Saturday, July 23, 2022

Outlaw Action Pistol Match 07/23/2022

Outlaw action pistol match at Amarillo Rifle and Pistol club (USPSA rules and IDPA scoring). Not the greatest performance from me, as I was hot, tired, and ready to go home by the 4th stage.  Had a brain fart on the 4th stage and forgot to do a mag change when advancing to the next shooting position, which resulted in a flat-footed reload. The last two stages were hoser stages, and due to my heat exhaustion I shot them as fast as I could without any real regard to accuracy.  They were definitely fast, but lots of points down. Despite my underwhelming performance, I was able to take 1st place overall out of 14 total. I was shooting my beloved CZ P-07 Urban Gray at this match, as I recently re-textured it to fix a previously botched stipple job, and it turned out great! I've been carrying it every day since I re-textured the grip, so I used it at this match too.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

USPSA Action Pistol Match 07/09/2022

USPSA action pistol match at the Lead Farm shooting range in Lubbock, TX. I was shooting my Bul Armory SAS II Tac Commander that I recently updated by refinishing all the controls, hammer, and grip screws in black Cerakote, and I also reinstalled the factory grip module that I textured at RFV Tactical. I had a dumpster fire on the first stage as I went to war on the Texas Star spinning target that resulted in an unexpected flat-footed reload. For some damn reason I could not hit the plates on that thing to save my life, which is odd because I usually do pretty decent on them.  I also had a trigger reset issue on the same stage which may have spooked me by the time I arrived at the Star, but it was embarrassing none the less. I started to wonder if my red dot was not zeroed properly, but I was able to go 1 for 1 on a steel plate rack on the 4th stage that was the same distance away as the Texas Star with no problem. I suspect that the trigger reset issue was due to me simply not let the trigger out far enough to reset properly (aka - trigger freeze) as I do that occasionally with 1911/2011 style guns. The rest of the stages went okay with no more trigger reset issues, but the damage was done on the first stage.  I came in 8th place out of 38 total.