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Questions I Couldn’t Answer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:38 — 5.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis is the last episode of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show, so I thought I should shed some light on some questions that I’ve received that I never could find the right way to answer. Thanks for all the fun, folks! Make sure you’re subscribed to the main podcast, it’ll begin releasing next week on …

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How To Practice a Texas Star When I Don’t Have Access To One?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:07 — 4.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreRoger in Cleveland sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about practicing the Texas Star. Roger only has access to an indoor range, and he’s getting his clock cleaned by the Texas star at matches. Is there a way to practice this target when you don’t have one? Unfortunately, I don’t really think so. The …

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How Do Long Guns Fit in Your Self Defense Plan?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:09 — 5.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTC in Hickory sends in today’s Q&A question asking about long guns as part of a self defense plan. Personally, I REALLY like the idea of a long gun for home defense, but what I’ve found is that taking a long gun in and out of the safe every day isn’t a realistic thing, so …

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How do You Deal With the Elderly and Guns?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 5.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMike in Texas sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about how to deal with the elderly and guns. In Mike’s situation, someone handed his 85 year old Grandpa a loaded gun at his birthday party. Gramps checked out the pistol, and while his finger was off the trigger, he was flagging people at the …

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Are We Encouraging The Right Things?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:16 — 8.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJeremy sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about the call the arms after the Orlando nightclub shooting. Are we just encouraging people to start shooting at the first sign of trouble? Absolutely not. We’re never encouraging people to start shooting at the first sign of trouble. I’m also not telling people that they should …

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What Do You Do During the Walkthrough on Short, Simple Stages?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:29 — 3.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreCJ in Tejas sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about what to do during walkthrough time on really short, simple stages that only have one way to shoot them. Keep walking through for the whole 5 minutes, or not? Thought of another while at work. What do you do if a stage is so easy, …

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Any Tips for Raising Kids in a Home With Guns?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:09 — 7.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTC in Hickory sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about any tips for raising kids in a home with guns. When I was a kid, guns were absolutely unavailable to me, unless I was supervised by my Dad, and I think that’s the way it should be. I don’t think I was really interested …

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Does Competition Gun Handling Carry Over into Non-Competition?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:51 — 8.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreKirk in Wisconsin sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about competition gun handling. I think competitive shooting such as IDPA and USPSA absolutely re-enforces good gun handling, and I’ve been racking my brain for a couple hours trying to think of any ways that competitive shooting gun handling doesn’t re-enforce good habits, and I’ve …

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What’s The Deal with Virginia Count Stages?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 2.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A show voicemail asking about Virginia Count stages in USPSA. Right or wrong, I just kind of don’t allow myself to shoot make-up shots in Virginia Count stages. I’ve never done the math to see whether or not it’s actually worth it or not, but yeah I just don’t …

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Should IDPA Require Tactical Reloads on Every Stage?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:19 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreBen in El Paso sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking two different questions about reloads in IDPA. Personally, I don’t think requiring a mandatory tactical reload (reload with retention) on all stages is a good idea. If we take the premise if IDPA as a defensive game, and then I don’t think requiring something …

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