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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...

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Mike Greene worked as detective for the NYPD for many years. During that time he handled a lot of cases as well as developed a skill set when dealing with the criminal element. Mike used those skills to write a book on surviving travel to New York City. In my

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Keith Tyler is a law enforcement officer out West and a competitive shooter in USPSA. He’s reached the rank of Grandmaster and is also a firearms instructor. Keith has designed a unique program for his training academy that lasts seven months long. One of the nice things about Keith is

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Nick Yanutola – is a Grandmaster in Production.  Nick started in IDPA and quickly shot up the ranks and won High Overall at the Carolina Cup in 2014.   He also made Grandmaster that same year and has since taken top 16 at many USPSA National Championships.  Nick also has been a

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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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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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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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