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Do’s and Dont’s

Listen to the Podcast Do – Do some YouTube research on different matches. If all you’ve done is read forum posts about different matches, and you’re SURE you know what you want to shoot, because the”other game” has too many rules, go watch some videos of the other games too. Just like with self defense law, most forum posts about matches, and rules and stuff are just plain wrong. Don’t – Don’t go spend a …

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What Should You Practice?

Listen To The Podcast A common question I get from people who are somewhat new to shooting (or at least new to practice) is asking what they should be practicing. Sometimes folks even buy a book of drills, and don’t really know where they should get started with those drills. I don’t think there’s a “right” answer to this question, but I’m going to tell you what I do: Take some notes right after shooting …

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All You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Listen to the Podcast This week I go through the very basics that you need to shoot your first match. Obviously there’s a LOT more to know about competitive shooting (I’ve been doing this podcast for nearly 5 years) but I hope I give you enough in this to make you feel more comfortable getting started in competitive shooting. If you want more, check out my primer on getting started in competitive shooting here. The …

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Junk Science: Shooting On The Move

Listen to the Podcast Last week over on the Triangle Tactical Facebook page I posted “Ask Me Anything”, and Ryan asked “Shooting while moving, ever worth it?” My initial reaction given what I’ve seen and heard in the past was that shooting Minor power factor, it’s hard to score enough points to make shooting on the move worth it. A couple other dudes called me out, and it really made me want to put it …

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Fault Lines, Reloads, and a Night Match

Listen to the Podcast On Saturday I shot a Day/Night IDPA match at H2O Fowl Farms. We shot all 6 stages once during the daylight, and then when the sun went down we shot the match again with flashlights. If you’ve never shot with a flashlight before, it can be a challenge that you’re not expecting. Holding the flashlight while shooting is a challenge, but then reloading your gun with a flashlight in your weak …

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Be Prepared

Listen to the Podcast Winterpocalypse 2017 rolled through Raleigh, NC this weekend and we got a ridiculous .5″ of snow that brought the city to it’s knees once again. Once again, I’m just shocked at how folks knew the storm was coming, and were just completely unprepared. After the snow and ice came, most of the roads were slippery and folks down here aren’t skilled in driving with anything more than a little water on …

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Your 2017 Shooting Goals

Listen to the Podcast This is the last podcast episode of 2016, and if you’ve been listening for the past couple weeks I’ve been begging for voicemails telling me your 2017 shooting goals. Well, y’all sent in a bunch of them, so here they are. Anyways, my 2016 goal was to have more fun, and in all honesty, I didn’t meet that goal. I got severely burned out in July, and have only shot 2 …

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I like the newest IDPA proposed rules, a lot, mostly.

Listen to the podcast: So a bunch of text about the newest IDPA rules appeared in my inbox, and on a few different forums and discussion boards a couple days ago. The sources I got the text from are credible, in my opinion. The text talks about what the new IDPA rulebook will be for 2017 now that the comment period has passed. This will be our rulebook for the next 5 years. No clarifications …

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Don’t Read The Comments

Listen to the Podcast In the modern times we’re in, when we want to learn about something new we go to web forums, subreddits, and Facebook groups that are based around the topic we’re interested in. I’m a member of web forums based around a TON of different topics, because I like to learn about things. It’s awesome to have the entire wealth of knowledge in the world at your fingertips, however I think in …

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Arik Levy – Shooters Summit

Listen to the Podcast This week on the podcast I interviewed Arik Levy of the Shooters Summit, which is a cool project he’s got going on where he interviwed 23 of the heavy hitters in the shooting world, and will be releasing the videos FOR FREE December 12 – 18th, (of you can pay $19.95 to get them now, which is a good value, and you get the audio versions). So far I’ve listened to …

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