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Q&A: Production, Production, Production!

This week on the Q&A show, I had a lot of great questions! I really appreciate receiving questions in advance, so I don’t have to beg for questions as much during the podcast…

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In USPSA production division, can you add baseplates to magazines to add additional weight? I want to add the +5 taran tactical baseplates to my Glock mags for 3 gun, but wasn’t sure if they’d still be legal for the USPSA production division.


What do you think about having “new shooter” matches where the stages are simplified and the atmosphere is slower?


Hi Luke,

I’ve been a lurker for a while.  Podcast is fantastic!! Thank you.

I shoot IDPA and 3-gun and plan to start USPSA soon.

I just got into reloading.

I’ve got the theory of bullet weight down for self-defense conversations, but what about for competition?

I shoot 9mm.  Why would I choose 115 vs 124 vs 147 for competition?

I typically shot 124 for IDPA b/c my Federal HST EDC rounds are 124 gr.

If this is an appropriate question, you can save the answer for the Q&A podcast.


Don in Baltimore


Hey Lucas,

First of all, I am really enjoying all the things you are doing with the show. But I am shooting my first USPSA match (finally, The Devil Dog match) this upcoming Sunday. As you know I have been shooting IDPA for a few months now, and I understand the differences for the most part, but is there any advice you would give to me going into it? How many rounds should I bring compared to an IDPA match?


Hey Luke,

I started listening to your podcast at work a couple weeks ago, and I’ve decided that there’s no time like the present to get started in USPSA Production. I read Ben Stoeger’s book on dry-fire training, downloaded a shot timer app for my phone, and got to work. So far, I’ve learned that I’m slow, but improving quickly. I’ve registered for my first match, which is 10 days from today. My official goal for the match is to not get DQed, but I’m too competitive to be happy with just that. Are there any drills or exercises you would suggest I concentrate on in these last few days?

Thanks for your encouragement and the great podcast!


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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.

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