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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.

    #10MinuteTalk – Offhand Shooting Tips & Tricks

    #10MinuteTalk – Offhand Shooting Tips & Tricks

    Offhand shooting in and of itself is skill completely unique and different from shooting with any form of rest. It adds in so many more variables to the equation and we immediately see how unsteady we can be when trying to maintain pin-point accuracy with only our bodies holding the weight of the rifle in front of us. The gun begins to get heavy and our muscles begin to shake, the motion created by our breathing begins to affect point-of-aim and even our heartbeats can be a factor! Ryan Muckenhirn and Erik Barber join Jimmy and Mark to discuss offhand shooting and some of the best tips and tricks they’ve learned over the years to get achieve better accuracy and likeliness of hitting the intended target. This could come in handy for those of us about ready to take to the field for gun deer season!

    • 14 min
    Ep. 151 | Identical Draw – The New Hunter Project and killer content!

    Ep. 151 | Identical Draw – The New Hunter Project and killer content!

    Cool content and taking hunter recruitment by the horns – We sit down with Tom and Nathan Crick of Identical Draw to chat about their revolutionary “New Hunter Project”, where they have dedicated their season to taking folks from 0-to-60 on the bowhunting scale. Multiple states, multiple species, and multiple sets of hunters they’ve never met before will make this a season for the books – and quite possibly transform the lives of all involved in a positive and meaningful way. There is always a lot of talk when it comes to hunter recruitment, but often, that is where it ends. These guys are doing something about that. And oh yeah, if you are into really cool hunting videos, podcasts, etc., check out their YouTube channel and more!

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    • 41 min
    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

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Vortex , a nation worth being part of

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