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7m Group. My Best So Far.....

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Nubble, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Nubble

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    I've had my CP1 for about a month now and been really enjoying it. Popping out into the back garden for half an hour or so. Shoot a few targets, experiment with my grip and hold, my aim, sitting standing etc etc.

    I've not shot a pistol for 30 plus maybe 40 years and that would have been informal back yard plinking as a kid. One thing I never shot with a pistol were targets! It had to be toy soldiers or tin lids etc

    To be honest I have only tried shooting one handed once in the last couple of weeks and the results were not encouraging so I admit to wimping out and shooting the majority of the time using two hands and playing around with grip and hold whilst mostly standing. Sort of 70% standing 30% sitting. My accuracy is improving but really I think I should be shooting one handed coz really I'm cheating.


    Anyway today I thought I'd have a 'proper' go at standing one handed shots. 10 shots straight off as I thought that 'practicing' would eventually make my aim too wobbly.

    I counted out 10 pellets and concentrated on my breathing and hold whilst trying to squeeze the trigger as smoothly as possible and trying to get each shot off in less than 10 seconds from raising the gun but without rushing!!!. I did have to pause a few times as I was taking too long and had to drop, compose and re-aim, also because the birdies kept coming into the garden to feed and bathe. I remained still and they accepted I was there and carried on. At one point a Dunnock came into the garden and stopped me (??) for about 20 mins as it rummaged around for things to eat just yards from me. Great.

    After all the interruptions I managed to shoot all 10 shots (took about 45 mins!) and I couldn't wait to see the results. Sadly shots 8 and 10 were dropped a bit low but I was very happy with the other 8. :D

    I still think that a lighter trigger spring would help but haven't got as far as playing around with that yet.

    7m RWS Geco.

    Sorry but I forgot the ubiquitous 5p/2p. The bull measures approx 27mm!
    Ignoring the two low shots the group is around 30/31mm edge to edge.

    Cheers
    Nubble

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    Pretty good Nubbs, keep at it :thumb:

    Ray
     
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    Nice to read how well you are doing. I got my CP1 a couple of weeks back and have used it at 6yds and 10m with varying success, or is it failure? I will persevere though and in the UBC 10m competition it really doesn't matter if you hold it two handed, at the end of the day it's what You are enjoying doing. Anyway, if they didn't want you to rest that stock in the palm of your other hand why would they have made it so large and flat?.........Oh, I've just been told it's for cracking walnuts!
    I had one pistol from age 13, a ZVP Slavia, and stupidly sold it after 55years. I regretted it so much I bought first an HW45 followed by six more CO2's springers and SSP's and just added the CP1.
    I wish I could get a group as good as yours with the CP1 though!
    Joining the UBC and doing their online competitions has certainly helped and forces me to use every pistol at least once a month and I am definitely improving the more I use them.
    Good luck with yours
    All best
    Jim
     
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    Thank you Ray. :D
     
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    Superb. Thanks Dag. Think given time (and different location) I will push it out to 10m but for the moment I'm limited to max 9m in the garden but I would need to move a few things (or "tidy up all that junk of yours" as Mrs Nubble would put it)

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    Damn it Nubble you're not doing a very good job at helping me not to buy one of these lol
     
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    You know it makes sense! And Mrs Hall said 'yes you can have another gun Mikey'.
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    Only because she thinks I only have a couple already as they "look the same";)
     
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    Well Nubble, I think you're doing fine & dandy with those results. It don't matter about the hold...it's what's comfortable and natural for you. Anyway, I favour the double hold and from a kind of bench-rested position on top of my wheelie bin at 10m with both HW40 and 75.

    I am very interested in how the CP-1 performs, as I keep going back to this one when I get another pistol itch (that's if I can sneak one past the Obermeister). Why don't women get it? :shrug:they have shoes, clothes & handbags.............we have cars, motorbikes and airguns.

    So keep us posted or perhaps do a review on this one please. Is it the SMK Victory with the left hand bolt action? Also is it .177? Oh and GECOs are spot on for this range.........I understand domes don't always work that well with some CO2 pistols.

    Plink and be happy.
     
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    Thanks Ginnel Gunner, still playing around with the hold and doing my best to shoot 1 handed. I will be testing it rested out to about 25 yards given time.

    If you have 5 mins spare..... https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/cp1-co2-pistol-review.241632/#post-1823158


    Cheers.
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    Yes - great review Nubble. The only downside (from an aesthetic point of view) is the stock, it's kind of ugly. I prefer the SMK stippled dark wood version, but I guess it is essentially the same gun design. I'm looking forward to the results from your 25 yard rested shooting :thumb:.
     
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    Yes indeed, I would agree with you there. The SMK stock is much nicer looking but was around £60 more than mine! To get the SMK set-up the same would have been over 100 notes more! Not justifiable. For a couple of hundred I would have gone for the Artemis PCP.
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    Mmmm.....price does come into it, I agree and certainly not justifiable for another 100 squidlets!

    The Artemis PP700s I presume? - a nice looker but PCP and to be honest I would want the faff of bottles and all that. I saw that AirgunShooting mag did a test on the Zasdar version last July. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that you going to have more fun with the CP-1 and I'm liking it more and more. Perhaps Santa will be a love this year?? :D.
     
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    Great article and my thanks to you for making me think about how to improve the looks of the , as you say 'kind of ugly', plain stock.
    Casting my mind back to receiving some wooden grips for my HW45 and thinking at the time 'how did he get that finish' I just typed into Gurgle ' Stippling a wooden pistol stock' and up popped a few Youtube videos etc.
    Yet to look at it fully but here's one for me to be getting the Dremel out to copy:

    Now will I dare to do it?
    Jim
    ps Or I really could put the boat out and do it this way:
     
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  15. Ginnel Gunner

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    Well Jim - choices, choices!

    I suppose it comes down to time and money. Which one do you have the most of ;) ?

    If you have the skill sets and the time, wouldn't it be nice to DIY - stand back and say; 'well I made a right mess of that one!' :mad:. Let us know how you got on please :).
     
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