Tag Archives: shooting

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

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-382- All About Ballistics and Ammunition Components

I get a very large number of questions about ballistics terminology, cartridge specific questions and a lot of questions from very new or even aspiring first time gun owners.  Well today I am going to help you with the “ballistics code” so to speak.  Often you can hear a conversation between two experienced rifleman and it sounds almost like a foreign language.  So today I will tell not just what many of these terms mean but why they matter and even why some don’t matter that much at all.

Tune in Today as we Discuss…

  • What is bullet vs. what is a cartridge vs. what is a case
  • What is trajectory
  • What is ballistic coefficient
  • Why more velocity or a lighter bullet is often not the answer
  • What is sectional density
  • What is expansion, why does it matter
  • What is a magnum round vs. a non magnum round
  • What do all the numbers mean
  • Why is a 38 Special a “special”
  • How can a 38 Special be the same caliber as a .357 magnum
  • What is necking up or necking down
  • How are most “new” rifle rounds created
  • How can a short 308 be almost as powerful as a 30-06

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-299- Becoming a Rifleman

What does it mean to be a rifleman?  Ask different people and you will get different answers, askan officer in the Marine Corps and he will tell you, “every Marine” ask a woodsmen in Tennessee and he will say the ability to put venision in the freezer.  While there are many answers there are many commonalities and many common steps along the journey.  Join me today as we discuss a small portion of the history, science and practical aspects of becoming a monden rifleman.

Listen in today as I discuss.,.

  • What is a rifleman
  • Starting out with a smooth bore and a round ball
  • The advent of rifling and not all was well
  • Going to a breech loading rifle and what that meant
  • Accuracy defined
  • What is oscillation
  • What are harmonics
  • What is trajectory is there any true arch to a bullets path
  • How does velocity effect trajectory
  • What is sectional density and ballistic coefficient
  • Slow and heavy or light and fast, the debate that can’t be won
  • Selecting a round, the magic formula
  • Selecting an action; semi, lever, pump or bolt

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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…

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Episode-244- Survival Podcast Audience Questions 7-27-09

Today we do another round of your questions on the air during my morning commute.  Today I answer questions on emergency radios, patio gardening, food storage, credit unions vs banks, dealing with unprepared neighbors and more.

I will also continue my “intro segment” about current events.  Today what the Obama administration is doing right (yes right) about illegal immigration and what I think the eventual endgame is, and to quote Chris Rock, it ain’t right.

Tune in today as I answer these questions…

  • How useful are hand crank radios, what about the units from Kaito?
  • Are the earthtainer, vertical hydro or small scale aquaponics right for the patio garden?
  • How long have I been personally storing and how long did it take to get to 30 days reserve?
  • How do credit unions compare to banks?
  • How do you deal with a neighbor that always borrows stuff when TSHTF and they are in deep trouble because they are so unprepared?
  • What age is good to start teaching a kid to shoot and how do you keep your guns secure from them?
  • If money is tight and you are a renter what preps should you have on hand, what do you do first?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of prepaying utility bills?
  • Where do you find good info on canning veggies?

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-126- Airsoft and Airguns for Training and Practice

Today we are going to delve a bit into the world of Airsoft and to a lesser extent conventional air gun shooting as well.  Airsoft has immense potential for introducing new shooters to the shooting sports and offer very realistic fully accurate reproduction weapons to work with.

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

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, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.