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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.

Why Aren’t There Coaches in the Shooting Sports?

If you look at any sport, other than practical shooting you’ll notice that people work with a single coach for a long period of time. In practical shooting though, folks tend to work their way up the rankings alone, with just dryfire and live fire practice, and the occasional training class from someone who’s a national champion or something. The trouble here is that when you’re going to learn from someone who doesn’t know you, …

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JUNK SCIENCE: “Don’t Draw to Steel”

If you’ve been shooting USPSA for any length of time, you’ve probably heard someone say “Don’t draw to steel!” while walking through a stage before it’s shot. It’s something that’s become conventional wisdom in practical shooting, and I think it’s complete hogwash. If you approach an array of targets like the ones below, and draw to the steel target first, your time to first shot might be slightly longer, but at the same time, your …

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The Lamest Excuses

I hear a lot of excuses from people about why competitive shooting is bad, or why they won’t/don’t shoot it, etc. (Actually, I think I hear them less and less because people don’t want me to talk about them on the podcast) but anyways… A lot of the excuses I hear are just silly, and a while back I received a bunch of them from the same person: “You have to keep your guns unloaded …

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Shooting Sponsorships and You

I remember showing up to my first USPSA match and being kind of intimidated by all of the folks that were there with their fancy shooting shirts, covered in sponsor logos. Patrick in Detroit sent in a question for the Q&A podcast way back in about July of 2016. At the time I promised him that I’d do an episode about his question, and I set out looking for someone to interview who knows more …

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Treating a Match Like an Athletic Event

I am getting ready for the XTreme Bullets Texas 3-Gun Championship in Marble Falls Texas so most of my activity has been around getting all my gear and ammo ready for this match and trying to fit a little bit of practice in. I ran up to Hayes Custom Guns to return a PCC I had borrowed from Steve. Got to go out for a little practice session with Steve, Ben Hayes and Josh Kenny …

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Range Lawyers

Listen to the Podcast Ever hear people complain about range lawyers? Ever heard people spout off about the rules at a match about the rules and be blatantly wrong? What about the folks who are intentionally trying to bend the rules to their benefit? What about folks who are just trying to make sure we play the game by the rules? Last week I had to take my USPSA Range Officer exam, and in doing …

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Some Things I’ve Noticed…

Listen to the Podcast Have you ever noticed that at some matches, it’s totally cool to pull out a rulebook when there’s a question about a rule, but at other matches it’s almost offensive to the parties involved? Have you ever noticed how some folks just seemingly want to buy junk? It’s like some people just want to buy the underdog gun, and shoot it well so bad that they’ll ask for advice, then completely …

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Chris Tilley’s Hair…

After the last Front Sight magazine came out, I came across several discussions online where folks were commenting on Chris Tilley’s hair. “Does he have a mullet?” Well, as it turns out, Chris is participating in St. Baldricks, raising money for charity for children’s cancer.  If you’re interested in helping him meet his goal, here’s a link to his St. Baldricks page. If you want to hear more from Chris, check out the podcast episode …

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Your Feedback Requested: Video?

I’ve been wanting to do an actual video version of the podcast on YouTube for a while now, but due to various reasons, it just never worked out. Now, I believe I’ve got the software and everything to make it a weekly reality, but I’m curious to know if y’all would be interested in actually watching it? Hit the comments and let me know.

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Things That Make You Go “Ugghhh” At a Match

Listen to the Podcast: I’ve been asking for your voicemails for this episode of the podcast asking “what makes you go “ugghhh” at a match”. Now, the goal of this episode isn’t to bash the shooting sports, or bash other competitors or anything like that. My goal with this was to have some lighthearted entertainment, and hopefully get some things that other might be able to use to improve themselves, or improve their match. …and …

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