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60% weak hand, 40% strong hand, right? 70% weak hand, 30% strong hand? 80% of the available strength in your weak hand? I honestly don’t know. I’ve heard all of these things from big name instructors over the years and I’m not sure any of them are really right. I’ve been playing around with my grip a lot lately and I’ve basically come to one conclusion: Grip as hard as you can with your strong …

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Lies New Shooters Tell Themselves

I love the Facebook “On This Day” app, because it’s cool to see things I’ve posted over the years, and sometimes I find a gem that makes me laugh at my own bullcrap. Perfectly acceptable holster that I made. It worked well, and I think I still have it around the house somewhere. At this point I had been shooting competitively for about 6 or 7 months and I thought I was the hot dog. …

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Glock 34 Gen4 Pulling Shots Left

Back in August and September of 2015 I was doing a lot of live fire practice getting ready for the NC USPSA Sectional. As the days and weeks passed I started to notice that my gun was hitting just a little to the left. Being that it was hitting left and I’m a right handed shooter, I assumed it was me, so I spent a lot of practice time trying to change the way I …

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If I’ve Heard it Once, I’ve Heard it a Thousand Times…

“I’d love to try competitive shooting, but I need to get some more practice at the range first.” I came across a post on an IDPA Facebook group that illustrates exactly why you should just go shoot your first competition (You can find the original post here, Facebook won’t let me embed it for some reason): I’ve always thought of myself as a good shot. I rarely score outside the ten ring at the shooting …

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Shooting IDPA with a Hi-Point

Sometimes I make posts on the Triangle Tactical Facebook Page without thinking about what I’m saying: So, I did it, and honestly, it wasn’t as terrible as I was expecting, but that’s not really saying much. I didn’t use a nylon holster though, I ended up taking an old kydex Glock 19 holster that I’d made and just warmed it up with a heat gun and stuffed the Hi-Point in it and it fit reasonably …

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So, I’m Gonna Shoot IDPA with a Hi-Point…

Just about ready for this weekend's #idpa match. Skills are greater than tools, amiright? #hipoint #9mm #kydex A post shared by Lucas Apps (@triangletactical) on Jan 20, 2016 at 5:51pm PST Yeah, this is happening. I really need a 3rd magazine though. Anybody have any idea where I could source one in the Triangle? Have you seen one hanging out all lonely and forgotten on a rack in a gun shop?

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Do You Wear Regular Sunglasses at the Shooting Range?

I’m guilty, however after seeing this, I’m going to order some rated safety glasses with tinted lenses for use at the range. Losing my eyesight is an absolutely terrifying thing to think about for me, so yeah, I think the regular sunglasses are out. I like these for clear lenses, and these for tinted. You don’t have to spend a ton to get decent protection.

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Recreational Shooters Lack the Data to Get Better

I’ve been getting back into cycling recently. In doing so, I’ve been spending some time on message boards, and subreddits relating to the topic to get caught up on things as I’ve been off the bike for about 7 years. I’ve noticed some interesting parallels between the cycling and shooting communities, but I’ve also noticed one big glaring difference: Almost all cyclists have data. I came across a thread on a road bike forum where …

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IDPA Officially Moving To 1 Second Per Point Down

IDPA, via their Tactical Brief newsletter, sent out an announcement this morning: Last week at the World Championship awards banquet, I announced that the IDPA Board of Directors has elected to increase the Point Down penalty from a half second to 1 second. The BoD is comprised of two MA shooters (both Founders of the sport) and one EX with a combined total of more than 57 years of IDPA experience. This decision was made …

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Stippled Sig P320 Not Allowed in SSP at IDPA World Shoot

The IDPA World Shoot took place this last week in Oklahoma. Today, the internet is up in a huff about a shooter at the World Shoot who was DNF’d at the match because he was registered in SSP division and had a stippled grip module on his Sig P320. The SSP rules say the following: 8.2.1.3.16 Stippling and texturing may be performed on readily replaceable parts of the grip frame such as replaceable back straps …

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