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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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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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Questions From Folks Who Haven’t Started Competitive Shooting…Yet

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:35 — 44.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDrew: hey which grip plug do you recommend?  I can’t remember which podcast it was on, but I thought you said it helps reloads a bit. Trae: Luke, I am wanting to start shooting some USPSA matches. I currently only shoot 3 gun and have not shot any of the other sports. I realize that increasing my pistol …

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What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:20 — 26.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreNick How do you feel about carry optics these days? I’ve thought about trying it down the line, just because I’ve heard training with a dot has benefits for iron sight shooters. But between stories of rampant optic unreliability, the cost of getting another gun+optic/new upper+optic, and persistent confusion over who this division really serves, I’m seriously conflicted …

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Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 48.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More The Triangle Tactical Q&A show is possible because of Super Squad members! There are a lot of perks to being a member, so head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a Super Squad member today! There was a question in the live chat about chronographs: This is the chrono that I use, and I like it a lot. …

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Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:00 — 32.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More The Triangle Tactical Q&A Show is possible because of Super Squad supporters over on Patreon. If you want access to bonus content, input on future episodes, etc, consider joining the Super Squad on Patreon. Rick: Hi Luke, I’m curious to learn how and if you and others go about tracking progress from match to match. There is …

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What if USPSA Production had 15rd Magazines?

One of the USPSA topics that keeps coming up, is that folks want USPSA to change Production division to have 15rd magazines instead of the current 10rd magazines, to mirror IPSC Production division. For the longest time I’ve been adamantly against it, mostly because I just don’t want the division to be changed, because I don’t like change. After doing this video, I’m more ambivalent about it. I do think the change would do a …

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Q&A: Safe Area Safety; Is it Worth it to Invest in USPSA?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:20 — 35.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More This Q&A podcast is made possible because of Patreon. If you’d like to see more awesome stuff from Triangle Tactical, consider becoming a patron of the show and pledging a couple bucks a month to help me do more awesome stuff. Hit the button to learn all about it: Become a Patron! Bryan Hello Luke, I wear …

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Q&A: Questions from the Group

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:00 — 37.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis week’s Triangle Tactical Q&A show is mostly questions from the Triangle Tactical Facebook Group. I created the Facebook Group so listeners of the podcast can discuss the shows, post match video, and talk about practice and skill building. Click here to join the group! Shawn: Do you feel like your new mag pouches made a difference at …

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PREVIEW: Match Video Diagnosis of the 2017 Carolina Classic USPSA Match

If you’re not familiar with Match Video Diagnosis videos, they are where I narrate my shooting videos, and talk about all of the things that I did well, and the things that I didn’t do so well… Because it’s video, I can’t really skip the things that I didn’t do well, so you get it all. I think it’s a cool way to learn more about shooting, and will give you a lot of things …

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Q&A: Major Matchitis, 9mm NATO, and Guide Rods

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:38 — 32.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Become a Patron! Bill Luke how can I cure major match-itis I shoot wonderfully at my local matches but i just seem to choke at major matches Thank you, Bill Matthew Hey Luke – Two questions for you: I’m getting ready to shoot my first competitive match in the next month or so if my schedule allows. …

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Major Match Prep VLOG #1 – Gear Changes

This post originally appeared on Patreon. If you want access to the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast Podcast, as well as bonus content like this, consider becoming a patron. Become a Patron! Gear Changes: One of the biggest changes I made before this match was buying new magazine pouches. I’ve previously been running the Ghost 360 Universal pouches, and they were good, budget minded mag pouches for the last few years, but I was having a lot …

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Major Match Prep VLOG #2 – BOSS Modification

This post was originally posted on Patreon. If you want access to the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast Podcast, as well as bonus content like this, consider becoming a patron. Become a Patron! The Issue: I’ve mentioned here on the blog and on various podcast episodes over the years that I’ve got long arms and legs, and a normal/short-ish torso, so when I don’t have a dropped/offset holster I wind up having to angle my shoulders and …

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  • Concealed Carry

    In this post, I want to cover some points on concealed carry. With 49 states now allowing some form of concealed carry for citizens, and more and more passing “shall issue” laws every year, concealed carry of firearms has swept the nation. Americans are no longer allowing themselves to be victimized, and are instead standing their ground, and defending themselves from those who wish to do them harm. I’ve been carrying a concealed handgun for …

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