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What’s the Difference Between IDPA and USPSA?

In the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A show, Austin asked “What’s the difference between IDPA and USPSA?” I didn’t have time to get to it in the Live Q&A show, so I thought I’d talk about it here on the main podcast. Here’s the rundown: Concealment: IDPA requires you to have your gun concealed. You’ll generally see people using a vest to conceal their gun, but a vest is not required. USPSA …

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Most Gun Reviews Suck for Competitive Shooters

If you’re looking to buy a gun for competitive shooting, one thing you may notice is that a lot of gun reviews really aren’t helpful beyond telling you what the features of the gun are. A bunch of people doing gun reviews just open a box, and fire up the camera. This can be useful for letting you know about features and whatnot, but if you’re buying a gun for competition, you’re probably going to …

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What’s one piece of advice you wish you had known before your first match?

One Piece of Advice

I give a lot of advice here on the podcast, and talk about things as I see them in the shooting sports, but I’ve found that my perspective isn’t always the same as everyone elses, and that’s why I love these call-in episodes where you send in your thoughts on a topic. There’s been a lot of talk in the shooting sports world about on-ramps to competitive shooting, and how there’s not a great way …

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5 Things That Will $%&@ Up Your Next Match

Tip of the Week: Even if you’re wearing a giant, ugly, dork hat like me on a hot sunny day on the range, you should still put some sunblock on your face. Apparently the UV rays can reflect off the ground and burn your face anyways… ask me how I know… I left Sunday’s match with a sunburned face, even after wearing my ugly dork hat. Yeesh. Plug of the Week: I was on the …

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JUNK SCIENCE: Turn And Draw

The turn and draw is a pretty standard start position for competitive shooting matches. Generally in a turn and draw, you’ll start facing up range, wrists above shoulders, and then on the buzzer you’ll turn then draw your pistol once it’s inside the 180*, and start engaging targets. The conventional wisdom about the turn and draw is that you should always turn towards the gun, because the gun then has less movement to make to …

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Shoot Everything

If you’re new to the shooting sports, don’t settle on whatever shooting sport you decide to shoot first is. Go shoot a bunch of different disciplines. The shooting sports are like high school cliques. If you go to IDPA, you’ll hear people talk junk about those USPSA gamers. If you shoot USPSA, someone will talk junk about the tacti-fools at IDPA. If you shoot 3-gun, you’ll hear someone talk junk about the guys that only …

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The Biggest Problem With Advancing Gun Rights

Long story short, I believe the biggest barrier that we face to advancing gun rights isn’t politicians, but swaying the vast majority of the general public who are indifferent, or on the fence about guns. What I’ve found is, if you’re just a normal person who likes to shoot, and talks about it in a normal way, most folks are pretty receptive. However, if you’re rocking a “Hillary for Prison” shirt and whatnot (i.e. dressed …

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Practice and Match Thoughts

Being the 5th week of the month, and a holiday weekend, I’d usually take a week off from the podcast, but I had some things from this weeks practice session and Sunday’s USPSA match that I wanted to talk about. So, on this weeks show, I move away from the usual podcast format, and just give you some top of mind things from this last week. Patreon If you haven’t checked out the Triangle Tactical …

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Upgrade When You Have a Reason to Upgrade

Recently a well known tactical trainer dude posted something on Facebook about having an XD pistol malfunction in his classes, and went on to talk about how he’s seen a lot of malfunctions from the XD pistols in his classes. (I don’t doubt his experience, at all) Of course, a bunch of folks came out of the woodwork defending the XD pistols, and other folks came into the comment thread bashing XDs, and even others …

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Shooting On A Shoestring

One of the more common things I hear from people who want to get started in competitive shooting is that they don’t have the money. Before I get going on this topic, I want to make one thing very clear: If you’re trying to scratch together the money to eat, now is not the time to get started in competitive shooting. With that said, I don’t think being a regular competitive shooter has to cost …

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