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Old 12-28-2016, 02:40 PM
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Well, I finally made it out to the range today to take the challenge. I decided to take the challenge with a model 19 snub-nose that I picked up. To make it interesting, I did the challenge cold including the first time having shot the 19 so it made it a little interesting. Did the challenge all double action because I need the practice. Adjusted the sights after the first 6 rounds (started at 7 yds) but had a great time. Nothing to brag about but I love the little 19 which is fast becoming my favorite. A great end to the year. ended up being 2.625x 2.625". Need to get a set of shooting glasses made up as the bifocals don't work the best. Happy New Year to All!
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Here you go, between the ice we have going on I got out to the range today. Was a ton of fun to push for accuracy. Long time precision rifle shooter, but never did this much with pistols.

My red dot was a tad off, I was shooting left, but did pretty well. About a 2" group minus my 4th shot at 10. Got excited and didn't focus on trigger press and pulled it off. I shot a 5th but know that doesn't count.

Just because I like to win, I tried it with my 686. It's old and love that gun. I think I got you with that gun. The way I measure it, right at 1.605"!!!!

Now I will agree not really in the spirit of your challenge. However, it's a no dash gun, so technically it was a carry gun when it was made

Thanks for the challenge it was fun and think I'll add in a tad more accuracy work during my range times. I will get my red dot a little better zero and I may be able to get all 20 in the X ring
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:01 PM
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Nice shooting Angus. I don't see any problem with shooting the 686 for the challenge, since it's certainly a viable home defense gun. The OP says a carry gun or home defense gun.
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:43 PM
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Nice shooting Angus. I don't see any problem with shooting the 686 for the challenge, since it's certainly a viable home defense gun. The OP says a carry gun or home defense gun.
Thanks for the complement, It was fun to do, a lot of mental focus.

Well then looks like I met the challenge and won!

I'm pretty excited about it. I don't shoot that way hardly at all. New stuff for me to practice.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:49 PM
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Nice shooting Angus. I'm not concerned with the actual group size. You kept them all in the center oval

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Now I will agree not really in the spirit of your challenge. However, it's a no dash gun, so technically it was a carry gun when it was made
As long as it's a gun you use for defense and not just a range gun, as long as you shot it double action for every shot and as long as this was the first 20 shots of the day out of that gun, it's in the spirit of the challenge.

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I would have to do it first thing, because after a few minutes or so my ole hands start to shaking so bad I hardly can hit the target, much less the bulls eye.

Great shootin' by the way. The 686 is a great revolver.

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Old 01-15-2017, 11:18 AM
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Was the first 20 rounds with each gun. I shot the 686 first then the M and P. I do carry the M and P occasionally depending on clothes and weather. I wish I could have stopped and adjusted the RMR sight. I just put that back on after getting my slide and barell back. So still a bit off.

No, I don't carry the 686 around town, too big. It's mainly used when I'm in the woods. Hunting and protection from anything I may encounter while I'm out there. In some cases, stuff that is much larger than what you may encounter around town. Which is why I go for a 357 or my old super Blackhawk 44 vs a 9mm, 40 or 45.

Over the years I've ran across a few critters that had me draw my gun, luckily they always run away. Gets your heart pounding when you come up close to a black bear and you have your kids with you. Probably a more realistic threat than criminal activity.

That 686 is a really fun gun to shoot. This one was one of the early 80s models and I love it, I've had my Ruger since I was 15 and has always been my favorite until I got this one a few years back.

I get start getting shaky too! I do it with my bows, rifles everything. Does anyone actually hold steady without the sights all over the place? If so I wish it could figure out how to do that.

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Old 01-15-2017, 02:42 PM
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Does anyone actually hold steady without the sights all over the place? If so I wish it could figure out how to do that.
Actually no. It's called the arc of movement. It's impossible for us to hold the gun perfectly still. The idea is to try to minimize the arc of movement as much as possible. Then to try to press the trigger when the movement is in the center of the target. Not an easy thing.
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I was sorting through some things in the man cave and found a copy of the Challenge target. It's been since the thread started since I tried it, so I took the target to the range today and gave it a go and surprised myself.
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I bought mine in Feb 1986. Still my go to revolver.
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I was sorting through some things in the man cave and found a copy of the Challenge target. It's been since the thread started since I tried it, so I took the target to the range today and gave it a go and surprised myself.
Hey, for 5 shots that's pretty good. Now get back out there and do the whole thing!
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I bought mine in Feb 1986. Still my go to revolver.
I bet you have enjoyed shooting that over the years. I've only had mine for about 5 years and for sure it's my go to revolver as well.
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Count?

The left and right most shots broke the line.




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The left and right most shots broke the line.
It's good shooting, but doesn't succeed. You clearly have the talent to get this. Try again.
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Argh! So close. I look forward to trying again.


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Hmm...I may have to try the challenge with my newest addition. .44mag Super Blackhawk kinda hard to consider it a 'CCW' with a 7.5" barrel though.

Shot it for the first time today. 10rnds at 20yds all inside a coke can.


I need to get my M&P9 back out and make another official entry. It is a fun challenge.
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Years ago I had a Super Blackhawk. I used it in an indoor center-fire pistol competition. Even using .44Special rounds, I had to wear a glove due to the recoil. We had to fire 25 rounds in half an hour. That's a lot of shooting with a gun like that.

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Years ago I had a Super Blackhawk. I used it in an indoor center-fire pistol competition. Even using .44Special rounds, I had to wear a glove due to the recoil. We had to fire 25 rounds in half an hour. That's a lot of shooting with a gun like that.

Yes, you should try it in this challenge. Why not?
I put 10 through it yesterday in approx. 10mins. The recoil felt pretty tame to me. 240gr soft point Winchester MVel 1180fps. Not a super hot load. But I compare most guns to my magnum rifles. My .300wby and 7mmRemMag.

I'll definitely give it a try when it gets a bit warmer in a few weeks.
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I didn't know then what I know now. I'm sure I could have mitigated the recoil with a better grip. Also, I have larger than average hands. To get a comfortable sight picture, I had the bottom of the grip in the palm of my hand. Thus, the sharp edge dug into my palm as the gun was shot. On top of that, I was relatively new to shooting and hadn't built up any callouses or muscle to help with holding a gun.

Today I probably wouldn't have trouble with it.

I'm looking forward to your target. Yeah, maybe not a carry gun, but one of the classics and very accurate.
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I succeeded with my new (to me) Smith & Wesson Model 19-3 .357. The 20th shot barely snuck in on the left side. Group was just under 1 3/4". Not bad for the 2nd time shooting the gun.

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Even when I'm cheating shakyshoot makes me look bad.

Ruger .357, 5 rounds per distance. I spent too much time on the early shots and got tired and started rushing shots towards the end.
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