Well, we held the 10th monthly Bowling Pin match at Tucson Rifle Club today (we took last September off while I traveled to the Gun Blogger Rendezvous). Today’s turnout was light, only six people besides me came to shoot, but we still had a lot of fun. Because of the light turnout, we only ran two tables instead of three. The match started at just after 9:00AM and ran until about 12:30. I forgot my CCI Mini-Mag .22 ammo, but Larry Boykin let me shoot his Federal stuff, and it worked fine. I also brought my S&W M25 Mountain Gun chambered in .45LC and my Browning Hi Power.
When I hit the pins with the M25, they left the table. With extreme prejudice.
I really need to practice shooting that gun double-action. If you want to win, you can’t miss twice. Reloads are slow.
Shooting borrowed ammo, I did manage to win the .22 class. Bill Tab won centerfire with his Kimber Classic Stainless beating me with my Hi Power in the last two rounds, but each of us had to beat last month’s winner Jim Burnett to get there. He’s a tough competitor with both his Clark Custom 1911 pin gun and his bone-stock Beretta 92. Jim took home the $17 from the drawing at the end of the match, though and he took second in .22.
Hopefully we’ll have more turnout next month, Sunday April 10. The match will begin at the normally scheduled time – first rounds downrange at 8:00AM, not 9:00. It’s already starting to warm up. And I’ll be bringing three tables again, to help speed things along. Hope to see you there!