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Stop wasting your time on stuff that doesn’t matter

Ever see the guys at a match who have the well rehearsed “tactical kata” but can’t really shoot that well? What about the guy that tells you X product is better than Y because it has more features, even if those features aren’t useful. What about the guys who buy a crappy gun, and then spend the next years trying to make it better, instead of just saving up for something that doesn’t suck.

All these people are wasting time on stuff that doesn’t matter. If you want to get better, stop wasting your time, streamline, and get better.

The News

A Johnston county, NC school opened an indoor shooting range (for JROTC students to shoot pellet guns). Even though it’s pellet guns, I think this is awesome.

A DC police officer was instructed to walk into roll call with an unloaded pistol , and dryfire it pointed at another officer as part of a training exercise. This is frighteningly stupid. I can’t believe it happened, and I can’t believe he wasn’t shot by all of the other officers in the room.


Have you heard? California is banning all gun dealers! They’re shutting them all down!

Yeah, that’s not the case. They are trying to pass a bill that’s pretty nasty for FFLs, but it’s not a complete shutdown of all the FFLs in the state as most of the headlines from the last week would have you believe.

According to the NRA-ILA, the bill would do a few things:

AB 2459 would make four serious changes to California’s dealer licensing requirements.

  1. A prohibition on licensee business premises being on a residential property.
  2. A clear statement that localities may impose more restrictive requirements on licensees than those imposed by state law.
  3. A requirement that licensees maintain full color video surveillance that is of sufficient quality to provide for facial recognition and records all firearm transactions on the premises, all locations where firearms and ammunition are stored, the immediate exterior of the licensed premises, and all parking facilities owned by the licensee.  The video equipment would be required to run during all business hours and be set to begin recording when motion is detected at all other times.  The licensee would have to certify to having compliant video equipment at least yearly and make any needed repairs to the equipment within 15 days of any damage.  The footage would need to be stored on the premises for at least five years, but that could be extended if the footage may be part of a law enforcement investigation.  Licensees would also be required to post a prominent sign indicating that customers are being recorded.
  4. All licensees would be required to have a liability policy of a minimum of $1M per incident to cover liability arising from “theft, sale, lease or transfer or offering for sale, lease or transfer of a firearm or ammunition, or any other operations of the business and business premises.”

Yeah, it’s bad, and it would definitely shut down a lot of businesses, but it’s not the blanket ban you’ve been lead to believe is happening.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

You should have a squib stick, but you shouldn’t waste a bunch of money buying one that’s actually made as a squib stick. For less than $6 (at the time of this episode being published) you can get a 12″ bras rod that’s perfect to use as a squib stick for 9mm and larger handguns.

Dryfire Tip of the Week:

dryfire partials

Tighten up your dryfire with some partials. I’ve been slaying my dryfire lately with wide open targets, but at the IDPA match this weekend I totally borked when trying to shoot some targets that only had the heads available. On another stage I wound up getting some rounds in the head box of the target, which is great, except if we’re being honest, I wasn’t aiming for the head box…

Anyways, I’m breaking out the no-shoot and hardcover in my dryfire again. Give it a try.


If you’ve got something for me, hit the comments below, or shoot me an email at [email protected]

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. AB 2459 would make four serious changes to California’s dealer licensing requirements.

    Any single one would convince me to leave Kommiefornistan forever.
    If I had a gun shop there. Which I don’t. But I bet a lot of them just give up and close.

  2. Thanks for all you do!

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