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Episode-1750- 10 Gun and Ammo Combos and What they are Great At

The Belgian Browning Auto 5 - One of My Favorite All Time Guns

The Belgian Browning Auto 5 – One of My Favorite All Time Guns

With a title like 10 Gun and Ammo Combos you may think of this as a top ten list type of thing.  As in Jack’s top ten guns, it isn’t.  I personally love guns and the science of ballistics.  I love the art of the gun, the design that goes into everything from a tactical AR15, to a lever action design that is more than a century old at this time.

No these are guns that in general are simply great guns, have a real role if put to proper use and the caliber or gauge that I feel really makes a particular frame sort of sing, and again this is just my opinion.

My goal is for the show today to be fun and expand the listeners knowledge of various guns and calibers.  To get off of the Glock/AR rut I think many are in today.  Don’t get me wrong, both are great guns, but they are a tiny fraction of the beauty, quality and tradition that is firearms as a whole.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • What makes a gun “great” to me
  • What makes a cartridge “great” to me
  • My ten guns we are going to discuss today
    • Remington Model 7 – in 7mm-08
    • Marlin 1894 – in 44 Magnum
    • M1 Carbine – in 30 Carbine
    • Ruger Single Six Convertible – 22LR/22mag
    • Remington 7600/760 – 30-06
    • Marlin Model 60 – 22LR
    • Marlin 336C – 35 Remington
    • Remington 870 Wingmaster – 20 Gauge
    • Belgian Made Browning Auto5 – 12 Gauge
    • NEF Handi Rifle – 357 Magnum
  • Final Thoughts

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My Special 44 Special Load for Quiet Carbine Use

This is a 44 Special Load from an older Lee Manual.  Do NOT reduce any further!

300 Grain Lead Bullet
Standard Large Pistol Primer
9.8-11.5 grains of H4227

I settled on an even 10 Grains of Powder.  In a 20 Inch barreled 1894 Marlin 44 Magnum it is quieter then most Break Barrel Pellet guns and will penetrate 7 inches of solid pressure treated lumber at 25 yards and is accurate to about 50 yards before the low velocity takes over and drop becomes extreme.

Similar loads should be possible for rounds like,

357 Mag – Try light 38 Spc Loads
45 Colt – Try Cowboy Action Loads to start out

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Episode-1689- Why You Should Become A Gun Owner

obummerI grew up with guns.  Got my first BB gun from a grandfather at 7 and was running though the Florida swamps alone with it by 9.  Moved to Pennsylvania at 12 and was turned loose alone with a 22 rifle and a 20 gauge shot gun, only conditions, do nothing stupid and pay for your own ammo with chores.

Shot my first deer with a bow that fall, another with a rifle that winter.  I have a 22 I got that Christmas that likely had 100,000 rounds through it before I left for the Army at 17.

I learned the Army way of shooting next, qualified expert with the M16 and spent time shooting weapon like the M2, M60 and other fun stuff like the SAW.  Left service and returned to PA for a bit, came to Texas and started collecting and shooting all types of guns.

In all of this it gets easy to forget there are 40 year old men that are even a little bit “country boy” types that have never owned a gun, perhaps never even fired one.

Today’s show is for that brand new gun owner, or the would be new gun owner.  I want to help demystify things, I want to help avail fear and I want to help Barack Obama!  What?  LOL

See our current President is likely the all time best selling gun salesman in history.  Every time he opens his mouth about taking away gun rights, sales go through the roof.  Well he has about a year left, I hope to push his record over the top, to make sure that more Americans become new gun owners during his presidency than any three presidents in US history.  And you thought anarchists were not interested in politics. Ha!

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Replacing fear with respect
  • Defending a right by exercising a right
  • Yes a gun is “dangerous” so are chain saws, cars and power tools
  • Yes you very well may need a gun to defend yourself
  • You likely won’t need a gun to defend yourself, you likely die young but have insurance anyway
  • Trying to reach the reluctant spouse
    • Go to a class on safety and shooting
    • Explain your view
    • Ignore the statistics battles, they are pointless
    • At some point man the F up or woman the F up
  • Yes women you should carry too if you can
  • Getting started
    • Get training
    • Find mentors
    • Go shoot rented guns
    • In general start with long guns
    • Learn gun functionality
    • Learn gun maintenance
    • Develop protocols and procedures
  • My basic gun battery and the reasons for it
    • A 22 rifle
    • A center fire rifle
    • A 22 hand gun
    • A center fire hand gun
    • A shot gun
    • Whatever you want and can afford
  • Using airsoft as a training and practicing tool
  • Loose the fear, seriously lose it, it is irrational and makes no sense

Resources for today’s show…

flavorkingBob Wells Plant of the WeekFlavor King Pluot The Flavor King is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 10.

It is a cross between a Plum and an Apricot. It only requires 400 chill hours and ripens late July. It has sensational sweet flavor with reddish-purple skin and crimson flesh.

Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape plants and trees including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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Episode-1656- Listener Calls 10-8-15 – Firearms

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on a special firearms edition of the Listener Call in show.  Today we discuss reloading, carry guns, tactical rifles, surplus rifles, training and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • What is the minimum maintenance after range time
  • Pumps and levers compared to semi autos tactically
  • Military Mausers for deer hunting
  • Choosing a red dot for a shotgun without breaking the bank
  • Getting gun training and experience with out getting tunnel vision
  • The why of reloading beyond money saving
  • 9mm vs 45 for storage as a prepper
  • Determining the value of a rare gun
  • Springfield Scout Squad vs the Ruger SR-762
  • Thoughts on the PAP M-45
  • Lever Action Shotguns in Australia
  • Single shot Savage Shotguns using rifle barrels????
  • Smith and Wesson Frame Sizes and what is Pre Lock
  • The 22 Hornet, why it is cool and why you want to make it a K – Hornet

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1598- The Ins and Outs of Legally Owning Firearm Suppressors (AKA Silencers)

Lane Douglas graduated from UT-Martin in 1975 with an Engineering degree. After a few years as an engineer, he began working in Industrial Sales. He retired in 2011, after 32 years in sales management, the last 12 as Regional Sales Operations Director for MSC Industrial Supply.

He opened Southern Silencers, LLC in 2014, a NFA Class 3, silencer business, selling silencers in the State of Tennessee.  His company provides suppressors and nothing else.  They are 100% customer focused and will work hard to help their customers make the right choice for their needs.

They also provide all the information you need to complete the necessary ATF paperwork for owning a suppressor and will even complete as much of the paper work for you as the law will allow, to help you make sure you get it done properly.

Join Lane and I Today as we Answer Questions Like…

  • Are silencers legal?
  • Do I need a permit or a license?
  • How effective are they?
  • How do silencers work?
  • Why is subsonic ammunition better?
  • Which caliber is the quietest?
  • How much paperwork is required?
  • How long does it take to complete the paperwork?
  • What is the cost of the paperwork?
  • What is an NFA Gun Trust?
  • What are the advantages of ownership through an NFA Gun Trust?
  • How do I clean the silencer?
  • Can I hunt with the silencer?
  • Do those oil filter things I see at gun shows work?

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1577- Gun and Hunting Wisdom of our Fathers

Thirty Years, Three Thousand Miles, Three Hundred Thousand Rounds, Still Knocks a Dime out at 30 Yards.

75 Bucks when it was Brand New – 30 Years, 3,000 Miles, 300,000 Rounds, Still Knocks a Dime out at 30 Yards, What Else Could You Ask For?

I want to talk about guns today, but a bit differently then you might expect from a “survival podcast” to do.  No ARs, no concealed carry and no ninja like accessories.

No today I want to tell you about the gun wisdom I learned at the hands of my grandfather and father as a young man.  The stories, lessons and realities that made me love guns as the tools they truly are.

You may be shocked to learn I didn’t grow up hearing much about the 2nd amendment or gun rights.  Where I grew up boys hunted squirrels with pellet guns for the table until they hit 12, at that time they could get a hunting license and were handed a 22 or a old single shot Sears brand 20 gauge and told to bring back more now that they had a better gun.

The concept that anyone would ever seek to take a gun away from a man who had never harmed a person with it, was so foreign as to not even be discussed.  While there is a lesson in that alone, we shall save it for another day.  Today I want to take you back to the 1980s in a small town with only two main roads, called RD1 and you guessed it RD2.  The two is Joenstown, the boy is still called John, the squirrels are fat, the deer are plentiful and the year is 1986.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • My first lessons were in how to clean a gun
  • Guns sat in a cabinet, it wasn’t locked, nothing bad ever happened
  • If your rifle has killed a deer every year for a long time, you don’t want a new one
  • The 35 Remington is something special, almost no one knows that
  • Your dad’s 30-06 is an “elephant gun” but it is good for deer too
  • Don’t close one eye, you have two eyes for a reason boy
  • You have natural talent, it will be great when you develop skill to go with it
  • If someone hands you the exact same model of gun but it isn’t yours, you should know it
  • You can’t eat the horns, but it is certainly okay to have some pride in them
  • Hearts are great fried in butter and onions but no one here eats brains
  • Any man or boy for that matter can kill a deer, the skill is in butchering
  • Your shot gun and 22 will often feed your more than your rifle
  • A handgun is mostly for when a rifle isn’t practical
  • Always trust the dog, he is never wrong, even when you are sure of it
  • Never shoot anything in front of your dog that you don’t want him to hunt
  • Pack a lunch and let the yokels do the work
  • If you drop one duck of a pair, be patient and wait for the second to set its wings
  • Trust yourself, the gun will respond correctly if you do
  • See the target not the sites
  • Keep your head down on that shotgun and keep the gun moving
  • If you wound it, you find it, if you fail to find it, you learn from it
  • Bullets are cheap, if it doesn’t go down, shoot it again
  • Every trip into the woods is a scouting trip and a time to learn
  • The true value of a gun is in the hands of the man holding it
  • The guys that go home early, don’t eat well
  • When you start to see what others miss, you are figuring it out
  • Enjoy the experience, it is special, most won’t ever understand that
  • One day you will understand what we are trying to teach you

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week
belleofgeorgiaBelle of Georgia Peach Tree – This peach is one of the more adaptable out there doing well from zone 5 to zone 8.

The Belle of Georgia is an old-time favorite that produces brilliant red flowers each spring and large fruit in late August. The peaches are very firm and highly flavored, with creamy white freestone flesh tinged with red.

While excellent for fresh eating, the fruit is widely used for desserts and canning as well. It is self-fruitful and requires 800-850 chill hours.

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.Com – Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape plants and trees including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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Episode-1487- Ian McCollum on Military Surplus Rifles and More

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Check out InRange.TV

Ian McCollum is a firearms writer and researcher specializing in arms from the 1880s to the 1950s or so.  He is interested in the mechanical details of different firearms designs as well as their use in practical field situations.  Ian has run a web site on these guns called Forgotten Weapons for about 4 years, and his work has appeared in publications including Gun Digest and the Canadian Press.

Ian has just recently released the first episode of his new project, InRange TV – an online TV-style show focusing on interesting factual and detailed content, without the drama and BS that is endemic to gun programs on cable TV.

He joins us today to discuss how older guns can be just as good as the modern AR-15 while costing less and looking better.  We start out with what Ian feels is the current best deal in old military arms for long range shooting.  We then discuss how shooting skills translate from one type of gun to another.

We continue with some of the best ways to improve your shooting skills and have a discussion as to is the AR15 really even a “modern firearm” at all and have we gotten out of hand with accessories, add ons, etc.  We finish up with why Ian feels that all gun-related shows on cable TV so horrendously dumb and why Internet Television may be the answer to better gun related video content.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1417- The Amazing NEF/H&R Handi Rifle

265 Pound Boar Taken with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

265 Pound Boar Taken in 2002 with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

On Friday I answered a question about the Rossi Combo guns and steered the caller toward the NEF/H&R Handi Rifle mostly due to the options with the Barrel Accessory Program, that would allow his kids a lot of options as they got older.

Personally I have been an NEF fan for a long time.  In fact I have been a member of the NEF/H&R Yahoo email list since 2001.  That list is a treasure trove of information on the Handi Rifle.  It isn’t very active anymore but that is mostly because you can find an answer to almost any question in its archives.

I decided to dedicate today’s show to the NEF Handi Rifle and the huge number of options that are available in it.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • The basics on the handi rifle
    • Cost
    • Action
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • How the barrel accessory program works
  • Some of my favorite rifle options available
    • 22 Hornet
    • 223 Remington
    • 243 Winchester
    • 7mm-08 Remington
    • 30-30 Winchester
    • 30-06 Springfield
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Magnum
    • 44 Magnum
    • 45-70 Govt
  • Some Cool Shot Gun Options
    • 24″ 12 Gauge with 3.5 inch chamber and screw in chokes
    • 12 Ga 24” Fully Rifled, Rifled Sights
    • 20 Ga 24” Fully-Rifled, w/Scope Rail
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
    • 28 Ga 22″ and 26″
    • 410 bore 22″ and 26″
  • My thoughts on the Ultimate Combo Kit
    • 22 Hornet
    • 7mm-08
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Mag 22”
    • 12 Ga 28” Mod
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
  • Final Thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1276- Beth Warford of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth and Family of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth and Family of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth is the founder and owner of Pretty Loaded. Her husband has been a listener of TSP since 2008 and she has listened to many TSP episodes over the years. She has had specialized ICU and Sedation experience in numerous Children’s Hospitals which has given her extensive experience performing under life and death moment stress.

Beth has had 18 years of concealed carry experience, and has been thankful for that opportunity, especially working off hours and in less than safe conditions in urban areas as a young nurse. She is married and has 4 wonderful young girls, lives on a homestead, practices a traditional “real food” Paleo lifestyle, is an organic produce farmer with 28 laying hens, and is CFO for a local health care practice owned by her husband.

Beth has had significant firearms training with an NRA Certified instructor and more specialized defensive training with Fortress Defense Consultants.

She is also an avid upland game hunter and has a private shooting range for honing her skills. She is a NRA certified instructor in the disciplines of Pistol Instructor and Personal Protection In the Home (first and currently only female certified in this discipline in ND) as well as Affiliate Instructor for the United States Concealed Carry Association. She has had extensive Krav Maga training as well and partners with a Master in Krav Maga for martial arts training for her clients.

Beth’s inspiration to start Pretty Loaded came from numerous female friends asking Beth to teach them to use a firearm and basic defense mentality. Although she’s a “the glass is half full” kind of person, she believes in the mantra “it’s better to have the skills and not need them than need the skills and not have them” and doesn’t take the safety of she and her family for granted.

Beth credits her training from Fortress Defense mentors as being critical in focusing her vision on the importance of training women specifically. Her husband, being a student of defense, combat, and firearms for 20 years has always been vigilant and supportive of her development as a skilled and empowered woman.

Beth feels women need to learn situational awareness, self defense mindset skills, and basic firearms training to be fully well rounded in defensive skills. Her goal is to create Women Warriors to protect themselves and their loved ones from the low life thugs that walk our streets and force their evil upon unwanted victims.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1235- Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks

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Build Your Own M1 Dummy Mag for the 10/22

Okay guys and gals, October has kicked my butt.  First 10 days in Colorado, then the seminar at my homestead, then the earthworks course in Louisiana.  I need a fun and easy show and I bet with all the crap going on with the government, the economy and other things many of you do too.

Today I am going to discuss some cool gun projects you can do and exactly how to do them.  None require any advanced gunsmithing knowledge or master wood working skills to do.

We will also discuss some cool and easy to install accessories and where to get them and why they are actually worth having.  A little bit on reloading, including my special 44 Mag “quiet load” and even a tiny bit of airsoft shooting.

This should be a fun show, it won’t be a 100% how to show but it will give you a ton of fun projects, let you know what is possible and get you thinking.  It may also give you a few projects for those long winter nights when many of us get a bit of cabin fever in January and February.  It sounds crazy but those days are just around the corner.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The easiest money saver, rehabbing old break action shotguns
  • The “rubber washer trick” with the NEF/H&R break action rifle
  • Conversion of the NEF to 357 max or “k-hornet”
  • Getting started reloading with the “lee loader” it fits in a shirt pocket
  • The 22 LR “flat point” jig
  • Restoration of Military Surplus Arms (without ruining them)
  • Turning a mosin nagant into a “scout rifle”
  • Creating in stock survival kits
  • Starting a fire with a rifle
  • Cut shells for the shot gun (slugs on demand)
  • Convert a 10/22 to an M1 Carbine Clone
  • Build a black powder rifle from a kit
  • Build a “survival sling” from leather or paracord
  • Loads so quite you don’t need a suppressor
  • Build simple “airsoft” reactive targets for cheap or suburban practice

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1218- Airsoft and Airguns for Training (orig epi 126)

Today is the first of quite a few TSP Classic episodes that will be coming in October.  Consider that this month I have the following events and you will understand why.

  • Oct 3-11 I am in Colorado for vacation and the Self Reliance Expo
  • Oct 15-20 I am running the Urban Permaculture Workshop at our homestead
  • Oct 25-27 I will be in Louisiana for the earth works workshop as a guest instructor

That is 18 out of 31 days, so I gotta do it.  But I plan to make it fun, a lot of fun and the shows will have new introductions, the history segments and comments setting the old episodes in current context.

Today we discuss Airsoft and Airguns for training.  Given the current cost of ammo I felt that this episode was very timely considering when I recorded it ammo was in three words, abundant and cheap.

Wednesday and Thursday this week will be new episodes and we should have a typical Friday show recorded before we leave.

Also today I cover a bit about the non event everyone is freaking out about, the “government shut down”.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Some of the different options in Airsoft weapons from spring to gas to AEG (automatic electric guns) we give an over view of them all
  • The value of all metal gas blow back airsoft pistols for training new shooters in practical pistol applications
  • How Airsoft can let you shoot more often, right at home and for less money so you stay sharp
  • Why even those “cheap plastic spring pistols” have a lot of value as training aids
  • The accuracy of reproduction of may airsoft weapons and how it accelerates the learning curve for new shooters
  • The unique safety advantages of a brand new shooter that makes coach a better coach
  • Using airsoft to replace fear of firearms with respect for them
  • Taking the step up to conventional air guns and their additional advantages and disadvantages
  • Thoughts about moving new shooters from airsoft into rim and then eventually center fire shooting
  • How spreading the sport of shooting and responsible firearms ownership protects the second amendment

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