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The first piece of advice anyone gave me about USPSA

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:46

When I shot my first match, a local Grand Master shooter gave me a piece of advice that’s stuck with me to this day: “You’re not one of Charlie’s Angels, so don’t try to be them.” He then went on to explain that new shooters have a tendency to lock their elbows when they’re transitioning …

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Keep your dummy rounds in your magazines during dryfire!

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:00

What can’t Gorilla tape do? I love this stuff, and it works great for keeping my dummy rounds from flying out of my magazines and all over the garage during dryfire. Some folks don’t drop magazines. If that works for you, it’s the simplest solution. Start your drill without a magazine in the gun, push …

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So, You Want to be a Sponsored Shooter?

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:03

Gear that Doesn’t Suck: This Streamlight ProTac 2L flashlight is fantastic.I’ve had mine for 2 years this month, and it’s just been great. No worries about it changing accidentally from one mode to the next with their 10-tap system. It’s getting darker out earlier and earlier, so having a flashlight with you is just handy. …

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Questions From Folks Who Haven’t Started Competitive Shooting…Yet

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:40

Drew: hey which grip plug do you recommend?  I can’t remember which podcast it was on, but I thought you said it helps reloads a bit. Trae: Luke, I am wanting to start shooting some USPSA matches. I currently only shoot 3 gun and have not shot any of the other sports. I realize that …

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What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:01

Nick How do you feel about carry optics these days? I’ve thought about trying it down the line, just because I’ve heard training with a dot has benefits for iron sight shooters. But between stories of rampant optic unreliability, the cost of getting another gun+optic/new upper+optic, and persistent confusion over who this division really serves, …

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How To Use a Shot Timer in Practice

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 21:20

Tyler asks: Hi Luke. I have a question for this weeks Q and A show. My buddy just got a shot timer, and we will be using it this week for the first time. We want to use it as effectively as possible so I’m putting together a spreadsheet to track how we do time …

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The Off Season

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:48

Matt asked in the Triangle Tactical Facebook group what to do when the matches in his area wind down for winter. Should he keep practicing and shooting all winter, or should he take the winter off? I think there are a few things to consider here: A lot of people will take the winter off. …

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Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:01

The Triangle Tactical Q&A show is possible because of Super Squad members! There are a lot of perks to being a member, so head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a Super Squad member today! There was a question in the live chat about chronographs: This is the chrono that I use, and I like it …

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When Should You Buy Something New, Even if it isn’t an Upgrade?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:40

Join the Super Squad! Want access to bonus content, and the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast podcast? Head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a SuperSquad member! When is it time to replace gear, even if it isn’t an upgrade? I think everyones answer is going to be different to this question, but here’s my thoughts on it: …

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Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:50

The Triangle Tactical Q&A Show is possible because of Super Squad supporters over on Patreon. If you want access to bonus content, input on future episodes, etc, consider joining the Super Squad on Patreon. Rick: Hi Luke, I’m curious to learn how and if you and others go about tracking progress from match to match. …

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What if USPSA Production had 15rd Magazines?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:20

One of the USPSA topics that keeps coming up, is that folks want USPSA to change Production division to have 15rd magazines instead of the current 10rd magazines, to mirror IPSC Production division. For the longest time I’ve been adamantly against it, mostly because I just don’t want the division to be changed, because I …

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Lookin’ Cool

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:16

  Last weekend there was a triathlon here in my little town, and we got to people watch a lot of folks cycling past our neighborhood. Cycling is my first love. Far and away above shooting, and I really cannot wait until I’m healed up enough to get back in the saddle. One guy in …

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Q&A: Safe Area Safety; Is it Worth it to Invest in USPSA?

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:05

This Q&A podcast is made possible because of Patreon. If you’d like to see more awesome stuff from Triangle Tactical, consider becoming a patron of the show and pledging a couple bucks a month to help me do more awesome stuff. Hit the button to learn all about it: Become a Patron! Bryan Hello Luke, …

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JUNK SCIENCE: Drop Step

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:44

There’s a good chance you’re reading this wondering to yourself “What is a drop step?” You’re most certainly not alone. In the gif below, notice how I step out of the second box, and push off with my foot? That’s a drop step. via GIPHY Some people say they’re okay in certain circumstances, others say …

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Q&A: Major Matchitis, 9mm NATO, and Guide Rods

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 21:06

Become a Patron! Bill Luke how can I cure major match-itis I shoot wonderfully at my local matches but i just seem to choke at major matches Thank you, Bill Matthew Hey Luke – Two questions for you: I’m getting ready to shoot my first competitive match in the next month or so if my …

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What’s in your Range Bag, Lucas?

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:54

I have 2 range bags. One that I call my practice bag, and another that I call my match bag, although they both go with me to both. Match Bag This is an old backpack, actually the bag that I took to college with me… 14 years ago. Gun rug fits well in the laptop …

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Major Match Prep VLOG #1 – Gear Changes

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 10:54

This post originally appeared on Patreon. If you want access to the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast Podcast, as well as bonus content like this, consider becoming a patron. Become a Patron! Gear Changes: One of the biggest changes I made before this match was buying new magazine pouches. I’ve previously been running the Ghost 360 Universal …

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Major Match Prep VLOG #2 – BOSS Modification

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 01:00

This post was originally posted on Patreon. If you want access to the Triangle Tactical NewsBlast Podcast, as well as bonus content like this, consider becoming a patron. Become a Patron! The Issue: I’ve mentioned here on the blog and on various podcast episodes over the years that I’ve got long arms and legs, and …

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Q&A: Production, Production, Production!

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 21:37

This week on the Q&A show, I had a lot of great questions! I really appreciate receiving questions in advance, so I don’t have to beg for questions as much during the podcast… If you’ve got a question, shoot me an email at luke@triangletactical.net and I’ll get it queued up for a future Q&A show. …

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Experienced Shooters Have a Duty to Help New Shooters

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:07

I definitely think that experienced shooters have a duty to help new shooters at their first match.  Before the stage brief is read on your first stage, ask if there are any new shooters on your squad. Once everyone knows who the brand new shooters are, and eliminates the concern about giving advice to someone …

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