target to show I ate humble pie with poor trigger control and couldn't keep it together for all courses of fire! Lol

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23 minutes ago, dbHunterNY said:

I searched and must not have posted in this forum about this yet. If you've got pistols and like to improve your shooting rimfire precision pistol competitions are great. I shoot in a regional league for a local gun clubs traveling pistol team. I started when i first got into pistols and it was a huge help. still learning how to improve and be more consistent. I wish I had more time to shoot but sportsmans clubs often have shoots open to the public.

NRA national match course consists of three stages of fire; (slow fire) - 10 shots within 10 minutes

(timed fire) - two 5 shot strings each shot in under 20 seconds

(rapid fire) - two 5 shot strings each shot in under 10 seconds. 

Distance is 50ft indoors. You shoot with only one hand that's  unsupported. No optics with magnification. Total max score 300 or 100 pts per target.

Teaches you a lot about mechanics of shooting a pistol. My targets from a match last night. Quarter kayed there for size reference. Posting my rapid fire target to show I ate humble pie with poor trigger control and couldn't keep it together for all courses of fire! Lol

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Had a lot of fun shooting NRA indoor matches yrs ago.  I was amazed how long 10 sec actually is.  My first 10 sec round lasted probably 4 seconds.  The remaining 6 felt like a eternity, lol.

EEA with cheap tasco red dot.  My average was in the 220's. Highest was in the 270's, and trust me that didn't happen often.  

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@mowin nice! i'm just using a Ruger Mark III hunter. i've put on a different grip i've modified and done work on or swapped out internal parts like the trigger. Those dedicated bullseye pistols are nice. i've thought about upgrading but it's a big expense for a side hobby i do during the winter.

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4 minutes ago, dbHunterNY said:

@mowin nice! i'm just using a Ruger Mark III hunter. i've put on a different grip i've modified and done work on or swapped out internal parts like the trigger. Those dedicated bullseye pistols are nice. i've thought about upgrading but it's a big expense for a side hobby i do during the winter.

Had a Ruger MKII Stainless with bull barrel that I used first. Liked it, but it was finicky.  Sold that to a guy who's son was getting started. Son has since passed, but I talked to his dad a yr or so ago, and he still has his son's pistol.  

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@mowin its weird because dedicated bullseye pistols aren't readily available and many are imported from Europe. Many are old but shoot lights out and hold very well. Parts are a problem. i'd like to get a newer upgrade of a model that's still fairly easy to get parts for. it's almost like a dying sport if not for camp perry, international, or olympic competition. compared to the tacticool/run-n-gun competition it takes a back seat. 

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1 hour ago, dbHunterNY said:

@mowin its weird because dedicated bullseye pistols aren't readily available and many are imported from Europe. Many are old but shoot lights out and hold very well. Parts are a problem. i'd like to get a newer upgrade of a model that's still fairly easy to get parts for. it's almost like a dying sport if not for camp perry, international, or olympic competition. compared to the tacticool/run-n-gun competition it takes a back seat. 

I haven't been in the game for yrs.  I think our club holds a couple leagues a yr, but don't know how many attend. 

I know my EEA was imported from Russia, and was extremely popular and not very expensive. I have no clue if parts are available I don't shoot it much, except for the occasional squirrel that's stupid enough to let me open the sliding glass door as it's raiding our bird feeder. 

The Ruger like I had were very popular as well as the Browning hi standard. Both great shooters. 

My theory is most any pistol that fits well and has a nice, crisp 2 lb trigger is going to out shoot me, so I really don't see the need for a custom rig unless your competing in state or nationals.  

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3 minutes ago, mowin said:

I haven't been in the game for yrs.  I think our club holds a couple leagues a yr, but don't know how many attend. 

I know my EEA was imported from Russia, and was extremely popular and not very expensive. I have no clue if parts are available I don't shoot it much, except for the occasional squirrel that's stupid enough to let me open the sliding glass door as it's raiding our bird feeder. 

The Ruger like I had were very popular as well as the Browning hi standard. Both great shooters. 

My theory is most any pistol that fits well and has a nice, crisp 2 lb trigger is going to out shoot me, so I really don't see the need for a custom rig unless your competing in state or nationals.  

team i'm on has several shooters avg in the 260s and about four that are in the solid 270s and at times break into low to mid 280s. a handful of other shooters from other clubs/teams avg in the 280's. not many 290s out of 300 (high masters) for our league. to contribute to our team scratch score each match you need to shoot close to 270 or higher (around 90+%). i don't have the drive or time to put in the work to be a top shooter but it's fun and makes me decent with a pistol in some respects.

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5 minutes ago, dbHunterNY said:

team i'm on has several shooters avg in the 260s and about four that are in the solid 270s and at times break into low to mid 280s. a handful of other shooters from other clubs/teams avg in the 280's. not many 290s out of 300 (high masters) for our league. to contribute to our team scratch score each match you need to shoot close to 270 or higher (around 90+%). i don't have the drive or time to put in the work to be a top shooter but it's fun and makes me decent with a pistol in some respects.

Ya, that's some damn good shooting. 

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5 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Sounds like a lot of fun. 

It's only as fun as the guys you are shooting with and against.  I used to compete in this years ago.  Some teams you really enjoyed shooting against even when you where going to lose and some teams were a real headache trying to steal a win.  

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3 hours ago, DoubleDose said:

It's only as fun as the guys you are shooting with and against.  I used to compete in this years ago.  Some teams you really enjoyed shooting against even when you where going to lose and some teams were a real headache trying to steal a win.  

Some teams have had internal drama but prior to covid the league was great. We traveled to different clubs and hosted different clubs for home matches. Since cocid it went to a postal league where targets reviewed among team captains. It was more fun seeing folks from other clubs though. It's more of a challenge not shooting in the same range setting every time too.

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On 3/16/2024 at 11:11 PM, dbHunterNY said:

Some teams have had internal drama but prior to covid the league was great. We traveled to different clubs and hosted different clubs for home matches. Since cocid it went to a postal league where targets reviewed among team captains. It was more fun seeing folks from other clubs though. It's more of a challenge not shooting in the same range setting every time too.

The bolded is so true. I remember ranges that had no heat in the winter, ranges where the ventilation system had the targets blowing in the wind, ranges where the ventilation system was so poor the range filled with smoke, and ranges so poorly sound deadened the scoring room sounded like you were on the firing line.

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On 3/15/2024 at 10:48 AM, dbHunterNY said:

I searched and must not have posted in this forum about this yet. If you've got pistols and like to improve your shooting rimfire precision pistol competitions are great. I shoot in a regional league for a local gun clubs traveling pistol team. I started when i first got into pistols and it was a huge help. still learning how to improve and be more consistent. I wish I had more time to shoot but sportsmans clubs often have shoots open to the public.

NRA national match course consists of three stages of fire; (slow fire) - 10 shots within 10 minutes

(timed fire) - two 5 shot strings each shot in under 20 seconds

(rapid fire) - two 5 shot strings each shot in under 10 seconds. 

Distance is 50ft indoors. You shoot with only one hand that's  unsupported. No optics with magnification. Total max score 300 or 100 pts per target.

Teaches you a lot about mechanics of shooting a pistol. My targets from a match last night. Quarter kayed there for size reference. Posting my rapid fire target to show I ate humble pie with poor trigger control and couldn't keep it together for all courses of fire! Lol

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Our local outdoor league is starting mid April pending weather. Looking forward to shooting it. 

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@DoubleDose not just that but target heights can be slightly different. Some have benches vs full blown cubbies with walls between shooters. Range master calling commands can even throw you off. Hell I shot the round I posted with a guy was shooting high velocity ammo next to me. When you're used to team mates shooting standard velocity, even the louder report breaks focus.

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About the end to the indoor season. Grip still isn't fitting right it's tight and leaves a frame mark on the web of my hand between the thumb and index. Caused some shots too far off. This summer I'll really have to make it a point to get out the sand paper and get more JB weld wood putty. Grip just isn't as repeatable.

 

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