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How Do You Keep Your Dryfire Dojo Clean?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:46 — 2.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom 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 …

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Things That Confuse New Shooters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:39 — 18.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere 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 …

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What do you Take to the Range?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:08 — 3.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom 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 …

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Should I Switch Divisions to Work Different Skills?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:10 — 2.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMike 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 …

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Do You Keep a Range Diary?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:51 — 2.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreCJ 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 …

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Your Facebook Questions

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:29 — 13.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTotal honesty and transparency here: I was a little unprepared for this weeks podcast. I’m on vacation from work this week, and in my excitement for taking some time off, I neglected to prepare the podcast shownotes. Y’all came through for me though with some questions on Facebook which I answered in this episode. Gear …

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How Do You End a Dryfire Session?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 2.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreBrant in Alabama sends in today’s Q&A question asking about how to end a dryfire session. Should you end on a confidence boosting (easy) drill? I don’t think so, because if you’re honest with yourself, you know it’s easy. When I do something easy, it’s not a huge boost to my confidence, because I know …

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Should I Purposely Add Bad Ammo to my Practice Ammo for Malfunction Practice?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:46 — 2.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMarty in Mass sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about something he heard on another podcast. Marty heard a IPSC world champion say that he saves his bad ammo in practice, and adds it back to his bucket of practice ammo to get more malfunction practice at the range. Personally, I think this is …

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How Should I Dryfire Steel Challenge Stages?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:23 — 2.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTodd in SC sends in today’s Q&A question asking about how to dryfire for Steel Challenge. I think the easiest way to figure it out would be to use 1/3 scale targets and then use feet for distance instead of yards. (If the Steel Challenge stage calls for 8″ steel plates, you could make some …

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Competitive Shooting Best Practices

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:53 — 31.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJust a few things I’ve noticed that I thought I would point out. The first two things seem to be done mostly by newer shooters, and the second two seem to be mostly more-seasoned shooters. Know the rules. At least have a rudimentary understanding of the rules of the game you’re shooting. I don’t think …

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