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What is this, Castle Wolfenstein? – 135

This week we wrap up a bunch of news stories that have been occupying our time over the last week.

The Supreme Court rules that felons don’t immediately lose ownership of their guns upon conviction. They can find someone else to take custody of them and sell them, etc.

The concealed carry law in Washington DC had a key provision struck down by Federal Judge Scullin. The part of the law that said applicants for a concealed carry permit must have a just cause for requesting the permit is what he went after, saying that is unconstitutional.

USPSA Grand Master turned Louisiana State Representative Blake Miguez is working on an actual gun safety bill in the state. It’s passed the LA state house so far.

PoliceOne posts a really derpy article about competitive shooting. “The reason being they aren’t realistic and cause the shooter to form extremely bad habits that can get them killed on the street.” Yawn.

The Boy Scouts of America ban squirt guns (Auto-play ads in the link). Listen, if your Boy Scout troop is organizing squirt gun fights, you should find a better troop that’s actually teaching your son to be a good citizen. I was a Tiger Cub, earned my Arrow of Light, and eventually Eagle Scout and I can’t say we ever played with squirt guns. It’s a non-issue.

A Mississippi man was approached by two criminals with guns, and forced to drive them to an ATM to get cash. Afterwards, the victim was able to get access to his own pistol and fatally wound one of the criminals, and the other is on the loose. Word on the street is that the victim in this case is a USPSA competitor who was on his way to the Mississippi Classic USPSA match that morning. Bad guys had a failure in their victim selection process.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck:

We get a lot of questions about where to get started in dryfire. I think one of the best places to get going (you may outgrow it eventually) is Steve Anderson’s Refinement and Repetition. It’s got some good, simple drills that work. I still find myself working out of it quite a bit. It’s a great starting point.

Refinement and Repetition, Dry-fire Drills for Dramatic Improvement

Dry Fire Drill of the Week:

In honor of Blake Miguez in the news section above, this week’s drill is the Blake Drill. Here’s Angry Matt explaining it:

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Everytown for Listener Feedback – 134

We’ve received so much awesome listener feedback this week that we couldn’t help but make an episode out of it.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

Kershaw Skyline – Ben’s summer knife. Thin, lightweight, and pretty good. It’s not a top of the line knife, but it get’s the job done. He took the clip off his and it just rides in the bottom of his pocket.

The News:

Last week we talked about the Garland, TX shooting, where at the time the news said that the bad guys with rifles were taken down by a single officer with his duty pistol. Now it’s coming out that the officer engaged the jihadis, but was quickly backed up by the local swat team that was on site for the event.

Everytown has begun running a bunch of ads on TV here in NC against HB562 where they make it sound like it will eliminate all background checks for handgun sales in the state. More here.

Plug of the Week:

A recent episode of Ballistic Radio with Claude Werner as the guest. They talk about a lot of stuff regarding mindset, practice, and standards. We both liked it.

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Big News! – 133

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

Streamlight Stylus Pro – Great little flashlight for everyday usage. It’s small, well put together, and the batteries last a long time. It’s not a flashlight that’ll turn night into day, but it’s bright enough. Nice form factor.

Main Topic

3 big announcements this week.

  1. We’re doing another run of t-shirts. This time they’re lightweight athletic type shirts which are great for wearing while shooting in the summer. You can find them at triangletactical.net/shirts. They’re $20 plus shipping, with a blank front, and the Triangle Tactical logo on the rear.

  2. We’re going to start opening up some slots for advertisers on the podcast. If you have a product or business that is 1. relevant to our audience, and 2. doesn’t suck, hit me up at luke@triangletactical.net and we can talk.

  3. The biggest news is that we’re going daily with the podcast. Actually, we’re launching a completely separate podcast which I’m calling Triangle Tactical Q&A. We’re running out of time in the regular show to give everyones feedback and questions the attention that it deserves, so we’ll be answering them in the new Q&A show. It’ll be in iTunes soon, but for now you can subscribe to the feed at http://www.triangletactical.net/qna/feed/

The News:

Garland Texas jihadi attack. Two scumbags attempted an attack on some sort of Mohammed cartoon drawing contest. They had rifles, but were stopped by a Garland police officer with a .45ACP Glock.

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed is collaborating with the Second Amendment Foundation to sue the State Department for making Wilson take down his plans for the 3D printed “Liberator” pistol.

Plug of the Week:

“The Way of the Gun” Episode of the American Warrior Society Podcast. Mike Seeklander hosts this new podcast interviews Tom Givens about handguns.

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Integrated vs. Specialized Practice – 132

This week Ben and I talk about the importance of practicing little things, in small steps, one at a time. Seems like there’s a divide among the shooting community where some trainers tend to have students practice large, complex drills, and other folks (generally the more competition minded) tend to break things down a bit more. We’ve both found that breaking things down for a bit, and then putting them back together tends to work well.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

New segment this week! We get asked a lot about different pieces of gear, and what our thoughts are on different things, so we’re going to be promoting a piece of gear on every show that we’ve used and can recommend. This week we talk a bit about the Howard Leight Impact Sport Electric Earmuffs that we’ve both been using for a few years. They’re inexpensive, rather durable (I finally broke mine after about 4 years of use) and they work well.

The News:

Some guy shot himself in the restroom at a Chick-fil-a. Apparently his Glock “went off” while he was pulling up his pants. Don’t fiddle with your blaster in the restroom, leave it holstered.

A heroic High School teacher tackled a school shooter. Interesting that he was able to get into position to do it, and took the initiative to do it. Bravo.

H562 (The big omnibus firearm bill working it’s way through the NCGA) is still alive. There’s a good read about it here, which I reference in the episode.

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Required Gun Modifications – 131

When people get into competitive shooting, they inevitably fall into the trap of buying more gear to try and get better, instead of putting in the time to practice and become a better shooter. We’ve both been down this road, and now that we’re on the other side of it we’ve realized that for the most part, the modifications just aren’t worth the money invested. However, there are a couple modifications that you’ll probably need on most guns that you choose to shoot in competition.

  • Sights. With the exception of just a couple pistols, most guns will need a set of sights to really be competitive. Ben says that you really can’t spend too much money on a good set of sights. They’re the only thing you’re looking at on the gun when shooting it, so they’re pretty important.

  • Trigger. Basically, you need a trigger that doesn’t suck. It doesn’t have to be this super tricked out such and such that the elite tactical III% operators use, it just needs to be good enough. Short-ish, crisp-ish, somewhere under 5-6lbs is a good baseline.

That’s really about it.

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