MOA pistols


April 9, 2013, 09:10 PM
Does anyone out there on the forum own an M.O.A. single shot ? I have always been intrigued with these guns, but until now was'nt able to afford one. Tell me what you can about them-their pros and cons. Also at what point did they change the loading lever from in the handle to the larger ring lever,or can you get them either way? Looking at a possible purchase this year for hunting season.

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April 10, 2013, 12:57 AM
I bought one back in the late eighties . It was the most accurate pistol I have ever owned . I got the gun on a thurs. , shot a regional IHMSA championship on sat. , which I won w/ a perfect 60x60 score. At that time I was not impressed w/ their rear sight but they eventually offered the gun w/ Bo-Mar sights , which wouldn't matter if you plan on scoping it.:)

loose noose
April 10, 2013, 11:42 AM
I have a Thompson Contender with a 14" bull barrel in .223 with a Leopold Scope (don't remember the model #) that will shoot just under 1" groups all day long. Now is that what you were referring to as a moa pistol?:D

April 10, 2013, 08:00 PM
Got a Wichita in 7R. I won a bunch of IHMSA matches with it, back before IHMSA decided to create a class for every human on the planet.

I've put five shots on a soda can at 200 meters with this gun. It's just amazing.

April 10, 2013, 08:36 PM
Ok~~I guess I need to be more specific when asking about an MOA single shot pistol. MOA is a company out of Wyoming that builds their MOA pistols by order. These pistols are falling block single shots with interchangeable barrels like the TC 's. Now that I've specified the gun I'm talking about~anyboby out there have one they can talk about? Sorry for the confusion.

Ron James
April 10, 2013, 08:37 PM
Had to google it myself, It is a single shot, dropping block gun. lever is curved to fit the grip.

April 11, 2013, 01:16 AM
Rich Mertz owns the company and he has a long-range pistol match he puts on now every year that i go to. Actually won the field course this year shooting a Sav. Super Striker 22-250/80 A-Max--

The MOA gun is the most popular there now, and it has certainly won it's fair share of matches over the years. I used to have one in 22-250 AI and it was quite accurate.

April 11, 2013, 05:39 PM
Still called the Maximum, I see. I remember when they first came out. I wanted one back then, but later ended up with a T/C Contender, instead. Never been sorry, but that Maximum remains an interesting pistol.

April 13, 2013, 02:45 PM
For a semi production gun that obviously gets a lot of individual attention the price of around $1000 strikes me as darn good value for a darn good looking single shot handgun.

That Wichita Arms gun is no slouch either.

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