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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.

The “Peacock” Target Array is Stupid.

This picture took the Gunternet by storm last week, and tons and tons of people have been asking questions about it, praising it, or, like me, think it’s stupid. In the picture above, the targets appear to be USPSA targets, so let’s assume that this array was used at a USPSA match. In order for it to be legal, it would have to be a speed shoot, with a mandatory reload per rule 1.2.2.3 in …

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Q&A: Pre-Stage Routine, Making New Shooters Comfortable, and USPSA Classifiers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:28 — 37.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreAnother fun Q&A show this week. Thanks to everyone who joined me in the live chat, I love the interaction! However, I’m almost completely out of questions for next weeks show, so if you want a show next week, I need you to send me your questions! Shoot me an email to [email protected] Brian/Brant/Craig: Do you have a …

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The Herpiest Derp

Recently on Facebook something came across my feed where a random person was spouting off about how folks who carry concealed shouldn’t wear flip flops outside the home, because, presumably it makes it so you can’t fight or something like that. I carry most all the time I can, and I do it with a Glock 19 IWB.  Here’s the thing though, if you like flip flops, wear your flip flops.  If you want to …

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Q&A Bonus: Cardboard or Paper Targets for Practice?

This was asked in the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A podcast, and I didn’t have time to get to it in the live show. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth it to get the cardboard targets. When I priced them out, they were ever so slightly more expensive than paper targets, however, I get several uses out of my cardvoard USPSA targets that I don’t suspect I’d be able to get out …

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What’s the Difference Between IDPA and USPSA?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:46 — 25.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More In the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A show, Austin asked “What’s the difference between IDPA and USPSA?” I didn’t have time to get to it in the Live Q&A show, so I thought I’d talk about it here on the main podcast. Here’s the rundown: Concealment: IDPA requires you to have your gun concealed. …

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Q&A: Unfair IDPA Match, Sighting in a Pistol, and Misinterpreted Rules

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:45 — 42.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWant to get your hands on the shirt I’m wearing in this week’s show? Head over to triangletactical.net/shirts, and get one! I love mine, I think it’s hilarious. Here’s this week’s questions: Jon: Luke I was wondering if there are certain spare parts someone should keep in their range bag for competitions and or range trips. Thanks Jon …

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Most Gun Reviews Suck for Competitive Shooters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:19 — 25.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf you’re looking to buy a gun for competitive shooting, one thing you may notice is that a lot of gun reviews really aren’t helpful beyond telling you what the features of the gun are. A bunch of people doing gun reviews just open a box, and fire up the camera. This can be useful for letting you …

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Q&A: “Six”, Live Fire Practice, and First Person Video

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:54 — 19.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreClay in California Clay sends in a voicemail asking about the USPSA Classifier “Six”, asking about the best way to shoot it. Scott in Colorado I have a few questions about live fire practice. I want to practice match like scenarios like shooting/reloading on the move and things you simply can’t do at your typical indoor range. What …

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On-Ramp to the Shooting Sports: Daisy National BB Gun Championship

I mentioned this on last weeks episode of the Patreon News Blast podcast, and I wanted to address it to the rest of the audience that isn’t on Patreon. There’s been a ton of talk recently about on-ramps to the shooting sports, and how they are few and far between, ineffective, etc. Personally, I think a lot of what we’re dealing with isn’t that there aren’t on-ramps to the shooting sports, it’s just that the …

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What’s one piece of advice you wish you had known before your first match?

One Piece of Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:07 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI give a lot of advice here on the podcast, and talk about things as I see them in the shooting sports, but I’ve found that my perspective isn’t always the same as everyone elses, and that’s why I love these call-in episodes where you send in your thoughts on a topic. There’s been a lot of talk …

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