In this final post on the 3-gun shoot, I’d like to chat with you about my pistol, a Glock 34 in 9mm. I shoot production in USPSA, IPSC and IDPA, so here I am again at a disadvantage going against all the Open class gear. Thankfully I’m just here to shoot for fun! I have Sevigny Tactical rear and optical front sights (MSRP $86.95), as well as a Fulcrum trigger (MSRP $179.95), a 13lb Wolff recoil spring (MSRP $7.89) and a steel guide rod. I added some medium Falcon grip tape (MSRP $9.99), and I lightly took a file to the mag release since the sharp edges kept stabbing my left hand.
A great addition I have for my magazines are these Dawson Precision grip tape numbers (MSRP $6.95) for the baseplates. A few months ago, I accidentally left six magazines at the range, and while an R.O. had stored them in the office, because they had zero unique markings they ended up walking off within a week. Last time I make that costly mistake!
On the rail, I installed a Crimson Trace CMR-201 red laser (MSRP $269) which was included as part of the $175 match fee. For anyone interested in using their pistol for home defense, I would highly recommend a laser. A laser will allow you to quickly get on target, and aligning your sights is one less thing you have to worry about while under stress.
For the night time 3-gun shoot, my Glock 34 was great. Even though this was an Open class shoot, I didn’t feel inhibited by my production Glock. The one thing I want to do for next year is get high cap mags so I can avoid reloading. Other than that, I love my Glock!
Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the Crimson Trace 3-gun shoot or my Glock 34 in the comments.
Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.