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What to do with Junior Shooters who don’t help?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:19 — 39.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More2018 Goals. I’m writing it down here, throwing down the gauntlet for 2018: I will make USPSA Production Master before my birthday at the end of June. I refused to make this goal last year, but 2018 is the time to make it happen. You read it here first folks. What are your goals for 2018? How are …

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BONUS: NewsBlast Podcast

If you didn’t know, I do a special NewsBlast podcast over on Patreon for my supporters every week. This week, I decided to make the video version of the NewsBlast podcast public to give you a taste of what you’re missing. I want to hire an editor for the Triangle Tactical podcast so I can spend less time editing out my “ums” and “ya knows” and more time focusing on good podcasts. If you want …

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Q&A: What the heck is Hardcover and Softcover?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:56 — 43.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJamie Stage planning. I’m struggling coming from IDPA to USPSA in stage planning. What are some basic tips to help? Are you breaking stages up by the number of positions? What are you looking for at each position? Is there a standard procedure I’m missing or haven’t yet learned? Seems overwhelming sometimes. I think stage planning is very …

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Ask Me Anything

For the last episode of 2017, I’m allowing you to ask me anything that is not related to shooting. Head over to http://triangletactical.net/ama to submit your questions, and I’ll answer them in the last episode of 2017 later this month. Don’t put your questions here, or on Facebook, or in an email, as I won’t be able to find them when it’s time to record, please use the form at http://triangletactical.net/ama Have at it, this …

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Things That Matter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:01 — 33.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreSpecial Episode Coming Up! I always like to do something different for the last episode of the year, and this year I’m going to do an AMA (ask me anything). Here’s the thing: for the last podcast of 2017, I’ll answer any questions you have, that ARE NOT related to shooting. Go to http://triangletactical.net/AMA Enter your question in …

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How to Score a USPSA Target

If you roll up to your first USPSA match, there’s a good chance you don’t have a clue how the targets are scored. There’s a chance that after you’ve seen a couple shooters do their thing, you might be even more confused if nobody explained it to you. So, here in this video I’m explaining the basics of target scoring. There are some more intricate things that get more complicated when we add in things …

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Rants, Raves, and Follow-ups

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:27 — 22.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More If you’re local to me, listen up. If you’re not local to me, just bear with me or skip ahead 30 seconds or so. At the end of the year I’m killing the Triangle Tactical competitive shooting calendar on the website.  There are a couple of reasons for this: It costs more than a hundred bucks a …

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10 Christmas Gifts for the Competitive Shooter in Your Life

(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the Amazon links in this post, I make a small commission from Amazon for referring you to them. It’s a big part of what keeps Triangle Tactical up and running.) The hardest people to buy gifts for are people who are REALLY into their hobby. You don’t want to buy them the wrong thing, or something that they won’t use. Don’t worry, if you’re …

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Don’t Paste the Lines!

Lately, I’ve been getting more questions from people looking to get started in competitive shooting asking about competitive shooting range etiquette. Nobody wants to be the f-ing new guy on the range that does something that’s considered taboo by the experienced shooters.

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Q&A: When should you become a Range Officer?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:45 — 42.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More TC: Mr. Apps, TC from Ft. Mill, SC here and I have a question, in several parts. What is it you look for in a competition pistol? I know you have often said you are not a gear guy, but you do make gear decisions in order to play this game and you invest money based on …

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What’s Killing Our Matches and Burning out our Match Directors?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:32 — 37.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI’m not sure if it’s because it’s nearing the end of the traditional “shooting season” or what, but I’ve been talking to a few different people about how their match director is about to quit, or they themselves are a match director, and they don’t know what to do because they’re totally burned out, and they’re not sure …

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Competitive Shooters: How Healthy is Your Local Match?

If you’re a currently active competitive shooter, I’d really appreciate you taking a second to fill out this survey about the health of your local match. I keep hearing from about matches closing down, match directors burning out, and a lack of volunteers in the shooting sports, so I’m trying to get to the bottom of this. Here’s the link to the survey. Thanks in advance!

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The first piece of advice anyone gave me about USPSA

When I shot my first match, a local Grand Master shooter gave me a piece of advice that’s stuck with me to this day: “You’re not one of Charlie’s Angels, so don’t try to be them.” He then went on to explain that new shooters have a tendency to lock their elbows when they’re transitioning from one array of targets to another, and they’ll swing their pistol either up or down like Charlie’s Angels, instead …

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Keep your dummy rounds in your magazines during dryfire!

What can’t Gorilla tape do? I love this stuff, and it works great for keeping my dummy rounds from flying out of my magazines and all over the garage during dryfire. Some folks don’t drop magazines. If that works for you, it’s the simplest solution. Start your drill without a magazine in the gun, push the magazine button, and then load a magazine into the gun. I tried this for a while, and I found …

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So, You Want to be a Sponsored Shooter?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:21 — 29.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreGear that Doesn’t Suck: This Streamlight ProTac 2L flashlight is fantastic.I’ve had mine for 2 years this month, and it’s just been great. No worries about it changing accidentally from one mode to the next with their 10-tap system. It’s getting darker out earlier and earlier, so having a flashlight with you is just handy. I use mine …

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