New LBP Options

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TattooedGun wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:07 pm
That ceiling looks like Dudley range ;)
Been ages since I went there, and I have heard that prone rifle is getting less and less whilst benchrest and pistol are growing. You do seem to be increasing your membership though because of it. We still seem to be trying to attract young members with prone smallbore rifle and gallery rifle. We did talk about installing removable benches for benchrest, but that's about as far as we got.
I used to love pistol, both smallbore and centrefire, but these days my shoulders just don't seem to be able to hold an air pistol steady enough. Just getting up and down for prone rifle is a struggle these days.
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Graham M wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:38 am
TattooedGun wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:07 pm
That ceiling looks like Dudley range ;)
Been ages since I went there, and I have heard that prone rifle is getting less and less whilst benchrest and pistol are growing. You do seem to be increasing your membership though because of it. We still seem to be trying to attract young members with prone smallbore rifle and gallery rifle. We did talk about installing removable benches for benchrest, but that's about as far as we got.
I used to love pistol, both smallbore and centrefire, but these days my shoulders just don't seem to be able to hold an air pistol steady enough. Just getting up and down for prone rifle is a struggle these days.
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Prone rifle numbers are unfortunately dwindling, but whilst we still put forward members for the county teams I'm encouraged to keep it going for as long as possible. We try to attract juniors that go through the proficiency program to continue with prone shooting when completed, but I fear that the amount of equipment and clothing is often a barrier to entry to prone, although its currently the only Olympic discipline we offer. The odd few juniors with potential come through the ranks, but those ones often move on to Rugely where they have the experience and contacts to take these kids as far as they can go.

The removable benches we use are these ones: https://www.nsrashop.co.uk/products/top ... 0440617478
Well put together, sturdy with no movement - going to this from our all in one bench made everyones average in benchrest jump. Worthwhile investment to be honest.

Our club does well in benchrest competitions, mainly the Hendon League as we're regulars, it's probably the fastest growing aspect of our club - the fact you don't need jackets, spotting scopes, mats, slings (and dare I say decent eyesight) is definitely a draw for casual shooters to take it up.

With regards to getting up, and the aging population of prone shooters, everyone fights over firing point 4, it's against the wall and we installed a hand rail to assist getting up and down! lol

Prone shooters regularly shoot on Weds nights if you'd like to pop over and catch up one night :)
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One last question…. Magazines. Good quality? Capacity? Availability and are they bespoke, or an adopted pattern…

I feel a “spend” coming on…
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#14 Post by TattooedGun »

The magazines are polymer with polymer followers. currently only 10 round mags available - can be modified pretty easy to hold one extra round (which helped me at a comp this weekend).

https://riflemags.co.uk/cz-sp-01-shadow ... -magazine/

This is them (Exactly - I bought 2 extra from here).

Work well, seem sturdy, no mag issues so far in 500 rounds, but that's only 50 mag reloads (across 3 mags for the most part).

Shield have developed and awaiting release of the extension which should see the capacity on the mags jump up to circa 22 rounds IIRC - these will likely be £40 each for the extenders, on top of magazine cost. - the pistol comes with 3 unextended mags.
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Is the frame a real CZ frame and is it alloy or steel ? I shoot a steel frame 75 compact (steel ) in Czech and was on the point of buying a shadow 2 pre covid wondered how they would compare ?
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Aluminium frame, steel slide :good:
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Again, suitable for left handed?
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#18 Post by Sim G »

I reckon it would be, but perhaps not comfortably until a standard mag release was fitted. That big button looks like it could foul the trigger finger.

Looking at pictures on t'web, it has an ambidextrous safety.
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I too had a fondle of the KMR at the Target Shooting Show and was highly impressed. I was very tempted to chop in my GSG 1911 until I discovered the price.
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+1 for the Shield S01
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