Independence Day Action Rifle Match 2013

This year the match had a modified version of Trooper division where competitors had to carry everything they would use for the whole match on them during each stage.  The stage designers also included additional challenges in the stages for Troopers to make the match harder.   I placed first in Trooper with my CAV-15 MKII with Leupold HAMR/Aimpoint Micro and Samson Evo Rail.  I also used the new PMAG40 on 4 of the 5 stages, and it worked great.

I used Whiskey Two-Four’s Heavy Rig outfitted with Trooper-Gear pouches for my load bearing gear.  WTF’s 3D airmesh lining made the vest comfortable to wear in the 110º heat, providing both padding for comfort and making the vest breathe better so it wasn’t too hot. The shoulders had the right balance of padding to support the weight comfortably, while remaining unobtrusive in shouldering the rifle properly. The integral Source hydration carrier was convenient to use and refill with the water bottle adapter; a significant improvement over other hydration bladders that require removal from their carriers and unscrewing a cap to refill.  Ease of refilling the bladder was important; I lost 7 pounds of water weight on the range and that was with drinking over 2 gallons over 8 hours.

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About SinistralRifleman

I've been competing in the action shooting sports since 2002. I believe competition shooting to be an excellent way to build gun handling and marksmanship skills and encourage all gun owners to seek out some form of competition shooting. Anyone can become reasonably good at it if they devote the time and resources to do so. Winning, while nice, need not be your goal; bettering yourself through the pursuit of excellence is something we all can achieve.
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