Well, I’ve got my gun, mags and ammo tuned and ready to go for the Single Stack Nationals tomorrow. Spent today driving up from home, making a stop at Graf & Sons to pick up some ammo for the upcoming Midwest 3-Gun match before making it in to Hannibal, MO.
I spoke with Yamil Sued for a few minutes and he said that all of the Thursday/Friday shooters completed the entire match today, hedging against bad weather tomorrow. So, after looking at the forecast, I tend to agree, as it looks like things could get real nasty tomorrow afternoon, hopefully it will hold off until we finish the stages we are supposed to shoot.
I’m sorry to say that it looks like I won’t be able to give any updates from the range, as the my phone (which was just replaced…) has taken a turn for the worse, and after spending about an hour talking to AT&T, it looks like I’ll be needing another replacement phone. The wi-fi itself still functions, so if I can find any internet around the range, I’ll try and send a quick note to Facebook.
Off to bed for an early start, will keep ya’ll updated as much as possible.
Lately, I’ve had several people ask me why I’m shooting 38 Super instead of the 9MM Pro Series, so I decided to go ahead and write a post solely about it.
The main reason I’m shooting my 38 Super instead of my 9MM Pro Series is because I have proven the magazines for my 38 Super are better suited for a USPSA type match than the 9MM magazines I have, without being tuned. Normally, I tune all my equipment over the winter in preparation for the coming year, but since I was at Ft. Benning this past winter, I did not get a chance to do so. Therefore, I did not have the opportunity to fine tune my 9MM to the setup that works for me.
While the 9MM magazines are very reliable, they are hard to seat with 10 rounds loaded using the magwell I prefer, whereas the 38 Super magazines can seat very easily with the same magwell. I believe the 9MM magazines can be tuned to work with the magwell I have, but like I said, I did not have the chance before the match to do so.
Also, my 9MM Pro Series did not have the adjustable sights that my 38 Super already had on it. If I had decided to use the 9MM, I would have had to work on the sight alignment as well as the magazines.
Overall I decided to go with a proven setup given the time table I have had to work with. It worked well for me last year, and I expect to get similar, if not better results this year.
I know Julie Golob has had very good results using her 9MM Pro Series and eventually, I hope to get mine set up properly for use in future matches.