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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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JUNK SCIENCE: Should I Sort Pistol Brass by Headstamp Before Reloading?

Okay, this podcast topic has spawned from an episode from Q&A podcast 248, where Jeff in Holly Springs asked about whether or not you should sort your pistol brass by headstamp. I said at the time that I couldn’t be bothered to do it. Since that episode aired, I’ve had a lot of friends that I respect as shooters mention to me that they do sort by headstamp for various reasons (more consistent overall length …

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Should I Sort My Pistol Brass by Headstamp?

Jeff in Holly Springs sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about whether or not to sort pistol brass by headstamp to get more consistent ammo. Welp, I’ve never done it, but I don’t feel like it’s necessary. Shooting my Glock 34 off a rest at 20 yards using my non-sorted, mixed headstamp brass reloads, my gun will consistently group at 3″ or less, with the smallest group I measured being riiiiight about 2″. For …

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Where do you put your ammo after you load it?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about what I do with my ammo after loading it. For me, it depends if it’s going to be match ammo or practice ammo. If it’s match ammo I’ll chamber check every round, and then put it into MTM ammo boxes (the hinged ones that don’t suck) but if it’s practice ammo, I just chuck it into a coffee can and shoot it by the …

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At what point in developing a competition load should I mess with recoil springs?

Today’s Q&A podcast voicemail comes in from Chris in Florida. Chris has been getting ready to shoot his first match for a while, and he’s developing a load for his gun. He asks about at what point he should start messing with different recoil spring weights as part of his load development. In all honesty, I haven’t messed with different recoil springs for load development. I load my 9mm Production division ammo a little over …

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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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Why Can’t I Use a 9mm Conversion Barrel in my G22 for Production Division

Mike in Denton, TX sends in today’s Q&A question: Hey guys, Just want to start out by saying that I love the show, you guys are very entertaining and informative even for a guy who hasn’t shot his first IDPA or USPSA match…. yet. I have been shooting 3 gun and some outlaw USPSAish pistol and rifle competitions for about a year now at a local club. I am using a Gen 3 Glock 22 …

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Blue Bullets and Brass

Welcome back to Episode 90 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show! Today’s question comes in from Mark in Georgia. If you’d like to send us a voicemail, go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to find out how. Mark has 2 questions for us: Are lost brass matches a normal thing? He shoots a GADPA match in Georgia where the Match Director keeps the brass. He also asks about loading the Blue Bullets, and what kind of special considerations …

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Competition with a S&W Shield or Buy A Bigger Gun?

Welcome back to episode 80 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show. Today’s voicemail comes in from Steve in Indiana. If you’d like to send us a voicemail, go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to find out how. Steve can only have one gun. He currently has a S&W Shield and he wants to get into competitive shooting. He wants to know if he should buy a bigger M&P or if he could get started with the Shield. This …

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Is Reloading 9mm Worth It? – 17

Joshua sends a message to the Triangle Tactical Facebook Page¬†with his question about reloading: Love the show. I’ve got a couple of questions to submit for the daily Q&A. How much per round does it cost you to reload 9mm. I’m not talking about the initial purchase of equipment, but the $/rd. And is it worth it compared to the .27 a round found at box stores? I’m looking at upgrading the sights on my …

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