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Triangle Tactical Podcast - Competitive Shooting, Mostly

Jul 14, 2014

There are a lot of things that people will tell you are a big deal when it comes to shooting, and many of these things aren't a big deal at all. In this episode we go through the following:

  • Bullet weight
  • Trigger weight
  • Rifle Back-up sights
  • High bore axis
  • Grip angle
  • Grip stippling

We aren't saying that you shouldn't worry about these things at all, but that you should really weigh what is good enough, and what you really need before you spend a bunch of money, or attack your pistol with a soldering iron.

As promised in the episode, here's the links to Ben's posts about shooting on the move in IDPA and USPSA:

The News:

Kay Hagan's "Bipartisan Sportsman's Act of 2014" was introduced, and it wasn't a bad bill. It was reported that some other Democrats were looking to amend the bill with some anti-gun junk, and then the Republican co-sponsors voted to kill it. It's dead.

Chris Christie vetoed the 10rd magazine capacity bill that was put on his desk back in May. He had some strong words to say about the bill, especially after saying that he wasn't sure what he was going to do back in early June.

John Lott's new study is reporting that 5% of adults in the US have a concealed carry permit. Interesting stuff.

An Atlanta area woman shot the man that was carjacking her with his own gun. As it turns out the carjacker got into her car, and being that it had a manual transmission, he set his pistol in his lap in order to shift. The woman took the pistol, he bit her, she shot him.

A Wake Forest, NC WWII veteran was cleared in the self defense shooting of a man who kicked in the door of his home.

Plug of the Week:

Gary Byerly, who will be representing the US in the IPSC world shoot in Florida this fall is a partner in a new gun store in Thomasville, NC. The new place is called "The Gun Shop". Check them out.

Tip of the Week:

Be careful when bracing against a surface while shooting. This weekend at the H2O Fowl Farms IDPA match I watched several shooters place their elbows on a table while shooting, which lead to their arms working as levers against their body causing the pistol to bounce in their hands several times before it would settle down after every shot. This added time to the shooters score, and hurt their accuracy. Generally you don't need to brace against things in a match, it can really slow you down if you don't do it right.

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