1st wheelgun...updated with my firs 18 shots

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gma1320

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Gonna shoot it today, took the custom wood grip off that is in the picture and put a hogue grip on it. Will post pictures later of my terrible shooting.
 
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gma1320

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1st 6 shots at 15 yards.

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2nd 6 shots 25 yards 3 misses

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3rd 6 shots 25 yards 2 misses
 

Mr Bya Lungshot

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Y’all just don’t know how to hold it yet.
Dig that back corner into your palm and reach for the trigger. Your middle finger will appreciate it.
 

StanB1

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Nice six-gun. You’ll probably find that your first group or two during most sessions will be your best of the day. After 15 or 20 shots, you’ll get a little sensitive to the recoil and start to anticipate the shot and flinch a bit. Have fun and be safe!
 

Darkhorse

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I doubt it will take 15 or 20 shots before he starts to flinch a little. A new shooter should limit him/her self to only 6 to 12 shots with heavy loads, at least for a month or two. To do otherwise could very well cause a flinch. That should be avoided at any cost as flinches can be hard to get rid of.
I have basically the same pistol except mine is blued. I bought mine in 1979 so I know firsthand how the effect from recoil accumulates after just a few shots.
I've found these pistols can be very accurate with the right loads. Often a few shots will be touching at 25 and 50 yards once you learn to shoot it.
 
I doubt it will take 15 or 20 shots before he starts to flinch a little. A new shooter should limit him/her self to only 6 to 12 shots with heavy loads, at least for a month or two. To do otherwise could very well cause a flinch. That should be avoided at any cost as flinches can be hard to get rid of.
I have basically the same pistol except mine is blued. I bought mine in 1979 so I know firsthand how the effect from recoil accumulates after just a few shots.
I've found these pistols can be very accurate with the right loads. Often a few shots will be touching at 25 and 50 yards once you learn to shoot it.
You're right, and to think, there are guys out there shooting the .454 and up. The .454 has 75 % more recoil than the .44.
 
the way I learn not to flinch.

Have someone else load the gun, skipping a few cylinders. Make sure you can't or at least don't look at the gun or the cylinder. Sight at your target and practice a slow, controlled squeeze. If you are flinching, it will be obvious when the gun gets jerked around and there is no pew pew.

after a few embarrassing 'shots' where the gun is practically thrown across the room, you will really concentrate on making sure you don't move and the gun will magically go boom and you will hit the target, right where you were aiming the whole time
 
I use to shoot quite a bit with a Blackhawk, but got rid of most of them and started shooting the Redhawk. It is a double action, with a better grip than the Blackhawk, which tends to walk around in your hand a bit after a few shots.

Someone mentioned the .454 in a Super Blackhawk... the good thing about those is you can shoot .45LC in them for practice. And .45LC is available in several different power loadings in factory ammo. You can get light cowboy loads, standard loads and heavier +P loads... then you can go full bore with the .454 loads. That makes it a pretty versatile gun, even without handloading
 
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