Unfortunately i forgot my tripod so i had to put the phone in a pocket on my wagonWow! Video now! Nice work on the shooting and the recording.
Yeah, I'm a little bummed. I won't make it tomorrow most likely either. That will be two weekends in a row. Fortunately that doesn't happen often, but tomorrow morning is calling for single digit wind chills again.So no way I am going out today, currently 18 degrees and 30 mph winds. I did run some drills last night though.
Review of Canik MC9Picked up from my LGS today. Did not get the usual discount and paid $439.99 + tax. That is what you get for being impatient. Why did I get this pistol? The plan right now is to run it in Backup gun (BUG) division of IDPA this year. I was looking for the largest and easiest to shoot gun that...www.indianagunowners.com
Yes, yes, and yes. My trigger freeze lately hasn't been complete as in failing to get off the next shot, but enough to slow me down. If you are gripping harder with your firing hand that could definitely lead to trigger freeze. You want most of your pressure to come from your support hand. This should be practiced in dry fire as well so it will carry over.I have experienced trigger freeze at the last couple range sessions. If that is when you fire a shot and then not getting back to reset, you don't touch another round off.
I have been working on gripping the pistol tighter as that is a fault of mine.
Could this be why I am getting the trigger freeze? Do I need to now focus on gripping tighter with the support hand vs both hands?
Bakersfield is good stuff. It is hard to imagine a whole department passing that on the regular.I had other plans for today, but last night a friend dropped off a newly purchased XR920 from Shadow Systems that he asked me to break in for him as he didn't have time. I guess if you really need me too He also provided ammo....
So I took the three target array that I had in the truck and my usual supplies. It was me and my usual shooting partner so setup was easy. It has an SRO mounted on it and I did not check zero until after the cold drill. I ran it from my standard glock rig without issue.
Cold drill was a double dose of the the Old Bakersfield Qual, simply running each string twice. I met all pars except on the very first string which I was .01 over. I did well until the fifteen where I pulled several into the overall silhouette dropping what I would call a total down 12 for a 187 ( loose scoring of the middle of the 8 ring where the number 8 is as the 7" circle, the paper as the next scoring zone for 9 points, and the rest of the silhouette as 6 points). It is atypical for me to trend high right so next I checked zero. Using a 10 yard zero it was about 3 inches high and 3 inche right. I corrected this and confirmed at 25 - poorly...5 were in the 10 ring but I rushed a bit and had several called shots outside.
Bakersfield qual x2
Next I ran a great drill that I hadn't run in some time but find quite challenging. The Warren Advanced 3 Second Standards - https://pistol-training.com/shooting-drills/warren-advanced-3-second-standards/
I ended up with a 47 (cleaned @5, dropped 1 each at 7&10, managed 7 sho, and only snagged 5 each at 15,who, and moving). I have a fair amount of data on this drill and the last few times I had run it were 44(with a .22), 38, 36, 40, 43, 33, 38, and 35. Those were going back to 2015! All irons scores except for the .22. So between my current skill level and a dot, i managed to snag a few extra points but not to the elusive 49 recommended as excellent by TLG haha. This drill practices so many things - draws, transitions both wider and closer because they get more acute as you move back, higher and lower percentage shots, sho & who, and shooting on the move. Fun and excellent time!
I ran probably 50-75 rounds of doubles (too much support hand pressure was causing the dot to track diagonally from top right to bottom left - I run it from a ready and a draw to see if my natural current grip from the holster is different and it actually tracked vertically so long as I didn't think about it and modify it), a modified triple nickel (3 out and over time), a 1-5 (also a few out at 4.7), various other random shots here and there to finish a magazine etc...I finished with two runs of the supertest to a 3x5. The first was an 8.7 but only 6/10. My final run was 10.09 and of course the last shot dropped out because i got lazy/cocky and relaxed my support hand just enough.
I really like the Shadow Systems guns. They are a great way to get glock simplicity without glock ergos. The two i've had the chance to run (this xr920 and a dr920) have been great with this not suffering any issues in the quick 200 rounds despite SS saying they have a break in period. The dr920 did have a few issues but they went away after the first hundred rounds and it was good thereafter. Were i going to purchase one, i would like a dr920l.
After we went to a few gun stores because he needed a few things and I handled several things. During the trip I became smitten with trying a PDP. I've handled them before and didn't have much trouble avoiding the wantsies but today they hit my spot and I actually preferred it to the q5 sf they had. I couldn't reach the mag button on the sf very well and the grip felt fat. The pdp was just right. I may grab a compact to mess around with later this year. I like the longish pre travel and smooth break vs some other options. Texture is good as well as ergos. I think MVS should trade his Legion for one Next week it's back to rimfire rifle stuff.
Stopped by a range to test a firearm. Couple of guys were there who have obviously been friends for decades.
Good reminder of what's important.
I cannot shoot worth a **** .... until I am relaxed.
Today was a very relaxed day!