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Arik

Full time law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. Also a competitive shooter. Avid gear, guns and tactics aficionado. Bringing value to the shooting world...

CompetitionFirearmsHollywoodInterviewPodcast

Welcome back to the firearms nation podcast.  The build up to this year’s massive 9 Days of Nationals for the USPSA is about to start in little more than a week.  I’ve interviewed some of the top contenders for this year’s championship to help give you a better idea what

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

Last year I had Hwansik Kim on the podcast and was amazed to hear his story (that was Ep. 31)  Hwansik came from Korea and was a self described geek who was chubby and uncoordinated.  He was introduced to competitive shooting and took his ability to study and research to

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

“The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) wins national and international shooting competitions, supports Army marketing engagements, and advances small arms lethality to demonstrate Army marksmanship capability, connect America to its Army and enhance marksmanship effectiveness in combat. USAMU is part of the U.S. Army Marketing Engagement Brigade and Army Marketing

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

This week I bring out a session from the 2017 Shooter’s Summit that I recorded with Bob Vogel.  Bob is a world champion, national champion and has won 90 plus matches since he started competing.  Bob was also a police officer, SWAT team member and firearms instructor.  In fact, since

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

95% of all winning comes from the same 5% of the competitors.  What makes them different than the rest of us?  Their mental game is better than the others.  Anyone can practice a sport or hobby and develop skill at that sport, but the ones with a better mental system

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CompetitionFirearmsGearInterviewPodcast

What if you found out that all the years you’ve put in your shooting, that you were doing it all wrong…Well that’s how I felt after speaking with World Champion Eric Grauffel.  I had the opportunity to speak with Eric on last year’s Shooter’s Summit.  The Shooter’s Summit is an

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FirearmsGearReview

As a police officer I am often asked what do I carry off duty. For the most part I would say it’s the same as a civilian except for the badge and restraining device. How close is this to your EDC setup? Also I’d like to mention Popov Leather www.popovleather.com

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FirearmsGearInterviewPodcastUncategorized

One of the distinct pleasures myself and a lot of other people enjoy is smoking a cigar while out on the range.  I see it a lot at shooting competitions.  I’ve also seen it after tactical classes.  There is something about the concept of enjoying the cigar with friends that

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CompetitionFirearmsGearHollywoodInterviewPodcastTraining

Welcome back to the Firearms Nation Podcast. About ten years ago I had the pleasure of being invited to a class devoted to pulling the trigger properly.  It was a class on the basics but it wasn’t a basic class.  In fact it was as someone coined it “..a PhD

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FirearmsGearInterviewPodcast

Recently there was a video released at a trial in Pennsylvania where two troopers were trying to arrest a suspect and he resisted.  The suspect ended up shooting both of the officers and then fled the scene.  Luckily they survived.  How does this happen?  According to a 2014 study, 83%

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