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Competitive Shooting will get You Killed in the Streets!


Over the weekend a USPSA/3-Gun shooter dispatched a scumbag terrorist in a Minnesota mall. For years now I’ve heard tons and tons of arguments from people who don’t shoot competitively about why one shouldn’t shoot competitively, and these arguments continue to amuse me. So, for this weeks episode, I thought I’d dispel a few of these terrible arguments against competitive shooting: Cold range – Apparently some folks think that having people stay unloaded between stages …

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Episode 200! What Has Competitive Shooting Done for You?

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EPISODE 200! Wow, you know, on some level I never thought this episode would happen, so the fact that it’s here is really awesome. Anyways, I don’t really have a whole lot to say here in the shownotes for this episode, so, just go listen. This episode is a full length episode of your voicemails answering “What has competitive shooting done for you?” Thanks to everyone who sent in the voicemails, they were great! http://traffic.libsyn.com/triangletactical/TTP200.mp3Podcast: …

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Are You a Good Steward of the Second Amendment?

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We’re blessed in most of the US in regards to our rights, and with that blessing comes a large responsibility to secure it for future generations. I think one of the most important battles we fight in keeping our rights is the battle of public perception. I’ve talked extensively on the podcast and blog about how I’ve found just being a normal guy, who is open about guns tends to win the favor of most …

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The Off Season


Back in July I shot several matches, and it seemed like at every match I was having to DQ people for safety violations. After the last match where a shooter reacted unpredictably after the disqualification, I decided to take a break for a little while. A couple weeks went by, and I decided to just make this break my yearly off season from shooting. I started doing some Google searches from about taking an off …

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You’re Not Good Enough To Shoot Your First Match


Most common thing I heard from people who are somewhat interested in the idea of competitive shooting is that they aren’t good enough. If you can draw the gun, and walk around without pointing it at yourself or anyone else, and can do basic malfunction clearance, you have the skills needed to get started. That’s not to say that you’re “good enough” though. When you start, you’re going to suck at it. It’s that way …

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Thoughts After 6 Years of Competitive Shooting


Hey there, it’s late at night, and I’m going to bed. Full shownotes with links to all the stuff I talk about in this episode will be available sometime Monday, maybe around mid-day/early afternoon. As of sometime this month, hit my 6 year competitive shooting anniversary. In just 6 years Ive been witness to a lot of changes in the shooting sports, both locally and on the national level.  I think the biggest change I’ve …

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JUNK SCIENCE: Should I Sort Pistol Brass by Headstamp Before Reloading?


Okay, this podcast topic has spawned from an episode from Q&A podcast 248, where Jeff in Holly Springs asked about whether or not you should sort your pistol brass by headstamp. I said at the time that I couldn’t be bothered to do it. Since that episode aired, I’ve had a lot of friends that I respect as shooters mention to me that they do sort by headstamp for various reasons (more consistent overall length …

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How to Make a Range Officer Nervous

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There are certain things that a shooter can do at a match that might not be against the rules, but are certain to make the range officer nervous. As it happens, there are a few things that bother me, that don’t seem to bother other RO’s and there are a couple things that other range officers get bent out of shape about that don’t bother me at all. Things that are certain to make me …

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The Case for Training


I recently asked my friends about where to send someone for training with a pistol and an AR-15. I received multiple messages saying that I should just bring whoever needs the training out to a match, and they’ll figure out what works and what doesn’t. I don’t think this is the right answer. We should encourage folks to get training if they feel like they need it. Certainly there are people who train WAY too …

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Things That Confuse New Shooters


There are a few things that I’ve found that tend to confuse the crud out of new shooters when they’re getting started in the shooting sports. You can shoot matches at clubs that you aren’t a member at. This really seems to confuse people, because around here there really aren’t any outdoor ranges that are open to the public for practice. Just about every place requires a membership, and most clubs have waiting lists that …

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