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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!

Firearms Nation Podcast Arik Levy

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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!

    Raul Martinez - Kickin' Ass from Fieldcraft Survival

    Raul Martinez - Kickin' Ass from Fieldcraft Survival

    Raul Martinez works for Fieldcraft Survival as the Training Director and head combatives coach. Raul spent time in Iraq serving in the US Army after growing up in the South Side of Chicago. He eventually returned to Chi-town and became a police officer. During his time in Chicago PD, Raul worked undercover in narcotics as well as an instructor at their Academy.
    Raul recently took a class with my friend, Tim Herron, who is a grandmaster shooter in USPSA. We talk about that experience, Raul’s time in the military and what it’s like to run on the mean streets of the city.
    Links mentioned on the show:
    Fieldcraft Survival
    Raul’s Instagram page

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Christian Sailer - Tips from the Youngest National Champion

    Christian Sailer - Tips from the Youngest National Champion

    I was happy to bring back on the show Christian Sailer who has gone ahead and become a National Champion since the last time we spoke. Christian is still in college but has switched guns and shooting teams and now shoots for Team Infinity.
    Christian is now also a firearms instructor and teaches mostly on the West Coast. He told me a lot has changed with his training program and we discuss what’s new and where he’s going.
    Links mentioned in the show:
    Christian’s Instagram page

    • 57 min
    Brian Conley - Enhancing Vision with Hunters HD Gold

    Brian Conley - Enhancing Vision with Hunters HD Gold

    Brian Conley has been working in the vision care world for a very long time. During his tenure, Brian figured out what sunglasses worked well for hunting. A side effect of those glasses was that they worked extremely well for competitive shooting. All types of competitive shooting, pistol, rifle, and shotgun.
    Hunters HD Gold are the sunglasses that have become the official sunglasses for the USPSA. A lot of top competitors have made the switch so I wanted to find out more about Brian and his process. The best thing about his company is his commitment to customer service.
    Links mentioned in the show:
    Hunters HD Gold
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Keith Garcia - Making 3 Guns Great Again

    Keith Garcia - Making 3 Guns Great Again

    Keith Garcia is one of the top 3-Gun competitors. He won the 3-Nation Championship back in 2014 and took home over $55k for his trouble. That kind of pressure is hard to overlook. Even today, Keith works hard at competing in 3-Gun although the sport has seen its share of problems.
    Keith just released his 4 hour full 3-Gun DVD up on Panteao Productions. The link down below will take you to the page to either buy it or sign up for Panteao’s full line up of instructors. The video covers everything you need to know to shoot and compete in 3-Gun including drills and dryfire practice.
    Links mentioned on the show:
    Panteao Productions with Keith Garcia
    Keith’s Instagram page

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Mike Foley - Competing Out of COVID

    Mike Foley - Competing Out of COVID

    Mike Foley is President of the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association). USPSA is one of the largest organizations in action pistol. Recently, all of the matches had to stop because of COVID19 and now we are able to get out there again and compete.
    I caught up with Mike as two National Championships were taking off. We talk about how USPSA has grown, the increase in the weight of guns, and where the organization goes next.
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    USPSA website
    Link to the FREE Shooter’s Summits
    Enter the coupon code: COVID19SUCKS
    to get all the Summits (Be sure to click Add 2016-2017 Summits).

    • 56 min
    Mike Wood - Understanding Antifa and Riots

    Mike Wood - Understanding Antifa and Riots

    I have to say, 2020 has been the opposite in terms of being a great start to the decade. We are halfway through the year and it seems that life as we know it is changing. I thought COVID was horrible until I started seeing riots in the street and attacks on cops. Of course, this reminded me of a podcast episode I did with Mike Wood talking about the lessons we can learn from the 60s and 70s law enforcement officers. So I brought Mike back on the show to help explain what we are dealing with and how to respond.
    Mike Wood is the son of a 30 year veteran of California Highway Patrol and Mike wrote the book “Newhall Shooting-A Tactical Analysis”. This book breaks down the horrific shooting of four CHP officers and what was learned. Mike also is a firearms instructor, teaches at the NTOA (National Tactical Officers Association) and s columnist for PoliceOne.com. His column is called Tactical Analysis and provides insight on how officers can better protect themselves out on the streets.
    Links mentioned on the show:
    Podcast Episode 129 Police Lessons from the 70s
    Latest article on PoliceOne.com about Crowd Control
    Newhall Shooting – A Tactical Analysis by Mike Wood
     

    • 1 hr 8 min

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Great show

Very good podcast. Lots of different conversations and very interesting.

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