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Does IDPA Have More Low Cover and Low Ports?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:26 — 2.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about IDPA after shooting his first IDPA match. I’m not sure if IDPA has more low cover or low ports than USPSA does on the whole, as stages and stage designs can vary a lot from match to match, and club to club. I can say that …

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Doubles During Matches and Backstraps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:49 — 4.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreKory in Texas sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about doubles (two shots through the same hole) are handled during a match, and which backstrap to use on his Glock. Doubles are handled differently depending on which game you’re shooting. I think Kory was referring to an IDPA match when he sent in the …

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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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Is Pre-Registration for Matches Helping the Shooting Sports?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:47 — 15.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA little while back I received an email from a listener who wished to remain nameless. He decided to get started in competitive shooting, and found a local club that hosted matches, checked out their website, and showed up to shoot his first match. When he arrived, he we met by an apologetic match director …

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Should my wife try competition with her .380?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:11 — 2.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJoshua sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about getting his wife started in competition. Hello Luke, I recently got an iPhone which came with the podcast app, and found your podcast about a month ago. I’ve listened to quite a few of the episodes, but I’m not entirely sure on the number. But anyways, …

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When Using Cover, Should Your Gun be Canted or Straight Up and Down?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:25 — 5.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMike in Maryland sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about shooting around cover in IDPA. Mike asks if your gun should be straight up and down or canted at an angle when shooting from around cover. I honestly wasn’t sure what the correct answer to this was, so I had to resort to some junk …

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What’s the Difference Between the IDPA and USPSA Divisions?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:12 — 6.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreKenny in Idaho sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about the pro’s and con’s of IDPA and USPSA, and the difference between the different divisions in each game. To me, the pro’s of IDPA are getting to shoot from a lot of different positions, and things that you can’t really do in USPSA. Vehicles, smoke …

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What’s the deal with safe stage navigation?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:56 — 3.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMike in Tennessee sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about stage navigation, and specifically, if it’s kosher to ask other shooters about a safe way to navigate a stage. It’s always okay to ask other shooters about how to navigate the state safely. Heck, it’s mostly always okay to ask them about the best way …

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What are some recommended M&P modifications?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:28 — 3.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreKirk in Wisconsin sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about recommended modifications for his M&P Compact and M&P Shield that he shoots in IDPA. I have one mandatory, and one “might be” mandatory modification for the pistols. Mandatory: If his pistols have the S&W 3-dot sights, at the very least I’d take a sharpie and …

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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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