Production is HARD! So much work to align that damned iron sights! This was my 2nd time shooting in the Production Division and as you can see, I sucked! I only had one good stage and took 4th place which I was pretty proud of 😉
Anyway, looking forward to getting back to hosing in Open.
I recently found out that there was a company who’s making 170mm magazines that is purported to be able to fit 30 rounds of 9mm ammo so I decided to purchase one to give it a try.
Company is called MBXExtreme.com and they currently have four models of magazines 170/140 in 9mm and 140mm in 40S&W and 140mm in 45ACP.
According to the website, the 140mm 9mm magazines can hold 24 rounds and 170mm can hold 29-30 rounds.
As you can see from the video, I could fit 30 rounds in the magazine but not without some help. I think it’ll get better after “breaking in” the springs.
It is still not very clear to me how beneficial 30+1 rounds would be for me as most stages are around 30-32 rounds max especially with the stress that it puts on my grip. Perhaps it would be most beneficial if it was 31+1 for a maximum of 32rounds in the magazine.
I have a match coming up in a few days, I’ll take it out for a spin and report back with another video.
Not a bad match considering but still many stupid mistakes. Tagging no-shoots and not confident with my shots and that stupid Can You Count classifier! *bah*. It’s so hard to get 100% on it.
Ahhh! I’m finally getting my mojo back. That and you know the popular saying, “When the cat’s away, the mouse come out to play”. The usual suspects are shooting the USPSA Nationals and that gave me the opportunity to get up there. Anyway, I’ll take it!
Was a great match and shot with a fun squad.
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)
This match was called “Not Nationals” and it’s the Paul Bunyan’s Monthly USPSA match. Most of the production and limited shooters I know were at the Nationals this week. Some of the regular Open shooters were also missing and already headed down to Las Vegas this month, so it was pretty empty and quiet at the range. That said, it was fun to shoot. The stages were from the Nationals so we got a small taste of the kinds of courses our other friends will be shooting this week.
Good luck to the Northwest team! Bring back some wood!
The M&P 9 Shield has been very well received. I’ve seen so many people talking and expounding on it’s conceal ability. The only problem I’ve heard is the safety is too small and hard to engage. It’s not as easy to engage like the M&P 9s or 1911 thumb safeties.
Here’s Falia talking about her experience with the gun.
If you don’t like the safety, what options are there? S&W is supposedly going to release a new version that does not have a safety, but here’s a very simple instructional video showing you how to remove the manual safety. Obviously doing so will put you in all kinds of legal hurt if you actually have to use the gun one day, but if you don’t give a damn, it might help.
The better option of course is for someone like Apex Tactical to manufacture a slightly bigger extended safety lever that’s slightly thicker and longer. If I had some CAD skills I’d totally design it but I don’t. so here’s hoping they’ll make one quick.