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Know what changed target shooting?

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Back in the day, if you competed in target shooting, and you had some loot, you might have used somethning like this
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Shooting with a single shot pistol is zen like, a bit like archery but noisier. Considered.
Open the breech
Select a cartridge
insert the cartridge into the chamber
close the breech
fix the target with your steely gaze
raise the weapon
cock the weapon
fire
weep
repeat

Roundabout 1916 the Sainted John Browning (american, not from the fucking antipodes) invented something interesting

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Now whay you would do is
Get your NZ minion to load some magazines
Give you such magazines
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Slap one into the weapon
shoot 10 times
repeat

Thing is that practice became more efficient. And one might surmise that being able to shoot, correct, then shoot again was advantageous from a learning standpoint.

Overnight the sport changed and in places like Germany there was interest in German built weapons.

The first German built semi auto .22 was this
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A saucy little minx of a gun.

Maybe more to follow, depends if this is another punchbowl thread :cry:
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Last time I did any pistol target shooting (1980s) it was an automatic with a 10 round magazine.

Ruger standard .22 rimfire. Though I tried out a number of other calibers and configurations lent to me by my shooting buddies.

My shooting buddies were all Jewish college professors. Really. :)
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ex-IDF :wink:
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ed wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:11 pm
ex-IDF :wink:
Not that I know of.

One was quite stereotypically NYC Jewish with an accent not-unlike Ed Koch.
The other was the local evangelist for the Libertarian Party and looked like a gun nut (you know what I mean).
Both were quite accomplished mathematicians.

We all quit the NRA over Tina Metaxis' association with Greek fascists.
It was a more innocent time. :coolspecs:
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I ever tell you about my Jewish friend? That is not very discriminating. I mean the guy I turned into a gun nut?
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I don't have any friends Jewish or otherwise, but I do enjoy these gun threads.

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They do meander though, don't they?

Anyway ... the "story".

This guy who I shall call "Al" was a friend before I started my company. Remember my youthful acculturation was eastern jewish. I always had jewish friends to the exclusion of christians. Anyway, I was pontificating about some gun related topic and Al said

"Ed, you are a smart, well educated guy (he could have added "handsome, but didn't) why is it that you have this interest in guns?"

To which I replied

"Al, you are a Jew. How could you not?"

He looked at me, pursed his lips and after a beat or two nodded and to his everlasting credit said:

"You're right".

I gave him a Ruger .357 snubnose and we shot many a time together.

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I'm pretty sure you told that story before.

Tell it enough and I might even start to believe it. :p
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It's a good story. Like any good story, most people actually don't care if you made it up.
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Manson was supposed to like his 9 shot 22 revolver the best of all his guns.
The revolver, DeCarlo said, was the one Manson carried with him and fired most often. Manson got the gun, DeCarlo said, by “trading my truck for it.” He said the gun disappeared in early August and he didn’t know what happened to it.

DeCarlo said he target practiced at birds at the Spahn ranch but Manson didn’t approve.

“Charlie didn’t like me shooting at the birds,” DeCarlo testified. “He said he’d rather shoot people than birds.”
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Some of the early H&R and Iver Johnson 22's are really well made. I have a couple and they are as good as Smith's IMHO. I assume that that is what Charlie had.
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robinson wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:11 pm
It's a good story. Like any good story, most people actually don't care if you made it up.
This one, though, happens to be true.
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All my stories are true. I don’t have the memory to lie
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I’m not joking. Lies take way more energy as well.
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The Double Nine Longhorn .22, with a 9 and a half inch barrel, was around long before the automatic pistol. The western revolvers in general allowed multiple (and very fast) shootin, leading to the deadly accuracy of the old west gunslingers.

Sure your six shooter was more powerful, but having nine in each gun, meant you could shoot 18 times while your bigger gun fighter was only throwing 12 shots in the same time period.
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ed wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:05 pm
ed told the Jewish gun story again.

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I like that story, and I don't care how many times you tell it.
You tell it so well!

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Stupid is as stupid does
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solely wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:13 pm
ed wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:05 pm
ed told the Jewish gun story again.

The End


I like that story, and I don't care how many times you tell it.
You tell it so well!
Is it because of my Myron Cohen Yiddish accent when I do the Jewish guy? That breaks my family up when I tell it at dinner time. Repeatedly.
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It's like a Myron Cohen routine.

Sure the jokes are lame, but it's the way he tells it. :cowbell:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 pm
It's like a Myron Cohen routine.

Sure the jokes are lame, but it's the way he tells it. :cowbell:
Precisely.
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