Steel Match: Win SSP, 3rd of 21 with M40A1

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by ThaiBoxer, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    Showed up late to a steel match after taking my 3 y.o. girl to her dance class. Shot some real good stages, and boffed one. I've been shooting minor PF .40 ammo, AKA .40 Lite, and it works well. Flawless performance from the Steyr, as expected.

    1st place was the local top gun, 2nd was a .22 shooter, then me.


    Go Steyr!


    Funny: Last night I decided to check my extractor, pulled it out in my garage work area, cleaned extractor etc, glass of mostly gone bourbon next to me...SPROING....takes off and riccochets and lands somewhere behind me. Out comes the super flashlight, look around, nothing. Move cars out of garage, hands and knees, finally find the extractor plunger. No spring. I decide I'll pull the plunger spring from my M9A1 and call SAI with my sob story on Monday. Pull the extractor and spring, go over to the M40A1...ooops M40A1 spring was still in, it never left! Cool, I have all parts! Tiime for more bourbon!

    Go to put the M9A1 extractor parts back in....SPROING. It takes off AGAIN and riccochets and lands somewhere behind me. Out comes the super flashlight, look around, nothing. Move cars out of garage AGAIN, hands and knees, FRACK, now I DO have to call SAI and cry again, finally find the extractor plunger & spring....Yay!

    So THEN I switch out the sights on the new slide I bought for my fiber optic front and PT rear combo (No damn pics!), I line them up and guessstimate best I can. This morning I test before I start shooting the match that I am already late to, and.....dead nuts baby! Right the heck on!

    Now how's that for a Christmas come early story?!?:D:D:D
     
  2. SELFDEFENSE

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    Congrats.
    Sounds like you were having fun like a barrel full of monkeys.
    Lots of things go sproing when you add bourbon to the mix.
     

  3. babj615

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    The only important, yet overlooked question here is,

    What kind of Bourban was it?

    :D:D
     
  4. ThaiBoxer

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    Babj, I appreciate a man who can keep his eye on the key issue. This was Buffalo Trace, a small batch bourbon that is new to me, and I like it.
     
  5. babj615

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    I have never heard of it.... but will look for it the next time I need to procure some liquid courage...

    :D:D
     
  6. ThaiBoxer

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    I hadn't either. Apparenty put out by the same guys who make Blanton's. It's good.
     
  7. ETH77

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    Congrats on your placement!

    I too drink bourbon, mostly MM. When I have my real druthers I drink Old Protrero rye. Made by the folks that make Anchor Steam Beer in SF. It's a single malt 1800's style whiskey, and right tasty to me.

    Take this all with grain of salt, everyone knows we libertarians are a little wierd anyway...:rolleyes:
     
  8. bigtaco

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    and was this new sight any taller than the old one? do tell!! are you dead bang height-wise now too?

    i'm a tequila guy... right outta the bottle is fine.
     
  9. ThaiBoxer

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  10. ThaiBoxer

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    BT, the .225 was way low! I put the .205 back on, and it seemed much more reasonable, but only a bit high. Then last week I took my 9 out again, and it was hitting too high. I need to go try it again with the .225.

    I know one thing. I shoot my .40s a hell of a lot better. I think it is something about the 9mm recoil. I dunno.

    Ben
     
  11. Soverign

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    Me too Ben. I seem to shoot my 40 flatter than my 9. But I have shot my 40 2to1 over my 9. Now I am dead on with my GB!!!!
     
  12. bigtaco

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    that's funny because i shoot the s40 MUCH better than the m9, despite all the "stats" (lower recoil, higher weight, longer sight radius, longer grip etc...)

    that would suggest the m9 being the better shooting gun. if they were readily available, i'd sooner shoot the s40 in competitions. but i'm not going to burn the best carry gun of all time on some pepper poppers!!

    so, .225 went from 6 inches high to "a little high" when it was reinstalled? strange. do you think your eyeball flipped over and your astigmatism is rolling around? hahaha
     
  13. ThaiBoxer

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    No, .205 was hitting a little high, and .225" was way low, like bottom of the A-zone when aimed at the middle at 15-20 yards or so. Then when i went back, .205 was hitting too high to live with. I've since been out and tried the .225 again, and it was too damned low. But......reading the recent FronSight, there is a blurb about some chick shooter who files her FO sight down, so that the top of the "Aimin' Edge©" is close as possible to the big, bright "Lookin' at Dot©" . So...me and my trusty file had a little late night fun-fun with Mr. $40, worthless, Low-hitting, Too-Tall Dawson Precision FO sight, and gave that mutt the cutting he deserved. We shall see if I took off enough.

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  14. ThaiBoxer

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    BT, my filed down .225 was about an inch low today at 12-15 yards. I went home and did about 4 more file passes on it, and also peened the dovetail to tighten it up. I am quite confident that elevation prob is resolved or will be with a few more file passes if needed, and POA=POI in the next 1 or 2 range trips.
     
  15. ThaiBoxer

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    Tested today, POI was very close. I will do about 3-4 more passes, but otherwise it is there. So it ended up being a good thing, getting that .225" FO front.