Had a great time shooting with our squad. I can admit that shooting with Nick (GM) definitely affects me mentally. Some stages I push myself too far trying to catch up to him but fail and bomb the stage, but when I take his performance as an inspiration and shoot to my abilities, I do well.
Shooting in the Open division is definitely a mental game and you’d be mental to want to shoot it too 😉
Was very happy to be finally able to shoot this match but after driving an hour, I realized that I forgot to take my rig with me (belt, holster and mag pouches). With the help of the range staff and a few friends (they’re such good people), we found a spare CR Speed holster for the Glock. It didn’t really fit as the trigger guard area was too big for my 2011. Allen Range and his McGuyver mind went into overdrive and fashioned a spacer with pieces of cut up plastic from the USPSA Scoring template and some duct tape. Also, he had to modify the locking mechanism and the muzzle nipple so it’ll fit.
Allen then loaned me one of his CR Speed mag pouches and I’m off to the races.
The folks in the shooting community are all upstanding individuals who are super helpful and will always go to lengths to make things work for you.
Thanks Allen!! Sorry for beating you by one place using your handiwork 🙂
Twas a good day to be shooting but oh so bloody hot. The sun was out in full force, although the official temperature was at a maximum of 78, it felt like it was 95. we were all sweating and getting sunburnt.
Match was so-so for me, I think I came in 4th overall. I knew I was slowing down and made some mistakes including a mike on stage 4.
Gun run flawlessly again. I’m going to be shooting my 38 super comp till the end of the season before switching to the 9mm major upper that John of http://www.jplprecision.com is making for me.
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Took 4th overall in this small match. Most of the top shooters were at the Area 2 Championships in Phoenix, AZ. I shot pretty badly due to a combination of factors but the main problem was my head wasn’t in it. Rushing too many of my shots, didn’t get a good grip etc. etc.
Anyway, here’s the match video, enjoy!
had two Stovepipes in my recent match at the Custer Sportsmen’s Club last week and was wondering what was the problem. If you look closely at this video, you can see occasionally the rounds eject downwards and not up and out.
That led me to think that it was hitting the scope, but according to John from JPL Precision, the Serendipity scope from C-more never has this problem and has worked fine for many of his guns.
I took a deeper look at the scope mount and I realize that my gun’s right side mount was cut to make more room for the round to eject. This was a 10 year old gun and was made by a not-so-reputable gunsmith (although John made it work better). As you can see from this picture, the Double Alpha Foldable Wing that I installed is slightly bigger and protruded almost a 4mm out from the scope mount, if you look properly, it has been cut to make more room for the round to eject.
The foldable wing on the left side sits flush against the scope mount but the right side was modified. It didn’t even occur to me to check that. Flipping the wing over, I notice dents and peening caused by rounds hitting the folded wing. so THAT’s what’s causing the stovepipes!!
Since the wing on the right side is useless, I took a saw to it and cut it off.
Touched up using some Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black Metal Finish.
and how it looks installed :
Perfect! now I’m ready and confident that there will be no more stovepipes
This time I was running a little too fast and pushing myself to find my limits. Blew through a port with 3 static targets supposedly shooting 6 shots but on the last shot, my trigger finger froze momentarily. My mind has already sent instructions to my finger to fire 6 shots, reload and move to the next position so I was already moving to the next position when my finger paused and in a split second, it continued. that caused me to let the 6th shot off into the berm.
the RO called it an accidental discharge and DQed me which was faire. Here, checkout the video for yourself
Have you guys had your trigger freeze and then continue like that?
Problem was a slightly long extractor that bounced off the barrel/chamber causing it to lose it’s grip on the case occasionally. JPL fixed it and it runs well. Not a single snag.
checkout my latest match video here. Came in 6th overall in the Open division.