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The Herpiest Derp

Recently on Facebook something came across my feed where a random person was spouting off about how folks who carry concealed shouldn’t wear flip flops outside the home, because, presumably it makes it so you can’t fight or something like that. I carry most all the time I can, and I do it with a Glock 19 IWB.  Here’s the thing though, if you like flip flops, wear your flip flops.  If you want to …

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Q&A Bonus: Cardboard or Paper Targets for Practice?

This was asked in the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A podcast, and I didn’t have time to get to it in the live show. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth it to get the cardboard targets. When I priced them out, they were ever so slightly more expensive than paper targets, however, I get several uses out of my cardvoard USPSA targets that I don’t suspect I’d be able to get out …

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Q&A: Unfair IDPA Match, Sighting in a Pistol, and Misinterpreted Rules

Want to get your hands on the shirt I’m wearing in this week’s show? Head over to triangletactical.net/shirts, and get one! I love mine, I think it’s hilarious. Here’s this week’s questions: Jon: Luke I was wondering if there are certain spare parts someone should keep in their range bag for competitions and or range trips. Thanks Jon Rick: Hi Luke, Just finished the news podcast and I’ve got a question or two for you. …

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Q&A: “Six”, Live Fire Practice, and First Person Video

Clay in California Clay sends in a voicemail asking about the USPSA Classifier “Six”, asking about the best way to shoot it. Scott in Colorado I have a few questions about live fire practice. I want to practice match like scenarios like shooting/reloading on the move and things you simply can’t do at your typical indoor range. What do you recommend and do? Are most folks members at the host gun clubs and practice there? …

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On-Ramp to the Shooting Sports: Daisy National BB Gun Championship

I mentioned this on last weeks episode of the Patreon News Blast podcast, and I wanted to address it to the rest of the audience that isn’t on Patreon. There’s been a ton of talk recently about on-ramps to the shooting sports, and how they are few and far between, ineffective, etc. Personally, I think a lot of what we’re dealing with isn’t that there aren’t on-ramps to the shooting sports, it’s just that the …

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Q&A: BUG or CCP, Why 125gr Bullets?, and Arbitration

This weeks Q&A show was a lot of fun! If you would like to have a show next week, I need your questions: Shoot me an email with your questions to luke@triangletactical.net Mike Hey Luke, I had a few questions I think would work well for the Q&A show: If you had a gun that can shoot in IDPA BUG or CCP, which would you choose?  I may try my XDS 9mm and I’m trying …

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Q&A: Production Major, When To Give up on Steel, and IDPA rules?

This episode of the Q&A show had a lot of great questions, however, I’m basically out of questions for next weeks show, so if you’ve got a question, shoot an email to luke@triangletactical.net and I’ll get it queued up for a future episode! The Q&A show is possible because of the folks who have pledged to become patrons of Triangle Tactical at patreon.com/triangletactical. If you want to help Triangle Tactical be more awesome, and get …

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Q&A: Visualization, Ammo Reloaded by a Friend, and Power Factor

Welcome back to another episode of the Triangle Tactical Q&A show! As always, this show is made possible by the Patrons who have pledged a couple bucks a month in support of Triangle Tactical on Patreon. If you like what I’m doing, head over to Patreon and get some of the perks that come along with being a patron. Check out Julie Golobs Facebook Live video from today. It’s good, and I think she’s spot …

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Get A Load Of This Garbage…

The IPSC Rifle World Shoot is happening right now in Russia. Team USA has sent a bunch of accomplished rifle shooters to compete, and it seems like most everyone made it there without issue. That is, except for Kuan Watson. It’s sad to me that he was flying around the world, to compete literally on the world stage, and wasn’t able to bring his rifle that he’s used to competing with. I don’t know the total …

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Gun Makers, Are We Really Doing This?

News broke yesterday that Rock Island Armory was coming out with a polymer 9mm double stack pistol, the SF9. Yes, the SF9. No, not the SR9 or PF9 or RP9 or the TP9, or even the CM9, PM9, or CW9. Not even the SD9 or AR9, VP9 or BP9. But the SF9. I have to say, I miss the days when guns had cool names like “Cougar” and “Witness” and not just random, meanless alpha numeric …

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New Triangle Tactical Shirts: Best Ones Yet!

Okay, so I was walking downtown Raleigh today to get a cup of coffee from my favorite hippy coffee roasters, and I saw a dude sitting outside with a cool shirt on, and BLAM! I had an idea for a Triangle Tactical shirt. You know you want one. triangletactical.net/shirts A post shared by Lucas Apps (@triangletactical) on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:46pm PDT If you get it, you get it. If you don’t, you don’t, …

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Q&A: Match Video Diagnosis, and Should I Record Myself?

This was a LOT of fun. One of the more common questions that I get from folks is “What should I look for in my match video?” Well, I figured out the technology needed to do it, and for the first half of this weeks Q&A show, I went through my video from last weekends match, and picked it apart for you. It’s entertaining because… I didn’t shoot very well. So, my poor performance, is …

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Tomorrow on the Q&A Show: Live Match Video Diagnosis

One of the more common questions I hear from folks just starting out in competitive shooting is that they don’t know what to look for in their match video.  Tomorrow on the Facebook Live Q&A podcast I’m going to be doing a live match video diagnosis based on my match video from Sunday’s USPSA match. We’ll go through it stage by stage, talk about the things that went well and the things that… didn’t. Don’t …

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Q&A: IDPA PCC rules and What Would You Like to See More of?

As always, the Triangle Tactical Q&A show is made possible because of the many listeners like you who have signed up as patrons of Triangle Tactical, and are pledging monthly support to keep it going. Check out the benefits of being a patron at Patreon.com/triangletactical. Here’s this weeks questions: Brant asks: Good morning, Lucas, I have a potential question for the Podcast/Q&A show.  I say potential because I know you’ve answered this question in different …

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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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