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Fault Lines, Reloads, and a Night Match

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On Saturday I shot a Day/Night IDPA match at H2O Fowl Farms. We shot all 6 stages once during the daylight, and then when the sun went down we shot the match again with flashlights. If you’ve never shot with a flashlight before, it can be a challenge that you’re not expecting. Holding the flashlight while shooting is a challenge, but then reloading your gun with a flashlight in your weak hand can be even more of a challenge than just shooting.

In addition to the Day/Night match, we also shot with the new IDPA rules. The biggest changes I noticed during the match were the fault lines, followed closely with the new reload rules. I think the fault lines have profoundly changed the game for the better.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

During the match I shot my Streamlight ProTac 2L flashlight, which is the same light I carry in my pocket every day. The only change I’ve made to it is to file off the little nubs around the switch (use a file, not a Dremel, trust me)  to make it easier to activate the light when holding it one handed while shooting.

I’ve found it to be a great flashlight, so if you’re looking for something to carry every day, I’d recommend the ProTac 2L.


If you’ve got a question or anything for me, shoot me an email at [email protected] or post in the comments below.

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.

One comment

  1. In regards to your ammo question and answer. I have recently been wondering since i have joined the range and will be doing some Live Fire practice, Do you use the same ammo to practice with and compete with. Or do you do 2 different loads. 1 for Practice and 1 for comps?

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