Thursday, June 20, 2019

IDPA Action Pistol Match 06/19/2019

My Glock 43X is now MUCH easier to shoot with the Shield RMSc red dot sight installed. It is definitely not a "competition" gun, but my accuracy with it at this indoor IDPA match compared to the last match with only iron sights was vastly improved. I was only three points down for the entire match, but I had a procedural error that kept me out of the top 3 spots for the overall match results.  Apparently I can't count, and I did a slide-lock reload that turned out to not be at slide-lock. 😜

Sunday, June 2, 2019

IDPA Action Pistol Match 06/02/2019

I placed 2nd Overall at this IDPA action pistol match.  I was shooting my Gen4 Glock 19 with T-shirt concealment from an AIWB holster. I did okay other than dropping a mag out of the gun that I meant to catch for a tactical reload. #brainfart 😜


Saturday, May 25, 2019

USPSA Action Pistol Match 05/25/2019

I neglected to load up some competition ammo for my CZ Shadow 2 for this USPSA action pistol match, so I ended up just using my Gen1 CZ P-07 carry gun from concealment with factory ammo in the Open division. This definitely put me at a disadvantage for the match (placed 6th Overall), but I got the most "A" zone hits for the day.  As I get older, my vision is declining and my ability to move fast is also declining, but I like shooting at action pistol matches to stay proficient with a handgun.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

IDPA Action Pistol Match 05/08/2019

I ran my new Glock 43X at an indoor IDPA match recently. It was odd shooting a gun with only iron sights again.  I definitely prefer a red dot for accuracy, but this gun will get the job done for self defense.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

USPSA Action Pistol Match 04/28/2019

I had a several misses and several "no shoots" at this USPSA action pistol match. Not a great performance for me, but still ended up in 3rd place overall and I had a great time. It was awesome to shoot my CZ Shadow 2 in the Carry Optics division again! 

Monday, April 8, 2019

IDPA Action Pistol Match 04/07/2019

I finally got to shoot an outdoor IDPA action pistol match for 2019!  It's been a while and it was good to do some more outdoor action pistol. I was excited to run my previously problematic Gen1 CZ-USA P-07 project gun at this match because I finally got all of the bugs worked out of it, and I am happy to report that it ran flawlessly at this match.  Unfortunately, I had several user errors that put me in 5th place Overall for the day.  I had a couple of procedural errors, a miss (in the black on a hard-cover target), and I dropped a mag during a tactical reload while running to the next shooting position. Still a great day though. 😊

Friday, March 29, 2019

USPSA Action Pistol Match 03/28/2019

This was a quick 3-stage USPSA match that I attended after getting off work yesterday.  I was using my CZ Gen1 P-07 carry gun  from concealment with off the shelf ammo.  This gun has been plagued with trigger reset issues from the day I bought it (used), and the problem persisted at this match.  The trigger is very slow to reset (intermittently) which causes delayed follow-up shots as well as accuracy issues due to timing of the trigger pull. I've been polishing and tinkering with the internals to resolve the issue, but I  have still not figured out the problem. 😕

UPDATE: After spending several more hours troubleshooting the gun at home, I was finally able to replicate and determine the cause of the trigger reset issues. Apparently, the Gen1 frames were made from a slightly softer polymer than the Gen2 frames, and the strength of my grip flexes the frame just enough to bind up the trigger components causing a slow/sticky reset.  I ended up replacing all of the Gen1 trigger components (including the hammer and trigger itself) to brand new Gen2 components that I stoned and polished.  Replacing all the internal parts has completely eliminated the trigger reset issue and the double action trigger pull is now very smooth. My guess is that the newer parts have tolerances that work better together even when the frame flexes slightly when I grip the gun.