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Shooting Sooner

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Steve Anderson preach on his podcast about shooting sooner. I feel like the video below is exactly what he’s talking about. Watch how Council is on the trigger the very instant he’s inside the fault lines at the 2nd position. Run and Gun #teambluebullets #STIguns #uspsa #bluebullets A post shared by Council Bradshaw (@racegun) on Mar 13, 2016 at 7:26pm PDT Yeah, that’s sporty. I wanna …

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Starched IDPA Vests

Does starching your IDPA vest to the point that it’s so stiff it will stand up on its own really help draw speed? Has anyone put this on the timer to actually confirm, or is it just one of those things that someone did once and everyone else started following suit? I’m not a starcher. I’ve never felt the need, as my vest flings way out of the way as part of my draw stroke …

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Grip

60% weak hand, 40% strong hand, right? 70% weak hand, 30% strong hand? 80% of the available strength in your weak hand? I honestly don’t know. I’ve heard all of these things from big name instructors over the years and I’m not sure any of them are really right. I’ve been playing around with my grip a lot lately and I’ve basically come to one conclusion: Grip as hard as you can with your strong …

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Lies New Shooters Tell Themselves

I love the Facebook “On This Day” app, because it’s cool to see things I’ve posted over the years, and sometimes I find a gem that makes me laugh at my own bullcrap. Perfectly acceptable holster that I made. It worked well, and I think I still have it around the house somewhere. At this point I had been shooting competitively for about 6 or 7 months and I thought I was the hot dog. …

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Glock 34 Gen4 Pulling Shots Left

Back in August and September of 2015 I was doing a lot of live fire practice getting ready for the NC USPSA Sectional. As the days and weeks passed I started to notice that my gun was hitting just a little to the left. Being that it was hitting left and I’m a right handed shooter, I assumed it was me, so I spent a lot of practice time trying to change the way I …

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If I’ve Heard it Once, I’ve Heard it a Thousand Times…

“I’d love to try competitive shooting, but I need to get some more practice at the range first.” I came across a post on an IDPA Facebook group that illustrates exactly why you should just go shoot your first competition (You can find the original post here, Facebook won’t let me embed it for some reason): I’ve always thought of myself as a good shot. I rarely score outside the ten ring at the shooting …

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Shooting IDPA with a Hi-Point

Sometimes I make posts on the Triangle Tactical Facebook Page without thinking about what I’m saying: So, I did it, and honestly, it wasn’t as terrible as I was expecting, but that’s not really saying much. I didn’t use a nylon holster though, I ended up taking an old kydex Glock 19 holster that I’d made and just warmed it up with a heat gun and stuffed the Hi-Point in it and it fit reasonably …

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So, I’m Gonna Shoot IDPA with a Hi-Point…

Just about ready for this weekend's #idpa match. Skills are greater than tools, amiright? #hipoint #9mm #kydex A post shared by Lucas Apps (@triangletactical) on Jan 20, 2016 at 5:51pm PST Yeah, this is happening. I really need a 3rd magazine though. Anybody have any idea where I could source one in the Triangle? Have you seen one hanging out all lonely and forgotten on a rack in a gun shop?

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Do You Wear Regular Sunglasses at the Shooting Range?

I’m guilty, however after seeing this, I’m going to order some rated safety glasses with tinted lenses for use at the range. Losing my eyesight is an absolutely terrifying thing to think about for me, so yeah, I think the regular sunglasses are out. I like these for clear lenses, and these for tinted. You don’t have to spend a ton to get decent protection.

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