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This afternoon, I finally had a chance to try out my 22A in competition....we hot a steel plate match today. I am very please with the way this gun handles....the 39 oz weight is not really noticed, except that this gun is very accurate. It points naturally, and feeds the Federal bulk pack ammo like it was made for it. The trigger is about the smoothest factory trigger I've ever shot....the action is also very smooth.

This gun throws brass...in our match, we have two shooters that are about 15 - 18 ft apart....each shooer has 5 small steel plates at 7 yds, 5 larger steel plates at 25yds, and a stop plate at 15 yds. You can shoot whatever order you wish, but the stop plate must be the last target knocked down. When I was shooting from the left position, the other shooter was catching my brass "up side the head", down the shirt, and so forth....they finally asked me to shoot from the right station....another shooter also has a 22A, but he is left handed, so the angle of trajectory for the extracted brass is different.....

Having shot the 22/45 and the 22A in competition, I prefer the 22A. I am very glad I picked up this S&W....it's a keeper..... :D
 

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BH, in this particular match, we don't see scores or standings until the "season" is over. We shoot once per month.....I definately shot far better today than I have in the past.

Sheepdog, I really think the weight, in combination with the much smoother trigger helped me. I was able to recover from a shot and sight on the next target much quicker than with the 22/45.

We have an Urban Cowboy match next Saturday....I think that will be the real test of the 22A.....I think I will do well..... :D
 

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...that's why Johngoboom's Model 18 is so sweet...that weight sits in your hand real solid...I don't like ultralight handguns....I'd like to find an old HS Duramatic!!!
 

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John, I really think you would love this 22A with the heavy barrel. I really am impressed with it. In the steel plate match, with the Ruger, I was taking 19 and 20 rounds to knock down all 11 targets....with the S&W, I was averagine 12 shots on 11 targets, and they were finished....In my hand, at least, the 22A is a much better shooter.....
 
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