Free Pistols

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For reasons too tedious to explain, even for me, I developed an interest in Free Pistols. These are the things that are used in the 50m( :x ) Free Pistol event. The rule is that the gun must be single shot, .22, be supported with one hand and have iron sights. It was a somewhat peculiar sport to Germany where, it seems, every town had pistol shooting events.

Anyway, these things seem to be to be customized in every case I have come across. At least the higher end examples.

I bought a few of these things over the past couple of months and they shared one characteristic: they were all for a right handed shooter. I am left handed. So while I picked them up and popped a few caps at urchins stealing apples, I could not really get a feel for the things. Until earlier this week. I got an example that was made for a leftie. And the nature of the thing was so striking that I thought that I'd share.

Here is what the thing looks like
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Now take a look at the shape of the grips
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See how that sorta wrap around? When you hold it you experience something interesting.
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There is only one way to hold it. The grip acts like a rigid glove, your hand fits "in" rather than "around" if you get my meaning. Something like those Indian Glove Swords

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Anyhoo, the competition consisted of 60 shots at 50meters < :x > with a maximum score of 600. I understand that a score of less than 570 was a non-starter for serious competition. n.b. the 10 Ring on the target is about 5cm (like 2.5 inches at 50 yards)
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I competed in police practical and international practical shooting competitions. Lots of fun, but I only mention it because, oh my gosh that’s a difficult standard to compete with. The grip looks so comfortable. How do you find your target at that distance with iron sights?


ETA- I practiced with 230gr. and competed with 157gr. I remembered the hassle of having to change the recoil spring.
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Another gun, left handed, I thought so.
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Amplify Sherlock.
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ed wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:53 pm For reasons too tedious to explain, even for me
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Are you actually asking?????

Really?
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ed, you seem to have a 'thing' for this style of gun, I'm less enthused. This is not an attempt to
discourage you, believe it or not I'm happy for the pleasure you receive with your hobby/business.
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I think I am pretty much done. I have a few examples. They are interesting but, as I said, there seem to be an infinitude of these things. Each one noticeably different from the other.
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If you stop then nothing of interest will take place here, so don't stop.
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Did I post that odd 4 barrel thing here?
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Don't know. Did I mention my vision is poor and I lean toward throwing more lead.
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So Glocks and Berettas then.
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Stop teasing.
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***BREAKING NEWS***
It's official.

ed is a self-confessed left-footer with T3h Gh3y, who buys faggy German pistols to match the leather Nazi gear he wears during his perverted S&M threesomes with Abdul Alhazred & Bruce.

Not, of course, that there is anything wrong with that...
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:20 pm
***BREAKING NEWS***
It's official.

ed is a self-confessed left-footer with T3h Gh3y, who buys faggy German pistols to match the leather Nazi gear he wears during his perverted S&M threesomes with Abdul Alhazred & Bruce.

Not, of course, that there is anything wrong with that...
There is something very very wrong with any threesome that includes ed and/or Bruce.

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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:20 pm
***BREAKING NEWS***
It's official.

ed is a self-confessed left-footer with T3h Gh3y, who buys faggy German pistols to match the leather Nazi gear he wears during his perverted S&M threesomes with Abdul Alhazred & Bruce.

Not, of course, that there is anything wrong with that...
Mostly true. Funny thing is that I find nazi memorabilia repellent. Got 2 pistols and 2 daggers from my wife's uncle. Got a flag and a belt buckle from my dad (he liberated you lot, did I mention that?) and thats it. Never bought nothin. Except for that phony pantograph knife.
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:godwin: :D
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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Im happy to joke about it but i dont want that crap in my house.
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