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IDPA Officially Moving To 1 Second Per Point Down

IDPA, via their Tactical Brief newsletter, sent out an announcement this morning: Last week at the World Championship awards banquet, I announced that the IDPA Board of Directors has elected to increase the Point Down penalty from a half second to 1 second. The BoD is comprised of two MA shooters (both Founders of the sport) and one EX with a combined total of more than 57 years of IDPA experience. This decision was made …

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Stippled Sig P320 Not Allowed in SSP at IDPA World Shoot

The IDPA World Shoot took place this last week in Oklahoma. Today, the internet is up in a huff about a shooter at the World Shoot who was DNF’d at the match because he was registered in SSP division and had a stippled grip module on his Sig P320. The SSP rules say the following: 8.2.1.3.16 Stippling and texturing may be performed on readily replaceable parts of the grip frame such as replaceable back straps …

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Use a Mirror for Adding Distance in Dryfire

Ben just might be a genius. Like most of you I assume, adding distance to my dryfire isn’t the easiest thing to do, because my house is small. With a 1/3 scale target, I can get a scaled 25y if I stand at the very back of my garage and make use of every inch. That isn’t great for practicing the further distance targets much. I have some 1/6 and 1/12 scale dryfire targets, but …

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How to Dryfire

Set time limits, don’t burn yourself up hammering a drill for an hour. Have a goal that you’re working towards. Send any questions you have to [email protected] and we’ll answer them on the Q&A podcast. Other Resources Ben Stoeger’s Dry Fire Training Steve Anderson’s Refinement and Repetition

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USPSA Members: Look for your ballot this week!

Today I received my ballot in the mail for the USPSA Presidential election. If you’re a USPSA member, look for it, and PLEASE do a little research before you just pick a random name and send it back. Back in episode 139 of the podcast, Ben and I discussed this, and he tried to convince me that this race really matters. Today, I realized how much it matters. Check this out: Wouldn’t it be cool …

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Slow is Slow, and Smooth is Smooth

Herky jerky is slow, and slow is slow, but fast is smooth. Several weeks back the old Tactical Compact Sedan decided that she had rolled her last mile, and blew up in my driveway (dropped a valve on cylinder #3) and the next day I replaced it with a new car which happens to have a manual transmission. I hadn’t driven a manual transmission in about 15 years, so over the past several weeks I’ve …

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That’s One Way to Keep People from Crowding Cover…

Crusing Instagram this afternoon I came across this video from @MHC_LEO of a stage from his first IDPA match: First #IDPA match today. I still love my #steeltargets A post shared by Cook (@mhc_leo) on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:57am PDT Look how shot up those barrels are! Here’s what @MHC_LEO said when I asked him about it “@triangletactical they are like razor blades. My arms and knuckles literally looked like I fought a wildcat.” …

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Things New Shooters Say At Their First Match:

“How were my hits? Good? If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. On the surface it sounds like a perfectly logical thing to ask, but really if a shooter is watching his sights and  paying attention to what he is doing, he should know where his hits were. I had a new shooter say something a while back at one of the Wake County Action Pistol matches about the lighting being …

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