Saturday, October 28, 2006

French Pin Shooting - Followup

In the previous post I mentioned some gun bloggers and Bowling Pin Shooting in France. In the comments Rivrdog wondered if they were using American style pins, or a smaller style found in Europe. I went back through their archives to find out, as they looked like the same pins were are used to shooting.

Here's their pin table.

I found the answer, and here's the picture from their site. If you enlarge the picture you can clearly read "WIBC/ABC Approved" and "Made in USA". I didn't know that ten pin bowling was popular, or even exists, in Europe, except perhaps on a US military base.

Yep, that's the same exact kind of pin that leaves us mumbling to ourselves in frustration!

If any of you are going to be over in France in the Normandie area, you should go meet these guys.

Who knows, maybe they'll win a bunch of money in their lottery and they'll come over here, shoot some pins with us, then go to next year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous in Reno!

Wouldn't THAT be fun!


At Saturday, October 28, 2006 4:43:00 PM, Blogger Manfred said...

Hello guys !
We are honored to see us mentionned in an american blog !

Bowling pins clubs are numerous in France and it's relatively easy to buy some used ones,we usually pay them one or two dollars.

If ever one of you comes into France we'll be glad to welcome you.

I didn't know there were gun blogger rendez-vous (french word it's funny) and it's not impossible we'll be at the next one.
It would be an opportunity to visit a country wich looks like heaven for french gun lovers :-)

Have fun at the range, see you.

Manfred from France.

At Saturday, October 28, 2006 5:15:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Got your blog up on the blogroll now. If you haven't looked at it already, have a look at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous website to see what this year's event was like. Click on the link at the top of this page, or on the sidebar, or go to That would be great fun if you could come to Reno next October!

...... Mr. C.


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