SFPS – 07/09/17 Match review

Went to Sioux Falls last weekend for a match. It turned into a very hot day but it was fun none the less. The guys that are setting up the stages are very understandably getting frustrated about being the only ones that setup, I wish I could assist more, but sometimes I have to work. Brandon and I got squadded together and asked to RO. Neither of us are RO’s but we said yes. When we actually started shooting, Randy was suddenly on our squad and he also did some of the RO stuff.

I got a new belt in the mail on Saturday, so that evening I set it up and moved some things around including dropping the holster on the mount and straightening my first 2 mag pouches to a more vertical position. So I had a couple issues with a clean draw stroke, but mag changes were still fine. (more…)


Sioux Falls Practical Shooters – 06/25/2017

Club match with the Sioux Falls Practical Shooters club in Brandon, SD. Took 2 new guys to the match with me, it was their first match. It was a preacher and his son, and I think they had a good time and will probably be back at some point.

Forgot to squad on Practiscore, so ended up in squad 5 with Sherwyn and Nick, and a bunch of new guys. Brandon somehow ended up on 5 also.


2017 Mile High Showdown


Drove out to Colorado for the 2017 Mile High Showdown at Ben Lomond Gun Club in rural Eastern Colorado.  Stayed at the Coyote Motel Limon, in Limon Co which was about 30 minutes away from the range, but 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs or Denver and the area is light on entertainment.  The range is at much higher elevation than I am used to and it was supposed to be hot, so I spent an extra day in Colorado Springs to get used to doing activities in less air.


Sick and loading ammo

After I got done shooting on Monday, I could feel a tickle in the back of my throat and could tell I was starting to get some sinus issues. Sure enough by noon my sinuses were completely clogged and my head felt like it was going to explode. It was my day off which sucked as I would have rather done other things. My wife, Carla, was awesome and went into town and picked me up some decongestants, Nyquil and some nasal spray. The nasal spray was the only thing that opened up my nose enough to get a Neti Pot sinus wash through it. Due to my being sick and a pussy, there was no dryfire any of the days I was sick.

By Wednesday around noon I was feeling a little better, so I decided to watch the Mark 7 1050 X do it’s thing.


All cleaned up and lubed ready for my shipment of The Blue Bullets goodness.

I loaded the last of the bullets I had at home, which is okay as I have another 14400 9mm 125gr Blue Bullets on the way. First case arrives tomorrow and the rest in a couple of days.


Trying to get my reloads under a second

I hit the range early to get some training in.  As I haven’t spent a lot of time with the 1911 in many years I have been focusing on the fundamentals in dryfire.  This live fire session was to just confirm the dry fire has been working, and about speed, hot nasty speed.

Started with Accelerator it easy to hit under 6 seconds with A’s and close C’s, been trying to get under 5 seconds.  The best I was able to produce today was 5.32 seconds, but I had one D at 25 yards.   (more…)