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Competitive Shooting is Making Me Better at Just About Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:35 — 26.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWay back when I used to ride mountain bikes in junior high school I just pushed my mountain bike down the trail, and never really learned how to do things better. I rode a lot, put a lot of miles on my bike, but I didn’t practice. Listen to the Podcast: I did the same …

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Episode 200! What Has Competitive Shooting Done for You?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:24 — 40.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreEPISODE 200! Wow, you know, on some level I never thought this episode would happen, so the fact that it’s here is really awesome. Anyways, I don’t really have a whole lot to say here in the shownotes for this episode, so, just go listen. This episode is a full length episode of your voicemails …

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You’re Not Good Enough To Shoot Your First Match

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:16 — 30.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMost common thing I heard from people who are somewhat interested in the idea of competitive shooting is that they aren’t good enough. If you can draw the gun, and walk around without pointing it at yourself or anyone else, and can do basic malfunction clearance, you have the skills needed to get started. That’s …

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What’s a Good Range Bag? – 25

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:36 — 3.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreChristian writes in to [email protected] with his question: Hay Ben, This is Christian I am the one who called in with the first match voicemail from PA. Thanks for playing my message on the show and saying all the nice things about me. Now a question for the Q&A show. I very quickly realized that …

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Why Aren’t There More Blind Stages? – 23

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:04 — 4.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom writes in to [email protected] with his question: Why aren’t there more match stages that are shot blind? I’ve heard firsthand different instructors talk about the value in ‘[planning] your shoot, and [shooting] your plan’ (credit to Pat McNamara), which is definitely a skill in-and-of itself, but it seems like there might also be some …

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Letting Bad Stages Go – 13

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:31 — 3.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSteve writes in to [email protected]: Hey Luke and Ben, just wanted to share a story with you about some advice I heard on one of your podcast episodes. I recently shot my 6th USPSA match. My first match ever was back in March and I was hooked!! Anyways I’ve been finishing around the middle of …

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How Do You Shoot Well While Being a Range Officer? – 10

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:23 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreChris in Atlanta writes in to [email protected] with his question: Question for the show. Is there anything you do as a match director to run the match but also shoot well? I co-match direct a GADPA match at Georgia Gun Club and other than handing off the timer or iPad a few shooters before I …

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Getting to Work Works: Shoot2Live IDPA Match Video Review

After the February 2015 Sir Walter Gun Club USPSA match, I decided that I needed to work on getting my butt moving during matches. I’ve been consistently dry firing since that match, and most all of the drills I’ve been doing have involved movement. Things like getting into position, leaving positions, reloads while moving from one side of the box to another, etc. Last night was the first match I’ve shot since the SWGC USPSA …

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Where to Start in Competitive Shooting – 120

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:10 — 44.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWe received a question from a listener about where to start in competitive shooting, and what the differences between IDPA and USPSA were. For beginners, looking to shoot their very first match, Ben and I agree IDPA is generally the best place to get your feet wet. Ben breaks it down into three areas: IDPA …

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First Shooting Match Testimonials

Last night on Episode 95 of the podcast, Ben introduced a new segment that we’d like to start having on the show. Its becoming a pretty common thing for us to hear from people at matches, or in emails that they shot their first shooting match and had a great time. Here’s what were looking for: What match did you shoot? (Type of match, where it was, etc.) How did it go? What did you …

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