I have been attending a lot of 3-Gun matches lately, and I am definitely enjoying it! 😁 A couple of small issues at this match, but overall I was happy with my performance. I ended up in 2nd place Overall out of 8 total. We had some long distance shots for shotgun with a slug (I missed that target), as well as a long distance shot with pistol (a little over 100 yards) which made me happy that I chose to use an optic on my pistol. We also had a difficult left hand lean around a wall to engage several shotgun targets, and a strong-side/weak-side rifle engagement. Definitely a match full of challenges. 😉
Saturday, May 12, 2018
This Outlaw 3-Gun match had a little bit of a twist... we were required to use actual concealed carry guns with only one extra mag (30 rounds total on the body), and we were limited to 30 rounds for the rifle and only 7 rounds for the shotgun on each stage (i.e. - no reloading). I decided to use my Glock 19 based Polymer80 build with a Trijicon RMR, because I wanted to see if picking up the dot with an RMR was as easy as it is with the Burris Fastfire III that I use on my optic-equipped competition guns. I'm going to be installing an RMR onto an extra CZ P-07 slide and will use the RMR/P-07 combo extensively for every day concealed carry usage, so this was a great test to make sure the smaller RMR was still a good option. While I am still pretty slow with my 3-Gun performance, I am getting a little bit better and ended up in 3rd place Overall out of 11 total. Definite improvement. 😀
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Due to the high temps today, I decided to use one of my actual carry guns with T-shirt concealment at this IDPA action pistol match. Unfortunately, my reloaded competition ammo that I was using at this match was loaded slightly too long for my optic equipped CZ-USA P-07 Urban Gray and I ended up with a failure to eject on the first stage which took some time to clear. At the end of each stage, the chambered rounds were getting stuck in the gun during the "unload and show clear" procedure. My new grip technique is apparently keeping the slide from locking back on an empty mag (this may have been ammo related too), so I wasted time on the clock wondering if my gun was actually loaded or empty. 😒 I also lost the front sight off of the gun on the third stage, but I didn't even notice it was missing until after the match was over. 😕 I still ended up in 3rd place out of 13 total overall, but I felt like it could've definitely gone better.
CZ-USA P-07 Urban Gray with Burris Fastfire 3