Edged out another match win today. Shot a clean match but felt super slow. Must be all that extra calories I’m lugging around. Made a few silly mistakes here and there. Need more focus. Also switched to using my iPhone for 3rd person videos and used the Slow-mo mode for some of the shots. Hope you like it.
‘Twas a great battle in the Open Division today. Nick and I were back to back till the very end where a malfunction cost me the possibility of the match win. Great technical stages that I haven’t seen before which makes it a ton of fun. Hope to shoot more stages like this in the future.
What an amazing day to shoot, sun was up, wasn’t too hot, great stages and lots of snacks/coffee. It’s the series or points match held at the Renton Fish and Game Club. Had a momentary lapse in match mode but did well mostly. Came away with a match win. Thanks to everyone at DownZero for setting up this match!
My Father’s Day present, to be able to go off for the weekend and shoot the 2016 Inland Empire Sectional Championships. It was a fun 9+1 stage Level 2 match shot at the Rattlesnake Shooting Facility in Benton City. I couldn’t engage match mode for a few stages and I paid dearly in penalties. Still managed to edge out 3rd Open. Thanks to everyone who setup this match every year, I’ll be back!.
Took me four stages into the day to get rid of Speed Mode and enable Match Mode. We started on Stage 4 and the first 4 stages had a mike each because I wasn’t looking at my dot on certain arrays. Had to learn how to re-enable match mode and trust that speed will come. It worked for the rest of the match and I luckily edged out a match win by 1 point.
Gotta get into the mode quicker next time.
What a fun and furiously fast match today. My total time for the entire match was 48 seconds! None of the stages were over 10 seconds. I still have match mode focus going which is great. Worked on transitioning and shooting faster which I did but had some extra shots here and there which should be eliminated. Just need to keep working on improving transition speed and shooting earlier.
I did wear my Mono Vision contact lens pair today and it worked well. It was a little disorienting in the beginning but it was great during shooting.
Here’s a quick video about two very useful tools for the 1911/2011 platform. I got this tip from John, my gunsmith at http://www.jplprecision.com. They’re super useful for disassembling and reassembling your firing pin / pin stop and extractor.
Brownell’s 1911 Extractor Removal Tool
1911 Firing Pin Stop Tool