Saturday, September 23, 2023

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol Match - 09/23/2023

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was using my compensated ZevTech OZ9C in the Open division at this match. This gun has been plagued with problems from the beginning and I thought I had resolved all the issues with the gun by replacing several parts with factory Glock parts, but at the last match that I used it, it had a couple more light primer strikes that I wasn't for sure if it was a primer issue or still just a problem with the gun. I've been using the OZ9C for my live ammo practice recently and experienced a few more light primer strikes (1 or 2 out of 100 during each practice session), so I replaced the safety plunger in the slide, and it is now running 100%. No issues at all with it during my recent live ammo practice of approximately 300 rounds, or through another 150 rounds at this match!. No major mistakes from me at this match. Just a few misses that I had to make up, but otherwise it was a good day for me. I ended up in 6th place Overall out of 44 total. 👍

Zev OZ9C with X-grip and Radian compensator 

Saturday, September 9, 2023

USPSA Action Pistol Match - 09/09/2023

USPSA Action Pistol Match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was using my custom Sig Sauer X5 Legion again as I wanted to give it a chance to redeem itself after I had accuracy problems with it at the last match due to me not properly zeroing the optic. The gun performed great with zero issues, and my performance wasn't half bad either. Lots of challenging but fun stages at this match with plenty of long range steel targets for me to verify the gun's accuracy. I ended up in 7th place Overall out of 48 total. 👍

Saturday, August 19, 2023

USPSA Action Pistol Match - 08/19/2023

USPSA Action Pistol Match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was using my custom Sig Sauer X5 Legion again at this match because I wanted to give it another try since I installed a new Gray Guns competition trigger kit to hopefully allow me to be more accurate with the gun.  The new trigger feels awesome now at just under 3 pounds with the "intermediate" springs, but unfortunately I was still having trouble being accurate with the gun. The first stage was a complete dumpster fire for me as I couldn't hardly hit any of the long distance steel targets (20 yards away or farther), which was the majority of the targets for that stage. The rest of the stages were okay, but they were all mostly paper targets within 15 yards. I was so bothered by my poor performance with the gun that I decided to stop by my indoor range on the way home to check the zero of the optic.  To my disgust, I discovered that it was shooting about 3 inches to the left at only 10 yards! 😩 It's no wonder why I couldn't hit anything with accuracy past 15 yards!  It's very possible that when I originally installed the optic on the slide after Cerakoting it, I just aligned the dot with the iron sights to get it in the ballpark but forgot to actually go zero it!  All this time I was blaming the mushy Sig trigger for my accuracy issues with the gun, but it appears that it was just not properly zeroed. 😖 Now that it's been properly zeroed and the trigger is much better, I'll give it another try at my next match to see how I do with it.  I ended up in 25th place Overall out of 72 total. 😕

Saturday, August 12, 2023

USPSA Action Pistol Match - 08/12/2023

USPSA action pistol match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was shooting my ported CZ-75 SP-01 in the Open division with my normal concealed carry gear. I had several personal performance issues today... a missed shot on each of the two swinging targets on the first stage, and I also fired an extra shot on the second stage that was "Virginia Count" (i.e. - no make-up shots allowed), so those 3 penalties put me at too much of a deficit to place well at this match. Despite the penalties, I can see from reviewing the video that my speed with the CZ was pretty good (for me)! The gun ran great and I had a lot of fun in the 103 degree Texas heat. I ended up in 13th place Overall out of 50 total.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol Match - 07/22/2023

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. Again shooting my new custom Sig Sauer P320 X5 Legion. The gun has been running great during my live-fire practice sessions, and I've been slowly getting used to the trigger and the recoil characteristics of the gun. I still can't run it as fast as some of my other guns, but it's been fun shooting it. The stages at this match were all challenging and fun, and my performance wasn't too bad. Ended up in 5th place Overall out of 54 total. 👍

Saturday, July 8, 2023

USPSA Action Pistol Match - 07/08/2023

USPSA action pistol match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was shooting a new gun in the Open division that I recently put together from parts... a custom Sig Sauer P320 XFive Legion with a ZevTech Z320 XCompact Octane slide and a Parker Mountain Machine Ultra compensator and barrel. After texturing multiple Sig TXG tungsten infused heavy grip modules at RFV Tactical for some of my USPSA friends, I was so impressed with the grips that I decided to get one to build my own custom P320. While this gun definitely shoots flatter and faster than a P320 without a compensator, it still isn't nearly as flat and fast as any of my CZs, 2011s, or Glocks due to the high bore axis and mushy trigger. I plan to shoot a couple more matches with the gun before I go back to rotating through all of my favorites. I ended up in 14th place Overall out of 58 total. Unfortunately, I had a miss and three no-shoot hits (and a LOT of make-up shots), so I definitely didn't perform as well as I usually do with my other guns.

UPDATE: I recently discovered that I had not zeroed the optic properly, which explains all the no-shoot hits and the need for a lot of make-up shots at this match. 😕

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Outlaw Action Pistol Match - 06/24/2023

Outlaw action pistol match (USPSA-ish rules with IDPA scoring) at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club. I was shooting my CZ SP-01 that I recently had the barrel and slide ported and wanted to try it out. The gun ran great and my performance was decent. It took a little longer than I thought it would to get used to the double-action first trigger pull of the CZ again during dry and live fire practice a few days before the match, but I got it worked out. I came in 1st place Overall out of 9 total with a 27 second margin. 👍