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What Do You Do When a Range Officer Doesn’t Do His Job?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:26 — 22.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreDuring the live chat for last week’s Triangle Tactical Q&A Live show Austin asked a question about what to do when a Range Officer isn’t doing his job? He asked (I’m paraphrasing here) but basically, what do you do when the RO on your squad lets a shooter slide for breaking the 180? In the …

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Q&A: BUG or CCP, Why 125gr Bullets?, and Arbitration

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:39 — 33.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis weeks Q&A show was a lot of fun! If you would like to have a show next week, I need your questions: Shoot me an email with your questions to [email protected] Mike Hey Luke, I had a few questions I think would work well for the Q&A show: If you had a gun that …

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How to Make a Range Officer Nervous

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:50 — 15.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere are certain things that a shooter can do at a match that might not be against the rules, but are certain to make the range officer nervous. As it happens, there are a few things that bother me, that don’t seem to bother other RO’s and there are a couple things that other range …

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Range Officer Thoughts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:50 — 16.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More“Range Officers need to remember everybody is there to have fun.” Is that a true statement? Maybe, but I think “fun” is defined very differently for different levels of shooters. Some folks get their fun by just showing up and shooting, and others have fun by playing the game within the rules (sometimes pushing them …

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USPSA Level 1 Range Officer Course

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:20 — 28.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis weekend I had the opportunity to take the USPSA Level 1 Range Officer course, and I’m really glad I did. I didn’t feel like there was anything mindblowing in the class, but I was probably one of the people in the class with the most experience as a Range Officer, so a lot of …

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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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Working the Match Makes You Better – 141

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:17 — 26.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis week Ben and I talk about how getting involved and working at a match will make you a better shooter. You’ll be more prepared, know the rules better, and have a few other advantages too. Gear that Doesn’t Suck The Belkin Conserve Socket is a great little timer to use on your brass tumbler …

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How Do You Shoot Well While Being a Range Officer? – 10

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:23 — 3.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreChris in Atlanta writes in to [email protected] with his question: Question for the show. Is there anything you do as a match director to run the match but also shoot well? I co-match direct a GADPA match at Georgia Gun Club and other than handing off the timer or iPad a few shooters before I …

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Safety Rant.

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend lately, and that trend is stories about people being shot on the news, and the reporters saying some BS line about the firearm “just going off!”. Sorry folks, firearms don’t “just go off”. They go off, when someone pulls the trigger. When Plaxico Burress shot himself, it was all over the news about how his [gasp] Glock [/gasp] went off in his pants. I’d be willing to bet that …

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