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Does Competition Gun Handling Carry Over into Non-Competition?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:51 — 8.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreKirk 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 …

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What’s The Deal with Virginia Count Stages?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 2.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTom 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 …

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Should IDPA Require Tactical Reloads on Every Stage?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:19 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreBen 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 …

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:57 — 2.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMike 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 …

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When Have You Screwed Up and Known it?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:04 — 3.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTJ 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 …

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:41 — 3.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreAdam 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 …

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How Do I Learn To See My Sights Rise?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:39 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreSean 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 …

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What’s Up With Pistol Caliber Carbine SBR’s?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:15 — 3.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMaria in North Carolina sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about pistol caliber carbines in competitive shooting. Hi Luke, I was wondering if you knew much about the 9mm carbines like the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 or the Sig MPX or MCX.  Can they be used in competition shooting?  If they are modified to be SBRs …

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What’s The Deal With Spare Gun Parts?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:13 — 2.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about keeping spare parts for guns. I don’t really keep a lot of spare parts on hand, basic springs, a few connectors that I’ve bought and decided not to use, and some fiber optic for my front sight is about all.  

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How Do I Decide Which New Gun to Buy? (Glock 17 or Sig P320)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:04 — 4.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTyler in NC sends in today’s Q&A podcast asking about how to decide between two guns. Tyler is looking for a new blaster to use as a competition pistol and some nightstand duty, etc. He’s shot Glock 17’s in the past and they shoot well for him, but he also likes the Sig P320, but he can’t decide …

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