Saturday, June 19, 2010
The original story from WFAA news is mysteriously missing from their website, so I performed a search and found this archived copy. This happened around February 16th, 2008 in Dallas, Texas.
From the video, it looks as though WWII veteran Pickett used the .22 Short Revolver.
When performing research on my NAA .22 Mini Magnum, I came across a large number of posts on forums across the web that were quite derogatory toward the accuracy of this small gun.
After shooting more than 500 rounds through mine, I've come to the conclusion that the people who put the gun down either don't own one, or have not practiced with it. With a gun as small as the Mini Mag, small hand movements result in rather large changes in bullet trajectory.
As you practice, pay particular attention to trigger pull and how it affects the angle of the barrel as the gun fires. A steady hand equates to on-target hits almost every time. On my gun, the aluminum sight came out if its detent before I ever shot it. I've never had a front sight on my gun, but that hasn't stopped me from hitting rather small targets from 50 feet with regularity.
These two videos prove my point rather well: