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The Off Season

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:19 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMatt asked in the Triangle Tactical Facebook group what to do when the matches in his area wind down for winter. Should he keep practicing and shooting all winter, or should he take the winter off? I think there are a few things to consider here: A lot of people will take the winter off. They’ll have a …

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When Should You Buy Something New, Even if it isn’t an Upgrade?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:48 — 31.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Join the Super Squad! Want access to bonus content, and the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast podcast? Head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a SuperSquad member! When is it time to replace gear, even if it isn’t an upgrade? I think everyones answer is going to be different to this question, but here’s my thoughts on it: I’ve got …

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Lookin’ Cool

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:49 — 30.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More  Last weekend there was a triathlon here in my little town, and we got to people watch a lot of folks cycling past our neighborhood. Cycling is my first love. Far and away above shooting, and I really cannot wait until I’m healed up enough to get back in the saddle. One guy in particular came riding …

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JUNK SCIENCE: Drop Step

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:09 — 36.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More There’s a good chance you’re reading this wondering to yourself “What is a drop step?” You’re most certainly not alone. In the gif below, notice how I step out of the second box, and push off with my foot? That’s a drop step. via GIPHY Some people say they’re okay in certain circumstances, others say that they’re …

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The Carolina Classic

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:48 — 32.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreOn Friday, I shot the 2017 Carolina Classic USPSA match. It was hands down, the best run match I’ve ever been to. I was the first shooter on the first stage, and I started shooting at 12:54PM. We shot 9 stages, and I sent my wife a text saying that I was on my way home at 5:52PM. …

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START HERE: Introduction to the Triangle Tactical Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:39 — 31.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Introduction to the Triangle Tactical Podcast Last week’s podcast was episode 250, so I figured this would be a great time to re-introduce myself to the audience, and have a good place for people who are new to the podcast to get started. Every now and again I get a question from someone who’d just found the …

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What’s in your Range Bag, Lucas?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:15 — 33.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More I have 2 range bags. One that I call my practice bag, and another that I call my match bag, although they both go with me to both. Match Bag This is an old backpack, actually the bag that I took to college with me… 14 years ago. Gun rug fits well in the laptop sleeve, easy …

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Experienced Shooters Have a Duty to Help New Shooters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:58 — 38.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More I definitely think that experienced shooters have a duty to help new shooters at their first match.  Before the stage brief is read on your first stage, ask if there are any new shooters on your squad. Once everyone knows who the brand new shooters are, and eliminates the concern about giving advice to someone who’s been …

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Balancing Matches and Practice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:46 — 29.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWhat’s the right balance between practice and matches? I’m not exactly sure what the right balance is, but in an ideal world, I think my practice schedule would look like this: Dryfire every day Livefire weekly 2 Matches a month I like this for two reasons: It’s fairly realistic with a little planning and dedication. It’s enough practice …

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What Makes a Good Match Great?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:16 — 45.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis episode is based on an email I got from Mike, who is helping to get a new USPSA match started at Low Country Preserve in Tabor City, NC. What advice would you give to a new match director to make a local match really fun and interesting? Honestly I think you should lose the focus on fun. …

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