Things happen really fast in the sport of Practical Shooting especially in the USPSA Open Division. Here’s a look into what a fast mike would look like. Everything seems fine at first when you see it in full speed but the nasty buggers reveal themselves when you slow the action down.
As the shooter, I couldn’t tell if was a mike, I called it as a hit and moved on. Wish I had the FLASH’s power.
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
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.
Shot a fun match at my home range today. Despite all my “pains” and “injuries” I did somewhat decently. I have to stop tanking stages and get more consistency. Also took the opportunity to test a new 170mm magazine by mbxextreme.com. It worked flawlessly. I never did get to try 30 rounds in the magazine. I started 6 stages at this local match with the MBX Extreme magazine and as you can see no issues so far. I’ll do more tests with it and find an opportunity to try 30+1 one day.
As usual, the squad I shot with did not skimp on providing laughter. Thanks guys for a great time!
I recently found out that there was a company who’s making 170mm magazines that is purported to be able to fit 30 rounds of 9mm ammo so I decided to purchase one to give it a try.
Company is called MBXExtreme.com and they currently have four models of magazines 170/140 in 9mm and 140mm in 40S&W and 140mm in 45ACP.
According to the website, the 140mm 9mm magazines can hold 24 rounds and 170mm can hold 29-30 rounds.
As you can see from the video, I could fit 30 rounds in the magazine but not without some help. I think it’ll get better after “breaking in” the springs.
It is still not very clear to me how beneficial 30+1 rounds would be for me as most stages are around 30-32 rounds max especially with the stress that it puts on my grip. Perhaps it would be most beneficial if it was 31+1 for a maximum of 32rounds in the magazine.
I have a match coming up in a few days, I’ll take it out for a spin and report back with another video.
ShockBottle Case Gauge by BanksBullets.com is a tremendously useful reloading/handloading tool. It takes the drudgery of case gauging or chamber checking every single round before putting them away. In this review, I show you the two major benefits of the ShockBottle Case Gauge.
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A quick look at a recent acquisition, the venerable S&W Model 29 .44 Magnum. I’ve always wanted to own one and finally got a special deal with someone locally. It shoots well, although the sights were off for the magnum loads. Has to sight it in on the fly.
The 29-2 model features the Pinned barrel and Recessed Cylinders which is the hallmark of the older, higher quality Model 29s which are more sought after by collectors.
Here are some pics :
Barrel looks great.
Was pretty dirty inside, I can imagine that it hasn’t been clean for 10 years or so.
And the video of me shooting it with .44 special and .44 magnum loads:
Just got my new Ruger 10/22 Takedown threaded so I can mount my AAC Prodigy Suppressor. The threading is done by a local Northwest gunsmith called JD. He did an excellent job moving the front sight back to accommodate the threads. If you’re interested, you can contact JD at http://www.highspeedshootingsystems.com
I took it to the range today to sight in the UTG 3-9×32 compact scope. I love the scope as it’s small enough to fit into the provided rifle case.
I’ve been using FrogLube to clean all my guns for a while now and I am impressed every single time I use it. It’s so easy to use, especially the liquid form. The paste I’m not too excited about because you have to heat up the part you’re cleaning with to melt the paste. It’s an amazing cleaner, lubricant and protectant. It’s organic and can even be eaten. It smells like Spearmint so no rough alcohol type smells to piss off your wife/partner.
Checkout the latest review of FrogLube where he pit it against WD-40 LTCI (Long Term Corrosion Inhibitor. In his previous test, WD-40 beat Breakfree CLP, and now FrogLube win hands down. checkout the review for yourself.
There are lots of other similar observations on YouTube, just type FrogLube into the search field in YouTube and prepare to be amazed.
Here’s a deep dive / review / look into the USPSA Open Division race gun that I’ve been shooting for a year now. It’s built a decade ago by a local GM. I bought it used from a fellow shooter here in the PNW. Here’s the breakdown :
DAA Foldable Jet Wings
KIDD Blast Shield
38 Super Comp Ultimatch bull barrel
SV (Old STyle) Compensator
EGW Extractor, ejector & lockwork
SV Frame with stippled polymer grip
Infinity TriGlide widebody trigger bow
Infinity long flat trigger insert
Infinity round commander hammer
SPS magazine 170mm (w Grams guts & 4mm bolens) 29rnds
SV Magazine 170mm (w Grams guts & 3mm bolens) 29rnds
STI 140mm (w Grams guts & 7mm bolens) 22rnds