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What do you Take to the Range?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:08 — 3.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about what I leave in my car for trips to the range. As things currently are, I basically drive a clown car, so I don’t leave much stuff in my car at all. However, when I head to the range I tend to bring a lot of stuff …

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How Do I Improve my Split Times?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:53 — 3.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMike in Indiana sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about how to improve his split times. He’s struggling to get his split times with his Glock 34 any faster than .25. My suggestion to Mike was going to be trying to just practice rattling off some ammo into the berm without looking at a target or the …

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Should I Switch Divisions to Work Different Skills?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:10 — 2.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreMike in Minnesota sends in todays Q&A voicemail asking about changing divisions to work on different skills. I guess a Limited division shooter could switch to Production division or L10 (boo) to get more reloads in matches, or a Production shooter could go shoot Singlestack division to have more challenging reloads, but I don’t think for the average …

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How To Shoot with Both Eyes Open?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:46 — 2.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTrey in Little Rock sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about how to get used to shooting with both eyes open. It’s kind of a weird thing until it clicks and you just get it. I shot most of my life with one eye closed and about 5 years ago started to making the switch. It wasn’t something …

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I Want Gamer Concealment for IDPA, but I Don’t Want a Vest

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:29 — 2.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreKevinC from Misfires and Lightstrikes sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about “gamer” concealment for IDPA that isn’t a vest. IDPA requires you to start shooting with your gun and magazines on your belt concealed, and over the years the “tactical vest” has become the defacto concealment garment for IDPA. It’s not required, but in my opinion, it’s …

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Do You Keep a Range Diary?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:51 — 2.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreCJ in Texas sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about whether or not I keep a range diary. Currently, other than the podcast itself where I’m constantly talking about what I’ve done at the range, I don’t keep a written range diary. I think I should, so I’ll probably get some sort of bound book to keep in …

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What are the Advantages of Vertical and Sideways Optic Mounts on Open Guns?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:39 — 4.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreGerrit in Wake Forest sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about why some Open Division shooters shoot with sideways optic mounts and others use vertical optic mounts. I’ve never even held an Open gun in my hands, much less shot one, so I decided to step aside with this episode and get Ryan from the Shooters Guide …

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Can I Use Less Than Division Capacity in IDPA SSP?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:53 — 3.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDustin in Greensboro sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about shooting a gun in IDPA SSP that isn’t able to hold the required 10 rounds. Dustin wants to shoot his Ruger LC9s in IDPA, but his match director gets weird about people shooting in CCP and BUG division. He feels like he’s being “that guy” and wants …

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How Do You End a Dryfire Session?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 2.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreBrant in Alabama sends in today’s Q&A question asking about how to end a dryfire session. Should you end on a confidence boosting (easy) drill? I don’t think so, because if you’re honest with yourself, you know it’s easy. When I do something easy, it’s not a huge boost to my confidence, because I know it was easy. …

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Why Aren’t There More Short and Medium Courses in USPSA Matches?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:17 — 4.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreNate in Wilmington sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking why there aren’t more short and medium courses in USPSA like there are in IPSC. Nate mentions this stage from the first Tarheel USPSA match: This was a pretty good stage at Tarheel #USPSA on Saturday. I had an okay plan, then a friend showed me a better …

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