I made a post a in November last year about guns of character. I talked about how a guns that’s worn in through years of use is much better looking and more desirable than a dirty gun.
Recently I came across this picture of John Mercurio’s well worn 1911. He says he has over 50,000 to 60,000 rounds through this beauty.
Loved the faux ivory grips on my Kimber Eclipse Pro II that I decided to get a pair for my CDP Elite II. I figured it’ll look really nice against a matte black frame + slide.
Bought these excellent (and yet cheap) plastic grips from Duragrips.com
and after the grips are put on :
Here’s the video of my performance. some big mistakes but the stages were challenging enough that I was fortunate that others made more.
I came in 2nd place in the CDP division, Expert Class. Here’s a pic of me and Victor Rojas (who came in 3rd in CDP Sharpshooter).
Here are the final results : http://www.parmarng.org/MatchScores/IDPA-State-Championship-2010-09-11.htm
More videos –
Some pics from the match –
The Famous ZipLine is in the distance:
Tavis playing with the Golf Cart:
Poor worm. The loser of the previous stage had to carry this while he/she shoots the next :
Prize giving :
Steve Koski from the Gundudes, this guy is FAST!! :
My chrono result : 167.686
Tavis won 1st place CDP Marksman! Congrats bud! :
Of course he wins the SSP Master Division:
Farewell Parma Idaho! We’ll be back next year!
We had our 9th State championships yesterday at the Renton Fish & Game club, with over 100 shooters competing for top honors over a course of 13 stages. I shot decently well, with no equipment malfunctions and won the Sharpshooter category in the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) Division.
Both Victor and I were neck to neck on some of the stages until I got lucky when I brain farted on one stage but got a reshoot because of an equipment malfunction. Victor (who is the better shooter btw) didn’t know that the last stage (35 yard) was Limited Vickers and he took extra shots, giving him a HUGE penalty that gave me an edge.
I learned from my last few matches that the most important thing to do in IDPA, is to read the stage description. Not following the course description incurs penalties that do not accurately reflect your shooting performance, and that is very frustrating and unnecessary. I’m sure Victor will do well at next month’s Idaho IDPA State Match 🙂 Looking forward to shooting that too!
Here’s the video :
Shot a classification match with the great folks at Black Diamond Gun Club. here’s my performance:
It’s been a while since I went shooting so I didn’t do so well, just looks fast on video. Raw time was pretty good though, but had too many points down. Need to work on my accuracy & reloading next!
After consulting with the venerable Rick Breneman, he suggested that I replace my full length guide rod for a G.I. Guide rod. I ordered the pair of Ed Brown Heavy Duty Recoil Spring Guide & Stainless Recoil Spring Plug.
Got it installed (was more tricky than my full length guide rod) and weighed it to see if I’ve shaved off some weight.
the Spring Plug looks good.
The new guide rod doesn’t hold the spring straight, I’m guessing it’s wobbling a little inside of the dust cover, I can hear the spring scratching the sides, making it sound “springier” than if you were using a full guide rod. I’ve read on many forums that this will not affect the performance of your gun at all.
that’s 2lbs, 8.2 ounces = 40.2 ounces! Just shy of the 41ounces weight limit for the CDP division.
finally! I get to keep my Magwell.
After playing around with ideas to reduce weight of my IDPA CDP Pistol (Permalink to I’m Overweight for IDPA) I remembered that the Kimber originally came with a very lightweight plastic Mainspring Housing. I went ahead and removed my very cool Ed Brown MSH & Magwell combo, which weighs 2.3 – 2.4 ounces btw
and replaced it with my original MSH. here’s the total weight :
2lbs 7.1 ounces = 39.1 ounces. YES!!
So If I wanna shoot CDP, I’d have to forego my magwell. loading is a little slower but I think with practice I can be as fast.
what would you do?