0137 - Impressions of a First Time Shooter

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One of the common themes of my life has been teaching. No matter what I get involved in I end up teaching it. I have taught lots of fun stuff throughout my life but today I got to teach a common topic for me to someone I NEVER thought I would have a chance to teach. My sister asked me to take her shooting. I was thrilled and jumped at the chance.

0136 - Get Some Rest: My Story

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My wife and I are very blessed in that we have successfully structured our lives to place family as a top priority. This past weekend we made a trip to the south to spend time with extended family to celebrate a birthday. The drive we made was a total of about 13 hours. That amount of time in the car can certainly tire you out. It did me. Today we will take a look at the consequences that resulted from my fatigue.

0134 - SDFAQ Should I Carry Pepper Spray?

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In my FSDUC courses one of the most common questions I get is, "Should I carry pepper spray." For me the answer is pretty simple. Of course. Today let's take a quick look at why and just a few of the MANY factors we need to consider.

0133 - A Different Take on Safety

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Last night I went to the range to do a bit of training. This time instead of witnessing a safety violation, I was the safety violation, at least in the minds of the insurance company and the attorneys. I don't know why I was surprised, but I was asked (very nicely) to refrain from drawing from my holster. This is an incredibly common rule at ranges, and it bugs me.

0132 - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger

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I spent a lot of time at the range this weekend! Between courses and competition I got a lot of rounds down range and had a great weekend! I do have to say that I am amazed at some of the things I see when I go shooting. This weekend I witnessed TWO ND's! Thank goodness no one was hurt in either situation. I wasn't involved in either situation at all, I was just one of the lucky ones that didn't get shot.

0129 - Field Trip to the Parade

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Since today is St. Patricks day and supposedly EVERYONE is Irish. We headed downtown for the parade. Us country folk don't automatically get eaten alive the minute we step into the concrete jungle as long as we take some precautions... Those precautions are our topic for today.

0128 - LE What Can Women Learn From This

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I really appreciate the input that I get from my listeners. If you haven't found Sports Stole My Man you should check it out. Jen Posted up on my FB wall a link to this article Lululemon Robbery/Murder with the question: "What can women learn from this?" Great question, but I'm not surprised that's what good journalists do is ask good questions.

0125 - FF LA Contest and Hotel Robbery Shooting

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Man, what a weekend! We got hit with a pretty decent storm Thursday night through Friday which creates a load of extra work for me and gets me behind in my game. Add to that the fact that I had family come in to town for a family birthday and Friday's Podcast just had to wait! Now that we have a show up, check out the great performance of a hotel clerk in this shootout. There are some things we will talk about that could have gone better as well!

0124 - Extend Your Training Resources

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I used to spend a good amount of time away from my family training. I still do when I'm teaching, but I have reduces the amount of time I am away from my family while I improve my skills. At first I did this the good old fashioned way, I simply reduced my training time. If we aren't careful, however, too long of a break from what we enjoy and what we value can allow resentment and frustration to build as well as important skills to erode. Today I wanted to share some tips on how I find time to train in my busy family life.

0123 - Carry What You Train With, or...

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Each of us has our favorites in life. Favorite food, favorite car, favorite movie. The list goes on. What makes something our favorite is probably different from person to person but if we were to try and generalize about favorites we might assume that favorites are things that we have a positive history with, things that make us feel comfortable, things we can count on. Favorites aren't limited to the comforts of life. Let's face it, we ALL have a favorite handgun! The question that I pose to you is, if you have a favorite why isn't your sweetheart stuffed in your waist band right now?