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Welcome to the Vortex Nation Podcast. Brought to you by lovers of hunting, shooting, public lands, the Second Amendment and dang good food.

    Real Life Defensive Training – Home Defense

    Real Life Defensive Training – Home Defense

    Adrian and Pete from Vortex EDGE join Jimmy and Mark after a full day of training home defense scenarios in the indoor shoot house at our facility. In this episode, we discuss mentally preparing for a home defense situation and the many different ways it can present itself. The Vortex EDGE crew explains why “Clearing your own house” is a bad idea, but rather, how you should actually consider movement through your home and prioritizing what’s most important at that given time to develop your strategy for keeping you and your family safe. We also dive into the legal aspects of home defense and the surprisingly reality that someone simply being in your home at night uninvited is almost certainly not enough reason to use deadly force against them. Other topics include; what should you keep by your nightstand for home defense, overpenetration, and how to manage a household with numerous family members in different rooms. If you’d like to learn more and find some great classes to better your own skills in person with professional instructors like Pete and Adrian, stay tuned for more info on Vortex EDGE coming soon! In the meantime, be smart, train as often as you can and stay safe, Vortex Nation!

    As always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Real Life Defensive Training – The Body

    Real Life Defensive Training – The Body

    Kyle McNally, First time podcast guest and our instructor for practical martial arts for the day, joins Jimmy and Mark following a morning of learning the fundamentals of real world self-defense without a firearm. In this episode, we discuss the profound importance of understanding how to defend one’s self without relying on the deadly force of a firearm using basic and intuitive movements from martial arts, wrestling and other hand-to-hand combative disciplines. Kyle explains how the non-deadly-force situation is far more likely for one to find themselves in than a deadly force situation and how understanding these fundamentals can help one keep calm, stay safe, avoid deadly injury to either party, and avoid a legal nightmare after the fact. If you’d like to learn more and find some great classes to better your own skills in person with professional instructors like Kyle, we’ll be bringing in guest instructors like this to Vortex EDGE in the future, so keep your eyes peeled! Also stay tuned for the next episode from this podventure where we dive into the hot topic of home defense specifically. In the meantime, be smart, train as often as you can and stay safe, Vortex Nation!

    As always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Real Life Defensive Training - The Fighting Carbine

    Real Life Defensive Training - The Fighting Carbine

    Pete and Justin of Vortex EDGE join Jimmy and Mark following a full day of working the fundamentals of marksmanship with the fighting carbine (AR-15’s in this case). In this episode we discuss the importance of the carbine and training with it to ensure one’s ability to maximize the capability of the platform. We go over good drills anyone can do at their range to increase their skill and be much more efficient with ammo rather than simply dumping rounds down range without much purpose. Also tune in for common misconceptions around the AR-15, why shooting with a shot timer is great practice for high stress situations and why you should push beyond your comfort level to get better. If you’d like to learn more and find some great classes to better your own skills in person with professional instructors like Pete and Justin, stay tuned for more info on Vortex EDGE coming soon! Also stay tuned for the next episode from this podventure where we dive into the art of self-defense without firearms with some practical martial arts. In the meantime, be smart, train as often as you can and stay safe, Vortex Nation!

    As always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Real Life Defensive Training - The Pistol

    Real Life Defensive Training - The Pistol

    Pete and Adrian of Vortex EDGE join Jimmy and Mark following a full day of working the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship as well as a classroom session around the physical, mental and legal sides of concealed carry and deadly force. The pistol is perhaps the most common firearm for people to gravitate towards first when considering a gun for self-defense, and for many good reasons. The Vortex EDGE crew goes into the importance of understanding not only how to handle and shoot a pistol, but also how to improve your skills and improve your mind to achieve a better state of readiness for real world encounters. If you’d like to learn more and find some great classes to better your own skills in person with professional instructors like Pete and Adrian, stay tuned for more info on Vortex EDGE coming soon! Also stay tuned for the next episode from this podventure where we dive into the fighting carbine. In the meantime, be smart, train as often as you can and stay safe, Vortex Nation!

    As always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #10MinuteTalk – Barrel Twist Rates

    #10MinuteTalk – Barrel Twist Rates

    One of those very important variables in shooting performance and accuracy that so many of us take for granted or never think to check – the twist rate of the barrel in our rifle. What is the twist rate, why is it so important to consider, how do different twist rates affect our projectiles and how can you figure out which twist rate is best for your application? Ryan Muckenhirn joins Jimmy and Mark to drop some knowledge on the subject!

    • 17 min
    Ep. 150 | Meat Care After the Shot w/ Ryan Lampers

    Ep. 150 | Meat Care After the Shot w/ Ryan Lampers

    Bang!!! Flop!....Now what??? Mark and Jimmy sit down with Ryan Lampers (Hunt Harvest Health) to chat through meat care techniques and tricks after the shot - to ensure big game you take makes it to your table as the absolute best product possible. We cover warm-weather hunts, keeping meet cool, gutting Vs. the gutless method, how to take the heart liver and rib meat if you do the gutless method, shot placement, blood-shod meat, contaminants and how to deal with them, intentional all-night pack-outs, loading your pack with meat/gear, meat shelves Vs. putting it in your pack, ageing meat, quarters Vs. boning, keeping your pack clean, kill kit items  and more. Life-long hunter, or just getting started, this is a good one to pick up some great tips on getting any four-legged critter out of the field for optimum yield!

    As always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast

    • 1 hr 35 min

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