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On-Ramp to the Shooting Sports: Daisy National BB Gun Championship

I mentioned this on last weeks episode of the Patreon News Blast podcast, and I wanted to address it to the rest of the audience that isn’t on Patreon. There’s been a ton of talk recently about on-ramps to the shooting sports, and how they are few and far between, ineffective, etc. Personally, I think a lot of what we’re dealing with isn’t that there aren’t on-ramps to the shooting sports, it’s just that the …

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Competitive Shooting will get You Killed in the Streets!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:33 — 25.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreOver the weekend a USPSA/3-Gun shooter dispatched a scumbag terrorist in a Minnesota mall. For years now I’ve heard tons and tons of arguments from people who don’t shoot competitively about why one shouldn’t shoot competitively, and these arguments continue to amuse me. So, for this weeks episode, I thought I’d dispel a few of …

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Should I Buy a Glock 17?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:32 — 3.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | 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 …

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A Match Misconception

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:06 — 17.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreOne of the most common misconceptions that I hear from folks who haven’t shot competitively, is that competitive shooters shoot ammo that isn’t powerful. That isn’t really true. Factory 9mm that you’ll get from the store is going to be pretty close to the 9mm minor power factor ammo that gets loaded for competition (and …

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What’s the Deal with Competition Shooting Belts?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:22 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJeff in Indiana sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about which belt he should be using for competition. It depends. Jeff says he currently uses a cobra belt for everyday and competition use, and it’s leaving him feeling a little underwhelmed on the competition side of things. If he’s shooting IDPA, the cobra belt might …

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What Are Some Tips for Creating a Good Stage Plan?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:21 — 3.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJason in NC sends in today’s voicemail for the Q&A podcast asking about how to plan a stage for a USPSA match. Here’s a few things that I do: Read the written stage briefing. This tells you how many paper/steel targets, how many points, and procedures and forbidden actions for the stage. It only takes …

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How do you deal with Outlaw Matches where Range Officials are Biased Towards a Different Game?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:40 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJohn on Raeford sends in today’s question for the Q&A podcast, asking the following question: So I recently shot a pistol match that had very easy rules that was using time plus scoring with IDPA targets, and there was a good mixture of USPSA, and IDPA shooters. Good match, easy going, but my encounter was …

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How do I Get my Kids Ready for Competitive Shooting?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:53 — 2.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreKirk in Wisconsin asks how to get his kids ready for competitive shooting in today’s Q&A podcast. I’ve shot some matches with kids that absolutely impressed me, and I’ve shot with others where I was legitimately frightened while they were shooting. I think the answer is to over prepare your kids before taking them to …

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I Hadn’t Shot a Match in a While, Then I Had a Great Match. What Happened?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:31 — 3.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking what could have happened that let him have a great match after he hadn’t shot any matches in a while. I think there is a couple things at play here: Tom mentioned in his voicemail that he’s been practicing, so that’s definitely a contributing factor. I …

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