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Who Cares Who the President Is? – 139

This week Ben and I have a discussion about the upcoming race for USPSA President. Up to this point, I haven’t really cared about it much, as I generally feel that things are going just fine with the sport, and as a somewhat casual shooter, I can’t think of what needs to be fixed. Ben however has a much deeper understanding of these things than I do, and explains to me (and you) why it’s important, and who is running on which platform, etc. I’m actually interested now, and I think even if you don’t shoot USPSA, you’ll find the discussion interesting.

Housekeeping

We apparently forgot to mention this on the podcast, but Ben and I were interviewed on the Action Shooting Radio¬†podcast a few weeks ago. We talked about how to stay motivated to practice, and I thought it was a pretty good episode. You should check it out, it’s episode 45 of their podcast. You can find them in iTunes here, Stitcher here, and the regular podcast feed address is here.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

We get asked a lot about getting into reloading, so this week for Gear that Doesn’t Suck, Ben and I talked about the reloading press that we’ve both started with (and as of the release of this episode still use, although Ben is upgrading to a Dillon 650 in the near future).

We both use the Lee 4-hole Turret Press, and we both have loaded a lot of ammo on our respective presses. I’l closing in on 7000 rounds on mine, and Ben figures he’s somewhere up around the 20,000 round mark on his. It’s not the best press, or the fastest, but it’a a great starting point that’s faster than a single stage, and has less of a learning curve than a progressive press.

As mentioned in the podcast, I put together a list of all the beginner reloading stuff we recommend, and you can find it here.

The News

NC House Bill 562 left the NC House this past week after having so many amendments added to it that I can’t even tell you what’s still in the bill, and what isn’t. You can check out the amendments here.

The Brady Bunch has been ordered to pay the legal fees of some businesses that they sued after the Colorado theatre shooting.

There was a terrible shooting in a church in South Carolina this week. Folks that are both pro- and anti-gun have been politicizing the issue. It’s not okay to politicize it, no matter which side you are on. Also, if you haven’t already, check out this episode of the American Warrior Society podcast where Mike Seeklander interviews a man who intervened when some scumbags were planning to kill everyone in his church.

Just months after an Uber driver intervened in a mass shooting in Chicago, and everyone praised Uber for their policy of following state and local laws regarding guns, they seem to have quietly changed their policy on the issue, banning guns for both drivers and passengers using Uber.

Tip of the Week:

When you’re shooting a major match, don’t just sign off on your score sheet and forget about it. Take a minute to verify everything is correct before you put it away, because once you sign it, it’s final.

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About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

3 comments

  1. I care and you should too!

    Who the next USPSA president is of great importance to me, as a shooter and someone who wants to see this sport grow. I’m a lifetime member and have been so since 1993.

    The status quo sucks! I won’t go into the failures and BS of the current administration. I will say, they haven’t served its members well.

    The front runners are Mike Foley and Jack Suber.

    I’ve met Jack Suber and I greatly admire the man and all he has done for our sport. I admire his dedication to the Marine Corp Toys for Tots match. I believe he would be perfect for the job of USPSA president for many different reasons I won’t go into here.

    On the other hand, we have Mike Foley. I believe Mike is as dedicated as Jack and would do an equally splendid job for our shooters. I’ve never met Mike but he is a wealth of knowledge and has given much of himself to this sport. I like him a lot.

    I would encourage all USPSA shooters to become VERY involved in this election. This is important to us all. Please don’t settle for less than we deserve. Educate yourself and VOTE for the person you believe will best support our organization. We NEED your vote!

  2. It has been stated, rightly or wrongly, that we have approximately 20,000 USPSA members and yet only 25% or roughly 5000 members decide where we go as an organization.

    Now, I don’t know if these numbers are correct. But, I do know people that love this sport needs to decide where we will go as an organization.

    Educate yourselves and VOTE!

  3. I second (or treble, actually) the Lee Turret recommendation. As a newbie reloader, I bought the Classic Turret kit (the powder scale is slow, but accurate and reasonably useful). I just loaded my 12,000th round with few real issues.

    I looked hard at progressives, but I’m not a mechanical genius. The experience of a friend (who is a mechanical genius) who was forced to constantly fiddle with a Hornady progressive pointed me towards turrets, where one thing happens at a time.

    If I sit down and go at it, I figure I’m getting 230 rounds per hour (I tend to wander downstairs after I’ve wrestled the kids to bed to knock out a quick 100 rounds).

    So 3-4 hours of loading are enough when I’m typically shooting a handful of matches monthly and one practice session a week.

    Plus, the “feel” of the Lee Classic Turret is fabulous; I know immediately if there’s a problem sizing a case or seating a primer. That wasn’t the case when I was pulling the lever on the above-mentioned Hornady progressive.

    Having confidence in your ammo is a good thing.

    More to the point, the time investment hasn’t been onerous enough to justify investment in a more fiddly progressive. If I was burning 5,000 rounds every month, I’m sure I’d feel differently.

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