TFB Podcast Roundup 70: Lever Actions, & Bizarro Single-Action Calibers

Hello and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 70. Everyone here in the TFB bullpen is getting amped up for SHOT Show 2023 with tons of expected and unknown firearms, gear, and ammunition to be revealed at the annual expo. This week we’ve brought you a few good episodes from the folks over at GUNS Magazine Podcast, Gun Talk Radio, the Vloquartsen No Excuse to Miss Podcast, and a pretty neat episode from the Protectors Podcast featuring Henry Repeating Arms CEO Anthony Imperato. Of course, there’s always an episode or two here from our own TFB podcast. This week we’re bringing back Miles V, who many of you may know from much older TFB articles and TFBTV episodes. No matter what you’re getting up to this week, thanks for checking out this week’s lineup of firearms podcast content!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #49: Joel with the Rock Island Auction Company

The Rock Island Auction Company was established in 1993 by Pat Hogan and has since grown to be one of the most well-respected and well-known names in the firearms industry for firearms auctions and other militaria collectibles and curios. Rock Island dedicates a considerable amount of time, and resources to acquiring new and old collectibles alike for their auctions, but does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work in researching each piece to asses not only its physical value but historical value as well. In the past, you’ve seen some pretty high-profile auctions featured here on TFB like the recent one featuring Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster pistol from the movie Star Wars (sold for over $1M USD). Today I bring on Joel from the Rock Island Auction Company to hear about their upcoming Premier Auction #87, as well as some of Joel’s personal favorite auctions from the past and some of the trends he’s noticed about the firearm collecting world during his tenure with RIAC.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 67: Road Guns, and MIL-SPEC Monkey

Hello and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 67! The winter months of the year are always my favorite and often coincide with a lot of travel for me, both for work and recreation. Whether your mode of transportation is purely terrestrial or involves flying from state to state, most of you probably will have some downtime to listen to some good firearms podcasts that I’ve selected for you this week. As always I hope you enjoy this week’s selection of gun podcast listening and be sure to let us know in the comments what you think of any of the episodes you choose to listen to!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #45: Desert Brutality With Russell Phagan

Desert Brutality 2022 is right around the corner and set to take place between November 11-13 in St. George, Utah at the Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range. The Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range is back up and running again as the host location for Desert Brutality after it had to go through an extensive remodel after issues arose surrounding residential buildup around the location of the range. Brutality matches across the country are a great way to get out and have a lot of fun, competitive yet friendly environment where you can test your gear in some more practical shooting scenarios than you’d be able to at the indoor shooting range. If you think you might be interested in participating in this year’s match, there are still several slots left and registration info can be found down below! Just like in the past, Russell Phagan, who is a core component of every Brutality match, is here to give us the rundown on this year’s event, and a few small previews about what competitors can expect to encounter during the course of the two-day event. Please welcome back Russel to the show!

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TFB Podcast Roundup 63: Are Expensive Guns Worth It?

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 63. Firearms are in a lot of ways just like cars. There are a lot of them out there, a lot of people love them, some people use them as tools while others use them as toys and there are a million different places in-between where both firearms and automobile customers can find themselves when it comes to the types of these items that they buy. Generally speaking, I am a utilitarian and I am more than willing to pay a couple of extra hundred bones for a firearm that fits my specific task just like without going overboard in terms of price and features. Basically what I’m getting at is that if I’m paying extra money for something, I want to get extra use out of it in some shape form, or fashion. For others, the extra money could be better spent on durability, or maybe even aesthetic characteristics. On the other hand, some people just like to collect firearms purely for their novelty. No matter how you like your guns, everyone does indeed have a price and that’s why our first episode this week for Podcast Roundup 63 will be from Tom Gresham’s Gun talk as he brings on Mike Mihalski from Sons of Liberty Gun Works to talk about their quite expensive AR-15 rifles that customers swear by. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s selection of gun-podcast listening.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 62: Suppressor Science, and How to Shoot a Pistol

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 62. As we approach the end of the year, you can probably expect the firearms market to start to gear up for some of its biggest events and releases of the year. By the time you’re reading this TriggrCon 2022 will have just wrapped up and you can probably expect to see some posts this week from releases both myself and James Reeves discovered while at the event. Be sure to keep tabs here at TFB or on the YouTube channel TFBTV for updates from TriggrCon 2022. This week I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite podcasts I’ve been listening to while traveling these last couple of weeks. The most interesting podcast from this week’s roundup in my opinion is the one from the Talking Lead Podcast with John Hollister going over the science and history of firearm suppressors. If you’re even remotely interested in suppressors or their history that is one you shouldn’t miss this week, just be prepared to listen for multiple days as it’s two and a half hours long. So without further ado, please enjoy this week’s selection for TFB Podcast Roundup 62!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #43: Cerakote Talk with TFB Staff Writer Lucas D

We’re back again with another TFB Staff writer interview on the TFB Behind The Gun Podcast! This week I’ve brought in one of our newer writers Lucas D! Lucas D is an avid hunter, competitive shooter, and deep sea fisherman who’s got a lot of experience within the firearms industry on both the retail side of things as well as the industry side of things. While Lucas really loves to try out and test competition guns like the recently released Springfield Prodigy, and BUL Armory’s series of competition pistols, he also has a ton of knowledge when it comes to optics and the process behind both large and small-scale Cerakote application. Lucas D gives us a few tips and tricks today for accomplishing consistent results at home as well as some business advice for those who might be interested in selling their Cerakote services to others so that customers always come back happy and satisfied with the job you’ve done for them. Be sure to let him know if you have any questions in the comments below or reach out to him over on the official TFB/TFBTV Discord channel!

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TFB Podcast Roundup 61: Machine Guns, Range Bags & Gun Storage

Hello everyone and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 61! We’ve got a great lineup of gun-podcast content for you guys this week and I just want to take a moment to remind all of you of an upcoming event in the South Eastern part of the United States that I think most of you would be willing to drive out a couple of hours for. What we’re talking about is the All American Machine Gun Shoot being hosted at The Sawmill Complex in Laurens South Carolina. A lot of you will remember that we recently lost one of the largest machine gun shoots in the United States and thankfully some good friends of mine decided to take up the mantle and fill the void that was left there. The All American Machine Gun Shoot will take place between October 14th and 15th and tickets are only $20 ($30 for two-day admission and $5 for children 12 & under) and can be purchased on-site at the gate. If you’re interested in going, you can expect a great show and the opportunity to handle and shoot a lot of cool guns. For more details on the machine gun shoot, you can check out the TFB Behind The Gun Podcast episode where we interviewed Anonymous Bob and his daughter RapidFire Rachel who are responsible for getting this ode to full-auto up and running! Enjoy this week’s selection of podcasts and we’ll hopefully see you at the Machine Gun Shoot!

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TFB B-Side Podcast: An Interview with an Internet Gun Meme Lord

As the legend goes, the court jester in medieval society was the only human being in the King’s Court that could openly criticize, poke fun at, and tease the king without fear of being put on the gallows or worse. Obviously, in today’s hypersensitive world, we’re in an entirely different predicament and one of those is that nearly everyone out there has a joke to tell or something to have a good-hearted chuckle about – even if it’s something we love. That’s why today’s guest is one I’m happy to have on as he’s been a great source for me personally when it comes to being able to take a step back and laugh at the industry that I love – firearms. Natos_Revenge aka Wes is a self-described “internet meme lord” and runs a humorous set of Instagram accounts primarily centered around guns, gun culture, new firearms releases, and a bit of everything else in between. Today Wes and I discuss how memes fit into the world of firearms and how they might even help steer the gun industry towards a better future for all gun owners, even if it ruffles a few feathers along the way.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Night Vision Talk with TFB's Nick C

You all know him and love him – Nick C! I’m really excited to finally have Nick C on the show to talk about night vision. Long-time readers of TFB will know that Nick has poured a lot of time, work, and broken parts into his weekly article series Friday Night Lights. Today we get to meet the man behind that series and pick his brain about his experience with night vision, how he came to be a writer for TFB, and what his personal opinions are on the night vision device industry and where it’s going. Nick absolutely loves everything to do with night vision and one of his greatest goals is to dispel a lot of the mysteries, and falsehoods that surround the night vision world.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Michael with Walk The Talk America (WTTA)

Mental health is a very polarizing subject on its own. Throw in firearms and you’ve got the ingredients for a heated discussion that is guaranteed to end any holiday family dinner in spectacular fashion. However, Michael Sodini, President of Walk the Talk America is attempting to end the stigma surrounding mental health care when it comes to the subject of owning firearms. Today Michael and I discuss his background in the firearms industry and how it lead to him starting up the WTTA. WTTA has seen some explosive growth since its inception and has given him hope that his efforts can save lives by reducing suicides by firearm. Michael’s company currently offers free and anonymous online mental health screening, and familiarization classes for mental health professionals that dispel many of the myths surrounding firearms, familiarize these professionals with live-fire experience on the range, and then how to apply the knowledge they’ve received in their clinical work. Please give a warm welcome to Michael Sodini of Walk the Talk America.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 57: Heavy Hitting Guests and CCW Guns

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 57. This week’s smattering of podcasts covers a lot of different subjects and is a bit more focused on its individual guests rather than broad topics. This week we’ll hear from Dave Sohm from Mission Critical Concepts Training, Riley and Jacob from the Concealed Carry Focused Concealed Carry Podcast, Phil Strader from SIG Sauer talking about the new P365 X-Macro, Josh of Black Diamond Guns and Gear, Kenzie Fitzpatrick (3gunKenzie), and of course our very own home-grown TFB podcast featuring last week’s guest, Preston from Creative Arms and Quite Bore. Sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s selection of gun-focused podcasts.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 56: Rimfire For Self-Defense, and Homesteading

Hello and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 56! This week here in the mid-south we’ve finally received our first bit of reprieve from the harsh summer heat. For me, that means a lot more time spent on the range without my camera (and myself) overheating, and hopefully, that also translates to more firearms and gear reviews for everyone here. One of the things I like to do out on the range while I’m getting targets set up or loading magazines is listening to podcasts. This week’s selection of podcasts features some good general listening with one very specific podcast that piqued my interest and covers something we’ve talked about a few times here on TFB – using a rimfire gun for self-defense. The guys from the Gun Talk Radio podcast talk a bit about using Aguila 60-grain in a Beretta Bobcat to see if it might make for a more useful self-defense option over some other current .22LR self-defense offerings. As always, sit back, relax, and have a cold one while you soak in this week’s selection of gun podcast content.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Is Reloading For You? With the Ultimate Reloader

Reloading is one of those hobbies I never thought I’d actually pick up – even as a firearms owner. However, all it took for me to get addicted to the benchtop hobby was for a good friend of mine to send me a very inexpensive Lee Challenger reloading press kit and from there, the rest was history. Reloading can seem intimidating for the uninitiated, I know I was quite intimidated during my first range trip with my first box of reloaded ammunition, however, 10 years down the road, I’ve not only gained a solid grasp on the concept, but I’ve also dipped into new rabbit holes of information I once again never thought I’d find myself in. Suffice it to say reloading is just as rewarding as it is educational and I personally think that more firearms owners should have at least a basic grasp of the concept. I think these sentiments are shared by our guest today, Gavin, a.k.a the Ultimate Reloader. Gavin runs a YouTube channel and website that specializes in all things reloading, as well as some great informative precision rifle content that has really been a valuable resource to me as a reloader over the years. I’m honored today to have him on the podcast with us to give you guys a bird’s eye view of handloading/reloading so that you can determine for yourself whether or not you’d like to pick it up either as a hobby or as a means to shoot more without vastly increasing the cost of ammunition.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 53: Hearing Protection, and Space Cowboys

Hello and welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 53! Every year I think the gun industry goes through an intense cycle of focusing on hearing protection and this inevitably sparks discussion around suppressors and other sound mitigation techniques. While over-the-ear hearing protection becomes a must, especially with supersonic or much more powerful or larger cartridges, with many standard intermediate cartridges, a suppressor is often the way to go. In one particular episode that caught my attention this week, Vortex Nation has on audiologist Grace Sturdivant, owner of OtoPro Technologies, to talk about the human ear, how it works, and what really needs to happen in order for us to protect our hearing while handling and enjoying firearms. In addition to that great episode, we’ve got other good podcasts for your commute, chore list, or study session. Sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s selection of gun-related podcast content for TFB Podcast Roundup 53!

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