Archive for September, 2012

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #9

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

16,071 rounds 8 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages 6 mags deadlined It's been more than 3,300 rounds since the three stoppages I experienced with my carry ammo and mags. The gun has been functioning properly ever since I swapped to a 14# variable recoil spring per the recommendation of Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision). About 100 rounds of ...

IDPA Nationals Results

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Caleb at Gun Nuts has posted the winners of this past week's IDPA National Championship held in beautiful Oxford, NC. Top places went to: Stock Service Pistol: Robert Vogel (206.62 with 31 points down) Enhanced Service Pistol: Matthew Mink (238.93 with 48 points down) Custom Defense Pistol: Glenn Shelby (248.48 with 44 points ...

Another Name on the F.A.S.T. Wall

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Congratulations to class champion Donald Wilhite for his 6.05 F.A.S.T. time at last weekend's Aim Fast Hit Fast class, earning himself a spot on the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame. Also, congratulations to Ashton Ray, already on the Wall, for another Advanced-level performance in class. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #8

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

14,116 rounds 8 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages 5 mags deadlined Given the events earlier this week, it seemed appropriate to provide a quick update. Between this month's KSTG match and a long practice session, the SACS/Warren gun fired 1,108 rounds without any stoppages shooting a mix of 124gr +p HST carry ammo and 124gr mil-spec Cleanfire 54882  practice ammo. ...

Hi-Point Challenge Enters Week 4

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Tim (TCinVA) continues to take it for the team, finishing up the first month of dedicated Hi-Point shooting at with some genuinely surprising results. The gun actually looks good in a high quality holster. Dot Torture at seven yards turned in a 43 out of 50! And not to pick on ... DotW #45

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

DocGKR has posted this week's Drill of the Week at F-PAR High% Draw Huh? It's a "floating PAR" drill, meaning that each time you try it, you adjust your PAR time based on success or failure. Each attempt has a direct consequence on your next. If you shoot it in time, you lower the ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #7

Monday, September 17th, 2012

13,008 rounds 8 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages 5 mags deadlined It's been a tumultuous time with the SACS/Warren gun. At the two month mark, I did some skill assessments and came to an unpleasant conclusion: I wasn't really getting any better with this gun. I'd made a number of changes in terms of technique and approach to ...

The End(?) of the RECOIL Magazine “Sporting Purpose” Fiasco

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Well, Jerry Tsai has resigned from RECOIL Magazine over the HK MP7A1 "sporting purpose" dustup. I've got mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, my impression is that both the folks who run RECOIL and Tsai himself learned a hard lesson about what the Second Amendment means... and the fact that ...

Week Three of the Hi-Point Challenge

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Check out what Tim (aka TCinVA aka JohnWayne777 aka The South Park Killer) has to add in this week's update to the Hi-Point Challenge conducted over at GunNuts. Spoiler alert!!! The gun malfunctions some more, but so far Tim has not lost any teeth or eyes. Candidly, we're all surprised it's still ...

HK Responds to RECOIL

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

As mentioned yesterday, the folks at RECOIL Magazine have been trying to blame Heckler & Koch for the magazine's recent article and subsequent public relations fiasco calling the HK MP7A1 unsuitable for ownership by private citizens. Today, Heckler & Koch put forth a formal public statement on the issue: Some readers ...