Competition Pistols

March 20, 2011, 05:09 PM
Some of the types of Muzzleloading Pistols used in competition.

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March 21, 2011, 11:01 AM
For shooters not familiar with it, this is a fair selection of guns for the NMLRA's any pistol matches. There are other matches that require the use of period-style guns that are run by the NMLRA, as well as N-SSA and MLAIC matches.

March 21, 2011, 09:00 PM
The top right one has me thinking about making a BP upper for the Ruger MkII.
I'm thinking a CZ2 upper, a CZ82 upper, and maybe a Taurus PT99 upper.
March 21, 2011, 10:13 PM
It's very easy to do a 1911. You can use the hammer on the 1911. Just
remove the barrel and clip. Muzzleloading barrel is held on with a screw going
up in the magazine well to a lug welded onto the barrel. You can change back
to fire 45 acp very easy. Some use this system.

March 21, 2011, 10:16 PM
The M1911 has a magazine, not a clip.
March 21, 2011, 10:55 PM
Actually it is a detachable magazine

March 21, 2011, 11:10 PM
Yeah, a detachable magazine.

March 22, 2011, 01:24 AM
Actually, it is a Detachable Box covered in the Patent of James Paris Lee.

But I hate to see this sort of Thread Drift, even when I am contributing to it!


These 'Competition Pistols' are entirely new to me.

What are the usual Calibers?

And, what sort of Target distances are the Competitions they would be used in?
March 22, 2011, 12:29 PM
The pistol matches at Friendship are 25, 50, 100 yds. Probably the most
used caliber is 36. Seems like new shooters start out with 45's and as we get
older the caliber comes down. I only shoot 32's now. Been thinking about a
.22 barrel for my pistol tho. One nice thing you keep the same gun and just
change barrels. Match barrels go for 35-60 dollars. I'm talking DeHass, Ed Rayle. Green Mt. If I can find the wife's 100 yd target I will post it. All 10
shots were in a 10 inch group. This one hand un-surported. Lots of FUN

March 22, 2011, 07:56 PM
Appreciate you posting the photos, it isn't often we see all of them at one time. Thanks, G

March 22, 2011, 10:29 PM
those do not look like muzzle loaders at all, it's like an autoloader and a muzzleloader had a baby! it looks crazy but i like it!

Shoot The Moon
March 23, 2011, 05:48 PM
It's not currently in production, but the pistol below was produced here in the UK by gunsmith and engineer Alan Westlake..... very much the same idea. He also produces a simpler version.
March 23, 2011, 08:56 PM
Got a couple of pals of mine who live in England around the London area.
I see and shoot with once a year at Friendship. Ted M and David S

March 24, 2011, 03:07 AM
How do the triggers work?
March 24, 2011, 10:15 AM
If you mean on the 1911, they work just fine. the triggers are not touched.

March 24, 2011, 11:37 AM
no, I understand how a 1911 works, but can't see the mechanism on the scratch built ones...I'd like to try to build one of my own.
March 24, 2011, 12:02 PM
Those are not scratch built ones. They are just a stock 1911 with the
muzzleloading barrel installed. Very simple.

March 24, 2011, 02:25 PM
Where does one purchase a barrel like that to fit on a 1911?

March 24, 2011, 08:58 PM
I mean the ones that look like air pistol frames.
March 24, 2011, 10:36 PM
Oh, OK, I'm a little slow sometimes. Well you know I have never seen the
inside of the triggers on any of mine. They are sealed. They never need any
attentition of any kind. You just load and shoot them. Wipe out the barrel
with water when your done, then a WD-40 patch and your done.

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