This week I put away one Glock 17 for the other Glock 17 and made the decision to shoot Carry Optics. There is several reasons behind why I made the change, one of them being that I was starting to feel bored and burnt out. I haven’t done hardly anything with the gun since the Super-Classifier in May and I only started to dry-fire it on Tuesday. Got a good live-fire session on Friday so I felt comfortable to say the least. Planning out the stages at the beginning of the day felt a little weird planning out shots past 10 rounds. I felt that I had decent stage plans but didn’t have huge expectations.
Started out the match on stage 4. The stage required mandatory reloads, strong hand and weak hand only shooting. My index out of the holster was a little bit off so I was having to search for the dot. I made my hits and I moved to the second shooting box and went strong hand only and tagged a no-shoot and threw a Mike. The second string was a little bit of the same thing with another Mike. I really will need to work on the one handed shooting. My index was decent but the dot was dancing like crazy and I struggled following it. Overall it was a alright stage since I didn’t zero it like most of the other shooters did.
Stage 5: CM 03-03
Stage 5 was a classifier. Draw was slow and I then raced a little too much with a shitty grip and ended up tagging a no shoot right on the perf so I still got the A. So pretty much poor grip and slow on the dot.
Poor grip again and and pushed the speed a little too much on the upper array. Reload went well but when I went to the lower array I didn’t see any thing but the targets. I didn’t see my dot AT ALL, I just blazed through. I threw a ton of C’s and D’s on the stage. I needed to slow down a tick and get a solid grip as well as see something. Live and learn and move on.
The steel was falling slower than it needed to be and I ran like a lumbering elephant. I was tracking the dot OK. Still really slow on the dot and got hung up on the wall but didn’t allow it to snag me to the point of a DQ. Overall I hit everything accurately and actually gripped the gun. Just need to work on tracking the dot and moving my lumbering ass.
Memory stage and overall it went well. I gripped the gun and didn’t miss a target. Threw a lot of C’s on the stage which will need to be cleaned up before Area 3. Didn’t get any match video for this stage as I forgot to had my phone to someone.
Again I forgot to hand off my phone. I wasted a lot of time on this stage doing stupid shit. On the start I found the dot fairly quickly and fired 2 shots on the steel poppers. I called 2 good shots and heard the dings but one of the poppers didn’t fall. I noticed it as I stepped out of the box so I had to go back which easily cost me a couple of seconds. On my last target I started my reload a little too early and pulled the shot off for either a Mike or a D. I shot the rest of the stage and looked back at the target to see only one hole to in a moment of not wanting a Mike I fired 2 more shots which added to my time.
Overall it was a good match. I have a lot of work to do before Area 3 but I feel good so far with the minimal practice I have had with the gun. I will be hitting the dry-fire like crazy and live-fire as well. I finished 9th overall today. I still dropped to many points through the day but will be working on that. This has lit a fire under me which is what I needed. Now to see how well I can do coming up.