Here it is. Just got back from this really fun match. Had a great time with good traveling buddies. The guys and gals in the squad were fun to shoot with too.
I shot so-so-ish as I did not actively push myself to go fast or do well. I mentally took this match as good alone/vacation time away from family and work. That sort of manifested in how I shot as well, like I was on vacation 🙂
A shooting buddy of mine told me a few times while video-ing me, he said “Loke, I’ve never seen you move and shoot this slowly before. what’s wrong?”. I was on vacation that’s why. Looks like I need to speed things up and actively compete.
So, next match, my hair will be on fire!
I’ve seen SO many people in the competitive shooting sports getting equipment failures, jams, stove pipes etc. Just because they think their guns don’t need cleaning, or that their reloading equipment works 100% of the time. Seriously dudes, get your shit in order. A gun malfunction will cost you your win. All it takes is that stove pipe and you lose the match.
How hard is it to clean your gun after every match? how hard is it to make sure your mags work 100%, how hard is it to look in the case for the appropriate amount of powder and chamber check every round you reload?
nothing compare to the potential win you could have if you did.
if you want to win and if you consider yourself a competitor, get your shit right.
Just watch, it’s so different from the types of stages we shoot in USPSA. Have to save up money to get there one day.
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 :
Went out to the range recently and tried to chrono some 230gr bullets I loaded. I actually tried loading 5 different grains of Clays powder using 230gr Bear Creek Moly bullets. 3.7gr, 3.8gr, 3.9gr, 4.0gr and 4.1. The recommended maximum load is 4.0grs when using 230gr. My goal was to get as close to 170 power factor as much as possible. The formula is (Bullet Grain x FPS) / 1000.
I started with the lowest of course 3.7gr, but before I started, a buddy of mine, Tavis, told me that he shot 3.5gr out of his 5” Kimber and got a 172PF rating. I guess I should have downloaded my rounds more, but here goes:
Gun: Kimber 5” TLE / RL II
Bullet: 230gr Bear Creek Molybdenum
Powder : Hodgdon Clays
Brass : Winchester
Tavis was right. It looks like I have to load down to 3.5 or 3.6 gr and chrono the rounds again next week.
I’m not sure why but I LOVE watching these videos. How to breakdown a complete pistol and reassemble them together again. I’m such a geek.
well I’m not sure if it’s his but I saw it on his new DVD JM Practical Rifle from Brownells.
he has a chain that links both feet of the bipod together tightly so that you can pull on one leg and the other will follow, quickening the release of the bipod in 3gun matches.
Here’s a 6inch length of chain I bought from Home Depot for 30cents. I went with black so it doesn’t look too out of place.
After mounting to each side using pliers etc :
Pulling on one side and you can see the other side will follow :
Fully extended :
The Silver bipod feet is The Bi-Slide by Bruce Piatt so that you can slide your bipod to transition from target to target much faster than a standard bipod feet will, since it’s super smooth.