5th/39 Over all
5th/39 Over all
I’ve been using the TSD Kompressor for a few months now and I’ve found it to be an improvement over other muzzle devices I have used in the past. The Kompressor offers compensation on par with dedicated competition muzzle brakes, without the obnoxious muzzle blast. Muzzle blast can send debris flying when shooting prone obscuring targets down range, increased concussion can be painful to the shooter and match staff when working around obstacles. The Kompressor is truly a multifunctional muzzle device
Ian from ForgottenWeapons.com came out to my Rifle/Pistol competition skills clinic this past weekend. Here is his video review:
2 Gun Action Challenge Match 9-21-2013
This match was a bit different in that we shot the first 3 stages, scores were calculated then shooters faced off in a man vs man shoot off. The winner’s time was reduced by 30 seconds and the loser’s time added 30 seconds. Hans ran a tight race against me, I rushed my last few shots not taking enough time to get a clear sight picture costing me the shoot off. Losing the shoot-off dropped me down from 7th to 14th place/30 shooters.
Phoenix Rod and Gun 3 Gun 9-22-2013
PRG’s 3 Gun match does not change much month to month, but it is an opprtunity to work on speed more than I can at the 2 Gun Action Challenge match which tends to be more accuracy centric with its’ scoring. The Trijicon SRS turned out to be a disappointing optic. The day before at 2 Gun some weird halo effects were noticeable around the reticle particularly during the shoot-off stage. Looking into the sun on stage 1 at PRG the dot was not clear at all. Depending on the angle I looked at targets a red rectangle appeared around the reticle. When I went prone the dot became more clear and I could shoot the targets at range easier. This review on The Bang Switch is entirely accurate. I still managed to place 1st/6 in Tac-Limited.
Rio Salado Rifle Match 9-29-2013
I switched back to the Aimpoint Micro on my CAV-15, which is a better fit for this rifle anyway due to weight savings. 16th/79 Shooters.
I’ve carried this Glock 34 since 2005. In 2011 after the factory finish was eaten away and pitted from sweating all over it during the hot months in Arizona, I had it Nickel Boron coated. Two years later the Nickel Boron coating was wearing through from sweating on it during daily carry. Even with daily wipe downs it kept getting worse.
It became clear that the corrosion was forming at the back of the pistol where the sweat guard on my holster stopped. After 8 years of carry it was time to retire the old pistol and get a new one. It was also time to get a new holster.
TCB Holsters is a custom holster manufacturer located in San Tan Valley, AZ. I met with the owner, Jason, and showed him my old holster and the corrosion problem I was having on my Glock. Jason said extending the sweat guard all the way up past the back of the slide wouldn’t be a problem. A few weeks later my new holster was done.
In addition to protecting against sweat, the XenoMod also is more comfortable because it keeps the rear sight from being able to press into the body. If you use sights with sharp edges or serrations this is another big advantage in comfort.
TCB Holsters will be offering the XenoMod on most models. Contact them here.
2nd/4 Iron Sight Division
I decided to shoot this match with Iron sights to get some use out of my Hahn Precision BUIS. I have not shot Iron sights only at a match in years. Shooting with irons takes more work than a dot, but the Hahn BUIS’ low profile offers an uncluttered sight picture, which is nice for rapid target acquisition.
I also tried the TSD Combat Systems Kompressor muzzle device for the first time. It has noticeably less dust signature than other muzzle devices I’ve used (see the 3rd stage throwing the kettle bell). I’ll have to try it on some close range hoser stages to get an idea of how fast I can run with it (the stages here are more accuracy centric due to limited round count or scoring on paper). It does have minimal muzzle jump and a recoil feels like more of a straight push back. Being effective and not throwing up a big cloud of dirt with each shot is a big advantage over other devices.
TSD Combat Systems Glock 17
2/28 Tac Scope, 4/44 Over All
Rifle: SCAR-H with Cavalry Manufacturing PMAG Lower. The PMAG lower continues to function flawlessly.
Pistol: Glock 34 with Warren Tactical/Sevigny Sights
Every stage this month had 60 second par time, and several had limited round counts that made making hits critical. When faced with these kinds of shooting problems, it is critical to slow down enough to make reliable hits. A miss is far worse than not taking enough time to make sure you are stable enough to ensure a hit.