|A pretty good copy of the Taurus G92, except for the mag extention which allows space for the CO2 bulb.|
The other is a licenced copy of the Sig Sauer P226 X Five, the basic P226 has a shorter barrel and no beaver tail. This is an extremely comfortable pistol to hold and fire.
|The Sig P226 X5 fits my hand a treat|
|There is a high feeling of realism with this pistol.|
I bought a spare magazine when I found one in stock because they are not that common.
|Spare mag for the X Five, grab them when you can.|
I decided on a leg holster which I got off E bay for about a tenner, it velcros around any pistol and has a mag pouch as well. What I didn't notice until too late however was that there were no locking buckles for the two leg straps, however I found an old bum bag with the right size buckles on it, so off they came and the holster was fixed.
|Drop thigh holster would work loose around my leg with no retaining buckles.|
|Easily fixed after salvaging a couple of buckles off an old bum bag.|
I like the pistol on my thigh for a quick draw as I can have my arm relaxed down the side of my body with the pistol grip easy to grasp,
|Hand ready to draw, spare mag pouch at the front of the holster.|
this gives me time to draw,
|With the restraining strap released, the gun lifts smoothly from the holster.|
rack the slide as it comes up my body,
|Finger of the trigger till you're ready to fire, after this you can use your own one or two handed grip.|
then perfect a two handed grip as I push the pistol forward while aiming by focusing on the front post sight.
Next, I knocked up a load of metal target plates that angle down slightly so BB's rebound downwards and not at me,
|The steel plate rings out louder because it is suspended by wire.|
well not at my face at least! They tend to be 3 by 4 inches and either made from aluminium from old DVD player casings and the like,
|Aluminium makes more of a thud when hit by steel BB's.|
or steel from old heater covers which ring out when hit unlike the ali which makes more of a thud.
|Different metals and quality allow for different range of sound when hit.|
I really like the Three Gun style of competition shooting where you shoot set targets with either a pistol, a shotgun or an automatic rifle in whatever order the course demands. I have a shotgun, MP5 and H&K G36 in 6 mm airsoft, ideally I would like an airsoft M4 gas blowback and use my Crosman 1077 as the automatic shotgun as it is a smooth bore afterall.
|The Airsoft G36 is the orange and black one at the end, it's the only pic I have of it at present.|
|The Crosman 1077 makes an excellent stand in for an automatic shotgun, but at over 5 ft/lb you have to be extra careful about your backdrop.|
The fun is in the doing rather than showing on this blog, and it really is a lot of fun. I have a small woods I have permission to shoot in, so I set up different courses by hanging the metal plates from branches and seeing how quick I can run through them. Well, it keeps me happy.
All the best, Wing Commander Sir Nigel Tetlington-Smythe