Irish Olympic target shooting

Evil black gun shooting

When you’re in the Midlands, you can shoot an awful lot of stuff (really, only airgun and archery are omitted at the moment). Joe Costello (Chair of the SSAI and one of the NRAI committee) decided we should be introduced to the full range of fullbore shooting while we were there for the VCRAI shoot, so it was on to .308 shooting and .223 shooting:

Two shots, 200 yards, one (slightly ragged) hole. Nice šŸ™‚

And of course, if you’re already doing all that, you have to do some pistol as well. So we invented the brand new sport of outdoor ISSF 10m Air Pistol. First time I’ve ever had to use the windage adjustment on the pistol to actually adjust for wind…

But you can’t go to a fullbore pistol range and just shoot air pistol, so…

Apparently, that’s not how you’re supposed to do it, but four inch groups at 10m like that doesn’t seem so horrible given the kind of kick the 9mm has and the lack of grip the pistol grip has compared to ISSF pistols.

But when in Rome…

And yeah, the results are better:

Playing about with the camera yielded some neat sequences, here’s Joe in full flight (observe the path of the brass as it’s ejected):

Our ISSF .177 -v- Bullseye 9mm match may become a new fad šŸ˜€

All in all a fun day’s plinking on the range. Not exactly training, but you have to have a break from work every now and then šŸ˜€

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