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Should I use an Airsoft Pistol for Dryfire?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:30 — 3.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreKirk in Wisconsin asks today’s Q&A podcast question: What are you thoughts on using blow back air soft pistols for dry fire practice. I am considering a M&P 9c blowback air soft for dry fire. Or just shooting in the back yard. Would being able to see the air soft bb cause me to not …

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Performance Time vs. Learning Time

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:19 — 14.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreI kind of ripped this topic off of something I heard my wife talk about in a speech she was preparing a couple weeks ago. She’s a teacher and was talking about the difference between learning time and performance time with kids in school, and as soon as I heard it, I started wondering if …

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How Do You Deal With a Bad Day on the Range?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:50 — 2.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTJ in Charlotte sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about how to deal with a bad day on the range. TJ said that he had a range session where his draws were sloppy, reloads were borked, and his accuracy wasn’t what he was expecting. When you’ve built a self image in practice, and then not …

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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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Effective Practice on the Square Range

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:55 — 29.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More Sometimes shooting on the square range is a necessity. Whether you don’t have access to a range with bays where you can set up stages and drills, or the weather just isn’t cooperative, there are times when the square range is the only place you can go to get some trigger time. A lot …

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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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10 Reasons The Shooting Sports are Awesome

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:05 — 28.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreBen came up with some reasons why the shooting sports are awesome, so we talked about that this week: There’s almost no natural skill or genetic component You really can’t buy very much success. Cheating is fairly difficult (because there’s so little hidden complexity and so many people watching) and when successful pays off only …

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Practice Drills Make Crappy Stages – 160

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:18 — 25.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis week Ben and I talk about why stages and drills are two different things, and why it always makes a crappy stage when someone tries to use a drill as a stage in a match. Gear That Doesn’t Suck 8″ Shoot-n-See targets are a good thing to keep in the range bag. If you …

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Bang-Ding! – 159

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:48 — 28.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIt’s been a while since we’ve really explained any of the sounds that we play regularly on the show, so we decided to take a couple minutes this week and go through them and let y’all know what they actually are. Q&A Podcast We’re still mailing out Triangle Tactical stickers if you send in a …

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[Interview] USPSA National Champion Chris Tilley

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:18 — 26.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis week on the podcast, we sat down with Chris Tilley, just a couple days after he got home from winning the 2015 USPSA Open National Championship. It’s funny, Chris lives right here in the Raleigh area, and we’ve never had him on the podcast before. Anyways, we talk about how he got into the …

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