Dave Sevigny Takes Aim at the Florida Open
Editor's Note: Dave Sevigny took top honors at the 2011 Florida Open
In a highly technical match comprised of several Master and Grandmaster class competitors Team GLOCK Captain Dave Sevigny will open the 2011 shooting season at the Florida Open in Frostproof, Florida this weekend. After a two year absence Sevigny is returning to the Universal Shooting Academy for his 7th Florida Open appearance with plans to compete in the limited division using his GLOCK 35. In a division usually reserved for custom iron sight, high-capacity 1911 and 2011 style guns, Sevigny has won multiple national championships using the GLOCK 35 platform with few modifications.
If you find yourself not familiar with the different divisions in USPSA competitions, the limited division is known as the iron sight race division. In IPSC competitions it would be called the standard division.
In the previous six Florida Open Tournaments Dave Sevigny has won four Production Championships as well as one Limited Championship competing against former Top Shot competitor Blake Miguez and other Grandmasters Todd Jarrett and Travis Tomasie among others.
Multiple National Chamption Dave Sevigny
There are some new additions to Sevigny’s Limited set up for 2011. “I decided to allow S&J customs to perform modifications to my GLOCK 35 to be similar with the limited division Steel Challenge pistol I began running last summer which is the 17L. The primary differences between the new pistol versus what I used to shoot is a much better trigger, more aggressive grip stippling and the gunsmith fit KKM match barrel,” explains Sevigny.
“Right now I have a crisp trigger pull in the 2.5 to 2.7 pound range,” he explains. In the past Sevigny’s G35 trigger weight was in the high three’s to low fours. “I’m still using the Sevigny Speedway by Southpaw Custom for reloads,” he confirmed. The Sevigny Speedway is an acraglas customization to the magazine well opening of the GLOCK’s polymer pistol grip. The area is enlarged by removing a ¾ inch section of the mag well rib and then the acraglas is applied. After this hardens the area is smoothed and contoured allowing Sevigny faster and easier transitions from one mag to the next. The gunsmith KKM match fit precision barrel helps give any GLOCK shooter a slightly tighter grouping over the stock barrel in the 1911 dominated limited division.
Southpaw Custom Sevigny Speedway
This season Sevigny will be using GLOCK’s new factory .40 magazines with the # 8 and #9 followers and the Arredondo +5 140mm round base pad. Sevigny is excited that “the new magazines with the #8 and #9 follower pitches the nose of the cartridge at a higher angle for more reliable feeding.” A 13-coil spring with the +5 base pad will store 20 rounds in a single GLOCK factory magazine and allows Sevigny to be competitive with other limited pistol magazines. In the highly competitive USPSA practical matches slight modifications can help with reliability.
During the practice sessions in preparation for the new season Sevigny sounds optimistic that he will have a reliable G35 magazine. “Based on the practice sessions the gun has been 100% and the past issues I have experienced while trying to run a base pad have seam to gone away,” commented Sevigny.
Will there be a focus on the USPSA limited division this year? As Team GLOCK Captain he not only competes in USPSA but many other shooting sports divisions. “There can never really be a focus for me for one division or one gun due to my commitments to GLOCK and USPSA Practical but also Steel Challenge, Bianchi Cup, the IPSC World Shoot, ProAm, as well as IDPA and with my 1911 for the Single Stack Nationals,” But he did admit with an exciting new set up you may see him compete in the USPSA limited division more often in the 2011 season. With his heart in production Dave finds it difficult to choose limited over production. “It may come down to what I feel like competing in at the time. “ Look for more titles to be won and more records to be broken as Dave Sevigny enters the 2011 shooting season all geared up for perfection.
Carducci Tactical will continue to “aim” the spotlight on Dave Sevigny throughout 2011 and his quest to continue to be the top handgun shooter in the world. With his competition record it would be hard to dispute this cross discipline shooter as the best.
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