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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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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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Should IDPA Require Tactical Reloads on Every Stage?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:19 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreBen in El Paso sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking two different questions about reloads in IDPA. Personally, I don’t think requiring a mandatory tactical reload (reload with retention) on all stages is a good idea. If we take the premise if IDPA as a defensive game, and then I don’t think requiring something …

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Can I Reload in IDPA with a Round in the Chamber?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:57 — 2.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMike in Maryland sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about doing a reload in IDPA. This question reminded me of my very first IDPA match ever. During that match I attempted to game it a little too hard. See, if you want to game IDPA, it pays to know the rulebook, and I hadn’t …

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How to Make a Range Officer Nervous

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:50 — 15.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere are certain things that a shooter can do at a match that might not be against the rules, but are certain to make the range officer nervous. As it happens, there are a few things that bother me, that don’t seem to bother other RO’s and there are a couple things that other range …

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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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Is it Bad Etiquette To Pick Up Brass That Isn’t Yours?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJonathan in Cary sends in today’s Q&A show voicemail asking about brass etiquette at matches. Johnathan was the only guy shooting .45, and after the match someone came along and picked up ONLY the .45 brass on all of the bays. Johnathan confronted the guy and got all of his brass back. So, is it okay …

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Things That Confuse New Shooters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:39 — 18.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere are a few things that I’ve found that tend to confuse the crud out of new shooters when they’re getting started in the shooting sports. You can shoot matches at clubs that you aren’t a member at. This really seems to confuse people, because around here there really aren’t any outdoor ranges that are …

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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 | Google Podcasts | 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 …

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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 | Google Podcasts | 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 …

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