Firearms Nation Podcast gets to know the people who use firearms, talk about firearms or compete with firearms. From tactical instructors, self defense experts to gun writers and even podcasters, Firearms Nation asks the questions you want to know. Each week your host, Arik Levy, knows his stuff as he is both a competitive shooter, law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. Firearms Nation wants you to be a better shooter and know more about firearms. Visit www.firearmsnation.com to Join the Nation!
Joel Park - Practical Shooting Training is His New Book
I had Joel Park on the show last year after he and World Champion Ben Stoeger wrote their first book together “Match Mentality”. Now the duo teamed up again to write “Practical Shooting Training”. This new book is divided into four different shooting levels, from beginner training to someone who wants to be a National Champion. Not only does it give you a guide to follow but also has diagrams of what the targets will look like based on many different shooting problems.
Joel competes and is also part of the Practical Shooting Training Group with Ben and Hwansik Kim. Recently, Joel also started a new podcast called Training Group Live.
Links mentioned on the show:
Joel’s Training Company Midwest Competitive Shooting
Shop at Bear Creek Arsenal with code Nation5 for 5% off your first order.
Download the Chapter “Why You Suck” from Joel’s New Book.
Buy “Practical Shooting Training”
Scott Jedlinski - A Modern Samurai with a Red Dot
Scott Jedlinski or “Jedi” to those that know him, is the owner of Modern Samurai Project. MSP is Jedi’s training company and he travels throughout the year teaching shooting handgun primarily with a red dot. Red dots on handguns has become a tool that is invaluable and both civilians and law enforcement are changing over to them.
Scott is an interesting person who does not have a police or military background but made it to Master class in USPSA and came up with a terrific training program. Scott talks about his past as well as working with Walther Arms to release their new pistol.
Links mentioned on the show:
Modern Samurai Project
Our new advertiser (use code Nation5 for 5% off your order) Bear Creek Arsenal
Shannon Smith - On His Own Again
Shannon Smith served in the US Army and was in the Ranger’s Regiment. Shannon also got into competitive shooting and worked his way up to currently being on Team USA for the upcoming World Shoot. Shannon has worked at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, FL for the past decade and is now heading off on his own. I’ve had Shannon on the show years ago and he was on the Shooter’s Summit. Shannon is as no-nonsense as they come and we definitely have an interesting conversation.
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Steve Anderson - Understanding Mental Management
It’s 2021 and to begin the year I’m bringing on Steve Anderson, shooting coach and host of “That Shooting Show”. Steve is the only practical shooting instructor who has been certified in Lanny Bassham’s “Mental Management Systems”. This is the program Lanny teaches and coaches. Lanny wrote the book “With Winning in Mind” which a lot of competitors as well as tactical teams have used for success.
I took the program with Steve and wanted to ask him questions that help explain why people would want to learn it.
Links mentioned in the show:
Best of 2020 - With Grauffel, Wood and McNamara
Well, we made it to the end of 2020! And now we hope and pray that 2021 will be a much better year. At least I hope so. Anyway, I wanted to end the year with a “Best Of’ podcast with the top three episodes from 2020. The clips are from Eric Grauffel, Mike Wood and Pat McNamara. I’ll link below the individual shows if you have listen to them before.
I want to thank you, the listener and wish you a Happy New Year!
Eric Grauffel, World Champion
Mike Wood Understanding Antifa
Pat McNamara Competition and Fundamentals
Thom Shea - Navy SEAL with Three Simple Things
Thom Shea is a retired Navy SEAL with 23 years of service in the US Navy. Thom served in Kosova, Iraq, and Afghanistan where he earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor as well as numerous other medals for leadership and courage.
Thom also is an author and leadership coach. He wrote the book “Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life” and recently, “Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos”. Thom coaches businesses and other people on being their best and has a system he teaches to help folks be successful.
You can learn more about Thom and his company here:
Unbreakable Leadership (Thom’s website)
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The Best gun related podcast year after year
I listen to A LOT of podcast and find Firearms Nation Podcast to be my favorite.
Constantly delivering quality content with top level guests and not trying to push sponsored products.
Aric Levy (the host) has alway ended his show with “carry your gun, get some training, look out for one another, we’re all in this together”.
Never before has this been more important.
Still listening and loving this podcast.
Awesome podcast. Always excellent content
Always a great investment of your time!
Arik always delivers a highly educational podcast. His insightful questions allow us to get to know his accomplished guests and learn from their experiences. I absolutely loved his Shooters Summit series and hope that he will have a new one for us in the near future.