Plinking / Trick shooting


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RonE
June 12, 2008, 08:42 PM
Last week we watched a History Channel program on shooting and saw some trick shot artists shooting at a target behind them using a mirror. Saw the same thing in cowboy movies years ago when I was young. Well, I took my Remington 241 to the range today and on the way stopped by the dollar store and bought a $1.08 (with tax) mirror. After shooting a couple hundred rounds of .22 and .17, it was time to break out the mirror and try to embarras myself and look funny.:o (By this time a couple more people and one youngster had arrived at the range.) It took about 10 minutes to get the hang of holding the mirror and getting a sight picture and another 5 min or so to get the sight picture on the target at 25 yards. So, sitting in a chair behind the shooting bench, with an audiance and praying not to screw up too badly, I shot 10 shots at the target using my thumb to depress the trigger. I amazed myself and everyone watching by hitting the target 10 for 10. Not only did I hit the target but with a pretty vertical pattern, all high, from 1 to 8 inches above the X ring. I was pretty happy with my first attempt and I think I can get better.;)

Has anyone else attempted something of this nature?

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Rembrandt
June 12, 2008, 09:04 PM
I've tried the mirror shot also.....pretty much same results. It's not as difficult as one might think. Still trying to light wooden matches with a .22.......

Shooting at playing cards on edge was easy....make sure you use a large diameter caliber like a .45ACP or bigger. Doing that trick with smaller bullets is much tougher.

Art Eatman
June 12, 2008, 10:27 PM
I saw Bob Munden put on a show at the Steel Challenge in 1982. His "mirror" was a diamond ring he'd borrowed from a lady in the audience.

He'd been shooting at aerial targets, and when he borrowed the ring he stated that he'd wrap a piece of tape around it, throw it up into the air and shoot a hole in the tape. I thought the lady was gonna pass out from shock. :D

I don't recall if he used his thumb on the trigger or curved his wrist around, shooting over his offside shoulder.

Shawnee
June 12, 2008, 11:22 PM
Years ago I had a friend who ran a shooting range where security guards were sent to pass the shooting requirements to be able to carry a firearm. The "test" (such as it was) they had to pass was incredibly (scarily) easy. One fellow there shot a perfect score and was crowing about it to the point of being obnoxious - so my friend bet him $20 that I could shoot a perfect score holding my S&W L-frame upside down. The patsy took the bet. He wasn't smart enough to figure out that if your sights are aligned it doesn't matter whether the gun is below - or above the line of sight. I fired the 15 shots pulling the trigger with my "pinkie" finger, my friend collected the $20, and the guy made a hasty, embarrassed exit. LOL ! :D

:cool:

sarduy
June 13, 2008, 12:31 AM
Has anyone else attempted something of this nature?


haha i did it a few years ago with an airgun ;) i hit the soda can 5/5 at around 25 yards ;)

sarduy
June 13, 2008, 12:49 AM
I saw Bob Munden put on a show at the Steel Challenge in 1982. His "mirror" was a diamond ring he'd borrowed from a lady in the audience.

He'd been shooting at aerial targets, and when he borrowed the ring he stated that he'd wrap a piece of tape around it, throw it up into the air and shoot a hole in the tape. I thought the lady was gonna pass out from shock.

I don't recall if he used his thumb on the trigger or curved his wrist around, shooting over his offside shoulder.

here's a video of it ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lSFuBlQH4&feature=related

Savage Shooter
June 13, 2008, 01:18 AM
sounds cool I am soooo trying this in the morning:D
first with the bb gun then the .22 will see how it goes.

Stevie-Ray
June 13, 2008, 01:19 AM
Bob Munden is definitely the most amazing shooter I ever saw.

No trick shooting for me until I find the right place.

Harve Curry
June 13, 2008, 08:53 AM
I've seen Bob Munden shoot a couple of times in the 1980's. He and his wife used to travel in a Cadillac pulling a trailer with his equipments.
Besides being a excellent shot he and his wife put on great show, personable with the audience, good public relations with firearms.
The one that amazed me was the borrowed EMF 45 SAA, then he flips out a playing card and shoots it edge wise out of the air. Alot of ammo must of been expended learning that one.

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