Here’s my first ever 360° match video. This was taken using the Ricoh Theta S camera. You can watch this using a compatible browser like Chrome or through the YouTube app on your phone. You can pan around the screen or move your phone around you to watch the video from any perspective you like.
I’ve resisted getting a slide racker on my USPSA Open Division pistol for a few years now. Didn’t really see the need for it, until I shot a few major matches. There’s always one or two stages that required you to load the gun while on the clock and I’ve always struggled with it. Racking my slide by pinching it is not the most efficient way to do it and always makes me nervous doing it.
So during the winter downtime I consulted with John from JPL Precision, my gunsmith, and he figured out a way to install it on my gun.
And O.M.G. what a different the racker makes. Now I feel a lot more confident while loading on the clock. Getting the racker installed also made me think about the other mods I used to have on my gun and went about streamlining everything. This made everything lighter, improved the balance of the gun and made gun handling easier.
I like it and you should to (if you don’t have one yet)
My first match of 2016 and it was a fun one. The stages were elaborate and fun to shoot, all except that blasted classifier. It’s almost impossible to consciously shoot 100% in it. You have to be hosing like crazy and hope it hits. My run only yielded me a 63%, and 77% if I didn’t get that one mike.
Apart from that, I’m lacking some dot discipline especially while moving. Oh and a note to self, don’t snag fault line “ropes” with your holster anymore.
Thanks for a great match Dave and crew!
SO FRIGGING WET & COLD!
I told myself not to shoot a match when it’s cold and pouring after my disastrous Marysville USPSA match a few months ago, but how can I not shoot this? it’s a charity match for kids.
Some really crappy stages as my dot was all over the place. Need to make my target smaller, instead of a full target, just focus on the A zone.
A couple of good ones but not good enough. Good to hear that this match raised $2,000 in cash for the charity. Awesome! Glad to be part of it.
The November Charity Match run by the DownZero crew is a yearly match to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer. They combine the USPSA stage design principles but with IDPA scoring. It’s a fun match for a good cause. If you’re male above the age of 40, go get a yearly exam and start tracking your PSA levels. Early detection is the key to survival.
As for my match performance, it sucked. Well not quite, the stages were fun, I had some decent runs but I made a stupid decision to test some new primers and bombed stage 6. Since it’s time+ scoring, that cost me the entire match.
So, learn from me, don’t ever test anything at a match, big or small. :)
Halloween is one of the best times of the year, a time where we all get to put on costumes and pretend to be someone/thing else. This year’s Halloween Mini-Monster match was organized by the Down Zero crew and it was really fun!
I shot the entire match as Darth Vader. It was really hard to shoot while wearing the mask though but I had to do it.
Thanks to all of you who came in costumes!
Production is HARD! So much work to align that damned iron sights! This was my 2nd time shooting in the Production Division and as you can see, I sucked! I only had one good stage and took 4th place which I was pretty proud of ;)
Anyway, looking forward to getting back to hosing in Open.