Sunday, December 18, 2016

Crutches? No problem!

Well, I'm not gonna lie, the being back on crutches has me a bit deflated. But, thanks to the folks over at USCCA and their sending me this awesome new rangebag, I was able to at least grab all my stuff and hobble over to my range to get some Sunday Gunday in to make myself feel a little better.

3 round, multiple target engagements at 15-25ft with my Sig Sauer P229 and P938. It's amazing how cathartic a couple hundred rounds of 9mm can be. They don't call it a boomstick for nothin'. Even though I'm not going to be able to compete for the next few weeks because of the crutches, I can still keep my muscle memory and reflexes sharp.

Monday, December 12, 2016

A little food for thought

It's funny, I was having a conversation the other day with some male friends (yes, I purposely didn't say "men") where they were talking about violence and if the need for it exists. Yes, yes indeed it does. Those of us who are or were on the tip of the spear have seen the evil that men do. Not the "evil" people talk about in this country...but the REAL evil abroad...practiced by tyrants, despots and their disciples. No worries, you can sit back on the homeland and talk about violence...we have, in uniform and will continue, out of uniform, to be there protect you.

Ya, I'm just gonna leave this right here...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Finally able to get back at it

Unfortunately I've not been to the range...or really even standing up over the last 9 days because of reconstructive hip surgery. One of the motivating factors to get me back up and walking was that I wanted to try out that new Mossberg shotgun I bought and that since shooting is a perishable skill, I knew that time off the gun is bad.

Talk about a happy boy to get back on the range! First up, get rounds through that brand new Mossberg 930 JM Pro shotgun...and it's like buttah!!! Smooth action and spot on the target at 20 plus feet...all 8 rds. I mean ALL 8 rounds, center of the target. This good on a static range?! I can't wait to get it outside for hunts and competition. 

 Next up, three round multi-target drills with mag changes with my SigSauer P938 and P229 to knock off some rust...then onto single round multi-target engagements at 30ft with mag changes with both guns. Ya, I missed this. Now that I can stand and move and shoot like this, I gotta find some competitions!

Friday, December 9, 2016

In order to compete in 3 gun competitions, you have to have 3 guns...

I've been looking for a shotgun to round out my 3 gun competition arsenal. Well, they dont come cheap...especially if you're on a budget. but after a lot of research I found THE gun to have.

Now that I'm up and moving around easily, I finally got some time to look over/enjoy my new O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. 930 JM Pro series shotgun. If you're not a shotgunner you don't know who Jerry Miculek is (the namesake of the JM Pro series)...but when he has input to a gun, with his nearly 100 National and World titles and his years of experience, you know the platform will be top notch. His input resulted in: an oversized charging handle/bolt release/safety (so you'll never miss with bare or glove hands), a beveled loading gate for faster reloading, corrosion resistant finishes on the gun for smooth shooting and easy cleaning, adjustable trigger stop, vented rib, 3 adjustable chokes, fiber optic front site, which get a competition quality (clay or 3 gun) semi-auto shotgun right out of the box at literally half the price of other "competition" shotguns. I can't wait to get back on my feet in earnest so I can put this gun through it's paces on the range and in the woods.