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Class Review and Texas Open Carry – 108

Full shownotes are forthcoming. Basic rundown of this episode is this: We recap the Gun Powder Gals IDPA clinic that we helped with on Saturday, we look at a couple of bills that have been introduced in Texas that would allow for open carry, and constitutional carry, Ben reviews the Steve Anderson class, and we go through some listener feedback.

You can order your Triangle Tactical shirts until about 10PM on Monday 11/17/2014, so you officially have less than 24 hours. Go get one or three!

Check back to this post as the day goes on, I’ll be updating it throughout the day.

USPSA Grand Master Steve Anderson – 107

Ben is taking a 2 day handgun class with Steve Anderson from That Shooting Show and he had a chance to sit down with him and record an episode. They talk quite a bit about USPSA, and the mental game. If you aren’t familiar with Steve, he’s known in the competitive shooting world as the dry fire guy. He’s written a few books on the subject, and now he hosts a podcast (along with his dogs and David Lee Roth) where he talks more about the practical shooting mental game, dry fire, and match management.

“Where’s the improvement gonna come from if you don’t strap on the gear and get to work?”

You can find Steve at with links to purchase his books, sign up for classes, and subscribe to his podcast.


Ep.107 with Steve Anderson will release Monday Evening

Ben had the opportunity to sit down with Steve Anderson (yes, that Steve Anderson) earlier today and recorded Episode 107 with him. I was hoping to get the file and have it ready to go for the normal Sunday night episode release, but alas the interwebs aren’t cooperating. Stay tuned though, I’m sure it’ll be a good episode!

In the mean time, you have 7 days left to get your Triangle Tactical shirts…

IDPA Dumps Flat Footed Reload Rule – 106

Early this evening IDPA sent an email to it’s membership that has caused a bit of a stir on social media. The biggest piece of news is that they are getting rid of the “flat footed reload” rule that has caused so much stir around the game since it was introduced last year that you can hardly mention IDPA without having someone mention the rule.

Also of note in the email blast:

  • IDPA is getting rid of the Enhanced Service Revolver division

  • They are considering adding a new division, either a “Compact Carry Pistol” division for Glock 19/M&P Compact sized pistols, or a “Laser and Optic Pistol” division for guns with laser sights and slide ride optics.

  • In the rules clarification they also ruled that ALL “bullets out” magazine pouches are not suitable for all day carry, and thus illegal for IDPA. This really sticks in my craw…


Get your shirts! Y’all asked for another run of shirts, and this time we decided to add some more colors, and a little nicer typography on the front of them. The shirts are available for 14 days from the time of this posting (11/3/2014 – 11/17/2014) and then they will not be available until we do another run.

The News

A couple months back we discussed a ruling by the BATFE that ruled that trusts (like the ones many people use to own NFA firearms and suppressors) are not people. This opened the door for adding machine guns to the machine gun registry, given that the law states that people may not register machine guns after the registry was closed in 1986, but the law doesn’t say anything about trusts. There is now officially have a lawsuit on this issue. Fingers crossed.

Plug of the Week

This week Ben plugged (Action Shooting Radio)[]. It’s a long format competitive shooting podcast with a bunch of hosers from Canada. You should check it out if you’re into competitive shooting.



New CCW Guns – 105

I’ve mentioned a bit on the blog and Facebook page over the past couple of days that I picked up a Glock 19 Gen4 to act as my primary CCW pistol for a while. I’ve been wanting to go back to a doublestack gun with decent capacity, and finally made the plunge for a whole host of reasons that I go through in this episode. What I haven’t mentioned is that Ben inherited my XDs 9mm to act as his new summer carry gun. He fell in love with it after we did the “Pocket 9mm Shootout” back in Episode 68, and has been kicking around the idea of buying it since then. We spend a bit of time in the episode going through our reasons for making the switch.

The News

We’ve talked extensively in the past about the shenanigans going on at the NC State Fair regarding concealed carry. Linoge reported that when he went to the fair last week, the security was incredibly lax, and other listeners have reported just the opposite on the Triangle Tactical Facebook page. It seems that security has been inconsistent to say the least. Furthermore, Saturday night, some folks were robbed at gunpoint while walking back to their vehicle after leaving the fair. With all of the media attention about the ban on carry at the fair, the criminals almost certainly knew that they wouldn’t encounter an armed victim.

An NC family was the victim of a home invasion last week, that ended in a shootout between the grandfather, and three home invaders. The grandfather was shot 8 times, and one of the bad guys died. The other two home invaders were also shot.

A Minnesota woman somehow found out that a man local to her has a CCW permit, and walks his daughters to school. She decided that this just can’t be, and has posted a sign in her yard with a picture of the man that says “This man carried a loaded gun around your children every day”.