TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #120: The Iraqi Police At Lynx Brutality 2024 w/ Bloke On The Range

Today we’ve brought back Mike aka Bloke On The Range to talk to us about his experiences at Lynx Brutality 2024. As you guys know, I’m a huge fan of these types of firearm competitions and so over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be hearing from several of the competitors who attended this year’s match to get their unique perspectives on this unique competition. Mike as you guys know used to present quite often on TFBTV and typically covers more historical firearms pieces on his own channel. As such, just like at last year’s Finnish Brutality 2023, Mike is bringing the heat in the form of a fresh new historical “LARP” – this time as an Iraqi National Policeman. Please welcome Mike Burns back to the Show!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #119: Matt & Annalise with FirearmLand

In today’s episode of TFB’s Behind the Gun Podcast, we’ve brought on Matt and Annalise from FirearmLand to talk about buying, selling, and trading guns. FirearmLand specializes in finding, researching, and then auctioning off a wide variety of firearms from modern options to some rare antiques and even NFA items. Today Matt and Annalise join the podcast to discuss how their business is run in tandem with their other business CashForArms and how this business has given them some rare opportunities to look at and shoot guns they’d otherwise never get to touch. Today Matt and Annalise will also talk about their growing YouTube channel, which is intended to give their viewers a closer look at some rare and unique firearms that we don’t often get to see. Please give Matt and Annalise from FirearmLand a warm welcome to the TFB Podcast!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #117: NRAAM 2024 Wrap-Up with Hop

NRAAM 2024 is all wrapped up and in the books. This year we didn’t see a whole bunch of groundbreaking releases or entirely new products but instead, we saw a lot of revival product lines. Today on the Podcast, Hop and I go over some of our observations about social media and its influence on the firearms industry, as well as our thoughts and opinions about which subsectors of the firearms community are driving most of the trends and sales that we’re seeing. If you’re here just for the coverage of the cool products released at NRAAM 2024, you can also check out our full playlist for NRAAM 2024 on TFBTV Showtime starting with the video below. Thanks as always for tuning into the podcast and we’ll see you all again next week!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #112: Bringing Competition to Night Vision Safely with Les from Polaris Logistics

Continuing on with our coverage of the Forgotten Weapons Moons Out Goons Out night vision carbine competition, we’ve brought back an old friend, Les Winner with Polaris Logistics, to talk about his crucial role in the safety of the match. I think it goes without saying that the safety of such a match is paramount not simply because we’re dealing with firearms, but because our ability to navigate and react to any possible accidents in the dead of night would be reduced even with the aid of night vision devices or other illumination sources. Today we get a chance to talk to the man behind the safe planning of Moons Out 2024 – Les Winner of Polaris Logistics. Les has been on the podcast before and we’ve even shot with one another during Finnish Brutality 2024! So please welcome Les Winner of Polaris Logistics back to the show!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #111: Moons Out Goons Out w/ Forgotten Weapons

Competitions are one of my favorite ways to enjoy my firearms outside of getting to test and review them. Often I like to combine those two things and test out new or unfamiliar equipment at matches. Moons Out Goons Out 2024 is exactly this type of match which is why I’m excited that over the next couple of weeks, we’ll get to talk to several of the competitors who attended Moons Out 2024. Moons Out Goons Out is a carbine-only match that focuses on shooting under night vision using IR and/or passive aiming methods only – no white light allowed. This particular match is rare and gave all of the competitors a chance to fully experience their night vision devices under a variety of situations and scenarios including shooting from moving vehicles, treating simulated wounds, and even shooting “battlefield pickups” that feature no night vision aiming devices at all. Today we’ll hear from Ian McCollum and Jordan Flayer of Forgotten Weapons as they detail some of their favorite parts of the match for us, and some of the challenges and work they’ve had to go through to make the match such a huge success.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 121: The March 22nd Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 121. Each week we’re bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’re also featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can find it here on the TFB website or on your favorite podcast app. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #109: The Return of Brandon Maddox of Silencer Central

Like last week’s episode, this week’s episode jumps right back into the hot topic of suppressors and this time we’re talking about more than just wishful thinking about getting rid of the NFA, and keeping wait times at a reasonable interval. This week we’ve brought back a favorite guest of ours, CEO Brandon Maddox of Silencer Central, to talk about all things NFA. While Brandon has the same wish as us about getting rid of the NFA, he does have some pretty poignant thoughts about what would happen should the NFA disappear and what that might look like for firearm owners and hunters on a state level. He also goes into depth with Pete about the recent surge of interest in suppressors and how that might be adversely affecting the average quality of suppressors being put out onto the market today.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #107: What Is Gun Camp? Feat. Rapper Twista

You’ve seen him featured here before a couple of times on TFBTV but at SHOT Show 2024, Editor-in-Chief Pete was able to get an exclusive interview with famous Chicago rapper Twista and talk shop with him. Today Pete and Twista not only talk about some of their favorite guns and shooting disciplines, but Twista also explains what his gun organization – Gun Camp – does for the people of not just Chicago, but all of Illinois when it comes to self-defense, and the right to keep and bear arms. Twista also clues us into what first interested him in guns as a young kid, his reasons for getting his first gun later on in life, and how that led to him wanting to open up a completely free gun training academy for other people in his state. Please welcome Tiwsta to the show!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #106: Talking Shop With Savage Arms' Beth Shimanski

In today’s episode, we’re proud to have not only a representative of Savage Arms but also a representative of a rapidly growing market within the firearms industry – women who hunt! Beth Shimanski is an extremely accomplished hunter who has a load of experience within the hunting sphere of the firearms industry and today she shares with Pete some of her passions, what she likes about a hunting rifle and some of the things coming down the pipeline from Savage Arms in 2024. In addition to that, Beth and Pete also talk about the rapidly growing demographic of women who are now participating in hunting and shooting sports, and how she aspires to be a great ambassador for that and the Savage brand.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #105: The Future of DIY Firearms with Open Source Defense

This week we’re back with another episode from SHOT Show 2024 featuring the crew from Open Source Defense (OSD). OSD is dedicated to promoting and defending gun rights without the political side of things – something we can fully get behind here at TFB. They prioritize an online-first approach, recognizing the importance of building and spreading a pro-gun culture through digital platforms. The group emphasizes the value of good principles, even if they lead to disagreement, and stresses the significance of making hard decisions based on clear, honest, and decisive values. They describe themselves as “digital natives,” believing that effective advocacy for gun rights must occur online –  something they’ll talk about today in their interview with Pete. The group strives to be likable and approachable, aiming to persuade through positive engagement rather than confrontation, which is all too common in the gun industry. Despite their friendly approach, they are unwavering in their commitment to making principled arguments in favor of expansive gun rights, considering it a fundamental human right. Today on the show the crew will talk about the crucial role that 3D-printed firearms will play in the coming years, as well as the legality of electronically triggered firearms and why the ATF may be targeting this specific feature that has become quite popular in the DIY firearm world.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 116: February 16, 2024 Roundup

We’re back again with another roundup of fresh firearms-focused podcasts in TFB Podcast Roundup 116. Each week we’re bringing you a new set of podcasts from across the web that cover a wide variety of topics including gunsmithing, hunting, precision shooting, war stories, competition shooting, gun industry news, and much more. In addition, we’re also featuring the most recent episode of TFB’s own Behind The Gun Podcast which airs every week on Thursday mornings. If you’d like to check out the full episode list for TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, you can find it here on the TFB website or on your favorite podcast app. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #104: Andrew Wright with SureFire

The crew of Surefire LLC made their annual appearance at SHOT Show 2024 giving the TFB and TFBTV crews plenty of time to cover some of their latest products. While James covered the recent release of the Stiletto Pro II, I was able to get a closer look at the compact XR1 and XR2 rechargeable weaponlights that are finally being released for sale in just a few months. Pete meanwhile had a nice casual conversation about all of that and more with Andrew Wright who has been helping us get the latest details on all SureFire products for years now.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #103: Under Armour & The Tactical Games with Nick Thayer

Longtime readers of the blog and frequent listeners of the podcast will know that I’m personally a huge fan of shooting competitions. While I have my roots in Steel Challenge, in the 15 years that I’ve been competitively shooting I’ve expanded my portfolio of successfully completed matches from trap shooting to obscure and insane competitions like Finnish and Woodland Brutality. This year is already chalking up to be one of my busiest years for competition and while at SHOT Show 2024, I might have just talked my way into probably the toughest competition yet – The Tactical Games. At the show, I was able to have an in-person and on-video interview with the guy who runs the Tactical Games, Nick Thayer. Nick Thayer was happy to be on the podcast not just to talk about the competition and how you can get into it, but also about the unique relationship that Under Armour has with the Tactical Games, and how their support of the sport is a good indicator of things to come in the shooting sports space. Personally, I had always assumed that Under Armour was an “anti-gun” company, but as you’ll hear in today’s episode, that attitude is slowly making its way out the door at the fitness clothing mogul, and that could mean great things for more than just the shooting sports industry.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #102: Winter Survival Tips with BrassFacts & Hop

Extreme heat and extreme cold often claim the lives of those who don’t come prepared – even if that means you’re in the range when conditions change. In light of some recent examples I’ve seen across the internet like people getting helplessly stuck in the ice and snow, I thought I’d bring along a subject matter expert to help us all be better prepared for these types of situations. BrassFacts has done a lot of research, training, and actual survivalist camping throughout his entire life and has even taught winter survival overseas. While the advice he has in this particular podcast isn’t what you’ll get from Artic Ranger training, these simple tips, items, and pieces of knowledge are just about what everyone needs to keep themselves out of trouble and alive if they find themselves in trouble in the snow.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #101: Well-Rounded Training from Vortex Edge

Back in December of 2023, I was invited out to the Vortex Optics campus to get an early look at some of their products coming out for this year. While we were there, our group had the opportunity to get a look at the entire Vortex Optics operation including their customer service department, warehouse, manufacturing facility, and of course their very own training facility, Vortex Edge. Vortex Edge is open to the public and staffed by Vortex’s own team of dedicated instructors who have a wealth of experience in both law enforcement and military firearms training, as well as high-level competitive pistol and rifle shooting. No matter what level of shooting you’re at, or what your goals are, the Vortex Edge team can probably help you with your training, even if it includes using night vision. Today we’ve brought on Chris and Sawyer from Vortex to tell us all about the Vortex Edge facility and training offerings, as well as some of their company history and some hints at new products coming in 2024.

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