Category Archives: Podcast

Why Does Everything New Come Out for Glocks First? – 161

We’ve been noticing a trend lately that all the cool new stuff on the market seems to be coming out for Glock pistols before it comes out for anything else.

  • Raven Concealment Eidolon
  • Magpul pistol magazines
  • The Gadget
  • Most extended magazine basepads
  • Everybody and their brother makes connectors for Glocks, but hardly anybody makes connectors for the SR9

This week we discuss why we think this happens. It’s not because Glocks are the best, so all you fanboi’s can calm down.

The Blue Bullets

Some awesome news from our sponsor The Blue Bullets. They’re having a 15% off Black Friday deal. Use the code “bluetriangle” at checkout to get 15% off your order from 11/27/15 (Black Friday)-11/30/15 (Cyber Monday). The deal doesn’t stack with any other offers, but it’s the best deal we’ve ever seen from them.

Also, they’ve got a new 9mm bullet out that was announced this week. It’s a 135gr truncated cone that should be a great competition bullet. I’ll probably grab a batch of them with my next order, you should too.

The News

WRAL will be airing some sort of thing this Monday about a loophole that allows someone to legally obtain a NFA weapon without a background check. We’re pretty sure it’s going to be about gun trusts, and as long as they are factual about it, I don’t really have a problem with it.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

Ben talks about his Kershaw Select Fire knife. It’s a handy multi-tool knife that also has a bit driver and 4 bits for turning screws and such. When we recorded the episode, it was $25 on Amazon, but as I’m writing the shownotes, it’s $10.99. Seriously cheap, and a decent knife to chuck in your glovebox or range bag.

Did I mention it has a bottle opener?

Q&A Show

Listen, we’re running short on voicemails for the Q&A podcast. We literally only have 1 voicemail for next weeks show, so if you want more Q&A episodes, you’ve got to send in some voicemails.



Practice Drills Make Crappy Stages – 160

This week Ben and I talk about why stages and drills are two different things, and why it always makes a crappy stage when someone tries to use a drill as a stage in a match.


You’ve got until about midnight on Thursday of this week to get your shirts.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

8″ Shoot-n-See targets are a good thing to keep in the range bag. If you find yourself at the range and forgot your targets at home, you’ll at least have something to shoot at, and they’re also great for kids and new shooters because they provide instant feedback.

Plug of the Week:

Tac Insider Network. These folks are hilarious, go follow them on Facebook (and tell them we sent you).



Bang-Ding! – 159

It’s been a while since we’ve really explained any of the sounds that we play regularly on the show, so we decided to take a couple minutes this week and go through them and let y’all know what they actually are.

Q&A Podcast

We’re still mailing out Triangle Tactical stickers if you send in a voicemail question for the Q&A podcast. Go to to find out how to do it.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

Nite Ize Gear Tie Reusable 24-Inch Rubber Twist Tie

I picked up a few of these last week for holding bikes onto my bike rack, and I’ve been finding a lot of uses for them around the house. It’s not a product that’s specifically for shooters or competitive shooters, but I think they’d be good for securing guns to 3-gun cards on bumpy ranges and things like that. Check them out, they’re pretty cool.


We’ve got another run of T-shirts and hoodies going on right now. If you want one, go buy one before November 19th, 2015.

The News

An Amish man is suing the government because it’s against his religion to have his picture taken, and he needs a picture ID to buy as gun from an FFL. 

A single feature “assault weapon” ban was introduced in Wisconsin. This thing is just sad.

A stabbing at a California college was interrupted by a good guy without a gun. It was then stopped by good guys with guns.

Tip of the Week

Ben’s been experimenting with making visually distinct dummy rounds again. He’s now using Brass Black and Montana Gold bullets to make all black dummy rounds for dryfire that are visually distinct from real ammo.

Here’s the post he wrote about it a while back.



Strategy Differences for Major/Minor Power Factor – 158

Ben talks about some of the USPSA strategy differences that he’s noticed coming from shooters who shoot Major power factor, and those who shoot Minor power factor. Turns out, when accepting advice from another shooter on a certain stage or strategy, you should weigh whether or not they are shooting Major or Minor power factor, because if you’re shooting something different, you may want a different strategy.

The News

The LA city council has passed a un-enforcable safe storage law for the city. People should store their guns safely, but government shouldn’t mandate it. It’s bad law.

A hunter in Indiana’s dog stepped on their shotgun and discharged it into the hunters foot. Dog’s name? Trigger.

There’s an interesting new pistol due to hit the market this month. It’s called the Honor Guard, and it looks surprisingly good, coming from a company that we’ve never heard of before. I think it looks like a love child between a S&W Shield and a Caracal. Takes Glock sights, which is genius.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

Streamlight ProTac 1L

This is the light that Ben’s been running for a while now as part of his EDC, and the light that he’s planning to run in all of the fall/winter night matches that we’ll be shooting. It’s small, but not too small, bright enough, and it’s way cheaper than a lot of the competition. It’s a good piece of gear, whether you’re looking for a basic EDC light, or something to shoot matches with.




[Interview] USPSA National Champion Chris Tilley


This week on the podcast, we sat down with Chris Tilley, just a couple days after he got home from winning the 2015 USPSA Open National Championship. It’s funny, Chris lives right here in the Raleigh area, and we’ve never had him on the podcast before. Anyways, we talk about how he got into the sport as a junior shooter, and quickly rose to a competitor that’s known around the world.

“Shooting is so unnatural, if you start doing what’s comfortable, you’re going to create a lot of bad habits”

Lots of good stuff in this interview, check it out and tell your friends.