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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0258 - An Interview with Junior Shooter and Team Glock Member Tori Nonaka

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Tori Nonaka is a rising Junior shooter who is a member of team Glock. Tori is a fun and dynamic young lady and is continuing to rise in the standings of USPSA and IDPA.

0250 - Interview With Ryan Workman Author of 50 State CCW App

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Our smart phones are only as smart as the information they are able to provide us. Ryan Workman of Workman Consulting has made my phone smarter with his 50 State CCW app. The app puts important information at my finger tips relating to concealed carry and the law. If you travel between states, you need to have this app to help you decipher the complex laws surrounding CCW in multiple states.

0240 - Proper Maintenance of Life Saving Tools

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It is really a pretty simple. Life saving tools have to work. Your seat belts must function every time you wreck your car. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinklers must work every time there is a fire. You should be getting the point. When your life is on the line you must have well maintained equipment. I have talked about some of the pass times I have pursued in my younger years. Among them were climbing and diving. Both pretty intense when it comes to life saving gear. You better bet that as a climber I took pretty good care of my harness, rope, carabiners and rack. Ignoring any signs of wear or damage could have deadly consequences in what would normally be a routine fall. Routine inspections and replacement of worn gear was a regular occurrence. The same was true with my diving gear. Being at 165' of 40' fresh water is no less dangerous that 165' off the deck. If gear fails the consequences are catastrophic. Maintenance takes place on an annual basis or at the first sign of any problems. Why would we treat our self-defense handgun any differently. We shouldn't.

0223 - Less Training = Less Competence

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When the chips are down, we need to be ready. The last thing we want to do in a violent encounter is to put more on our plate. Think for a moment about what is involved in dominating a violent encounter. You must recognize the situation for what it is, decide what you are going to do about it, do it, reevaluate and repeat. All of those steps take time and time is something you have very little of in violence. Don't add to the list. Train so that you are ready to dominate when life deals you a rotten hand. Train to avoid incompetence.

0221 - An Interview With Dave Spaulding

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I love to learn as much as I love to teach, probably even more. The great thing about learning is that each teacher you have has new lessons to teach you or new ways to learn the lessons you have seen before. Today we talk with Dave Spaulding and for most of you he will probably do a bit of both. Teaching some new and improving on what you already know. Grab some paper, prepare to rewind and re-listen. This stuff is good!

0220 - FF Enhancing Combative Pistolcraft Skills with Dave Spaulding

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The weather was perfect, the guys were great and the course of fire was challenging. I got a chance to shoot it and shoot others shooting it. The latter was done with my Nikon of course. That's what I am going to share with you in today's Friday Film. Enjoy the pics.

0218 - 9-11 Series: How Can We Prevent Future Terror Attacks

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No one wants to find themselves in the middle of some type of terrorist action. Once we are in the middle, we have lost some or all of the control that we have over ourselves and I have to tell you control is never something I want to surrender. So, it would make sense that just like any other safety issue we should turn our thoughts and efforts to awareness and prevention to help us avoid getting into a situation that we don't want to be in. In the past ten years our country has invested billions of dollars into the prevention of terrorism. Some of that money is well spent, but in general, I think the price tag could have been a lot lower if everyone was willing to put in the sweat equity to stop terrorism.

0169 - Rules vs. Laws

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One of the issues many of my students struggle with is when to carry a gun. For me that isn't so much of a struggle. The first thing I try to do is understnad the differences between rules and laws and why the difference matters. That is our topic for today. Enjoy the show.

0142 – Gearing Up For Summer Carry

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Back in October or November which seems like forever ago I discussed preparing for winter carry and the issues that tend to present themselves when we add additional layers of clothing. Today we head in the opposite direction. As I mentioned yesterday I jumped on an airplane to head to Florida to visit family over the weekend. The warm weather was an excellent reminder of the issues that pop up when we molt from our winter wear into short shorts and tube tops.

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?