Posted 23 November 2003 - 07:38 PM
We had about six sets, and it was very low-key competiton -- a lot fun. Shooting paper plates, trying to avoid hitting "hostages," etc. When the smoke cleared, Beechnut came in first overall and first in the "Traditional" category -- Thompsons and the Sten. The other category was modern. It was interesting to note that we 3 Tommygunners did very well in comparison to the modern guys. If you had lumped both categories together, the 3 Thompsons probably would have been in the top six (I didn't keep close count.)
It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the shoot.
Posted 23 November 2003 - 09:11 PM
Posted 25 November 2003 - 09:29 PM
I'm not knocking the weapon, the TSMG has some shining qualities that make it controllable and accurate. The weight is a plus for controllability, fortunately we didn't have to jump any fences in the match. The rate of fire is a plus for controllability. Personally the TSMG fits me well, length of pull are good, it points well. Downsides, the recoiling mass is large, the trigger is heavy, sights are bleh. I regretfully sprang for a Lyman sight, and am a little disappointed.
In retrospect I would get an L sight now. So far, I haven't been able to get the peep to stay in place. (It wants to ride up to a higher elevation setting during firing)
All that being said, if I had a pile of subguns, I think I'd pick up a Colt 635 with a Gem Tech Talon SD upper for the ideal subgun match weapon. (I guess this relates to the M16 vs TSMG thread) Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on which side of the fence you're on) I only have one machinegun, and it's a WH. Maybe the next insane gun purchase can be a registered receiver M16.
Posted 25 November 2003 - 11:00 PM