Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bowling Pin Shoot Seminar

Next Saturday at 9am. at the Central Whidbey Sportsman's Association range in Coupeville, Washington there will be a bowling pin shoot seminar. The seminar will be put on by our own "Evil Al" Lindell.

The first part of the seminar will be in the clubhouse and will cover all of the basic info on bowling pin shooting including classes, equipment, allowed ammunition, match procedures, and range and match safety. We will then adjourn to the pin range for some live pin shooting and match simulations. Stance, grip, tactics, and more will all be covered.

The classes for 2007 CWSA pin shooting will be Optical Sight Rimfire, Iron Sight Rimfire, Optical Sight Centerfire, Iron Sight Centerfire, and revolver. If we get enough shooters, we will also have an any sight Big Bore Revolver class for .44 Special/magnum and above.

If you'd like to find out what pin shooting's all about, here's your chance. Bring your favorite handguns, eye and ear protection (also available at the range), ammunition, and your sense of humor, because these shoots are not only challenging, but we have a lot of fun at them too!

If you do not have anything to shoot, no problem. If you would like to try a little pin shooting, I'm sure there will be several opportunities to get in a little shooting using other club member's handguns.

I should mention that full metal jacket ammunition is not permitted due to bounce back problems. Unjacketed bullets, hollow points, soft points, and plated bullets are all fine.

The pin range shooting and spectator ares are covered, so even if the weather looks nasty, we will still have the seminar.

If you have any questions, leave your question in the comments section below, or send me an email. For more information about the club and how to get there, check the new (and still under construction) CWSA website.


At Sunday, January 21, 2007 2:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pin shooting is a very funny sport, especially when pins are hit on their sides and start rolling on the table, a strike is not a good way to win in pin shooting !

As for bullets choice, some clubs forbid lead, others forbid jacketed bullets, did you experiment more bounce back problems with lead bullets ?

Are TMJ bullets allowed since they are between the two categories with only a thin copper jacket ?

I'been thinking about differents centerfire ammos categories for months but it's hard to find something fair.

Categorie 1

9 luger with pins nearer from the back edge of table.

Categorie 2

Any calibers until 40 s&w

Categorie 3

Over 40

Finally your idea is the best, all centerfire ammos in the same categorie is more simple and I'll probably have less "whining".

At Sunday, January 21, 2007 6:52:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Unfortunately there isn't an easy solution. .38's and 9mm.s will always be faster than .40's and .45's. Red dot sight equipped guns will always have a speed advantage over iron-sighted guns. However, you usually won't have enough shooters for 4 separate classes, so how should you match them up? Here's what I'd like to see someone try for classes:

"Major" would be all calibers .40 and above. "Minor" would be calibers under .40.

Centerfire – Minor: Any sights, all pins to the back.

Centerfire –Major: Any sights, pins to the front for optical sight guns, and to the back for iron sight guns.

Revolver - Minor: Any sights, all pins to the back

Revolver – Major: Any sights, pins to the front for optical sight guns, and to the back for iron sight guns.

Rimfire – Optical Sight: Pin tops to the front of the table.

Rimfire – Iron sight: Pin tops to the front of the table.

.38 Supers are a little hard to classify as they can be loaded with the power of a .40, or loaded down more like a 9mm.

We are also considering a "Big Bore Revolver" class, but I'll go into more detail on it in a post, instead of in comments.

...... Mr. C.

At Monday, January 22, 2007 12:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you once again but:

Where do you put flintstones pistols with red dot sights ???

At Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can semiautomatic 9mm's compete? I'm not aware of unjacketed rounds for these pistols.

At Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Sure, we have a lot of niners in the club that shoot pins. Although full metal jackets are not permitted, hollowpoints are OK. The bullet needs to be able to flatten out and deform when it hits, and FMJ's are more prone to bounce back.

..... Mr. C.


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