Really? What was the most noticeable difference between the S&W 41 and the MP95E?Bohunk said:Sold my M41 S&W last fall cause I hddn't shot a match with it since I got my Benelli MP 95E. My first score with the Benelli was 11 points higher than I EVER shot with the Smith.
Thanks for all the info. I have been going to the range every week and looking for someone shooting the above, but everyone around here has MK IIs, Buckmarks, Sig Trailsides, or less attractive tools.Tacoma said:I've got a Pardin SP (which can be found in he used market for less than $800). It has a similar overall design as the Bennelli. The forward mag, raked grip angle and recoil reduction system tends to put the weight out front and lock your wrist as mentioned. It's an ISU /Olympic type design that is allot different from the military style/ angled grip of the 41. Some folks like that, some don't. FWIW, I shoot the Pardini significantly better than the Ruger MK II, S&W 41 and Walther OSP I tried before.
Recomend you find a bullseye /Gallery league and beg a few shots with both before you drop that kind of $.
Lastly, you should be able to find a nice broken in 41 with dot and lots of mags for well under that budget.
Wow! That is a pretty good endorsement. Did you find the MP95E locally, or did you have it shipped? If shipped... from where?wayne38 said:I've got 2 Model 41's and one Benelli MP95E. Get the MP95E. Bohunk is right. The grip locks your wrist in a pleasant position which makes it very forgiving of mistakes. I don't have a Pardini (next thing I buy) but I do have a Walther GSP (with all the goodies) and 2 Hammerili's. I like the MP95E best because of the balance.
Great info! ThanksCraigJS said:If he got it new he got it here.. http://www.benellipistols.com/ Thats where the importer for the USA is, Larry's Guns. Thats also where I got mine.. The grips will add aprox. 190.00 to the gun. (best money i've spent gun wise) If you can also get a couple of extra mags. It comes with one 9 round, I ordered 3 extra 6 rounders ( again I don't regret that either). If you want to put a "dot" site on it he also has mounts (aprox.15.00). The grips on mine and I'm sure Bohunks 95E are Nills, he now carries Rink. I've heard that they are equal to Nills. (no personal exp.) They seem pricey, but if you can come up with the money, and want a great shooter, put the 95E on your short list!
I'd never seen one or handled one when I bought mine (tax refund), and had been shooting an IZH35M (still have it). I also raised my best 20 points in Gallery. This was after shooting the 35M for almost 1 year and 18 weeks of league. I owned the 95E for only about 6 weeks and shot the improved scores the last 2 weeks of my second Gallery league.( 10 weeks each league)
Check one out!
I did some looking around for a Baikal too, but they are somewhat hard to find.Orgnoi1 said:I really like my two Baikals... they shoot really good and you may be able to find one around still...
Never been to Camp Perry. What seemed to be the most popular? If I had to guess I would say S&W 41 and HighStandard.obx22 said:Following this thread with much interest:
I've owned or fired a S&W 41, HighStandard Citation & Trophy, Rugers Competition Slabside, Buckmark target, and several very accurate revolvers. Tests from the bench show most have a comparable level of accuracy, with a custom barrel on my Citation being the most accurate. But this is all mechanical accuracy, not err, shootability.
I've handled the IZH, Benelli, Trailside Competition, Pardini, Walther, Hammerli 208, Sako Tri-Ace, as well as a 1911 clone who's name escapes me. They all felt real good in the hand, but I couldn't hazard a guess as to which would be more "shootable", I've always opted for mechanical accuracy and tried to learn the gun.
On competitors row at Camp Perry, it was interesting to notice the narrow selection of rimfire pistols available.
I haven't seen a Colt Match Target Woodsman. Are they hard to find? What do they go for?papa shooter said:I shoot a Colt Match Target Woodsman for bullseye and I don't think there is anything better. It shoots standard velocity ammo and has the best factory trigger on just about any of my pistols. Papa
Thanks for the info. Nice list! :twayne38 said:The 3rd Series lists for around $950 @ 100% in the 25th Edition of the Blue Book. Colt stopped making them in 1977. I ordered one new in 1977 but they had sold out and I had to settle for the Colt Woodsman Target. It took me 15 years to find one at a gun show and cost me $500 in 1992. The trigger is really sweet but it is not an Olympic target pistol. If you and I are going to shoot for score I'm going for 1) Benelli MP95E, 2) Walther GSP, 3) Hammerli 208, 4)Hammerli 280, 5)High Standard Supermatic w/ported barrel, 6) Colt Woodsman Match Target, 7) High Standard Victor, 8)S&W Model 41-7" in that order. that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. If I had ever shot my Browning Medalist I'm sure that it would be in there somewhere as will be a Pardini when I get it. DO NOT GET THIS DISEASE!!!!