Yesterday we had a Wheel Gun Championship match at our club. This was the first time I've shot a revolver in a match. Truth be told, I've not practiced much with my revolver either. Last fall I had a few hours of practice with my S&W 625 because I thought the wheel gun match would be held in the fall. But it wasn't. I set it aside for the winter, concentrating on my skills with my M&P in SSP. Last week I dusted off the 625, found some .45 RN ammo I loaded last year, and hit the range with about 200 or so rounds. I also did maybe 15 minutes of dry firing at home on Friday night just to get some more practice on reloading.
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Accuracy is another story. I had 49 points down in the match, with 3 mikes, and two hits on non-threats. Why? Well, first of all, I haven't practiced much with this gun, so what did I expect? Second, the double action trigger is nicely tuned, but it's still a DA pull and I'm not used to that. I could get used to it, I believe, if I really wanted to spend some serious time practicing with this gun. I just don't know if I want to do that. I don't even know if I will keep the gun. Selling it and getting a new 2011 is tempting. I surely could have increased my accuracy if I would have slowed down, but slowing down significantly would have hurt my score.
So all in all, the match was fun. It was interesting and enjoyable to shoot a wheel gun in an IDPA match. But I think I'll stick with my autos for a while.