Zombies. Machineguns. Shotguns. Awesome!

Two of the most well-known shooting personalities in the state (and nation) have joined forces to create something that’s pretty awesome.

Michael Bane of Shooting Gallery fame and Alan Samuel from Machinegun Tours have joined forces to do some belt-fed zombie slaying.

Behold!

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.

Glow Ammo Review

So, here’s the review that I hinted at a few days ago.

At SHOT I bumped into the owners of the company who make a new product called Glow Ammo.

They were kind enough to supply me with a couple of product samples to try out, and on Monday night I did just that.

The product itself are little adhesive plastic discs that you stick on the base of your pistol bullets. Click here to see what they look like when adhered to the base of some bullets.

The owners of Whistling Pines Gun Club were kind enough to let us run a few magazines of the ammo I loaded up, and we shot some video to see what the results would be.

Here’s the video:

Overall impression is very positive. Glow ammo, unlike traditional tracers, is non-pyrotechnic, so it’s safe to use at indoor ranges or places where actual tracers would present a fire hazard. The one downside to this product, and one that the manufacturer is very up front about, is that it will not be visible in full daylight. It will work on indoor ranges, as well as late-afternoon/dusk outdoors.

The trace itself was very visible in a low-light setting, and made spotting hits extremely easy, though in some cases, muzzle flash made it a little bit hard to see the trace for the shooter.

That said, I think this product will prove to be an extremely useful training aid, especially for those who find themselves in the position of coaching a new shooter, or diagnosing another shooter who’s having problems making consistent hits. Feedback from shots fired is instant and easily spotted, allowing a trainer/spotter to give immediate feedback (you can see some of this in the video) without the need for a spotting scope or guesswork.

Additionally, this product could be tremendously useful for competitive shooters who want to post match videos on YouTube or Vimeo, as it allows a viewer to get an idea of where the shots are landing on the target.

Overall, I’m looking forward to testing this product further, and hope to get out to the range to try it under various shooting conditions.

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.

February Blackwater 3-Gun

Last Sunday, as has become a habit, I shot the monthly Blackwater 3-Gun match. This time, though, I brought my new HD camcorder along…

I ended up winning the match by just over half a second.

The Good:
Shotgun – I ran the shotgun better than I ever have. Loading, accuracy, and speed were all excellent. It’s probably fair to say that I won this match on the shotgun.
Movement – Looking at some of my old match video from last year, my movement has been improving a great deal. I still have a lot of work to do on this part of my game, but my progress has been pretty significant.

The Bad:
Rifle – I don’t know if I’ve just been getting faster with the other guns, but my rifle shooting seems really slow, especially offhand and supported offhand. It’s probably well past time to break out the .22LR and do some serious position shooting practice.

Fun match as always. Next month, the season really begins to heat up, so expect to see more posts like this.

-C