Over at her blog, View From The Porch the incomparable Tamara has posted a writeup on a local bowling pin match. For good measure, she also tosses in some musings on gun modification and ammo selection.
I just got my plane tickets and hotel reservations confirmed for the 2009 SHOT Show in Orlando. My Dad and I have been attending since 2005, but I skipped out this past year to go to Gun Skool at Blackwater, instead. I’m really looking forward to this one.
Whenever I’m at the SHOT show, I try to make the time to shoot a local match. Fortunately, both central Flordia and Vegas have a pretty good selection to shoose from. Last time I was down in Orlando, I shot a wonderful USPSA match at the Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol club. This time around, I’m looking for something on the third Friday or Saturday, not too far from Orlando.
Hmm, I wonder if this blog means that I could swing a press pass for the Show?
Yeah, perhaps I should post something one of these days.
Work lately has consisted of cleaning up other people’s stupid mistakes, and covering up their stupid decisions. I don’t normally object to this, but when it starts cutting into my free time, I can get a little short. Not much of an excuse for my posting laziness, but there you go.
Not much shooting, lately. The last match of the year was the weekend before last, and I’m thinking that I’m going to take the rest of the year off. I’ll do a bit of dryfire, and try to get ahead on the reloading, but no shooting until the new year.
In the meantime, here are some short videos of the USPSA match at York, PA. Forgive the lack of editing, post-production, et cetera, as I do not share my co-blogger’s talent.
Over at the always readable Firearm Blog they’ve got a new entry up talking about an iPhone app Surefire has created that allows you to use your iPhone as a shot timer. I’ve played around with a couple of friends’ iPhones, and thought it to be a very cool piece of technology. This just makes me want one even more.
Ok, just a few unorganized and random thoughts.
Shot the local IPSC match yesterday. Poorly. Had one squib out of a batch of rounds I had a gut feeling was questionable. Did ok on the classifier, though not fantastic.
With the ascendancy of the Postmodern Messiah the panic buying has been in full swing. Thankfully, I bought the big important stuff I needed a few months ago, and have been slowly stocking up on various magazines and other accessories. The night of November 4th, I did lose my mind a bit, and put an order in for one each of the Tripp Research 42 and 52 round Cobramag. They’re pricey, but seem to be extremely well made and come with a pretty high recommendation from several shooters whose opinions on such things I trust implicitly.
A couple of days after putting the order in with Tripp Research, I had a follow up question. So I sent an email to them with the question in it. Within 15 minutes, my phone rang, and I spoke to the guy on the other end of the line, who answered my question quickly and satisfactorily. Customer service doesn’t get any better than that.
Ok, so that’s my boring weekend. I should have the writeup of the last tactical rifle match done probably next week sometime. Work’s been busy, so the amount of time I’ve had to screw off and blog has been reduced.
Place: The Range at NRA Headquarters
Gear: TSS 5″ Limited Gun, 200-odd rounds of the new load.
Goals: Yet more shot-calling practice, plus some long-range work.
Hit the range at 1:00pm or so, on my much-needed day off. Drills for this session as follows:
- 50 rds. freestyle group shooting at 15, 25, and 40 yards
- 50 rds. calling single shots from the holster at 15 yards
- 50 rds. calling 2x from the holster at 15 yards
- 50 rds. 2-shot doubles, from the holster, at 7, 15, and 25 yards
Results: More dryfire. I’ve been slacking a little lately, and it shows up in the concsistency of my grip. Watch the sights!
Great match up at York IWLA yesterday, and I remembered to bring the camera this time! Pics and vids to follow shortly.
Also, I have a new toy to show off.