Saturday, September 24, 2016

USPSA Action Pistol Match 09/24/2016

At this USPSA Action Pistol Match at Shooter Ready Action Pistol Sports in Canyon, TX, I focused on being smooth and efficient instead of worrying about going as fast as possible.  I've gotten so obsessed with speed lately that everything else has been secondary, and it hasn't been working out very well at matches.  I know speed is very important at USPSA matches, but I believe being smooth, efficient, and not making any mistakes will translate into speed over time.  Looking at the results from this match (placed 4th out of 13 total), I had the highest amount of "A zone" hits for the entire match, so my accuracy was pretty decent. :-)

CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01

Sunday, September 11, 2016

IDPA Action Pistol Match 09/11/2016

I was finally back in the zone for this IDPA action pistol match at the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club today.  I decided to go back to my game gun/gear (CZ 75 SP-01, OWB holster, cover garment, etc.) for this match and ended up taking 1st place out of 23 total overall. I had one miss (on target, but in the black painted area of hard cover on the target), and there was only 0.20 seconds separating me from 2nd place, so it was definitely a close match. There were a LOT of tactical/retention reloads at this match, but I've been practicing those like crazy lately.  I'd decided to always do a tactical reload (retrieve a new mag first, exchange the mag in the gun, then stow the old mag) rather than a reload with retention (remove the mag from the gun and stow it, then retrieve a new mag and load it into the gun). I've had trouble in the past trying to execute one method or the other under pressure, and figured doing it only one way every single time will help to minimize my brain farts, regardless if a reload with retention is quicker based on the scenario.

CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01

Saturday, August 27, 2016

USPSA Action Pistol Match 08/27/2016

I'll be honest... I haven't been dry fire or live fire practicing much lately for competition, and it definitely showed at this match.  I didn't have enough 9mm ammo loaded in time for this USPSA match, so I shot my 1911 in .45 ACP. I had a buttload of misses, and when you miss the steel targets and have to make up the shots in Single Stack Major, your stage plan gets thrown off and you end up with flat-footed reloads like I did here.  It was a very poor display for me, as I came in 10th out of 16 total. :-(  Not proud of it at all, but it reminded me that I need to get back to work on my fundamentals rather than obsessing on a 0.85 second concealed carry draw!  Back to work!

Springfield Armory Trohpy Match 1911

Sunday, August 14, 2016

IDPA Action Pistol Match 08/14/2016

I had a really good performance at this month's IDPA action pistol match at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club.  I was again using one of my real concealed carry guns (CZ 75 P-01) in an IWB holster and T-shirt concealment.  I didn't have any brain farts at this match and my accuracy was decent. I ended up in 2nd place overall out of 22 total.

CZ-USA CZ 75 P-01

Saturday, July 23, 2016

USPSA Action Pistol Match 07/23/2016

After a short stint in USPSA's Carry Optics division, I went back to Production with my trusty CZ 75 SP-01 for this match at the Shooter Ready Action Pistol Sports outdoor range near Canyon, TX.  It wasn't a stellar performance, but I placed 2nd Overall out of 17 total.  I'll take it! :-)

CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01

Monday, July 11, 2016

CZ Compact Handguns - Color Changes

I recently had the Cerakote on several of my compact CZ handguns redone.  I had the PCR's frame changed from Burnt Bronze to Stainless, and the P-07's slide changed from Midnight Bronze to Tungsten.  To me, the guns just looked "gold" and "brown" and I couldn't quite get used to them. I just really like the gray scale of two-toned guns.  I also had the frame of the P-01 redone in Stainless again because I recently dehorned the frame like I did on the PCR. The Urban Grey P-07 is good just like it came from the factory, so no need to change anything on that one. :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

IDPA Action Pistol Match 07/10/2016

This was a very HOT day at today's IDPA action pistol match at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club. My CZ P-07 performed flawlessly and my performance was decent. I had a couple of small brain farts, which undoubtedly cost me a couple of seconds, but I ended up in 3rd place overall out of 24 total. I'll gladly take 3rd place with a real carry gun and T-shirt concealment! The P-07 never disappoints me. ;-)