Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ISSF World Cup 2007 in Munich (videos, fotos)

These videos and photos I took myself in Munich during ISSF World Cup 2007.

Oleksandr Petriv (Ukraine). Olympic champion in 25m rapid fire pistol event.

Mikhail Nestruev (Russia). Olympic champion in 50m free pistol event, silver in air pistol.

Vladimir Gontcharov (Russia). Multiple medalist and ISSF/ESC top ranked shooter in different events.

130 photos from ISSF World Cup 2007 in Munich.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

.22 long rifle test

Small-bore ammo test. Sport pistol at 25m. 41 and 35 different small-bore ammos were tested.
Der KK-Munitionstest. Die Sportpistole auf 25m. Im Test 41 und 35 verschiedene KK-Munitionen.
Тест малокалиберных патронов. Стандартный пистолет на 25м. В тесте 41 и 35 разных видов малокалиберных патронов.
  1. Hämmerli SP20, Pardini SP, Feinwerkbau AW93 Light (1,03M).
  2. SAKO TriAce, Unique DES 69, Walther GSP (1,02M).
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Review of my Hämmerli SP20

I wanted to have a revolver for a center fire event, but I got an offer for a Hämmerli SP20. The price was okay and I could not resist. The pistol is almost new. The plastic Hi-Grip is better than I thought it would be. Nice pistol, good quality. Other photos of my Hämmerli SP20.
Positive sides:
  • Sights;
  • Recoil;
  • Trigger’s nature. I like it very much. It would be nice to have the same on Steyr LP10 and Feinwerkbau AW93. The trigger is so fine tuned, that I don’t know when the shot to expect;
  • Balance.
Negative sides:
  • Trigger shoe position is variable, but not enough. It’s in most front position now but it’s still not enough (I have small hand grip size M/S).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Speculations about SP-08


It is created by Efim Khaidurov and inherits some solutions of IZH-KhR 64, KhR 30/31, KhR-79. New pistol for .22 lr cartridges was created because of change in Olympic Games rules stopping the use of .22 short cartridge. Breechblock in rearmost position dampens its energy into moving mass. During firing pistol’s centre of gravity changes insignificantly. Pistol quickly returns to aiming mark. Pistol is fully made of steel processed on high-precision machines.

Biography: Efim Leontievich Khaidurov was born in 1925 in Buryatia (Siberia). He was interested in shooting from a childhood, being a teenager he was in USSR shooting team. After that he spent years training the best pistol shooters of USSR national team. At the same time he was designing and creating sport pistols. During WW2 at the age of 16 Efim worked at aircraft factory and got profession of a miller. Later he was able to create high quality pistols himself. After WW2 he entered the best technical school in Russia – Bauman Technical University. He learnt how to make machines but while taking part in shooting competitions for university team he conceived to create a match pistol. He designed match pistols TOZ-35, TOZ-35M, KhR-64, IZH-KhR 30/31, KhR 79, KhR-82 KhRB-88 and revolvers TOZ-36/49... Even 50 years after its creation his TOZ-35 pistol still remains one of the most effective match pistols widely used throughout the world. Other his models exist in several samples as they were made only for the best USSR sportsmen. For example, KhR-79 pistol was made only in 8 copies but nevertheless it won 7 golden medals in Olympic Games in different years.

At the present day Efim Khaydurov works as a Chief engineer in young DEMYAN Company. He makes new models of match pistols again and helps young engineers.

Source: DEMYAN Company website

Khaidurov SP-08 foto

In the last time I read many speculations about SP-08 sport pistol designed by Mr. Khaidurov together with Demyan Company. Also, I do not agree that SP-08 is soon on offer. Why? It’s very simple – any production of arms in Russia is absolutely forbidden (special licence needed). Yes, as always there are some exceptions, but... Damyan Company must have enough capital «to buy» one of those exceptions. Then I could enumerate at least next five reasons, but I am not interested to do it.

It’s very very very sad, that one of the best weapons’ designers of our era cannot produce his «child» in thousands of copies. The only way is to try to sell licence for production abroad. And I do not think that big concern as Walther (for example) would buy licence since Walther has already invested funds in its own pistol (SSP). May be Anschütz? Don’t make me laugh... only yesterday nearly bankrupt. May be small west company will do it? Are You crazy? Have You ever thought what costs such production from scratch? Try to imagine demands for the pistol, net-costs and end-price... Profit – near to zero or big minus. It isn’t problem of this pistol, it’s problem of sport weapons market (especially in Russia). No one will be rich here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

IZH-35M (User Manual / Bedienungsanleitung)

User manual und parts list for «IZH-35M».
Bedienungsanleitung und Bestandteile von «IZH-35M».

TOZ-35 (User Manual / Bedienungsanleitung)

User manual und parts list for «TOZ-35».
Bedienungsanleitung und Bestandteile von «TOZ-35».
Mode d’emploi und liste des pièces pour «TOZ-35».
Manual de usuario und lista de piezas de «TOZ-35».

Friday, September 4, 2009

Den Abzug der TOZ-35 Pistole schonen

Heutzutage ist es kaum möglich die Ersatzteile für TOZ-35 Freie Pistole zu kaufen. Aber ihr könnt das Leben eurer Pistole ein wenig verlängern. Und genau zu sagen – das Leben des Abzugsmechanismus. Den Rat, welchen ich jetzt euch erklären werde, habe ich vor 4 Jahren von einem guten Trainer bekommen.

Die TOZ-35 ist mit einem Stecher ausgerüstet (oder wie es in ehm. UdSSR bekannt war – «der Abzug mit dem Schneller/Akzelerator». Ja, ja - Wort für Wort). Beim Anstechen leidet das unten markierte Detail unter einem großen Druck.

TOZ-35. Der Abzug.
From TOZ-35

Den Druck auf den Teil beim Anstechen kann man so reduzieren:

  1. Auf das Abzugszüngel drücken und weiter so mit dem Zeigefinder halten.
  2. Auf den Stecher drücken und nicht loslassen
  3. Das Abzugszüngel frei lassen.
  4. Den Stecher-Hebel frei lassen.
  5. Fertig. Die Pistole ist zum Schuß bereit.

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