This Hybrid charity match was setup by the Down Zero Team here in the Seattle area. This match is a charity event to benefit and raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancer. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Movember non-profit organization and the Prostate Cancer Foundation on behalf of the Northwest Men.
8 USPSA type stages but using IDPA time-plus scoring which forces everyone to be very accurate as one point down = half a second. It’s VERY painful when you run a stage in typical USPSA style and get 11points down.
That said, it was a fun match, great weather, super cold though. I managed to squeeze in a division win even after screwing up a few stages. You’ll see them on the video.
Read more about the two charities that this match is donating to.
Was very happy to be finally able to shoot this match but after driving an hour, I realized that I forgot to take my rig with me (belt, holster and mag pouches). With the help of the range staff and a few friends (they’re such good people), we found a spare CR Speed holster for the Glock. It didn’t really fit as the trigger guard area was too big for my 2011. Allen Range and his McGuyver mind went into overdrive and fashioned a spacer with pieces of cut up plastic from the USPSA Scoring template and some duct tape. Also, he had to modify the locking mechanism and the muzzle nipple so it’ll fit.
Allen then loaned me one of his CR Speed mag pouches and I’m off to the races.
The folks in the shooting community are all upstanding individuals who are super helpful and will always go to lengths to make things work for you.
Thanks Allen!! Sorry for beating you by one place using your handiwork
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Fun USPSA match at Marysville Rifle Club’s monthly in Marysville, WA. It was a late start for me with lots of stupid mistakes but got better as the day progressed. We started on Stage 4.
My plan all along was to bling up my Open Division blaster by making it as shiny as possible. I had polished the slide to a shine and always wondered how to turn my C-More Serendipity chrome since it’s made of plastic. I recently bought a “chrome” like spray paint from Rust-O-Leum and spray it on a spare C-More that I had sitting around. After drying for two weeks, it looks decent. Not exactly chrome but a bright silver I would say.
What do you think?
As you can see, not really chrome.
Was worried that the shiny exterior will impact how I view the dot but as you can see, it’s pretty decent.
Even with light shining at it, the dot is clear and the ring doesn’t get in the way.
Here’s my view of the PB match on Sunday. Silly, stupid mistakes. My dot was too bright on Stage 4 – Pushy and what I thought was my dot was actually the reflection artifact from having the dot too bright shining on the lens. That’s why I missed that headshot from such a close distance.
and my weak hand is…. weak.
Ahh.. the Pacific Northwest. The rain is back! Oh how I miss shooting while everything is wet. Still a fun match though, and I shot decently and came in third behind the usual suspects, NickH (GM) and TimR (M). Those guys are fast!