Concealed Carry Corner: How Competition Improves Carrying Concealed

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the importance of training with your carry gun every day. If you happened to miss that article be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to talk about another great way to improve your skills and have another option to sharpen your shooting abilities and have fun. Competitions not only allow you to practice with your exact carry setup but also allow you to have fun and add stress in a safe environment. Let’s take a closer look at how competition improves carrying concealed.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #103: Under Armour & The Tactical Games with Nick Thayer

Longtime readers of the blog and frequent listeners of the podcast will know that I’m personally a huge fan of shooting competitions. While I have my roots in Steel Challenge, in the 15 years that I’ve been competitively shooting I’ve expanded my portfolio of successfully completed matches from trap shooting to obscure and insane competitions like Finnish and Woodland Brutality. This year is already chalking up to be one of my busiest years for competition and while at SHOT Show 2024, I might have just talked my way into probably the toughest competition yet – The Tactical Games. At the show, I was able to have an in-person and on-video interview with the guy who runs the Tactical Games, Nick Thayer. Nick Thayer was happy to be on the podcast not just to talk about the competition and how you can get into it, but also about the unique relationship that Under Armour has with the Tactical Games, and how their support of the sport is a good indicator of things to come in the shooting sports space. Personally, I had always assumed that Under Armour was an “anti-gun” company, but as you’ll hear in today’s episode, that attitude is slowly making its way out the door at the fitness clothing mogul, and that could mean great things for more than just the shooting sports industry.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #93: Getting Bit By The Competition Bug With Nic L

In this episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, we’ve got Nic L, a buddy of mine and another writer at TFB, back on the show. Today, we’re diving into Nic’s return to competitive shooting. Personally, I think competitive shooting isn’t just about staying sharp with your guns – it’s a real way to try out new gear and ammo for your everyday carry and home defense setup. Nic and I swap stories and chat about how getting into competitions has spiced up our lives and made our reviews way more interesting. It’s like a playground for testing all the new firearm products out there. So join us as we discuss some of our recent projects and competition experiences and how each of us prepares before our matches.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 36: Podcasts for Sport Shooters

Hello and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 36! Sport shooting is a criminally underrated activity and I really wish more people would get into it. That being said, I don’t really blame a lot of people for either not wanting to gear up to do it or not having the nerves to go to their first match. However, what I can say is that by not trying it at all you’re really doing yourself a huge disservice even if you never plan on continuing in the sport down the road. Today I’ve gathered a handful of recent episodes from some of my favorite sports shooting or competition shooting podcasts so that those of you who are interested or already into shooting sports can glean knowledge and listen to discussions on the topic from the comfort of your own home or car.

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Gurkhas Prove Themselves the Best Shots in the British Army

Riflemen from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles have proved their skills during the British Army’s annual Army Operational Shooting Competition at the historic Bisley ranges. Shooting teams from across the British Army took part in the competition.

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