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Things We Wish We Knew When We Started – 143

This weeks episode was inspired by a question sent in by a friend who just recently had his 3rd anniversary in competitive shooting. He asked what we would change, or what we wish we had known early on in our competitive shooting careers. It spurred an interesting discussion.

Local Shooting Sports News:

Two matches coming up that you might want to be aware of:

NC USPSA Sectional – October 2-4 at Sir Walter Gun Club in Creedmoor, NC. Details at NCsection.org

Hawkeye Gun Club in Lake Lure, NC will be hosting their annual Autism charity match September 18-19th. It’s for a great cause, and you can register here.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

This week Ben plugs Ben Stoeger’s Practical Pistol book. Ben read it as a fairly experienced shooter, and didn’t gain a ton from it, but he’s been handing it off to a couple of newer folks recently, and they’ve been having their minds blown by it. If you’re new, or if you want to read up on some more technique type stuff for practical pistol shooting, grab a copy of this one.


Plug of the Week

LuckyGunner has an article up on their blog that’s worth a read. We don’t necessarily agree with the points made by everyone but it’s thought provoking.


About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.


  1. I’ll get the number wrong, but I know I heard Jerry Miculek say something along the lines of “I figure I’ve shot 4 million rounds. Wish I could get that first three million back.”

    My “wish” is that I realized sooner that I didn’t just need to dry fire, I needed to dry fire correctly. In other words, I’d love to get that first year of dry fire sessions back…

    • I’ve heard a similar quote, I think attributed to Todd Jarrett saying “I’ve fired more 2 million rounds in my life, and the first million were just learning to shoot.” And I’m sure that was a while ago.

      But whether it’s live fire ammo or dry fire trigger pulls, sometimes you just have to suck at it before you can get better. That’s why quotes like these are so encouraging. Nobody was born knowing this stuff, they just stuck through being ignorant long enough to attain enlightenment.

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