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Han Shot First – 164

It’s Star Wars week, so we nerd out a little on this episode and talk about the infamous scene in Star Wars: A New Hope where Han Solo shoots Greedo in the Mos Eisley Cantina. We’re fans of the original movie, not that¬†ruined remastered garbage that came out in the 90’s.

We evaluate the scene using Andrew Branca’s 5 pillars of self defense: Innocence, imminence, avoidance, proportionality, and reasonableness. If you’re a Star Wars fan (like we are) you’ll like it.

The News

Kentucky runs more background checks than any other state in the union. Apparently they do monthly NICS checks on all concealed carry permit holders in the state. Interesting.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

We’ve recommended it before, but I broke mine, so we’re recommending it again. It’s the Belkin Conserve Socket, and it’s great for plugging your brass tumbler into so you don’t forget about it and let your brass tumble for days on end…

The Blue Bullets

Registration opened for the 2016 South Carolina USPSA Championship, and our sponsor The Blue Bullets is the title sponsor of the match. Not only do they make good bullets, but they also do a lot to give back to the sport.

First Match Stories

We’re pretty light on first match stories, so why don’t you send us in a voicemail about your first match? It doesn’t matter if it was recent or 20 years ago, we’d like to hear about it.


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. Of course Han shot first. Clear cut case of self defense.
    Blaster pointed at your head and a verbal threat to kill you.
    Greedo’s dialog alone justifies shooting him.

  2. I read on the Internet that watching a lot of Star Wars will get you killed on the street.

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