Dialog

Good against watermelons is one thing. Good against the living? That’s something else.

You don’t believe in the Judge, do you?

Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen *anything* to make me believe that one “all-powerful” revolver/shotgun hybrid is ever going to be anything but marginal. Marketing hype doesn’t control my purchases. It’s all bunch of simple tricks and nonsense.

USPSA website hacked, usernames and passwords posted in the open

Important notice for our readers who are USPSA shooters: The USPSA website was hacked and a list of emails and passwords published in the open.

Whatever email address and password you used to login to USPSA is compromised, if you use that password anywhere else I’d recommend changing it immediately.

An actual compromise

How come whenever an anti-gun person asks us to “compromise” or “meet in the middle” what they actual mean is “just give up some more of your rights?” I’ll be honest, if someone wrote a well-researched universal background check bill (instead of the crap they’re trying to push) I’d support it, on the condition that bill also provide for nationwide concealed carry reciprocity (Shaneen Allen’s Law) and the removal of SBR, SBS, and suppressors from the NFA list. That would be an actual compromise.

Which is why it will never, ever happen.

Reloads on the move

At the 2014 IDPA Nationals, I did more reloads on the move than I had done at every single IDPA national match before that combined. This despite reloads on the move being generally illegal, except for one caveat: if you run dry in the open. Revolvers run dry in the open a lot, it seems.

Training notes 07/30/2014

Dry fire training with S&W 929 9mm, draws and reloads.

Draw times were (in reverse order) 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75 and no time (warm up). Hit my goal of sub 1.00 second draw with the 929 and the Safariland holster, although I’m getting perilously close to using a “scoop” draw technique. The “scoop” draw is really fast, but runs the risk of dumping the gun on the ground resulting in a trip to DQ. Since Friday is the night before the match, I won’t set a training goal for that, just some general draws and reloads. Next training goal will be for Monday, try to get a 0.90. I’ll have to use a video camera to verify my times since my ability to tell when I’ve beat the timer or not starts to degrade sharply under 1.00 second.

Reload pars were 3.50, 3.00, 2.50, 2.25. I could get under 2.25 about 75% of the time, but the other 25 was rough – big bobbles and problem. I then spent some time chasing a sub 2.00 second load, which I never hit. I got close a couple of times, but at that speed, trying to load the gun in the hurry means there is a lot going on and I’m very out of practice with a wheelgun. I want to try and get that sub-2.25 down pat (8 loads) before I go any further trying to shrink my time. Once I can clean that, I’ll go for smaller increases, like .10 seconds as opposed to jumping all the way to a sub 2.00.

Had to move today’s live fire session to Thursday, too much “real job” to do.

Revolvers: they’re fun!

Training Notes 07/28/14

Dry fire training with S&W 929 9mm, draws and reloads.

Draws pars: 2.00, 1.75, 1.50, 1.25. Beat 1.25 goal 4/5 tries. Set next goal for 1.00, star time at 1.75. All the draws were done with a trigger press at the end as well.
Reload pars: 4.00, 3.50, 3.00, 2.50. 3 seconds was about my balance point before I started getting fumbly, I can beat 2.5 but not 100% of the time. I did all the reloads with a shot at the end, so it was a reload and a clean trigger press.

Working with a new gun is difficult, but kind of fun. I really like moonclip guns, and the 929 is pretty well set up from the factory. Now that the action’s been tuned up a wee bit, I’m even more excited to shoot it. Next live fire session is Wed, I’m going to put these pars on the live fire clock and see what the difference is.