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Shoot Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:36 — 29.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf 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 …

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The Biggest Problem With Advancing Gun Rights

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:25 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreLong 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 …

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Practice and Match Thoughts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:34 — 19.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreBeing 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 …

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Upgrade When You Have a Reason to Upgrade

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:22 — 28.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreRecently 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 …

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Shooting On A Shoestring

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:37 — 33.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreOne 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 …

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Unsolicited Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:40 — 28.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreHave you ever been given unsolicited advice at the range? Or, have you ever given it? Podcast listener Michael sent me a message on Facebook with the following message: Hey Lucas, I’ve got an idea for a topic on the podcast that I would like to hear your take on. The topic is unsolicited advice at matches. . …

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Triangle Tactical – It’s been a fun 5 years…

Well friends, it’s been almost 5 years since I launched the Triangle Tactical podcast (the first episode aired 5/14/2012), and it’s been a pretty awesome ride. I’ve been able to interview some legends in the practical shooting world, learn way more about practical shooting than I could have ever imagined, become a better shooter myself, and the best thing is that I’ve made a lot of great friends through the podcast. However, it’s been 5 …

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Things That Suck

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:56 — 32.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThere are some things in the shooting sports that just suck. Today, I talk about those things. What sucks for you? Let me know in the comments below this post! Anyways, here’s my list: Sub-machine gun matches It sounds so awesome, but at the one I observed, people were just spraying and praying, and as someone who embraces …

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Why Aren’t There Coaches in the Shooting Sports?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:26 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf you look at any sport, other than practical shooting you’ll notice that people work with a single coach for a long period of time. In practical shooting though, folks tend to work their way up the rankings alone, with just dryfire and live fire practice, and the occasional training class from someone who’s a national champion or …

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JUNK SCIENCE: “Don’t Draw to Steel”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:40 — 23.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf you’ve been shooting USPSA for any length of time, you’ve probably heard someone say “Don’t draw to steel!” while walking through a stage before it’s shot. It’s something that’s become conventional wisdom in practical shooting, and I think it’s complete hogwash. If you approach an array of targets like the ones below, and draw to the steel …

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