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  AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« on: February 09, 2013, 15:26:32 PM » by Franco
AMACS is organizing two Pin Shooting events at the Victoria Shooting Range in Handaq.

Saturday, 16 March 3pm onwards

and

Thursday, 21 March 3pm onwards

These are two separate events and shooters do not need to attend on both days; although they are most welcome to.

All licensed shooters from all Clubs are welcome.

Please bring your license and insurance documents.

http://www.amacs-malta.org
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AMACS
Office:  21411600
Mobile: 77411600
Fax:     27411600
E-mail: info@amacs-malta.org
Address : Unit 1, First Floor
Clock Tower Block
Tigne' Point
Sliema TP 01
MALTA

Opening Hours:
Office: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2pm to 7pm
Club Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 7pm to 10pm

  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 17:07:53 PM » by mildot
Enjoy the video <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/14WQ9UvGGFs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/14WQ9UvGGFs</a>
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 20:46:54 PM » by S&W in .38
Any restriction on caliber or firearm type? Also, is there any time-limit?
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 22:25:03 PM » by Vincent
I am keeping my fingers crossed that the wind will die down for next Saturday's AMCAS Pin Shooting intro.
Naturally we will still be shooting at "something" or other, even if the wind is blowing our tables away.

For those attending, keep in mind to be on time, since we should be shooting at 2 tables of five pins at a go, and other shooters will waiting for their go. Also good to keep in mind that this is not a competition, but just a familiarisation and introduction to the sport; Since we will not be shooting against the clock or each other, take adequate time with your shots. Speed, like accuracy, builds up over time.

One also hopes that your shooting fundamentals are in order and allow you to get an average group size of about 4 inches at 10 yards. Hopefully the Pin tables will thereby last longer :-)

Sorry, S&W in 38, just seen your message:
No caliber and time restrictions for next Saturday, this being informal.
Naturally, once the comps get going we will have different classes ( calibers, categories etc)

One thing to remember is that Pin Shooting comes with a large element of luck as well as skills;
(A spinning pin on the table will keep everyone watching amused while the shooter keeps it turning :-), so a heavy dose of bonhomie will be welcome by all.
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 09:43:48 AM » by Vincent
A heads up on guns for Pins:
You need to deliver quiet a bit of energy to throw a bowling pin straight off the table with one shot.
The smaller diameter jacketed bullets traveling at a relatively high speed, as from a 9x19, might not do so well as a slower, larger diameter, soft  projectile as a Lead Semi Wadcutter from a 45.
Also, if the pins are the all plastic sort, they will eventually absorb a lot of lead and become very heavy. They will then need to be hit harder to bowl over the table.
Sure you can do the job with a 9mm, but you stand a better chance of knocking them down horizontal on the table rather than clean off ; Then you will have a harder time shooting it off the table, perhaps requiring a re-load so loosing time.
A 357 mag, will work well, but naturally the larger calibers like, 45's and 44's do a better job ( at least in theory :-).
A popular gun for pins is a 1911, set up for softball (lead semiwadcutters). Some might find a red-dot sight faster too.

Dont forget that in pin shooting lady luck plays a part. Keep this in mind.
If one of your pins gets pumped full of lead and heavy as hell to clean off the table......Tough luck !
You will even have inherited this from previous shooters  Grin
Dont bother complaining to the RO. He's fair and wont listen to you  Roll Eyes
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 10:11:53 AM » by EURODOG
i agree but to be honest forget 9mm I shot them with a P7 a few years ago too small and quick, shuffled them across the table and rocked their world but frustratingly difficult to clear the table. My advice use a 1911A1 you will clean their clock (providing of course you can hit them).....
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 10:48:32 AM » by Vincent
...........Hmm yes Eurodag.
I see what you mean, then there will be a mad rush to send lead in the attempt to clear the table....in the meantime ripping up the surface. You wont believe the cost of wood !

We can of course, limit calibers and maybe even by skill rating, but perhaps it will be self defeating if the present aim is to introduce the sport; The idea being that there are far more people owning a 9mm than anything else; If a 9mm user had the correct skills then, the scores will be higher and damage far less, but this is not easy to predict.

Too much destruction will make it expensive and kill it right away.
So its a delicate balance to play with.

My hope is that we will see more 45's and 44's in hands that can consistently hold say......3" at 10 yards or so.
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 14:52:20 PM » by K38
Hi Vincent,

You will need a table that is of solid construction with a steel plate for the pins to sit on and a steel front face to disintegrate low shots..If the table is not heavy pins will fall from the vibrations..

A wooden table up against a 45 acp at 10m !!!! Its a no brain er..    Oooh doesn't bear thinking about..Bring lots of wood and nails and a big hammer..

Pin shooting is great fun and very addictive .

Looking forward to it Vincent ..
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 15:51:29 PM » by FMJ

« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 16:04:14 PM by FMJ »
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 17:10:17 PM » by Vincent
Table leg/trestles not too light, top is 6mm plywood. Cant make it too heavy and cumbersome for this trial. We Need to transport and set it up every time; At least until the idea kicks off, enough shooters are interested and enough help is forthcoming...hint hint hint.
Just turn up tomorrow by 2:30 ish and lets set it up this first time;
As the idea progresses things will improve.
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 17:45:23 PM » by magnum
Did I see right in the video they were shooting with .22lr? Isn't that too light for bowling pins?
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 20:22:14 PM » by Vincent
Generally for 22's the pins are set 1 foot away from the rear.
Sometimes the tops are sawed off.
One might need many shots with a 22.
I see some fumbled mag changes  Grin
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2013, 20:54:58 PM » by EURODOG
Did I see right in the video they were shooting with .22lr? Isn't that too light for bowling pins?

Yes and there is nothing worse for ricocheting than .22lr.........don't tempt fate...

We used to use two old scaffolding planks on a pair of trestle tables, easily portable cheap and cheerful.
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 21:41:09 PM » by K38
 An alternative to a table ....The range has a mountain of car tyres ,,maybe five columns of tyres to table height with a board on top of each one for the pin to stand on,at least they will be independent of each other nothing worse than pins falling over when they are not hit because the table is bouncing around !!!!!
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  Re: AMACS - Pin Shooting - 16 March and 21 March 2013
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 21:46:43 PM » by Vincent
One has to look at setting up in a short time, we might need to fix top to tyres and we'll still need some sort of frame below the plywood top. One use for tyres is as buffer in front of trestles.
More ways than one.
Lets get started and find out.
Wind appears to be down tonight.
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