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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Are We Encouraging The Right Things?

Jeremy sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about the call the arms after the Orlando nightclub shooting. Are we just encouraging people to start shooting at the first sign of trouble? Absolutely not. We’re never encouraging people to start shooting at the first sign of trouble. I’m also not telling people that they should always be armed if they’re going out with friends to a night club to have a few drinks and a …

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What Do You Do During the Walkthrough on Short, Simple Stages?

CJ in Tejas sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about what to do during walkthrough time on really short, simple stages that only have one way to shoot them. Keep walking through for the whole 5 minutes, or not? Thought of another while at work. What do you do if a stage is so easy, or perhaps there is only one way to shoot it, that you have the plan down before the end of …

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Any Tips for Raising Kids in a Home With Guns?

TC in Hickory sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about any tips for raising kids in a home with guns. When I was a kid, guns were absolutely unavailable to me, unless I was supervised by my Dad, and I think that’s the way it should be. I don’t think I was really interested in guns as a real young kid, because I think I got my curiosity satisfied by my toy guns, which …

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Does Competition Gun Handling Carry Over into Non-Competition?

Kirk in Wisconsin sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about competition gun handling. I think competitive shooting such as IDPA and USPSA absolutely re-enforces good gun handling, and I’ve been racking my brain for a couple hours trying to think of any ways that competitive shooting gun handling doesn’t re-enforce good habits, and I’ve yet to come up with one.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/triangletactical/QNA263.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:51 — 8.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | …

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What’s The Deal with Virginia Count Stages?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A show voicemail asking about Virginia Count stages in USPSA. Right or wrong, I just kind of don’t allow myself to shoot make-up shots in Virginia Count stages. I’ve never done the math to see whether or not it’s actually worth it or not, but yeah I just don’t allow myself to do it. Maybe I should break out the calculator. There’s a new way to send a voicemail …

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Should IDPA Require Tactical Reloads on Every Stage?

Ben in El Paso sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking two different questions about reloads in IDPA. Personally, I don’t think requiring a mandatory tactical reload (reload with retention) on all stages is a good idea. If we take the premise if IDPA as a defensive game, and then I don’t think requiring something that isn’t a real tactic for the average concealed carrier is a good idea. Here’s my line of thought: I …

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Can I Reload in IDPA with a Round in the Chamber?

Mike in Maryland sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about doing a reload in IDPA. This question reminded me of my very first IDPA match ever. During that match I attempted to game it a little too hard. See, if you want to game IDPA, it pays to know the rulebook, and I hadn’t read it. Matter of fact, I’d never seen a rulebook at this point. Anyways, I tried to do a reload …

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When Have You Screwed Up and Known it?

TJ in Charlotte sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about a time that I’ve screwed up in a match. It should come as no surprise that I have, in fact, screwed up in matches. The first one that comes to mind was when I decided to put a big, huge magazine release on my Glock 24 the night before a 3-Gun match. I didn’t bother to make sure that it didn’t interfere with the …

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Lucas, You Shoot 9mm in USPSA, Isn’t That a Disadvantage?

Adam sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about shooting 9mm in USPSA. Hi Luke, I am new to the competitive shooting scene, and learning a lot from your show.  My understanding is you reload only 9mm, and shoot a glock34. What division do you shoot since i thought shooting 9mm had a significant disadvantage in USPSA.  Thanks, Adam I shoot in Production Division with a 9mm Glock 34, and I load to minor power-factor. The …

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How Do I Learn To See My Sights Rise?

Sean from Up North sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about how to see his sights rise. I want to preface this by saying that I’m very much still a learner in this department. If you’re a much better shooter than me, feel free to chime in the comments and give your suggestions. Recently at the end of a practice session I took a couple magazines and just burned them into the berm as …

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