View Full Version : 8F, AND 2" Of SNOW

November 3, 2002, 07:46 AM
Perfect day for a (USPSA) match; I'm goin' shootin'.

EAA Witness in 9x19, my 115g JHP 'standard' ammo (you know, almost SAAMI-sized), and a Sparks 1AT.


Betcha dollar MY gun runs perfect; betcha nother dollar (many) others don't :D .

No, I don't shoot wearing gloves.

Navy joe
November 4, 2002, 07:50 AM
Good job, quittin in the winter is for sissies and trap shooters, but I repeat myself.

Hatch makes some nice police gloves that are thin enough to shoot very well with, The back is Neoprene and keeps the wind off pretty good.

What do you change? Lighter oil, no oil, moly dry lube?

November 4, 2002, 12:28 PM
We had to suffer thru another match day at 82*F and crystal clear air in Palm Springs...didn't even have any wind.

November 4, 2002, 11:20 PM
I would never live below sea level. And 82F is twelve degrees too warm.

For my gun (hardchromed, Nowlin barrel, rear Mec-Gar, some tiny tweaking) I make sure it's not stupid-filthy with crud then lube with BreakFree CLP and some TetraGrease on the slidestop pin, as usual.
My load (my 'midnight' load, 'cause that's when I started development, worked until 3 AM) was designed as a closer-to-SAAMI civilian defense load, using a 115g JHP.
And some powder.
Frankly, I just took an older 9x21/9x19 Major load and reduced its charge weight.
Figured it would function :D :D :D.
Great load, just what I was hoping for; maybe I should chrono it?

I was right; every other gun on my squad (including one cop using his duty Glock) puked at least once, and a few were problematic throughout the match.

I was seventh, and top Limited (had a bad day -- THREE misses).

This Witness is my most reliable gun, with a successful round-count exceeding 20K.
Test bed, and some Major Nine, too :D.
My favorite.

November 6, 2002, 01:51 PM

The City of Palm Springs website states that the city is above sea level, could you be confused with Death Valley which is relatively close by. :)


November 7, 2002, 05:41 AM
Not confused enough to matter :D.

November 8, 2002, 12:29 AM
Heck, we shoot all year round. I have shot when it was so cold the tape wouldn't stick to the card board. However, we usually call a match off when it gets much colder than about 20 below, if the wind is also blowing.

Congrats on winning top Limited. Around these parts it takes one heck of a gunslinger to win Limited, much less shooting minor. Keep up the good work.

November 8, 2002, 05:44 AM
Thanks, but the only reason I do well in bad weather is because I'm already comfortably numb.

Oh, and my guns work.