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Things That Make You Go “Ugghhh” At a Match

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:51 — 35.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast: I’ve been asking for your voicemails for this episode of the podcast asking “what makes you go “ugghhh” at a match”. Now, the goal of this episode isn’t to bash the shooting sports, or bash other competitors or anything like that. My goal with this was to have some lighthearted entertainment, …

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The Fastest Way to get Disqualified…

As a Range Officer, telling someone that they’re disqualified from a match sucks. It sucks even more if the person hasn’t even fired a shot. I’ve always told people interested in competitive shooting to just bring along whatever gear they’ve got, as long as it’s safe, and worry about buying competition specific stuff later. Unfortunately I’ve noticed a trend over the past couple years of people getting disqualified when they’re using holsters that come with …

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Loose Ends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:51 — 34.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the podcast: This week I wanted to wrap up a couple loose ends that I didn’t cover in the last few episodes about folks that are new to competitive shooting. Leniency for new shooters. I’m the first person to tell you to come shoot with the gear you’ve got just to get your …

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Disqualifications

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:27 — 38.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast Disqualifications Continuing on with my new-shooter kick over the past month or so, this week I’m talking about the most common disqualifications are that I see at matches. 99% of disqualifications are for unsafe gun handling. The most common things I see are as follows: Sweeping the weak hand on the …

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What Should You Practice?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:26 — 44.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen To The Podcast A common question I get from people who are somewhat new to shooting (or at least new to practice) is asking what they should be practicing. Sometimes folks even buy a book of drills, and don’t really know where they should get started with those drills. I don’t think there’s a …

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All You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:20 — 33.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast This week I go through the very basics that you need to shoot your first match. Obviously there’s a LOT more to know about competitive shooting (I’ve been doing this podcast for nearly 5 years) but I hope I give you enough in this to make you feel more comfortable getting …

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Diagnosing Your Match Video: Shooting Sooner

A video posted by Lucas Apps (@triangletactical) on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:12am PST I’ve heard Steve Anderson talk about “shooting sooner” a thousand times, and it really became apparent after looking at my match video from last Saturday. In the video above, I engaged the targets to the left while on the move, then transitioned my sights to the first target on the right, but didn’t start shooting at it until I took like …

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Fault Lines, Reloads, and a Night Match

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:09 — 28.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast On Saturday I shot a Day/Night IDPA match at H2O Fowl Farms. We shot all 6 stages once during the daylight, and then when the sun went down we shot the match again with flashlights. If you’ve never shot with a flashlight before, it can be a challenge that you’re not …

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I like the newest IDPA proposed rules, a lot, mostly.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:31 — 38.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the podcast: So a bunch of text about the newest IDPA rules appeared in my inbox, and on a few different forums and discussion boards a couple days ago. The sources I got the text from are credible, in my opinion. The text talks about what the new IDPA rulebook will be for …

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Make IDPA Great Again

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:24 — 31.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIDPA has a new provisional rulebook for 2017, and it includes a lot of changes that you should probably know about. Listen to the podcast The big things are: Pistol Caliber Carbine division 1 second per down Change in the box size and pistol weight for BUG and CCP Divisions New classifier

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