Nick was one of our dearest friends, USPSA Grandmaster, Area Champion and all round great guy. Both Deri and Nick were instrumental in my development in USPSA and gave me a ton of tips on how to be better. This memorial outlaw match was put together by a team led by Deri and Tim Ramberg.
I teamed up with Jason Hall to form “Team Hall & Lokes”. There were four stages of crazy and difficult shooting which was super fun. You can see how much we struggled especially with the gear and stage execution but managed to squeak in at 11th place overall. Hopefully we get to see this match again next year.
We miss you Nick! You would have loved this match.
When I took apart my Ruger 10/22 Takedown that I showed in the last post, and looked at the internals, not only were they filthy, the bolt and receiver was not polished and had a very rough metal finish.
So I took my polishing stone to the bolt, firing pin and receiver to make them shiny and smooth. Seen here, the bolt on an india stone.
forgot to take pics of the polished receiver but here are the bolt and firing pin.
Should make the action much smoother now.
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.
well I’m not sure if it’s his but I saw it on his new DVD JM Practical Rifle from Brownells.
he has a chain that links both feet of the bipod together tightly so that you can pull on one leg and the other will follow, quickening the release of the bipod in 3gun matches.
Here’s a 6inch length of chain I bought from Home Depot for 30cents. I went with black so it doesn’t look too out of place.
After mounting to each side using pliers etc :
Pulling on one side and you can see the other side will follow :
Fully extended :
The Silver bipod feet is The Bi-Slide by Bruce Piatt so that you can slide your bipod to transition from target to target much faster than a standard bipod feet will, since it’s super smooth.
here are some videos I took from our recent Tactical Rifle match up at Custer Sportmen’s Club in Custer, WA
Love this format of competitive shooting. Fast paced and fun!
I’ve always wanted to find a way to mount my Contour HD camera onto a rifle and after searching online for one, someone on youtube (can’t remember the name) suggested that I use the QD mount. so here’s how I made mine :
First I used the Helmet Strap mount from Vholdr.com, four hex screws & nuts and a Fakesoft LaRue QD mount.
Drilled four holes :
Make sure the holes are aligned with the QD mount :
Screw them onto the QD :
And secure the nuts. Best to use some Loctite here too :
here’s how it looks like mounted on an AR :
Roy, Sydney and I drove almost 2 hours to Custer, WA today for a safety briefing. Typically in any IPSC/USPSA or IDPA styles matches, you’d have to go for a safety briefing by the Range Officer before you can participate or shoot the matches that are run by that range.
Here’s a video of me navigating through the stage that they’ve setup for us :
I’ll be uploading videos of the other folks who were there shortly, after I get off this plane 🙂