0319 - An Interview with Mike Brown Designer of the Adcor BEAR

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When it comes to the AR-15 platform, I am a big fan of the DI guns. The AR has a reputation of being a finicky and dirty rifle that at times can be truthful but is often overblown. So with very few exceptions when folks ask me my opinion about the AR I talk about DI. As with anything else, there are exceptions. Today we are going to hear about an exception. The Adcor Defense BEAR. The BEAR's designer Mike Brown is going to talk to us about Adcor, AR-15's, Pistons, the BEAR and the depth that his rifle and Adcor bring to the table.

0289 - Caracal F 9mm Striker Fired Pistol Range Trip with Stoppages

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With all the excitement surrounding the Caracal i have made it a top priority to bring you quality information related to the pistol. Although it is not widely available, we have been able to secure a copy and I have been bit by bit exploring the pistol as time has allowed. This past weekend I took it on an impromptu range trip and was a bit disappointed in how it fared. It was probably my fault, but I'm still bummed.

0277 - First Shots with the Caracal F 9mm

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If you haven't heard about the Caracal F it is time to take a look. I have spent a lot of time with 9mm, striker-fired pistols over the years and at first glance I really didn't think the Caracal was very different. It took me a bit of time to open my eyes and actually pay attention to see what this pistol has to offer.

0268 - Interview with Zach of Helix Arms

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Today we have an interview that literally had me laughing out loud both during the recording and again throughout the editing. I hope you find the conversation I had with Zach of Helix Arms as much as we did. We do talk about some serious topics, and no, you shouldn't load your shot shells with rock salt.

0267 - An Interview with Marty Hayes of the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network

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The Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network is dedicated to helping its members win the legal aftermath of a violent encounter. For a membership fee of $85.00 each year you can give yourself the piece of mind of making sure that you have the funds to mount an appropriate legal defense should it become necessary to do so following a violent encounter. Today we talk with Marty Hayes about what we can do to protect ourselves from the legal consequences of violence and how the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network can help.

0266 - An Interview with Julie Golob and Jerry Miculek of Team Smith and Wesson

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The best in the business are at SHOT Show and there is no doubt that it can be tough to gain access to some of the top names. SHOT Show is a busy time. Julie Golob and I started to try and get a time scheduled weeks ahead of SHOT but with both of our crazy schedules finding a common time was tough, but finally we made it. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I showed up at the Smith & Wesson booth and had the chance to interview both Julie and Jerry Miculek. Today we will talk with two champions who still find time for family, the outdoors and folks like you and me.

0265 - An Interview with John Paul of JP Enterprises

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My primary AR-15 is a JP rifle. I bought a JP for several reasons: First, JP has taken a bunch of time over the years to give me personal customer support. When I say JP, I am talking about the people at JP, but also John Paul. When someone takes the time to invest in me as a customer, I become a loyal customer. Second, I started out as a competitive shooter and JP dominated the competitive market where I played my gun games. I know that competition isn't battle, but I also know that competition can be a grueling test ground for combative gear. JP has proven that their rifles will continue to perform in the harshest of conditions. Finally, with JP, I had the opportunity to have a rifle built to my exact specifications. I hope you enjoy today's podcast and if you are shopping for a new AR, give JP a look.

0264 - Interview with Stacey Nagey of Primary Weapons Systems

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The AR-15 is currently one of the most popular weapons platforms out there and like anything out there that is hot, it is stuck into a bunch of gunnisms. AR vs. AK, 5.56 vs. 6.whatever, 16" vs. 10.5", and probably one of the biggest out there right now, DI vs piston. There are lots of manufacturers out there building the best rifles they can with all the options customers can possibly think of and of course all the choices are fueling the fire. Today, our goal is to smother the blase and try to actually understand why we might want a piston gun. PWS is going to help us with that task.

0263 - An Interview with Doug Dirren of TASER International

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The TASER X26 is one of the most universal tools found on LEO's duty belts because of its effectiveness and its track record for safety. TASER now has made their ECD's available to law abiding citizens for several years. The current line of civilian TASERS is lead by the C2 which has the exact features that good people need to end violent encounters and escape as quickly as possible.