August 2009 Handgun Match


August 3, 2009, 09:25 PM
I've recently been bitten by the 10m Air Pistol bug, so this month's Handgun Match will be based on it.

A basic ISSF 10 meter air pistol match consists of 60 shots, shot at 10 meters, 1-handed with a single-shot .177 caliber air pistol.

For this match, then, simply print out a NRA B-40 10m Air Pistol Target (link below), and take 5 careful shots (50 points possible). You can shoot 1- or 2-handed, but you must shoot standing, unsupported. As always, if you touch a line, you get the higher score.

Any handgun, iron sights or scoped. Separate rimfire and centerfire categories. Rimfire is shot at 10 yards, centerfire is shot at 15 yards. I haven't seen what the targets look like at 15 yards yet, but they're certainly bigger than those silhouettes y'all shot last month, so it ought to be very do-able.

When posting your target, include info about the gun, caliber, indoor/outdoor, 1- or 2-handed and ammo. Multiple entries permited.

Remember: rimfire = 10 yards; centerfire = 15 yards.

Good Shooting!


EDIT: Some may have trouble opening this link. I converted it to a pdf, but the edit function won't let me attach it here. Instead, I attached it within post #5. Sorry for the confusion.

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August 3, 2009, 10:07 PM
The link is not working...

August 3, 2009, 11:01 PM
Oyeboten, maybe the link doesn't work for you because of the file extension, not sure what an .svg file is, my browser doesn't have a problem with it but maybe some do.

August 4, 2009, 07:28 AM
3rdhance -

Thanks for the link. I think it'd be ok to use, but the grey bull might make it tough to see, especially at 15 yards. Also, it prints just a wee bit bigger than the other target. If it's what you're able to print, though, by all means use it.

EDIT: See post #5 for target in pdf form

August 4, 2009, 12:44 PM
Sorry for the confusion, folks. Some may have trouble opening the original target link, so I converted it to a pdf; unfortunately the "edit" function won't let me attach it, so I'm attaching it here.


August 4, 2009, 04:50 PM
Much better...thanks!

August 4, 2009, 06:51 PM
I removed the link to the one I posted, it's definitely not the same dimensions as yours, MrBorland. Well, hopefully I will make to the range soon!

August 13, 2009, 04:43 PM
What, no takers yet? Time for a gratuitous bump.

Since I already had them, I took some regulation 10m Air targets with me to the range last week, but later discovered that this target is actually a wee bit smaller than a regulation target. I'll print some of these out and take another whack soon to get things going. Remember that optics are permitted.

Good shooting!

August 14, 2009, 01:02 PM
OK, just to get things started, here's my whack at it. It's about what I can do with my 10m air pistol, so I take that as an indication the distances are about right for the relative target & bullet sizes.

2 weeks left! Still plenty of time to get to the range!

4" S&W 617 .22LR revolver, CCI SV, shot double action.

4" S&W DAO 686 .357mag revolver, 2.9gr Bullseye/148gr HBWC.
One correction on the score, though: It looks to be a 47-1x, not -3x. The x-ring's shot out, so when evaluating the target, I flaked out and mistook the 10-ring for the x-ring.

Tequila Mockingbird
August 14, 2009, 07:01 PM

Freedom Arms Model 97 in .45 Long Colt. 255 grain Oregon Trail SWC, 21.5 grains Lil' Gun. 15 yards, outdoors.

August 14, 2009, 10:01 PM
Freedom Arms Model 97 in .45 Long Colt.

ok, you win. Doesn't matter what the score is, lol. the target. I think you're gonna have to score that. I see a round that's an 8 or a 9, and a 10 that might also be an "x". Could be a 42-0x up to a 43-1x. Your call.

Good shootin'. Thanks.

Tequila Mockingbird
August 16, 2009, 09:25 PM

I'll call it a 42-0X. I actually shot a tighter group with the first four shots on the previous target, but I pulled the last shot and it went way off to the right...:mad:

August 29, 2009, 03:47 PM
Last chance, folks. It's a nice weekend to get to the range...

August 29, 2009, 08:22 PM
I'm off on Monday and plan to hit the range then, so hopefully I can squeak in my last minute entry.:)

August 31, 2009, 07:31 PM
Well here it is, not a contender but hey, at least I tried! I score it a 35.

Shot with my Ruger Single Six 22LR, 5 1/2" barrel, 10 yards, indoors, with Winchester Wildcat ammo. My first of three attempts. That's the last of my brick of Wildcats, I've got a brick of Winchester Super-X to try next.

September 1, 2009, 09:54 AM
Good shooting, guys. Looks like Tequila gets the CF and 3rdChance gets the rimfire.

The September handgun Match is now posted for those interested. Should be fun - check it out!

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