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Questions I Couldn’t Answer

This is the last episode of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show, so I thought I should shed some light on some questions that I’ve received that I never could find the right way to answer. Thanks for all the fun, folks! Make sure you’re subscribed to the main podcast, it’ll begin releasing next week on Tuesdays. Carry on. http://traffic.libsyn.com/triangletactical/QNA270.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:38 — 5.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | …

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How To Practice a Texas Star When I Don’t Have Access To One?

Roger in Cleveland sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about practicing the Texas Star. Roger only has access to an indoor range, and he’s getting his clock cleaned by the Texas star at matches. Is there a way to practice this target when you don’t have one? Unfortunately, I don’t really think so. The thing about the Texas star is that it moves, sometimes unpredictably. Depending on which plate you shoot first, it’ll go …

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How Do Long Guns Fit in Your Self Defense Plan?

TC in Hickory sends in today’s Q&A question asking about long guns as part of a self defense plan. Personally, I REALLY like the idea of a long gun for home defense, but what I’ve found is that taking a long gun in and out of the safe every day isn’t a realistic thing, so I’ll either forget the rifle in the safe, or forget that I left it in it’s hidey-hole for weeks at …

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How do You Deal With the Elderly and Guns?

Mike in Texas sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about how to deal with the elderly and guns. In Mike’s situation, someone handed his 85 year old Grandpa a loaded gun at his birthday party. Gramps checked out the pistol, and while his finger was off the trigger, he was flagging people at the party. Mike stepped up, took the pistol from Gramps, and gave it back to the family member who had gotten …

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Are We Encouraging The Right Things?

Jeremy sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about the call the arms after the Orlando nightclub shooting. Are we just encouraging people to start shooting at the first sign of trouble? Absolutely not. We’re never encouraging people to start shooting at the first sign of trouble. I’m also not telling people that they should always be armed if they’re going out with friends to a night club to have a few drinks and a …

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What Do You Do During the Walkthrough on Short, Simple Stages?

CJ in Tejas sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about what to do during walkthrough time on really short, simple stages that only have one way to shoot them. Keep walking through for the whole 5 minutes, or not? Thought of another while at work. What do you do if a stage is so easy, or perhaps there is only one way to shoot it, that you have the plan down before the end of …

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Any Tips for Raising Kids in a Home With Guns?

TC in Hickory sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about any tips for raising kids in a home with guns. When I was a kid, guns were absolutely unavailable to me, unless I was supervised by my Dad, and I think that’s the way it should be. I don’t think I was really interested in guns as a real young kid, because I think I got my curiosity satisfied by my toy guns, which …

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Does Competition Gun Handling Carry Over into Non-Competition?

Kirk in Wisconsin sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about competition gun handling. I think competitive shooting such as IDPA and USPSA absolutely re-enforces good gun handling, and I’ve been racking my brain for a couple hours trying to think of any ways that competitive shooting gun handling doesn’t re-enforce good habits, and I’ve yet to come up with one.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/triangletactical/QNA263.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:51 — 8.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | …

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What’s The Deal with Virginia Count Stages?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A show voicemail asking about Virginia Count stages in USPSA. Right or wrong, I just kind of don’t allow myself to shoot make-up shots in Virginia Count stages. I’ve never done the math to see whether or not it’s actually worth it or not, but yeah I just don’t allow myself to do it. Maybe I should break out the calculator. There’s a new way to send a voicemail …

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Should IDPA Require Tactical Reloads on Every Stage?

Ben in El Paso sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking two different questions about reloads in IDPA. Personally, I don’t think requiring a mandatory tactical reload (reload with retention) on all stages is a good idea. If we take the premise if IDPA as a defensive game, and then I don’t think requiring something that isn’t a real tactic for the average concealed carrier is a good idea. Here’s my line of thought: I …

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