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Starched IDPA Vests

Does starching your IDPA vest to the point that it’s so stiff it will stand up on its own really help draw speed? Has anyone put this on the timer to actually confirm, or is it just one of those things that someone did once and everyone else started following suit? I’m not a starcher. I’ve never felt the need, as my vest flings way out of the way as part of my draw stroke …

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Grip

60% weak hand, 40% strong hand, right? 70% weak hand, 30% strong hand? 80% of the available strength in your weak hand? I honestly don’t know. I’ve heard all of these things from big name instructors over the years and I’m not sure any of them are really right. I’ve been playing around with my grip a lot lately and I’ve basically come to one conclusion: Grip as hard as you can with your strong …

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Lies New Shooters Tell Themselves

I love the Facebook “On This Day” app, because it’s cool to see things I’ve posted over the years, and sometimes I find a gem that makes me laugh at my own bullcrap. Perfectly acceptable holster that I made. It worked well, and I think I still have it around the house somewhere. At this point I had been shooting competitively for about 6 or 7 months and I thought I was the hot dog. …

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Interesting Observation at Triangle Shooting Academy Today:

Everybody on the range was shooting competition targets. If you look closely, there’s a target that fell off the hanger in between the two IDPA targets, and it’s another IDPA target. Kind of cool, hopefully they’ll start having some competitions before long. I also can’t stress enough how beautiful this facility is. I’m actually sitting in the lounge as I write this having a cup of coffee (it’s not bad, BTW) and I I feel …

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Thoughts on a BUG division gun, and what’s the deal with hang-fires during a match?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:21 — 4.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTony sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking 2 things: What’s a good handgun for BUG (Back Up Gun) division in IDPA, and how is a hang-fire handled during a match? He said he liked the Ruger LC9s, which we both agree is a fine pistol, however, if either of us were buying a singlestack 9mm …

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If I’ve Heard it Once, I’ve Heard it a Thousand Times…

“I’d love to try competitive shooting, but I need to get some more practice at the range first.” I came across a post on an IDPA Facebook group that illustrates exactly why you should just go shoot your first competition (You can find the original post here, Facebook won’t let me embed it for some reason): I’ve always thought of myself as a good shot. I rarely score outside the ten ring at the shooting …

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Where Do You Focus While Shooting and Transitioning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:09 — 3.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreZack in Raleigh sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about where to focus while shooting. There isn’t really a single answer to the question, it all depends on the shot you’re taking. For some shots that are real close up, you might only push your gun toward the target and slap the trigger, and for …

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Little Things that Make a Good Match – 172

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:33 — 28.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe difference between a really good match, and an average match isn’t a lot of super crazy, hard to do things. It’s simple really, and in this episode we talk about a few of the things that set some matches apart from others. Matches should have clearly labelled safe areas. It doesn’t matter if the …

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Range Officers Playing Fast and Loose with Range Commands?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:40 — 4.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJeremiah in Utah was disqualified from an IDPA match recently because he thought he heard the Range Officer tell him to load and make ready when he really didn’t. Jeremiah said that the RO’s on his squad had been fast and loose with range commands all day, and he thought he heard the command to …

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Shooting IDPA with a Hi-Point

Sometimes I make posts on the Triangle Tactical Facebook Page without thinking about what I’m saying: So, I did it, and honestly, it wasn’t as terrible as I was expecting, but that’s not really saying much. I didn’t use a nylon holster though, I ended up taking an old kydex Glock 19 holster that I’d made and just warmed it up with a heat gun and stuffed the Hi-Point in it and it fit reasonably …

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