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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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Major Match Prep VLOG #1 – Gear Changes

This post originally appeared on Patreon. If you want access to the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast Podcast, as well as bonus content like this, consider becoming a patron. Become a Patron! Gear Changes: One of the biggest changes I made before this match was buying new magazine pouches. I’ve previously been running the Ghost 360 Universal pouches, and they were good, budget minded mag pouches for the last few years, but I was having a lot …

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Major Match Prep VLOG #2 – BOSS Modification

This post was originally posted on Patreon. If you want access to the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast Podcast, as well as bonus content like this, consider becoming a patron. Become a Patron! The Issue: I’ve mentioned here on the blog and on various podcast episodes over the years that I’ve got long arms and legs, and a normal/short-ish torso, so when I don’t have a dropped/offset holster I wind up having to angle my shoulders and …

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Hwansik Kim Talks USPSA Movement

Moving quickly around a USPSA stage, and keeping your muzzle pointed safely down range isn’t always the most intuitive thing to do when you’re trying to go fast. I thought this video from Walther Arms and Hwansik Kim was really good at illustrating some of the different techniques you can use to move quickly, while keeping your gun safely down range.

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[AUDIO] What’s a Good Budget Belt Rig for a New Competitive Shooter?

Last night in the Facebook Live Q&A Show, Gabe asked a question that I didn’t have time to answer then, so I’m answering it now: Gabe asked: “What budget friendly rigs do you suggest for a person new to the sport? Because I’ve been looking around and all I’ve seen are $250-$300 for the complete rig.” So, if you’re looking to shoot in Production division in USPSA (which is what I shoot) having a decent …

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