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

Welcome 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 with being a patron. Check out Julie Golobs Facebook Live video from today. It’s good, and I think she’s spot …

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Why Aren’t There Coaches in the Shooting Sports?

If 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 national champion or something. The trouble here is that when you’re going to learn from someone who doesn’t know you, …

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What Should You Practice?

Listen 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 “right” answer to this question, but I’m going to tell you what I do: Take some notes right after shooting …

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Competitive Shooting is Making Me Better at Just About Everything

Way 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 thing when I first got really into shooting and competitive shooting. I’d just go to the range and shoot. When …

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The Case for Training

I 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 encourage folks to get training if they feel like they need it. Certainly there are people who train WAY too …

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How Do You Keep Your Dryfire Dojo Clean?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about keeping the dryfire dojo clean. I assume most of you don’t have a dedicated space set aside just for dryfire. I wish I did, but I don’t. Currently, I dryfire in my garage, in the same space I use to reload ammo, the same space I did an oil change on my car yesterday, and replaced brake rotors tonight. Right now, it looks like …

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Things That Confuse New Shooters

There 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 open to the public for practice. Just about every place requires a membership, and most clubs have waiting lists that …

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What do you Take to the Range?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about what I leave in my car for trips to the range. As things currently are, I basically drive a clown car, so I don’t leave much stuff in my car at all. However, when I head to the range I tend to bring a lot of stuff with me. I like to be as self sufficient as possible when I make a trip to …

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Should I Switch Divisions to Work Different Skills?

Mike in Minnesota sends in todays Q&A voicemail asking about changing divisions to work on different skills. I guess a Limited division shooter could switch to Production division or L10 (boo) to get more reloads in matches, or a Production shooter could go shoot Singlestack division to have more challenging reloads, but I don’t think for the average shooter that changing divisions to work on different skills is practical. Lets say you’re a Limited division …

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Do You Keep a Range Diary?

CJ in Texas sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about whether or not I keep a range diary. Currently, other than the podcast itself where I’m constantly talking about what I’ve done at the range, I don’t keep a written range diary. I think I should, so I’ll probably get some sort of bound book to keep in the range bag for this purpose. I’m thinking I’ll probably pick up a Moleskine type book like …

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