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Today at the Backup Gun Match, I’m shooting a French Modèle 1892 service revolver. It’s a 6-shot revolver with a swing-out cylinder, chambered for the 8x27mm cartridge (often called 8mm Lebel, although it really shouldn’t be). I’ll be shooting in a mix of single action and double action as seems best on each stage. This particular 1892 was made in 1922 and is really rough on the outside but very nice on the inside.
All things considered, it’s not a bad gun. Definitely underpowered by modern standards, but that does make it a very pleasant gun to shoot, with minimal recoil. The sights are pretty decent for 1892, but the trigger is not great. Still, I think I was able to put up a pretty respectable performance.
General Rules for the B.U.G. Match:
Score is points minus time. Time is recorded as the number of full seconds only (ie, 5.75 seconds is scored as 5). All targets are worth up to 7 points. Steel that falls is full score, and 3 points per hit that does not cause it to fall. Paper targets are worth 7 in the head, 5 in the A zone, 3 in the C zone, and 1 in the D zone. Shoot as much or as little as you like; no penalties for missing or not engaging.
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