I thought there will be less people at this Sunday’s match because of Easter, but I guess we’re all die hard! We took almost 6 hours to shoot 6 stages because some of them were long field courses that had very interesting props. Take a look at the video I took of the match :
Shooting revolvers can be taxing on your hands especially in USPSA. Everytime I shoot a USPSA match, I get a wound of some kind on my support hand. Here’s the trophy from Sunday, torn the skin off.
Our local clubs have recently switched their scoresheet system for both USPSA and IDPA to individual sheets instead of one big scoresheet. Doing this would allow the stats people be able to pick the scoresheets and enter them into the tabulation system while the match is going on. This allows them to be a lot more efficient and able to post scores by the time most of the shooters reach home in the evening.
One small problem with having individual scoresheets, is that you have to write your name and stage number on each individual sheet. I decided to be lazy and ordered a Personalized Signature stamp by Trodat.
It pops open using one hand and it’s self inking which is very useful. so now I can just stamp on each scoresheet and make sure that the stats guys will not make a mistake reading my shoddy handwriting.
Actually, it’s sales service. I’m trying to buy one of their Gas Pedals for my Open Gun and I went to their website and placed an order. After confirmation, it says that I have to call a number 1-808 678 3822 to arrange for payment. My first thought was, ok, traditional way of making payment, a little clunky, but I’ll play along.
I called the number, no-one answered, left a message asking to call back. No-one called back. I get an email a day later saying that they can call me in 5 minutes if I’m available (this is around 10pm my time) I said, go ahead. Waited, and no-one called. I emailed them again, said he’s on the phone and will call ASAP. no calls.
I left 3 messages on their phone again today asking for someone to call me back so I can PAY THEM!
Seriously, should I continue to wait and buy their products when they make it SO FRIGGING hard for me to give them money?
I came in 10th overall out of 80 shooters, with a revolver nonetheless! Had lots of fun but two stupid brain farts. checkout the match video :
Just got my first box of Starline 38 Super Comp brass ready to be loaded. New brass is just so fancy to look at. Now I don’t really feel like loading and shooting them.
Just put the Timney trigger pull gauge on my new SV Open Gun to see where the trigger breaks and it clocks in consistently at 1.5lbs!
This is sooo going to wreck my Revolver mojo.. Lucky I’m only shooting this later in the year!
This year I’ve committed to shoot Revolver in IDPA and USPSA to see how far I can go. Next Season, I’ve decided to shoot Open. It’s an expensive affair I know, with the gun being really pricy and the gear equally dear. I’ve decided to start accumulating everything that’s required now so that I can be ready to start shooting in the OPEN Division in September/October which is typically the start of the next shooting season. They state championships and major matches are usually done by then, so I can experiment and get proficient with the new gun.
I got a great deal on an Open SV gun today by a local shooter, stripped it apart to give it a thorough cleaning.
an Open gun in the 2011 platform is a lot more complicated than a 1911, but not terribly difficult.
here’s how the new blaster looks like after it’s cleaned and put together.
Will update as more stuff comes in the next few months.
YouTube rolled out a special mode called the 1911 mode to celebrate April Fool’s day and it converts your video in realtime into a silent movie. With Sepia tones, rough scratch film lines and cheesy movie piano music.
It’s fun to watch shooting videos in this mode.. check it out!