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0063 Champion Shooter BJ Norris – Red Dot Sights and Improving Through Competition

Champion Shooter BJ Norris – Red Dot Sights and Improving Through Competition

If you haven't yet made the jump to running a red dot sight on your handgun, or if you are struggling with becoming proficient with one, this episode is for YOU.  World champion competitive shooter, BJ Norris, discusses holographic optics and also talks about how competitive shooting can make you a BETTER driver of your weapon and won't get you “killed in the streetz” regardless of what dumb people on the Internet might say.

BJ has over 20 top-ranked victories in IPSC, USPSA, Steel Challenge, 3 Gun, and other shooting sports.  He is also the owner of Short Round Supply: a retail source for the best selection and price on magazines, optics, and cheap bulk ammo.

 

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CLOUD DEFENSIVE

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Cloud Defensive are the illumination masterminds behind the Optimized Weapon Light (OWL), Cloud Optimized Rail (COR), Light Control System (LCS), and more!

 

 

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0062 Your Gun Is Trying To Tell You Something. Are You Listening?

Your Gun Is Trying To Tell You Something. Are You Listening?

When you shoot, your handgun is trying to tell you something.  Are you listening to it?  David talks about pushing himself past the point of failure on the range and what he learned about his shooting abilities as a result, and Mark fills us in on his recent attendance at a Glock Armorer's Class.

If you've ever wondered where the “thumbs forward” modern combat grip originated, or questioned how to choose the right combination of grip inserts, back straps and other components to fit you as a shooter, you might be surprised at what we discuss in this one.

 

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CLOUD DEFENSIVE

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Cloud Defensive are the illumination masterminds behind the Optimized Weapon Light (OWL), Cloud Optimized Rail (COR), Light Control System (LCS), and more!

 

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0061 CLOUD DEFENSIVE

CLOUD DEFENSIVE

Matt Tenbarge of Cloud Defensive sits down with us to talk about some of their exciting products as well as what it's like to be a startup in the firearms industry, clues about new gear coming soon, and much more.

Cloud Defensive produces the Optimized Weapon Light (OWL), the Cloud Optimized Rail (COR), the Light Control System (LCS), and other innovative products that all started from the perspective of the firearms user who saw a problem that needed to be solved.

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0060 Lifestyle Changes of the Woke AF

Lifestyle Changes of the Woke AF

Recent events in the news may have started you thinking about carrying a gun, or maybe carrying a gun more, or getting more training, or different kinds of training, or carrying medical gear with you. All of these things are what we mean by Lifestyle Changes of the Woke AF.

Join David and Sandy as they talk about approaching life once the bliss of ignorance is gone and a new awareness begins to take over.  Once you've seen the world for dangerous place it really is, certain changes become logical and necessary. It isn't convenient or pleasant, but it doesn't make you weird or paranoid either.

 

Topics:

  • Risk vs. Reward Thinking
  • The Company You Keep
  • The Mental Game
  • The Physical Game
  • Owning a Gun vs. Carrying a Gun

 

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0059 The Assault on El Paso, Dayton, and Individual Liberties

The Assault on El Paso, Dayton, and Individual Liberties.

August 2019 has seen two tragic assaults on crowds of innocent people by crazed mass-murderers, and the predictable assault on freedom and liberty by the salacious media and power-hungry politicians who will do anything to keep themselves fat, happy, and well paid.

In this episode we discuss the tragic El Paso, Texas Wal Mart shooting as well as the Dayton, Ohio shootings which both occurred the first weekend of this month.

We also catch up on Mark's travels to Triggrcon, ZEV Technologies, and Aero Precision in Washington State last month.

 

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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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