A couple of weeks back TFBTV’s Hop and I had a chance to head out with the good folks from Smith & Wesson to get some range training with two very experienced firearms instructors. The first of those was the legendary Jerry Miculek who is well-known both as a speed shooter and a competitive shooter. In addition to Jerry’s training course, we were also able to learn from Travis Kennedy, a former Navy SEAL and current firearms instructor at his own training company, Kennedy Defensive Solutions. Travis’ training heavily focuses on beginner-level fundamentals and safety so that people who come to his class can become safe and efficient with their rifles and pistols. Travis also has advanced combined carbine and pistol courses for those who have a grasp on the fundamentals, and want to get some more curated high-intensity training using Travis’ experience as a NAVY SEAL, as well as a former Federal law enforcement officer.
Previous TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episodes:
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #51: Dave with the Safariland Group
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #50: Catching Up with Miles V.
- TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #49: Joel with the Rock Island Auction Company
TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #52: Former Navy SEAL Travis Kennedy
Today’s TFB Behind the Gun Podcast guest is former Navy SEAL, Travis Kennedy. Travis spent many years in the Navy as both a SEAL program graduate, as well as a BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) instructor. Travis’ skill and passion for training led him down the path of starting up his own company, Kennedy Defensive Solutions. Today on the TFB Podcast Travis and I discuss the methodology and mindset behind his training courses, some of his opinions on the types of gear and equipment currently used in the tactical and civilian space, as well as some of his tips for becoming a more proficient and well-rounded shooter. In addition, Travis shares some stories with us about how he went from never having touched a firearm, to being a well-respected defensive firearms instructor. Please welcome Travis Kennedy to the program!
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