Well, I'm up to four carry guns with red dot sights now. 😎 This most recent home-built Polymer80 Glock 19 was just begging for a red dot. I was able to find a brand new Trijicon RM01 Type 1 for it fairly cheap, and had the same local guy that milled the windows in the slide do the milling for the RMR. These four guns are my most frequently carried handguns these days, so I thought it made sense to have red dots on them all. While I do have some other carry guns (compact metal framed CZs and 1911s), I don't carry them nearly as often so I'm not going to go through the effort of putting red dots on those. I'm not sure why, but I really do prefer polymer framed handguns for concealed carry.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
This was my very first 3-Gun night match. I didn't have a way to mount a light on my Franchi semi-auto shotgun, so I used my 20-year old Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun that has a small 3-position rail mounted on the magazine tube. It was clumsy to use and slow to reload compared to my semi-auto, and I even had some user induced malfunctions as well. I was also using my CZ Scorpion 9mm Carbine as my rifle since all of the targets were within 50 yards. I ended up in 3rd place Overall out of 10 total despite the troubles with the shotgun. The light on my CZ P-09 handgun is a Streamlight TLR-1s (non-HL version), which was a perfectly acceptable amount of light for the pistol and shotgun target distances. The lights on the rifle and shotgun were both Streamlight TLR-3. I was afraid the TLR-3 wouldn't have enough output to be usable, but they worked out okay. I would've preferred more light output for the farther rifle targets, so for any future night matches I'll be using a TLR-1 HL on the rifle (brighter for longer distances) and another TLR-1s on my semi-auto shotgun with a good mount.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
I wasn't too happy with my performance at this IDPA action pistol match, as I received one procedural penalty on a stage for having my foot across a fault line and I also had one light strike which took a second or two to realize and push through. I still had a lot of fun, and ended up in 4th place Overall out of 19 total.
Monday, July 2, 2018
I was so pleased with the Trijicon RMR on my black P-07 that I decided to move that slide back to it's original Urban Gray frame (I sold the Gen1 slide with a Burris Fastfire 3), and have the other slide milled for another RMR by Jagerwerks. I opted to have a window milled into the top of this slide, and I went back with Tungsten Cerakote again. I wasn't able to source a factory suppressor height tritium front sight for this slide, so I went with a Dawson Precision 0.370" tall fiber optic front (w/green fiber rod) and a blacked out 0.395" Glock MOS rear sight. I typically prefer tritium sights on my carry guns, but since these are just backup sights, I'm okay with them being non-tritium. I'm very happy with the way these two guns turned out! 😍😎
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Another USPSA match in the Carry Optics division with my CZ-USA Shadow 2. I was trying to push my speed a little again at this match, and ended up in 3rd place Overall out of 16 total and still managed to be the most accurate shooter of the day! 😏 Definitely a decent performance overall despite forgetting to perform a reload and running past a shooting position briefly on stage 4. 😆
Thursday, June 14, 2018
I haven't recorded an indoor IDPA action pistol match in a while, so I thought I'd throw one out there. I was using my CZ-USA P-07 Urban Gray with a Trijicon RMR for this match (one of my actual carry guns), and did really well with it other than screwing up on the second stage where I shot half of the stage with 3 rounds on each target before realizing that I was a dumbass. 😜 I still placed 2nd out of 8 total, so I was happy. 😊
Saturday, June 2, 2018
I normally use my optic equipped CZ-USA P-09 at these outdoor IDPA action pistol matches, but I wanted to use my P-07 that I recently installed a Trijicon RMR on to make sure everything was working good with the gun. Since changing to a higher support hand grip technique recently, I've had an issue with the slide not locking back on an empty mag, so I shortened the slide stop lever 5mm so that my gorilla-sized hands won't affect it. 😜 I'm happy to report that shortening the lever resolved the issue, as the slide locked back every time at this match. The Trijicon RMR worked very well for me on my P-07. I'm really impressed with the accuracy potential that a red dot gives me. I ended up in 2nd place Overall out of 14 total, and I was the most accurate shooter of the day with only 4 points down for the entire match. All hail the red dot! 😎
CZ-USA P-07 with Trijicon RMR optic
Shortened Slide Stop Lever (top)