$10 entry fee - shoot twelve 1" dots, win an LCR - What would you use?

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    $10 entry fee - shoot twelve 1" dots, win an LCR - What would you use?

    Here's how it works. Shooter's Depot has these contests ever so often. This one is called sink the battleships.

    It's basically 12 1" dots. The dots are on outlines of ships (overhead view). There's one main ship with 4 dots and four smaller ships with two dots each. You can 'sink' a ship if you hit all the dots in the ship. If you do it doubles the score for that ship. Right now the high score is 14. The maximum score is 24.

    Here's the hard part, the targets are 21 feet away. If you were going to enter the contest, and I might, what gun would you use or what gun would you recommend I use? BTW, a .22 scores as if it were a .45. That is if you miss with a .22 and a .45 at the very same location would have cut the dot, then you get credit for the hit even though you didn't hit it.

    That doesn't seem quite right because just about anyone could shoot a good .22 better than a larger caliber. But that's the way it is. Makes me think about getting out the ol Ruger Mk II and doin' some shootin' with it. It has a wonderful trigger and target sights - maybe that's the way to go. After all, it scores like a .45.

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    21 feet, or 21 yards?

    Just asking for a little clarification; I can stack 8 rounds on the "X" at 21 feet with my 1911.

    ..21 yards, not quite so much.
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    .22 all the way.
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    Yep, my Ruger .22 Mk II with the trigger job.
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    22LR...no brainer IMO. I spent a few years that chewed up plenty of my time after our club started allowing 22LR pistols for Steel Challenge and I got stuck in stages because of squads...while I was using 9mm. I say take 'em down and win the prize. My bet is that everyone shows up with a 22LR anyway.

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    Another vote for .22. Although my colt 1911 is deadly accurate
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    I'd use a .22 with a 21 foot barrel.
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    If I was shooting something that I actually own, I would go with a Sig P-220. Otherwise I would just go with a good .22 range rental target pistol.
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    When I was shooting regularly I could nearly put an entire mag in a 1" dot with my Mark II. No questions that's the gun I would use.
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    I'd definitely go with the Mark II.
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    That is some good shootin' ! But, a 1" orange dot at 21' looks really small.

    Oh, I forgot this little detail, you only get 12 shots.

    And there's some strategy to consider too. there is one big ship (4 dots) and 4 small ships (2 dots each) E.g. let's say we get 6 hits and 6 misses. The score is dependent on which 6 you hit. If the 6 hits are: 3 on the big ship and 3 on three of the smaller ships, then you get 6 points. But if you sink a ship, i.e. hit all the dots in the ship, that doubles the score for that ship. So lets say our 6 hits get the 4 dots on the big ship and that's all we hit. We get 4 points, but we sunk the ship so we get 8 points.

    The same would be true for the smaller ships, but which ship should get the most effort?

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    ... you did say handgun, right?
    You know, I don't know that!!! I also don't know if we are restricted to iron sights - that could make a big difference too.

    Also I don't know if you can use a brace or a rest, i.e. the bench or divider for each lane.
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    I did some dry fire to see what it looks like. That dot, mine was actually 0.85", is incredibly small at 21', but what was surprising was the amount of mental focus and physical effort it takes, at least for me, to shoot that precise for 12 shots.

    In fact, I never got up to 12 shots; right now if I did, I'd be all over the place well before the 12th shot.

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    If I had a .22 pistol I would use it. So for me it would be my 1911......
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    Ditto on the .22 Match Pistol.

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