140 episodes

@mfgundlach was an infantry unit leader who served as the senior enlisted advisor to the Marine Corps Shooting Team. He competes in 3 Gun and The Tactical Games.

@tankusthefrankus is a competitive punner with a practical shooting problem. He is currently attending Georgetown University for a MA in History as a part of the Marine Corps’ Historian program. He competes in USPSA and The Tactical Games, and is looking to start competing in 3 Gun.

Both are mostly sober and occasionally accurate.

If you want to be a guest on the podcast, give us feedback, or just chat, shoot us a DM or email.

This account does not represent the views of the United States Department of Defense, the United States Marine Corps, or the Marine Corps Shooting Team.

Bullets n Bourbon Podcast mfgundlach

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

@mfgundlach was an infantry unit leader who served as the senior enlisted advisor to the Marine Corps Shooting Team. He competes in 3 Gun and The Tactical Games.

@tankusthefrankus is a competitive punner with a practical shooting problem. He is currently attending Georgetown University for a MA in History as a part of the Marine Corps’ Historian program. He competes in USPSA and The Tactical Games, and is looking to start competing in 3 Gun.

Both are mostly sober and occasionally accurate.

If you want to be a guest on the podcast, give us feedback, or just chat, shoot us a DM or email.

This account does not represent the views of the United States Department of Defense, the United States Marine Corps, or the Marine Corps Shooting Team.

    Rob Hewins

    Rob Hewins

    Rob Hewins, known for his infectious positivity, shared insights into his journey in the shooting sports and martial arts. Despite his parents’ attempts to steer him towards football and basketball, Rob found a deep connection with the independence and personal challenge offered by individual sports. He emphasized the importance of having a competitive outlet in his life, which not only fuels his passion but also supports his professional growth. Balancing competitive aspirations with social engagement in the sport, Rob highlights how being outgoing and well-known in the region enriches his experiences. Famous for his phrases and sign-off word "grateful," Rob explains that gratitude keeps him grounded and positive. As he prepares to graduate with an MBA after years of distance education, he reflects on the lessons learned in balancing personal, professional, and academic responsibilities, offering advice to those considering further education. Rob remains focused on his goals and looks forward to a busy summer match schedule, feeling optimistic about the upcoming Carry Optics Nationals.

    • 54 min
    Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition Revamp

    Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition Revamp

    Stephen Corson identified several issues with the old MCMC format, including limited capacity, inconsistent quality of instruction, inefficient time use, and location constraints. Inspired by his own distance learning experience and the wealth of competitive shooting resources available online, he proposes overhauling MCMC to incorporate distance learning. Corson envisions Marines regularly utilizing MCST’s Moodle materials to stay prepared under the new format. Although no changes in locations or frequency for MCMCs are planned for the upcoming fiscal year, he emphasizes that institutional change, while challenging, can be driven by effective communication and writing skills. This allows arguments to be persuasive beyond face-to-face interactions, a critical approach as he steps into his role as a newly promoted GySgt, aiming to influence positive progress.

    • 35 min
    Dave Ankeny

    Dave Ankeny

    David Ankeny, a former Marine and current DELMARVA match director, shared his journey from military service to competitive shooting. He highlighted the resilience of Marine Corps culture and how USPSA helped him reconnect with a community post-service. Ankeny, praised for his stage designs at the 2023 VA State and 2024 DELMARVA matches, advised new designers to learn through competition. He stressed the importance of early planning and the inclusion of fundraising for the Post Traumatic Stress Foundation in DELMARVA. Reflecting on the event, which hosted over 300 shooters despite bad weather, Ankeny expressed gratitude to the volunteers and community members who made it possible.

    • 53 min
    2024 Lauchheimer Champion Payton Garcia

    2024 Lauchheimer Champion Payton Garcia

    The Marine Corps Championships presents a unique challenge due to its week-long format and diverse range of disciplines. Mental preparation for such an event differs significantly from condensed formats, requiring sustained focus and endurance. Between matches, adjustments and adaptations become essential, as competitors navigate various disciplines and conditions. Each shooter's approach varies based on their strengths and weaknesses in different disciplines, necessitating strategic adjustments. Despite the use of stock military-issue weapons, shooters must mentally and physically adapt to optimize performance. Winning the Lauchheimer demands consistent excellence throughout the competition, akin to other sports' series or tournaments. Confidence in repeated success depends on the shooter's ability to maintain peak performance across multiple iterations of the Championships.

    • 28 min
    DownForce Media - Jeremy Bryner

    DownForce Media - Jeremy Bryner

    Jeremy Bryner, a versatile photographer, shares insights into his journey from diverse backgrounds to the world of race photography. Despite his non-traditional path, Bryner discusses his passion for photography and his adaptation to shooting races, drawing on his eclectic skill set. With an eye for the perfect shot, he navigates the gear-intensive world of race photography, preparing meticulously for events like the Intergalactic Falling Steel Match. As he delves into the shooting sports, Bryner seeks to evolve his business while relishing opportunities to capture the beauty of various shooting venues across the country. Considering potential future involvement in shooting sports, Bryner leaves listeners intrigued by his dynamic approach and commitment to his craft.
     
    https://www.downforcemedia.net/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Gun Run with Ellis Domenech

    The Gun Run with Ellis Domenech

    Ellis Domenech, hailing from a military background, delves into his journey from armed services to the realm of competitive shooting. His venture into shooting disciplines led him to establish his own matches, cultivating a vibrant community reminiscent of early 3-gun days. Drawing parallels between music and marksmanship, Domenech reflects on the discipline required for both. His signature event, "The Gun Run," shrouded in secrecy, challenges participants with a 5-kilometer course, testing both fitness and marksmanship. Domenech's events defy conventional categories, fostering inclusivity. Beyond competitions, he imparts land navigation skills, catering even to novices. With upcoming events on the east coast and beyond, Domenech invites all to experience the thrill of run n gun matches, leaving enthusiasts with a sense of camaraderie and adventure.
     
    https://thegunrun.us/

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Great interviews

Just listened to my 2 favorite episodes Dan Horcharik and Chris Hutchison. Looking forward to more learning lessons?

Constitutionalist ,

A great asset

As the Marine Corps goes through a time of major transition, there are certain institutions that will be relevant and can help guide the Marine Corps. The MCST is one of them, constantly adapting and improving. This podcast does a great job to leverage a non-traditional medium to keep Marines informed about the world of competitive marksmanship.

There is a whole world of competitive marksmanship in (and outside) the Marine Corps and this informs and advertises it in an enjoyable way. Through Bullet and Bourbon more Marines can join the competition scene, improve themselves, their units and the USMC as a whole.

Greg-Jones ,

The PODCAST of competitive marksmanship

Matt and Frank are not only veterans, but they are also competitive shooters. They understand modern marksmanship, small arms lethality, and the most effective training programs to compete on the battlefield or at a competition. They are very well connected to competitive marksmanship community and some service marksmanship training institutions. This is the podcast to listen to and will ensure you stay abreast of the newest happenings in the USMC marksmanship world.

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