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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...

CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

Steve Anderson is back to be my guest on the 200th Episode of the Firearms Nation Podcast. As always, we have a great talk on the mental aspect of shooting and competing plus Steve drops some awesome knowledge bombs! Thank you to all the listeners who have been with the

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FirearmsGearInterviewTacticsTraining

John Simpson is a former US Army Sniper and instructor. John also teaches at SniperCraft alongside Derrick Bartlett, who was on Episode 187. I had a great talk with Derrick about “Tactical Blindness” and when I heard that John teaches a technique called “Flash Recognition,” I wanted to bring him

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FirearmsGearInterviewTacticsTraining

Chris Kuras is a full time police officer assigned to the Training Unit of his agency. Chris is also on the department’s SWAT team where he utilizes his background in athletics to help push the officers to be better at shooting and fitness. Chris is also an instructor for Condition

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CompetitionFirearmsPodcastTraining

Josh Shaw is a grandmaster shooting in USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association). He is also an instructor for Green Ops which teaches people how to shoot different firearms in both the tactical and competitive arenas. Josh worked for the Department of Defense as an intel officer and deployed multiple

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CompetitionFirearmsGearInterviewPodcastTraining

Frank Proctor is a former Special Forces operator as well as a grand master competitor in USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association). Frank is a well know firearms instructor who also has the insight to create various products that have helped him as well as other shooters work better with

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CompetitionInterviewPodcastTraining

Happy 4th of July!  This is a replay from the vault of a 2018 interview I did with Lanny Bassham.  Here is a little about Lanny: 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

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FirearmsInterviewTrainingUncategorized

Mickey Schuch, who everyone knows at the Carry Trainer, is a widely known firearms instructor and social media influencer. Mickey travels the country teaching shooting courses with a distinct style and also has a massive YouTube and Instagram following. Mickey has some serious opinions when it comes to training as

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GearInterviewPodcastTacticsTraining

Jon Becker is the owner of the tactical equipment company Aardvark Tactical. Besides having a cool name, Aardvark makes cool gear including drones and breaching tools. Jon is about to release his new podcast “The Debrief” which has different guests from the special units in law enforcement and the military.

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewTrainingUncategorized

Shannon Smith, top pistol shooter and firearms instructor is back! There have been numerous requests to have Shannon back to do some mythbusting he alluded to on the last time he was a guest. We cover all the age old myths such as what is the “best” caliber, and will

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CompetitionFirearmsGearInterviewTraining

AJ Zito is a gunsmith and practical shooter. He designs and makes custom 1911s and also competes in action shooting sports such as USPSA and IDPA. He is one of the few people I know that has actually gone to a three year gunsmithing school (something that sounds incredibly cool!)

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