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How do you deal with Outlaw Matches where Range Officials are Biased Towards a Different Game?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:40 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJohn on Raeford sends in today’s question for the Q&A podcast, asking the following question: So I recently shot a pistol match that had very easy rules that was using time plus scoring with IDPA targets, and there was a good mixture of USPSA, and IDPA shooters. Good match, easy going, but my encounter was …

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Stop wasting your time on stuff that doesn’t matter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:39 — 18.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreEver see the guys at a match who have the well rehearsed “tactical kata” but can’t really shoot that well? What about the guy that tells you X product is better than Y because it has more features, even if those features aren’t useful. What about the guys who buy a crappy gun, and then …

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What Should an IDPA Shooter Expect at a USPSA Match?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:19 — 4.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreBill in Hotlanta sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking what he should expect at his first USPSA match as a long time IDPA shooter. You may have heard that USPSA shooters are all about speed, and don’t care so much about accuracy. That’s false, especially shooting minor power factor. What I’ve found is that …

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Can I Dryfire Accuracy to Get Better at Long Shots?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:01 — 3.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreRuss in Pensacola sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about how to get better at shooting small targets at distance. I do dryfire some slow fire accuracy stuff from time to time, but it really requires you to be honest with yourself about where the sights are landing when you’re breaking the trigger. I rack …

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If I Were King of the Shooting Sports…

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:17 — 14.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIf I were king of the shooting sports, I’d make some changes, across the board. I’d like to see the the shooting sports grow, and I think the best way to do that is to reach out to people who already own guns by hitting them up a gun shows and things like that. Almost …

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Should I just shoot one gun, or several very different guns in competition?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:56 — 2.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreRuss in Pensacola sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking if he should shoot just one gun, or several very different guns in competition. I think either answer is the right answer, depending on what your goals are. If your goal is to have a bunch of fun, and shot whatever tickles your fancy, then …

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Competitive Shooting is SRSLY Serious Business

One of the misconceptions that people who haven’t shot competitively before seem to have is this idea that every match is super serious business, and every person competing is there looking to win the big prize. The fact is, most of the people are at a match because they enjoy it. It’s what some of us use to exercise that little boy inside us that just want’s to go fast. Sure, I like doing well …

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Are double action only triggers competitive?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:14 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTony in Kansas City sends in today’s Q&A voicemail, which is a follow-up to his first voicemail a couple months ago. He was looking for a pistol for concealed carry and IDPA BUG division. Ben and I suggested that he look at the S&W Shield, Springfield XDs, and maybe another pistol or two. Tony went to …

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What trigger mods do you make to your competition gun?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:56 — 3.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJon in Florida sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking 2 things: Do I ever dryfire my Glock 34 without shoving cardboard in the breech to deaden the trigger? (See video explanation here) What mods have I done to the trigger in my competition Glock 34? To answer the first question: yes, but not a lot …

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