Great match, fun stages and squad. I wish I did better… had a mike on so many stages and no-shoots too. Need to focus and concentrate on the dot a bit more. Trying a new format for the video, let me know if it’s distracting and prefer the PIP view.
Series / Slot matches are the slightly more important matches where shooters get to compete in a series of matches to determine overall placing over six different clubs. They stand to win cash prizes and an opportunity (slot) to go to the Nationals. Find out more at http://northwestsection.org
Came in 2nd place at the Marysville Slot Match. Had some screw ups as usual that bumped me down the rankings.
First time using my GoPro Hero4 Session at a match. This camera is easy to use and the video quality is top notch. The only issue is the slightly anemic audio when the gun goes off. Otherwise, the mic picks up speech pretty well.
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.
Area 1 2014 was a good Level III match put up by the Eastern Washington Practical Shooting Association at the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility in Benton City, WA.
There were 14 very technical stages that have very tight shots with lots of no-shoots to punish the hosers. I didn’t shoot very well in this match, one because I was very careful to avoid the penalties thus slowing down tremendously and 2nd, as you’ll see from the video, I had a few mistakes and one catastrophic gun failure when I couldn’t extract the brass because the rim was sheared off.
That said, match was still fun because of the company. Always fun shooting and hanging out with the regulars.
Thanks to all the organizers who set this match up and to the hard working Range Officers who ran over 354 shooters through 3 days.
Looking forward to my next major match.
Match Scores : http://www.practiscore.com/results.php?uuid=1488BECB-03E0-4768-9F57-612AFFC002B0
Here’s my view of the PB match on Sunday. Silly, stupid mistakes. My dot was too bright on Stage 4 – Pushy and what I thought was my dot was actually the reflection artifact from having the dot too bright shining on the lens. That’s why I missed that headshot from such a close distance.
and my weak hand is…. weak.
Here’s the finished 9mm Major top end that John from http://www.jplprecision.com built for me.
Just took some different 9mm Major recipes with me to test. They were :
- RP 9mm Once Fired Brass
- 124gr Montana Gold CMJ
- Winchester Small Rifle Primer
- 8.5 – 9.0 gr of Hodgdon HS-6 Powder
- OAL : 1.165
I started with a 8.5gr load and worked up to 9.0 but we didn’t need it. If you look at the chart below, even 8.5gr of HS-6 was wayyy over the required powerfactor.
John’s load is a 7.6gr Silhouette behind a 121gr IFP round.
The new KKM barrel is tight and very fast. Looks like I have to dumb down my loads to probably 8.2 or 8.3 gr of HS-6 powder.
Here’s a one stage video that I cobbled together while learning how to use Adobe After Effects. This is like the 3rd iteration of the concept driven in part by Caleb’s readers on his blog and facebook. So, set aside all realism and enjoy the silliness.