Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

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Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:50 pm

I like postal matches. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but it's always fun. Gives me something different to do at the range. So...I'm going to start my own up since nothing seems to be happening in this section :D I'll do one per month. I hope others will also start different matches up as well. The more the merrier [smilie=011.gif]

This is just for fun! No prizes, just an excuse to hit the range. You can enter as many times as you like.

Each month, I will try and have two different types of contests. Might be short and long range, or large targets and small targets, or primary hand and offhand, etc. Basically, one that will be harder than the other. The idea being, that if you think you will probably win the easier challenge, you don't enter it, instead you take on the harder challenge. I'll call them "Standard Challenge" and "Sharpshooter Challenge", if ya have better ideas on what to call them feel free to make suggestions :) I'll leave it up to the members to honestly enter into what they feel is the appropriate challenge.

I'll start things off with a fairly easy challenge. I'll adjust next month's depending on how things go.

Cliff Notes:

Shoot any handgun you want, just post what it was and type of sights.
Use this target: http://reloadbench.com/pdf/files/pistol_target.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

For the Standard Challenge: Put target at 7 yards (21 feet)
For the Sharpshooter Challenge: Start by putting a target at 15 yards (45 feet), if you score max points post the pic of it in this thread, then push it out to 25 yards for the tie breaker in case others also max out.

Shoot the target five (5) times. Shoot and submit as many targets as you like. Your best target for the month, per gun, will count for your score. You can only enter one of the challenges, not both. May I suggest, if you score max points on the Standard Challenge, push yourself and enter the Sharpshooter Challenge instead.

No rests or supports, targets must be shot while you are standing.
Targets must be shot, uploaded and linked to this thread in the month of April 2010.

I'll score the targets for ya, or you can score them yourself.


Now for the long complicated rules, just in case you want to read 'em...

Rules:

* Classes: Handguns ONLY. Will be two classes, Iron Sites and Unrestricted Sites
o For the time being, all calibers will be scored together for an overall winner. Will break them down if enough entries
o Iron Sites means NO scopes, holosights, optical red dot, etc
o Unrestricted Sights means any sight or scope allowed
* One Handed or Two Handed shooting allowed
o Must be standing
o NO rests or supports
* Targets must be shot in April, 2010
o Targets must be uploaded and linked to this thread no later than 11:59pm April 30th

Scoring:

* Use this Target (pdf): http://reloadbench.com/pdf/files/pistol_target.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
o When printed, scoring rings should be graduated in 1" increments.
* 50 points max per target
* Inner circle in center is 10 points, next ring out is 5 points, next ring out is 3 points, next ring out is 1 point
* Shots on ring will get higher score if any part of the hole touches the line
o If there is a disagreement with the initial scoring, a vote of all participants shall decide.
* Please fill out the Date, Type of gun (include whether it was Iron Sight or if Unrestricted the type of sight used), Load (caliber used) on the bottom of the target

Now, get out there and start punching holes in paper!
--Chris

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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by JBUG99999 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:25 pm

ACK! 25 yards!?!?! I can't even SEE that far, are you nuts? ](*,)

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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:35 pm

Mrs Onree wrote:ACK! 25 yards!?!?! I can't even SEE that far, are you nuts? ](*,)
The 25 yards is only if you max out the points on the 15 yard target ;)
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by dontbelieve » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:52 pm

I might take this challenge just to see what I can do. I never have competed before but I have some interest. Will try to get out to the range next week just waiting on some new sights. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_23.gif]
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by ipscscott » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:39 pm

OK, just so I'm clear we shoot the target with 5 rounds, right?

At 7 yards, then at 15 yards if we're feeling froggy, and at 25 yards if you're Mrs. Onree. Right?
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:33 am

ipscscott wrote:OK, just so I'm clear we shoot the target with 5 rounds, right?

At 7 yards, then at 15 yards if we're feeling froggy, and at 25 yards if you're Mrs. Onree. Right?
Yup, 5 rounds.

7 yards for the standard challenge. 15 yards if you're pretty sure you would max out points at 7 yds. 25 yards will be tie breaker for those who actually do max out points at 15 yards.

I'll be hitting the range myself this weekend. Gonna try my Kel-Tec P11 at 15 yards and see how I do :) Just got it back from a Gunsmith who did an ultrasonic deep-cleaning on it, looks & feels practically brand new again Can;t wait to shoot it now _:
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by JBUG99999 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:22 pm

Chris,
Not sure I'll make it to the range this weekend, but I'll try. I've got some tendonitis in my elbow that's kicking my a$$. Next weekend I have to go to Texas for school again, so I might have to ride the bench for this postal match. [smilie=012.gif]

Maybe more people will shoot it, if I promise not to enter???

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Post by ipscscott » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:38 pm

OK, I'll play first! Somebody else (HWS, that'd be you) has to add up my scores, I'm still a little fuzzy on that part.

And to get the excuses out of the way: I only brought out 1 mag of ammo for my .45 or I would have tried it @ 25yds. Plus it was starting to get dark and I didn't want to walk all the way back into the house. Maybe I'll get time next week. #2 was just a warmup for # 3 because I honestly wasn't sure just where I was going to hit that close, #5 I wish I would have brought more targets out to shoot with the .38, I think I could have done a little better but it was starting to get pretty dark by then.

All fired this evening after dinner in my back yard. I resisted the urge to use the CT laser grips on the .38. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_13.gif]

1st target: Walther P22 @ 7 yards, iron (well, really just plastic) sights:

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2nd target: Kimber Polymer Gold Match .45ACP @ 7 yards:
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3rd target: Same gun as above except I didn't flinch this time:
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4th target: Kimber again but at 15 yards:
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5th target: S&W J-frame, .38spl, shooting wadcutters in single action:
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Alright you bastages - the gauntlet has been thrown!
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by LurkMastR » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:41 pm

Now that Mrs. Onree might not shoot this time, EVERYONE should enter!! [smilie=011.gif]

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Post by HeWhoShoots » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:05 pm

ipscscott wrote:OK, I'll play first! Somebody else (HWS, that'd be you) has to add up my scores, I'm still a little fuzzy on that part.
Sure thing :D
1st target: Walther P22 @ 7 yards, iron (well, really just plastic) sights:

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3 x 10 = 30
2 x 5 = 10
So total = 40
Nice Shootin'!

2nd target: Kimber Polymer Gold Match .45ACP @ 7 yards:
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2 x 10 = 20 (i'll give ya the one just barely on the line)
3 x 5 = 15 (i'll give ya the one just barely on the line here too [smilie=cheers1.gif] )
Total = 35
*edited score after a recount [smilie=011.gif] *

3rd target: Same gun as above except I didn't flinch this time:
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4 x 10 = 40
1 x 5 = 5
Total = 45
Very nice shootin'!

4th target: Kimber again but at 15 yards:
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1 x 5 = 5
3 x 3 = 9
1 x 0 = 0
Total = 14

5th target: S&W J-frame, .38spl, shooting wadcutters in single action:
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3 x 10 = 30
2 x 5 = 10
Total = 40
Great shootin'! I love the tidy holes that wadcutters make in paper :D
Alright you bastages - the gauntlet has been thrown!
Thanks for getting us started!

I plan on shooting some entries this weekend.
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:09 pm

Mrs Onree wrote:Chris,
Not sure I'll make it to the range this weekend, but I'll try. I've got some tendonitis in my elbow that's kicking my a$$.
Sorry to hear that, tendonitis is no joke :(
Next weekend I have to go to Texas for school again, so I might have to ride the bench for this postal match. [smilie=012.gif]
Maybe more people will shoot it, if I promise not to enter???
LOL. Well, that's one reason I made up two "challenges". One for those who often win (15yds), and one for the rest (7yds)[smilie=011.gif]
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Post by ipscscott » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:24 pm

HeWhoShoots wrote:
2nd target: Kimber Polymer Gold Match .45ACP @ 7 yards:


2 x 10 = 20 (i'll give ya the one just barely on the line)
2 x 5 = 10
1 x 3 = 3 (I think that one is just off the line, but willing to change the score if others think different)
Total = 33
Here, maybe this will help:
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I clearly broke the line in both cases. Don't make me get out my overlay! [smilie=jestor.gif]
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:09 am

ipscscott wrote: Here, maybe this will help:
(close up of target)
I clearly broke the line in both cases. Don't make me get out my overlay! [smilie=jestor.gif]
LOL, thanks for the closeup shot. I edited the score [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by ipscscott » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:29 am

HeWhoShoots wrote:
ipscscott wrote: Here, maybe this will help:
(close up of target)
I clearly broke the line in both cases. Don't make me get out my overlay! [smilie=jestor.gif]
LOL, thanks for the closeup shot. I edited the score [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]
[smilie=011.gif] Thanks.

I wouldn't have posted it if it was only a lowly 33! (I'd have hidden it like the other 3 targets I may or may not have shot at... [smilie=022.gif] )
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by bmup » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:15 pm

OK, this looks like too much fun & I don't want to miss out on it! Count me in. Will post up probably tomorrow if I can get this 'piece of pelosi' printer to work sometime this evening.

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Post by Onree » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:02 pm

Went managed to get some time in at the range last night. Here are our targets. Oh, we made the center of the target red because we have black on black sights and trying to shoot a black target is nearly impossible.

Mrs Onree - she's dealing with tennis elbow and she still managed to put some great rounds down range. She was shooting her SIG 220. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]

7 yards:
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15 yards:
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25 yards:
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My targets - Buckmark 22LR and SIG X-Five.

7 yards:
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15 yards:
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25 yards: ](*,)
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15 yards with the Buckmark:
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Post by bmup » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:12 pm

OK, this is my first postal match & it was a lot of fun. Well, ANY range time is lots of fun but this was somehow um, funner... [smilie=011.gif]
Here we go:
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This would be a 36?

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This would be a 21?
I thought 1 round totally missed the paper at 45 - 50 ft because I was having trouble seeing the dang thing, but when I reeled it in, there was a .45 bite taken out of the bottom-right, ha! [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif] Life is good..

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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Good Shooting Onree & Mrs. Onree [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif] You both disqualified yourselves from the Standard 7yd Challenge with perfect scores [smilie=cheers1.gif] You also both got mighty good Sharpshooter 15yd Challenge scores too.

I went shooting this morning, but looks like I'll have to up my game a bit if I want a chance at the Sharpshooter Challenge April Title [smilie=011.gif]

15yds with my P11 9mm iron sights. 14 points. I'll do better next time [smilie=pdt_xtremez_13.gif]
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15yds with my PT99AFS 9mm Iron Sights. 40 points. Not bad, but I think I can do better. Will try again next week :)
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I was going to shoot my .44mag Anaconda at 15yds...but it's currently sighted in for 50yds, and I don't want to mess that up.
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Re: Chris' Handgun Postal Match: April

Post by HeWhoShoots » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:03 pm

bmup wrote:OK, this is my first postal match & it was a lot of fun. Well, ANY range time is lots of fun but this was somehow um, funner... [smilie=011.gif]
It's more fun 'cause you are sharing the experience with other people. At least, that's one reason I like doing it. It also gives me a little extra incentive [smilie=pdt_xtremez_13.gif]

The scoring goes 10 to 5 to 3 to 1 with no score outside the last ring

So your first target would be a 38: 3x10 & 1x5 & 1x3

I can't quite make out the holes in your second target.

Glad you had fun. That's the main point of all of this [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]
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Post by ipscscott » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:14 pm

HeWhoShoots wrote:Good Shooting Onree & Mrs. Onree [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif] You both disqualified yourselves from the Standard 7yd Challenge with perfect scores [smilie=cheers1.gif] You also both got mighty good Sharpshooter 15yd Challenge scores too.
I think they ought to be disqualified for using non-regulation targets! [smilie=stirthepot.gif]
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