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How Travis Beal Got Good at Shooting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:56 — 21.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis week I had a local Production Master Travis Beal come on the podcast. Travis and I used to be close to the same level, and then all the sudden he rocketed past me and started really killing it as a shooter. As it stands now, he’s going to become a Grand Master any time, and it’s all …

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Give your competitors emergency information!

I’m curious to know about the safety briefs at your local matches. Are they really a safety brief, or are they just announcement time? I’ve become pretty passionate about the fact that we need to have actual safety briefs at matches, because if someone gets hurt the procedures need to fall in place quickly, and there’s no time to delegate after the fact. The shooting sports are incredibly safe, because we have such strict safety …

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Competitive Equity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:15 — 22.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreChris asked on the Facebook group about competitive equity at matches: Ports – all ports being the same high or low height. Should they be mixed height? I’m taller than most shooters. Not the tallest guy on the range, but above average. Personally I don’t have a problem with MD’s mixing up the height of ports, as long …

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Intentional Fire at NC Shooting Range

An intentional fire was set at a North Carolina shooting range. Gas cans were used to burn down the shelters and the shooting benches at the range. Reports say that some of the other shelters had gas cans left on them that did not ignite. Folks, this is bad juju. If you’re a shooting range owner or member anywhere in the area you need to be aware of this, and take steps now. Game cameras …

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SC to Secede over Guns?

Yeah, probably not, but a handful of representatives from SC have introduced a bill that would allow the state to secede should the federal government attempt to confiscate guns in the state. It’s a bunch of posturing and meh.

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Protecting Your Data

Here’s a video about keeping a bunch of your data out of the hands of Google and Facebook. In just a couple weeks I’m already seeing less targeted ads on Facebook, and more general ads, and ads that are definitely mis-targeted at me, which is great. YouTube is becoming a hostile place for gun related channels, so ever since their last round of restrictions of pro-gun content a bunch of new websites have popped up …

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Why do people quit shooting?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:46 — 27.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI mentioned a theory on the podcast a couple weeks ago about how I expected that higher class shooters would probably pull away from lower class shooters on the shorter stages moreso than the longer stages, but that it was just a theory because I didn’t want to do the math. Well, I got an email from Louis, …

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USPSA Trolls Hard for April Fools Day

So it’s April Fools day, but it’s also Easter, so a lot of the normal internet shenanigans for April 1st were a little toned down vs most years. However, USPSA pulled a great one on their official Instagram page this afternoon with this picture: This was pretty good, but I thought the best part was the absolute savage takedown in the comments in this exchange: “No” I don’t know who’s running the USPSA social media …

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Mistakes Experienced Shooters Make

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:39 — 23.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More5×5 Classifier Seems like the 5×5 classifier is causing some issues at IDPA matches. Something I hadn’t thought of, but each shooter is putting 20 scored holes in the target with that drill, and that is a lot, especially with a bunch of shooters. Not sure how I feel about this. In USPSA rule 4.2.3 Paper targets must never …

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Q&A: Questions from The Group

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:33 — 28.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI’ve been dying from allergies all week so I didn’t get much show-prep done, but I did get a bunch of good questions from the Triangle Tactical Podcast group that I answered on this weeks show.

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The Range Officers Tool Box

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:28 — 32.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThere was a recent question in the Triangle Tactical Facebook group asking about what sort of things a Range Officer should bring when working a match.  I thought I’d put together a list of things that are nice to have and make them into an episode. Coincidentally, most of the things on the list are also helpful to …

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Frustration.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:09 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI had a very frustrating practice session at the range on Monday. I burned about 500 rounds just shooting a plate rack because it’s been something that has been really killing me at matches recently. Here’s what happened: I could kill the plate rack at 10 yards. Anywhere between 3.1 and 3.5 seconds, no misses, no problems. At …

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Gear thats No Good for Competition Shooting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:15 — 35.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreSERPA There was a post on the r/competitionshooting subreddit this last week from someone talking about how they were an IDPA match last weekend and a new shooter was drawing from his SERPA holster at the match and plugged himself with a round at the hip, which then travelled down to around his knee. I don’t really want …

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USPSA Lists NROI Seminars on Website

Kind of a lame sounding headline, but this is a great change for USPSA. I like this because in the past it could be hard to find a seminar because it was up to the organizer to put the word out about the seminar, now that they’re all listed on the website that makes it much easier for people to find seminars that are close by. http://uspsa.org/open-seminars

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Ch Ch Ch Changes!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:41 — 27.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThe USPSA Board of Directors announced some changes to several divisions in the BoD meeting notes from earlier this month, and in this episode I discuss the highlights and lowlights. I’d encourage you to go to the USPSA website, log-in, and actually read all of the changes. Far too many people have just been asking for the Cliffs …

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