Welcome to the TFB Podcast Roundup 2: This week we’ve got a fresh new variety of podcasts as well as one special throwback episode featuring the legendary Chuck Pressburg from Presscheck Consulting. I was drawn back to this particular podcast because of the recent uptick in activity surrounding the Next Generation Squad Weapon. In the podcast, Chuck goes on to explain why we’ve historically gone with lighter calibers over larger ones and why we’ve often opted to go with smaller calibers to carry more ammunition. We’ll save that one for the end and instead start this week out with Vortex Nation’s excellent podcast in which they take 10 minutes to talk about a 6.5 Creedmoor life hack they think you should all know.
Once again, if you’re looking for more great podcast content, don’t forget there is the weekly TFB Behind the Gun Podcast which is hosted by our Editor in Chief Pete! Last week Pete spoke with the guys from LMT Defense about some of their new products for 2021. Don’t forget to check it out and subscribe to the TFB Behind the Gun Podcast on your favorite podcast app.
More TFB Behind the Gun Podcast Episodes:
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #28: Randy and Joe from LMT Defense
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #27: TFB Staff Writer Austin Rex
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #26: Phil Harding from Burris Optics
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #25: Tom R with The Firearm Blog
TFB Podcast Roundup 2: DIY Trainers, Pinot, and Hacking 6.5 Creed
Topic: A quick bit of handy math to know when shooting 6.5 Creedmoor
Mark and Jim were astounded when in-house long-range shooter, Nick Laufenberg, did some simple subtraction and had them hitting targets out to 800 yards with their 6.5 Creedmoor’s – without ever touching a ballistic calculator. Tune in to hear how this mathemagician did it!
All of you long-range shooters will want to take a quick listen to this podcast. By the end of it, I think you’ll find little reason to keep all of your MOA and make the switch over to MILs optics with this simple trick. This little 6.5 Creedmoor lifehack seems to work out to about 600 yards.
Topics: Training with Weapon Mounted Lights
The panel speaks to Ken Good about his experience and how he has been a major influence in modern tactics.
The guys at the Primary & Secondary podcast talk about how the proper use of light can lead to domination in armed engagements but how it can also hider you if you don’t employ the simple weapon-mounted tool correctly. About midway through the podcast, there is quite a funny anecdote about how one of the panel members got into “a gunfight with himself” primarily because of his weapon-mounted light.
Topics: Turning Training into Habit. Selection processes for law enforcement SWAT officers
This week, we have JR on the show. JR is a former US Marine and 27-year Veteran Law Enforcement SWAT Officer, having worked for Los Angeles Police Department, Metropolitan Division. We dive into his call to service, military, and career in law enforcement to include the future-forward.
This week JR talks with 5.11 Tactical about his various experiences within both the military as a US Marine and his years as a SWAT team member. JR speaks at length about the various roles within an organized SWAT team and how each role contributes to the overall team.
Topics: Training tips for family members and friends
While professional firearms training is always preferable, most new shooters start their learning journey under the auspices of a friend or family member.
To help those non-professionals who have been given the opportunity and honor of training others, we talk to Gunsite Academy CEO Ken Campbell about how to do the best possible job of introducing others to the world of firearms.
Ken Campell has some really great tips in here for gun owners who have had to take up the mantle of the impromptu gun teacher. With an unprecedented number of new firearms owners out there, this is probably some of the most relevant information for current gun owners to have, even if they haven’t had formal training themselves. Ken makes a very directed point about making your trainee’s very first experience a pleasant one (i.e. starting with dry fire practice) in order to encourage continued training and practice. Ken also mentions that it’s probably best not to belittle your new apprentices when they are getting used to their gun legs.
Topics: Concerns for new concealed carriers, behind the scenes of running a social media presence in the gun world
Welcome to Gun Funny, Episode 202 Today I’m going to chat with Monica aka Pinot and Pistols, discuss the first “gun violence state of emergency,” highlight the new LCP MAX, and talk about a Canadian member of parliament who just can’t keep it clean on zoom.
This week my good friend Ava Flanell speaks with another female YouTube presenter about the various challenges of being new to the concealed carry scene with a distinctly female perspective. Later on in the podcast, Ava talks about the challenges behind running her business as both a media influencer as well as her very own firearms training business.
Podcast Throwback: Chuck Pressburg Knows Soldiers Can’t Shoot
As promised we have a bit of a throwback episode that I still think is relevant today. On the Primary & Secondary ModCast 103, Chuck Pressburg basically goes over why we selected 5.56 over .308 despite the distinct advantages that it has in terms of neutralizing targets at range. To put it simply, Chuck thinks that soldiers need more bullets. You can check out the short excerpt from the podcast below: