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Don’t Stay in Your Circle, Be Out.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:53 — 26.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreEvery week I put together the Patreon Only NewsBlast Podcast, and it seems like every week I get a really great article from the Grand Island Independent in ¬†Grand Island, Nebraska about a shooting competition that’s taking place in Grand Island. It’s always about different shooting sports that are taking place in that area, and …

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What’s the Difference Between IDPA and USPSA?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:46 — 25.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More In the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A show, Austin asked “What’s the difference between IDPA and USPSA?” I didn’t have time to get to it in the Live Q&A show, so I thought I’d talk about it here on the main podcast. Here’s the rundown: Concealment: IDPA requires you to have …

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Most Gun Reviews Suck for Competitive Shooters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:19 — 25.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIf you’re looking to buy a gun for competitive shooting, one thing you may notice is that a lot of gun reviews really aren’t helpful beyond telling you what the features of the gun are. A bunch of people doing gun reviews just open a box, and fire up the camera. This can be useful …

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One Piece of Advice

What’s one piece of advice you wish you had known before your first match?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:07 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More I give a lot of advice here on the podcast, and talk about things as I see them in the shooting sports, but I’ve found that my perspective isn’t always the same as everyone elses, and that’s why I love these call-in episodes where you send in your thoughts on a topic. There’s been …

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5 Things That Will $%&@ Up Your Next Match

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:08 — 28.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More Tip of the Week: Even if you’re wearing a giant, ugly, dork hat like me on a hot sunny day on the range, you should still put some sunblock on your face. Apparently the UV rays can reflect off the ground and burn your face anyways… ask me how I know… I left Sunday’s …

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JUNK SCIENCE: Turn And Draw

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:09 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe turn and draw is a pretty standard start position for competitive shooting matches. Generally in a turn and draw, you’ll start facing up range, wrists above shoulders, and then on the buzzer you’ll turn then draw your pistol once it’s inside the 180*, and start engaging targets. The conventional wisdom about the turn and …

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Shoot Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:36 — 29.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIf you’re new to the shooting sports, don’t settle on whatever shooting sport you decide to shoot first is. Go shoot a bunch of different disciplines. The shooting sports are like high school cliques. If you go to IDPA, you’ll hear people talk junk about those USPSA gamers. If you shoot USPSA, someone will talk …

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The Biggest Problem With Advancing Gun Rights

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

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Practice and Match Thoughts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:34 — 19.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | 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 …

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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 | Google Podcasts | 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 …

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