GUN New Gun and IDPA Videos from this Sunday

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  1. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    Okay, I violated one of my big rules of never buying used guns, but I bought this from a shooting buddy whom I shoot with every weekend and I've literally been there for most of the rounds that have gone through the gun and he gave me a screaming deal on it. More on that later...

    Once again OTer Jeri didn't show... :squint:

    Too bad cause it was a pretty cool day. Shot my new to me gun, ran well, got to demo some new hardware for the 1911 afterwards, and despite forgetting my AR15, I still got to shoot the rifle side stage afterwards with my buddies AR.

    Checkmate has a newly designed single stack mags that has been the curiosity of many of our local 1911 owners, so they sent out a bunch of mags and they allowed us to use during the match.

    My squad consisted of some of the Area's top brass, including King County Chief Firearms Instructor for the King Count SWAT, another member of KC Swat, and Bellevues Chief Firearms Instructor. We also had two other Master shooters, one of which is father to none other than International shooter Travis Tomasie, Squire Tomasie ( we call him the lion breeder, lol) If you don't know Travis, better axe somebody. My buddy Bobby, Director of Sales for Blade Tech and Smith and Wesson Sponsored shooter with his tricked out Performance Center .38 super 1911 takes 1st place overall.

    We had a good time and every one seemed to step their game up today. My little brother took 1st in his division and 6th overall, spanking me. I took 8th, still get acclimated with my gun and it's sights is my excuse. But the field was fierce consisting of some of the divisions best and we had a strong match in the middle of winter.

    Anyhow, here are some footage from yesterdays meet. I'm still working on getting the rest up because I'm still beat from yesterday, but I'll post them up as they become available. Most of the footage I shot here including footage I've posted in the past with Bobby from Blade tech will be used
    at the SHOT show. So if anyone goes to the shot show, you may see some familiar video.

    Enjoy!

    KC Swat Trainer and Firearms Instructor Darrion H.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMcNHvGIx4Q

    Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1FLWJEtdv8

    I was really bummed out that the video died on my last stage because on my next transition to the last target I actually dove across the otherside of the barrels and fired two shots while I was diving that grouped half an inch apart in the "0" down section. It was a riot, everyone got a kick out of it and all I could think was "damm, I hope that camera caught that...". Too bad, had to be there. Gutsy move, but I pulled it off. lol
     
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    Sardaukar Active Member

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    Very nice. Wish I had more money to get into competition.
     
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    I wish I was skilled enough to do that :\. I have a 1911 and reload 45. :hs:.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    It looks so constricting to do all that shooting in a big coat.

    and :rofl: at buzz lightyear.
     
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    yeah, I agree. But that's the whole thing about IDPA. To shoot and react with "CCW" gear as you would on a daily basis drawing and engaging from "concealment", even though most of the guys have the "IDPA" uniform on with 5.11 vests and pants, wtf? At least I got to wear my vest and not have to wear my Parka.
     
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    Everyone starts somewhere. You do anything any amount of time you can get good at it. Find a club and find out! :)


    Here's Bellevue Polices Chief firearms instructor Yong Lee. he's also one of our Area's top shooters and Master class shooter.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dQNKN58ZDc

    And my little brother. He did exceptionally well that day and took first place in Stock Service Pistols with his stock Glock 17 and was amongst some Master Class shooters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPYgylvb9Ik

    And this is Bobby McGee. Smith and Wesson Sponsored shooter and Director of Sales for Blade Tech. He placed 1st place overall as well as winning 1st in Enhanced Service Pistols division.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i5Audm7T-M
     
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    So I need to find a club in my local area?
     
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    definitely! I'm pretty sure you can find a club nearby or somewhat close. It will give you a whole new appreciation for guns and will change your mindset on what a good gun is. You actually get to see if it's just a pretty gun, or a gun that'll perform under pressure. You'll never want to shoot static at a non moving target ever again.

    it's really easy to get into, and if your club is anything like mine, they'll be tripping over each other to get a new guy started. Competitive shooters are some of the nicest guys you'll meet. Better than some of the weirdos I meet at ranges.
     
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    Cool will research tomorrow at work.
     
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    let me help you out...

    here's some of your area's schedule for IDPA events in your area...

    http://www.matchreg.com/schedule.html

    and their website for CT sport shooters...

    www.matchreg.com

    Call or email the MD (Match director) say "hey, I'm interested in giving this a try, can you help me get started..." and that's all it takes.

    I am not responsible for the gun and gear whoring that is to come. This'll give you a whole different motivation for gun whoring. Good luck! Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.
     
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    Have a little gun malfunction @1:45? Just goes to show how likely it is to have a mishap in a defensive situation. :eek3:

    Oh, and I really REALLY need/want to get into this. Looks like my local club only has IDPA matches on Saturdays, which sucks, because I usually work Saturdays. :wtc:

    I'd check out USPSA/IPSC but they don't have their '08 schedule posted yet.

    Nice shooting man.
     
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    yup, that's why you train, and integrate drills to quickly clear those issues when issues arise. No gun is perfect, and I've experienced them in all my guns including my Glocks. If you've never had a malfunction of some sort with your gun, you don't shoot or train hard enough. Nothing is absolutely perfect, nothing.

    I also had some issues with my friends AR that I used at the rifle side stage. I was late going to the match and forgot my Rifle, but my friend let me run his, although it was a Lefty AR, so I had some issues with controls not being where I'm used to them at. Here's some footage of me from the rifle side stage.

    I know, it's goofy but he kept his bipod attached. Hey, can't complain, he let me run his AR.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cTgbaTAv3k


    some more footage form other shooters. This was a blast!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5fOeNlp8Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrchHBTII8Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vYssverv8
     

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