The “Why”

After spending time shooting semi-autos with significant recoil such as a pair of 10mm’s, I recently ended my shooting session with this pair of classic .22’s. I tried 12 different loads in each pistol and it was very difficult, almost impossible, to find one which didn’t come in at 1" or less for nine shots at 20 yds. Many of the groups were in the 3/4" to 7/8" range and I was surprised to find the Colt Match Target not only kept up with the High Standard Sharpshooter but actually came out slightly ahead.

I measured the six best groups fired by each pistol and found the High Standard averaged 0.958" while the Colt came in at 0.854". Now, 1/10 of an inch difference is not of any practical advantage, however it was very gratifying to me to find I could shoot the Match Target with its less-than-comfortable grip this well. Needless to say, I’m happy with my two newest acquisitions!