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    10m pistol rules

    So I've bought this Drulov target pistol (DU 10) which is a co2 five shot semi auto.
    I've really bonded with it and at home am getting some great results considering I haven't done any serious shooting for years.
    So here's the thing
    Would it be allowed to use in a 10m competition
    environment if I ever get to that stage.
    The semi auto can easily be bypassed by simply loading one pellet at a time rather than five and size wise it appears to be of very similar dimensions to my FAS 6004.
    I'm left handed and the pistol is right so I'm thinking of splashing out on some Rinks but want to clarify this first.
    If all the pistol is ever going to be a precision plinker then I might as well just carry on with it as is.

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    First of all download the NSRA Rules and refer to the pistol section.

    You will find that there is reference to the ISSF rules for air pistol specifications. These may be downloaded from the ISSF website and iirc the air pistol specifications are in para 8.12, the Specification Table

    HTH

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    I know that the LP5/LP50 and similar indexing pistols can be used in precision 10m by using a single shot magazine, but I believe the trigger isn't quite as good because of the additional parts in the mechanism. If the DU10 trigger is anything like my GP45, it is a long way from being like the trigger for a dedicated single shot match pistol.
    How weapons control at a match would view it - I just don't know. My first experience was with a Gamo Compact, and the guy doing the checks was completely confused by it - they only ever see PCP's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modski66 View Post
    I know that the LP5/LP50 and similar indexing pistols can be used in precision 10m by using a single shot magazine, but I believe the trigger isn't quite as good because of the additional parts in the mechanism. If the DU10 trigger is anything like my GP45, it is a long way from being like the trigger for a dedicated single shot match pistol.
    How weapons control at a match would view it - I just don't know. My first experience was with a Gamo Compact, and the guy doing the checks was completely confused by it - they only ever see PCP's.

    Do they still put your pistol in a wooden box to make sure it complies with rules regarding dimensions?
    Surely then anything that fits in it would be a legitimate competition pistol if single shot.

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    They were still using the box the last time I competed, the other check is the minimum trigger pull of 500 grams, but I don't think they really study how each pistol functions.
    I suppose it's going to be down to individual inspectors as to whether they think it qualifies. It might be worth studying the rules to see if there is anything about multi-shot pistols in single shot competitions, and if there are any exclusions.

    You might just end up being forced to buy another pistol...
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    If you can load a pellet singly, (and do so), if it fits the box, and lifts the 500gm weight, and the grip is legal (rules on palm shelf limits), and a standard grip is legal, then it will pass EC, its legal and you could use it.

    That said, as a 10 mt single shot match pistol, its not over competitive compared to a modern PCP, or even a true single shot match pistol of any age, but they are great fun. We had one as a club pistol for five shot, the trigger is a a bit agricultural, and from my recollection of our old club one is it would lift the weight easily, its was quite heavy, if you tried to get the trigger even close to 500 gms, as soon as you touched the trigger it would go fully auto!

    Brrrrrrrp! All gone! Great fun but a bit disconcerting for those not aware or expecting it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinC View Post

    trigger is a a bit agricultural

    Robin
    Indeed
    Mine alternates between two and three stages.

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    I started comps with an Steyr LP5 then went to an LP10 more refined trigger
    Rink grips tended to be undersize,their medium was most peoples' small

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    I would ponder the wisdom of spending much money on the grips. If you can buy or make appropriate grips for under 50, then it is a cheapish experiment. Otherwise suggest watching for a good second hand target pistol that is more suited to what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McTrucky View Post
    I would ponder the wisdom of spending much money on the grips. If you can buy or make appropriate grips for under 50, then it is a cheapish experiment. Otherwise suggest watching for a good second hand target pistol that is more suited to what you want.
    No problems there for me.
    I have a nice ambidextrous FAS 6004 which goes well.
    I can't see the problem with making something work better for you if you really like it.
    Not every decision in life has to be about practicalities

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    I'm not too aux fax with many of the rules, but for sure; the palm shelf has to be flat, my OR 10 failed due to sculpting on it. The box is still used as is the 500g weight for trigger pull. I think you would have to have a single shot mag or be able to load manually. There are a lot of regs about grips. I think the best first off is to check out the rules using the link provided to be sure.

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