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Thursday, December 24, 2015


Take time out from playing Santa and do yourself and family a favor and read this series at PDN on Holiday Safety.  It is a three part series with GN's Grant Cunningham penning the first installment, Paul Carlson (GN's "The Blade") and Derick Poole, proprietor of Echo-5 Training Group, with the third. Take the steps to be safe over the holidays.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

EPISODE158 - Don't Bicycle!!!

Joe got his hands on a RM380, Ian takes a spill and while he heals he talks about an affordable Sturmgewehr copy, Paul discusses why he is not fond of red dots on a pistol and then we discuss prevention. PLUS MORE!!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

10-30-2015::EPISODE156 - Target

We discuss things we have used for targets, the Wisconsin gun store verdict, the new .327 mag LCR offering by Ruger and AJ reviews a LOOONNNNGGGG SLIDE....

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

10-3-2015::EPISODE155 - Meow

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

09-02-2015::EPISODE154 - Gyrojet

Ian talks about something old, Grant just talks, Joe talks about Disney, Paul makes fun of everyone and I try to keep them together.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

8-19-2015::EPISODE153 - Gun Quality?

PT-111 for under $200? Is it quality? We discuss truck/car guns again. A Caracal recall update. There is a new PPQ .45. Plus more more more more more!!!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

8-03-2015::EPISODE152 - Sacre Bleu!

Can you shoot .40 in a 10mm? KPOS Pathfinder: Faux SBR. Joe reviews the Just Right 9mm Carbine. We get to your emails and voicemails. PLUS MORE (sans Grant)..

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

7-10-2015::EPISODE151 - Pocket Holsters

Ian shoots a match.. WITH AN AR???  Ruger brings back some good grips of old. A former CNN anchor credits the Second Amendment for saving her life, then, we discuss pocket holsters!!!

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

7-09-2015::EPISODE150 - It's The Girl!

Colt may be bought out by IRONY!!! The Ozzies may be banning LEEEEVER Actions. The Girl talks about what makes the ladies feel at home on the range! PLUS MORE!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

6-24-2015::EPISODE149 - Doing It Right In PR

There is a new Kalashnikov pistol. Doc Carlson, say what? Puerto Rico doing it right when it comes to 2nd Amendment! Grant discusses if you can use small rifle primers in place of small pistol primers. AND MORE!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

6-17-2015::EPISODE148 - Anything Swiss

Ian, Average Joe and Doc discuss the new Ruger Redhawk in .45 ACP/.45 Colt. Joe tells us why he likes VZ Grips and then we kick around what we think are the best surplus firearms for the money. PLUS MORE!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

5-25-2015::EPISODE146 - Know Your Limitations

Colt is going under.. again. Does competing help or hurt you when it comes to self defense? Know your limitations!! Email and MORE!!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

5-13-2015::EPISODE145 - Baby Dad Trainer Person

Is your 9mm gun able to shoot NATO rounds? Grant answers that question! We discuss Melody's appearance on The Doctors.. PLUS SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

5-2-2015::EPISODE144 - Pulling It Out Of Your Posterior Interstices

Grant explains a Glock grip safety reduction, would you buy a "bullet proof baseball cap?" Then we answer a lot of emails. PLUS MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

4-22-2015::EPISODE143 - Forward Operating Base Gloria

Ian Shoots a Steel Challenge match with a pistol that has the "shoulder thing that goes up" and Grant and Paul talk about their time in Tennessee. PLUS MORE MORE MORE!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

4-9-2015::EPISODE142 - The Butt Tuck

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

3-30-2015::EPISODE141 - Hey, He Said To Call In!

HAPPY EASTER!!! Paul is on an OH radio program and gets a "special caller." Guess who???? AJ reviews an awesome SIG and Ian talks about a big boom he saw! PLUS MORE!!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3-18-2015::EPISODE140 - The Clothes Make The (Wo)Man

Lots of stuff here... Melody was on the daytime show "The Doctors"... Email... Clothing considerations for concealed carry.. what is the optimal size of handgun for concealed carry? PLUS AN AWESOME COVER OF A PERFECT CIRCLE'S "THE HOLLOW"... TURN IT UP!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3-15-2015::EPISODE139 - Public Comment Period?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

3-11-2015::EPISODE138 - Blame It On Ignorance

This episode: Joe reviews an awesome CZ, we get to some emails and Melody is now "in the cross-hairs of Moms Against Guns.. or whatever they are called... Doc is still sick... PLUS MORE MORE MORE!!!
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

3-4-2015::EPISODE137 - Palindromic Ammo

Recorded on 2-17-2015
ATF is to ban a popular AR round! Can you shoot .45 Super in your .45 ACP gun? Then we discuss firearms and the family! Plus, NARWHALS!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

2-10-2015::EPISODE136 - Pocket Dump
Wow! A LOT this episode!
Remington owns Para-O, AJ reviews the Walther CCP, we add a feminine touch (no, not Grant's hair) and we discuss what we carry daily! PLUS MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, February 9, 2015

2-5-2015::EPISODE135 - Zero Degrees Kelvin Klein Jeans

Photo:  Gunsite Academy, Paulden, AZ
Grant extols the virtues of a Sssshhhteyr pistol, Ian discusses a muddy M1A and King Abdullah of Jordan shot at Gunsite!
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

1-8-2015::EPISODE131 - Pre-SHOT

This week we talk about the new "leaked" Glocks, GP100 Match Champion and have our SHOT SHOW PREVIEW.  Ian explains how the swing-out cylinder revolver began with Moore's Patent Revolver and we get to a lot of email an voicemail.  PLUS MORE!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

12-31-2014::EPISODE130 - Intent To Install

Can we use a Sig Brace on an AR for shouldering or not? Remington will be offering "3 new pistols" and we try to put the need NOT to have a thumb safety for defensive purposes to bed.
Then will tak a cup o' kindness yet....

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