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    Default Snubby Challenge

    I like the idea of a subforum for online competitions so I will contribute one.

    This is a competition we ran on the Georgia Forum last year. It's for 5 shot snub nose revolvers.

    I call the drill 5^5 for short. The ability to put 5 shots in 5 inches at 5 yards in 5 seconds 5 times in a row. The idea came from Gila Hayes' excellent book Effective Defense The Woman, The Plan, The Gun. It's not terribly hard with a service pistol but it can be difficult with a snub.

    No called flyers. Every shot is for record, even if you have a flinch, sneeze, etc. You have to shoot in double-action mode. The gun can be DA/SA, but for this challenge don't thumb-cock the hammer. Range ammo is OK. It doesn't have to be full-power defensive ammo. Wadcutters, FMJ, all-lead round nose, whatever.

    I made a template 5 inches in diameter with a 1 inch hole in the center and then spray painted 6 targets on the back of a paper silhouette target. You could use a CD also, which is 4 3/4 inches in diameter. The first target is to confirm your zero and the others are shot for record.

    You can time it with a shot timer like I did or have someone measure you, as 5 second PAR time, with a stop watch.


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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    I forgot to mention that starting position is low ready.

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    I would probably give this a try but I don't have any snubby revolvers..

    I still may try it with my 4" sometime though..

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    I think its a pretty cool idea!
    Repeal the 17th Amendment

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    I just registered. Is this challenge still active?

    Terry
    "One Shot, Twelve Kills - U.S. Naval Gun Fire Support"

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
    I just registered. Is this challenge still active?

    Terry
    Not per se. But the drill did make it into Concealed Carry Magazine. https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/ccm...the-month/5-5/

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
    I just registered. Is this challenge still active?

    Terry
    Given the low level of activity in this forum I consider all challenges as open forever.

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    I am definitely giving this a try as my primary carry is a snubby

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge



    I dont know why I had it in my head that it was one target for sight in and 4 for score. I think I threw away the sight in target.
    No matter, there is no way I will do better than this.

    This was with a S&W 638-3 using my own 158gr Semi Wad Cutter reloads.
    The rings are traced from an old CD.

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    Default Re: Snubby Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Remington788 View Post
    Good for you for trying it out.

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