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



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