Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Pin Guns

These are two of the guns that I used in yesterday's bowling pin match: A Model 27 and a Model 65.


The M65 was used in the "pocket revolver" class; revolvers with 3" or shorter barrels. For pocket guns and .22s, the pins are on sawhorses. It's really unusual to topple a pin on a sawhorse and have it not fall off, but it does happen. There are three pins for pocket guns, five for .22s (and four for single-action revolvers).

You don't need anything fancy to shoot a pin match. Standard production guns work just fine. It helps to have an extra magazine or a speedloader in case you don't clear the table with what's in the gun.

In the video that is embedded in the post, you may have noticed that there is a length of 2x4 standing on the table. That's used to ensure that everyone begins from a safe angle and direction. The board is free-standing; half of the time, it falls over.

Two of the shooters used Ruger Blackhawks that were chambered for .30 Carbine in the single-action portion. Those were impressively loud. .38s sounded like popguns in comparison.

Next time around in the match, I'll probably shoot magnums in the M27. Recoil isn't significant in that gun and the loads'll whack the pins a little harder.

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