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Whick Glock for shooting pins?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by marca, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. marca

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    A few local ranges have Bowling Pin shoots once or twice a month. I think I'd like to give it a try. Anyone out there shoot pins? Which Glock do you use? Right now I have a 26, 19, and a 17. Will 9mm topple pins? I also have a 30 which I shoot pretty well out to 21 feet, which may not be much use for pins, unless of course they are set up at 21 feet.
     
  2. Jakk

    Jakk Millennium Member

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    It depends on how the course is set up. Do they have tables where you have to physically push the pins back 3 feet before it falls off? Or are they using a sawhorse or something similar, where you simply have to knock the pin over?

    If a sawhorse setup, go with whichever gun you shoot the best. Of those listed, I'd use a g17.

    However, if they use a table you will want as much bullet mass as you can get. The .45 ACP is an excellent round for pushing pins back off of a table. Go slow and get good solid hits.

    For pins, I use either a .45 or a 10mm.
     

  3. TimP

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    we have 2 types of matches. "sawhorse" and "table".

    for sawhorse I use a G34 with loads that make about a 130pf.

    Table I use a G35 with 200gr lead reloads pushing 160pf. No real reason to go any more powerful.

    of the ones you listed stick with the G17
     
  4. cmzneb

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    .45 is THE pin gun. Of course as mentioned above if you are just shooting them off of rails/sawhorses, then the 9mm will work fine.

    G21 and G37 are my pin guns
     
  5. marca

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    Thanks for all of the useful feedback. I went to a shoot today and I started a new thread titled "Shot my first pin match and..." since it seemed appropriate.
     
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    With a 17 use a heavy bullet 147 grain.
    I use a .40 when shooting pins and 180 grain bullets.
    Vic