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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 [email protected]


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 to figure out which mags to buy.

Whats the most interesting gun you seen at a match?

What’s your thoughts on reloading hotter ammo for steel targets and stages?  I’ve heard of this on Gundudes\Paracast, and a few stage videos on Youtube’s InRangeTV with spinners where this would help.

Thanks for all the good work; your podcast helps me get through walking sessons.

– Mike from DFW.



Hey Lucas,

I’m not sure if it’s already been asked but, I was wondering what made you settle on the 125gr bullet for your competition reloads? I’m getting into reloading and I haven’t played around with bullet weights very much with factory ammo due to cost.





Hi Luke,

I’ve been traveling more lately and will be traveling again next week.

Any tips or suggestions for practicing when you’re away from home? I don’t plan on bringing my gun because the state I’m going to isn’t gun friendly…

Keep on shooting!

Best Regards



Hi Luke

I have a question for the Qna show. I plan on shooting a level 2 uspsa match this year and I don’t think I’ll have enough classifiers to become classified and was wondering if I have to be classified to shoot a level 2 match?


Alex from Iowa


Hi Luke –

In your recent main show, you mentioned having to reshoot a classifier due to timer failure, and you wished you had fought that decision more.  I’ve only ever felt the need to challenge a call once, and it was a very minor issue the RO and I worked out on the spot.  I’m not really clear how how and when to seriously challenge an RO’s decision.

It’s my understanding that video is not acceptable evidence in arbitration, and Mike Foley released a statement this week reiterating that USPSA national will not intervene in local match issues.  Given these constraints, what would your process have been to challenge the decision to reshoot?  What evidence or reasoning would you have presented, and to whom?  How far would you have been able to take the fight if you were so inclined?

Thanks as always for a great podcast.


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. The short answer to ALL questions of “where’d that come from” Re: props at the range is: Frank’s garage.

    The ONLY way to find out conclusively where a particular prop came from is to ask Frank. I think he’s still got plates out there left over from the late 80’s!!

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