Posted by Edmond (126.96.36.199) on January 28, 2011 at 01:32:14:
In Reply to: Re: .22lr .32long posted by Chris (Victoria BC) on January 11, 2011 at 13:04:20:
I noticed you're in Victoria, BC. The club to visit for precision shooting would be the North Saanich Rod and Gun club (NSRG); particularly the good folk in the Victoria Precision Shooters Association (VPSA). From their website, which can be found via Google, airgun night is Wed & Thur, and pistol is Sun morning. They can give you advice on what to buy, and I'm sure if you ask they will even let you try out some ISSF pistols to give you a better idea what you would like. Nothing is better than trying live fire with different guns before you decide what to buy.
Things to keep in mind are how the gun feels in your hand (fit / balance), how the recoil feels, availability (are they hard to find / obsolete), reliability (how often they break down, sensitivity to different ammo, number of malfunctions!), repair (are parts still available, are they in Canada, is service available in Canada).
As for 500m+ shooting, you may have to look up island for the ranges in Chemainus(?) or Campbell River.
: Brian thanks for the note!
: Using air rifles for years
: Making the leap to using the skill set in the range is a thrill....
: lots of fun.
: appreciate the note.
: : Chris,
: : Welcome to the sport. In Canada it would seem the Walther GSP in 22lr and 32 is a very popular and well preforming pistol. The Pardini SP and HP as well are quite popular.
: : Hammerli SP20s, have been to known to have some frame cracking issues.
: : A good website, in addition to Targetshooting.ca is Targettalk.org.
: : Have you tried Air pistol or air rifle shooting? Air pistol in paticular is a very cost effective way of entering the sport.
: : There are some trendous people on this website, so feel free to ask away
: : Brian
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