Rick Holly
The competition is moving to Tarawa Reunion on Facebook. This will allow shipmates who are not members of the forum to participate.
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TRCJB
Question, because of special security restrictions related to my job, I do not have a Facebook account. So how can I partcipate in the 2015 Online Top Gun Competition.

Thanks,

Jo Brownmiller
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John Green
Okay, this sucks............I NEVER was a big fan of Facebook to begin with. Now I have to scroll through the timeline just to find the rules. UGH....................!
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Rick Holly
I don't like Facebook. It is a necessary evil with the reunion. But it seems the majority of Americans use it. Tarawa Forum is going private, so I don't know what you can do. In a few months, the forum should be down to 15 or 20 members only.
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Rick Holly
Go here for the rules...

http://www.tarawareunion.com/tarawatopgun.html
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
Go here for the rules... http://www.tarawareunion.com/tarawatopgun.html

Yeah, I already found it. Thanks anyway Rick.
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John Green
I definitely need a different gun for the competition. I can't shoot it accurately enough to compete with it. Plus, I have a hard time zeroing in on my front sights at that distance.
Speaking of.................I didn't see anything in the rules about competition type of guns being allowed or not. Can you enlighten me on that subject?
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Rick Holly
I don't see why not during the odd number years. It cannot have laser sights. During the even number years, everyone shoots the same gun in Las Vegas. But I'm just giving my two cents. What do the rest of you think?
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John Green

10 shots per target (1 miss)
7 yards
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12 yards (3 misses)
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17 yards
1st attempt (5 misses)
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17 yards
2nd attempt (5 misses)
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30 rounds
7 yards (My last two rounds I aimed black dot in the at the lower left corner. First shot I missed, second one hit.
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Rick Holly
John, how long were you at the range that day?
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
John, how long were you at the range that day?


About 45 minutes
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Steve Stanfill
John, practice makes perfect.  Is this one of your handguns or a rental?  For the competition, you can use any caliber, 9MM and larger.  But that is already in the rules.  For the Reunion Competition, we will use 1911 .45s.  Many manufacturers make them, so whatever the range has in stock for rental is what we will use. 

For the 2016 Reunion, we will fire 10 rounds to get a feel for the gun and you will review the target to see if you need to make any corrections in aiming.  Then fire 10 rounds with the same gun for the score. 

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Steve Stanfill
TRCJB wrote:
Question, because of special security restrictions related to my job, I do not have a Facebook account. So how can I partcipate in the 2015 Online Top Gun Competition. Thanks, Jo Brownmiller

Jo, you can mail your target to me and I will upload it for you.

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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Well, I normally shoot around 10 to 12 yards and seeing that target is tough.  I'm going to the range today, I'll see how bad things are at 15 yards.

Just for clarification, do you consider .380's, 38's and .357's smaller than a 9MM or are they acceptable?

I'd like to point out that all 3 use a bullet the same diameter as the 9MM (.356/.357).  The main difference is bullet weight/design.

Just an observation from a reloader (I load all 4). 
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Well, there's good and bad news from the range.

The good news is that I can see the holes the .45 makes in my shot-n-see targets at 45'.  A 9MM might be a problem.

The bad is, I need to practice a lot more at that range.  LOL
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John Green
Steve Stanfill wrote:
John, practice makes perfect.  Is this one of your handguns or a rental?  For the competition, you can use any caliber, 9MM and larger.  But that is already in the rules.  For the Reunion Competition, we will use 1911 .45s.  Many manufacturers make them, so whatever the range has in stock for rental is what we will use. 

For the 2016 Reunion, we will fire 10 rounds to get a feel for the gun and you will review the target to see if you need to make any corrections in aiming.  Then fire 10 rounds with the same gun for the score. 



Stan, I just can't seem to find enough time to hit the range and practice. Too much work plus all the upkeep and work around the house.
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