Episode 82 – Bryan Goes to School with Guest Host Rob Garrett

Bryan just returned from Tom Givens Rangemaster Instructor Course hosted by Apache Solutions in Yadkinville North Carolina. It was such a good course our old pal Hany decided to let Rob be the host of the show for a change of pace. If you are an instructor or have considered becoming one, the rangemaster course is one I can’t recommend enough.

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Special Episode – School Security W DB

This Episode was not scheduled in advance. After the events of Uvalde TX I was reached out to by several listeners that recommended I get ahold of our old pal DB. DB spent many years running a security team for a very high end private school in Southern California where many of the richest families in Hollywood sent their children. I let DB take the reins and run with this one. Many people are surprised to hear some of the realities of school security and that it goes far beyond installing “Officer Friendly” as the school resource officer. The only way to assure changes are going to be made is to get involved at the local level and tune in to your local school board meetings. Thank you for listening.

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Episode 81- Ammo Selection W Mark Fricke

So many different bullet weights, designs and velocities so how do I pick defensive ammunition? Mark Fricke is a retired cop, firearms instructor and historian of all things ballistic. Mark and I devote this episode to giving you the tools to select ammunition. We answer questions like what is DOJ/NIJ ammo testing and what does it mean? Sorry for the delays in getting content out I have been out in training land for the last couple weeks.

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Episode 80- Honoring Pat Rogers with Wayne Dobbs, Justin Dyal and Darryl Bolke

From 1946 to 2016 planet earth was fortunate enough to be graced by a giant among men. The gunfighters’ gunfighter, the riflemans’ rifleman, the Marine’s Marine, the cops’ cop and the firearms instructor’s instructor one Patrick Rogers. Today I hosted a roundtable with three guy’s who spent a large amount of time with Pat. DB from the west coast, Wayne from Texas and Justin Dyal from the east coast. Their locations alone speak to the broad spanning legacy Pat left on the shooting community. Caution there is some ‘Colorful Language’ in this episode. Thanks for letting me host this episode to pay tribute to such great man.

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Episode 79- The Proper Mindset

DB returns this week to talk the difference between Cop mindset and Armed Citizen mindset. The differences are vast and have a meaningful impact on the direction of your individual training and even lifestyle. Don’t forget to sign up for the Podcast giveaways and the Guardian conference!

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Episode 78- Living With J-Frames w Rob Garrett

38 year cop and esteemed gun writer Rob Garrett joins me this week to discuss his affliction….or affinity for the small frams Smith and Wesson revolver or J-Frame. Rob is a bit of an authority on the J-Frame and I have spent the last 21 years having one somewhere in the safe. We talk Stocks, Holsters, Ammo, Sights and much more. If you have ever been curious if the small J-Frame was applicable to your daily carry tune in and enjoy!

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Episode 77- Conversations with a Use of Force Expert

Have you ever pondered what happens when you put two cops in the studio post Steak and Bourbon? Well you get a semi rambling conversation chock full of information for cops and armed citizens. Rob was my training mentor in the police academy 20 years ago and is now part of CCWSafe team of expert’s. We really went a lot of places on this episode I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed dinner with my old friend.

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Episode 76-Constitutional Carry with Rob Beckman

Have you ever thought about the potential challenges with Constitutional Carry? Rob Beckman fro the Firearm Trainers Podcast joins me this week to discuss some of the pro’s and con’s of Constitutional Carry. I always enjoy when Beckman comes on because he interviews me! Anyway thanks for tuning in and as always thanks for listening.

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Episode 75-The Art of the Back Up Gun

Hany Mahmoud is back this week and we do a short debrief on our love of back-up guns. We discuss it from the off duty armed citizen and the on duty LEO perspective. What considerations do you need to make? What holster options are available? Where do you carry it? All of this and a lot more!

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Episode 74-Human Performance w John Hearne

John Hearne joins this week to talk human performance. The preparation and making mental maps and how it relates to being an armed citizen. John talks about his experience with Col. Cooper and training at Gunsite and how to become a better prepared armed citizen.

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