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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 - 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
    #10MinuteTalk – The Ol’ 30-30

    #10MinuteTalk – The Ol’ 30-30

    No series of 10-ish minute talks all about cartridges is complete without one dedicated to the ol’ reliable 30-30. Ryan Muckenhirn joins Jimmy and Mark to discuss one of the most popular American cartridges of all time that’s still slaying deer to this day. The history, the performance, and the nostalga! Everyone seems to have a story about a 30-30 at some point in their lives, what’s yours? We’d love to hear about it in the comments on Instagram or YouTube!

    • 12 min
    Ep. 149 | Social Media Giants and Guns – An Inside Look

    Ep. 149 | Social Media Giants and Guns – An Inside Look

    Jimmy, Mark and Erik sit down with Chuck Rossi, avid firearms enthusiast and former Facebook employee where he worked as an engineer behind the scenes and the “subject matter expert” on all things gun related in the company. There seems to be a million and one theories as to why social giants like this have tended to be so stringent upon the gun and hunting industry. Listening to Chuck, some of the reasons likely won’t shock you, but others may be a bit more surprising in terms of the fact that there are many misunderstandings and fundamental lack of education within organizations and groups of individuals. We learn a bit more about “safety regulated goods” on platforms like Facebook and the blocking of buy/sell/trade of firearms and related parts on their site. Certainly a sore subject for many of us in this industry, but luckily Chuck throws out some really great insight into how gun pages on these platforms can promote themselves responsibly, within the rules, and set themselves up to get the best organic reach possible – even if they can’t run ads or directly sell on their page. So, if you like guns and hunting and find yourself on social media frequently, whether it’s for business and leisure, you should definitely tune in to this one!

    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 19 min

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Great show

I really enjoy when one or a group of you go off on what your passionate about like certain types of guns or ammunition and how it works.

Speaking confidently about how something works wether it is DI or piston AR and ballistics on a style of ammo.

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