Surprise! K22 Outshoots My M41??


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doc540
October 13, 2012, 01:08 PM
background:

60+, wear trifocals, iron sight shooting is tough

M41 w/red dot is easier

Haven't practiced with the 5 screw K22 in a month.

Said, "What the heck? Take it out of the safe and shoot it!"

Silhouette match this morning:

I scored higher with the K22 than the M41 (which I've been doing a LOT of practice with)!

Lesson Learned:
Do NOT neglect the K22! Shoot it!

Placed 2nd in my class in both irons and optics. Woot!

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mdauben
October 13, 2012, 01:38 PM
I'm a bit jealous! Both are on my current wish list.

Certaindeaf
October 13, 2012, 01:50 PM
It's really crazy. Revolvers theoretically/intrinsically should be less accurate than autos but generally aren't.

Vern Humphrey
October 13, 2012, 03:52 PM
No reason for revolvers to be less accurate. A properly timed quality revolver has good inherent accuracy, and the barrel, frame and sights are solidly put together. An automatic typically has the barrel as a separate component and one or both of the sights as part of another assembly, the slide.

Plan2Live
October 13, 2012, 07:53 PM
I watched a former Phantom F-4 pilot (Vietnam era, not Gulf War era) put his immaculate K-22 through it's paces today. What a beautiful gun. It's sad that this era in guncraft has passed. I hope I can acquire one some day.

doc540
October 13, 2012, 07:54 PM
Not a safe queen

1953, 5 screw
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/Box%20Pics/K22box2_zpsef63b974.jpg

PzGren
October 13, 2012, 11:59 PM
I started ISSF competition with an old club owned Colt OMM rimfire revolver and shoot revolvers better when it comes to accuracy.

My favourite rimfires for target work are my Korth and the Hämmerli 212.

Guillermo
October 14, 2012, 12:19 AM
I have a 41 and a couple of k22s

Both platforms are hyper accurate but I find the 41 to b easier to shoot well

doc540
October 14, 2012, 12:33 PM
agreed

That M41 feels almost "electric". :what:

Guillermo
October 14, 2012, 01:01 PM
That M41 feels almost "electric"

I loaned it to a buddy and when he returned it he said something to the effect of "damn...no creep..it just GOES"

Generally I find that most people, myself included, shoots autos better. No cylinder to rotate (when shooting double action) which can disturb the sight picture.

The 41 is no exception. Mine is from the early 60s and is VERY accurate.

doc540
October 14, 2012, 01:11 PM
Here's the M41 target.

Red bullseye is 1.5"

I was spraying it with an inexpensive red dot and cheap ammo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Targets/M41Target.jpg

Eaglestroker
October 14, 2012, 01:20 PM
I bought a 1947 K-22 about 3 months ago. It's one of the most expensive guns I own, but it's all in the never sell category. What a great gun!

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/K-22/1.jpg

Vern Humphrey
October 14, 2012, 05:12 PM
Try a Colt Officers Model Target and a Colt Woodsman. My 1938 woodsman shoots 3/4" to 7/8" groups at 25 yards, and the Officers Model Target will do about the same.

Guillermo
October 14, 2012, 05:48 PM
Colt Target revolvers are amazing

this may be the last gun I would ever sell

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/BillLoeb/photo44.jpg

BYJO4
October 14, 2012, 08:31 PM
You have 2 of the finest target 22s ever made. Glad you had such a great day. Keep shooting both of them.

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