(Long) Weekend Wrap-Up

- 3-Gun match at Summit Point Action Shooters on Saturday.  USPSA practice session at the NRA Range on Sunday.  USPSA indoor match at the NRA Range on Monday.  I am about wiped out.  I also badly need to hit the reloading press – I think I have about twenty rounds of 9×19 to my name…

- Speaking of the reloading press, I had two failures to fire during the USPSA match with Glock #2.  Upon inspecting the unfired rounds, I noticed that the primers weren’t quite seated below flush.  Good reminder to inspect your match ammo, especially if you use lighter hammer/striker springs.

- Go over here, and give the retention holster roundup a look.  I’m a big fan of retention holsters for multigun shooting – in fact, I use the Safariland 6378ALS on a 6004-FLEX drop rig.

- This coming Saturday is the regional multigun match at Peacemaker National Training Center.  Go sign up, if you haven’t already.

The USPSA Rule Book and Smart Phones

You know, it just occurred to me that my hard copy of the USPSA rule book is looking kind of ratty from being toted around in the bottom of my range bag.

It also occurred to me that the official rule book can be downloaded as a PDF, and that most smart phones nowadays have PDF readers on them.

Generally when I’m at a match, I’ll toss my phone in a pocket of my range bag. The thought that I’ll now have an indexed and searchable version of the official USPSA rules seems like a pretty handy thing.

More POV Match Footage

Here’s some more POV footage I shot at a match this last weekend. Marvel as I tank a classifier. Be astounded as I execute a standing reload to fire a single shot at the end of a stage.

Despite the screwups, and the fact that I was shooting Limited Minor, I still managed to come in 9th out of 29 shooters in the division.

Some footage from this weekend’s match

So, yesterday we rode up to Aurora to shoot a local match. I was lucky enough to be able to run my M&P in both Production and Limited/Minor. It turned out to be a pretty good match, I had some good runs (no results yet, they scored my as having shot Limited/Major, which bumped me up higher in the rankings than I should have been.)

As luck would have it, the keychain video cameras I’d ordered after seeing this story about their use at a Miami Subgun match had come in, so with the application of some velcro to the brim of my hat and the bottom of the camera, I was able to shoot some POV footage, so enjoy!

I’ll be shooting a two-stage indoor match tonight, as well as testing that ammo I hinted about a few days ago, so keep your eye peeled for updates in the next day or so.

Back to the local matches…

I shot a two-stage local match last Monday night and managed to land slightly above middle of the pack in all divisions, 13th out of 29 shooters, and, surprisingly, first place in Production Division.

Not too shabby for as little range time as I’ve been getting lately.

On the gear side of things, I’m really, really liking the M&P Pro. After the match, I sent the gun off to get a trigger job on it. It’s about the best M&P trigger I’ve ever felt, and I’ll have more info on it once I get a chance to test fire it at the range.

Next up will be a couple of magazine extensions for shooting 3gun, and I should have all of my pistol bases covered.