Gun Blog .45 wins by five seconds

I went to a steel match today and shot with both my .40 STI and the Gun Blog .45 by Para. I’d been practicing with the .45 a lot more than the .40 because I wanted to learn how to shoot it reliable. I did pretty well with only a couple times getting the grip slightly wrong and not getting the grip safety fully disengaged. What was a little disturbing however was that I did better with the .45, which has a double action trigger, and a sight radius a full inch shorter than my .40.


There is another variable however. I always shot the stage with my .40 before the .45. So I had the advantage of practice on that particular stage before shooting with the .45.



I don’t know if it means anything or not. More tests are needed. But here are the results for your examination:


































































































































































































Lewiston Pistol Club Steel Match


Steel Match – 22 February 2008


Place


Shooter


Class


Showdown


Pendulum


Smoke & Hope


5 to Go


Roundabout


Total


Time Down


1


Adam Mcintosh


Limited


15.54


19.55


11.11


17.44


11.55


75.19



2


Don W


Limited


19.78


22.23


12.65


18.20


14.06


86.92


11.73


3


Roger Watson


Limited


16.78


21.86


13.97


22.76


17.69


93.06


17.87


4


Todd Dow


Limited


20.94


23.16


14.82


22.95


16.01


97.88


22.69


5


Joe Huffman (.45)


Limited


18.58


26.06


15.28


22.45


16.07


98.44


23.25


6


Joe Huffman (.40)


Limited


19.18


33.1


14


22.85


14.83


103.96


28.77


7


Erik Elzea


Limited


21.34


30.67


15.40


19.93


20.42


107.76


32.57


8


KW Hipps


Limited


31.49


24.59


13.90


22.51


17.73


110.22


35.03


9


Roger Watson


Revolver


22.71


35.62


16.17


22.69


17.60


114.79


39.6


10


Jason Ewing


Limited


23.79


32.13


17.44


23.72


20.10


117.18


41.99


11


John Grimes


Limited


29.60


30.64


21.01


43.11


27.15


151.51


76.32


12


Caleb Frederick


Limited


78.67


94.57


22.48


87.54


43.08


326.34


251.15


Yellow Cells denote stage winner


Son-in-law Caleb was handicapped by using my old Ruger P-89 which hadn’t been cleaned, lubricated or fired in several years. It jammed on nearly every string of fire and many times more than once in a single string. I showed him how to clean it when we got home, gave him a key to the range, a 1000 rounds of ammo, and told him to do some further testing.

4 thoughts on “Gun Blog .45 wins by five seconds

  1. “…gave him a key to the range, and a 1000 rounds of ammo and told him to do some further testing.”

    I want to be adopted.

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