23 February 2012

New sights on my HK45C

Yesterday in the evening I installed Heinie sights (Straight 8, Slant Pro, QWIK) in my HK45C. I managed to do so without damaging sights or slide (I endorse great guide to installing sights from Dave Dawson - on his Youtube channel). Today I had some 15 or 20 minutes to try zeroing them. Overall impression is that those are great sights. Well defined, easy to use. Definitely worth upgrade over factory HK Superluminova sights (that are not as bad as some say).

Unfortunately looks like those sight POI is well above POA (about 4" at 27 yards). I actually like to have POI area split by top of front sight at 27 yard and have POI under tritium dot at 10-16 yards. I must look for option of higher front sight from Heinie.

Target has 2 groups - one going from top left to low right was me drifting rear sight and looking for POA/POI relation. Second group I tried to shoot constant POA - looks like this can be very accurate pistol, if shooter does not disturb it or do stupid things with trigger (I was shooting off hand, I never use pistol rest). I definitely must train more with .45ACP before I will use it for CCW.

21 February 2012

Liga Sportera @ Military Range

First Liga Sportera organized on military reactive targets range. Shooting was fun, however military targets insisted on no recognizing hits, even from 7.62x51. Best was 7.62x39, probably provided higher vibration on targets, but it was lottery anyway. There are two versions on it:

1. Polish Army recognizes widespread use of personal ballistic protection and train to this conditions ;)
2. Target sensors are worn out completely :)

Moving targets at 200m and 300m were responding properly. Also some 200+m targets seemed to register hits best, while closest targets (easiest) needed sometime 5-10 hits, preferably a double tap to react.

BTW I must get myself better camera with wider lenses. It will make easier for my "draftee" cameraman. Should I get Contour camera as well? Please comment.

07 February 2012

Liga Sportera, ZKS 5.02.2012

Last Sunday we had Liga Sportera match in ZKS club in Warsaw. Total was 4 stages. Stage 3 and 4 (both pistol+shotgun) were not recorded (I messed them up anyway. Range has only 2 bays certified for dynamic shooting and only one certified for rifle, so this limits size of match. Temperature was about -14C to -18C (7F to 0F).

03 February 2012

Installed Dawson sights on my HK P30L

Last week I got set of competition kit sights for HK P30L, made by Dawson Precisions. Sights are with fiber optic front and plain rear sight. I followed great intruction on installing sight from Dave Dawson on his You Tube channel and had (almost) zero problem installing sights. Those instructions can be found here: rear sights and front sights.

Then I went to the range to confirm zero on new sights. I was shooting off hand 10 shot groups on distances (left to right target) 10m, 15m and 25m. Those are not best groups I ever made. It was my "trigger jerking" day apparently. I promise to try harder next time.