What’s The Weirdest Gun You’ve Seen At A Match?

Welcome back to episode 69 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show. Today’s email comes in from Chad in… somewhere. If you have a question for us, shoot an email to podcast@triangletactical.net or go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to send us a voicemail.

Hey guys,
What are some of the oddest guns you have seen guys use at a match?
If you have covered this, please direct me to the episode number, thanks!

Chad H


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Will My Skills Deteriorate When I Can’t Shoot Much?

Welcome back to episode 68 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show. Today’s email comes in from John in Alabama. If you have a question for us, shoot an email to podcast@triangletactical.net or go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to send us a voicemail.

Hey Ben and Luke,

I was just hired as a teacher and a football and wrestling coach. I’m afraid I will have no time to shoot IDPA, USPSA, and 3 gun matches after school starts, much less have time to dry fire as I’m also working on a masters degree.

I know my match performance will deteriorate from now until next summer due to all of my time constraints preventing me from practicing. My question is this: as I will have free time in the summer, would you suggest hitting Refinement and Repetition hard and supplement that with a weekly range trip in addition to a few matches per month after school ends?

As a coach I hate seeing athletes not progress their skills from season to season, and I’m afraid that will happen with my shooting skills.

Thanks,
John in Alabama


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How Do You Balance Competitive and Defensive Shooting Skills?

Welcome back to episode 67 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show. Today’s voicemail comes in from Tim in Charlotte. If you have a voicemail for us head to triangletactical.net/voicemail to find out how.

Tim calls in from Charlotte and asks about balancing competitive and defensive shooting skill.


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Should I Dryfire Before a Match?

Welcome back to episode 66 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show. Today’s voicemail comes in from Steve in Alabama. If you want to send us a voicemail head to triangletactical.net/voicemail to find out how.


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