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. ;-)

Monday, June 27, 2016

USPSA Action Pistol Match 06/25/2016

This was my second match in USPSA's Carry Optic division using my CZ P-07 Urban Grey, and I have to accept that Carry Optics (and the use of a red dot sight) is just not for me. :-(  I believe the use of a red dot sight actually slowed me down when compared to iron sights.  It was a fun experiment, and I like the idea (and the looks!) of a handgun equipped with a red dot sight, but I am just faster and more confident with iron sights.  I'll just chalk this one up as a learning experience and go back to Production with my CZ 75 SP-01. I'll be installing the original slide back onto the P-07 Urban Grey and putting it back into my concealed carry rotation.

CZ-USA P-07 Urban Grey with Burris Fastfire 3

Saturday, June 18, 2016

USPSA Action Pistol Match 06/18/2016

This was my first action pistol match in USPSA's Carry Optics division. This match was at Patriot Outdoors in Clovis, NM. I was using my new CZ-USA P-07 Urban Grey with an Gen1 P-07 Duty slide that had been milled for an optic by CZ Custom. It was a bit weird for me to get used to the red dot and keeping both eyes open, but by the last two stages it started to feel a little more natural.  I ended up in 2nd place overall (22 total), but there weren't any Grand Master or Master class shooters at this level 1 match.  I'm going to keep using the P-07 in Carry Optics for a little bit to see if I like it as much as I've enjoyed Limited, Single Stack, and Production.  I know I'm hurting myself by switching guns and divisions frequently, but that's part of what keeps the sport fun for me. :-)

CZ-USA P-07 Urban Grey with Burris Fastfire 3