Had an idea today while driving back from the park with the kids about how to lower the camera position on my headband cam.
Found an extra Contour HD mount that came with the original packaging and removed it from the case. Next there were four holes in the mount that I can use to secure it to my cap. I drilled through the lip of the cap where the holes were and dropped mini 4” cable ties into the holes :
And then pull on the ties to secure it tightly and snip off the excess :
Now I have a really strong base for my Contour HD :
here’s how it looks like, I have to wear my earmuffs to hold the cap in place or it’ll slide forward because of the weight of the Contour HD camera :
Since I’m right eye dominant, I’ve secured it in place slightly to the right, checkout the final alignment :
not bad huh 🙂 see you guys at the range!
Jessie is an amazing athlete and winner of multiple competitions. here in this video she shows how you can use both hands with an innovative way to hold onto shells and reload your shotgun to get 6 rounds off really quick. Watch!
I had an issue with the excellent Pistolgear Operator Magwell on my XDm that stopped me from using it for a while. The Magwell was engineered to meet the grip frame tightly making a seamless seal,
the only problem is the magazine has a small plastic/rubber extrusion
that squished up against the magwell.
So, with advice from DeadEyeSteve through my YouTube video, I took my best file and got to work.
This is the end result, I shaved off about 1mm of material
and made the magwell flush to the outside of the grip frame so that will allow the magazine to sit into the grip naturally.
ok I know, I’m not perfect but it works!! miraculously!. Now I got my old IDPA ESP and USPSA Limited gun back. Sweet!
After getting schooled by Aristotle during the Safety briefing, checkout this video :
I decided to spend some time to practice drawing and reloading. checkout the drills here, and watch the funny bloopers at the end.
Will try this out again for real next time in the range to see if I can score good hits in the same duration.
This is a GREAT series of videos that teach you how to clean your Springfield XDm. The gun they use is an XD SubCompact but the cleaning process is similar :
I’ve been tinkering with trying to mount the Contour HD camera onto my earmuffs or anywhere I can film my shooting from the first person POV. Trying to mount it with glue, sticky foam, home made rigs, official Vholdr accessories.. nothing worked!
Till I saw Aristotle’s post on using cable ties to secure his headcam.
So I took the official ContourHD round velcro mount, removed the bottom velcro base unit and used the top part. I secured the mount to the headband using velcro cut into an oval shape :
the only reason for doing that is the headband is flexible, so I needed the velcro base to allow the mount to “move freely” when the headband flexes. Problem with that is, it moves freely 🙂
so this is where the cable ties come into play, I secured the mount down using black cable ties :
then because the mount is smooth, the ties could slip out, I used a 4” cable tie to bind the left and right cable ties :
with this configuration it’s AMAZINGLY secure. the whole mount will not move or shake, yet it will withstand the flexible nature of the headband:
Here’s how the Contour HD looks like when it’s on the mount :
I’m happy. now to take this to the range and give it a whirl. Stay tuned to more videos on my Youtube page
When I started shooting, I used to laugh at shooters who come to the range with big huge range bags. I can’t imagine why they need so much stuff in their bags when they go shooting.
It wasn’t until I started shooting competitively that I realized that my range bag ended up being BIG and FAT too!
So, time to eat some humble pie!
After seeing many people on the XDtalk forums polishing their XD barrels, I decided to try my hands on it too. Thanks fo rogerxd45 and his excellent polishing guide.
here are the tools :
I’m using the Liquid Metal Polish Green Medium Grade from http://brilexsolutions.com
Here’s a close up of the barrel before polishing :
I realized that using the dremel polishing tip took a long long time. After my battery powered screwdriver unit ran out of battery, I switched to using my hands, and it was much faster :
I could cover more surface, much more evenly and much quicker. The tip of the barrel was the easiest one to do. First coat it with green stuff :
then rub away on a flat surface :
It took over two hours to get the chamber and barrel front half polished to my satisfaction. I’m sure I can do more and complete the whole thing, but most of the barrel will be hidden from sight anyway. so here it is completed :
Back on the slide :
Slide locked back :
and the tip :
I ordered a silver guide rod which should arrive from Pistolgear soon.
This is my first time trying out a IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster and I admit, I was very skeptical about the ability for these types of holsters to be carried for an extensive period of time. After putting on these excellently crafted Crossbreed Supertucks, I’m sold.
It’s so bloody comfortable, I wish I had an excuse to wear it everyday. 🙂 here’s a good review of the Supertuck. : http://gunblast.com/Crossbreed.htm
Here’s how it looks like with my XDm :
Let’s see how it performs in IDPA.
After being recommended by two separate people recently, I decided to pickup Brian Enos’ Practical Shooting book. This book has been called the Practical Shooter’s Bible.
Took this book with me for my vacation over the weekend and loving it. Brian talks about getting into the right mindset even before you fire off your first shot. Great stuff. My best section:
“There’s no such thing as a Double Tap”. Brian says that every shot is a normal shot, where you see your sights, even when the split is less than 0.15 of a second. There is no such thing is holding your sights on target and firing off two rounds in rapid succession blindly.
Get your own copy here : http://brianenos.com/store/books.html