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)
Saturday, May 26, 2018
My second time using the CZ-USA Shadow 2 in the Carry Optics division of USPSA. My performance at this match was decent, but my accuracy was down a little bit from what it usually is, because I was trying to go just a little faster even though it doesn't really seem that way in the video. 😜 I ended up in 5th place Overall out of 15 total, behind two Grand Masters, a Master, and an Open division shooter.
CZ-USA Shadow 2 with Burris Fastfire 3 optic