Match season is almost here, and this past weekend I shot my first USPSA Production match since August of 2009 – the good news is that all the practice I’ve done in the past year and a half has really improved my shooting. The bad news is that my hat-cam went down and ate all my footage, meaning that I’ve only got one stage to show you a clip from for Down Zero TV. This was my final stage of the day, Stage 3. Here are the results from that stage. I finished 4th on that stage, and since position 1 and 2 were both GMs, I don’t feel too bad about that. Video from the match is to the right.
Results: 6th place, and I shot 75% of the GM that won the match. For my first Production match of the season and first match using the new P250, I’m pretty happy with that result.
The match itself was very good, the crew at Paul Bunyan puts together good, well designed stages. Lots of options, some challenging shots, and lots and lots of steel were the theme at this match, and many shooters (myself included) paid the price for trying to machine gun the steel.
Guns and Gear
The Sig P250 continues to run well; as I mentioned on Gun Nuts I’m getting a short trigger for the gun which should decrease the trigger reach and allow me to get slightly faster follow up shots. My splits were a little slow at this match; I noticed trigger fatigue setting in on a couple of the longer field stages where I had to pull the trigger 30+ times. Obviously, I need to build up my trigger pull strength with more dry fire.
I used two different types of ammo for this match, a mix of S&B 115 grain FMJ and PMC 115 gr FMJ. No issues with the rounds, everything performed reliably and accurately in the gun. As an aside, this is the first gun I’ve had that really runs S&B ammo well; I’ve avoided it for years in other guns, but the Sig P250 eats it up no problems.
This weekend, I’ll shooting my first IDPA match as part of Down Zero TV; this footage will part of the premiere episode of Down Zero TV as well. Hatcams, 3rd person, and even more importantly the commentary to tie it all together. The goal for this weekend’s match will be to shoot the entire match clean; barring that I’ll shoot the match with as few points down as possible.