This week on Down Zero TV, I took a short break from shooting IDPA matches and trying to get down zero to shoot the first match in the Northwest Championship USPSA Series. The Northwest Championship is sort of like the NASCAR “points” series, except for USPSA in the state of Washington. There are several matches across the different USPSA clubs in the Northwest, with each match being worth either 1 or 2 points. At the end of the season, the match percentages are averaged and the winners are awarded class and division trophies. The first Section match of the season was held at Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club in Bremerton, WA. Here’s the match breakdown, all six stages with third-person video.
- Gun: Colt 1911 XSE Rail Gun
- Magazines: Chip McCormick 10 round Power Mags
- Ammo: BVAC 230 grain FMJ (175 power factor)
The reason I shot Limited-10 instead of Single Stack is twofold. First off I just like L10. There’s something about it that amuses me more than shooting Single Stack or Production, and I’ve said before that I believe it’s USPSA’s most under utilized division. The second part of the reason is that with all the practice I’ve been doing for Production division, I’m getting in the habit of developing strategies around 10 round guns, and I don’t want to break that habit until I switch to Single Stack and CDP before the World Shoot.
For my first championship series match, I’m not really happy with my overall performance. While the scores haven’t been posted yet, I’m confident that I did well enough in L10 to set the stage for a successful run at the Northwest Championship, but at the same time I know that I didn’t shoot to the best of my ability. The next Northwest Championship series match that will be a part of Down Zero TV will be July 24th; I’m going to have a lot of opportunities in the meantime to tighten up my L10 game to make a run at that title!