Monday, October 16, 2017

Polymer80 PF940C Compact Handgun Builds

I recently embarked on building two Polymer80 compact handguns based on the Glock 19 platform.  These start out as 80% complete frames that need to have the rest of the 20% completed by the end user.  The great thing about these P80 frames is that they resolve all the issues I have with the Glock 19 (aesthetics, grip angle, texture, etc.) but still give you all the aftermarket support of the tried-and-true Glock 19.  I started out building a gray frame (because I love two-tone guns), but ended up with an all black one for my second build. Both frames are the Brownells Exclusive aggressive texture.  These things are not cheap to build, especially if you don't have any OEM Glock parts lying around, but it was very satisfying to choose each and every part that was installed in each gun and getting them working reliably. I'm very happy with my two P80 builds and how they turned out.

Gray P80 frame with Lone Wolf barrel and internals

First build complete with a P80 slide and Inforce APL light

New ZevTech Spartan slide for the first P80 build
The original P80 slide moved to a second P80 build
Both guns upgraded with Hyve Technologies triggers

L2D Combat Chameleon barrel for the second P80 build

Trijicon RMR RM01 added to the first P80 build

Milled slide windows to show off the barrel on the second P80

Two optic-equipped compacts with Inforce APL lights
"Brothers from different Mothers?"


Monday, October 9, 2017

IDPA Action Pistol Match 10/08/2017

I normally use my CZ-USA CZ-75 SP-01 for IDPA matches, but I was up until midnight the night before this match stippling the frame on my CZ P-09 Urban Gray and wanted to try it out. I swapped out the optic equipped slide for a standard slide to be legal for the Enhanced Service Pistol division. I've recently stippled the front and back straps on both of my P-07s and now both of my P-09s.  I tried to match the factory texture that is on the sides of the grip as much as I could. It's not too aggressive, but feels WAY better than horizontal serrations surrounded by smooth plastic!


CZ-USA CZ P-09 Urban Gray and CZ-75 SP-01

Three different top-ends for the P-09 Urban Gray

CZ-USA CZ P-09 Frame Stippling

CZ-USA CZ P-07 Urban Gray Frame Stippling

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

USPSA Action Pistol Match 09/23/2017

I forgot to upload and post this blog entry and video after I got done editing it, but here it is now.  I used my CZ Scorpion in the PCC division at this USPSA match.  Wasn't really concerned about going fast or coming in on the top three (placed 6th out of 17 total).  I just wanted to go shoot.  Having this attitude makes it much more fun for me, and I plan to go to every match in the future with this attitude.  Is it nice to place in the top three? Hell yes!  But... I get too frustrated with myself if I don't, and it isn't fun when I do that.  The whole reason I got into action pistol sports in the first place was just to be more proficient with my handgun skills for concealed carry.  So, I plan to continue in the sport for this reason. ;-)


CZ Scorpion EVO S1 Carbine

Sunday, July 23, 2017

USPSA Action Pistol Match 07/22/2017

This was my first time shooting my new CZ-USA P-09 Urban Gray with a red dot sight on a milled slide at a USPSA match in the Carry Optics division.  I've shot my P-07 with a red dot sight in this division many times, but the recent rule changes now allow 141mm length mags with no capacity restrictions, so I put together a P-09 specifically for Carry Optics with a second slide that I acquired and sent off to CZ Custom to have milled with their multi-optic cut.  Unfortunately, I had problems with the Burris Fastfire 3 optic losing its zero while shooting each stage.  I later discovered that the locating dowels that I used to install the optic were slightly too short and were sliding up inside the holes in optic and allowing it to move around under recoil. Needless to say, my accuracy with the gun at this match was horrible.  I've got the problem fixed now, but trying to figure it out during the match proved to be very frustrating. Instead of walking the stages to figure out a good plan, I was in the safe area trying to figure out what was wrong with the sight. Despite the accuracy issues and one major jam on the first stage that cost me at least 9 seconds, I was really happy with the way the P-09 felt while shooting.  It felt like I was able to go a little faster with my splits and transitions than I was able to with the smaller optic equipped P-07 in previous matches. I'm looking forward to shooting this P-09 at future USPSA matches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHeGGOgR7k4

CZ-USA P-09 and P-07 Urban Gray with Burris Fastfire 3 optics

Three different top-ends for the P-09 Urban Gray

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IDPA Action Pistol Match 07/09/2017

Another IDPA action pistol match with my CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01. I didn't do as well as I would've liked at this match at the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club, but I still placed 4th out of 17 total.  My long distance shots are always horrible... I need to work on those! :-P


CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01

Saturday, July 1, 2017

IDPA Action Pistol Match 07/01/2017

I went back to using my trusted CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01 handgun at this IDPA match at the Shooter Ready Action Pistol Sports range in Canyon, TX.  This gun never disappoints me, and today it helped me take 1st place out of 18 total. :-)  Other than having some points down on the longer shots on stage 3, I was pretty happy with my performance.  Plus, I was shooting with both eyes open at this match and it worked out very well for me. I've been dry fire practicing a lot using both eyes open again, because I feel like it is the best way to shoot for self defense and with a red dot sight (pistol and rifle). To me, it just makes sense to shoot with both eyes open with iron sights, so I don't have to think about closing one eye unless I need to take the time to align the sights for shots farther than 20 yards.  This was actually the first time I've tried using both eyes open at an outdoor match and it is way easier to do outdoors than at an indoor range.

CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01


Sunday, June 11, 2017

IDPA Action Pistol Match 06/11/2017

More fun in the PCC division of IDPA at the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club.  There were 5 stages, but I neglected to start the recording on the 5th stage. I had a couple of bone head moves (forgetting to disengage the safety, shooting into a barrel, etc.), but I still managed to come in 1st place overall out of 11 total. As much fun as PCC is, I'm starting to miss shooting a pistol. :-P


CZ Scorpion EVO S1 Carbine