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    Target pistol shooting... anyone ?

    Hi guys, i'm a pistol shooter at long last! Anyone else in here shoot handguns? What do you do, ISSF, Sillhouette, IPSC, Cowboy????? I enjoy the .22 ISSF and am starting to get into action/ipsc...
    There's always a chance, while there's lead in the air!
    A golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range.

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    Been shooting Pistols since the early 90s.

    I'll shoot anything, especially IPSC/3 gun etc..................... HMS is ok too but them Cowboys give me the shits and their Mothers sure do dress them funny. smiley:

    Wish we could Hunt with a Handgun in NZ.

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    Being able to shoot handguns out side of a range would be gold. I've done a little bit, shot a ISSF match with my local club (I'm not a member) and had a couple of goes on a Sig 226 at my service rifle club. I'm on the fence about getting into it. It seems like an awful lot of pissing about and money burning for what I see as not a hell of a lot in return. Some of the restrictions are just ridiculous. Keen as to get E endorsed but my B... I dunno.

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    If you are going to do your E, your b can be done at the same time with no extra cost, everyone said to do my E when I did my B but i wasnt really interseted in Millitary, the security is the same, can store pistols in an E cat safe, and the process is pretty much identical, so if you are doing E, do the B too. Pistols are a lot of fun!

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    This is my 357
    There's always a chance, while there's lead in the air!
    A golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range.

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    G'Day LyonRuge,

    Yes, been shooting handguns since 1980.
    This has mainly been IPSC but I also shoot ISSF with my first ever pistol, a Browning Medalist, in .22LR.
    As I say to people, "It sure beats playing Golf, on a Sunday"!!!

    In the past, when we were actually trusted by our slimy politicians (FJWH), I used to own and shoot a couple of Colt 1911's in .45 ACP and a .40S&W (see image) and others.
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    I actually built this pistol up myself.
    It used a Peters Stahl double stack frame, Technema (Gold Cup) slide and Nowlin over size heavy barrel which I fitted myself, plus all the usual "Fruit"!
    I the best part about this pistol was, it shot!

    These days, my main IPSC pistols are a Kimber 1911 Stainless Target II, in .38 Super and a HS-2000(aka Springfield XD) in 9x19mm.

    Doh!
    Homer
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    Hey Homer, you're in Ozzie?
    I think you guys have a harder time than we do here, if youre ever in Aoteoroa, give me a call, I have a Ruger Gp100, as above, in 357/38 as well as a Tanfoglio Combat 9mm, and 2 .22's a S&W 22A and an old Walther GSP, 1971, a year younger than me, but deadly accurate! Love shooting the 22's but there is nothing better than the 357 noise! and am beginning to enjoy ispc, have started reloading, just bought a tumbler for my birthday, check out the reloading thread! good to talk to you, like i say, if your ever over, lets shoot!
    There's always a chance, while there's lead in the air!
    A golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range.

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    G'Day LR,

    Sorry mate, I neglected to mention, I'm on the Western side of The Ditch!

    Thank You for your generous offer and Happy Birthday!
    Like wise, if I can be of any help or assistance, please don't hesitate in contacting me!!!

    Doh!
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    Cheers, ive been a gun fan since i saw my dad shoot his webley MK 2 air pistol when i was 5, i got hold of it by the time i was 8 or 9, never let it go, got my firearms licence when i was 16 and looked at pistol licence several times, always too hard, too dear, too much hassles, last year, my wife asked me what i wanted for my 40th and i said id really like a nice air pistol, i bought a gamo compact, (not great but a nice shooter), one thing led to another and i decided to go to the local club, started the process, thinking if i dont do it now ill never do it, october last year was the start, got my B cat in sept this year, absolutely loving it, wish id done it sooner, am loving all the new learning, shooting, pistols, reloading, new skills and friends, lots of very generous guys over here, have had loads of help and encouragement, life is good!

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    There's always a chance, while there's lead in the air!
    A golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range.

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    G'Day LR,

    Good to see!
    Like I said before, it sure beats playing golf on a Sunday!!!

    Doh!
    Homer

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    That's my 5 year old Ava, she caught a kingi before i did, i did help her bring it in, it was 740mm so we had to let it go, great fish on her $30 3 ft kids rod!
    Whats golf!
    There's always a chance, while there's lead in the air!
    A golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range.

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    Sorry LR, I forgot to mention your little cutie and the nice Kingy!
    Well done to Ava!!!

    Doh!
    Homer

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    This is my one, actually looking at selling it if anyone's keen? Comes with 3 x 18rd mags, hogue holster, belt and mag holders etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyonRuge View Post
    If you are going to do your E, your b can be done at the same time with no extra cost, everyone said to do my E when I did my B but i wasnt really interseted in Millitary, the security is the same, can store pistols in an E cat safe, and the process is pretty much identical, so if you are doing E, do the B too. Pistols are a lot of fun!

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    This is my 357
    Thats a mighty fine revolver you have there LyonRuge. A year or so back a mate here in NZ showed me a couple of his Colt Pythons in .357 Mag, one blued/wood, the other rubber/stainless... wanted one ever since.

    Must get my act together and join a club/get my 'b'.


    Heres one of the pistols I did a bit of shooting with during my time overseas, Infinity .38 Super (pretty ugly, but nice to shoot once I got the hang of the sight). I spent most of my time shooting a Colt commander .45.





    Big targets for me.

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    I'm looking at getting into it again, shot at the Otago Pistol Club for a while, never got around to finishing my "B" application then started work in Australia. Just need to have the time to get those 12 shoots in 6 months!


    I'm into IPSC (production only, fuck raceguns) and "shooting shit".


    I reallllly want a CZ SP-01 Shadow (w/ Kadet Kit), Glock 19, and a pair of S&W revolvers as similar as possible in .22lr and .44Magnum.

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    It would be fantastic to be able to hunt with a pistol, or just shoot shit on "the farm", without having to go to an approved range and blah blah blah

 

 
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