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.  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 P-07 in previous matches.

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

USPSA Action Pistol Match 05/27/2017

This was my second USPSA match with the CZ Scorpion EVO Carbine in the PCC division and I seem to be getting a little better with it. There were only three reloads at this match (two were mandatory), which helped reduce my stage times compared to everyone shooting handguns, but I did forget to uncap and turn on the optic at the start of the third stage! Despite that bonehead mistake, I still managed to come in 3rd place overall out of 16 total.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yqcSGh5_qI

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine


Sunday, May 21, 2017

IDPA Action Pistol Match 05/21/2017

Our local IDPA club is now allowing the new Pistol Caliber Carbine division, so I brought out the CZ Scorpion EVO for this match at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club.  Since it was our very first match with PCC, we decided to not limit the magazine capacity to only 10 rounds, so... reloading wasn't necessary and made it easy for me to get three stage wins and take 1st place overall out of 17 entries.  I'm sure once we have to start reloading like the handguns, my times will be much slower. :-P  The CZ Scorpion is a ton of fun to shoot. No complaints from me! :-)

Update: The IDPA PCC rules have been updated recently and now have a 30-round limit per magazine rather than a 10-round limit. This should be fun!


CZ Scorpion EVO S1 Carbine


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Outlaw 3-Gun Match 04/23/2017

I am finally posting a video of a 3-Gun match.  This is my 4th match to compete in, and my first match using my new Franchi semi-auto shotgun.  I am still getting used to 3-Gun (haven't been to a match since September last year), but I'm getting a little more comfortable with it.  The semi-auto shotgun makes a huge difference when compared to a pump-action shotgun. Definitely a great investment, although I am getting a few light primer strikes.  I've also installed a new Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6X scope on my AR-15 as well as a new Precision Armament M4-72 muzzle break.  I found it a little difficult to position my head at the right distance from the eyebox to get a clear view through the new scope.  I'll have to keep practicing to get it down better. :-P