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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.

Make Hardcover Targets the Easy Way

I wanted some hardcover targets for practice tomorrow, so I went out to the garage to tape and paint some up. Low and behold, I’m fresh out of black paint of any kind. I considered just using the tape, but decided that wouldn’t be good enough. Then I thought about dying them with coffee, but that seemed like a pain in the butt. Then my eyes found the can of Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain …

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What Should You Practice?

Listen To The Podcast A common question I get from people who are somewhat new to shooting (or at least new to practice) is asking what they should be practicing. Sometimes folks even buy a book of drills, and don’t really know where they should get started with those drills. I don’t think there’s a “right” answer to this question, but I’m going to tell you what I do: Take some notes right after shooting …

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Cash Money for Winning With Your Walther

This is actually pretty awesome. Here’s the details: http://www.waltherarms.com/winwithwalther/ I’m not aware of any other programs like this that pay out cash for winning. I like it. If you shoot a Walther, it’s time to start practicing.

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All You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Listen to the Podcast This week I go through the very basics that you need to shoot your first match. Obviously there’s a LOT more to know about competitive shooting (I’ve been doing this podcast for nearly 5 years) but I hope I give you enough in this to make you feel more comfortable getting started in competitive shooting. If you want more, check out my primer on getting started in competitive shooting here. The …

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Junk Science: Shooting On The Move

Listen to the Podcast Last week over on the Triangle Tactical Facebook page I posted “Ask Me Anything”, and Ryan asked “Shooting while moving, ever worth it?” My initial reaction given what I’ve seen and heard in the past was that shooting Minor power factor, it’s hard to score enough points to make shooting on the move worth it. A couple other dudes called me out, and it really made me want to put it …

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Match Video Diagnosis: Reloads

Reloads are a place where you can shave some time, and impress your friends if you can really nail them perfectly and quickly. I’m just ending an extended off-season so my reloads are a little shaky, and in the above video you’ll see that. First reload: super slow Second: seated, not super fast, but faster than the first Third: slow, and you can tell I wasn’t ready for it. Fourth: slide lock reload where I …

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Match Video Diagnosis: Get Your Butt Moving

It probably goes without saying, but one of the best and easiest ways to shave time on your matches and move yourself up in the rankings is to RUN from one position to another. Action shooting games are about speed and accuracy, both of which are equally important. If you’ve got a stage where there’s a lot of room to move, and no shooting to do while moving, RUN. I see a lot of folks …

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Thank You

Every month or so I meet up with a big group of folks that have podcasts in the Raleigh area. We talk about everything from production of our shows, to troubleshooting problems, to giving motivation to people looking to start their own podcasts. Just about every month I come away from the meeting with one big thing in mind: I have the best listeners of any podcast anywhere. Y’all call me out when I’m wrong, …

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Match Video Diagnosis: Know Where You’re Supposed to Go

Movement is one of the best things you can assess with match video. In the video clip above, watch how much more confidently I move into the first position, than the second position. You can tell as I’m moving into the second position I wasn’t quite sure where the fault line was and I didn’t have a good plan for that position other than the order I wanted to engage the targets. I think the …

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Diagnosing Your Match Video: Shooting Sooner

A video posted by Lucas Apps (@triangletactical) on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:12am PST I’ve heard Steve Anderson talk about “shooting sooner” a thousand times, and it really became apparent after looking at my match video from last Saturday. In the video above, I engaged the targets to the left while on the move, then transitioned my sights to the first target on the right, but didn’t start shooting at it until I took like …

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