Not hugging trees or going organic. I’m talking about fiber optic sights. I’ve always been a fan of using red fibers in my front sights for all my guns until I started shooting a red dot sight on my Open Division gun. I’m so used to looking at a red dot with both eyes open and hitting where I place the dot (most of the time).
The problem comes when when I switch to another gun like my S&W 625 revolver for IDPA or USPSA, Kimber TLE RLII for single stack. I’m so used to looking at the dot that I forget that I need to align my rear sight. I’ll place the red dot where I want and pull the trigger wondering why I’m not hitting the target correctly.
So, I’ve decided to trick my mind with a simple color change :) Switch my fibers to green and voila! Now I would remember to align my rear sight because it’s different enough from my red dot.
Finally have a few months of not shooting during the off season, I’m back at the range. It’s rough as I haven’t been very diligent at dry firing at home. At least I got to pull off a 2nd place performance. Great day for shooting I have to say. Excited for the rest of the 2015 season.
IDPA just introduced the CCP division which is just a modified BUG division which was announced a while back, instead of the sought after Optics division. I don’t understand that decision. Instead of being a thought leader in the concealed carry space, they opted to make a minor change to their rules to make BUG a legitimate division.
Why can’t they do better?
With the popularity of Reflex / red dot sights these days many members are questioning why this isn’t a valid configuration for IDPA? Most people have RDS sights on their home defense guns, and on-body RDS carry is getting more and more popular. I can only see benefit for the club and the organization if they introduced the Optics division. It will invigorate the sport, stimulate the economy and boost their membership.
They can even help drive what kind of products that manufacturers create for the concealed carry market because it is being tested competitively.
This could be a symptom of a bigger problem related to the old-boys-club mentality of the gun community. The community has always been slow to adopt new things and new technologies. Example, the Internet, Online commerce, Social Media, Video and new technology for guns.
They need to be daring and move at the speed of the Internet or be left behind.
Paul Bunyan Rifle Club runs a Toys for Tots match every year to support the Toys for Tots Foundation. This year they raised $1,511 in cash and a ton of unwrapped toys for kids. Find out more about this awesome charitable foundation at http://www.toysfortots.org
208gr Hornady A-Max
10.7gr A1680 Powder
Winchester Small Rifle Primers
Reshaped Lake City 556 Brass
Fun fun match! IDPA Scoring hurts like crazy though. This was a charity match setup by the DownZero club here in Seattle. It is to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness. Did you know that Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men? and it’s deadlier than breast cancer?
if you’re over 40,do yourself, and more importantly, your family, a favor and schedule an appointment to have it checked.
Final match of the season for Marysville as they shut down for the winter. Had a great time with a bunch of funnies in the squad. Weather was great albeit cold as heck. I think I shoot better in the cold. Came in 2nd behind NickH of course.
Also tried out the new Polaroid Cube camera instead of my usual Contour+ camera. It’s a very small and pretty handy camera. It’s not big and nerdy like the GoPro, yet still retains usable video quality. Audio sucks though, I prefer the Contour+ for that. All in all, for $100, I can’t complain.
The magnet makes it very useful and easy to mount. I’ll be switching to this camera for now till I find issues with it.