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Old 09-26-2012, 09:26 PM   #26941
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:03 AM   #26942
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Ahhh I see. Im gonna try that grip next time I go shooting.
A friend of mine thought it was maybe to brace up against the edge of a table or something.

It is not advised. With your support hand fingers around the trigger guard, pressure from your support hand will push/pull the gun off target easier. It acts as a lever so any amount of incorrect pressure from your support hand is magnified.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:20 AM   #26943
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I have a thing for shiny new guns (who doesn't?!)

Here is a Wilson Combat Classic .45, with a host of custom features. Bought this on the last day of 2011, to comemmorate the 100 year anniversary of the 1911 design.

Probably the most accurate and precisely made handgun that I own (and definitely the prettiest). Target shot at approx 10 yards / 21 feet (Please excuse iphone pics - will get the SLR out and take some better ones soon)




And here is a modern take on the 1911: high capacity, competition type gun, made by STI in Texas, which they call a '2011 Edge". It has been tweaked by a gunsmith for better trigger pull, fiber optic front sight, mag well, action work, etc etc. Calibre 40S&W - can get 21 rounds into the magazine.



What is interesting is that both of the guns above are nearly identical internally, both being 1911 type firearms. The 2011 just takes the 100 year old 1911 design and modernizes it a little for competition purposes...

Will post more pics of my rifles and shotguns a little later...
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #26944
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Any shoot buffalo bore 9mm? Its 115 grain with a blistering 1400 fps
springfield says the XD9 can handle it,just lookig for someone who shot it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #26945
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Just playing around with some new autoresetting and knock down .22cal targets.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #26946
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^^^ those are great

There's something about a .22 that just says "have a few giggles"

Down in the little gully at the bottom of our property where I shoot, a big elm fell across it a couple years ago. I now have a bunch of old parts, pots and pans, and pieces of scrap metal hung from the tree via mason's twine. PERFECTfor the .22 - pa-TING, pa-TING, pa-TING, and stuff just swings all over the place
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:18 PM   #26947
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^^^ those are great

There's something about a .22 that just says "have a few giggles"

Down in the little gully at the bottom of our property where I shoot, a big elm fell across it a couple years ago. I now have a bunch of old parts, pots and pans, and pieces of scrap metal hung from the tree via mason's twine. PERFECTfor the .22 - pa-TING, pa-TING, pa-TING, and stuff just swings all over the place
Cool. I'd like to get to the point I have metal spinner targets for guns up to .357 or .30cal. To that extent I have targets up to .38 that won't get dented. But most my targets are for the 9mm.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #26948
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Cool. I'd like to get to the point I have metal spinner targets for guns up to .357 or .30cal. To that extent I have targets up to .38 that won't get dented. But most my targets are for the 9mm.
I guess I never got the urge to shoot metal targets. I use to shoot beer cans for awhile but it is more fun for me now to see how small a group I can make on a paper target. But I know that the sound of bullets hitting metal turn many on.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #26949
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I guess I never got the urge to shoot metal targets. I use to shoot beer cans for awhile but it is more fun for me now to see how small a group I can make on a paper target. But I know that the sound of bullets hitting metal turn many on.
For me it's more a matter of seeing the item react. I still do lots of paper working on accuracy but it's nice to just shoot and know it was a hit. Plus I paint mine so they show where you actually hit them.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:01 AM   #26950
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I guess I never got the urge to shoot metal targets. I use to shoot beer cans for awhile but it is more fun for me now to see how small a group I can make on a paper target. But I know that the sound of bullets hitting metal turn many on.
It's just fun to shoot reactive targets. Small gongs at 200 yds or more.
Paint balls are fun too, I slapped together a stand for those.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:04 AM   #26951
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I just like the noise, and seeing things move. The physical reaction blends nicely with the report and the recoil. Plus I'm a lousy shot so the Yes/No outcome is less discouraging
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #26952
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Hard to tell if there is a "safe" weapon in that picture. Actions closed, safety's off, magazines (mostly) in place, cartridge rims apparent in the S&W. I have no problems with loaded firearms, a gun without ammo is like a bike without gas, but I don't leave them lying about to take a picture. If it were just one firearm, I wouldn't mention it, figuring that it was posed for the picture, I don't have enough hands to 'cover' 6 of them though. Just the way I was brought up, loaded weapons are either 'in hand' or holstered.


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My RWS does get kept closed since to open it is to cock it and I won't store it that way. Have to give you a 'pass' on that one.
No way.. A judgmental reply to a gun pic on the web, that never happens..

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #26953
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #26954
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I scrounged up some scrap metal in the shop plus $20 worth of parts at Home Depot and made a metal swinging target that can be changed out as desired. I made a 3" target insert, a 2" target insert, and a 1" target insert. With 1 minute and a wrench the "bullseye" insert can be swapped out.

Hitting the 1" target can be a challenge.

Yeah, this wasn't my first attempt either at making different spinner or reactive targets. I think this has been the most successful one and the one people enjoy the most.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #26955
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S&W 1911. Yes? No? Maybe?
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