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Raleigh

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Steel Challenge?
« on: August 17, 2015, 05:37:07 PM »
My intention when I had my Delta built was to use it as my primary pistol for Steel Challenge matches.
After shooting it for the first time yesterday I am confident I made the right choice.

Now I am by no means a great shooter, but I was able to shoot 6" groups at 30 yards free hand, I could never come close to that with my .45.
I was shooting fairly fast as well, just enough time to pick up the front sight, reset and fire.

The next match is next Monday and I am really looking forward to shooting this one.

Anyone else shoot these types of matches? 
Do you use your 10mm to shoot them or a different pistol?

Raleigh

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Re: Steel Challenge?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:52:15 AM »
Well I shot the steel challenge last night and had a blast!

The gun performed really well, no FTE or FTF, I did not perform as well  :))
The gun did have 3 instances of the trigger physically not coming back out of the frame after firing.  After the match I stripped it down completely and pulled the trigger out.  I found that the bow was tight on 2 of my magazines so I opened the bow up just a touch and now it has good clearance on all of my mags.

Anyhow, the steel challenge is 125 targets, I shot 160 rounds, so 35 misses.
Once that timer went off I forgot how to shoot!  I did redeem myself on the last 2 stages and remembered how to properly press the trigger. 

Perhaps next time I won't be so nervous and remember how to shoot from the start!

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Re: Steel Challenge?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 10:05:28 AM »
Once that timer went off I forgot how to shoot!  I did redeem myself on the last 2 stages and remembered how to properly press the trigger. 

This is why competition is such a great way to train for defensive use should the need arise.  I especially like dueling tree's or other formats that pit one shooter against another for direct elimination.  Event setting up two lines of 5 or 10 clay pigeons is great...First one to break their line wins.

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Re: Steel Challenge?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 09:50:22 AM »
I shoot Steel Challenge matches with a 1911 chambered in 45 ACP, have made it to B class.  Great fun!

It would be a hoot to use the G20 for these matches.  I would be slower due to the heavier/mushier Glock trigger and the greater recoil of 10mm.

A Steel Challenge match is fantastic practice for any shooter.

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Re: Steel Challenge?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 06:01:44 AM »
My wife started shooting steel earlier this year, and she had her first actual match last week, where she placed second, using her almost stock(trigger job) G19 9mm. Second place prize was an AR lower, and some ammo.
I don't do the run-and-gun stuff any more because a car accident left me with severely limited mobility, but I still shoot LR
and ULR rifle matches.
The wife tried shooting a G20, but she didn't like it. She goes through about 500 rounds/week practicing, and even with 9mm, her wrists and hands get sore. I think that much practice with a 10mm would be out of the question for her.
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