After missing this for the past two months, I finally managed to get the chance to shoot it. There were six field courses and very dynamic stage designs. I came in 9th overall out of 45 shooters. I thought my speed and solution was ok, just messed up 3-4 times by tagging no-shoots and taking unnecessary extra shots at the final hostage targets. I need to build up my confidence a little and stop taking extra shots at that small target.
Checkout the match video here :
Checkout a frame of video that shows four shell cases in the air as I engage two targets side by side with two shots each. Super splits!
I thought there will be less people at this Sunday’s match because of Easter, but I guess we’re all die hard! We took almost 6 hours to shoot 6 stages because some of them were long field courses that had very interesting props. Take a look at the video I took of the match :
Shooting revolvers can be taxing on your hands especially in USPSA. Everytime I shoot a USPSA match, I get a wound of some kind on my support hand. Here’s the trophy from Sunday, torn the skin off.
I came in 10th overall out of 80 shooters, with a revolver nonetheless! Had lots of fun but two stupid brain farts. checkout the match video :
Shot this on Sunday at the Renton Fish & Game Club. 6 stages of a wide variety of fun stages to shoot. Great mix of hosing but yet forcing you to tighten your shots as the targets are often obscured by noshoots or obstacles. Very fun and challenging.
I had major issues with the steel on the first stage. I found out later by reviewing the video that I was hitting high right of the plates. Maybe I’m over compensating for bullet drop. Anyway, that means more practice.
I’m also especially proud of my performance in Stage 6 which is the USPSA Classifier 99-62 Bang and Clang. I shot that clean in 3.40 seconds which is a 8.8235 hit factor. That is estimated as an A Class performance. If I shot that under 3 seconds then I’m in Master / GM territory.
Shot at Renton’s first USPSA Match of the season organized by Aristotle. It was a super-cold day with temperatures around 30-34degF (felt like 25!) and light rain throughout the entire day. Stages were pretty fun especially the first hoser stage and the Paper Poppers classifier stage. Here’s the video I took :
I also took videos of 3 other shooters, ScottP who’s a GM, Caleb from Gunnuts, and my good friend Victor. I put them all next to each other and you can see how well we compared to each other.
All that reloading takes a toll on your hands. Checkout the wound from repeatedly hammering the ejection rod during reload :
Look forward to shooting more USPSA to get more practice!
Was really fun! we braved some snow, hail, rain and light fog all within the time taken to shoot 6 stages! Paul Bunyan has one of the better facilities in the NW for shooting practical pistol. Great range layout, lots of parking too! Just wished it wasn’t an hour away from my home.
Here’s the video I recorded :
and some pics :
Contour is adding Bluetooth to their excellent sports camera so that we can use a Bluetooth compatible phone to act as a live viewfinder. This has always been the sore point with this camera, the in ability to see what you’re recording. I’ve been using it for almost a year now and through trial and error, managed to understand where I should point it. Using a live viewfinder would simplify things a ton!
Here’s the press release : http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/contour-adds-live-viewfinder-to-its-contourgps-helmet-cam-real/
Also looking at the post made by Engadget, Contour is finally releasing a picatinny mount.
Shot this today at the Renton Fish & Game Club organized by the NorthWest Practical Pistol Association.
Shot pretty decently, except for one stage where I missed two targets, 2 misses and 2 FTNs (Failure to Neutralize) for a total penalty of 15seconds!! That basically threw the whole match for me.
Before heading to this match, I made sure my Revolver spring tension was set and locked at 7lbs, checked all my primers to make sure they’re below flush and hand seated them.
But I still had one light strike, out of about 60 rounds. I have a theory about what’s causing the light strike and I’ll see if I can remedy the situation. If not, I’ll have to set my tension weight to a higher weight and deal with the slightly harder trigger pull.
Went out to the Custer Sportsmen’s Club for the USTRA (http://ustacticalrifle.org) final TacRifle match of the season. Squadded with a bunch of great & experienced shooters. I came in 6th overall at this match and had a ton of fun. It’s always exhilarating to shoot a Tactical Rifle match, you shoot anywhere from 30-50 rounds of ammo per stage and you get to run and gun with long guns like you would in a traditional USPSA/IPSC type stage format.
I brought out my high-speed camera and gun-cam and spliced them together. Hope you enjoy watching it.
Shot the monthly IDPA match in the Renton Fish & Game Club on Saturday and had a lot of fun. The gun ran flawlessly, only one light strike, probably from a primer that didn’t seat well. The trigger job is very good, I just need to get used to it and I’m sure it’ll do wonders to my score.
I came in top revolver and 30th out of 91 shooters. Not bad considering I beat most Sharpshooters & Marksman of other faster semi-auto guns. Need to work on my accuracy and reloading a little bit more.
Here’s the video of the match :
My goal is to beat Experts in other divisions (namely ESP + SSP) in a few months. Let’s see if I can do it!