Category Archives: Podcast

We’re Just Grumpy – 149

This week on the podcast, Ben and I let loose about a few things that have been driving us nuts. Don’t get mad.

The News

Wal-mart stopped selling AR-15’s recently, and a bunch of people got their panties in a wad about it. It’s a business decision, and it’s not a big deal. Ask any gun store how AR’s are selling right now, and you’ll understand why they clearanced them out.

Regal Cinemas announced a new policy that they will begin searching bags brought into their cinemas, and even more people got their panties in a wad crying “Mah RIGHTS!” when in reality, this decision has nothing to do with your 4th amendment rights. Nothing. The 4th amendment protects you from illegal search and seizure from the Government, but not private businesses that you choose to interact with. Don’t like it? Go somewhere else.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck


Do you reload? If you do, you probably should have a chronograph. Ben bought this one a while back, and it just works. It’s not fancy, it doesn’t do a bunch of math for you or anything, but it’s relatively inexpensive, and it works well.

 

 

 

Plug of the Week

The 3-Gun Show recently interviewed Jerry Miculek and it was a good show about mindset and shooting. Check it out, you’ll like it.

Contact

  • luke@triangletactical.net
  • ben@triangletactical.net

Don’t Try To Make It Something It Ain’t – 148

This week Ben and I talk about the differences between the shooting sports, and how you should try and take them for what they are, and not make them something they aren’t.

The News

Some Americans traveling in Europe last week burst into action and took down a jihadi attempting to shoot up a train on it’s way to Paris. Awesome.

An Ohio man is being charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting a home invader. It sounds like he gave chase, and shot the guy some ways from his house, which is bad juju.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck


Ben talks about the Lyman Brass Tapper hammer. He’s been using his a lot when changing pistol sights and general gunsmithing tasks. He’s also going to add it to his RO box that he takes to matches along with a set of roll pin punches.

 

 

 

First Match Story

We don’t have any first match stories, so send us a voicemail about your first match. It doesn’t matter if you just shot your first match, of you’ve been shooting for 20 years, send us a voicemail and tell us about it.

Contact

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

 

Watch The Sights – 147

This week, Ben tells you how a lot of common gripes about certain types of guns can be remedied by just watching the sights.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck


Once again, we plug the EZ-up sunshade for taking to competitive shooting. Especially if your range doesn’t supply them. Especially if you’re in the south.

The News

We received news from a listener that a gun store in NC was teaching “the law” in their CHP class this past weekend using a draft of H562 from March of this year, before the bill was gutted by the NC House, and changed dramatically. Unfortunately, they changed the bill so much that the things being taught in the class this weekend aren’t in it at all, and if new CHP holders were to follow this advise, they could wind up in a heap of trouble. Bad juju. Trust but verify, and all that.

Plug of the Week

Once again, Mike Seeklander is KILLING IT with his new podcast. In the latest episode he interviews The Great One, Rob Leatham. I’ve been through it twice now, will probably give it a third go before the week is up. Just go listen to it, it’s fantastic.

The Rundown: NC H562

Governor Pat McCrory signed NC H562 into law a couple days ago, so Ben and I decided to go through the bill section by section to give you a rundown of what is still in it after all of the runaround through the hullabaloo that happened with it in the NC House. It’s still a good bill, but I want to make one thing clear here in the shownotes, as well as in the episode: The NC Pistol Purchase Permit is not going away, there were a couple changes to it, but it’s still required. Also, we’re not lawyers. I’m a college dropout, and Ben plays with computers or something for a living, so there’s a good chance we messed something up. The idea here is to give you a general idea of what’s in the bill so you can then go find the relevant sections of it, and have a read of it yourself.

The ratified version of the bill that was signed by the Governor can be found here.

The News

Chucky Schumer and Amy Schumer held a press conference this week proposing that something be done to stop mass shootings. The internet exploded with hate and vitriol after they proposed that a bill be written to do this:

“The proposed legislation, which the two presented at a news conference Monday, would reward states that submit information to the background-check system and penalize states that don’t comply.”

But then, a few days later, John Cornyn in the US Senate introduced a NRA backed bill that would do this, and… crickets:

“The new legislation from Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn tries to patch some holes in the current national background checks system by encouraging states, through the promise of federal funding, to send more information on mental-health records to the national database.”

On the surface at least, it sounds like the bills do roughly the same thing.

The Blue Bullets

So I ordered 3600 of these last week, and received a 65lb box of lead from The Blue Bullets in the mail (Actually the post office called and asked if I could pick it up, because my mail carrier couldn’t lift the box. No problem). I’ve been loading them like a madman, to try and get a good stockpile of ammo built up again. I like The Blue Bullets, I’ve been shooting them since before they were a sponsor, and I think they’re great. Check out a sample pack if you haven’t tried them, and save a little more with the code “triangle” at checkout.

Call to Action

Why haven’t you checked out the Q&A podcast yet? We’ve got like 57 episodes recorded now, and I dare say, they’re pretty good. All of the back catalog, subscription links, etc, can be found on the Q&A Podcast page here

Contact

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

  • Voicemail Line (919) 295-6128

Jon Patton of The Gun Collective on GunCulture2.0, Guns and the Interwebs – 145

This week I sat down with Jon Patton, of The Gun Collective (You might know him as Chaos311Clarity) to talk about new media, the explosion of gun culture 2.0, and a bunch of other stuff. We had a good time, and if you’ve been watching the bigger gun related video guys for a while you should find the interview interesting. I know I enjoyed it just going back and editing the show.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

The Bladetech OWB is a pretty great holster for competitive shooting, but be careful, a lot of them come with a Tek-Lok attachment, and I think tek-loks are pretty terrible for holsters.

Anyways, I’ve been running a Bladetech OWB for my Glock 34 for 6-8 months now, and it just gets out of my way. No complaints.

Plug of the Week

If you haven’t checked out the GunBlog VarietyCast in a while, you should check it out. They have a new segment called “This one time…” that had me in stitches back in Episode 47.  They’re about 50 episodes in now, and everyone is finding their radio voice. It’s not all hardcore gun content, but if you like guns, you’ll probable like the show.

Contact

  • podcast@triangletactical.net

  • Voicemail line: (919) 295-6128