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Old 08-31-2020, 07:47 AM
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I bought some Pistolseed targets from the Appleseed store recently. I shot one set, just to give myself a baseline. Shot with my S&W Model 41. As far as shooting it, the targets are not hard to hit, but the time limits are no joke! I found that I had to shoot a lot faster than I normally do on the rapid fire stages. Throw in magazine changes as well, you have a challenge!

I'm not particularly fast on rapidly changing mags with my 41, I'll probably use one of my 1911's or H&K USP's next time, just for the ease of mag changes.

By the way, I shot a 220, the first time, I'll start practicing in earnest soon. I like a challenge.
I know you like a challenge...LOL. As an FYI, a 250 is possible...one of the Charter Pistol instructors has done it.
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I know you like a challenge...LOL. As an FYI, a 250 is possible...one of the Charter Pistol instructors has done it.
That's awesome, I'll start on practicing soon as the rain is finished here!
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I'm booked to attend the 09.17.20 event @ Pike's Peak Gun Club. Looking forward to shooting the PQT with my MKII 6 7/8!
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what is link to pistolseed targets? they don't show on the target page of Project Appleseed.
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Old 10-05-2020, 08:10 AM
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The targets have been redesigned and current inventory is being used up at Appleseed Pistol events. I would imagine that the new targets will be up soon-ish.
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Any pics of the pistol AQT targets?
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:11 PM
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Never mind, found them at the project appleseed store
https://store.rwvaappleseed.com/medi...%20Targets.jpg
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Has anyone attended using a revolver? Wondering how "mag changing" drills are handled, assuming speed loaders are a must have.

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Has anyone attended using a revolver? Wondering how "mag changing" drills are handled, assuming speed loaders are a must have.

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It's been tried, but I haven't seen it. I would say that it is probably impossible with a single action revolver that holds less than 11 rounds. I would say that a speed loader would be necessary for double action revolvers. It will be a challenge to almost anyone to qualify with a revolver, regardless.
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It's been tried, but I haven't seen it. I would say that it is probably impossible with a single action revolver that holds less than 11 rounds. I would say that a speed loader would be necessary for double action revolvers. It will be a challenge to almost anyone to qualify with a revolver, regardless.
... "almost anyone to qualify with a revolver"

unless his name is Jerry Miculek

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... "almost anyone to qualify with a revolver"

unless his name is Jerry Miculek

That was who I was thinking about.
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Unfortunately all the pistol events are too far for me to attend this year.

As an avid pistol shooter and competitor, I'm really curious how difficult the PQT is.

Ordered some PQT's from the Appleseed store to start practicing, but have a few questions still.

What is the start position?

Pistol in hand, condition 1, low ready? Second mag on table, or on body?

And regarding handedness...

Looks like stages 1,2, and 5 are strong side two-handed?

Stage 3 weak hand only, stage 4 strong hand only?

Also, scoring rules with relation to caliber?

Guessing there's a "9mm" or rule akin to the AQT "30cal" rule?

In that case, what if I used my .40 USPSA limited gun, or even a .45 1911?

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topfuel, in answer to your questions:

Start position is in hand(s) somewhere between low ready and on-target. I had my reload on the table.

Handedness is correct, stages 3 and 4 are weak and strong handed, everything else is strong hand supported by weak.

Scoring rules with relation to caliber, we were told that if you wanted a 9mm or 45 rule then you should shoot that caliber. No freebies there.

I would describe the PQT as more challenging than difficult. Like anything else, some will struggle with it and others won't. I shot the PQT three times and qualified three times. Twice with a Ruger 22 pistol to start and then with a S&W 625 revolver to show myself that I could manage it.

Yitty, to your question: "Mag changing" drills are handled by the numbers just like pistols. Start loaded with six, reload with four for a total of ten. If somebody gives it a successful go without a speedloading device, I want to be there to watch.

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Old 05-30-2021, 08:41 AM
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RAH, thanks for the thorough reply!

Also came across this excellent blog post about the PQT.

Having taught many folks the basics of pistol shooting, looks to me like RWVA got the difficulty level about perfect. Unintimidating to the experienced shooter, but a lofty goal for the novice.

You've just set the bar for me... running the 625 is impressive. All double action with major PF loads? At least the reload speed is no factor. And those big 'ol cheatin' bullets...

This will turn into a game of brinksmanship among my circle of friends real quick... breaking out more and more challenging guns...

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topfuel,

I wish I could take credit for doing the course entirely double-action and with major loads but, alas no.

The loads weren't powder puff by any means but I wouldn't show up at a chrono test with them and bet on making it through. If my calculations are correct somewhere around 160 would be likely.

I did shoot the first four stages all double action but in racing the clock I knew I had thrown a couple of rounds and was in all honesty concerned. Stage 5 the slow fire, I took my time, shot it single action and was as precise as I could be. Scored nine fives and a four for a total of 98 that boosted me to where I needed to be.

I concur with the correctness of the difficulty level.

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