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013 Making Our Schools Safer with US Navy SEAL William

Making Our Schools Safer

Up front, this is a long episode but it is well worth listening to in its entirety.  Please don't let the length of it prevent you from listening.  David and Mark sit down with US Navy SEAL (ret) “William” to discuss making our schools safer from tragic events such as the recent rash of school shootings.  William is the  Director of Campus Safety and Security for a large church and private school near Nashville, Tennessee.

This episode moves quickly and is packed with very valuable knowledge and ideas gained through experience and is designed to help students, parents, school staff and administration begin the journey of implementing REAL and effective safety and security programs at their schools.

 

Episode Topics

  • Why are our schools still soft targets?
  • What is motivating these attacks and how do we address that?
  • Where does security start?  Is there a method or a formula?
  • How do you start the conversation of improving or creating a Safety Program with your school administration?
  • Low-Cost or No-Cost ways to improve security and safety.
  • Low-Visibility ways to make schools safer and more secure.
  • The role that awareness plays in the overall equation.
  • What sort of training programs should you implement?
  • Is “See Something, Say Something” failing us?
  • Is our culture of politeness getting us killed?
  • What risks are on the horizon that we should be concerned about?

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode

STOPit Solutions
Anonymous Reporting and Incident Management
http://stopitsolutions.com/

 

Rapid Application Tourniquet System
https://ratsmedical.com/

RATS also available on Amazon via this link…
https://amzn.to/2LqWJ9R

 

Beslan, Russia School Siege
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_siege

 

Safe Schools Act of 2002

Final Report and Findings: Implications for Prevention of School Attacks in the United States

Threat Assessment in Schools:A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

 

 

 

 

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012 Bob Allen on Training Beyond Your Carry Permit. What and Why.

Bob Allen on Training Beyond Your Carry Permit. What and Why.

David and Mark are joined by Bob Allen, Director of Training at Royal Range USA in Nashville, Tennessee, to talk about what training the civilian should seek out beyond their Handgun Carry Permit, and why.  In this episode we talk about moving past the fundamentals, the advantages of curated one-to-one training, the practicality of Force on Force training for civilians, and some of the more common misconceptions about what training among casual gun owners and carry practitioners.

Mr. Allen is a 34-year veteran of the Nashville Police, 21-year SWAT team instructor and lead instructor of firearms and defensive tactics for Metro’s Police Academy.  

 

Episode Bookmarks

  • 00:06:45 – Bob Allen of Royal Range Firearms Training Center
  • 00:16:30 – Guest Profile.  Mr. Allen's Credentials
  • 00:22:00 – Training beyond the carry permit. What and why?
  • 00:33:00 – Carrying without a round in the chamber?
  • 00:38:30 – Excuses for not getting additional training.
  • 00:41:30 – Start of Second Segment
  • 00:50:00 – Have your students survived actual shootings?
  • 00:57:00 – Practice yields competence in critical moments
  • 01:02:00 – Solving complex equations in chaos
  • 01:06:00 – Open vs Concealed Carry
  • 01:15:00 – Where do I start beyond the carry permit?
  • 01:22:00 – Confrontations happen closer than you may think.
  • 01:26:00 – Training allows you to test your gear!
  • 01:37:30 – How to connect with Bob Allen
  • 01:40:00 – What's coming up on Shooters Nation soon

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode

Royal Range Firearms Training Center
Indoor Shooting Range and Retail Store
Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.royalrangeusa.com

 

 

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011 NRAAM 2018 Recap, Russian Collusion, Tim Kennedy, and New Guns and Gear!

NRAAM 2018 Recap, Russian Collusion, Tim Kennedy, and New Guns and Gear!

David and Mark are joined by Jordan, and discuss the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting, new guns and gear showcased at NRAAM, the NRA Board of Directors election results, and the recent debacle with UFC Fighter and US Army Green Beret, Tim Kennedy, trying to explain away his statements about the Second Amendment.  PLUS, David's computer self-destructs and tries to sink the show in what was obviously an act of Russian Collusion.

 

Episode Bookmarks

  • 00:01:00 Technical Problems Explained
  • 00:01:00 Technical Problems Explained
  • 00:02:15 Start of the Episode
  • 00:05:45 Big Ol' Anti-Gun Texas???
  • 00:15:30 Someone's Getting a Hudson H9
  • 00:25:30 Rise of the Machines!  David's computer explodes.
  • 00:29:00 Sig's New Bluetooth-enabled Laser Range Finder
  • 00:36:30 Tim Kennedy at NRAAM
  • 00:53:00 More Anti-Gun Media Bias
  • 00:57:00 NRA Board of Directors Elections
  • 01:05:45 New Guns and Gear at NRAAM 2018
  • 01:20:00 Mark Talks About His Suppressed Angstadt Arms UDP-9
  • 01:38:00 Episode Wind Down and Listener Questions

 

Stuff We Mentioned in This Episode

National Rifle Association Annual Meeting
http://www.nraam.org

Tim Kennedy on the Lance Armstrong Podcast
https://goo.gl/E1JTM7

SureFire XH30 Weapon Lights
http://www.surefire.com

Springfield Armory 10mm TRP with RMR
https://goo.gl/11NDv9

G5+ Pocket Glock Tool by NcSTAR
https://goo.gl/qyY47C

Faxon Firearms Slides for M&P Pistols
https://goo.gl/gEFqUu

Triicon MRO Green Dot Sights
https://goo.gl/wfPqMY

B&T USW Chassis for Sig P320
https://goo.gl/4EtTFJ

Apache Rifleworks
https://www.shootersnation.com/apacherifleworks

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 

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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!

 

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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:

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Sponsors:

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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!

 

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