For all the wonderful times I had shooting 200gr Round nose bullets at brown targets. You made me feel proud carrying you by my side, you helped me win my first major IDPA match, and you provided peace of mind to my family and I for the past two years.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, Model 1911 by the United States armed forces. John Moses Browning’s design stood the test of time and to this date, is the most used, most fired, most copied pistol design in the modern world.
I’m glad to own two of them and will gladly own more in the next few years.
Happy 100th Anniversary buddy!
ps. Incidentally, today also marks the day the HB1016 bill for Suppressor use passed in Washington state allowing legal owners of suppressors to use them anytime they wish. Awesome!
Shot this on Sunday at the Renton Fish & Game Club. 6 stages of a wide variety of fun stages to shoot. Great mix of hosing but yet forcing you to tighten your shots as the targets are often obscured by noshoots or obstacles. Very fun and challenging.
I had major issues with the steel on the first stage. I found out later by reviewing the video that I was hitting high right of the plates. Maybe I’m over compensating for bullet drop. Anyway, that means more practice.
I’m also especially proud of my performance in Stage 6 which is the USPSA Classifier 99-62 Bang and Clang. I shot that clean in 3.40 seconds which is a 8.8235 hit factor. That is estimated as an A Class performance. If I shot that under 3 seconds then I’m in Master / GM territory.
I had two light strikes today during our March high round count USPSA match. Out of the 200 or so rounds I shot, I only had these two. I pulled the bullets to see what was happening and this shocked me.
The Federal primers I’m using is green in color, but take a look at what happened.
Brass is greenish inside.
Back of brass case is tinted green:
Primer is half empty (or half full) of primer charge:
Is this a bad primer? Has anyone seen this before?
Here’s what I carry everyday now, or as much as I possibly can. I can’t carry this to work but any chance I get during the weekends or going out to get groceries, this is what I have strapped to my hip.
It’s a Kimber Eclipse Pro II with a faux-ivory grip to make it look like the new Kimber Royal II and the Kimber 1911 centennial, without the hefty price tag. The holster is a Landshark Leather Commander Length holster that was custom made for me by Rob Cerullo in ox-blood (purple).
The Eclipse series, although on the heavy side with the full steel frame, looks very sexy and still feels ok to carry.
One day I’ll have to make one of those CCW videos that are so popular on Youtube.
Shot this single stage three times at our local indoor range and used GlowAmmo in the dark and lowlight. It works much better from the audience’s standpoint as I can’t see a thing when I shoot in the dark. All I see is the silhouette of my front sight against the muzzle flash and a red dot (not a streak). It does however look cool on video!
check it out! :
here’s my war wound from just the first attempt! Now I have two scars.
Ordered 500 rounds of .45 ACP 230gr RN from Berry’s Manufacturing so that I can participate in a match on Monday in an indoor range, got an order confirmation but no shipping ocnfirmation. Called them yesterday and they said that the order did not reach the processing queue. They apologized and said it’ll ship today, which means it’ll arrive NEXT Friday. that’s pretty lame, they should have handled this a little better both for ensuring they process my order correctly, or at least trying to appease me by shipping rush OR giving a discount or something.
Anyway, that forced me to pull the bullets off factory ammo and mount my GlowAmmo stickers on the bullets and reload them for Monday. So much unnecessary work. Perhaps I’ll go with another vendor for bullets in the future.
I so want one of these. I wonder what the pulse laser’s range is, looks like only a few feet. I can’t believe we’re so close to having a real laser pistol! I’m gonna start the United States Practical Pulse Laser Shooting Association USPPLSA!!