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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.

Pic of the Day: Poker Game Shootout

Yesterday I shot the H2O Fowl Farms “Coins for Children” charity IDPA match. The match was raising money for the Coins for Children charity that works to end child sex trafficing. The stages were fantastic: big, challenging, and fun. We’ll talk more about the match on Episode 98 of the podcast which will release early Monday morning. Stay tuned.

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NRA News: Brian Aitken on NJ Gun Injustice

You may remember Brian Aitken as the guy who was arrested for a ridiculous charge in NJ, getting sentenced to 7 years in prison, and thankfully getting his sentence commuted by Governor Christie. Unfortunately Brian is still technically a convicted felon, and is being stripped of his rights because of the conviction. Brian was convicted of doing something, and sentenced to 7 years in prison foro doing something in NJ that I do every single …

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An Observation on Big Box Gun Stores

Here in the Triangle, we’re in the middle of an explosion of big box outdoors stores that sell guns. It started with the Gander Mountain in Morrisville, then the Bass Pro Shop in Cary, then another Gander Mountain in Raleigh, this week a Field & Stream store in Cary, and we’re waiting on a Cabela’s in Garner next year, with rumors still swirling about the possibility of an Academy sports coming to the area sometime …

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Wake County Concealed Carry Permits Up 77 Percent in 5 Years

In the past 5 years, the number of concealed carry permit holders in Wake Co. has grown by 77% according to the Triangle Business Journal. 77% is pretty impressive, although it’s not surprising given the situation that we as gun owners have been in over the past 5 years. Wake County is a pretty friendy place to apply for a concealed carry permit. There have to be nearly a hundred different places to take a …

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5th Weekend Shooting Matches

Whenever there is a month with a 5th weekend, a bunch of the shooting ranges around Eastern NC like to have special shooting matches that they don’t host in their normal match rotation. This coming weekend is the 5th weekend, so here’s some of the matches taking place: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 USPSA Rifle at Sir Walter Gun Club Just like a USPSA pistol match, but shot with rifles. A great match to go run …

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What Happens When You Don’t Stop For A Squib?

Yesterday, Brandon at Concealed Nation published an article with the below video showing a shooter with a squib load during an IDPA match: (Video Link for Email/RSS Readers) In the video the shooter is able to stop shooting before he shot another round into the squib, which can have disasterous consequences. On Saturday when we were shooting at the PDHSC/Shoot2Live IDPA match, a friend had a squib in his 1911, and unfortuantely was not able …

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Sleeves on Extended Pistol Magazines

I generally carry 9 round extended magazine as a backup for my Springfield Armory XDs 9mm. When I carried a S&W Shield, I carried the 8 round magazine as a backup, and when I carried a Glock 19, I kept a 17 round Glock 17 magazine as a backup. The obvious thing here is that the extended magazines stick out of the grip of the pistol a bit more than the standard magazines, and in …

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