Shot a charity match setup by the Mt. Rainier’s Shadow club and the Pointe du Hoc Foundation. This was a fund raiser to build the 2nd Ranger Battalion’s Memorial.
Speed was respectable on Stages 3 and 4 but was plagued with trigger freezes and mis-counting. I had two occasions where I shot the target with only one round and transitioned off so quick before realizing and coming back to take another shot, wasting at least a second if not more.
There was a target in Stage 3 where I fired 3 shots on one and 1 shot on the other. My trigger finger and my transition was out of sequence, causing me to get a miss.
I’m happy that I went for it, at least now I know how I’d perform when I push myself that far.
Instead of dialing back, I’m just gonna keep going fast and hoping my skills will catch up!
Having shot my Open gun for a few months, I still have no idea what the dot size is on the C-more dot. I’ve heard anywhere from 6MOA to 8MOA. According to C-more’s website, they have dot sizes ranging from 2MOA to 16MOA.
Not only do I not know what size the dot on my gun is, I believe it’s pretty old. The last match I shot, I couldn’t even see the dot in bright sunlight at maximum setting. So I bought a 4MOA diode module from someone on the forums and got to trying it out.
First, to find out what dot size it’s in my C-more :
According to this chart, the dot that I have is 8MOA.
Here’s how it looks like from my vantage point :
After installing the 4MOA dot module :
Frankly, the two dots look the same to me. The new module looks much like a 8MOA to me and is MUCH brighter so I stuck with it instead of my old module.
Looks pretty much like the previous 013 holster they have except that it’s cut down and looking more modern. Can’t wait to see more details about this holster but I hope they have relieved the left side of the holster so I can install a thumbrest. The current 013 holster’s left shield is too high and gets in the way of it.
Here the 014 in Racing Red :
Just saw this video courtesy of FateOfDestinee that Kimber just announced a custom concealed carry gun at Shot Show 2012. It’ has a special blue slide with engraving and comes in the Ultra length (3” barrel, Officer sized frame) 1911. I carry a Ultra CDP Elite II but this one looks sexier!
Can’t wait to see more pics of it.
*UPDATE* Some pics from here :http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=120
First match in 2012. It’s been a while since I shot a match, so trigger finger is still freezing up. Overall, was fun!
Just bought a slightly used DCAEK from a forum member and got to installing it today. Took me over an hour to get everything cleaned up, installed and reassembled. The hardest part is installing the USB (Ultimate Striker Block) which requires the removal of the rear sight.
Here’s the kit all laid out and ready to go :
Initial trigger pull weight is 5.5lbs
In the middle of the installation :
After installing, cleaning and polishing a little, here’s the new trigger weight:
Not only did it reduce the trigger weight a little, it smoothened out the entire action and lights up the reset. Now it feels like a smooth DA trigger pull, light break and noticeable reset. Not as much as a RAM (Reset Assist Mechanism) would, but good enough.
Now off to the range to test it out.
Just noticed a very small detail that was added to the M&P that you don’t typically see in a pistol and definitely not in a polymer one. They’ve added a slight crown to the barrel which is widely known to improve accuracy. Here’s a description of what a barrel crown is and it’s purpose :
The primary purpose of a firearm muzzle crown is to provide propellant gases a resistance free path away from all parts of the projectile as it exits the bore of the barrel. The secondary purpose is to protect the bore from damage caused by misuse. The third purpose is for good looks which is always achieved when the primary purpose is satisfied.
Good Job Smith and Wesson! I’m liking this gun more and more.
Been wanting to be part of the cool-kids tacticool community by moving away from the Glock to the S&W M&P series of polymer pistols. Lots of great feedback about the gun, seen it being used in both IDPA and USPSA a ton. Also worked on a few guns for friends but never found a good deal until recently.
Picked up an almost new S&W M&P 9mm Fullsize (not the pro) with the box and 3 magazines. The grip is one of the best in the market, it’s extremely ergonomic unlike the other plastic fantastic guns (maybe except for the XD and the HK P30)
It also came with TruGlo Tritium Green/Yellow sights installed which I think are fabulous for self defense use.
Don’t think I’ll be shooting this in competition anytime soon, will still to my revolver and Open gun for the next season. The M&P comes with a less than desirable trigger as I’ve mentioned in the past blog post so a few upgrades are in store.
Here’s what I still need to get :
- APEX Tactical DCAEK (Carry Kit Trigger upgrade)
- Kydex Holster for M&P with TLR-1
- Crossbreed IWB Holster for carry
- Two Mag pouches