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Can I Reload in IDPA with a Round in the Chamber?

Mike in Maryland sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about doing a reload in IDPA. This question reminded me of my very first IDPA match ever. During that match I attempted to game it a little too hard. See, if you want to game IDPA, it pays to know the rulebook, and I hadn’t read it. Matter of fact, I’d never seen a rulebook at this point. Anyways, I tried to do a reload …

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When Have You Screwed Up and Known it?

TJ in Charlotte sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about a time that I’ve screwed up in a match. It should come as no surprise that I have, in fact, screwed up in matches. The first one that comes to mind was when I decided to put a big, huge magazine release on my Glock 24 the night before a 3-Gun match. I didn’t bother to make sure that it didn’t interfere with the …

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Lucas, You Shoot 9mm in USPSA, Isn’t That a Disadvantage?

Adam sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about shooting 9mm in USPSA. Hi Luke, I am new to the competitive shooting scene, and learning a lot from your show.  My understanding is you reload only 9mm, and shoot a glock34. What division do you shoot since i thought shooting 9mm had a significant disadvantage in USPSA.  Thanks, Adam I shoot in Production Division with a 9mm Glock 34, and I load to minor power-factor. The …

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How Do I Learn To See My Sights Rise?

Sean from Up North sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about how to see his sights rise. I want to preface this by saying that I’m very much still a learner in this department. If you’re a much better shooter than me, feel free to chime in the comments and give your suggestions. Recently at the end of a practice session I took a couple magazines and just burned them into the berm as …

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What’s Up With Pistol Caliber Carbine SBR’s?

Maria in North Carolina sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about pistol caliber carbines in competitive shooting. Hi Luke, I was wondering if you knew much about the 9mm carbines like the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 or the Sig MPX or MCX.  Can they be used in competition shooting?  If they are modified to be SBRs are you S.O.L in using them in competitive shooting? Just wondering what your thoughts were on these …

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What’s The Deal With Spare Gun Parts?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about keeping spare parts for guns. I don’t really keep a lot of spare parts on hand, basic springs, a few connectors that I’ve bought and decided not to use, and some fiber optic for my front sight is about all.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/triangletactical/QNA255.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:13 — 2.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More

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How Do I Decide Which New Gun to Buy? (Glock 17 or Sig P320)

Tyler in NC sends in today’s Q&A podcast asking about how to decide between two guns. Tyler is looking for a new blaster to use as a competition pistol and some nightstand duty, etc. He’s shot Glock 17’s in the past and they shoot well for him, but he also likes the Sig P320, but he can’t decide which one to buy. I think if you weigh out all of the pro’s and con’s between …

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What Do You Do With Reject Ammo?

David in Illinois sends in today’s Q&A show question asking about what to do with reject ammo, and reject brass. I’m bad about dealing with reject ammo I chuck it in a little box that says “REJECTS” on it, and every once in a while I’ll get a wild hair and pull the bullets, so I can re-use them and the powder. I’ve got one of the hammer type pullers, so pulling apart loaded ammo …

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Dillon 550 for Beginners?

Russ in Florida sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking if it would be smart to start reloading on a Dillon 550. I think you can start on a Dillon 550, but… I’ve said in the past that I think the Lee 4-hole Turret Press is about the best way to get started reloading, and I still agree with that, to an extent. I think the hardest part about starting with something like a Dillon …

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Do You Feel Added Stress From Being Filmed?

Charles in Tejas sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about getting filmed at matches. Do you ever, or did you ever, feel additional stress knowing you are being filmed during a stage? Even if for your own purposes? I normally film my legitimate practice sessions and try to get my stages filmed; but, yesterday I shot a Dallas Police charity match and decided to forego any filming. I believe I shot better as I …

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