Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Yep... Another New Handgun

After installing a custom magwell on my EAA/Tanfoglio Witness Elite Match, I had some extra parts laying around (magazine base pads, checkered walnut grips, and a factory magwell) that I needed to put to use.  So... I picked up a new EAA/Tanfoglio Witness Elite Limited Pro in .40 S&W to install all the extra parts on. I also swapped the uppers (slide, barrel, recoil spring, and guide rod) between the two guns so that I can shoot the Elite Match with .40 S&W in USPSA with major power factor and shoot the new Limited Pro with 9mm in Steel Challenge matches.  The new combinations will work great for their intended usage, and I really like the way each gun looks with the uppers swapped.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

IDPA Action Pistol Match 07/13/2014

Here's my hat cam video footage from Sunday's IDPA action pistol match at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club. Honestly, I did pretty poorly at this match (placed 7th out of 12).  After reviewing the video, I could see all the mistakes I made where I wasted a LOT of time.  I think I've gotten myself too concerned about getting good hits on swingers as well as taking too many make up shots, which throws my plan for each stage out the window.  Recording all of my matches with a hat cam allows me to review my mistakes and hopefully learn from them. :-)


Saturday, July 5, 2014

IDPA Action Pistol Match 07/05/2014

Here's my hat cam video footage from today's IDPA action pistol match at the ShooterReady.biz outdoor action pistol range in Canyon, TX (placed 2nd out of 16).  Other than forgetting to disengage my gun's safety on stages 2 and 3, I felt like I did pretty good. :-)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

1/2 Scale Swinger for Dry Fire Practice

I try to get as creative as I can with dry fire practice within the limits of my living room and hallway and wanted a miniature swinger stand for my 1/2 scale targets since I need to practice engaging them.  After I designed it all in my head, I went to the hardware store and bought some simple stuff for around $7 to put it together.  It mounts to a camera tripod, and I'm using some old shock mount washers as the weight.  I can change the speed of the swing by removing or adding weight as well as changing the position of the weight on the bar.

1) 36"x3/4"x1/8" flat aluminum bar
1) 5/16"x4" bolt
5) 5/16" nuts
2) 1/4"x3/4" bolts and nuts
1) 1/4"x1" bolt and nut

Video of it in action...