Arik
Author Archive

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...

CompetitionFirearmsInterviewLivePodcast

Christian Sailer won the 2022 IPSC World Shoot in the Open Division. He is 22 years old. How did he do it? Christian started shooting when he was a “short” kid of 13 when his mom took him to the range the first time. He then started competing and learned

Read More
CompetitionFirearmsGearPodcastSHOT ShowTraining

Keith Garcia is a 3 Gun champion. He made a name for himself winning the 3 Gun Nation championship back when “they” allowed it to be on NBC Sports. Keith always distinguished himself as a very fast and efficient shooter with a pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Keith also retired from

Read More
InterviewPodcastTacticsTraining

Dave Benton also known as “Boon” was one of the Global Response Staff of the CIA working in Benghazi during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. During that attack, Dave and his partners attempted to rescue the US Ambassador and defend the CIA Annex while completely outnumbered. This account

Read More
CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

What does it mean to train to “obsession, dedication, and madness”? 4 time grandmaster practical shooter Yong Lee says it took him to train six days a week, 2 hours each day to make GM. Yong is a retired police officer, SWAT team member, and firearms instructor. Yong also competes

Read More
CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

Eric Grauffel is now a 9 time World Champion. There is no one like him in shooting sports. He has dominated practical shooting for over 20 years. What makes him so special? Why does someone consistently win? Is Eric ever going to lose? I was able to talk with Eric

Read More
CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcastUncategorized

Julie Golob is a professional shooter. She is sponsored by Smith and Wesson and has been in shooting sports for over 25 years. Julie’s accomplishments include winning the IPSC World Championship in her division. She was the US Army Athlete of the Year. Julie is also the first and only

Read More
CompetitionFirearmsInterviewPodcast

The episode is a replay of an interview I did with Hwansik Kim back in 2018. Right now, Hwansik is currently representing the USA at the 2022 World Shoot in Thailand. It’s quite an accomplishment to make the World Team amongst all the great competitors in the United States. In

Read More
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

Read More
FirearmsGearInterviewTacticsTraining

John Simpson is a 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 on.

Read More
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

Read More