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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0325 - Expanding our Fight for Second Amendment Rights

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Today's show might be one of the more important podcasts I have ever recorded. as many of you know, our Second Amendment Rights are under attack and I must say that I have never been more concerned about our rights than I am today. In what seems to be a perfect storm, anti-gun politicians and activists are feeling more bold and empowered than ever before and when that fact is coupled with the understandable complacency of today's gun owner, I see a serious threat on the horizon. Today we will take a look at that threat and some no-nonsense steps we can take to win the fight.

0307 - The Problem with Firearm Safety Rules

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In my opinion it is imperative that the student/teacher relationship is based on trust. We are dealing with life and death issues when we deal with combatives. The student must trust that the instructor is giving the best information possible. Many people mistake the instructors best effort with the instructor being required to be right I disagree The instructor has the responsibility to commit to having the best information available to provide to their students The instructor must constantly seek to understand where they are wrong and improve the information that provide to their students

0302 - Training and Practice Dangers We Ignore

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In my opinion in the self-defense training industry we focus on the "glamorous" dangers to the exclusion of many of the more likely risks we face in our environment. Don't get me wrong, we need to talk about the reality that things can go wrong in self-defense training. Let's face it, any time we train with guns, the risk is there that someone could get shot. There is no way to bring the risk to 0. When we train with unarmed skills it is completely possible that some one could get their bell rung. Yes we should take precautions to try and prevent these situations, but in my opinion the trainers and trainees can't stop there.

0300 - Safety as a Concept In Training and in Life

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Recently I stopped to look at the rules that were posted in our local YMCA swimming pool. There were a total of 14 rules listed one of which was, "No breath holding contests." It was really frustrating to read the rules that were trying to address very specific situations that were considered a danger and missing the big picture. There was no mention of "Swim within your ability," or any other rule that addressed safety as a concept. When we have rules like, "No breath holding contests," I always look for the rules that say, "Do not park your vehicles in the swimming pool," and "No chainsaws allowed in the hot tub." We can never address EVERY safety concern with a rule and we need to stop trying. When we attempt to cover it all specifically we will miss something, we will smother those we are trying to protect with minutia and we short circuit out goal of creating a safer environment.

0286 - If You are a Shooter, Check Your Carry-On Bags When You Travel

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I end up traveling by air quite a bit both for pleasure and for business. This means that I end up taking guns onto airplane in my checked luggage quite often. Even when I don't take guns with me, I work to be pretty careful with my carry-on bags. There are all kinds of prohibited items that I use in the course of a day that could end up in my carry on if I'm not careful. Ammunition is one of those items. So, I check my bags.

0285 - Three Important Lessons to Take From Sanford, FL

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We don't know all the details regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, and I don't expect that we ever will. At the same time, however, there are some lessons that can be taken from this situation that are based on the facts that are clear to us. It would be wrong to not take some time to look for the lessons in this situation and how we can apply these lessons to our own life to make sure that we don't find ourselves in a quagmire like we see being played out in the media.

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.

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.