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Here in Arkansas the New Year is only about 7.50 hours away. That means you better forget anything bad from 2016 and be ready for all the awesomeness 2017 will hold, like new models from CZ and new rules from IDPA.
Get out there in '17 and use your guns! We'll be here to help you work on them, upgrade them or sell you a new one.
Happy New Year.
Per the post made by CZ-USA on Facebook yesterday it looks like the highly anticipated Shadow 2 will make it to the US in 2017 sometime after the SHOT Show in January.
For everyone who's put a deposit down, the wait just got a little clearer.
The season for action pistol shooting, like IDPA and USPSA, is more defined by the weather where you live and availability of higher level matches than a calendar set by the sanctioning bodies. For most people the majority of the competitive action happens from March to October. Which leaves a person of about four months of what could be called "off season" time.
My question then is what are you going to do during those four months? Load a year's worth of ammo? Take a break to avoid burn out? Double down on your dry fire training?
What are you doing during the off season?
Here is a quote I heard about 4 years ago from someone who'd ordered many custom pistols, "Send the gunsmith your money and forget about it. In a year you'll get your gun and it will be a pleasant surprise as you'd forgotten about it."
There are delays and changes in time frames, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. But you know what we appreciate more? Customers who send us notes and pictures like these ones!
From customer PS:
Here's my very first shot fired. 15 yards freehand. Sure made me feel good about my purchase! Made the wait seem shorter.
Thank you PS and that's a great shot!!
Your holster and mag pouches aren't props or gimmicks in the outfit of a competition shooter. They are essential items you'll interface with almost every single stage you shoot and in every hour of dry fire and training. Finicky or overly complex gear doesn't do anything to help you in your quest for ultimate speed and accuracy.
So what do we suggest? The gear our shooting team has used in countless hours of training and competition. Gear from RLN Custom. It is handmade in the USA and a functional work of kydex art.
IDPA, 3G, USPSA or CCW you can find something that will suit your needs. Check out our shop/web store to see just what you need to get your ancillary gear up to speed!
If you haven't heard, USPSA has two new divisions for you to compete in with different guns than you'd expect. Need something new and fresh to reignite the fire and fun of shooting? Try a new gun and a new division!
Carry Optics. Basically a production gun with a slide mounted optic weighing less than 45 ounces with an empty mag in it. So you can shoot a P07, 75B, SP01 or AccuShadow with a RMR or Deltapoint and still easily make weight. Right now going with a dovetail mount is the quickest way to get into this but if you have a spare slide milling it might be the option for you once you find the enjoyment in a minor power factor gun with a dot.
Trust me, it feels like shooting some sci-fi laser gun, it's so easy and accurate.
And what excites me the most, Pistol Caliber Carbine or PCC. Any carbine ( or papered, legal sbr) in a center fire pistol caliber like 9, 40 or 45. Slings OK. Optics OK. 30+ round mags OK. Minor power factor only. Shooting and moving with a carbine, strong and weak hand/shoulder and everything else that goes along with it just totally changes how a USPSA stage feels when you shoot it with a PCC. And let's face it, it's easier to be accurate with a long gun than a pistol.
We've got our hands on a Scorpion or two and feel like we have a good baseline on making them feel much better than out of the box. For about the same price as a Jackson Package SP01, $1,500, you can get a pretty sweet little carbine that gives nothing up to other guns out there a lot of people are using based off a pistol mag lower.
Need to get your competition groove on? Need a reason to make room in the safe? Well here are some fun new ways to do so!
Who else can shoot zero local matches, just two major matches and less than 1,000 rounds a year in practice and STILL finish in the top ten at two different USPSA national championships? No one but our very own Matthew Mink.
2016 Production National Championships 6th place overall.
2016 Carry Optics National Championships 9th place overall.
Thank you to CZ-USA, VZ Grips, Black Bullets International, RLN Custom Gear, Dan Wesson, CZ Custsom and everyone else who supports the Automatic Accuracy team!
This weekend are the USPSA National Championships for Production and Carry Optics. Matt and other team shooters will be there doing there best! Please be patient with the shop while he's gone.
We'll post up results Saturday night for Production and Sunday for Carry Optics.
If you happen to be at Nationals then please come by the vendor area and say hi to us! If we're not shooting stages that's where we'll be!
Multiple state and national champion and the force behind Automatic Accuracy teaches classes. Want a keen eye on you and your friends in a group class or need more in depth one on one, he can help! Classes are set up on a custom basis, so call or email the shop and we'll get you going.
And when you do come for a class remember these tips for being a good student:
1. Bring reliable equipment, ammo and gear. Test and tune before your stuff before taking a class.
2. Be "class fit". You'll be standing outside and shooting all day. The better you're able to handle this the more you can devote to doing the skills and paying attention.
3. Know your learning style. Do you need to see it? Hear it? Read it? Be physically shown? When you know how you process information you know how to ask better questions to get the answer you need.
4. Have specific questions in mind and ask them. Don't let an instructor just run you through with them on auto pilot. You paid, it's your time so get what you need out of it.
Bonus #5. Stay after if you can. If you've done well doing items 1-4, sometimes things happen after class is officially over. This is where having plenty of ammo, stamina and some good questions can pay off. No time pressure, less student, more relaxed atmosphere, the instructor knows you a little better, ect ect.
A short review of the Carry Optics mount the team is going to use for the CO Nationals this year. This isn't a whitewash interview, so take the time to read it with an open mind.
Read it on the Enos forum for the shop HERE