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Triangle Tactical Podcast - Competitive Shooting, Mostly

Jan 18, 2016

The big scuttlebutt this week is that new USPSA President Mike Foley announced that he will be introducing a new division at the USPSA board meeting this week in Vegas. Here's what he posted on the USPSA Forum:

FYI, I will be making a presentation to the BOD to add PCC as a provisional division in USPSA.  I have conducted two beta tests at level one matches, and gathered experience at the SE Pro Am as well.  My presentation will include video, lessons learned, and a ready to approve appendix.  If this makes your MD nervous, let him know we are doing this one based on experience, and not on just an idea.  I've worked with two clubs, 40 plus shooters, USPSA tech, Practiscore, and NROI RMs prior to finishing my presentation.  I have also read every thread I can find, and had private conversations with many of you.  My goal is to make it fun, safe, and easy on MD and RO staff.  If you want this, or have concerns, let your AD know prior to next weekend.  Thanks.

Ben and I both have some concerns about this. If it's just setting up rules so clubs can host pistol caliber carbine matches, no problem at all, but if it's rules to allow PCC's at regular pistol matches, I'm concerned about match directors making concessions on stage design for people shooting rifles in a pistol match.

How do you shoot a turn-and-draw with a rifle?

The News

Demand for concealed carry permits in NC is growing, and has grown a LOT in the last few years. Unfortunately, we don't think competitions and training classes have grown at the same rate in the state, so there are a lot of people walking around carrying who haven't done more than take the required class, which is very basic. If you are, or if you have a friend in this situation, get them out to a match this year.

Some dudes tried to rob a T-mobile store in Chicago last week, and were promptly ventilated by an employee. The weird thing about the story is this: the business allows employees to carry if they have a permit, but they ban other people from carrying in their business.

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The manager says in the video "Thank got for concealed carry" but it seems odd that the store is then posted. What's the deal with that?

Gear That Doesn't Suck

If you reload, you probably need some cases to put your ammo in. In my opinion, MTM makes the best cases out there as long as you get the right ones. They have two types, one that has a little flimsy piece of plastic that acts as a hinge between the top and bottom pieces, you don't want this type. They suck. The plastic cracks and splits over time until you wind up spilling ammo all over your range bag when they completely separate.

What you want are the cases where there's an actual hinge connecting the lid and the bottom of the case. The Black and Green ones listed here are the right kind, and they're great. I think I have 12 or 13 of them, and they definitely don't suck. (You'll notice when you click the link, some of the other ammo boxes listed are the bad kind. Get the green and black ones.)

Plug of the Week:

Grant Cunningham wrote a really good blog post this week on his website that you should good read. It's about how the shooting sports being dominated by enthusiasts isn't necessarily a good thing. It's definitely worth a read.