So first, the bad news: The Colt Competition 1911 choked on two rounds of MagTech +P 165gr First Defense ammo, with two FTF’s out of the 20 rounds I shot.
I also had some issues again with the 1911 not going into battery after a shot, but those went away when I gripped the gun tighter, so I am putting those me, not the gun.
Most of the ammo in this test was shot at the weekly practical pistol match at Louland, where once again I won Single Stack (mostly because I was the only one shooting Single Stack), and the rest was during some practice drills at a friend of mine’s backyard range.
Now, the good news. I shot a clean Dot Torture with the gun, and qualified as Expert (!) in CDP on the IDPA 5×5 Drill with a cumulative score of 25.82.
Yes, there a couple of iffy hits on that Dot Torture target, but if you look at how the IDPA target is held up with wire sign stands, there was a wind blowing the day I shot that drill and it blew the target back on more than a few shots. With a more-solid target stand, there’d be a lot more one-hole groups on that target.
Classifying as Expert in CDP kinda blew me away… I’ve never shot that Classifier before, so to hit that plateau on my first try, with a gun that I’ve been shooting for less than a year, is kinda cool. What’s even more interesting is that I had two shots on Stage 2 when the pistol didn’t go into battery on me (my fault), so I could have shot it even faster…
Colt Competition 2000 Round Challenge
1595 Rounds Fired
One Double Feed, Round #1347
One Failure To Feed, Round #1568
One Failure To Feed, Round #1574