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
Sunday, April 9, 2017
We had a small turnout for this IDPA action pistol match at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club with only 7 competitors total, but it still felt good to come in 2nd place overall. The CZ P-09 is proving to be a great competition gun, but I do notice more recoil impulse when compared to my all metal CZ SP-01 that I usually compete with. The P-09 just feels better in my hand because the grip is longer front to back and fills out my large hands a little better. I've acquired a second P-09 upper and sent it off to CZ Custom to have the slide milled for an optic, and will probably end up using the P-09 Urban Gray as a dedicated USPSA Carry Optics gun now that they've increased the magazine capacity limit. I also installed a set of thin Shadow safeties and a thin slide stop lever from a RAMI on my all metal SP-01 and it feels much better now (the extended safety was digging into the palm of my support hand). I'll probably go back to using the SP-01 in IDPA soon.
CZ-USA CZ P-09 Urban Gray