Tag Archives: concealed carry

Episode-1161- David Byte of SafeToCarry.com – An App to Defend the 2nd Amendment

Get the app and learn more at SafeToCarry.com

Get the app and learn more at SafeToCarry.com

Today we are joined by David Byte an Oklahoma conservative entrepreneur looking for ways to help protect our constitutional rights though the use of technology and social media.

David is the founder of SafeToCarry a smart phone application and website combo that his team launched in January to help provide the most up to date information about the 2nd amendment friendly status of a location based on “crowd sourced” data.  They are now offering to partner with local and regional 2A organizations as well.

David joins us today to discuss exactly what the SafeToCarry app does and how users can add locations that are both pro and anti second amendment. He also discusses other ways they obtain data on specific locations and regions.

Tune in today to learn how you can get this application and more importantly how you can help as part of one of the largest demographics in America today.  Folks there are 55 million gun owners in America, that is about 1 in every 5 Americans.

You want to make a statement about the preservation of the right that guards all other rights?  Well this is a way to do with with your wallet.  Not just based on where we spend out money, but more importantly where we don’t.

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-620- Frank Sharpe Jr. on Armed and Unarmed Self Defense

Frank Sharpe Jr. of Fortress Self Defense Consultants

Frank Sharpe Jr. is the founder and owner of Fortress Self defense, a top notch institution for training in both armed and unarmed combat.

The cadre of Fortress Self Defense Consultants has a combined total of over 75 years of teaching experience, their goal is to offer you the best training possible!

Their curriculum consists of state-of-the-art techniques and a practical application philosophy, and we strive to equip our students with the skills they need to achieve victory in a self-defense encounter.

If you are going to be armed and exercise your second amendment rights you have a responsibility to be well trained, safe and effective with your weapons.

Join Frank and I today as we discuss…

  • Why “civilian training is different than LEO/Military training
  • Why your next firearms investment may need to be in training vs. another gun
  • Why Fortress provides female specific courses and what the advantages of it are
  • Why a handgun is for when you don’t have the option of a rifle or shotgun, not a first choice
  • How to remain able to fully defend yourself while on an airplane (awesome stuff)
  • Why training someone you have a pre existing relationship with can be problamatic
  • Using airsoft for realistic movement and force on force training
  • How a “basic handgun course” differs from a state required concealed carry permit course
  • Options for non lethal self defense
  • Why Frank believes if you carry a gun “you must carry pepper spray”
  • The wisdom of “we don’t go to stupid places, with stupid people and do stupid things”
  • Why you never want to have to pull the trigger but must be read to if you have to

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-599- The In’s and Out’s of Handgun Selection

Photo Credit to bk1bennett

I have had a lot of requests to do a show bout handguns and selection there of.  I have actually been reluctant to do it for a few reasons.  First that no subject is more full of opinion and more opinions that don’t really matter than this subject.  Many guns and many calibers are so close in performance that debating one over the other has little meaning.

Next is that Eric Shelton does a great show almost exclusively devoted to handguns called The Handgun Podcast.  With more than 130 episodes of that show odds are you can hear more about handguns then you need to know, more importantly I don’t like to just redo the work of others.

Lastly is that to me choosing the right handgun is in many ways highly personal, yet after much consideration about how to make this show more than just explanations of a few common calibers and the difference between a revolver and a semi auto I think I am ready to do what I can to help you on your quest for the right handgun for you.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What no gun can ever do for you
  • Why we carry a hand gun or use one in the first place
  • T.V. ain’t even close to reality
  • How bullets kill (overly simplified but what you really need to know)
    • Penetration
    • Shock
  • Hunting isn’t self defense and self defense isn’t hunting
  • Thoughts on common calibers, 380, 9mm, 38 Spc, 357 Mag, 40 S&W and 45 ACP
  • The situational requirements
  • The personal requirements
  • The lethality requirements
  • Capacity – over rated at best, more often a useless crutch
  • Used vs. new
  • Cheap, mid priced, expensive what makes sense
  • Practicing deployment and firing
  • Using airsoft guns for personal training
  • Getting professional training
  • In the end, a gun is only a tool

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-424- Listener Feedback 4-26-10

Today we have another round of your questions including things like Arizona’s new immigration bill, left handed AR shooting, China’s growing influence in Africa, the movie Food Inc and more.

Join me today as I discuss your feedback on…

  • The reality of the new Arizona Immigration Law\
  • Could we have State level deportation, well sort of if I was Governor
  • Watch Food Inc. be aware it may change how you see food
  • How Food Inc. and illegal immigration are linked
  • How do you set priorities in dealing with debt and living in a place you don’t like
  • Should left handed shooters learn to shoot right handed
  • What is a master eye, why does it matter
  • What is China doing in Africa and why should we care
  • Concealed carry for the dress wearing lady, (help me out gals)
  • A simple law in Georgia leads to deep constitutional and libertarian questions

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-384- Listener Feedback for 2-23-10

Today we make up for skipping yesterday’s listener feedback show.  Today we have questions about gun rights, taxation, socialism, fascist economics, cutting down trees, survival gardening, permaculture, bug out bags for kids and more.

Join me today as I answer the following questions…

  • Is socialism necessary for “much needed progress”
  • If you need a license to drive why not a license to own a gun
  • Do we need taxes for some things, how much do we actually need
  • What is the real role of government in the U.S.
  • How does the US actually fund “socialized medicine” around the world
  • Should kids have their own BOBs and where should they be stored
  • What plants can you plant at a BOL when you are not able to be there often
  • Thoughts on the need for backing up your data
  • How to balance removing existing non productive trees with out cutting to many
  • How often should you change out ammo in your carry gun
  • What are some rules for keeping your carry gun functional

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-381- Listener Feedback 2-18-10

I needed an easy day after a late night last night up in Farmer’s Branch where I did a presentation on Modern Survivalism at the AG Trading Post.  So today I am doing an listener feedback show.  Well sometimes a plan to take it easy doesn’t work, I get a bit of boiling blood today but I think you will agree it was well deserved.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • The surprising facts about life expectancy during the Great Depression
  • The choice of carry your weapon but potentially loosing your job
  • Should young people use IRAs, 401s, etc with so many economic dangers ahead
  • Will the government require all food to be treated with radiation with HR 875
  • Advice on how to get an unpaid internship and turn it into a paying job
  • NAIS has died a deserving death, what it tells us, we can win

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-377- The Why Behind Concealed Carry

I think a lot of people have misconceptions (both positive and negative) about concealed carry.   It is a bit more limited then many seem to believe in some situations.  Additionally it is far safer than many who are opposed to carrying believe.

I am also running a discount special on the Members Support Brigade from now until midnight Feb. 14th 2010.  For Details Click Here

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The origins of the 2nd Amendment
  • The real story of the how and why of the Bill of Rights they don’t teach in schools
  • If you need to exercise one right then you need to exercise them all
  • About 100,000 women are raped in the US a year, women with guns and training are the solution
  • The main reason you should carry is to protect others, self defense in many situations is limited
  • The person who carries is less likely to be in any altercation than one who does not
  • Why you should carry in your home not just away from it
  • Why carrying improves your life even if nothing ever goes wrong
  • The fact that you are more likely to need a gun than you might believe
  • How “threat probability” plays into the need for concealed carry

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-266- Eric Shelton from the Handgun Podcast Joins Us

By now I am probably on Catalina Island on my vacation but on the show Eric Shelton from the handgun podcast joins me to discuss gun right, self defense options, a bit on handgun hunting, the 22 and more.

This will be the last show this week so there will be no show on Friday, I hope you have enjoyed the interview shows while I am off in California.

Episode-253- Tactical Training for the Everyday World with James Yeager

Today on The Survival Podcast I interview James Yeager of Tactical Response, Tactical Response Gear and the GetOffTheX Forum.  James joined us to discuss tactical concepts and training for every day survival and for practical preparation for real life scenarios.

Tune in to Hear James Answer Questions Such As…

  • Why he chose tactical training as a business?
  • What makes a good defensive hand gun?
  • Is a hand gun best for home defense or is a shotgun or carbine a better option?
  • How can you best train tactically when most ranges are not accommodating to doing so?
  • What is the best carry hand gun?
  • Are husband’s doing a disservice to their wives by buying them revolvers or “smaller framed guns”
  • How do you find a good tactical instructor
  • Why do regular everyday people need specialized tactical training?
  • Why is the 9mm such a popular round?
  • Is the statement that “all the Special Forces guys toss their 9mm sidearms for 45’s myth, fact or a blend of each?
  • What are the fundamentals of being as prepared as you can for a gun fight?

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-249- The Practical Aspects of Tactical Firearms

I don’t do a lot of firearms centric podcasts simply because there are a lot of great podcasts about guns and their use, training and customization.  Yet it is a major component to modern survival philosophy so today I attempt to bring some practicality to that subject.

Today in the intro segment we discuss the 33 million dollar fine to Bank of America and why it pushishes their shareholders (whom it is supposed to protect) and doesn’t punish the company at all.  We also discuss a small group of senate democrats that recently stood up for the second amendment.

On the main topic tune in to hear my thoughts on…

  • Are you grounded in reality from a home defense stand point?
  • Can you get to your gun?  Is a 5 second response time 3 seconds to slow?
  • Why I advise concealed carry holders to continue carrying when the get home
  • Are you mentally prepared to pull the trigger are you mentally prepared to not pull the trigger?
  • Are you proficient with your firearms, is your family?
  • What makes a good defensive hand gun, is bigger better?
  • What makes a good home defensive shotgun?
  • What place does the carbine play in home defense?
  • Has the “fantasy” many engaged in ever actually occurred?
  • What can we learn from the NRA’s armed citizen segment in American Rifleman?
  • What role to airsoft weapons play in tactical training?
  • Where does the 22 fit in the mix, why should you have one and how to choose one
  • A bit on airguns for training and game harvesting

Resources for today’s show…

I left up these videos on Safe Deposit Boxes from Yesterday,  You Really Should View Them Both

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.