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Rants, Raves, and Follow-ups

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:27 — 22.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More If you’re local to me, listen up. If you’re not local to me, just bear with me or skip ahead 30 seconds or so. At the end of the year I’m killing the Triangle Tactical competitive shooting calendar on the website.  There are a couple of reasons for this: It costs more than a hundred bucks a …

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10 Christmas Gifts for the Competitive Shooter in Your Life

(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the Amazon links in this post, I make a small commission from Amazon for referring you to them. It’s a big part of what keeps Triangle Tactical up and running.) The hardest people to buy gifts for are people who are REALLY into their hobby. You don’t want to buy them the wrong thing, or something that they won’t use. Don’t worry, if you’re …

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Balancing Matches and Practice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:46 — 29.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWhat’s the right balance between practice and matches? I’m not exactly sure what the right balance is, but in an ideal world, I think my practice schedule would look like this: Dryfire every day Livefire weekly 2 Matches a month I like this for two reasons: It’s fairly realistic with a little planning and dedication. It’s enough practice …

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What Do You Do When a Range Officer Doesn’t Do His Job?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:26 — 22.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreDuring the live chat for last week’s Triangle Tactical Q&A Live show Austin asked a question about what to do when a Range Officer isn’t doing his job? He asked (I’m paraphrasing here) but basically, what do you do when the RO on your squad lets a shooter slide for breaking the 180? In the scenario presented, a …

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Q&A Bonus: Cardboard or Paper Targets for Practice?

This was asked in the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A podcast, and I didn’t have time to get to it in the live show. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth it to get the cardboard targets. When I priced them out, they were ever so slightly more expensive than paper targets, however, I get several uses out of my cardvoard USPSA targets that I don’t suspect I’d be able to get out …

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Q&A: “Six”, Live Fire Practice, and First Person Video

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:54 — 19.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreClay in California Clay sends in a voicemail asking about the USPSA Classifier “Six”, asking about the best way to shoot it. Scott in Colorado I have a few questions about live fire practice. I want to practice match like scenarios like shooting/reloading on the move and things you simply can’t do at your typical indoor range. What …

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What’s one piece of advice you wish you had known before your first match?

One Piece of Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:07 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | More I give a lot of advice here on the podcast, and talk about things as I see them in the shooting sports, but I’ve found that my perspective isn’t always the same as everyone elses, and that’s why I love these call-in episodes where you send in your thoughts on a topic. There’s been a lot of …

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Q&A: BUG or CCP, Why 125gr Bullets?, and Arbitration

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:39 — 33.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis weeks Q&A show was a lot of fun! If you would like to have a show next week, I need your questions: Shoot me an email with your questions to [email protected] Mike Hey Luke, I had a few questions I think would work well for the Q&A show: If you had a gun that can shoot in …

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JUNK SCIENCE: Turn And Draw

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:09 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThe turn and draw is a pretty standard start position for competitive shooting matches. Generally in a turn and draw, you’ll start facing up range, wrists above shoulders, and then on the buzzer you’ll turn then draw your pistol once it’s inside the 180*, and start engaging targets. The conventional wisdom about the turn and draw is that …

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Shoot Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:36 — 29.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIf you’re new to the shooting sports, don’t settle on whatever shooting sport you decide to shoot first is. Go shoot a bunch of different disciplines. The shooting sports are like high school cliques. If you go to IDPA, you’ll hear people talk junk about those USPSA gamers. If you shoot USPSA, someone will talk junk about the …

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