#33: Grips

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This week on the podcast, I talk about what to look for in gun grips, and why I am really liking the new G10 grips I got for my Tanfoglios.

#32: Sir Walter USPSA: September 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the recent match at Sir Walter USPSA, and review my performance on the stages before the rain caused us to have to end the match early.

#31: Process of Practice, Part 2

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On this episode, I follow up on Episode 27 and continue my discussion of live fire and dry fire practice. I talk about having a plan for practice but being willing to improvise, why you should do fewer things in practice, and how expectations and complexity can make a practice session unproductive and frustrating.

#30: Q&A: Stage Planning and Seeing Changes in Practice

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This week on the podcast, I answer a couple listener questions. The first about stage planning with 10 rounds, and the second about how long to expect to see changes from practice. I also talk about the idea that “the procedure is not the drill” and how to apply it to your practice.

#29: Devil Dog USPSA: August 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the recent Devil Dog USPSA match, which you can watch here. I talk about some of the successes and some of the struggles I had during the match and what I learned. I also talk about posting the recipe for beef jerky that I mentioned in Episode 16.

#28: Production 15

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the August 2018 Sir Walter match that I shot last weekend, what I thought of the stages and how I thought I did. I also give a recap of my time shooting 15-round Production (registering Limited minor) in USPSA to ramp up to IPSC Nationals.

#27: The Process of Practice

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how my practice has been going recently, changes I’ve been making, and how I’m planning the rest of the season, culminating in Nationals.

#26: IPSC Nationals, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, I talk about US IPSC Nationals, why I am interested in shooting it, some interesting aspects of the IPSC stage breakdown, and give some thoughts on the similarity of Production and Standard under IPSC rules.

#25: IPSC Nationals 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how shooting the 2018 IPSC US Nationals went, the lessons I learned, and coming out of it, how I’m approaching training for the rest of the season.

#24: Range Officer

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This week on the podcast, I talk about my history as a Range Officer, what to expect from the RO and CRO classes, and give some ideas on how to get started running the timer, even without taking the class.

#23: Dry Fire

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This week on the podcast, I talk about dry fire, including how my dry fire space is set up, how I handle drills with reloads, and using different types of scaled targets.

#22: Cheating

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This week on the podcast, I discuss how USPSA is surprisingly resistant to cheating, why that’s great, and a few ideas to make it even better.

#21: Q&A

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This week on the podcast, I answer listener questions about Production 15, IPSC stage design, where to look when you’re moving, and how to deal with the pressure to do well at major matches.

#20: IPSC Nationals Prep

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This week on the podcast, I talk about switching my gear over to prepare for IPSC Nationals, shooting Production 15 in club matches, and what I’m focusing on training leading up to the match.

#19: Budgeting

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This week on the podcast, I take the occasion of my wife and I paying off all of our consumer debts to talk about how budgeting has been useful to me during my shooting career. I talk about how we break down the budget categories for shooting, “paycheck glocks,” and give some pointers on where to find out more if you’re interested.

#18: Good Stages

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This week on the podcast, I talk about some of the things I look for in a good stage and offer some ideas of how to differentiate good stages from bad.

#17: Lightning Round

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This week on the podcast, I give a few updates or errata to previous episodes: #16: Hot Summer Matches, #11: Peak, #13: Origin Story, and #8: The Value of Outlaw Matches. I then cover three quick topics that can’t quite justify a full show on their own: the downside of shooting your first match with a national champ, PCC fits better in USPSA than 3 gun, and Always Video Everything.

#16: Hot Summer Matches

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This week on the podcast, I talk about a recent match and the problems with making even small gear changes before a match. I then talk about some of the ways I’ve found of coping with the NC heat after five summers of shooting matches. I talk about making my own beef jerky, bringing around a small cooler, and a few other small tips.

#15: South Carolina Section Match

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On this episode, I talk about the 2018 South Carolina USPSA Section match. I talk about the great administration, the high-quality, diverse stages, and some of the challenges they presented. I talk about my own performance and how things went, good and bad, and lessons I’ll be taking in to practice.

#14: Major Match Prep

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This week on the podcast, I talk about what I’ve been doing to prepare for the upcoming 2018 South Carolina Section match, my first major match of the season. I talk about the minor gun maintenance I’m doing, my mindset going in to the match, and how I’m defining success for the match separate from the ultimate finish.