Monday, July 28, 2014

An Update - 7/28/14

It has been a while since I have posted on the blog. You know how it goes, life gets in the way sometimes. I have still be shooting, just haven't had enough time or really the opportunity to write about it. So this post will serve as a general update on a lot of different things.

I recently picked up a revolver so that I can finally start working my way towards shooting SSR in IDPA. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, just haven't been able to get around to it because it wasn't real high on my list of priorities. I am going to ultra-low-budget route, because I don't have a lot of money to pour into it. My options were to go with a used S&W or Ruger, or find something new for really cheap. I decided to go the new route. There is plenty of information floating around on the internet on S&W's and Rugers and even Colts, but there isn't much floating around the internet on RIA/Armscor revolvers. They make two, the M200 (4" version) and the M206 (2" version). They are essentially the same revolver with different barrel lengths. I picked up a M200 for $220 shipped to my FFL. I could not find anyone who was running one of these revolvers seriously and noting their results, so I plan to change that, if only to see how long it will last. That is what an honest assessment requires.

I have also been participating in something called the Moat Group Criterion. It is essentially an online based monthly competition. July was the first month, and right now I am in second place. This is the drill for this month.

I put in a 4.21 second run at 5 yards and then got smoked by a guy who did a 3.38. I went back after it and got down to 3.43, but that was as close as I could get. The guy with the 3.38 then updated with a 3.09. Truly impressive shooting. I have written before about competitive shooting being a strong motivator for skill development, so if you are looking for something to do and don't want to shoot IDPA/USPSA/Steel Challenge, or maybe can't for some reason, you should look up the Moat Group Criterion. Below are the videos of my two runs. The runs for the guy in the lead are linked above. You should really watch them because they are impressive.