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Unsolicited Advice

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 18:51

Have you ever been given unsolicited advice at the range? Or, have you ever given it? Podcast listener Michael sent me a message on Facebook with the following message: Hey Lucas, I’ve got an idea for a topic on the podcast that I would like to hear your take on. The topic is unsolicited advice …

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Sig P320x5 is USPSA Production Legal Now

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 12:33

There’s been a bunch of consternation in the USPSA community over the past year or so about whether or not the Sig Sauer P320x5 would be made legal for Production division in USPSA. Personally, given that people like Bruce Gray, and Phil Strader were working on the project, and the late Team Sig were basically …

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Triangle Tactical – It’s been a fun 5 years…

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 18:52

Well friends, it’s been almost 5 years since I launched the Triangle Tactical podcast (the first episode aired 5/14/2012), and it’s been a pretty awesome ride. I’ve been able to interview some legends in the practical shooting world, learn way more about practical shooting than I could have ever imagined, become a better shooter myself, …

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Things That Suck

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 21:32

There are some things in the shooting sports that just suck. Today, I talk about those things. What sucks for you? Let me know in the comments below this post! Anyways, here’s my list: Sub-machine gun matches It sounds so awesome, but at the one I observed, people were just spraying and praying, and as …

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Why Aren’t There Coaches in the Shooting Sports?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:07

If you look at any sport, other than practical shooting you’ll notice that people work with a single coach for a long period of time. In practical shooting though, folks tend to work their way up the rankings alone, with just dryfire and live fire practice, and the occasional training class from someone who’s a …

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JUNK SCIENCE: “Don’t Draw to Steel”

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 21:21

If you’ve been shooting USPSA for any length of time, you’ve probably heard someone say “Don’t draw to steel!” while walking through a stage before it’s shot. It’s something that’s become conventional wisdom in practical shooting, and I think it’s complete hogwash. If you approach an array of targets like the ones below, and draw …

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The Lamest Excuses

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 18:00

I hear a lot of excuses from people about why competitive shooting is bad, or why they won’t/don’t shoot it, etc. (Actually, I think I hear them less and less because people don’t want me to talk about them on the podcast) but anyways… A lot of the excuses I hear are just silly, and …

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Shooting Sponsorships and You

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:30

I remember showing up to my first USPSA match and being kind of intimidated by all of the folks that were there with their fancy shooting shirts, covered in sponsor logos. Patrick in Detroit sent in a question for the Q&A podcast way back in about July of 2016. At the time I promised him …

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Treating a Match Like an Athletic Event

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 23:01

I am getting ready for the XTreme Bullets Texas 3-Gun Championship in Marble Falls Texas so most of my activity has been around getting all my gear and ammo ready for this match and trying to fit a little bit of practice in. I ran up to Hayes Custom Guns to return a PCC I …

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Range Lawyers

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:35

Listen to the Podcast Ever hear people complain about range lawyers? Ever heard people spout off about the rules at a match about the rules and be blatantly wrong? What about the folks who are intentionally trying to bend the rules to their benefit? What about folks who are just trying to make sure we …

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Disqualifications

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 20:35

Listen 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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Fun vs. Performance

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:37

Listen to the Podcast: A few weeks back I talked about how it’s important to always get video at a match, because it gives you something to review later and reflect on your performance, see the things you need to work on, etc. After this last weekend’s match at Carolina Guns and Gear in Ramseur, …

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Do’s and Dont’s

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 22:00

Listen to the Podcast Do – Do some YouTube research on different matches. If all you’ve done is read forum posts about different matches, and you’re SURE you know what you want to shoot, because the”other game” has too many rules, go watch some videos of the other games too. Just like with self defense …

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Things That Make You Go “Ugghhh” At A Match

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 18:35

Every quarter of the year I’ve been having an episode of the podcast where I play listener voicemails answering a question that I propose. In the past I’ve asked “What has competitive shooting done for you?” and “What are your 2017 goals?” This time around I want to have a little more fun with it: …

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Make Hardcover Targets the Easy Way

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:21

I wanted some hardcover targets for practice tomorrow, so I went out to the garage to tape and paint some up. Low and behold, I’m fresh out of black paint of any kind. I considered just using the tape, but decided that wouldn’t be good enough. Then I thought about dying them with coffee, but …

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What Should You Practice?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 17:27

Listen 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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Cash Money for Winning With Your Walther

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:40

This is actually pretty awesome. Here’s the details: http://www.waltherarms.com/winwithwalther/ I’m not aware of any other programs like this that pay out cash for winning. I like it. If you shoot a Walther, it’s time to start practicing.

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All You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 21:40

Listen 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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Junk Science: Shooting On The Move

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 21:21

Listen to the Podcast Last week over on the Triangle Tactical Facebook page I posted “Ask Me Anything”, and Ryan asked “Shooting while moving, ever worth it?” My initial reaction given what I’ve seen and heard in the past was that shooting Minor power factor, it’s hard to score enough points to make shooting on …

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Match Video Diagnosis: Reloads

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:37

Reloads are a place where you can shave some time, and impress your friends if you can really nail them perfectly and quickly. I’m just ending an extended off-season so my reloads are a little shaky, and in the above video you’ll see that. First reload: super slow Second: seated, not super fast, but faster …

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