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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.

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 …

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The Biggest Problem With Advancing Gun Rights

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:25 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreLong 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 …

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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, …

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:36 — 31.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis 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 …

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Tomorrow on the Q&A Show: Live Match Video Diagnosis

One of the more common questions I hear from folks just starting out in competitive shooting is that they don’t know what to look for in their match video.  Tomorrow on the Facebook Live Q&A podcast I’m going to be doing a live match video diagnosis based on my match video from Sunday’s USPSA match. We’ll go through it stage by stage, talk about the things that went well and the things that… didn’t. Don’t …

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Practice and Match Thoughts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:34 — 19.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreBeing the 5th week of the month, and a holiday weekend, I’d usually take a week off from the podcast, but I had some things from this weeks practice session and Sunday’s USPSA match that I wanted to talk about. So, on this weeks show, I move away from the usual podcast format, and just give you some …

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Q&A: IDPA PCC rules and What Would You Like to See More of?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:53 — 28.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreAs always, the Triangle Tactical Q&A show is made possible because of the many listeners like you who have signed up as patrons of Triangle Tactical, and are pledging monthly support to keep it going. Check out the benefits of being a patron at Patreon.com/triangletactical. Here’s this weeks questions: Brant asks: Good morning, Lucas, I have a potential …

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Upgrade When You Have a Reason to Upgrade

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:22 — 28.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreRecently a well known tactical trainer dude posted something on Facebook about having an XD pistol malfunction in his classes, and went on to talk about how he’s seen a lot of malfunctions from the XD pistols in his classes. (I don’t doubt his experience, at all) Of course, a bunch of folks came out of the woodwork …

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H2O Fowl Farms – Tsgt. Adam Ginett Memorial

I just received notice that the annual Tsgt. Adam Ginett Memorial match will be on June 3rd at H2O Fowl Farms in Dunn, NC. I shot the match I think two years back, and maybe the first year it was held as well, and both times I’ve shot it, it’s been fantastic. If you’re an IDPA shooter, someone interested in shooting IDPA, or if you’re not an IDPA shooter but just want to support a …

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Q&A: Steel DQ Lines and Should You Try IDPA?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 17.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThe Triangle Tactical Q&A Show is possible because of the folks who have pledged to the show on Patreon. Check it out at Patreon.com/triangletactical. The audio podcast is up at the top, and below is the Facebook Live video, which I’m shooting for 9PM EST on Thursday nights each week: In this episode I got a BUNCH of …

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