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0058 The National Rifle Association (NRA) Dumpster Fire – Part Two

The NRA Dumpster Fire – Part Two

Episode Summary

In this second episode of a two-part series, we discuss the current state of affairs (circa 2019) of the National Rifle Association, the 2A travesty that it has become, and what must be done to fix it.

 

Additional Reading

‘Revolt in Cincinnati' Molded National Rifle Association

The Hostile Takeover of the NRA

Allen West: The National Retaliation Association

The Shit Storm that is the NRA Today and How We Got Here

NRA Donor Directs a Revolt Against a ‘Radioactive' Leader

NRA Suspends Chief Lobbyist Accused of Assisting Coup Attempt

It's Time for Heads to Roll at the National Rifle Association

DC Attorney General Subpoenas NRA Financial Records in Nonprofit Investigation

“Mismanagement, cronyism and self-dealing”: Following the shuttering of NRATV, turmoil continues at the NRA

Oliver North Says NRA is Trying to Smear Him Because He Asked Questions

 

 

Learn More About ‘Save the Second'

Save The Second's vision is to save the Second Amendment by strengthening the National Rifle Association. They hope to grow the NRA’s membership, improve its public image, and secure the NRA’s long-term ability carry out its stated purpose of protecting our “individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property,” as provided in Article II, Section 1 of the NRA Bylaws.

Learn more about their mission and their Five Goals here:

http://www.savethe2a.org

  

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0057 The National Rifle Association (NRA) Dumpster Fire – Part One

The NRA Dumpster Fire – Part One

Episode Summary

In this first episode of a two-part series, we discuss the current state of affairs (circa 2019) of the National Rifle Association and begin with a history lesson. This sets the stage for the second part of the series wherein we will discuss what WE can all do to fix it.

 

Additional Reading

The NRA Wasn't Always Against Gun Control

Timeline of the NRA

When the NRA Supported Gun Control

Wikipedia: National Rifle Association

How the NRA's True Believers Converted a Marksmanship Group Into a Might Gun Lobby

‘Revolt in Cincinnati' Molded National Rifle Association

The Hostile Takeover of the NRA

Allen West: The National Retaliation Association

The Shit Storm that is the NRA Today and How We Got Here

NRA Donor Directs a Revolt Against a ‘Radioactive' Leader

NRA Suspends Chief Lobbyist Accused of Assisting Coup Attempt

 

Learn More About ‘Save the Second'

Save The Second's vision is to save the Second Amendment by strengthening the National Rifle Association. They hope to grow the NRA’s membership, improve its public image, and secure the NRA’s long-term ability carry out its stated purpose of protecting our “individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property,” as provided in Article II, Section 1 of the NRA Bylaws.

Learn more about their mission and their Five Goals here:

http://www.savethe2a.org

 

 

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0056 Modifying Your Glock Handgun for Carry, Duty, or Competition.

Modifying Your Glock Handgun for Carry, Duty, or Competition

Episode Summary

We discuss the spectrum of modifications that you can make to your Glock handgun for carry, duty, or competition. We discuss which ones make sense and which ones don't. We also discuss our recommendations from experience, as well as mods we'd avoid.

 

Timestamps

(00:04:20) News About the Dallas Courthouse Shooting

(00:08:00) Some Recent Guns and Gear Acquisitions

(00:21:00) Why Didn't We Release an Episode Last Week?

(00:28:30) General Glock History, Our Likes, Dislikes, etc.

(00:45:00) Glock Modifications Conversation Starts Here

(00:47:00) Magazines

(00:53:45) Grip Tape

(00:55:00) Extended Slide Releases and Mag Releases

(01:02:25) Weapon Mounted Lights

(01:07:20) Drop-In Triggers

(01:10:00) Grip Stippling, Grip Re-Contouring

(01:23:00) Aftermarket Frames

(01:29:00) Drop-In Barrels, Threaded Barrels

(01:31:00) Compensators

(01:33:10) Aftermarket Iron Sights

(01:37:00) Aftermarket Extractors

(01:37:45) Milled Slides

(01:39:00) Red Dot Sights

(01:46:20) Cerakoting, Refinishing, Engraving

(01:48:30) Custom Fitted Triggers, Action Jobs

(01:49:50) Aftermarket Recoil Springs, Guide Rods

(01:51:00) Lightened Strikers, Striker Springs

(01:53:00) Caliber-Swap Barrels

(01:54:00) Mods We Absolutely Wouldn't Recommend

(01:59:00) Third-Party Glock Platform Guns: Skip The Mods

(02:05:00) Closing Comments

 

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0055 Let’s Talk New Guns, Gear, and Whiskey

Let's Talk New Guns, Gear, and Whiskey

Episode Summary

David and Mark are joined again by their friend Brad Jones and catch up on the latest new guns, gear, and whiskey that they've acquired and sampled over the past few weeks.  You're invited to join us as we talk about some of our favorite things and just spend time hanging out and catching up in the middle of what have been some extremely busy months.

We also give Jordan a little bit of grief for not showing up.  Something about newlywed… hadn't seen his new bride much lately… blah blah excuses.

 

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0054 Jacki Billings – Shooting Editor at GUNS.COM and Firearms Journalist

Jacki Billings – Shooting Editor at GUNS.COM and Firearms Journalist

Episode Summary

We are joined by Jacki Billings – Shooting Editor at GUNS.COM and frequent contributed to RECOIL online and print publications, NRA Shooting Sports USA, ConcealedCarry.com, USCCA Concealed Magazine, and many others.

This conversation spans a wide range of topics including: How Jacki got started in firearms journalism, Upsetting companies with critical reviews, Jacki's favorite part of the industry, Gun safety at home with kids, Concealed carry for women – especially moms, and much more!

Timestamps

(0:01:00) Intro

(0:09:50) Jacki's Start in Journalism

(0:19:00) Game of Thrones?!

(0:22:50) Being a Woman in the FIrearms Media Industry

(0:39:20) Being a Role Model for the Next Generation of Firearms Journalists

(0:51:00) Upsetting Companies with Critical Reviews

(1:01:40) Most Exciting Firearm in 2019?

(1:10:40) Favorite Part of the Firearms Industry?

(1:17:10) Gun Safety in Homes with Kids?

(1:22:50) Concealed Carry for Moms

(1:36:30) What Would You Change About the Firearms Industry?

(1:46:10) Does a Gun Writer Still Shoot Guns for Fun?

(1:49:10) How to Connect With Jacki

(1:52:10) Closing Comments

(2:02:00) Outro

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0053 AAR (After Action Review) of Episode #52: Kevin Dixie

AAR of Episode #52 with Kevin Dixie

Episode Summary

In this episode we dissect the issues of race relations inside of the Second Amendment Community, why it is relevant to ALL gun owners, and what we as a group should be doing to focus on the common denominator — the Right to defend ourselves from acts of aggression — and stop being divided by man-made differences.

We are starting the After Action Review (AAR) series by focusing on Episode #52 with Kevin Dixie of No Other Choice firearms training and the Aiming For The Truth initiative.  Each AAR is a chance to discuss the knowledge shared by a guest Subject Matter Expert on a preceding episode and dive deeper into the issues shared by that SME.

 

Timestamps

(0:01:00) Intro

(0:02:40) What is an AAR Episode?

(0:09:30) AAR of Episode 52 with Kevin Dixie

(0:18:40) Polarizing Topic of Conversation

(0:29:50) 2A is For Everyone!  Or Is It?

(0:41:10) Too Independent To Work Together?

(0:51:00) Restoration of All Human Rights

(1:00:00) Can We Learn From ANTIFA?

(1:07:00) Closing Remarks

(1:16:20) Outro 

 

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0052 Kevin Dixie of No Other Choice and Aiming For The Truth

Kevin Dixie of No Other Choice and Aiming For The Truth

David and Sandy are joined by Kevin Dixie for wide-open full-throttle discussion about firearms, the Second Amendment, the Right of ALL of the People to be armed, restoring families and healing communities, strength through diversity, and keeping the government in check and in its lane.  Kevin is an energetic, passionate man on a mission and we loved having him on the show.  We are thrilled to bring this conversation to you and hope that it motivates you to make a difference in the world around you.

 

About Kevin Dixie…

Kevin is the owner-operator of No Other Choice Firearms Training (NOC) and the Founder of Aiming For The Truth, a 6-spoked approach to healing broken families and strengthening the community bonds of neighbors, to improve the lives of people in the cities and states of our nation.

Kevin has been featured on NRATV, America First Magazine, Time Magazine, Gun Freedom Radio, Firearms Network, Tom Woods Show, and dozens of podcasts.  He appeared on the cover of the November of 2018 issue of Time Magazine for their focus on “Guns In America: What 245 Americans Think About The Issue.”

If Kevin's message resonates with you and you want to help support the work he's doing to bridge the gap, heal communities, and spread the word that the Second Amendment is for ALL of America's people, head over to his Patreon Page.

 

You can connect with Kevin online at:

 

About No Other Choice Firearms Training…

No Other Choice Firearms Training is much more than a firearms and self defense training company; we are a change agent for all communities.  We provide a much needed sledge hammer to break down barriers to get all good people to understand that freedom prosperity, and liberty is for ALL.

Learn more at http://www.nootherchoice.net/

 

About Aiming For The Truth…

Aiming For The Truth is a 6-spoked approach to healing broken families and strengthening the community bonds of neighbors, to improve the lives of people in the cities and states of our nation.

This program focuses on the approach of assisting in establishing and enriching lives. This has proven to be a successful launch into true community development and acknowledgment of constitutional rights.  Truly attacking the roots of violence and looking past surface issues and desires has directed attendees and witnesses to understand a holistic approach to true human wellness.

Learn more at https://www.gofundme.com/aimingforthetruth/

 

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0051 The 2019 NRA Annual Meeting NRAAM Wrap Up

The 2019 NRA Annual Meeting Wrap Up

David, Sandy, and Mark talk about the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM) in this episode and share what they thought about Indianapolis, the event venue, the manufacture and vendor exhibits, and of course the DRAMA that erupted from the NRA meetings.  What did they like about the show?  What made them shake their heads?  Listen and find out!

 

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0050 Special Message for 2019 NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM)

Special Message for 2019 NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM)

In this very short, special episode, David has a message about the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM) being held this week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David and Mark will both be attending NRAAM and would love to meet up with you!  Whether you are an exhibitor or an attendee, we'd love to shake your hand and chat with you about the podcast, the NRA Annual Meetings, and hear firsthand why the Second Amendment is important to you.

 

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0049 Listener Feedback and NRAAM 2019 Pre-Game

Listener Feedback and NRAAM 2019 Pre-Game

This episode is all about YOU, the Listener!  We review the results of the Spring 2019 Listener Survey and go over what YOU think about the show.  We also talk about the upcoming NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, and discuss our plans for what we'll be doing at the show.  If you're there, we hope to meet as many of you in person as possible!

 

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