TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #79: Training Trends with Mo from Raven Wing Limited

Getting solid firearms training has simultaneously become easier than ever but also more difficult than ever. While there are a ton of great training companies out there, for every good one there are probably half a dozen other ones peddling either unsafe or ineffectual training for their customers. Mo, Raven Wing Limited, and the network of trainers that they’ve managed to collaborate with are some of the best in the business and offer a wide variety of training ranging from fairly basic firearms manipulation skills to advanced pistol and carbine courses, as well as private consultations and even night vision courses. Based out of Los Angeles California, you’d think that Raven Wing would face a lot of competition but in fact, it is quite the opposite: Raven Wing often brings in other trainers and hosts them to bring both their customers more refined training from living legends like Scott Jedlinski from the Modern Samurai Project, Tim Herron Shooting, or JJ Racaza who you might remember being on TFBTV several times. Today I’ve brought on Mo to talk about some of the most pronounced training trends he’s noticed in the firearms world today and what times of guns, optics, and holsters people are using to train for competition and self-defense nearly a quarter of the way through the 21st century.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #78: Patrick O with TFBTV

The TFBTV crew is a small but mighty one that I’m proud to be a member of. One of our newest videographers and editors, Patrick O, is here today to tell us all about himself and how he ended up joining the TFBTV crew! Patrick actually has a pretty extensive background with filming and photographing around firearms as he worked closely as a military photographer with lots of special forces units during their exercises. Most of his work can be found on DVIDS (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service) but quite honestly his best work has been his editing, photo, and video work he’s done for TFBTV, TFB, and AllOutdoor.com (I might be a little biased with that statement). Either way, please give a warm welcome to someone who has been working with us for a better part of a year now, Patrick O of TFBTV.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 94: Competition and Anti-Drone Ammo

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 94! As summer has marched on I’ve been spending a lot of time in the woods with an AK and a Glock practicing in advance of this year’s Finnish Brutality competition. However, aside from the brutality that awaits me in Finland, I can’t help but think about their neighboring country, Russia, and how the conflict between them and Ukraine has shown the world just how complex and widespread drone usage has become in modern conflicts. Naturally, my curiosity and mindset lead me down a specific path on the internet and that’s why this week a lot of our episodes focus mostly on Competition, as well as a cool episode by our friends over at The Gun Collective Podcast about some pretty wild alternative ammunition types including Anti-Drone ammunition. So as always sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast content!

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TFB Podcast Roundup 92: Independence Bound Podcasts

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 92. Most of the team here is embracing the summer vibes and the upcoming 4th of July celebrations. With the warm weather and patriotic spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to engage in some good range sessions with your family and friends, as well as plenty of time spent around the grill and in the backyard with more of the same. A lot of these summertime activities require a lot of prep work and for that, I usually like to prepare while enjoying some of my favorite podcasts. As always, sit back, relax, and get into the Independence Day spirit with this week’s selection of firearms podcasts.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 91: More Easy Firearm Listening

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 91! It’s refreshing to see the online gun community getting back to actual discussions on niche firearm topics rather than constantly worrying about the latest drama taking place within the firearms industry. I know a couple of weeks back, one such story became so big that we even covered it here twice on TFB, several podcasts have even talked about it since then. Personally, I find podcasts to be an invaluable source of entertainment, especially during long drives or flights. They provide the perfect backdrop for my travels and allow me to stay up to date with the rest of the firearms industry that I might not interact with as much. Hopefully this week you can find something that interests you and learn something, or catch up on general firearms news yourself. As always, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcasts!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #73: SilencerCo & Silencer Central Talk Shop with Pete

Welcome to another exciting episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast! Today, we have a fantastic lineup of guests who are here to indulge us in the world of suppressors and silencers – undoubtedly a favorite topic for all NFA enthusiasts out there. Our host, Pete, couldn’t be more thrilled to have two of the suppressor industry’s biggest leaders joining us: Brandon Maddox, the CEO of Silencer Central, and Jonathon Shults, the Co-founder, and President of SilencerCo. It’s a virtual gathering of silencer aficionados, along with our very own Editor in Chief, Pete, who knows the ins and outs of suppressors like nobody else. So, let’s give a warm welcome back to Brandon Maddox and Jonathon Shults as they join us on TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, Episode #73. Sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the world of suppressors with these two suppressor industry pros.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #72: Catching up with Big Money Nico (TFB Writer Nic L)

Welcome to another episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun podcast! Today, we have the pleasure of reintroducing TFB Writer Nic L (aka “Big Money Nico”), who returns after a brief hiatus. Nic has been busy exploring a range of intriguing handguns that he’s eager to discuss with us. Nic’s diverse interests encompass everything from concealed carry handguns and holsters to engaging in rimfire varmint hunting on occasion. It’s worth mentioning that Nic’s expertise extends beyond the realm of firearms as he has an extensive background in the silver screen industry, specifically as a video editor. If you’re an avid viewer of TFBTV or our second channel, TFBTV Show Time, chances are you’ve already witnessed Nic’s exceptional editing skills. Today’s episode serves as a perfect opportunity for Nic and me to reconnect and delve into the guns we’ve both been diligently testing or plan to evaluate in the coming months since we don’t often get to hang out in person. Let’s give a warm welcome back to TFB Writer Nic L as he joins us on the show!

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TFB Podcast Roundup 88: On Target Audio Adventures for the Range

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 88! We’ve curated an exceptional lineup of podcasts for you this week. From expert marksmanship tips and cutting-edge firearms technology insights to gripping hunting tales, we’ve left no stone unturned. Whether you’re cleaning your firearms, heading to the range, simply relaxing at home, or sitting in a hunting stand, grab your preferred headphones and tune in to the finest gun-centric content the internet has to offer. Listening to podcasts is a fantastic way to bond with fellow firearms enthusiasts and share your own stories and perspectives. As always, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s exceptional selection of top-tier gun podcast content!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #70: Gun Shop Talk with Alex R from Guns.com

Guns.com is a well-known online firearms retailer that provides an extensive selection of firearms, ammunition, and accessories for gun enthusiasts and collectors. Established in 2011, Guns.com has quickly become a popular destination for gun owners and enthusiasts looking for all sorts of firearms including rare or even discontinued items. However, what really sets Guns.com apart is that the company basically gives you access to not just their warehouse inventory, but the entire inventory of their outlet gun shops. What’s more, is that Guns.com also certifies used guns so that you don’t have to worry about buying a mystery meat secondhand gun off of an auction site only to find out you’ve been sold a lemon. Guns.com and our guest today, Mr. Alex Reville are dedicated to providing a reliable and secure platform for firearm sales while promoting more local businesses like small gun shops and pawn shops rather than big box stores and distributors. Today Alex explains to us how Guns.com works, and how you might even be able to sell some of your own guns on there too if you’re looking to exchange some of your inventory for cash! Please welcome Alex from Guns.com to the show!

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TFB Podcast Roundup 87: Hunting Down This Week's Must-Listen Shows

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 87! Whether you’re a longtime listener or a newcomer to the world of firearms podcasts, we’ve got a great lineup of shows for you this week. If you’re looking for tips on improving your marksmanship, insights into the latest firearms technology, or just some entertaining hunting stories, we’ve got you covered. With so many great podcasts out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why we’ve scoured the web to bring you the must-listen shows of the week. So whether you’re cleaning your guns, driving to the range, or just relaxing at home, grab your favorite pair of headphones and tune in to some of the best gun-related content on the internet. And don’t forget to join the conversation in the comments or on social media. Listening to podcasts is a great way to connect with other firearms enthusiasts and share your own thoughts and experiences. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of top-notch gun podcast content!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #69: Nick Chen's Ass Fiasco feat. Brad w/ BFG

A lot of you will remember a couple of months back Nick C’s ass suffered quite a traumatic range event. Many lessons were learned that day, most notably, not to violate basic range safety rules. The biggest takeaway for me from that day was just the sheer value of simple training. That’s why today we’ve brought on both TFB’s Nick C as well as Brad Gilpin from Blue Force Gear to talk about the accident and the specific training that allowed all of us to respond to the injury quickly, efficiently, and without panic. Brad Gilpin is the Director of Medical Programming at Blue Force Gear and is a prior law enforcement professional who has served at both the state and federal levels. He was a founding member of the USBP BORSTAR unit serving as Assistant Team Leader / Team Medic and has been involved in advocating tactical medicine skills for LEOs since long before it was cool to do so.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #67: Preaching the Gospel of Red Dot w/ Scott Jedlinski

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to a media event featuring a lot of pistol red dot shooting. The instructor for the event was none other than Scott Jedlinksi of The Modern Samurai Project. Scott and MSP travel around the country to train both civilians and law enforcement in the effective employment and use of pistols equipped with red dots. Scott’s company offers everything from hosted classes for larger groups of people and even has 1 on 1 instruction available for those who want a more customized class. Scott has a lot to say about red dots and shooting handguns and today I got to pick his brain and ask him some questions that those who want to take his classes most frequently ask him. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun podcast featuring Scott “Jedi” Jedlinski!

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TFB Podcast Roundup 84: Podcats to Clean Your Guns To

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 84. Spring is usually the time when I get around to going through my entire inventory to check on the general condition of my guns and equipment. During this time pretty much every gun gets a good wipe down, but I also move around some of my accessories and optics to other guns for upcoming reviews or shoots. Either way, while I love the sound of roll pins flying across the room, and bolt carriers slamming home, I usually like to have something else to listen to so I can pass the time. This week I’ll be sharing some podcasts I think you can enjoy while you catch up on some routine firearms maintenance.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #66: Silver Screen Guns with Larry Zanoff

If you’ve watched any movie with a gun in it within the last 20 years, you’ve probably seen Larry’s work. Larry Zanoff, famous for Hollywood Weapons and an armorer at the legendary prop house Independent Studio Services (ISS), joins us once again on the TFB Behind The Gun Podcast to talk about how the gun side of the Hollywood film industry survived the massive disruption that was COVID, as well as some of his favorite jobs that he and ISS have taken on as part of their job as providers of prop guns for all types of films, TV shows, and procedurals. Please join Pete and Larry as they chat about the ups and downs of putting firearms on the Silver Screen including some thoughts on the “ Rust Incident” that happened a while back and where he thinks things could have gone differently.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #65 – Talking Shop with Dave Matheny of Silencer Shop

Silencers and suppressors are exploding in popularity and today it seems that just about every manufacturer out there have new suppressors this year, in addition to a whole bunch of new companies joining the fray with their own offerings, each with various benefits, gimmicks, and features. Today’s guest on the TFB Behind The Gun Podcast is someone who is just happy to have people out there using these great shooting accessories. Today our host Pete brings back Dave Matheny of Silencer Shop to talk shop about all things suppressors! Dave and Pete discuss some of the latest trends in the industry, some recent news surrounding the state of the second amendment in the USA and how it relates to suppressors and the NFA, as well as some nice industry insight as to which direction the suppressor industry is going and who it is trying to cater to.

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