Home / Lucas

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.

JUNK SCIENCE: Turn And Draw

The turn and draw is a pretty standard start position for competitive shooting matches. Generally in a turn and draw, you’ll start facing up range, wrists above shoulders, and then on the buzzer you’ll turn then draw your pistol once it’s inside the 180*, and start engaging targets. The conventional wisdom about the turn and draw is that you should always turn towards the gun, because the gun then has less movement to make to …

Read More »

Q&A: Production Major, When To Give up on Steel, and IDPA rules?

This episode of the Q&A show had a lot of great questions, however, I’m basically out of questions for next weeks show, so if you’ve got a question, shoot an email to and I’ll get it queued up for a future episode! The Q&A show is possible because of the folks who have pledged to become patrons of Triangle Tactical at patreon.com/triangletactical. If you want to help Triangle Tactical be more awesome, and get some …

Read More »

Shoot Everything

If you’re new to the shooting sports, don’t settle on whatever shooting sport you decide to shoot first is. Go shoot a bunch of different disciplines. The shooting sports are like high school cliques. If you go to IDPA, you’ll hear people talk junk about those USPSA gamers. If you shoot USPSA, someone will talk junk about the tacti-fools at IDPA. If you shoot 3-gun, you’ll hear someone talk junk about the guys that only …

Read More »

Q&A: Visualization, Ammo Reloaded by a Friend, and Power Factor

Welcome back to another episode of the Triangle Tactical Q&A show! As always, this show is made possible by the Patrons who have pledged a couple bucks a month in support of Triangle Tactical on Patreon. If you like what I’m doing, head over to Patreon and get some of the perks that come along with being a patron. Check out Julie Golobs Facebook Live video from today. It’s good, and I think she’s spot …

Read More »

Get A Load Of This Garbage…

The IPSC Rifle World Shoot is happening right now in Russia. Team USA has sent a bunch of accomplished rifle shooters to compete, and it seems like most everyone made it there without issue. That is, except for Kuan Watson. It’s sad to me that he was flying around the world, to compete¬†literally on the world stage, and wasn’t able to bring his rifle that he’s used to competing with. I don’t know the total …

Read More »

Gun Makers, Are We Really Doing This?

News broke yesterday that Rock Island Armory was coming out with a polymer 9mm double stack pistol, the SF9. Yes, the SF9. No, not the SR9 or PF9 or RP9 or the TP9, or even the CM9, PM9, or CW9. Not even the SD9 or AR9, VP9 or BP9. But the SF9. I have to say, I miss the days when guns had cool names like “Cougar” and “Witness” and not just random, meanless alpha numeric …

Read More »

The Biggest Problem With Advancing Gun Rights

Long story short, I believe the biggest barrier that we face to advancing gun rights isn’t politicians, but swaying the vast majority of the general public who are indifferent, or on the fence about guns. What I’ve found is, if you’re just a normal person who likes to shoot, and talks about it in a normal way, most folks are pretty receptive. However, if you’re rocking a “Hillary for Prison” shirt and whatnot (i.e. dressed …

Read More »

New Triangle Tactical Shirts: Best Ones Yet!

Okay, so I was walking downtown Raleigh today to get a cup of coffee from my favorite hippy coffee roasters, and I saw a dude sitting outside with a cool shirt on, and BLAM! I had an idea for a Triangle Tactical shirt. You know you want one. triangletactical.net/shirts A post shared by Lucas Apps (@triangletactical) on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:46pm PDT If you get it, you get it. If you don’t, you don’t, …

Read More »

Q&A: Match Video Diagnosis, and Should I Record Myself?

This was a LOT of fun. One of the more common questions that I get from folks is “What should I look for in my match video?” Well, I figured out the technology needed to do it, and for the first half of this weeks Q&A show, I went through my video from last weekends match, and picked it apart for you. It’s entertaining because… I didn’t shoot very well. So, my poor performance, is …

Read More »