Podcast

Shooters Nation Podcast Episode 010

The Interviewers Get Interviewed!

David and Mark celebrate the TENTH episode of the Shooters Nation Podcast by being interviewed themselves!  And, this interview was done as a live-streamed episode on YouTube with a live audience who were asking the questions!   Dennis Ritchie, author and blogger with The Art of Standing, emcees this special episode and asks the guys as series of questions about everything from how they met and started the Shooters Nation Podcast, to choosing the right carry ammunition, to how relevant 9mm carbines are.

 

Episode Bookmarks

  • 00:09:00 – How did you guys meet and start this?
  • 00:23:00 – How did you introduce your wives to shooting?
  • 00:36:00 – Mark, how did you get into the holster business?
  • 00:42:00 – David, how did Shooters Nation begin?
  • 00:56:00 – End of Segment One
  • 00:58:00 – Is appendix (AIWB) carry really comfortable?
  • 01:05:00 – What's compelling about 9mm carbines?
  • 01:17:00 – Thoughts on so-called sticky holsters?
  • 01:20:00 – What's your preferred carry ammunition?
  • 01:34:00 – Is the .40SW cartridge dead?
  • 01:41:00 – What's up with Mark's Agency Arms Glocks?
  • 01:48:00 – How important is a good carry belt?
  • 01:55:00 – How did your wardrobe change for CCW?
  • 01:59:00 – What's the key to choosing the right holster?
  • 02:06:00 – Show summary and closing remarks

 

Connect With Us After the Show

Head over to https://www.shootersnation.com and contact us using the handy form provided.  We'd love to hear from you, whether it is a comment about the show or a suggestion for a future guest or subject!

 

Shooters Nation Swag!

If you like our logo and want to help spread the word about the Shooters Nation and show your support for the Second Amendment, be sure to visit our website at https://www.shootersnation.com and check out our web store.  You can order high-quality embroidered hats, shirts and other clothing featuring our logo.

 

Newsletter with Special Offers!

Be sure to sign up for the Shooters Nation Mail Blast newsletter by visiting https://www.shootersnation.com/mailblast and adding yourself to our mailing list.

 

Got an idea for a future episode? 

Let us know at https://www.shootersnation.com/idea 

 

Sponsors

Squared Away Customs

  • Quality Custom Kydex Holsters and Carry Gear
  • Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” when ordering!

 

Like what you're hearing?

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  Every dollar donated helps make this show possible.

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009 Let’s Talk About Guns and Gear and Stuff!

Let's Talk About Guns and Gear and Stuff!

Do you like talking about guns and gear? We slow down the pace a little and do exactly that with this episode. Hang out with David and Mark as they talk about their favorite podcasts, YouTube channels, knives, EDC bags, holsters and other gear. The guys also talk about the upcoming TENTH episode which will be recorded LIVE and streamed-live on YouTube with audience participation!

 

Episode Bookmarks

  • 00:33:30 Segment Two Start
  • 01:07:30 Segment Two End
  • 01:09:00 Segment Three Start

 

Stuff We Mentioned in This Episode

Boxer Tactical
http://www.boxertactical.com

Colonel Blades
http://www.colonelblades.com

Gunfighter Gun Oil
http://www.gunlubricationlogistics.com

The Jocko Podcast
http://www.jockopodcast.com

Knockout Lights (Mike @ Assault Dynamics)
Instagram @knockoutlights
http://www.assaultdynamics.com

Practically Tactical
http://www.practicallytactical.com

SureFire X300 Weapon Lights
http://www.surefire.com

TT Gunleather
http://www.ttgunleather.com

Vertx
http://www.vertx.com
(Use code “SquaredAway” for 25% off!)

 

Connect With Us After the Show

You can find Ian Strimbeck at http://www.runenation.com .  Be sure to check out the class schedule as well as the link he provides to request that he teach a class at your local range or training facility.

 

Newsletter with Special Offers!

Be sure to sign up for the Shooters Nation Mail Blast newsletter by visiting https://www.shootersnation.com/mailblast and adding yourself to our mailing list.

 

Got an idea for a future episode? 

Let us know at https://www.shootersnation.com/idea 

 

Sponsors

Squared Away Customs

  • Quality Custom Kydex Holsters and Carry Gear
  • Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” when ordering!

 

Like what you're hearing?

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  Every dollar donated helps make this show possible.

https://www.shootersnation.com/donate

 

008 Ian Strimbeck – Self Defense in Non Permissive Environments

Self Defense in a Non Permissive Environment

Statistically, the average person spends 50% of their waking hours per day in a workplace or other environment where firearms are not permitted.  So how do you protect yourself against extreme violence in places like that?  In the wake of the YouTube corporate HQ shooting, David and Mark are joined again by Ian Strimbeck of Runenation LLC to talk about Self Defense in Non Permissive Environments.

  

Specifically…

  • The role that Mindset plays in surviving.
  • Improvised weapons pulled from your surroundings.
  • Why you're NOT crazy to think about this ahead of time.
  • Getting a game-plan together with your co-workers.
  • Kicking Some Ass as a Team-Builder  (Yep!)
  • When to Run and When to Stand and Fight 
  • We're Fighting?  DOG PILE!
  • Dealing With the Aftermath

 

Episode Bookmarks

  • 00:39:00 First Segment Wrap-Up
  • 00:39:00 First Segment Wrap-Up
  • 01:24:00 Second Segment Wrap-Up
  • 02:00:00 Third Segment Wrap-Up

 

Connect With Us After the Show

You can find Ian Strimbeck at http://www.runenation.com .  Be sure to check out the class schedule as well as the link he provides to request that he teach a class at your local range or training facility.

 

Newsletter with Special Offers!

Be sure to sign up for the Shooters Nation Mail Blast newsletter by visiting https://www.shootersnation.com/mailblast and adding yourself to our mailing list.

 

Got an idea for a future episode? 

Let us know at https://www.shootersnation.com/idea 

 

Sponsors

Squared Away Customs

  • Quality Custom Kydex Holsters and Carry Gear
  • Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” when ordering!

 

Like what you're hearing?

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  Every dollar donated helps make this show possible.

https://www.shootersnation.com/donate

 

007 Why You Really DO Need an AR15 with Mike Sisino – Part 2

Why You Really DO Need an AR15 – Part 2

David and Mark sit down with 31-year veteran Law Enforcement Officer, firearms trainer, and subject matter expert Mike Sisno to conclude this particular discussion of the AR-15 rifle and why Yes, You Really DO Need One as a Civilian.

The guys wrap up with a range of topics including:

  • More misconceptions, myths and lies about the AR-15
  • The AR-15's place in your home defense tool-kit
  • What gear makes sense for a home defense AR-15?
  • The AR-15 and recent mass shootings.
  • Politicians and the Media aren't good sources of information!

 

Connect With Us After the Show:

Interested in taking a class with Mike Sisino or hosting him for a class at your local shooting range?  Email him at pointman612@gmail.com 

Got an idea for a future episode?  Let us know at https://www.shootersnation.com/idea

 

 

Newsletter with Special Offers!

Be sure to sign up for the Shooters Nation Mail Blast newsletter by visiting https://www.shootersnation.com/mailblast and adding yourself to our mailing list.

 

How are we doing?

We want your feedback!  Hit the following link for a quick listener survey to help us do the best job possible for you.

https://www.shootersnation.com/survey01

 

Sponsors:

Squared Away Customs

  • Quality Custom Kydex Holsters and Carry Gear
  • Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” when ordering!

 

Like what you're hearing?

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  Every dollar donated helps make this show possible.

https://www.shootersnation.com/donate

 

006 Why You Really DO Need an AR15 with Mike Sisino – Part 1

Why You Really DO Need an AR15 – Part 1

David and Mark sit down with 31-year veteran Law Enforcement Officer, firearms trainer, and subject matter expert Mike Sisno to discuss the AR-15 rifle and why Yes, You Really DO Need One as a Civilian.

The guys cover a range of topics including:

  • Myths, misconceptions and outright LIES about the AR-15
  • There's no such thing as an “Assault Rifle”
  • Guess what… People really DO hunt with the AR-15!
  • High Powered?  Nope.  High Hype!
  • What about the AR-15 appeals to you as a civilian?

 

Be sure to download and listen to Episode 007 for Part 2 of this conversation!

 

Newsletter with Special Offers!

Be sure to sign up for the Shooters Nation Mail Blast newsletter by visiting https://www.shootersnation.com/mailblast and adding yourself to our mailing list.

 

How are we doing?

We want your feedback!  Hit the following link for a quick listener survey to help us do the best job possible for you.

https://www.shootersnation.com/survey01

 

Sponsors:

Squared Away Customs

  • Quality Custom Kydex Holsters and Carry Gear
  • Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” when ordering!

 

Like what you're hearing?

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  Every dollar donated helps make this show possible.

https://www.shootersnation.com/donate

 

005 Jason Demo on Avoiding and De-Escalating

David and Mark discuss the value of Avoiding and De-escalating dangerous situations with special guest Jason Demo.

Jason is a veteran law enforcement officer who served as a Deputy Sheriff in Central Florida for nearly a decade where he conducted over 200 high-risk fugitive investigations and apprehensions as a member of the Street Crimes unit and Tactical Surveillance Squad.  

Jason is now the owner of and principal behind Jason Demo Photography and Media Consulting where he focuses on guns, gear and tactics as a professional consultant and content creator for the tactical industry.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

If your podcast app doesn't support links, visit ShootersNation.com for the full show notes with links.

 

Sponsors:

Squared Away Customs

Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” for 10% off!

 

 

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  We would be honored if you would consider becoming a Patreon Patron of the show!

https://www.patreon.com/shootersnation

 

004 Listener Mailbag and Fanny Packs Full of Snacks

The guys celebrate the first month of the Shooters Nation Podcast and spend time reading and answering questions from the Listener Mailbag.  Topics include:  Active Shooter Situations, Date Night At The Shooting Range, Training On A Budget, and Using Fanny Packs for Snacks (and Concealed Carry).

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Sponsors:

Squared Away Customs

Be sure to use discount code “SHOOTERSNATION” for 10% off!

 

Want to support the podcast and help make future episodes possible?  We would be honored if you would consider becoming a Patreon Patron of the show!

https://www.patreon.com/shootersnation

 

003 School Anti-Gun Walkouts and Every Day Carry

David and Mark chat with their friends and fellow shooters, Brad and Jordan, about what it means to each of them to be an average armed American Citizen.  They discuss why they started carrying a handgun for their self defense, what kind of gun they carry, and how often they carry.

The guys also talk about the Wednesday, March 14th anti-gun protest “Walk Outs” in schools around America.  Is it really an effective form of protest if you can't articulate what your stance on the issue is?  And can you really claim it's spontaneous grass roots activism lead by our kids when significant money and resources are being pumped into it by the usual suspects?

Of interest, an article that David mentions briefly in this episode while talking about following the trail of money can be found here:

 

Be sure to visit us after the show at ShootersNation.com and tell us what you think!

002 Special Guest Ian Strimbeck of Runenation LLC

David, Mark and Dennis interview special guest and self-defense trainer Ian Strimbeck of Runenation LLC.  In this episode we talk about picking  the right handgun for carry, how every situation isn't always a problem for guns, what it means to be a multi-disciplinary tactician, and why you should seek to learn a variety of life-saving skills as an armed citizen.

Ian not only shares a ton of knowledge with us, but also answers several listener questions! 

Also in this episode: Mark tells us about the time he and a co-worker took some training and got into a fight with knives inside of a car and destroyed it, and David calls out gun-counter jockeys who foist ridiculously incompatible handguns off on first-time buyers. 

We even talk momentarily about color-filling the engraving on your handgun slide just to make sure we alienate everyone possible!

 

You can learn more about Ian, Runenation and the Greyhive cadre of instructors at these links:

 

Be sure to visit us after the show at ShootersNation.com and tell us what you think!

001 School Shootings. Should Armed Response Be Left To The Police?

Join us as David, Eddie and Gordon speak with Randy Harris of Suarez International and Mark Lancaster of Squared Away Customs and begin to wrestle with the complex, tragic topic of school shootings and whether armed response should be left to the police.