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Episode-1116- Gene “Evil Roy” Pearcey on Earth Sheltered Homes and Cowboy Action Shooting

A Performance Building Systems Earth Sheltered Home

A Performance Building Systems Earth Sheltered Home

After a heavy-hearted day yesterday this is a fun interview on two great subjects, one is a total bonus.

Gene Pearcey has built earth shelter homes for over 30 years.  His company, “Performance Building Systems, Inc” manufactures a patented structural system used to build earth shelter arches and domes used mainly for homes and some all out shelters.

They do this by producing steel structural systems that with concrete forms a shell rated in excess of 4000-psi. When sheltered with earth, the home benefits from the constancy of the earth’s temperature, greatly reducing heating and cooling expense. Additionally, the strength of the shell and the shelter provided by the earth combine to protect both the home and occupants from harm.

By designing for the advantages of thermal mass and passive solar, these homes benefit from energy that is clean, abundant, reliable, and free. In fact, their system received an Award of Energy Innovation from the Department of Energy. They have also been featured in Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek International, Entrepreneur, Better Homes and Gardens Building Ideas, and many other magazines and newspapers.

In his other life under the name of Evil Roy, Gene is an Overall World and National Champion shooter in both Cowboy action and Wild Bunch shooting.  He has his name on pistols holsters, targets.  Gene is also a regular firearms expert on The Outdoor Channel’s “Gun Stories” hosted by Joe Mantegna best known for his roll on the Criminal Minds TV show.  He was also inducted into the SASS Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Episode-1016- Joe Nobody on “The Home Schooled Shootist”

The Home Schooled Shootist by Joe Nobody

The Home Schooled Shootist by Joe Nobody

Joe Nobody is the author of several best selling books including “Holding Your Ground” ,”The TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo”, “Holding Their Own” and “Without Rule of Law”.

Joe has over 30 years as a government and private contractor experience and is a professional firearms instructor and competition shooter.

Joe Nobody’s latest book, “The Home Schooled Shootist, Training to Fight With a Carbine” is an instruction guide for intermediate to advanced shooters. It addresses fighting with shoulder-fired weapons at ranges 0 through 600 meters.

Of his new book Joe states, “Shootist was written due to popular demand. It seemed like everyone who knows me personally kept up the pressure to write a book on gun fighting. “Teaching people is what you do best Joe,” was a common statement. Many readers of my other books corresponded with questions or requests associated with the contents herein. Still, I hesitated because from my perspective, few people will ever require these skills. Over the last year or so, my opinion changed.

We Americans have a long tradition of excellence with shoulder fired weapons. Throughout much of our history, marksmanship and bravery were enough. Those days are long behind us. Advancements in technology have raised the standard and despite droves of people purchasing military grade weapons, optics and accessories, few people develop the skills necessary to properly utilize these assets.

Joes new book is divided into three basic sections:

  • How to create and execute eleven different drills that sharpen skills necessary to survive violent encounters
  • How to evaluate the results of these exercises
  • How to improve the operator’s capabilities

The book covers topics ranging from sight pictures, on-range and off-range training techniques, and even rifle specific weight training.   This is a book intended for those who want to train at their own pace, using their own facilities. The drills are creative, unique and can be challenging. Detailed instructions are included on how to construct the various training tools and courses.

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Episode-975- An Interview with Michael Adam of the Appleseed Project

Today Michale Adam of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and the Appleseed project joins us to discuss being a rifleman and concepts like history, honor and duty.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • What is the RWVA and what is Appleseed
  • What is the difference between a rifleman and a guy with a rifle
  • Why is mastering a rifle important
  • Why is history a part of being a rifleman in America today
  • What can you expect at an Appleseed shoot
  • Why are so many women and young people jumping on board with Appleseed
  • How Appleseed ensures safety at their shoots
  • What it takes to be and Appleseed Instructor
  • How marksmanship creates a unique type of accountability
  • How can you learn more about Appleseed

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Episode-911- Ben Branam on IDPA Shooting

Ben Branham of Modern Self Protection

Ben Branam of Modern Self Protection

Ben Branam served 10 years in the Marine Corps Reserve along with 2 years on active duty, during his active duty service he was as part of an anti-terrorism unit in California after which he served during  the invasion of Iraq.

He also has been through 2 separate police academies and has a law enforcement degree yet today is not serving in law enforcement because in his words he discovered, “I determined it was not for me”.  He also worked for an Armored Car company for 7 years

In 2008 he returned to Iraq this time as a Private Security Contractor.  Ben has been shooting IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) style competitions for almost 10 years now and loves it.  He has also been listening to TSP for about 3 years, started his first garden last year.  And has begun working on building his own business at ModernSelfProtection.com

 Ben Joins Us Today to Discuss…

  • Exactly what IDPA is
  • How IDPA can help you in real life self defense or a social breakdown
  • The limitations of what IDPA or any training can do
  • The types of shooting scenarios IDPA entails
  • How IDPA directly helped Ben in a real combat scenario
  • How are matches set up
  • The low cost of participating in IDPA matches
  • How to find a club in your area
  • How to get started and common gear used
  • How IDPA clubs insure safety of all participants and spectators
  • Things you can learn shooting IDPA, that you can’t learn elsewhere
  • How IDPA relates to TSP
  • The opportunity IDPA presents to find other like minded people near you

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Episode-681- Frank Sharpe Jr. on the Harsh Reality of a Dangerous World

Frank Sharpe Jr. of Fortress Defense Consultants joins us the point man on our interview blitz.  Frank is a sponsor of TSP and has been a firearms instructor for over 10 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI).

Frank has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Join us today to learn from Frank’s years of experience including some frightening predictions he has for America’s future.  Learn about training to “run any gun”, using airsoft for scenario training and more. Overall get ready to “get real” today, leave all Hollywood nonsense out of your head before tuning into this one.

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Episode-551- All About Shotguns

I know it is Monday and we are supposed to do a listener questions show for people that email in questions and commentary but once in a while it is good opsec to change things up.  Seriously I was just thinking about shotguns this morning and realized how many questions I get about them.

I also realize that my audience ranges from firearms experts to complete firearms newbies and even some that have never owned a gun in their lives.  Additionally we have a lot of overseas listeners that live under the tyranny that comes when men are not protected by the right to bear arms.  In many of those nation one of the things you can own is a shotgun.

The shotgun is really a do it all weapon, from home defense, to small game and even big game it really can be your only gun if necessary.  There are also many myths and misunderstanding about shotguns and both there capabilities and limitations.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What exactly is a shotgun and where did it come from
  • What is “shot” and what do those numbers mean
  • What exactly is a “gauge” and what relation does it have to caliber
  • Anatomy of a shotgun shell
    • Case
    • Primer
    • Powder
    • Over powder wad
    • Shot cup wad
    • Shot (payload)
    • Overshot wad (optional)
    • Shot buffer (optional)
    • What is a magnum
  • A look at shotgun actions
    • Break action (double and single)
    • Pump action
    • Semi auto
    • Bolt
    • Lever
  • Shotgun uses
    • Small Game
    • Big Game
    • Sporting (clays, etc)
    • Defensive/Offensive
  • Chokes and uses
    • Cylinder bore
    • Skeet
    • Improved Cylinder
    • Modified
    • Improved Modified
    • Full
  • Gauges and thoughts on them
    • 10 Gauge – .775 “caliber”
    • 12 Gauge – .729 “caliber”
    • 16 Gauge -.662 “caliber”
    • 20 Gauge – .615 “caliber”
    • 28 Gauge – .550 “caliber”
    • 410 Bore – .410 “caliber”
  • Patterning reality
    • Point and pull is a myth
    • Ammunition can have a huge effect on pattern
    • It is more about density than size
    • Patterns on moving targets are different than still targets
    • Precision shooting is the key
  • Choosing a shotgun for your use
    • What do you want it to do for you
    • What budget do you have
    • What weapons do you already own
    • Consider fit as it relates to function
    • Don’t discount the 20 gauge

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Episode-451- Seven Underrated Centerfire Rifle Calibers

I need a bit of a fun change up today after the recent server issues (which are now solved for a while) so I though I would break out with some lesser known rifle calibers.  In out current world shooting seems to revolve around the 223, 308, 30-06, 30-30 and a host of the magnums.  Sure there are quite a few 270s, 7mm-08s and 243′s out there too but what about the other roughly 500 cartridges, is there any place left for the oddball or the old classic that is no longer innovative?

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why even break the mold, do we really need more then a dozen solid center fires
  • The “common caliber myth” why the common calibers will dry up first not last in a crisis
  • Why reloading should be part of your skill set and how it mitigates any “odd” caliber
  • What is a “wild cat” cartridge
  • What does “burn rate” have to do with velocity
  • The 22 Hornet – at one time it was the varmint round
  • The 25-06 – a true “magnum” with out the punishment
  • The 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser – the little round that has killed millions of Moose
  • The 280 Remington – every bit the game getter of the 7MM mag without the abuse
  • The 338-06 – the perfect medium bore cartrige
  • The 44 Magnum – yes it is for rifles too
  • The 45-70 – an old solider that won’t die nor fade away

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Episode-446- The Shotgun from Home Defense to Upland Game

Today we take a look at the weapon I consider to be the most versatile of all modern fire arms, the shot gun.  To day we will examine the common gauges, the shotguns versatility, defensive vs. sporting use and more.  The shotgun is mysterious to some and misleading to others, in the end it is simply a tool and the more you know about it the more you can get from it.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The shot-shell itself
    • Shot size – what it means and common use
    • The charge – the creator of velocity (black powder?)
    • Shot weight – exactly how many pellets are on the way
    • Shot types – lead, steel and tungsten
    • Buck shot – Reality vs. myth
    • Magnums – Is longer better?
    • The cost of “heavy”
  • A quick review of the 10, 12, 16, 20 and 410 shotguns
  • Actions
    • The single shot
    • The double (side by side and O/U)
    • The pump
    • The semi auto
    • The bolt action (a surprisingly fun weapon)
  • All about chokes
  • Barrel lengths – myth vs. reality
  • Stock length – proper fit for the proper function
  • Sporting clays – like golf with a bang
  • Thoughts on home defense applications
  • Thoughts on “combat” applications
  • The beauty of the shot gun

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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

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Episode-396- An Interview with Michael Adam of the Appleseed Project

Today Michale Adam of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and the Appleseed project joins us to discuss being a rifleman and concepts like history, honor and duty.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • What are the RWVA and Appleseed
  • What is the difference between a rifleman and a guy with a rifle
  • Why is mastering a rifle important
  • Why is history a part of being a rifleman in America today
  • What can you expect at an Appleseed shoot
  • What are the favorite rifles of shooters at Appleseed events
  • How Appleseed ensures safety at their shoots
  • How can you become an Appleseed Instructor
  • What exactly is rifle mastery
  • How can you learn more about Appleseed

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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