Longtime readers of TFB will know our very own Vladimir Onokoy as not only a very competent writer but also an insightful specialist on non-American weaponry from various countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and 12 other countries, mostly as a security contractor. Vlad likes to train, shoot competitively and has also been published in various print firearms magazines as a featured author and has also worked on several online video series with personalities like Larry Vickers. You can reach Vlad through TFB as well as his various social media outlets listed below.
Podcasts @ TFB:
- TFB B-Side Podcast: What It’s Like to Be a Gun Owner in Australia
- TFB B-Side Podcast: Doug E On Responding to Shootings & the Grey Man
- TFB B-Side Podcast: What It’s Like Being a Gun Guy In California
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #34: Dave Matheny With Silencer Shop
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #28: Randy and Joe from LMT Defense
TFB B-Side Podcast: Gun Law and Gun Life in Iraq with Vlad
Today on the podcast we have our guest Vladimir Onokoy or “Vlad” as we refer to him amongst the TFB staff. Vlad is a Russian defense industry specialist and firearms instructor. Over the years he worked in 15 different countries as a security contractor, armorer, firearms industry sales representative, product manager, and consultant.
On today’s podcast, Vlad and I talk about the time he has spent over in Iraq as a military defense contractor and also where he has had a chance to get his hands on many different types of small arms used by the various factions within the country of Iraq. His time there has also given him a unique look at the firearms laws and ownership rules within the country and how that applies to everyday life for a citizen of Iraq.
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