Mar 15, 2015
At the top of the show we talk a bit about USPSA and our practice
regimen. I mentioned a couple of Instagram videos on the Triangle
Tactical Instagram page where I FUBAR a reload in a drill, and some
video of the “Drill of the Week” from last
week. Find them all
I was inspired to talk about this topic after listening to
the latest episode of
the PARAcast podcastwith Tom from the GunDudes. I’d recommend
you go have a listen to it in addition to this episode. He’s
got iTunes and RSS feed links
here on his website.
Anyways, we talk about the difference between Training and
Practice, and why you should practice more than you train. It seems
that there are a lot of people in the firearms community who love
to go get training classes from experts, but they don’t really
practice all that much. If we think about athletes, lets say
someone like a basketball player, you would think they were odd if
they were going to training camps all the time, and never
practicing with a ball and the hoop in their driveway. For some
reason though, when it comes to firearms it’s generally accepted as
the opposite, lots of people train more than they practice, and
they really shouldn’t.
Here are the links to all of my “Photo Forensics” posts about the
Andrew Branca’s NC Specific ‘Law of Self Defense’ Seminar
As mentioned in the show, Andrew Branca who we interviewed in
Episode 86, is going to be teaching a NC specific Law of Self
Defense seminar in Raleigh on May 3rd, 2015. It’s $99 right now (I
think the price goes up in a few weeks) and you can save $10 at
checkout with the code triangle.
Sign up here.
Dry Fire Drill of the Week:
6 Reload 6
For this drill you need 3, 1/3 scale dryfire targets and a couple
magazines loaded with dummy rounds.
Stand 7 feet from the targets, and on the buzzer draw and fire 2
“shots” at each target, perform a reload, and fire 2 shots at each
We both like this drill because you can really mix things up to
keep it interesting. You can start hands relaxed at your sides, or
with your wrists above shoulders, and you can add in a turn and
draw every now and then as well. As you get better with turn and
draws, you may find that you can turn and draw just about as fast
as you can just draw. It’s a good drill.
As we mention in the episode, take a video of yourself running the
drill of the week and tag us (@triangletactical) on Instagram in