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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.

USPSA Allowing Half-Size Targets at Level 1 Matches

A couple days ago I received an email from USPSA regarding this new decision from NROI about allowing half-sized targets at Level1 USPSA matches. Personally, I think this is a great decision. I’ve shot the half-size targets at different outlaw matches over the years, and they’re really not a big deal, just treat them like a target that’s further away. And that’s what makes this a good decision. There are plenty of places that do …

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The One Truth

This is how you should grip a pistol. This is how you should pull the trigger. This is the best gun. This is the best load for Production division. This is the best stance. I could go on, but I’ll spare you. I’ve noticed that the shooting community, and maybe humanity as a whole, has a hard time accepting that there may be more than one correct solution to a problem. Arguments go round and …

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The Flip and Catch Isn’t Unsafe

Time and again I hear how the flip and catch is unsafe (mainly from IDPA SO’s), but I’m here to tell you, it’s not. Above is a video of me doing a flip and catch in my kitchen with a dummy round. Watch my muzzle, it stays pointed exactly where I want it to be pointed, and I catch the dummy round without much trouble. Because I was using dummy rounds when filming the video, …

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Unsolicited Internet Advice

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned on my journey to become a better shooter, it’s that a bunch of the stuff that’s passed around as fact on the internet, isn’t. Every couple weeks I see this picture or one like it that seems like it makes a lot of sense on the surface, but in my experience, it’s wrong. I’ve got big paws, I generally wear XL gloves, and sometimes they’re too small for …

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Detecting People Carrying Guns

I’ve seen this picture around the internet several times over the years, and I’ve seen it making the rounds again recently. It came up in a post where someone was asking whether or not this sort of thing was applicable to people carrying lawfully. I spent a long time working a job where I conducted a lot of video surveillance on the general public. I used to play “spot the concealed carrier” and I like …

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Your 2017 Shooting Goals

Listen to the Podcast This is the last podcast episode of 2016, and if you’ve been listening for the past couple weeks I’ve been begging for voicemails telling me your 2017 shooting goals. Well, y’all sent in a bunch of them, so here they are. Anyways, my 2016 goal was to have more fun, and in all honesty, I didn’t meet that goal. I got severely burned out in July, and have only shot 2 …

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South Carolina: There’s a Snake in Your Grass

I haven’t seen something so stupid in a piece of gun legislation in a very long time. I literally jumped off the couch when I read it. South Carolina S0088 is a bill filed about a week ago in the SC Senate. It’s generally a good bill, except for section C, which is some of the most bass-ackwards, dangerous, stupid stuff I’ve seen in a piece of legislation in some time. Here’s the link to …

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I like the newest IDPA proposed rules, a lot, mostly.

Listen to the podcast: So a bunch of text about the newest IDPA rules appeared in my inbox, and on a few different forums and discussion boards a couple days ago. The sources I got the text from are credible, in my opinion. The text talks about what the new IDPA rulebook will be for 2017 now that the comment period has passed. This will be our rulebook for the next 5 years. No clarifications …

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Carolina Folks: There’s a New Forum in Town

There’s been some drama in the world of shooting/gun forums in the Carolinas over the past month or so, and in response to that, a group of folks have banded together to start a new web forum to serve the Carolinas. It is, and will remain locally owned. I personally know several of the folks involved, and they’re good dudes. (They’ve also done something awesome: they put the competition forum near the top of the …

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Don’t Read The Comments

Listen to the Podcast In the modern times we’re in, when we want to learn about something new we go to web forums, subreddits, and Facebook groups that are based around the topic we’re interested in. I’m a member of web forums based around a TON of different topics, because I like to learn about things. It’s awesome to have the entire wealth of knowledge in the world at your fingertips, however I think in …

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