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I'm rebooting the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show! It's going to be a live format on Thursday nights (somewhere around 9PM EST) so look for the audio rips of it here!

Latest Episodes

Q&A: What the heck is Hardcover and Softcover?

Jamie Stage planning. I'm struggling coming from IDPA to USPSA in stage planning. What are some basic tips to help? Are you breaking stages up by the number of positions? What are you looking for at each position? Is there a standard procedure I'm missing or haven't yet learned? Seems overwhelming sometimes. I think stage planning is very much a muscle. When I'm shooting a lot of matches, I can roll up to a stage and break it down, figure out where I'm going to shoot from, where I'm going to reload (where I'm NOT going to reload), and it comes fairly easily, on a pretty normal stage. It's harder on memory stages, because, that's the idea. Stage planning is a muscle. The more you do it, the easier it gets. One thing I'd recommend if you're really struggling, is to go to Ben Stoeger Pro Shop, and order a whole bunch of scaled dryfire targets. Like, a lot of them. Then, use those targets to setup larger USPSA type stages in dryfire. Setup some arrays, and then come up with the best way...

47 min2017 DEC 8
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Q&A: What the heck is Hardcover and Softcover?

Can you explain the USPSA Classification system?

Matt: Can you explain the classification system in USPSA? Charles: Hey Luke! I think you mention a lot in the podcast you don't shoot a lot of rifle matches. I was hoping maybe you can throw this question to the Triangle Tactical hive. I'm not new shooting pistol matches but would like to take a stab shooting rifle (PCC USPSA at Sir Walter or Action Rifle at Wake). Looking for tips and guidelines when handling a rifle at the matches. Thanks in advance! Christopher: What are some popular distances to zero a USPSA pistol for? Are they caliber specific? James: Hi Luke, I'm going from USPSA production to shooting my very first Steel Challenge match. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks! Mike: Hi Luke, sent this via email last week but wanted to use the new(ish) form as that seems to be the way you are requesting these now. I did add a few notes to clarify some things: Lucas! Found your show a while back and have really enjoyed listening to both the main show and Q&A show. I shot my first USP...

49 min2017 DEC 4
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Can you explain the USPSA Classification system?

Q&A: When should you become a Range Officer?

TC: Mr. Apps, TC from Ft. Mill, SC here and I have a question, in several parts. What is it you look for in a competition pistol? I know you have often said you are not a gear guy, but you do make gear decisions in order to play this game and you invest money based on those decisions. Others do as well. While I know what I look for in a competition gun, I think many listeners, particularly those new to the shooting sports, would be grateful for your insights on this topic. As you have often said, there are many quality firearms out there from reputable manufacturers, and often a decision on which way to go comes down to the individual and what they like over what they don't. Yet there are surely some features you look for in a handgun, both competition and self-defense. Without looking to endorse any specific gun or manufacturer, what are those features? What is your logic behind those choices? I would also ask the same question as it pertains to support gear, such as belts, magazin...

46 min2017 NOV 17
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Q&A: When should you become a Range Officer?

Questions From Folks Who Haven't Started Competitive Shooting...Yet

[powerpress] Drew: hey which grip plug do you recommend? I can't remember which podcast it was on, but I thought you said it helps reloads a bit. Trae: Luke, I am wanting to start shooting some USPSA matches. I currently only shoot 3 gun and have not shot any of the other sports. I realize that increasing my pistol skills will help me in 3 gun. I would like to shoot production and shoot a 5.25" XDm in 3 Gun. I know I will have to remove the huge magwell and use mags without the extended base pads. I am wondering if the mods I have done on the gun will knock me out of production. It has a Powder River Precision extreme trigger package and a solid stainless steel guide rod to add weight to the front of the gun. I'm sure that this is not an issue at local matches but will these be an issue at an Area match or higher? Trae Dan: What’s a good magpouch/ Carrier you would recommend? Claude: Hey, I'm not sure if you've already answered this or not but - what do you do with your carry gun w...

48 min2017 NOV 3
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Questions From Folks Who Haven't Started Competitive Shooting...Yet

What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Nick How do you feel about carry optics these days? I’ve thought about trying it down the line, just because I’ve heard training with a dot has benefits for iron sight shooters. But between stories of rampant optic unreliability, the cost of getting another gun+optic/new upper+optic, and persistent confusion over who this division really serves, I’m seriously conflicted about doing it. Josh Not really a competition question, but how often do you change your EDC self defense ammo? Bruce I started this game pretty much before or as the internet was just coming out. I am currently a master class limited and an A class single stack shooter. A class in SS by default since I am master in limited. I have never taken any shooting instruction from anyone I am pretty much self taught. I do teach/instruct some USPSA type classes through out the year at my club. When do you think it is a good time for someone to take USPSA structured training from an instructor? And does that instructor have...

28 min2017 OCT 27
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What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

The Triangle Tactical Q&A show is possible because of Super Squad members! There are a lot of perks to being a member, so head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a Super Squad member today! Jason: I’ve heard you say you darken the fiber in your front sight. What is your reasoning behind this? Thanks Jason Brant Let’s say a newer shooter, who has a few matches under their belt with a "good enough to get started, but not very competitive" gun, decides that they want to buy a better gun. If they have the means, would you recommend that they try several different guns until they find the perfect fit (even if that means them jumping between guns quite a bit in the short term, knowing that they will eventually settle on one and start putting in work)? Or would you recommend they just pick a gun that is known to be competitive and get to work immediately? Does your opinion differ if the shooter is an experienced (A class or above) USPSA shooter looking to switch divisions? Thanks, ...

53 min2017 OCT 13
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Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

Rick: Hi Luke, I'm curious to learn how and if you and others go about tracking progress from match to match. There is a lot of data that you can get from each match and I'm wondering if there are any resources that you may be aware of to help track trends over time. I know I could create a spreadsheet, and am curious to learn if there is any other alternatives. Another part of the question would then be, what specific data points should you be tracking? Any thoughts / ideas you have on this are greatly appreciated. Carry on! -- Rick Sam: Hi Luke, 1.Any tricks to stop blinking when the shot goes off? After a few bill drills and/or stages, I can start to see the sights lift, seefire from the muzzle and caseseject, but for the first 10 minutes or so of every session I struggle to not blink. Any ideas to help me get to the point where I can just not blink, right from the start of a match or practice session? 2.Can you talk about the fitness level required to shoot USPSA? I am almost 50...

34 min2017 SEP 29
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Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

Q&A: Safe Area Safety; Is it Worth it to Invest in USPSA?

This Q&A podcast is made possible because of Patreon. If you'd like to see more awesome stuff from Triangle Tactical, consider becoming a patron of the show and pledging a couple bucks a month to help me do more awesome stuff. Hit the button to learn all about it: Become a Patron! Bryan Hello Luke, I wear prescription glasses everyday. Should I get a specialpair of safety glasses or sun glasses for shooting? Thanks, ~Bryan M. Adrian Lucas, First of all I want to thank you for making such a fantastic podcast. It is extremely helpful and actually entertaining! My question might be a silly one. Hopefully I can explain it in a coherent manner. I have tried out the sport and have completely fallen in love with it. I am ready to invest in a higher end rig and weapon (I'm looking at the Atlas Titan). My worry is that if I were to invest $4K+ on equipment and gear, that out of nowhere there would be limitations and gun bans and all of a sudden, my $4000 Titan is illegal, and I can't buy gun...

38 min2017 SEP 22
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Q&A: Safe Area Safety; Is it Worth it to Invest in USPSA?

Q&A: Questions from the Group

This week's Triangle Tactical Q&A show is *mostly* questions from the Triangle Tactical Facebook Group. I created the Facebook Group so listeners of the podcast can discuss the shows, post match video, and talk about practice and skill building. Click here to join the group! Shawn: Do you feel like your new mag pouches made a difference at your last match and why the lack of practice on the last week before the Carolina Classic? John: Do you see yourself shooting more level 2/3 matches going forward, with how much you enjoyed the recent state championship? Rob: Whats your Ideal number of stages for a level 1 match? What factors in for you on choosing a day to shoot in a multi day match? Heath: Does shooting glass lens color effect your shooting? Are certain colors better for different light? James: When are we going to see some more interviews? Anyone you want to interview that you haven't talked to yet? Clay: Lucas, I have a question for your Q&A show: What are the economics of rel...

41 min2017 SEP 15
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Q&A: Questions from the Group

Q&A: Major Matchitis, 9mm NATO, and Guide Rods

Bill Luke how can I cure major match-itis I shoot wonderfully at my local matches but i just seem to choke at major matches Thank you, Bill Matthew Hey Luke - Two questions for you: I'm getting ready to shoot my first competitive match in the next month or so if my schedule allows. I'm wondering if something as simple as Winchester white box ammunition is adequate. My range ammo is typically the Winchester NATO 9mm (124 grain) round and have a ton of it stockpiled, it's a known quantity in my firearms. The thought is that if it's good enough for government work it's probably good enough for me. Can I bring 250-300 rounds and be fine? What is your average price per round reloading? Christmas is coming and I may just ask the wife to get me a mid-quality reloading set. However, break-even price is in the neighborhood of $0.20 per round. It sounds like reloading is great for your lifestyle, but how does it break down economically, and how much time does it take to reload 100 rounds, or ...

46 min2017 SEP 1
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Q&A: Major Matchitis, 9mm NATO, and Guide Rods

Latest Episodes

Q&A: What the heck is Hardcover and Softcover?

Jamie Stage planning. I'm struggling coming from IDPA to USPSA in stage planning. What are some basic tips to help? Are you breaking stages up by the number of positions? What are you looking for at each position? Is there a standard procedure I'm missing or haven't yet learned? Seems overwhelming sometimes. I think stage planning is very much a muscle. When I'm shooting a lot of matches, I can roll up to a stage and break it down, figure out where I'm going to shoot from, where I'm going to reload (where I'm NOT going to reload), and it comes fairly easily, on a pretty normal stage. It's harder on memory stages, because, that's the idea. Stage planning is a muscle. The more you do it, the easier it gets. One thing I'd recommend if you're really struggling, is to go to Ben Stoeger Pro Shop, and order a whole bunch of scaled dryfire targets. Like, a lot of them. Then, use those targets to setup larger USPSA type stages in dryfire. Setup some arrays, and then come up with the best way...

47 min2017 DEC 8
Comments
Q&A: What the heck is Hardcover and Softcover?

Can you explain the USPSA Classification system?

Matt: Can you explain the classification system in USPSA? Charles: Hey Luke! I think you mention a lot in the podcast you don't shoot a lot of rifle matches. I was hoping maybe you can throw this question to the Triangle Tactical hive. I'm not new shooting pistol matches but would like to take a stab shooting rifle (PCC USPSA at Sir Walter or Action Rifle at Wake). Looking for tips and guidelines when handling a rifle at the matches. Thanks in advance! Christopher: What are some popular distances to zero a USPSA pistol for? Are they caliber specific? James: Hi Luke, I'm going from USPSA production to shooting my very first Steel Challenge match. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks! Mike: Hi Luke, sent this via email last week but wanted to use the new(ish) form as that seems to be the way you are requesting these now. I did add a few notes to clarify some things: Lucas! Found your show a while back and have really enjoyed listening to both the main show and Q&A show. I shot my first USP...

49 min2017 DEC 4
Comments
Can you explain the USPSA Classification system?

Q&A: When should you become a Range Officer?

TC: Mr. Apps, TC from Ft. Mill, SC here and I have a question, in several parts. What is it you look for in a competition pistol? I know you have often said you are not a gear guy, but you do make gear decisions in order to play this game and you invest money based on those decisions. Others do as well. While I know what I look for in a competition gun, I think many listeners, particularly those new to the shooting sports, would be grateful for your insights on this topic. As you have often said, there are many quality firearms out there from reputable manufacturers, and often a decision on which way to go comes down to the individual and what they like over what they don't. Yet there are surely some features you look for in a handgun, both competition and self-defense. Without looking to endorse any specific gun or manufacturer, what are those features? What is your logic behind those choices? I would also ask the same question as it pertains to support gear, such as belts, magazin...

46 min2017 NOV 17
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Q&A: When should you become a Range Officer?

Questions From Folks Who Haven't Started Competitive Shooting...Yet

[powerpress] Drew: hey which grip plug do you recommend? I can't remember which podcast it was on, but I thought you said it helps reloads a bit. Trae: Luke, I am wanting to start shooting some USPSA matches. I currently only shoot 3 gun and have not shot any of the other sports. I realize that increasing my pistol skills will help me in 3 gun. I would like to shoot production and shoot a 5.25" XDm in 3 Gun. I know I will have to remove the huge magwell and use mags without the extended base pads. I am wondering if the mods I have done on the gun will knock me out of production. It has a Powder River Precision extreme trigger package and a solid stainless steel guide rod to add weight to the front of the gun. I'm sure that this is not an issue at local matches but will these be an issue at an Area match or higher? Trae Dan: What’s a good magpouch/ Carrier you would recommend? Claude: Hey, I'm not sure if you've already answered this or not but - what do you do with your carry gun w...

48 min2017 NOV 3
Comments
Questions From Folks Who Haven't Started Competitive Shooting...Yet

What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Nick How do you feel about carry optics these days? I’ve thought about trying it down the line, just because I’ve heard training with a dot has benefits for iron sight shooters. But between stories of rampant optic unreliability, the cost of getting another gun+optic/new upper+optic, and persistent confusion over who this division really serves, I’m seriously conflicted about doing it. Josh Not really a competition question, but how often do you change your EDC self defense ammo? Bruce I started this game pretty much before or as the internet was just coming out. I am currently a master class limited and an A class single stack shooter. A class in SS by default since I am master in limited. I have never taken any shooting instruction from anyone I am pretty much self taught. I do teach/instruct some USPSA type classes through out the year at my club. When do you think it is a good time for someone to take USPSA structured training from an instructor? And does that instructor have...

28 min2017 OCT 27
Comments
What Do You Think of Carry Optics These Days?

Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

The Triangle Tactical Q&A show is possible because of Super Squad members! There are a lot of perks to being a member, so head over to jointhesupersquad.com and become a Super Squad member today! Jason: I’ve heard you say you darken the fiber in your front sight. What is your reasoning behind this? Thanks Jason Brant Let’s say a newer shooter, who has a few matches under their belt with a "good enough to get started, but not very competitive" gun, decides that they want to buy a better gun. If they have the means, would you recommend that they try several different guns until they find the perfect fit (even if that means them jumping between guns quite a bit in the short term, knowing that they will eventually settle on one and start putting in work)? Or would you recommend they just pick a gun that is known to be competitive and get to work immediately? Does your opinion differ if the shooter is an experienced (A class or above) USPSA shooter looking to switch divisions? Thanks, ...

53 min2017 OCT 13
Comments
Q&A: How to Get Your Friends Started in Competition?

Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

Rick: Hi Luke, I'm curious to learn how and if you and others go about tracking progress from match to match. There is a lot of data that you can get from each match and I'm wondering if there are any resources that you may be aware of to help track trends over time. I know I could create a spreadsheet, and am curious to learn if there is any other alternatives. Another part of the question would then be, what specific data points should you be tracking? Any thoughts / ideas you have on this are greatly appreciated. Carry on! -- Rick Sam: Hi Luke, 1.Any tricks to stop blinking when the shot goes off? After a few bill drills and/or stages, I can start to see the sights lift, seefire from the muzzle and caseseject, but for the first 10 minutes or so of every session I struggle to not blink. Any ideas to help me get to the point where I can just not blink, right from the start of a match or practice session? 2.Can you talk about the fitness level required to shoot USPSA? I am almost 50...

34 min2017 SEP 29
Comments
Q&A: Tracking Progress and Stopping the Blink

Q&A: Safe Area Safety; Is it Worth it to Invest in USPSA?

This Q&A podcast is made possible because of Patreon. If you'd like to see more awesome stuff from Triangle Tactical, consider becoming a patron of the show and pledging a couple bucks a month to help me do more awesome stuff. Hit the button to learn all about it: Become a Patron! Bryan Hello Luke, I wear prescription glasses everyday. Should I get a specialpair of safety glasses or sun glasses for shooting? Thanks, ~Bryan M. Adrian Lucas, First of all I want to thank you for making such a fantastic podcast. It is extremely helpful and actually entertaining! My question might be a silly one. Hopefully I can explain it in a coherent manner. I have tried out the sport and have completely fallen in love with it. I am ready to invest in a higher end rig and weapon (I'm looking at the Atlas Titan). My worry is that if I were to invest $4K+ on equipment and gear, that out of nowhere there would be limitations and gun bans and all of a sudden, my $4000 Titan is illegal, and I can't buy gun...

38 min2017 SEP 22
Comments
Q&A: Safe Area Safety; Is it Worth it to Invest in USPSA?

Q&A: Questions from the Group

This week's Triangle Tactical Q&A show is *mostly* questions from the Triangle Tactical Facebook Group. I created the Facebook Group so listeners of the podcast can discuss the shows, post match video, and talk about practice and skill building. Click here to join the group! Shawn: Do you feel like your new mag pouches made a difference at your last match and why the lack of practice on the last week before the Carolina Classic? John: Do you see yourself shooting more level 2/3 matches going forward, with how much you enjoyed the recent state championship? Rob: Whats your Ideal number of stages for a level 1 match? What factors in for you on choosing a day to shoot in a multi day match? Heath: Does shooting glass lens color effect your shooting? Are certain colors better for different light? James: When are we going to see some more interviews? Anyone you want to interview that you haven't talked to yet? Clay: Lucas, I have a question for your Q&A show: What are the economics of rel...

41 min2017 SEP 15
Comments
Q&A: Questions from the Group

Q&A: Major Matchitis, 9mm NATO, and Guide Rods

Bill Luke how can I cure major match-itis I shoot wonderfully at my local matches but i just seem to choke at major matches Thank you, Bill Matthew Hey Luke - Two questions for you: I'm getting ready to shoot my first competitive match in the next month or so if my schedule allows. I'm wondering if something as simple as Winchester white box ammunition is adequate. My range ammo is typically the Winchester NATO 9mm (124 grain) round and have a ton of it stockpiled, it's a known quantity in my firearms. The thought is that if it's good enough for government work it's probably good enough for me. Can I bring 250-300 rounds and be fine? What is your average price per round reloading? Christmas is coming and I may just ask the wife to get me a mid-quality reloading set. However, break-even price is in the neighborhood of $0.20 per round. It sounds like reloading is great for your lifestyle, but how does it break down economically, and how much time does it take to reload 100 rounds, or ...

46 min2017 SEP 1
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Q&A: Major Matchitis, 9mm NATO, and Guide Rods
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