Thursday, April 25, 2013

Re: Champer Empty Carry & Weak / Support Hand Injuries

A couple weeks ago I discussed chamber empty carry (condition 3 or C3 carry) and that a lot of persons that carry in that manner don't take into account how quickly an injury can negate "all the training" they put into drawing the gun "The same way every time"

When discussing this on the forums, a lot of the C3'ers will scoff at the mention of such an injury.

Today I sliced my thumb, barely missing some tendons.

Caution, some mild pics below. Not too nasty but if bloody pics make you squeamish, you may not want to look at them.

Click "Read More" below to continue.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Point Blank Truth: USAF: Safariland, no more SERPA

The Point Blank Truth: USAF: Safariland, no more SERPA:

As a follow up to:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blackhawk Pistol Club April IDPA Macth - 4/28/13

Our 2013 season opening matches are fast upon us. USPSA starts this Sunday and our IDPA match will be on Sunday the 28th. We are running all Sunday matches for IDPA this year, this years schedule is below.

If you've forgotten where the range is, we are located on the west side of RT63, south of US20, across from the John Deere Implement.
For IDPA we will be shooting a full eight stages but are keeping the minimum round count down to approximately 70rds due to the ammo shortages.
For a look at the stages, see them HERE, these are just overviews and actual stages may vary.

Times for the April Match (04-28-13) are as follows:
Match times are as follows:
Setup: 07:00/07:30
Sign in: 08:30
New shooter orientation: 09:00
Safety brief - stage walk through: 09:30
Shooting starts: 10:00

As mentioned in a previous mailer there is a new Iowa Shooters Forum and we are looking to use it as our "home" forum.

Also, please make sure that the email addresses:

Are in your safe list, we will be starting to send match updates from those addresses in the coming months.


Also of note is that some time during the year RT63 will be under construction, we will be posting updates as that progresses.
Our match schedule for the year is:

7-28 - IDPA Classifier
10-27 - Halloween Match
11-24 Week Before Thanksgiving.

Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook

Hope to see you at our first matches of the 2013 season!



Saturday, April 6, 2013

First Look: Trijicon HD Night Sights - HK45

I recently ordered the Trijicon HD sights w/ orange front for my HK45 from and had them installed today. Just how "high vis" is the front sight? Here's a picture focused on the rear sight

The front sight looks like a ball of fire landed on it.

I don't think there will be any missing that front.

First impressions on the sights are good. Like all Trijicon products I've had experience with these are well made and installed pretty easily. The sights are taller than I thought. The rear sight has a nice angle to it and is nicely serrated to reduce glare. The lamps are nice and bright (no duh, they're new) will get some shooting in this month with our IDPA season opener.