Love this series of videos made by AmmoForSale.com. Taking a tongue in cheek look at the two most popular handgun calibers in this country and how one is better than the other.
Obviously the 45 ACP has my vote. checkout the video : (http://www.ammoforsale.com/.45-acp-ammo-for-sale#video)
And the 9mm “Euro-pellet” HAHA! (http://www.ammoforsale.com/9mm-ammo-for-sale#video)
Just got this today from the match director. It seems I won three awards at the recent BUG match.
Overall Match Winner:
Top International (for me being Asian I’m sure):
Top CDP (Custom Defensive Pistol for shooting my Kimber CDP 45ACP):
After hearing about this from my buddy Victor, I decided to give it a shot and try to make this hack which is known to reduce felt recoil dramatically. Here’s the procedure : http://elmtreeforge.blogspot.com/2007/03/1911-firing-pin-stop-modification.html and the sticky thread on 1911 pistol forums : http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=13060&page=1
The hack is to basically use an oversized firing pin stop, (you can order this from EGW) and file a very small 45 degree bevel instead of a huge slope.
the one in the middle is the stock Kimber Firing stop(this is a series 80 version). The one on the right is my failed attempt at trying to get a straight parallel bevel. The one on the left is a Series 70 firing stop (which works on my Kimber) that I managed to get right.
The idea is that by having a small bevel, it contacts the hammer and creates extra tension so that the slide loses more energy as it moves back from recoil, thus reducing felt recoil. I have to try this out tomorrow to see if it works. If it does, I’m gonna shoot my WA State IDPA Championships with this installed 🙂
Went to a IDPA Safety Officer training this weekend and sat through hours of rules discussion and sharing of years of experience. Some of the stories that were shared were amazing. You see all kinds of weird things happen during a match. I took my camera out during our “practical” portion of the training to give SOs some real world implementations of the wrong things that can happen when a shooter engages a course of fire.
Take a look at this video, the course description is very simple.
- Engage T1 to T3 from cover of barricade.
- Engage T4 while moving to cover of barrel.
- Engage T5 and T6 from low cover of barrel.
See if you know what the procedurals were.