Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • KestrelBike

    I wonder if action shooting (be it handgun or even dare I dream, multi-gun) will ever be an Olympic sport? Asia has competitions, even Europe has competitions, so there are enough international competitors. I’d argue that It’s more crowd-pleasing than any of the other current Olympic-shooting events.

    (cue jokes on obama boycotting an Olympics with 3-gun involved for the children)

    • Anton Gray Basson

      I’d watch it, but then again I enjoy watching the current Olympic shooting events. The trend seem to be moving away from firearms to air guns, so maybe IPSC ActionAir may make it one day

    • IPSC’s Board of Directors has been pushing for the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics since the late 1990s. It was one of reasons behind the push for replacing humanoid targets with the current “Amoeba” target. At one point, it looked like IPSC was on the verge of being granted an exhibition at the 2004 Summer Games in Greece, but it fell apart after anti-gun groups freaked out.

      • KestrelBike

        Thx for the info. Figures!

        • Bianchi/NRA Action Pistol and Steel Challenge would have a better chance of appearing in the Olympics before IPSC. However, all of them would have to be nerfed to rimfire only. The Olympic rifle and pistol events haven’t used centerfire cartridges for decades. Honestly, I suspect the day will come when even the rimfire events are dropped for airguns only.

      • 3331

        Allegedly the biggest opposition to IPSC becoming Olympic are/were other shooting sports/organizations. Apart from that: making a sport Olympic is not always good for the average sportsman.

      • Dave

        ISSF essentially sabotaged it’s entry into the Olympics, it even goes as far to revoke membership of ISSF shooters who also shoot IPSC.

        • I had missed that. Given their fear of portraying the combat use of firearms, it is amazing that the Biathlon and Rapid Fire Pistol events still exist.

  • Joshua

    Given the comp, and weight of the SRS I reckon anyone would be fast with that setup.

    • hami

      I used to say similar things before I started shooting competitively. I know now that it’s the shooter, not the gun.

      • Vitsaus

        If its the shooter, not the gun, why do they use those Robocop guns instead of stock ones?

        • 3331

          For the same reasons why racing teams try to give the fastest cars to their best drivers, for the same reasons why pro skiers use the best skies etc.
          In order to win competitions you will take any edge you can get.

        • hami

          Simply put: I believe the competitive edge from a modified handgun pales in comparison to the edge that proper training and experience will give you.

    • Giolli Joker

      You’re joking, right?

      🙂

      • Joshua

        No. Give a shooter a AR-15 with irons and one with an optic. The shooter will shoot the one with the optic better than irons.

        Not give him one with a comp and optic and one with just an optic, and that same shooter will again see an improvement with the compensated rifle vs the uncompensated rifle.

        Yes the shooter plays a part when it comes to bleeding edge performance, but you can take a novice shooter and offset his skill with technology and make him instantly,become a better shooter.

        I wasn’t saying anyone would be that fast, but you give that gun to someone with basic knowledge of shooting and he will see a significant improvement to his shooting vs a stock Glock.

        • Bill

          No. You’ll have a mediocre shooter who is dependent on hardware, which may break or not be available when they need it most. You can give the finest paintbrush in the world to anyone, but that won’t make them a Picasso.

          I have an above-basic knowledge of driving, but my lap times in a race car aren’t that much higher than in a police car. And if they were, there isn’t anyplace to put a prisoner, and the exhaust would irritate the Chief

          • Giolli Joker

            I think you meant “lower” (lap times). 😉

            I agree… an average shooter with such a race gun can be faster than his less equipped self… yet he would still be smoked by such a champion with a stock gun.

          • Aaron Russell

            You can give the finest paintbrush in the world to anyone, but that won’t make them a Picasso. I like that one

  • TCWriter

    Think Eusebio is no longer sponsored by Glock, and is shooting a 2011 style steel gun these days.

    • Glock cut him loose last year. His Facebook page shows several LimCat custom builds.

      • TCWriter

        Glock seems to run through a lot of people, and not just shooters.