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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.

What’s Killing Our Matches and Burning out our Match Directors?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:32 — 37.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI’m not sure if it’s because it’s nearing the end of the traditional “shooting season” or what, but I’ve been talking to a few different people about how their match director is about to quit, or they themselves are a match director, and they don’t know what to do because they’re totally burned out, and they’re not sure …

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Competitive Shooters: How Healthy is Your Local Match?

If you’re a currently active competitive shooter, I’d really appreciate you taking a second to fill out this survey about the health of your local match. I keep hearing from about matches closing down, match directors burning out, and a lack of volunteers in the shooting sports, so I’m trying to get to the bottom of this. Here’s the link to the survey. Thanks in advance!

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The first piece of advice anyone gave me about USPSA

When I shot my first match, a local Grand Master shooter gave me a piece of advice that’s stuck with me to this day: “You’re not one of Charlie’s Angels, so don’t try to be them.” He then went on to explain that new shooters have a tendency to lock their elbows when they’re transitioning from one array of targets to another, and they’ll swing their pistol either up or down like Charlie’s Angels, instead …

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Keep your dummy rounds in your magazines during dryfire!

What can’t Gorilla tape do? I love this stuff, and it works great for keeping my dummy rounds from flying out of my magazines and all over the garage during dryfire. Some folks don’t drop magazines. If that works for you, it’s the simplest solution. Start your drill without a magazine in the gun, push the magazine button, and then load a magazine into the gun. I tried this for a while, and I found …

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So, You Want to be a Sponsored Shooter?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:21 — 29.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Gear that Doesn’t Suck: This Streamlight ProTac 2L flashlight is fantastic.I’ve had mine for 2 years this month, and it’s just been great. No worries about it changing accidentally from one mode to the next with their 10-tap system. It’s getting darker out earlier and earlier, so having a flashlight with you is just handy. I use …

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Questions From Folks Who Haven’t Started Competitive Shooting…Yet

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:35 — 44.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDrew: hey which grip plug do you recommend?  I can’t remember which podcast it was on, but I thought you said it helps reloads a bit. Trae: Luke, I am wanting to start shooting some USPSA matches. I currently only shoot 3 gun and have not shot any of the other sports. I realize that increasing my pistol …

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What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:20 — 26.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreNick How do you feel about carry optics these days? I’ve thought about trying it down the line, just because I’ve heard training with a dot has benefits for iron sight shooters. But between stories of rampant optic unreliability, the cost of getting another gun+optic/new upper+optic, and persistent confusion over who this division really serves, I’m seriously conflicted …

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How To Use a Shot Timer in Practice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:14 — 30.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Tyler asks: Hi Luke. I have a question for this weeks Q and A show. My buddy just got a shot timer, and we will be using it this week for the first time. We want to use it as effectively as possible so I’m putting together a spreadsheet to track how we do time wise. What …

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The Off Season

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:19 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMatt asked in the Triangle Tactical Facebook group what to do when the matches in his area wind down for winter. Should he keep practicing and shooting all winter, or should he take the winter off? I think there are a few things to consider here: A lot of people will take the winter off. They’ll have a …

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Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 48.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More The Triangle Tactical Q&A show is possible because of Super Squad members! There are a lot of perks to being a member, so head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a Super Squad member today! There was a question in the live chat about chronographs: This is the chrono that I use, and I like it a lot. …

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