I haven’t posted in awhile as there isn’t much going on. Snow and crappy weather, a job that sucks the life out of me and no matches makes for a boring blog.
I submitted my payment and form for open enrollment for Single Stack Nationals, hopefully I got in with the 100 open slots they had to start or I will get wait-listed and have to wait for January 2016 when the unused of the slots go to open enrollment. I have been practicing with the single stack and it has been fun. Everything is feeling pretty good.
I went and put a few rounds through it the other day and it still shoots straight and functions properly. I also got in 8 Tripp Research 8 round magazines in. Timmy is letting me borrow his BOSS holster so that was awesome. I may have to borrow his Trojan for a backup gun when I go to the match. My CR Speeds were converted for skinny mags so that didn’t cost me anything. I may throw a Dawson ICE on the Kimber, but I don’t know how well that will work with the Kimber’s magwell beveled for a Smith and Alexander, will be interesting to see how they match up.
I bought a 1955 Marlin 39 Mountie, which was a gun I had been searching for a long time. My first gun that I purchased was a 39 and I stupidly traded it for a Glock 19 years ago. This one didn’t cost much as it had a couple of drilled and tapped holes in the barrel for a scope mount and a crappy scope on it. The rear stock was also cracked. I replaced the stock with one I hand fitted from PrecisionGunStocks.com, and it turned out nice. I also put in some set screws in the holes in the barrel and cold blued them, it looks okay but I will refinish at some point. I tossed the scope and mounted a new front sight and put a Williams 5D receiver peep sight on the gun. It shoots really well, very happy, and it cost less than any one I could find on GunBroker.
Not much else going on. Dry firing everyday, but my live fire has been lacking. I will be picking it up soon though. My elbow is pain free so that is a great, hopefully it will stay pain free as I ramp up the training again.