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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...

FirearmsInterviewPodcastUncategorized

Welcome back to the Firearms Nation Podcast.  I had the opportunity to be a guest on the Sheepdog Nation Podcast and was very intrigued by the host, Autumn Clifford.  Autumn is a nine year law enforcement officer and started a podcast to get her thoughts out into the world and

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FirearmsGearInterviewPodcastTrainingUncategorized

When I think of an army sniper, I usually think of Bob Lee Swagger, tough, gritty, All-American and not giving a crap.  But I was surprised when I spoke with guest that he not only was a sniper, but a lawyer, professor, writer and app developer. Ryan Cleckner is an

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CompetitionFirearmsGearPodcast

Gilbert Perez  is a Grandmaster in Limited and Production.  Gilbert is the owner and head instructor at the Patriot Firearms Academy.  Gilbert has competed in several World Shoots on the US Team for Single Stack.  Gilbert is a former law enforcement officer and currently shoots on Team Bul. Please leave

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

This is my 100th episode of the Firearms Nation Podcast and I could not have made it without all of you, the listeners.  Along the way, I met with some amazing guests who allowed me to ask them all sorts of questions that can bring value to you.  One such

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcastTraining

This is a massive episode!  I had Ron Avery as a guest on the first Shooter’s Summit back in 2016.  This interview with Ron is fascinating and the amount of info he breaks down for shooting whether you’re in law enforcement or a competitive shooter, is extremely detailed.  Ron has

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

Tim is back on the show with a lot going on.  While he and I didn’t go to this year’s SHOT Show, we discuss what it’s like to be an sponsored shooter and if it’s important.  Also, Tim talks about his new podcast, “Make Ready Podcast” and what type of

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FirearmsHollywoodInterviewPodcastTacticsTraining

If you saw the movie “13 Hours” or read the book “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” then you know who my guest today is.  Dave “Boon” Benton was one of four contractors who held the line in Benghazi when all odds were against them.  Boon also had served

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CompetitionFirearmsInterview

It’s a balmy 78 degrees here in S. Florida.  We hope you folks in the Northern states are taking care as a new storm makes it’s way across the plains. I had an interview ready to go when the computer took a dump and the recording got screwed up.  Instead

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CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

Happy New Year.  2019 is looking to be a great and interesting year and I’m excited to share the year with you, the firearms nation.  Last year I finished the third shooters summit and it got me looking at all the great interviews I’ve done since I began the summits. 

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CompetitionFirearmsPodcastTrainingUncategorized

I was able to train with Yong Lee for the first time since I met him when we were on TEAM SIG.  This past weekend I took his first Advanced Pistol Optic Management course.  It was definitely an eye opener when it comes to shooting a red dot on a

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