Beyond the Bullet Points is a podcast from Stoddard's Range and Guns, hosted by owner Ken Baye, which explores the personalities, histories and drive behind Stoddard's brands and the organizations it supports. Ken focuses on how the origins and visions behind popular brands like Nine Line, Daniel Defense, Barrett, Oakley and YETI have driven those companies to success. Ken also seeks to understand the motivations behind organizations like Your Grateful Nation and the Special Operations Care Fund, which supports our veterans in critical ways.
Nine Line Apparel – “The Greatest Company on Earth”
Ken Baye of Stoddard’s Range and Guns interviewed Matt Lyda, President of Business Development for Nine Line Apparel. Nine Line’s designs are unique and provocative and its growth is astonishing. Matt explains how Nine Line Apparel started in a garage five years ago and grew to a $14 million a year company that supports veterans both inside and outside the company. How did Nine Line get started? What drives the vision? What challenges come with such meteoric growth and what does Nine Line look for in the employees it hires and in the veterans and causes it supports? What makes it, as Matt puts it, the “greatest company on earth?”
Marty Daniel of Daniel Defense – “The Sandy Hilly Land Theory”
Marty Daniel started Daniel Defense 16 years ago after failing out of college twice, selling garage doors and struggling with his golf game. He has built his company into a $73 million business selling rifles and accessories with more than 270 employees. As he moves into his new 300,000 square foot, $29 million facility, he sat down with Ken Baye to reflect the steps he took to get to where he is today and to take a quick glance down the road toward the future.
Tommy Stoner and Your Grateful Nation – “Would Anybody in this Company Die for Me?”
Tommy Stoner spent 29 years in the military in the Army Rangers and US Special Forces. He has found a home in the Business Intelligence Group at SunTrust Bank with the help of Your Grateful Nation.Your Grateful Nation helps special operations veterans transition to corporate America and both the veterans and the businesses they join are grateful for the connection. Tommy speaks to Ken Baye of Stoddard’s Range and Guns about what it was like to spend 29 years in the military and what it was like to get out.
David Kramer and the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) – “Not All Lives Are Saved on the Battlefield”
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Maj Toure and Black Guns Matter – “I Don’t Want to be a Revolutionary, I Want to be a Solutionary”
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Kevin Nottage with Oakley Standard Issue – “I Want to Say Thank You – Your Glasses Helped Save My Life.”
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Great firearms industry podcast
This is a great podcast for anyone that loves the firearms and supporting industries.