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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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Can You Explain What Exactly Dryfire Is?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:32 — 7.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome back to episode 56 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show! Today’s question comes in from Tom in Raleigh (but not THAT Tom in Raleigh, or the other Tom in Raleigh, a completely different Tom in Raleigh). He sent his question to [email protected] Hi Guys – Thanks for answering my last question.   Hearing you read …

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Should I Induce Physical Stress While Training?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:59 — 2.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom sent an email to [email protected] with his question: Question: I see where several trainers work in some form of physical exercise to get the heart and breathing rates up while performing drills. Will integrating these types of physical activities with shooting serve to increase your ability to perform amidst the stress on the body …

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Q&A Podcast – How to Get Better at Shooting When you Can’t Shoot

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:20 — 2.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreBen writes in from NYC for today’s episode. I love your show- been catching up on my phone. Thanks so much for taking your time every week to give us all informative information. I would love to get into competitive shooting. I’m pretty decent with glock 17/19 and m & p. Problem is the only …

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Photoshopped Glocks and Training vs. Practice – 125

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:37 — 45.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreAt the top of the show we talk a bit about USPSA and our practice regimen. I mentioned a couple of Instagram videos on the Triangle Tactical Instagram page where I FUBAR a reload in a drill, and some video of the “Drill of the Week” from last week. Find them all here. View this …

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Ballistic Masturbation and Entertrainment

The folks over st spsamurai.com published blog post recently about “Ballistic Masturbation” and Entertrainment (A term that Chris Clifton from Defensive Concepts talked about in Episode 85 of our podcast.) I could name some names here, but I don’t think that is super important. What’s important is that you do your homework on a trainer before paying them a few hundred bucks for shooting instruction. I don’t care if someone has military or law enforcement …

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Concealed Carry Classes Aren’t Training, and that’s Okay

There was a recent discussion online where someone mentioned that after completing their state mandated concealed carry class, they still felt undertrained to carry. The fact is that concealed carry classes are meant to ensure that applicants leave the class with a minimum amount of gun safety, use of force law, and gun handling skills. That’s it, and that’s okay. Let’s face it, here in NC you can be a downright awful shooter and still …

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Are You a Steward of the Second Amendment?

The below picture has been floating around Facebook for the last 24 hours or so. This, friends, is the type of thing we need to do. We need to be vocal to our representatives in congress, but we also need to be stewards of the second amendment. There are many people who are not opposed to gun ownership, who just don’t know enough to know what they don’t know. I’m not one to hide the …

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Travis Haley’s facebook status after the Aurora, CO tragedy.

Below is an excerpt from Travis Haley’s facebook status after the Aurora, CO mass shooting: Fact: The majority of concealed carry and open carry armed citizens are a liability. Just because you go through a 1 day course doesn’t not mean that you can problem solve an armored active shooter in a never expected, dark, tear gassed disruptive environment with screaming people while stepping over dead bodies. You must understand advanced applications under stress. Just …

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