I’ve been wanting to get a new camera for my hatcam footage and have been trying out many different types of cameras. I started with a Contour, then Contour+, dabbled with the Mobius and settled with the Polaroid Cube which is a fantastic and convenient camera. It doesn’t have the best video/audio quality but it’s certainly easy to use.
Then recently GoPro announced a brand new camera called the GoPro Hero 4 Session. Same form factor as the cube BUT with much higher quality video and audio. That got me stoked and I quickly bought one when it was available.
In this video, I’ll give you my unfiltered first impressions of the Hero4 Session camera with a specific use case in mind, which is for shooting. I will be uploading more videos of me using it for a match and figuring out the best way to mount it.
Nice stages with a rare Rhodesian wall. It was fun but I screwed up three stages so didn’t do that well score wise. Came in third behind the usual GMs.
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!
Paul Bunyan Rifle Club runs a Toys for Tots match every year to support the Toys for Tots Foundation. This year they raised $1,511 in cash and a ton of unwrapped toys for kids. Find out more about this awesome charitable foundation at http://www.toysfortots.org
Arrun and I decided to switch divisions for one match. He’ll shoot my Open gun and I’ll shoot his Glock 17 in Production Minor. Everything went well except for when my c-more red-dot module broke one of it’s “pins”. Wasn’t sure why it broke but it worked intermittently and Arrun had a hard time shooting it. We finally figured it out later in the match by using a small ball of aluminum foil to maintain the contact points.
Apart from that, I had a blast shooting production, that front sight is easy to find but aligning the rear sight is a chore. I’ll stick with Open for a while more.
Shot this big “slot” match at the Renton Fish and Game club over the weekend. The Northwest Series is a "series" of matches run by the Northwest Section to determine who get’s a slot shoot at the Nationals. It’s a point system based on result and participation. There are 6 clubs in the Northwest Section that runs these series matches. You can find out more about the Northwest Section at http://northwestsection.org/
It was a looooooooong day. we started shooting around 10:45am and didn’t finish till 5pm. Round count was 228 over 8 stages. There were 87 shooters participating. I came in 2nd Overall, 1st A in Open. Here are the results :
I didn’t think I did very well. I was expecting to run each stage as perfectly as I can, and as you’ll hear/see from my “comments” on the video, I made some silly mistakes. I’m curious to see how well I perform if I didn’t have those mistakes. This is the case of shooters getting placed high in the rankings due to consistency. The saying goes where the 2nd place winner in all the stages typically is the overall match winner.
I had fun, knees hurt though from standing and running shooters as an R.O. for 7 hours.