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The Future of Gun Laws – 98

This week we talk about the future of NC gun laws. In the past 5 or so years we’ve seen huge gains in the concealed carry laws in the state, but we would like to see more.

Some things we’ve gained:

  • Restaurant Carry

  • Handguns in cars on school campuses

  • Sealed records for CCW permit holders (no more databases listing home addresses for us)

Things that we’d still like to see:

  • Weight of law removed from no-guns signs

  • Standardized no-gun signs (if we can’t get the above changed)

  • Campus carry

  • Ability to carry a concealed fixed blade knife

  • Repeal of Pistol Purchase Permit

New Shooter Testamonial

For a few weeks now, we’ve been asking y’all to write in to and tell us about your first shooting match. This week Gerrit wrote in an awesome email about his first match. He talks about getting to the match way too early, bringing way too much stuff, and then getting disqualified. He didn’t quit, and he’s still shooting! Thanks for the email Gerrit!

Listener Feedback

Rico left us a voicemail about shooting with our concealed carry gear vs. long slide competition guns. He doesn’t think that people should use long slide pistols for competition at all.

Steve also called in to tell us about taking the class to get his range card at the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center, and he had a question about how the WCFETC matches will differ from an IDPA match.





IDPA and USPSA Gripes – 97

We asked the Facebook Page for their competition shooting gripes, and we received a ton of responses. This week we went through a bunch of them and tried to explain the intent behind the rule, or the reason that others share the same gripe.

Competition in General:

  • Competition shooting will get you iced on the streets


  • “I don’t want to compete against those people with open guns!”

  • “Using “gamer” gear doesn’t make you better with concealed carry gear!”

  • “The “Speed Unload” will get you killed in a gunfight!”


  • Cover

  • Appendix Carry

  • No moving reloads (Did you really move and reload before the rule change? really?)

  • Can’t drop an empty magazine with a round in the chamber

The News

California’s 10 day waiting period to buy a firearm has been mostly repealed. A judge ruled that it didn’t make any sense to make someone who already owns a bunch of guns wait 10 days to buy another one. The ruling was stayed for 180 days to give the state time to react.

Harnett County, NC has re-issued operation permits to Drake Landing. Drake Landing is a wonderful sporting clays facility just south of Fuquay Varina that has been under fire from neighbors for several years. They have new restrictions as to the types of guns that can be shot there (No pistols bigger than a .45, and no rifles larger than a .22) but at the very least it appears that they will remain open.

A California public school vice principal was arrested after it was found that he had a gun in his office. He was later released when they figured out that since he has a California concealed carry permit he wasn’t breaking the law.

An Ohio woman was accosted by two men while walking her dog on a greenway path. One of the men was armed with a baseball bat, and told the woman that she was going to come with them. The woman asked them a question while she slipped her hand into her pocket, and retrieved and readied her pistol. The thugs not wanting to shot fled the scene, and Police are still looking for them.

New Shooter Testamonials

Sean from sent in a voicemail to tell us about his first IDPA match. He’s hooked.

If you want to send in a testimonial about your first shooting match, email (bonus points if you send a voicemail).

Plug of the Week

This week we plug ourselves… sorta. Ben and I were on the 2AToday podcast a few weeks back and we had a great time wrapping up their “Battleground States” series. We talk about the states that have seen a reduction in gun rights recently, and compare and contrast some of the different things that have been happening in those states.



Shooting Competition With Your Concealed Carry Gear – 96

Shooting competitively with your concealed carry gear is a great way to shake out bugs in your carry rig. On Saturday night Ben and I both shot the PDHSC/Shoot2Live IDPA match in south Raleigh. Before the match Ben mentioned that he was going to shoot his carry gun in the match, and I followed suit. Ben shot his M&P9c from an IWB holster on his hip, and I shot my XDs 9mm from a Crossbreed MiniTuck.

I had a handful of issues with my carry gun, like riding the slide-lock with my thumb forcing myself to have to do reloads on a closed chamber, and cycle the slide. I had to deal with shooting a sweaty pistol since half of the range isn’t air conditioned, and dealing with a t-shirt for concealment instead of an IDPA tactical fishing vest proved to be somewhat troublesome as well.

Get Your Shirts!

Triangle Tactical “Skills>Tools” shirts are still available for a few more days. You can buy them here and for more information about them, go here.

The News

Texas Governor Rick Perry is under indictment for 2 felony counts of abuse of power. With this comes the realization that Perry can no longer carry concealed, or purchase firearms. You’ll remember that Perry used his concealed carry pistol in self defense a while back.

CNN’s Don Lemon claimed that “during the theatre shooting in Colorado” he was able to purchase an automatic weapon in 20 minutes. He goes on to show us that he doesn’t understand the difference between semi-automatic and fully-automatic.

A bill has been introduced in the US House to ban “enhanced body armor” for citizens. Yes, let’s ban a product that can keep innocent people from getting shot…

The anti-gun Moms put some pressure on Kroger to “ban” guns in their stores recently. They didn’t get the answer they wanted, and now some of them are proposing that they should start causing a loss to the company in order to get their way. Linoge put it perfectly, in that they are basically running a protection racket like organized crime…

Plug of the Week

This week we plugged Sean Sorrentino’s new podcast called the Gun Blog Variety Cast. It’s a variety show format with a bunch of your favorite gun bloggers talking about all sorts of interesting stuff. I was able to get a sneak peak at Episode 1, and it was very entertaining. Check it out.



You Don’t Need That Trigger Job – 95

In the first version of this episode that was released, we mentioned that the Triangle Tactical T-Shirts were “$15 shipped” and that isn’t accurate. They are $15 plus shipping. I bought a bunch of the shirts and shipping was very reasonable. Just want to make sure there’s no confusion…

This week Ben and I dive into the Skills>Tools topic again. Ben brings up some interesting points about going from a pistol with a lot of modifications to a mostly stock pistol and seeing improvements in his shooting.

The News:

The Wake County FETC Action Pistol Matches are returning in September! Stand by for more details on the new Facebook page.

Triangle Tactical T-Shirts are available for purchase until August 28th, 2014. Click here to get yours!

A Federal Judge ruled that AR-15’s and other guns are unusual, and not protected by the second amendment.

We talk a little about Ferguson, MO and police militarization. Just like with gun control, the issue isn’t the guns and gear, it’s how they use it.

Durham, NC is still hanging on to their gun registry under the guise that it has some historical significance.

Plug of the Week:

Episode 380 of Down Range Radio: Michael Bane talks a bit about dealing with someone knocking on your door in the middle of the night. It’s good stuff.

Listener Feedback:

Chris from Minnesota:

  • Pistol modifications for IDPA
  • 3-Gun Rifles

Ryan in NC

  • Snub nosed revolvers for IDPA


  • Is the S&W Shield THAT MUCH better than an XDs 9mm? Should he trade a Glock 27 for one?


Candy Sugarman of the Gun Powder Gals

This week on the podcast I had the chance to sit down with Candy Sugarman of the Gun Powder Gals. Candy is doing some great things for women in the shooting community right here in Eastern NC. Candy got her start shooting by going to the NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape, and after getting home she got home she started looking for a group of women to shoot with, and after not being able to find anything, she started the Gun Powder Gals.

Her goals with the Gun Powder Gals is to make sure that women are prepared, and able to protect themselves should they be put in a situation where they need to use a gun. Candy and I talk about some of the reasons why women tend to shy away from the shooting sports, and what she is doing in order to get more women involved.

The Gun Powder Gals have been holding women’s only IDPA matches, 2-Gun clinics, range days, and a lot more for women interested in shooting in the area. In 2015 she is looking to hold a women’s concealed carry fashion show to show off some of the concealed carry options for women.

Tip of the Week:

Before you shoot, make sure that you have the correct ammo for your gun. I found a handful of these on the range today, and had to shake my head…

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