TFB B-Side Podcast: Gun Law and Gun Culture in Italy with Giorgio O

Italy is famous within the firearms world for its long-standing history of firearms production. Beretta, in particular, is famous for being the oldest active manufacturer of firearms in the world with the company being established back in the 16th century, nearly 500 years ago. While Giorgio is nowhere near that old, he is very familiar with Italian firearms law and culture because that is where he was born and raised. Today Giorgio and I talk about some of his experience and knowledge surrounding the Italian firearms world as well as some of his thoughts on what the future of Italian firearms culture and law will look like in the years to come. Giorgio has been writing with TFB for about 3 years now with some of his earliest coverage being from the IDEX convention in 2019.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: SHOT Show 2022 Wrap Up With the TFB Crew

SHOT Show 2022 was a blast! I think I speak for the rest of the TFB and TFBTV crew in saying that it was great to get back out on the SHOT Show floor and rub shoulders again with the wider gun industry and see old friends and make new ones. Today on the podcast the crew and I go over a couple of our favorite sightings from SHOT Show and also talk a bit about what lies ahead of the gun industry in the months and years to come. I’m personally already looking forward to SHOT Show 2023 and this is despite battling with the ever-present SHOT Show funk. So sit back, relax and enjoy this special TFB SHOT Show 2022 wrap-up.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Gun Law and Gun Life in Iraq with Vlad

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.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 26: Fresh Listening for the New Year

Happy New year everyone! As we roll into 2022, I’m excited for what the gun industry has to offer as we progress through this next lap around the sun. SHOT Show 2022 is right around the corner here in just a few weeks and we at TFB and TFBTV are pumped to get back at it and see what the industry has to offer. This week for TFB podcast roundup 26 we’re going to take a look at some new listening for 2022 to get you in a good gun mood to start the year off. As always, sit back, relax and listen to TFB podcast roundup 26.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: A Conversation with an Austrian Firearms Enthusiast

The rich history of Austrian firearms development goes back well before the 20th century. Being the 14th most armed country in the world, Austria is responsible for bringing us some of the most popular firearms for both military and civilian use with offerings like the Steyr AUG, and Glock pistols. While it may not seem like it, Austria does have a surprisingly small but dedicated group of firearms owners who own and shoot guns for self-defense, hunting, and of course fun! Today I speak with Sebastian Unger who is the brains behind the OpenTop 11/22 now produced by Fletcher Rifle Works here in the USA. Sebastian spent many years developing this innovative product and it is somewhat of a homegrown product here at TFB as many of you readers have given Sebastian feedback over the years which has helped him refine the concept to make it something truly unique and useful for many people. Today on the TFB B-Side Podcast, Sebastian and I talk a bit about the 11/22 receiver as well as his experience with firearms in his home country of Austria.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: What It's Like Being a Gun Owner in Northern Ireland

Hello and welcome back to the TFB B-Side Podcast! This week I have on a special guest from a bit of a unique country – Northern Ireland. I’ll spare you the history lesson on how Northern Ireland came to be but suffice it to say, Northern Ireland has some pretty interesting gun laws and gun culture despite technically being a part of the United Kingdom which historically has had some pretty stringent gun laws when compared to the United States. Our guest Paul was generous enough to lend me some of his time so that we could share all of this information with you and hopefully perhaps bring some more Northern Irelanders into the sport!

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving from TFB!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at TFB and TFBTV. We’ve grown substantially over the years both in terms of reach and our talent lineup. We’re all really thankful that we’re able to live and work in an industry that is a core founding principle of our country as well as a great pastime. We’re also thankful for every single one of you readers and listeners here and without your viewership, we wouldn’t be here. This episode is nice and relaxed and hopefully, it’ll get you through your turkey roast, fry, or smoke. Pour yourself a glass of the good stuff and let’s all be thankful together on this great Thanksgiving day!

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Luke & Hop Take Aim at Optics Issues

The field of firearms optics is filled with a lot of great products for a lot of different shooters. The field of optics is also filled with a lot of opinions on what is right and what isn’t right and today Hop and I discuss some of the issues and arguments we’ve come across during our experiences with firearms. In this episode of the TFB B-Side podcast, Hop and I take aim at specific issues like the relationship between your type of optic and your barrel length, how effective BDC reticles are for firearms shooting the same caliber, astigmatism woes, and a couple of quick opinions on the new AMERIGLO Haven red dot sight that was just announced on November 10th.

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TFB Podcast Roundup 18: Gunsmithing, IV8888, and Turkey Hunting

Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 18! As we get in closer to the holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas, people will inevitably start taking more time off of work which means less commuting and by extension, less listening to podcasts. This week I’ve tried to bring you episodes that mostly fall under an hour in listening time. So if you’re outside dressing a deer, taking care of any last-minute fall lawn work, or just sitting in your shop reloading, these episodes should keep you entertained for a short time while you start to settle into your winter routine. This week we’ve got episodes from our friends over at IV8888, Vortex Nation, and of course last week’s TFB podcast episode. Happy listening and happy early holidays everyone!

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Doug E On Responding to Shootings & the Grey Man

This week we’re hearing from Doug E, a writer at TFB. Doug has years of law enforcement experience as well as a lot of solid well-contemplated thoughts about how to respond to shootings and how to best be prepared for such a dramatic and rare event. On this episode of the TFB B-Side Podcast, Doug and I discuss the various situations you may find yourself in, how you can help law enforcement instead of hindering them, and also a couple good tips on how not to get shot in these types of situations should you find yourself in one. Doug and I also talk about the Grey Man concept, its validity in everyday situations and how perhaps the concept itself has been taken out of proportion and somewhat skewed by the onset of its coining. Don’t forget to check out Doug’s articles here at TFB and also follow him on Instagram.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #25: Tom R with The Firearm Blog

Tom R is a staple in the TFB Community. With his vast knowledge and dedicated research into survival and medical equipment and practices, Tom is often a valuable resource for both the firearms community who read TFB as well as the writers who look up to him for advice and experience. Today on the podcast Tom and Pete talk about firearms, long-range shooting, favorite firearms, Tom’s experience as a Navy Corpsman as well as Tom’s journey as a member of the TFB staff, and his transition to the Managing Editor of the curated survival and equipment wiki theprepared.com.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #22: John Canipe from Magpul Industries

Magpul Industries is an almost ubiquitous name when it comes to the firearms industry. My first AR and now some of my pistol are hosts to some of Magpul’s durable and reliable polymer magazines. Today on the show we’ve got John Canipe from Magpul Industries to tell us all about the company, how things were for the company during 2020 and where Magpul and its product lineup is headed for 2021 and beyond. We’ve recently been able to pick up steam on the podcast front so you should have a steady stream of listening material for your morning or evening commute. Thanks as always for turning in to TFB’s Behind the Gun Podcast and for making content like this possible.

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