Phew. what a few days it’s been. Got a few things done.
1. Menu system
2. new STI model
3. 180 DQ
4. Physics based swingers
5. Clamshell prop
6. Other various improvements to code / structure
I should be able to polish it up a bit more and then I’ll start inviting folks who are interested to give this a test.
This is by far the HARDEST sight change I’ve ever done. The front sight on the Eclipse Pro II is so hard to remove, it’s even harder than the XDm’s front sight. It took me a hour of banging and hammering with a steel punch with some Liquid Wrench to remove it. Ugh!
I wanted a really good carry sight since this is going to be my other carry gun, and after watching numerous tactical videos / training DVDs, I decided to get a Heinie Kimber LEDGE Straight Eight Sight Set that would allow me to manipulate the slide one handed by hooking the sight on to a belt or holster or anything hard. It also comes with tritium dots that form a figure 8 when you acquire a proper sight picture.
Here’s what it looks like after it’s installed :
Closeup of the LEDGE :
and the sight picture :
I’ve been using my Peltor S6 earphones for a while now while I shoot and they have served me well. I’ve always wanted one that has a small jack so I can plug in my Zune to listen to music to pass the time during shoots but those earphones are relatively expensive.
At the state match recently, a shooter clued me in on one by Howard Leight Impact Sports that’s really cheap and that allows you to listen to music. The noise amplification and reduction sounds much better than the Peltors but I need to test it in the range to be able to tell the difference.
I bought these off Amazon which has the best price with free super saver shipping. http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1282949768&sr=8-1
I’ve been playing with compensators recently and decided to see if I can fit one on my Kimber without having to change barrels or gunsmithing. Found a EFK FireDragon 1911 Bushing Compensator which is awesome because you can just swap the bushing in and out “relatively” easily. It retails for $69.95 and requires some fitting.
Here’s how it looks shipped from Fire Dragon
as you can see, the throat is a little large so you can customize and fit it to your slide.
Out comes the Dremel and a sanding tool :
after 10minutes of sanding and refitting:
All dressed up tacticool-style. Haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet but will get to it.
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!
Got this today from a fellow NWPPA shooter for a cheap price as a pair of backup glasses for when I go shooting. Right now I’m using a pair of yellow Rudy Project Rydons which are fabulous but it’s always wise to have an extra pair for when your primary glasses go down or when you have friends who forget to bring their eye protection to shooting sessions.
The Wiley X SG-1 comes with a dark lens and a clear one just in case you need to see more in low light conditions, namely during the later part of a match. The lenses were a snap (pardon the pun) to put on, it just snaps in place.
This “arms” of the glasses can be pulled out and replaced with an elastic strap so you can wear it for more violent sports like skiing or biking.
Will be bringing this out to my next match to give it a spin.
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 🙂