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The “Peacock” Target Array is Stupid.

This picture took the Gunternet by storm last week, and tons and tons of people have been asking questions about it, praising it, or, like me, think it’s stupid. In the picture above, the targets appear to be USPSA targets, so let’s assume that this array was used at a USPSA match. In order for it to be legal, it would have to be a speed shoot, with a mandatory reload per rule 1.2.2.3 in …

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Q&A Bonus: Cardboard or Paper Targets for Practice?

This was asked in the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A podcast, and I didn’t have time to get to it in the live show. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth it to get the cardboard targets. When I priced them out, they were ever so slightly more expensive than paper targets, however, I get several uses out of my cardvoard USPSA targets that I don’t suspect I’d be able to get out …

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On-Ramp to the Shooting Sports: Daisy National BB Gun Championship

I mentioned this on last weeks episode of the Patreon News Blast podcast, and I wanted to address it to the rest of the audience that isn’t on Patreon. There’s been a ton of talk recently about on-ramps to the shooting sports, and how they are few and far between, ineffective, etc. Personally, I think a lot of what we’re dealing with isn’t that there aren’t on-ramps to the shooting sports, it’s just that the …

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Get A Load Of This Garbage…

The IPSC Rifle World Shoot is happening right now in Russia. Team USA has sent a bunch of accomplished rifle shooters to compete, and it seems like most everyone made it there without issue. That is, except for Kuan Watson. It’s sad to me that he was flying around the world, to compete literally on the world stage, and wasn’t able to bring his rifle that he’s used to competing with. I don’t know the total …

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Tomorrow on the Q&A Show: Live Match Video Diagnosis

One of the more common questions I hear from folks just starting out in competitive shooting is that they don’t know what to look for in their match video.  Tomorrow on the Facebook Live Q&A podcast I’m going to be doing a live match video diagnosis based on my match video from Sunday’s USPSA match. We’ll go through it stage by stage, talk about the things that went well and the things that… didn’t. Don’t …

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CZ Shadow 2 is now USPSA Production Legal

Yeah, you’re exactly right when you read the title of this post and said to yourself “Wasn’t it already legal?” No, it wasn’t, but it seems like everyone and their brother has been shooting them in Production division for a while anyways. As of the time of this article being written, the CZ Shadow 2 is officially on the USPSA Production list. There was a bunch of consternation earlier today from folks thinking that CZ …

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The Fastest Way to get Disqualified…

As a Range Officer, telling someone that they’re disqualified from a match sucks. It sucks even more if the person hasn’t even fired a shot. I’ve always told people interested in competitive shooting to just bring along whatever gear they’ve got, as long as it’s safe, and worry about buying competition specific stuff later. Unfortunately I’ve noticed a trend over the past couple years of people getting disqualified when they’re using holsters that come with …

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Things That Make You Go “Ugghhh” At A Match

Every quarter of the year I’ve been having an episode of the podcast where I play listener voicemails answering a question that I propose. In the past I’ve asked “What has competitive shooting done for you?” and “What are your 2017 goals?” This time around I want to have a little more fun with it: What makes you go “ugghhh” at a match? There are several ways you can send in a voicemail: Call (781) 728-5538 …

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Make Hardcover Targets the Easy Way

I wanted some hardcover targets for practice tomorrow, so I went out to the garage to tape and paint some up. Low and behold, I’m fresh out of black paint of any kind. I considered just using the tape, but decided that wouldn’t be good enough. Then I thought about dying them with coffee, but that seemed like a pain in the butt. Then my eyes found the can of Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain …

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Cash Money for Winning With Your Walther

This is actually pretty awesome. Here’s the details: http://www.waltherarms.com/winwithwalther/ I’m not aware of any other programs like this that pay out cash for winning. I like it. If you shoot a Walther, it’s time to start practicing.

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