Yesterday we took a look at the history and operation of the Wilkinson Arms Linda, and today I have it out at the BackUp Gun Match. Since I don’t have iron sights on mine, I fitted with with a period-correct Weaver Qwik-Point fiber optic red dot sight.
Overall, the Linda performed much better than I expected. All of my magazines were reliable, and the gun itself is quite accurate. This is to be expected, though, as it is a fixed barrel design with a similarly fixed optic (ie, not on a reciprocating slide) and it has a remarkably good trigger. It was so good that the match turned out to be a bit anticlimactic, as I only needed to fire 15 rounds in total. On the last stage, by the way, the targets were three paper silhouettes, and my penalty was for not shooting them in the required order (near to far). Whoops!
We will definitely be bringing this Linda back again, in a context better suited to it’s magazine capacity and overall not-crummy performance!