Great stages! High round count (211rnds) and very tight and varied positions. It was a good match but I got my head working against me again. Need to find a way to shutdown the noise and play. This is one of the Northwest Series matches where we all earn points and get a chance to earn slots to the Nationals (plus some cash). Can’t wait for next one in Renton.
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.
After the Area 1 Championships in Eastern Washington, I discovered a small crack on the plastic SVI grip of my Open Gun. This is from loading to 29 rounds in my 170mm magazines and shoving it into a gun with one round in the chamber. This repeated stress led to this infamous crack in the grip right at the mag release button.
Luckily my gunsmith JPL (http://www.jplprecision.com) has a stock STI plastic grip. Took it home and made the necessary modifications to the magwell to remove excess plastic and make the funnel smooth…
Also took the opportunity to cut two finger grooves under the trigger guard to get a higher purchase on the gun and smoothen out the edges just above the mag release button hole. This is so that my fingers won’t be bruised by a sharp edge.
There we go, all done and back together again.
This Hybrid charity match was setup by the Down Zero Team here in the Seattle area. This match is a charity event to benefit and raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancer. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Movember non-profit organization and the Prostate Cancer Foundation on behalf of the Northwest Men.
8 USPSA type stages but using IDPA time-plus scoring which forces everyone to be very accurate as one point down = half a second. It’s VERY painful when you run a stage in typical USPSA style and get 11points down.
That said, it was a fun match, great weather, super cold though. I managed to squeeze in a division win even after screwing up a few stages. You’ll see them on the video.
Read more about the two charities that this match is donating to.
Fun USPSA match at Marysville Rifle Club’s monthly in Marysville, WA. It was a late start for me with lots of stupid mistakes but got better as the day progressed. We started on Stage 4.
9mm Major severely lightened Caspian slide with a KKM barrel, C-more Serendipity sight, KIDD Blast shield.
Arredondo thumbrest, chopped DAA Foldable Jet Wings, Dawson Magwell, Dawson grip tape on SV frame + grip.
SV Long Flat trigger insert
Here’s how the Jet Wings work by propping the gun off from the table for easy grabbing 🙂