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Things That Make You Go “Ugghhh” At a Match

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:51 — 35.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast: I’ve been asking for your voicemails for this episode of the podcast asking “what makes you go “ugghhh” at a match”. Now, the goal of this episode isn’t to bash the shooting sports, or bash other competitors or anything like that. My goal with this was to have some lighthearted entertainment, …

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The Fastest Way to get Disqualified…

As a Range Officer, telling someone that they’re disqualified from a match sucks. It sucks even more if the person hasn’t even fired a shot. I’ve always told people interested in competitive shooting to just bring along whatever gear they’ve got, as long as it’s safe, and worry about buying competition specific stuff later. Unfortunately I’ve noticed a trend over the past couple years of people getting disqualified when they’re using holsters that come with …

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Loose Ends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:51 — 34.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the podcast: This week I wanted to wrap up a couple loose ends that I didn’t cover in the last few episodes about folks that are new to competitive shooting. Leniency for new shooters. I’m the first person to tell you to come shoot with the gear you’ve got just to get your …

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Disqualifications

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:27 — 38.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast Disqualifications Continuing on with my new-shooter kick over the past month or so, this week I’m talking about the most common disqualifications are that I see at matches. 99% of disqualifications are for unsafe gun handling. The most common things I see are as follows: Sweeping the weak hand on the …

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What Should You Practice?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:26 — 44.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen 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 …

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All You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:20 — 33.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreListen to the Podcast This week I go through the very basics that you need to shoot your first match. Obviously there’s a LOT more to know about competitive shooting (I’ve been doing this podcast for nearly 5 years) but I hope I give you enough in this to make you feel more comfortable getting …

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The Flip and Catch Isn’t Unsafe

Time and again I hear how the flip and catch is unsafe (mainly from IDPA SO’s), but I’m here to tell you, it’s not. Above is a video of me doing a flip and catch in my kitchen with a dummy round. Watch my muzzle, it stays pointed exactly where I want it to be pointed, and I catch the dummy round without much trouble. Because I was using dummy rounds when filming the video, …

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When You’re Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Be Skeptical

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:49 — 41.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIt seems like any time someone who’s made a name for themselves on the internet opens their mouth and says that something is good, bad, or whatever, there’s an army of fanboys who jump on board and claim whatever this person has said as gospel without even taking the time to verify what they were …

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In 2016, Printing Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:18 — 30.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreIf you carry concealed, you’ve probably been concerned about printing (having the outline of your gun showing through your clothes) at at least one time or another. Now that we’re in 2016 and everyone and their brother has a giant cell phone on their hip, I don’t think printing matters anymore. Listen to the Podcast: …

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SIMMA DOWN NOW!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:08 — 34.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreI’ve always really liked Cabela’s as a company, and I’ve noticed more and more lately that I like them even more. Saturday night my wife and I were driving home from somewhere, and we were listening to the big local Top 40 radio station (she had control of the radio, married guys know). They were …

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