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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.

Contact:

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

  • (919) 295-6128

Anti-Competition Competitors – 130

This week we have a bit of a rant, where we talk a bit about people who shoot competition, who are anti-competition. We’re not slamming the people that are just there to have a good time, but rather the folks who brag about not practicing, or rag on the people who do practice and want to get better.

Contact:

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

  • (919) 295-6128

Live Fire and Broken Guns – 129

This week we talk about a bunch of stuff. Some listener questions from Facebook, some new stuff from the NRA show (we’re not there), and a bunch of other stuff too.

We’d like to get some more listener feedback from y’all for future episodes, so shoot an email or a voicemail (919) 295-6128 and let us know.

Contact

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

The Future of Concealed Carry in NC – 128

In the past couple of weeks here in NC, we’ve seen several bills flow into the state legislature that would make some positive changes to our concealed carry (and other gun laws). The biggest of which is HB562. Among other things, HB562 would allow a little more leeway for people bringing guns onto school grounds in their vehicles, add an exception to an exception to allow concealed carry at the state fair (which in our opinion, adds to the “Quagmire of Stupidity” that we talked about back in Episode 103), adds a vehicle storage law that basically says that employers cannot disallow people from having a gun in their locked car, and would standardize signage requirements no guns signage. The bill does a lot more than what I mentioned here, but these are the parts we cover in this episode.

We also have a look at SB708, a bill that makes for an extra special concealed carry permit in the state. I’m all for expanding carry privileges, but I don’t think this bill is really the way to do it. I outline some of my problems with it here and here.

The News:

  • Kansas becomes the 6th state allowing Constitutional Carry. As mentioned in the episode, there are some fantastic quotes from the Governor in this article.

  • Taurus recalls the Curve pistol. Unfortunately for Taurus, word of the recall hit social media before their press release about it, and people were jumping all over the pistol before they found out it’s only being recalled because a batch of them left the factory without having the caliber engraved into the barrel. I had the chance to shoot a Curve a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t as awful as some people make it sound, so there’s that.

Dry Fire Drill of the Week:

Distance Change Up: Here’s a video of Ben Stoeger explaining it.

Contact:

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

  • (919) 295-6128

[Interview] USPSA Production National Champion Ben Stoeger

This week we had a chance to meet up with USPSA Grand Master and current Production National Champion Ben Stoeger. We talk a lot about how he got into shooting, robocop, Mel Gibson, mullets, dry fire, and goons.

Contact:

  • luke@triangletactical.net

  • ben@triangletactical.net

  • (919) 295-6128