Outlaw Steel action pistol match at the Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was again running my Zev Tech OZ9C in the Open division. The gun ran great again, but I didn't perform as well as I would've liked. I had a lot of misses because I was trying to go too fast, and making up all the missed shoots took extra time. 😟 I also got called for a miss on the second stage (6 hits required at each of the four shooting positions) which added 10 seconds to my overall time, but after getting home and reviewing the video, I confirmed that I made up all of my missed shots on every stage. I ended up in 9th place Overall out of 47 total, but I should've been in 6th place without the incorrectly called penalty. 😡 Oh well, it was still a lot of fun! 😁
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Although I attend these indoor IDPA action pistol matches all the time, it's been a while since I recorded one. I was again shooting my Zev Tech OZ9C that I recently updated with an Overwatch Precision TAC trigger, and the gun ran flawless. Other than a few brain farts and reload fumbles (typical for me at an IDPA match), I ended up in 1st place Overall out of 8 total with a 23+ second margin. 👍 This OZ9C is an absolutely amazing gun! I love everything about it and I love shooting it! I normally rotate through a lot of different carry guns (CZs, 2011s, Glocks, Walthers, Sigs, etc), but I can see myself carrying and competing with this one on a regular basis for a while. 😁💓😎💜
Saturday, January 14, 2023
USPSA match at the Lead Farm in Lubbock Texas. I was running my Zev Tech OZ9C again, and after some problems with it at previous matches, it is now running flawlessly! I was finally able to figure out and resolve the light strike issue I was having with the gun. I discovered that the trigger bar's vertical extension was not fully depressing the firing pin block (see photo below). This may be because Zev inadvertently cut this too short at the factory or possibly the previous owner modified it (I bought the gun used), so I installed a used factory Glock Gen3 trigger bar temporarily to test it at this match and it ran great. I've since installed an Overwatch Precision TAC trigger as a permanent replacement, and will be running it a at a few more matches before rotating other guns back into my regular carry and competition usage.
Unfortunately, I made a careless mistake on stage 2 by letting a prop that we had to carry with us (fake cell phone) slide off the top of a barrel, which cost me a lot of time as I still had to pick it up and take it with me to the next shooting position. Despite my fumble, I still managed to come in 3rd place Overall out of 35 total. I can tell from reviewing video footage that I am shooting a lot faster than I have before as I have deliberately tried to break myself of over-aiming on close up targets. I pretty much just "point-shoot" with two quick shots for any target that is inside of 7 yards now (still kinda sorta aiming), but my hits are still acceptable for USPSA scoring. It's still a work in progress! 👍
Saturday, January 7, 2023
First match of 2023! This one was a new Outlaw Steel action pistol match at the Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. The match is similar to USPSA but with all steel targets and "time+" scoring. These matches will be going on once a month at the Lead Farm this year in addition to their regular USPSA matches, so I am very excited about it! There is something very satisfying about shooting steel targets and hearing them ding loudly with each hit. 😁 Unfortunately I had a LOT of light strikes with my new Zev Tech OZ9C at this match, which cost me some time, but still managed to come in 3rd place overall out of 42 total. I've got to get the light strike issue worked out on the OZ9C as this gun is amazing to shoot otherwise.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
My last match for 2022! This one was an IDPA match. I was shooting in the NFC division with my new Zev Technologies OZ9C with a Radian Ramjet/Afterburner barrel and compensator combo. It was a fairly small turn-out with only 10 people, but I ended up in 1st place Overall with a margin of 29 seconds. 😀 Apparently this new gun is working well for me! 👍
Saturday, December 10, 2022
USPSA action pistol match at the Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX. I was shooting another new gun at this match (purchased used), the Zev Technologies OZ9C. The OZ9C is a high-end Glock platform gun with it's own unique features that set it apart from other Glock clones. I ran the gun in the Open division because it has a magwell and will soon have a Radian Ramjet/Afterburner barrel and compensator combo installed. The gun ran great except for one light strike on the last stage (not sure if it was gun or ammo related). I also hit a "no-shoot" target on the last stage, so that kind of killed my potential of placing high. I ended up in 2nd place in the Open division and 6th place Overall out of 40 total.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Outlaw action pistol match (USPSA-ish rules with IDPA scoring) at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club. I was shooting my new Springfield Prodigy 2011-style gun that I had to tinker with a LOT right out of the box to get it to run reliably, and this match was my reliability test for the gun. I am happy to report that it ran flawlessly and my performance with the gun was pretty good! I had forgot to squat down behind a barrel on the first stage which incurred a procedural penalty for me 😣, but it didn't appear to hurt my overall score for the day as I ended up in 1st place overall out of 19 total. 👍