Monthly 2-Gun Action Challenge Match

In addition to studying and researching unusual firearms, I enjoy shooting, and like to take any opportunity I can get to get trigger time with the more obscure designs out there. The local 2-Gun Action Challenge Match gives me a great opportunity each month to try out a new firearm in an environment designed to simulate some of the rigors of actual combat use. If a gun is going exhibit malfunctions or handling problems, they will probably come to light when you are reloading under pressure, running, shooting from unorthodox positions, and so on. I enjoy the physical challenge of the match, and it’s a great way to get a new perspective on different firearms designs.

I didn’t have an unusual pistol to use this month (I used my trusty Argentine Ballester Molina automatic), but I had a semiauto Madsen LMG for the rifle portion. The Madsen was the first light machine gun design to see practical military service, and was also one of the longest-serving guns of its type. The Madsen first came on the market in 1902, was being manufactured new into the 1950s, and was in service internationally until the 1990s, notably with Rio de Janeiro police teams. I will be posting a video on the Madsen’s operating system and mechanical details next week, but I figured it would be fun to post the video from this past weekend’s match using it…