Lot´s of updates – matches, new Videos, new stuff, new loads…..

Is it possible that it’s already half a year since my last post? Crazy….

There has been a lot going on so far – I shot some matches, gained new partners, got new gear, tested a lot and even changed some parts. But in Detail:

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Kahles Helia 8×42 RF

Yesterday, I got a nice new gimmick from Kahles – a 8×42 bino with an integrated range finder!

I already knew, that for international rifle matches a RF might come in very handy as far away targets are often plcaed “anywhere” on the range. Not like in Germany where – due to range limits – the targets are usually nicely placed on 100m, 200m or 300m. The latest match in France confirmed that. Continue reading “Kahles Helia 8×42 RF”

French Nationals IPSC Rifle 2018 – CDF2018

To be translated ASAP…stay tuned!

Vom 5. – 8.7.2018 fanden in Chateauroux, Frankreich die französischen Meisterschaften IPSC Rifle 2018 statt.

Nachdem im vergangenen Jahr doch einige Stimmen zu hören waren, dass die CDF Rifle 2017 mehr oder weniger ein Handgun Match gewesen wären (nur daß es mit Rifles statt Kurzwaffen geschossen wurde) – waren solche Äußerungen dieses Mal nicht zu hören. Ganz im Gegenteil – offensichtlich hatten sich die Organisatoren dieses Mal vorgenommen, ein “echtes” Rifle Match auf die Beine zu stellen. Daß sie dabei leider hier und da ein wenig über das Ziel hinausgeschossen sind, ist eine andere Geschichte – aber dazu später mehr. Continue reading “French Nationals IPSC Rifle 2018 — CDF2018”

How to intensify Rifle practice?

Ever thought of improving your practice with the rifle? I’ve tried something different on my last practice sessions for the upcoming German Nationals and the following French Nats and the Europeans – I thought “why not practicing with the 9mm AR15 PCC in practice?”
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IPSC Rifle Area 5 Championships and the new Kahles K16i 3GR

How fast the time flies! Already April again and no update of my website yet… I’m so sorry! But I’ve been pretty busy with testing new parts for the upcoming season! After the Worldshoot last year, I’ve took a much needed brake. I didn’t touch my Revolvers up to this years January. But now, I’m back in the game! Continue reading “IPSC Rifle Area 5 Championships and the new Kahles K16i 3GR”

breaking – Phantasy “strong” LIII, Deutsche Meisterschaft IPSC Rifle, European Steelchallenge 2017

…the last weeks have been unbelievable packed – I hope, to be able to write some lines about these matches soon – so far just some results and some pics… Continue reading “breaking — Phantasy “strong” LIII, Deutsche Meisterschaft IPSC Rifle, European Steelchallenge 2017″

Area 5 – IPSC Rifle match 2017

sorry – no time to translate at the Moment – will do shortly!

Die beiden Rifles des DAR Teams - meine Open und Jochen Richters Standard DAR-15 bei der "Arbeit"
Die beiden Rifles des DAR Teams – meine Open und Jochen Richters Standard DAR-15 bei der “Arbeit”

2017 Landesmeisterschaft Rifle LV5 results

2017 Landesmeisterschaft Rifle LV5 stageresults

Nationals Revolver – Nationals Rifle in Handgun Caliber – Geco Masters 2016 and my new DAR rifle!

time flies! A lot has happened in between and no time for writing blog posts… I´ve used the time to restore and to work on the new blog page. As the hack of my original page has left a lot of damage, I´ve decided to build a complete new one and I was at least able, to transfer a lot of content from the old database to the new one. Unfortunately, it seems, that the nextgen picture galleries of the old blog have been damaged and so far, I was not able to transfer them. But I still keep trying to get them back working here also!

Regarding my shooting a lot has been going on – I´ve shot the German Nationals Revolver, the German Nationals Rifle in handgun caliber and finally the last preparation match for the upcoming Europeans, the Geco Masters.

All in all, the preparation is proceeding and I´ve improved my shooting a lot at the Geco compared to the Nationals Revo! But one after the other…

Nationals are always some kind of special – OK, it´s just a Level III as a lot of others. International competitors, some tough props and so on. But – it´s the Nationals… This year, we spend our family vacation the weeks before the nationals. We came back just two days before – and as we`ve been in the US this year, this meant 3 weeks no practice and a huge jet lag to cope with. Not the best preconditions. The match this year was some kind of different compared to the years before. The last years, Nationals have been sometimes a bit easy set up. Hard to describe. Not really easy, but they’ve lacked some alternatives in stage planning, interesting probs and so one. This year, the match was very challenging! Tough setups, alternatives and all in all a very challenging one. The most stages didn`t really give an advantage to the 8-round revos so shooting precise was substantial! As my preparation wasn`t the best, I had a really hard time on the first stages – dexterity and coordination weren´t the best. We had to start with an weak hand only and a stron hand only stage in the morning – man, was this hard to get down the two small poppers on 20m… 🙁
Luckily, I was able to raise my performance from stage to stage and finally, I´ve earned my 11th National title! But interesting lesson again – never give up, even when the first stages went badly. Results are calculated in the end.

2016 DM Open-Revolver-Classic results –  2016 DM Open-Revolver-Classic stageresults

Just three weeks later, Nationals Rifle in handgun caliber (9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP) took place. The last years, my Sabre XR15 9mm bothered me a lot with jams – caused by a travelling extractor pin. Before the NAtionals last year, I´ve fixed that issue and this match went pretty good. So I thought, just a minor preparation had to be enough as my main focus was the preparation for the Europeans. I took the rifle only once for practice – already in this practice session, I had again some jams – not extracting ones, this time feeding ones… 🙁
It got better with cleaning and oiling so I didn`t spend more time on that. Maybe a mistake… In the match I had to cope with jams on 8 out of 12 stages. This sucked! It was so hard to stay focused and to get along with that! Anyway, somewhen, I just wanted to finish this pain. But again – keeping fighting saved me a third place in the end! But next year, either I have to prepare better or to stay at home!

2016 DM Rifle 1500J results by tag – 2016 DM Rifle 1500J results – 2016 DM Rifle 1500J stageresults

Finally, the last big preparation match before the big one came up – the Geco Masters. As Geco is my main sponsor, of course I wanted to finish as good as possible. As my preparation with increased practice went on, I felt pretty good prepared. I´ve spent some work on shooting small and partial targets on long distances and calling my shots more than before. This payed off, as this match was a pretty hard cookie! Far away targets, some warp speed swingers and some hard to shoot small plates – very interesting! As I was focused and well prepared, I had some very, very nice runs! Gun worked good, ammo loaded with new brass, new HearthCo clips and especially adapted magnet holders worked very nice together. Though I also had 4 Mikes in this match (I´ve stayed clean the last three or four matches so far!) I finished first again by a solid lead of 11%. Of course, I´m never 100% satisfied – there’ve been some unnecessary D’s and bad shots – so still a lot of work to do the next two weeks! Onwards and upwards!

2016 Geco IPSC Masters results 2016 Geco IPSC Masters stageresults
 Beside the match stuff going on, I finally got my new DAR Rifle! What a beauty! The rifle is so accurate manufactured and so tight fittet that its a pleasure to handle it! I haven’t shot it yet, but I’m sure, it will work as nice as it is looking!
I’m very excited!

DM IPSC Rifle 2016 – oder was kaputtgehen kann, wird irgendwann kaputt gehen…

pretty difficult, to publish articles in two languages, when you’re short on time… But I´ll try it anyway. At least, a short version.

Usually, three or four weeks before the Nationals IPSC Rifle, I switch from Revolver to Rifle and start to practice. Also this year. Continue reading “DM IPSC Rifle 2016 — oder was kaputtgehen kann, wird irgendwann kaputt gehen…”