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How Travis Beal Got Good at Shooting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:56 — 21.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis week I had a local Production Master Travis Beal come on the podcast. Travis and I used to be close to the same level, and then all the sudden he rocketed past me and started really killing it as a shooter. As it stands now, he’s going to become a Grand Master any time, and it’s all …

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Competitive Equity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:15 — 22.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreChris asked on the Facebook group about competitive equity at matches: Ports – all ports being the same high or low height. Should they be mixed height? I’m taller than most shooters. Not the tallest guy on the range, but above average. Personally I don’t have a problem with MD’s mixing up the height of ports, as long …

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Why do people quit shooting?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:46 — 27.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI mentioned a theory on the podcast a couple weeks ago about how I expected that higher class shooters would probably pull away from lower class shooters on the shorter stages moreso than the longer stages, but that it was just a theory because I didn’t want to do the math. Well, I got an email from Louis, …

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Mistakes Experienced Shooters Make

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:39 — 23.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More5×5 Classifier Seems like the 5×5 classifier is causing some issues at IDPA matches. Something I hadn’t thought of, but each shooter is putting 20 scored holes in the target with that drill, and that is a lot, especially with a bunch of shooters. Not sure how I feel about this. In USPSA rule 4.2.3 Paper targets must never …

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Q&A: Questions from The Group

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:33 — 28.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI’ve been dying from allergies all week so I didn’t get much show-prep done, but I did get a bunch of good questions from the Triangle Tactical Podcast group that I answered on this weeks show.

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The Range Officers Tool Box

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:28 — 32.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThere was a recent question in the Triangle Tactical Facebook group asking about what sort of things a Range Officer should bring when working a match.  I thought I’d put together a list of things that are nice to have and make them into an episode. Coincidentally, most of the things on the list are also helpful to …

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Frustration.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:09 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreI had a very frustrating practice session at the range on Monday. I burned about 500 rounds just shooting a plate rack because it’s been something that has been really killing me at matches recently. Here’s what happened: I could kill the plate rack at 10 yards. Anywhere between 3.1 and 3.5 seconds, no misses, no problems. At …

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Gear thats No Good for Competition Shooting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:15 — 35.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreSERPA There was a post on the r/competitionshooting subreddit this last week from someone talking about how they were an IDPA match last weekend and a new shooter was drawing from his SERPA holster at the match and plugged himself with a round at the hip, which then travelled down to around his knee. I don’t really want …

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Ch Ch Ch Changes!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:41 — 27.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThe USPSA Board of Directors announced some changes to several divisions in the BoD meeting notes from earlier this month, and in this episode I discuss the highlights and lowlights. I’d encourage you to go to the USPSA website, log-in, and actually read all of the changes. Far too many people have just been asking for the Cliffs …

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Q&A: Is my Glock 19 holding me back? Heard any Production rumors?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:18 — 33.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreBryan What is a good age to start a junior shooter? A lot of it probably has to do with maturity/responsibility. Start them with a pellet gun, BB gun, .22? Bryan My practice range is an indoor range, and can be rather loud at times; what is great practice drill to do that does not require a shot …

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