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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.

Q&A: Changing Your Mind, Dryfire, and Apex Kits

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:28 — 8.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis episode is possible because of listeners like you who have become patrons of Triangle Tactical at Patreon.com/triangletactical. The money they pledge is paying for the extra bandwidth for this show, more Junk Science podcasts, and ultimately helping me meet my goal of taking Triangle Tactical on the road to do more awesome stuff. If you can help, …

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Unsolicited Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:40 — 28.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreHave you ever been given unsolicited advice at the range? Or, have you ever given it? Podcast listener Michael sent me a message on Facebook with the following message: Hey Lucas, I’ve got an idea for a topic on the podcast that I would like to hear your take on. The topic is unsolicited advice at matches. . …

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Sig P320x5 is USPSA Production Legal Now

There’s been a bunch of consternation in the USPSA community over the past year or so about whether or not the Sig Sauer P320x5 would be made legal for Production division in USPSA. Personally, given that people like Bruce Gray, and Phil Strader were working on the project, and the late Team Sig were basically all shooting the P320 in Production, I didn’t think Sig would make a gun that wouldn’t be production legal. Doing …

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Triangle Tactical – It’s been a fun 5 years…

Well friends, it’s been almost 5 years since I launched the Triangle Tactical podcast (the first episode aired 5/14/2012), and it’s been a pretty awesome ride. I’ve been able to interview some legends in the practical shooting world, learn way more about practical shooting than I could have ever imagined, become a better shooter myself, and the best thing is that I’ve made a lot of great friends through the podcast. However, it’s been 5 …

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Things That Suck

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:56 — 32.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThere are some things in the shooting sports that just suck. Today, I talk about those things. What sucks for you? Let me know in the comments below this post! Anyways, here’s my list: Sub-machine gun matches It sounds so awesome, but at the one I observed, people were just spraying and praying, and as someone who embraces …

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Why Aren’t There Coaches in the Shooting Sports?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:26 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf 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 …

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JUNK SCIENCE: “Don’t Draw to Steel”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:40 — 23.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf 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 …

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The Lamest Excuses

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:21 — 22.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI 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 …

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Shooting Sponsorships and You

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:56 — 25.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI 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 …

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Treating a Match Like an Athletic Event

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:20 — 25.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI 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 …

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