I accomplished quite a bit for one week. Last weekend was the USPSA pistol match up in Marysville about an hour north of Seattle. This weekend we had a tactical rifle match on Saturday in Renton and again in Renton on Sunday was another USPSA event. As you can see in the video the weather Sunday brought us a flukey snow storm. I was panicked since I drove my Challenger that day and the snow was sticking to the road. We had 3 more stages to go and I thought if I did not leave soon I was not going to get home. Silly me. As I drove only a few miles away the skies were clear and ground dry. What the heck? We were in a bubble back there. There was no way to tell. So I feel stupid I rushed off like that. From now on I will just take our truck and not worry about the weather. Looking ahead at match schedules in all disciplines I shoot I will have something every Saturday and Sunday. No excuses for lack of practice that is for sure.
I am humbled to go out and not perform in action events as well as I do in my high power shooting. I want to be able to just go out there and do well and win. I want to do well now. I am borrowing Charles’ Stag Arms until my JP rifle comes in April. We still had some feeding issues and then some of our ammo had no powder in it. Oops. Getting used to the progressive also. I just received 5 new extended magazines from Henning for my Tanfoglio. We put an extension kit on an older mag I had as well. At the match the old one was my first magazine and my gun did not like it at all! That one will be set aside. The others worked great. Now I have 20 plus 1 rounds instead of the stock 15 round mags. Although I was at the bottom of the pack over the weekend I feel I performed fairly well.
I know I need tons of matches and dry fire practice. Along with my shotgun loading I am taking one hour a day and practicing dry fire drills. I am researching different drills to do. I will certainly share my favorites when I have put in a couple more weeks. My shotgun loading is going really well. At the moment I am not using my belt with loaded shell holsters. I am trying to get the hand movements and the feel of holding 4 shells at a time and loading fluidly. I will start adding the belt this week. I gave my FN (that West Coast Armory so nicely gave to me) to my gunsmith to weld the loading gate to a solid piece. The gate comes as a prong shape. It likes to grab and mangle your thumb as you load. Not fun trust me. Some very bad words were escaping my mouth. I resorted to wrapping my thumb to practice. I don’t think I should have to put up with that right? I will get the gun back tomorrow and give it a try. I also ordered a bright red large bolt handle and bolt release button. Should be all suited up for 3 Gun in no time. I can only hope that the new FN SLP Competition they are making has these features I am having to custom make. I saw a prototype at Shot Show but it seemed to still be in design stage. Supposedly it is coming out later this year. But I may have mine all broken in and not want to change. We will see what they come up with.
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