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Range time on Father’s Day, with my Glock 21 and Glock 19.

Smith & Wesson, M&P Shield (9mm) Thoughts.
 
Finally got to put rounds though my M&P Shield today. More than impressed and happy with the firearm. When I first purchased it I cleaned off all the factory grease and CLP and replaced with FireClean, which is the only CLP I use.

350 rounds of Russian ammo, 1 misfire, no other malfunctions. A very nice subcompact indeed. There was noticeable improvement in smoother action and trigger pull after 100 rounds and just more refined by the time I got to 349 rounds. I ran three 8 round mags for today’s range. Also ran 100 rounds in quickly as fast as I could reload the mags just to heat up the gun as I put it though my function check. The trigger is nice and smooth, smoother than my Glock 19 or 21 but I don’t like the fact that the reset is not anywhere near as pronounced as my Glock’s, But I can get over than through training with the gun. I love the extractor, it really throws the spent casings like 10-15 feet away from me as I was firing. 

Sights are good, I prefer Trijicon HD’s as on my Sig Pro, but there’s are backlogged for now. My biggest gripe on the factory sights are the amount of light on the left and right, I like to have ample light like with the Trijicon’s, and there just isn’t much to my liking with the stock sights on the Shield. They are accurate though, no misses out to 40 yards in 10 yard increments without taking forever to get sight picture and fire upon the target which is a 12X20 2/3rd IPSC steel target. 50 yards and beyond with shooting slightly uphill and tall grass I was not able to make good adjustments to walk the gun in since I could not see where the rounds were impacting. I did manage a 65ish yard shot but that was luck more than anything. Recoil is easy to manage not much more than my Sig Pro or my Glock 19 as those have more weight to help. I do like the texture of the grip and how it goes under the trigger guard so you middle finger has a good reference point. 

My only true gripe is with the guide rod. The disk part that seats in front of the barrel, mine  has actually bent just slightly on part of it, I assume from the what I thought was insane initial spring tension the Shield had until I put all those rounds through it. So I’ll be bringing that up with S&W this upcoming week. 

But like I said I am more than happy and impressed with it. I don’t like nor agree with James Yeager on many things but I do agree when he said this is the smallest fighting pistol he would use. But overall it is imo a great carry gun, and very fun on the range to shoot also. Very slender and fits my hands extremely well and feels very natural like i’m not fighting to find that sweet spot with the grip.  Also if your LE, first responder, military and you go to the designated LE dealer as on S&W’s web site you can get quite a substantial discount on the Shield. image

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pittimus84:

Ran TMACS “Set It Off” and “Turn and Burn” drills yesterday like 20 times each. Was a lot of fun, I like the idea of PT and shooting guns.

And yes Trijicon HD Night Sights are very nice pistol sights indeed!

Ran TMACS “Set It Off” and “Turn and Burn” drills yesterday like 20 times each. Was a lot of fun, I like the idea of PT and shooting guns.

And yes Trijicon HD Night Sights are very nice pistol sights indeed!

Me and some folks plan on doing the Spartan Race at WinterGreen here in Virginia on August 23rd, just a idea of what it is for those who have no clue what this or races similar to this are. Looking forward to running it, good times, living life.

Gotta love Jerry’s thoughts on the new Glock 41 .45 ACP or the Super Bowl. 

Gotta love Jerry Miculek, no matter the firearm he’s gonna shoot it fast and accurate. Only Jerry is shooting a Barrett M107 .50 Cal from the shoulder as fast the the gun can cycle.

pittimus84:

Just something put together early this year with footage from last year. Can’t wait for another ride to the hills when the leaves are peaking in color. 

Man it’s been I can saw a few year since I posted this and even longer since I filmed it. I miss riding my bike, making video’s, the mountains, country folk I meet, motorcycle friends, all that fun stuff. Anyway being I used NIN as the music, I think it sums up well what I am trying to get across. A connection with doing what you love.

I don’t believe I ever posted this photo on Tumblr before. This was my first mountain ride when I moved back to Virginia when I left Active Duty Navy in 2009. 
Now how I ended up going on this ride well that was unplanned. Basically I had been all over google maps looking for roads in Goochland/Powhatan Counties in Virginia to ride. So I was making my way up SR 711 (Huguenot Trail) and as I came up upon the intersection of the 711 and 522, there was a BP gas station on my right. 2 guys with motorcycles at the pumps, they heard me coming down the road, and one guy just threw his arms up at me. So I went around and pulled into the BP and asked if they knew some good roads. Basically I was told we’ll that’s where we are going, and so it began for me, the at least 100 trips up to SR 56 along the part named “Crabtree Falls HWY” and many other roads in the western part of Virginia. 

Note* Once time me and a buddy counted what we considered turns on google maps, and I think the 10 or 11 miles stretch of this road that goes through George Washington park I know we counted over 200 turns.

I don’t believe I ever posted this photo on Tumblr before. This was my first mountain ride when I moved back to Virginia when I left Active Duty Navy in 2009. 

Now how I ended up going on this ride well that was unplanned. Basically I had been all over google maps looking for roads in Goochland/Powhatan Counties in Virginia to ride. So I was making my way up SR 711 (Huguenot Trail) and as I came up upon the intersection of the 711 and 522, there was a BP gas station on my right. 2 guys with motorcycles at the pumps, they heard me coming down the road, and one guy just threw his arms up at me. So I went around and pulled into the BP and asked if they knew some good roads. Basically I was told we’ll that’s where we are going, and so it began for me, the at least 100 trips up to SR 56 along the part named “Crabtree Falls HWY” and many other roads in the western part of Virginia. 

Note* Once time me and a buddy counted what we considered turns on google maps, and I think the 10 or 11 miles stretch of this road that goes through George Washington park I know we counted over 200 turns.

pittimus84:

Pictures from last years Mid Atlantic Ducati Day at VIR with Cornerspeed. No I do not ride a Ducati, the event is open to all bikes. 

Miss doing that!

I used to ride motorcycles, and have been following On the Throttle TV (OTT) for several years now. The last episode from them concerning James Compton and Jake Holden’s journey of riding in Pike Peak was months ago. They just put out the last episode, it’s a mini movie and well worth watching, not so much for the motorcycle part, but just for the life experience part. Excellent work to the guys at OTT and also to James and Jake and for making it up the mountain and staying safe.

I agree with a buddy of mine when he said “this is how you dance to a modern song, no twerking involved lmao”. I mean really wtf has happened to music. I’d like to think Don Cornelius would be announcing Daft Punk and smiling as people got their boggie on.

I happened to just get lucky and see this guy and another video from him posted from someone else. Checked out his channel and love his film style, it’s energetic and probably what I need to get off my ass and get back at it.

New Year’s Day Ride 2009,

Happy I was able to find the original version of this online at another site I had uploaded at one time, so I then downloaded then re-uploaded a original version back to my youtube since copyright stuff forced me to change the music a few years back. But now it’s kick ass once again with some U2 for some tunes.

Oh and this was shot with a bullet camera up in then decending from the Sierra Nevada mountains when I was stationed in California.

Live fire testing involving my DIY Kydex holster and my Glock 21 Short Frame in .45ACP. This is more of a show and tell along text information in the description block of my opinions concerning the test. This is not a how to shoot video.