Monday, December 24, 2012

Efim Khaidurov has passed away



Efim Khaidurov was 87 years old.

Rest In Peace, Dear Efim.

Dmitry Osipkin:
Сегодня, 24 декабря 2012 года, на 87 году жизни, скончался выдающийся советский спортсмен, тренер и конструктор спортивного оружия Ефим Леонтьевич Хайдуров.

Пистолет был делом всей его жизни.

Защитив в 1959 году диплом на тему "Конструкция спортивного однозарядного малокалиберного пистолета произвольного типа" ставшего затем легендарным ТОЗ-35, Ефим Леонтьевич не только в последующем сам стал Чемпионом Мира, но и подготовил как минимум два десятка Чемпионов Мира, Европы и Олимпийских игр.

Наивысшим достижением его как тренера и конструктора был Чемпионат мира по пулевой стрельбе 1974 года, где пистолетная группа сборной СССР, тренируемая Ефимом Леонтьевичем и выступая с его пистолетами и револьверами ТОЗ-35, ХР-64, ТОЗ-36 взяла 12 золотых медалей из 14, в командном зачете не уступив никому высшей ступени. Это был колоссальный триумф !

Ефим Леонтьевич создал спортивные пистолеты ТОЗ-35, ТОЗ-35М, ХР-64, ИЖ-ХР-30, ИЖ-ХР-31, ХР-79, ХР-82, ХРБ-88, СП-08, спортивные револьверы ТОЗ-36 и ТОЗ-49, а также несколько образцов пневматических винтовок и пистолетов.
С его оружием спортсмены побеждают на соревнованиях самого высокого уровня и по сей день.

Он был моим учителем. Он научил меня искусству стрельбы и инженерному искусству, научил меня жить, не поддаваясь соблазну компромиссов, научил тому, что "9" - это промах, научил откладывать выстрел, отступать, готовиться и в конце концов достигать своего.

Ефим Леонтьевич, светлая тебе память, тренер, учитель, наставник. Я никогда не забуду то, чему ты меня научил.


Gary Anderson:
The worldwide family of shooters has lost a man who truly made a difference, as an athlete, designer of sporting arms and trainer. I extend my personal condolences to Yefim's family and to the family of Russian shooters.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Steyr LP10 new adjustment screw

Seems like Steyr Sport added new adjustment screw to fix the issue with the LP10 mechanical trigger.
The user manual (online pdf file) doesn't provide detailed information about this screw. But we suppose that screw fixes the problem described on linked page above.


CISM 2012 - 25m Center Fire Pistol

For everyone, who didn’t see last CISM 2012 results from Guangzhou (China).
Unfortunately I could not find photos on official CISM webpage.

Major Petriv Oleksander from Ukraine has kindly gave us following photo:

TOZ-49 Revolver and ammo from 1983.

Individual Ranking 25m Center Fire Pistol men:
  1. Maj. Petriv Oleksander
  2. SM DIKEÇ Yusuf (CISM Record holder 597)
  3. Capt XIE Zhenxiang
Would be nice to see Russian and US Army among participants... someday... again.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 6

Borrowed measurement box and had to cut about 7mm to fit the box.

OK

Length and height are OK now... Next step - width... about 2mm above the allowed 50mm. Sandpaper work.

Covering of hand-contact surfaces with paint tape before lacquering.

Clear lacquer.

The hand-contact surfaces are impregnated with linseed oil.




Blue - pistol frame.
Red - original grip.
Green - my new wooden grip.

Last week I ordered Dembart checkering tools from USA to finish my grip.


See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 5

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 5

Today's post covers making of palm shelf.

Working on the grip I had suitable rest piece of wood for the palm shelf.
Drew the contour and started to work with the chisel.

Chisel, rasp and sand paper.

Fits well.

Did two holes (two inox M4 screws). Made desired shape.

Cutouts for adjusting screws (rear sight).

Looks better and better...

I am satisfied.

I expect some work regarding fitting the measurement box 300 x 150 x 50 mm. I don't think, that pistol will fit in it now. Here 1-2mm and there 2-3mm. As always.
Shape is OK, but I will try it in two or three days... the hand should rest after hard work with the chisel before next shape corrections.

See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Once again about muscle control

Found here strelkovoe-oborudovanie.ru (by Alex Kudelin, SCATT co-founder).



Good sight alignment is important but muscle control is more important.

Brain activity.

Top row - beginners.
Bottom row - national team.

First column: eyes are closed
Middle column: eyes are simply opened
Right column: eyes are opened (sighting)

Think about it.

For me - no matter what brain activity is - but I see on the picture above that my feelings during the shooting must be approximately the same as standing with closed eyes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Steyr LP10 electronic trigger

Thanks to Elaxandru D., who has sent this screenshot.

I have heard about new trigger in May and now we have first confirmation. Steyr LP10 electronic trigger with USB-charging port. I have heard that new circuit is smaller and shooters, who have small hands, can have smaller grips.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4

Left parts glued together (water resistent wood glue). 24h under press.

The start of work on the form.

Don't forget to plug up the holes (wooden chips and dust may penetrate the holes).

Left side.


Small problem.The pistol will not pass box control (300x150x50mm).
But I don't care about it for now. The grip will be definitely smaller with the time.



Left side. Nice surface.

Fine.

See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Training in the winter season

Experiment.
Dry firing with the free pistol and a little bit of shooting with the air pistol (competitions only). From September 2012 till March 2013.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3

How to make exact hole not having plain perpendicular surfaces?
I prepared this paper template. Drill must be positioned between two pieces (parallel). See next photo.


Drilling 5.5mm hole for grip screw.

Fine.

Nice.

Very good.



This piece of wood is superfluous.

Palm shelf fixing screws and aluminium guiding "rails".

Rough shaped left and right parts of the pistol grip.


See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some facts and fotos

World Record 25m Pistol Women
594 IORGOVA Diana (Bulgaria)
31.05.1994 WC Milan (ITA)
Hämmerli 208


25m Pistol Women
LOGVINENKO Marina (Russia)
Barcelona 1992 - Gold
Atlanta 1996 - Bronze
IZH-35
LOGVINENKO Marina
5 Olympic Medals
Best Russian Olympic shooter


25m Standard Pistol Men
KUZMINS Afanasijs (USSR/Latvia)
was World and European Champion in this event
Hämmerli 208

Olympic Champion Kuzmins with KHRB-88


Shooters won 7 Olympic medals with these 17 hand made pistols

Sergei Alifirenko won two Olympic medals with his KHR-79


Rare foto. Alexander Melentiev. Moscow 1980.


UMAROV Makhmud (USSR)
Olympic Silver in free pistol in 1956 and 1960
Anatoli Poddubny wrote that he once saw his training target in free pistol.
One paper target. 60 shots. One "7" and one "8". Total sum about 585.