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Keep your dummy rounds in your magazines during dryfire!

What can’t Gorilla tape do? I love this stuff, and it works great for keeping my dummy rounds from flying out of my magazines and all over the garage during dryfire. Some folks don’t drop magazines. If that works for you, it’s the simplest solution. Start your drill without a magazine in the gun, push the magazine button, and then load a magazine into the gun. I tried this for a while, and I found …

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Balancing Matches and Practice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:46 — 29.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWhat’s the right balance between practice and matches? I’m not exactly sure what the right balance is, but in an ideal world, I think my practice schedule would look like this: Dryfire every day Livefire weekly 2 Matches a month I like this for two reasons: It’s fairly realistic with a little planning and dedication. …

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Q&A Bonus: Cardboard or Paper Targets for Practice?

This was asked in the live chat for the last Triangle Tactical Q&A podcast, and I didn’t have time to get to it in the live show. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth it to get the cardboard targets. When I priced them out, they were ever so slightly more expensive than paper targets, however, I get several uses out of my cardvoard USPSA targets that I don’t suspect I’d be able to get out …

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Q&A: “Six”, Live Fire Practice, and First Person Video

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:54 — 19.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreClay in California Clay sends in a voicemail asking about the USPSA Classifier “Six”, asking about the best way to shoot it. Scott in Colorado I have a few questions about live fire practice. I want to practice match like scenarios like shooting/reloading on the move and things you simply can’t do at your typical …

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What’s one piece of advice you wish you had known before your first match?

One Piece of Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:07 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More I give a lot of advice here on the podcast, and talk about things as I see them in the shooting sports, but I’ve found that my perspective isn’t always the same as everyone elses, and that’s why I love these call-in episodes where you send in your thoughts on a topic. There’s been …

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Q&A: Visualization, Ammo Reloaded by a Friend, and Power Factor

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:04 — 30.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome back to another episode of the Triangle Tactical Q&A show! As always, this show is made possible by the Patrons who have pledged a couple bucks a month in support of Triangle Tactical on Patreon. If you like what I’m doing, head over to Patreon and get some of the perks that come along …

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Why Aren’t There Coaches in the Shooting Sports?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:26 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIf you look at any sport, other than practical shooting you’ll notice that people work with a single coach for a long period of time. In practical shooting though, folks tend to work their way up the rankings alone, with just dryfire and live fire practice, and the occasional training class from someone who’s a …

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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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Competitive Shooting is Making Me Better at Just About Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:35 — 26.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWay back when I used to ride mountain bikes in junior high school I just pushed my mountain bike down the trail, and never really learned how to do things better. I rode a lot, put a lot of miles on my bike, but I didn’t practice. Listen to the Podcast: I did the same …

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The Case for Training

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:40 — 15.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreI recently asked my friends about where to send someone for training with a pistol and an AR-15. I received multiple messages saying that I should just bring whoever needs the training out to a match, and they’ll figure out what works and what doesn’t. I don’t think this is the right answer. We should …

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