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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.

Let’s Have Some Fun

What makes competitive shooting matches fun? To me, it’s shooting challenges. Tight targets? Yes please No shoots? Sure Make me do something with my weak hand while shooting? Absolutely Awkward footing, strange positions, tight spaces? Sign me up Make me run 100y dragging a dummy before shooting? Meh. Basically, I like shooting challenges, because I’m there as a competitive shooter. I’m not a sprinter, so making me run 50y before shooting when it doesn’t add …

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You Can’t Ever Go Back

Ever met someone who wasn’t really into shooting, but more into just always having the coolest newest gun, and then all the sudden they’re not around anymore? Listen to the Podcast Recently I was listening to a couple different podcasts, The Joe Rogen Experience with Dan Bilzarian, and the recent Freakonomics podcast on Maintenence, and a common theme came up in both shows: The idea that once you have the best thing, you don’t get …

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When You’re Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Be Skeptical

It seems like any time someone who’s made a name for themselves on the internet opens their mouth and says that something is good, bad, or whatever, there’s an army of fanboys who jump on board and claim whatever this person has said as gospel without even taking the time to verify what they were told. It happens with both technique, and gear related issues, and I don’t think competitive shooters are any less susceptible …

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In 2016, Printing Doesn’t Matter Anymore

If you carry concealed, you’ve probably been concerned about printing (having the outline of your gun showing through your clothes) at at least one time or another. Now that we’re in 2016 and everyone and their brother has a giant cell phone on their hip, I don’t think printing matters anymore. Listen to the Podcast: I spent about 12 hours this past weekend watching the general public (I was doing something else while the general …

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IP-SICK!

Oh boy, there’s been some drama on the world practical shooting stage this past week. The IPSC European Handgun Championship was last week, and at the match, the IPSC council met and passed some resolutions that have USPSA Mike Foley releasing a press release you can find here. We don’t have anything specifically saying so, but it seems like these new rules are pointed at USPSA, because the organization began sanctioning USPSA matches in the …

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A Little Bit of Preparedness Goes a Long Way

Hurricane Matthew has been dumping a bunch of water on Eastern NC all day today. My rain gauge hit 12″ several hours ago, and has been overflowing since then. I’ve got a pile of shingles on my front step, and the lights have been flickering for hours. I can’t leave because when I leave the neighborhood the road is flooded in one direction, and there are power lines down in the other direction. In spite …

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Challenged Assumptions

If you’re not familiar with me as a shooter, I’m a competitive shooter through and through. Yes I carry, yes I care about self defense, but these days the overwhelming bulk of my practice is for competitive shooting. I was always the kid who wanted to know how something worked. I took things apart, put them back together, and when we had to do silent reading in elementary school, I loved flipping pages in the …

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SIMMA DOWN NOW!

I’ve always really liked Cabela’s as a company, and I’ve noticed more and more lately that I like them even more. Saturday night my wife and I were driving home from somewhere, and we were listening to the big local Top 40 radio station (she had control of the radio, married guys know). They were playing the big syndicated national all-request house party type show that they play every Saturday night. A Cabelas ad came …

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It’s International Podcast Day!

September 30th is International Podcast Day. In light of that, I thought Id take a few minutes and talk about what it takes to get started podcasting in case you’ve got that inner voice telling you to get started, but you don’t know where to start. If you’re not interested in starting a podcast, you should still celebrate by heading over to iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from, and leave a good review …

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A Lot of Things The Internet Tells You About Shooting Aren’t Important

The ‘Gunternet’ would have you believe that shooting is a pastime that has strict rules about all sorts of things. You must carry this gun, in this caliber, in this position, with this many spare magazines, and when you’re shooting that gun, you must hold it this way, stand this way, and wear these clothes. Fortunately, like a lot of things on the internet, a lot of this just isn’t factual. Here’s a few things …

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