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What Do You Do With Reject Ammo?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:58 — 3.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDavid in Illinois sends in today’s Q&A show question asking about what to do with reject ammo, and reject brass. I’m bad about dealing with reject ammo I chuck it in a little box that says “REJECTS” on it, and every once in a while I’ll get a wild hair and pull the bullets, so I can re-use …

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Dillon 550 for Beginners?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:45 — 2.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreRuss in Florida sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking if it would be smart to start reloading on a Dillon 550. I think you can start on a Dillon 550, but… I’ve said in the past that I think the Lee 4-hole Turret Press is about the best way to get started reloading, and I still agree …

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Do You Feel Added Stress From Being Filmed?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:43 — 3.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreCharles in Tejas sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about getting filmed at matches. Do you ever, or did you ever, feel additional stress knowing you are being filmed during a stage? Even if for your own purposes? I normally film my legitimate practice sessions and try to get my stages filmed; but, yesterday I shot a …

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How Do I Practice for ProAm?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:43 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJohn in Kannapolis sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about how to prepare for ProAm matches. To be completely honest, I’ve never shot a ProAm match before, so I didn’t really know how to answer this question. Thankfully, I have some friends who are also good shooters, so Nick Helbert volunteered to come on the podcast to …

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Should I Buy a Glock 17?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:32 — 3.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreKeith sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about whether or not he should buy a Glock 17 for competition. Hello, I am not new to shooting but I will be new to competitive shooting here in the coming weeks. Your podcast has peaked my interest in competitive shooting. I am a good not a great shot, I …

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Should I Sort My Pistol Brass by Headstamp?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:35 — 3.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJeff in Holly Springs sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about whether or not to sort pistol brass by headstamp to get more consistent ammo. Welp, I’ve never done it, but I don’t feel like it’s necessary. Shooting my Glock 34 off a rest at 20 yards using my non-sorted, mixed headstamp brass reloads, my gun will …

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How Do You Keep Your Dryfire Dojo Clean?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:46 — 2.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about keeping the dryfire dojo clean. I assume most of you don’t have a dedicated space set aside just for dryfire. I wish I did, but I don’t. Currently, I dryfire in my garage, in the same space I use to reload ammo, the same space I did …

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What Do You Think About Shooting Classifiers in Practice?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:08 — 3.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDoghouse in DC sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about USPSA classifiers. Are there any I don’t like? Are there any that are good for skill building in practice? There are a few that I’m not a huge fan of. They’re generally the classifiers that are close and super fast. I don’t generally have the skills to …

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Is it Bad Etiquette To Pick Up Brass That Isn’t Yours?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJonathan in Cary sends in today’s Q&A show voicemail asking about brass etiquette at matches. Johnathan was the only guy shooting .45, and after the match someone came along and picked up ONLY the .45 brass on all of the bays. Johnathan confronted the guy and got all of his brass back. So, is it okay to pick up …

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Why Do We Shoot Differently in Practice and in Matches?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:26 — 2.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreSean from Up North sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about why we shoot differently in matches than in practice. Sean points out that I recently talked on the podcast about shooting a USPSA classifier in practice, and consistently scoring about 90% on it that day in practice. Just a week or two later I shot that …

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