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Q&A: Any Tips for Shooting IDPA with a Weapon Mounted Light?

Mike asked this question a while back and I answered it on a Q&A podcast, but I wanted to re-address it in a video format, because it makes it a little easier to understand. Do you have any advice for shooting a night match (IDPA if it matters) with a weapon mounted light? I have been turning it on with my trigger finger after I draw it but wonder if it would be better to …

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Ruger wants input on an IDPA gun

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a Ruger SR9 with no safety, a 5″ barrel, and a decent set of adjustable sights, and forward cocking serrations, and hell, might as well add an optic cut, would make a killer beginner competition gun. There was never really anything wrong with the Ruger SR9, except for the safety (which felt oddly placed in my hand), which was probably part of the reason the gun …

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How to Score a USPSA Target

If you roll up to your first USPSA match, there’s a good chance you don’t have a clue how the targets are scored. There’s a chance that after you’ve seen a couple shooters do their thing, you might be even more confused if nobody explained it to you. So, here in this video I’m explaining the basics of target scoring. There are some more intricate things that get more complicated when we add in things …

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10 Christmas Gifts for the Competitive Shooter in Your Life

(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the Amazon links in this post, I make a small commission from Amazon for referring you to them. It’s a big part of what keeps Triangle Tactical up and running.) The hardest people to buy gifts for are people who are REALLY into their hobby. You don’t want to buy them the wrong thing, or something that they won’t use. Don’t worry, if you’re …

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Don’t Paste the Lines!

Lately, I’ve been getting more questions from people looking to get started in competitive shooting asking about competitive shooting range etiquette. Nobody wants to be the f-ing new guy on the range that does something that’s considered taboo by the experienced shooters.

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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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What if USPSA Production had 15rd Magazines?

One of the USPSA topics that keeps coming up, is that folks want USPSA to change Production division to have 15rd magazines instead of the current 10rd magazines, to mirror IPSC Production division. For the longest time I’ve been adamantly against it, mostly because I just don’t want the division to be changed, because I don’t like change. After doing this video, I’m more ambivalent about it. I do think the change would do a …

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PREVIEW: Match Video Diagnosis of the 2017 Carolina Classic USPSA Match

If you’re not familiar with Match Video Diagnosis videos, they are where I narrate my shooting videos, and talk about all of the things that I did well, and the things that I didn’t do so well… Because it’s video, I can’t really skip the things that I didn’t do well, so you get it all. I think it’s a cool way to learn more about shooting, and will give you a lot of things …

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