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H2O Fowl Farms – Tsgt. Adam Ginett Memorial

I just received notice that the annual Tsgt. Adam Ginett Memorial match will be on June 3rd at H2O Fowl Farms in Dunn, NC. I shot the match I think two years back, and maybe the first year it was held as well, and both times I’ve shot it, it’s been fantastic. If you’re an IDPA shooter, someone interested in shooting IDPA, or if you’re not an IDPA shooter but just want to support a …

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Q&A: Steel DQ Lines and Should You Try IDPA?

The Triangle Tactical Q&A Show is possible because of the folks who have pledged to the show on Patreon. Check it out at Patreon.com/triangletactical. The audio podcast is up at the top, and below is the Facebook Live video, which I’m shooting for 9PM EST on Thursday nights each week: In this episode I got a BUNCH of awesome live questions in addition to the questions I had prepared beforehand. Here’s the questions that I …

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CZ Shadow 2 is now USPSA Production Legal

Yeah, you’re exactly right when you read the title of this post and said to yourself “Wasn’t it already legal?” No, it wasn’t, but it seems like everyone and their brother has been shooting them in Production division for a while anyways. As of the time of this article being written, the CZ Shadow 2 is officially on the USPSA Production list. There was a bunch of consternation earlier today from folks thinking that CZ …

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Q&A: Changing Your Mind, Dryfire, and Apex Kits

This episode is possible because of listeners like you who have become patrons of Triangle Tactical at Patreon.com/triangletactical. The money they pledge is paying for the extra bandwidth for this show, more Junk Science podcasts, and ultimately helping me meet my goal of taking Triangle Tactical on the road to do more awesome stuff. If you can help, I’d sure appreciate it. Here’s the emailed questions from this weeks show: Wes: “Hey Luke, Love the …

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Sig P320x5 is USPSA Production Legal Now

There’s been a bunch of consternation in the USPSA community over the past year or so about whether or not the Sig Sauer P320x5 would be made legal for Production division in USPSA. Personally, given that people like Bruce Gray, and Phil Strader were working on the project, and the late Team Sig were basically all shooting the P320 in Production, I didn’t think Sig would make a gun that wouldn’t be production legal. Doing …

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Chris Tilley’s Hair…

After the last Front Sight magazine came out, I came across several discussions online where folks were commenting on Chris Tilley’s hair. “Does he have a mullet?” Well, as it turns out, Chris is participating in St. Baldricks, raising money for charity for children’s cancer.  If you’re interested in helping him meet his goal, here’s a link to his St. Baldricks page. If you want to hear more from Chris, check out the podcast episode …

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Your Feedback Requested: Video?

I’ve been wanting to do an actual video version of the podcast on YouTube for a while now, but due to various reasons, it just never worked out. Now, I believe I’ve got the software and everything to make it a weekly reality, but I’m curious to know if y’all would be interested in actually watching it? Hit the comments and let me know.

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The Fastest Way to get Disqualified…

As a Range Officer, telling someone that they’re disqualified from a match sucks. It sucks even more if the person hasn’t even fired a shot. I’ve always told people interested in competitive shooting to just bring along whatever gear they’ve got, as long as it’s safe, and worry about buying competition specific stuff later. Unfortunately I’ve noticed a trend over the past couple years of people getting disqualified when they’re using holsters that come with …

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Things That Make You Go “Ugghhh” At A Match

Every quarter of the year I’ve been having an episode of the podcast where I play listener voicemails answering a question that I propose. In the past I’ve asked “What has competitive shooting done for you?” and “What are your 2017 goals?” This time around I want to have a little more fun with it: What makes you go “ugghhh” at a match? There are several ways you can send in a voicemail: Call (781) 728-5538 …

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Make Hardcover Targets the Easy Way

I wanted some hardcover targets for practice tomorrow, so I went out to the garage to tape and paint some up. Low and behold, I’m fresh out of black paint of any kind. I considered just using the tape, but decided that wouldn’t be good enough. Then I thought about dying them with coffee, but that seemed like a pain in the butt. Then my eyes found the can of Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain …

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Cash Money for Winning With Your Walther

This is actually pretty awesome. Here’s the details: http://www.waltherarms.com/winwithwalther/ I’m not aware of any other programs like this that pay out cash for winning. I like it. If you shoot a Walther, it’s time to start practicing.

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Match Video Diagnosis: Reloads

Reloads are a place where you can shave some time, and impress your friends if you can really nail them perfectly and quickly. I’m just ending an extended off-season so my reloads are a little shaky, and in the above video you’ll see that. First reload: super slow Second: seated, not super fast, but faster than the first Third: slow, and you can tell I wasn’t ready for it. Fourth: slide lock reload where I …

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Match Video Diagnosis: Get Your Butt Moving

It probably goes without saying, but one of the best and easiest ways to shave time on your matches and move yourself up in the rankings is to RUN from one position to another. Action shooting games are about speed and accuracy, both of which are equally important. If you’ve got a stage where there’s a lot of room to move, and no shooting to do while moving, RUN. I see a lot of folks …

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Thank You

Every month or so I meet up with a big group of folks that have podcasts in the Raleigh area. We talk about everything from production of our shows, to troubleshooting problems, to giving motivation to people looking to start their own podcasts. Just about every month I come away from the meeting with one big thing in mind: I have the best listeners of any podcast anywhere. Y’all call me out when I’m wrong, …

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Match Video Diagnosis: Know Where You’re Supposed to Go

Movement is one of the best things you can assess with match video. In the video clip above, watch how much more confidently I move into the first position, than the second position. You can tell as I’m moving into the second position I wasn’t quite sure where the fault line was and I didn’t have a good plan for that position other than the order I wanted to engage the targets. I think the …

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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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