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Shooting sports - "Postal Shoots"


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Haven't seen this on the Boards yet, so will make the venture as long as no one is offended.

Starting a hobby known as "Postal Shoots," which works as follows:

(1) The shooter may utilize any pistol that has been or is in current use by military or police units (I will be using a Czech vZ-82 in 9x18 Makarov, a C & R that is very inexpensive and has relatively high availability).

(2) The target is a standard playing card, placed at 7 yards (21 feet) from the firing line.

(3) Only "iron sights" are permitted; no optics or lasers allowed.

(4) The shooter fires 5 shots from the pistol, attempting to get the tightest "group" on the playing card.

(5) The shots must be fired while standing, freehand, with either one or both hands being used to control the firearm.

When completed, the target is mailed to a collection site, and the targets are measured. The smallest "groupings" (center to center) of 5 rounds win awards of various kinds. The contest is on the "honor system" as to making sure the target distance is what it is supposed to be. Normally, the target is signed, along with information as to the type pistol, caliber, and ammunition information.

For a pistol using ammunition such as 9x18 Makarov, it is a fun and inexpensive way to have target practice. For things such as .45 caliber, it gets a bit more pricey unless you use hand-loaded ammunition (my next step up).

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:24: Chief's Going POSTAL! :24:



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Sounds fun, but my .44 would be a bit much for a playing card at 21 feet. Next time out I'll give a try.

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Sounds fun, but my .44 would be a bit much for a playing card at 21 feet. Next time out I'll give a try.

Might be difficult getting enough pieces of the remaining confetti together to make up enough of the card to measure!

Later I may try it with my FN/FAL at 100 yards (once I get it sighted in)...

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Hey Chief,
I am new to this sight, so bear with me please.
At my gun club we do lollypop shoots. Here's how this one works:
You can use any .22 rifle, scoped if you prefer. The lollypops are placed 25 yards away. These lollypops are the miniature blow pops, very very small.
Each shooter gets five pops, and if you need, up to ten rounds. You definitely need a scope, you go five rounds to determine the winner. In the
unlikely event of a tie, the shooters then shoot at the sticks! It is a ton of fun.
Let me know what you think.

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Hey Chief,
I am new to this sight, so bear with me please.
At my gun club we do lollypop shoots. Here's how this one works:
You can use any .22 rifle, scoped if you prefer. The lollypops are placed 25 yards away. These lollypops are the miniature blow pops, very very small.
Each shooter gets five pops, and if you need, up to ten rounds. You definitely need a scope, you go five rounds to determine the winner. In the
unlikely event of a tie, the shooters then shoot at the sticks! It is a ton of fun.
Let me know what you think.

Now THAT is interesting! "Realistic yet challenging" comes to mind :)

Going to pick up some of the mini-Blow-Pops tomorrow and take Silver out back to the range to try it out. Will post on results!

Thanks!

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Eargerly looks forward to hearing if the blow pops blow up, or if the blow pops can still be blown up. hmmmmmmm... perhaps this is the real reason they are called "blow pops"

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On occasion at work I carry a .458 or .375 magnum. They are a tad big for shooting lollipops or playing cards :whistling:

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When I saw the title of this thread, I imagined a "Postal Shoot" to be something a little more...ummm...dynamic than punching holes in a playing card. :-)

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looks like it may be fun, might have to break out my 1911 and give it a try. (yes, the 1911 is still used my military and police units)




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