Toby Cowern of Tread Lightly Survival talks about urban resilience, emergency preparedness, urban & wilderness survival skills, and survival mindset.
Start here with Toby’s Urban Preparedness 101 video series on YouTube for 10 things you can easily do to make yourself more resilient.]]>
To learn more or find an instructor in your area, visit SchoolAttackerResponse.com. I offer it throughout the San Francisco Bay area of California through my training company, Bolt Defense.
If you’re interested in becoming an instructor for this course, please see the I.C.E. Training Calendar for dates and locations.
He also co-hosts California Gun Talk, a radio show that airs every Wednesday from 7–9pm on KSCO and streaming live online.
Products we talked about
NorCal MedTac’s Emergency Medical Blow-Out Kit, which contains a C-A-T Tourniquet, QuikClot Combat Gauze, Regular Gauze, NPA (size 28) w/Lube, CPR Mask, and a Hyfin Chest Seal
QuickClot Combat Gauze
Oral IV electrolyte rapid rehydration fluid from Warrior Wound Care – info link buy link
Here’s an overview of NorCal MedTac’s Defensive Medicine 101 class from Zombie Tactics
Sites you can take the online portion of the hunter ed course from:
International Hunter Education Association – Free
hunter-ed.com – $24.50
HUNTERCourse.com – $24.95
We also look at a situation in which California’s gun control laws can harm public safety (other than the obvious harm of denying people the constitutionally-protected right to carry their own rescue equipment).
Holiday season can mean only one thing on this show: egg nog reviews are back! This time I sample Southern Comfort Egg Nog.
Dear veterans: this is totally inadequate, but thank you. I appreciate the sacrifices you’ve made and the honor with which you’ve made them.
Happy birthday, Marines! Thank you all. Special shouts out to Ernie, Daniel, Dave, and Ken.]]>
Cathryne Czubek’s documentary film A Girl And A Gun about women and guns is done! Its world premiere will be at the DOC NYC documentary film festival in New York City this November —see agirlandagunfilm.com for more info. You can also listen to an interview with Cathryne about the movie in podcast episode 1.]]>
Skeet Shooting Resources
Gil Ash on Mastering Peripheral Acceptance
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course – Find a course in your area
Skeet shooting instructions & field diagram from Leverage Game
Upcoming training event: Defensive Medicine 101 with NorCalMedTac, Sept 29, 2012, San Francisco Bay are, CA
Here’s an overview of the class from Zombie Tactics
Welcome home, Ken! Ken is the host of The Rimfire Podcast and a medic in the US Army who just returned safely from deployment in Afghanistan. Thank you, and welcome home!]]>
Miller’s books include Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected (which I personally consider required reading for life), Force Decisions: A Citizen’s Guide – Understanding How Police Determine Appropriate Use of Force, Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence, Talking Them Through: Crisis Communications with the Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Ill. You can find these and others on Amazon and SmashWords. He also blogs at chirontraining.blogspot.com and writes for USCCA‘s Concealed Carry magazine.]]>
You can reach the Rugers—both very knowledgeable and friendly people—by phone at (845) 336-7106 and by email at rugerscustom AT verizon DOT net.]]>
Both at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays, Morgan Hill, CA
Calibrating your general BS detector
Calibrating your shooting-specific BS detector
And check out the Gary Sinise Foundation that Daniel Shaw jogged 10 miles in full body armor to raise money for!]]>
I talk with Ernie Hernandez of Master At Arms Security Solutions about firearms & personal defense training. Ernie is a law enforcement, security, and tactical instructor, my NRA Training Counselor, and a retired US Marine.
Food For Thought
We have another excellent essay by Marko Kloos called The Ethics of Going Armed.
We have feedback from Chauncey in Hawaii, Judd Davis, host of The Frugal Shooter Podcast, and Jason Phelps, host of the Empty Mags Podcast.]]>
M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner
How to circumvent California’s one handgun per 30 days rule
*** I AM NOT A LAWYER! THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE! ***
This is per CA Penal Code 12072(9)(ix), which states (among other things):
(9)(A) No person shall make an application to purchase more than one pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person within any 30-day period.
(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any of the following:
(ix) Any person who is licensed as a collector pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto and who has a current certificate of eligibility issued to him or her by the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12071.
Cost for 3 years
$30: C&R FFL, good for 3 years
$54: CoE – DOJ fingerprint processing fee and Bureau of Firearms (BOF) eligibility processing fee (new applications only)
$19: CoE – FBI fingerprint processing fee (new apps only)
$??: CoE – Live Scan (fingerprint) operator’s fee – variable (new apps only)
$44: CoE – Annual renewal fee @ $22 x 2
Firearms trainer John Farnam of Defense Training International talks about defensive training, advice for new shooters & new instructors, firearms safety, every day carry, changes in gun culture, and more.
Review of Concealment Solutions Black Mamba IWB holster
Concealment Solutions owner Jason Christensen’s walk-through of the Black Mamba
This episode’s Food For Thought section is "Violence Is Golden" by Jack Donovan.
And thanks to Mike Gillen for the feedback!
Egg nog reviews will be back in the next episode, I skipped them this time because I didn’t want it to get too long.]]>
Food For Thought
Marko Kloos‘ essay, “Why The Gun Is Civilization”
Kyle’s Ruger 10/22 Project
New-to-me shooting podcasts
Factory and Volquartsen parts
*** LISTENER SPECIAL from Volquartsen Custom! Get FREE SHIPPING on retail orders over $75 until 9/30/2011, use promo code NEWSHOOTER ***
All done, THANKS VOLQUARTSEN!
Replacement parts I used in my Ruger 10/22 .22LR rifle
DIY 10/22 customization reference & how-tos
Thanks to Fill Yer Hands for the good feedback!]]>
Ruger 10/22 Semi-Automatic .22LR Rifle, the object of my customization odyssey
NRA Basic Shooting Course Catalog
Folks to Check Out
Teludyne Tech on the web:
Video of the StraightJacket muzzle brake in action:
Gun podcasts mentioned
Zombie Shooters Association on the web:
Join the team and sign-up for emails
ZSA write-up on Fill Yer Hands
With huge thanks to Martin Brossman for facilitating the interview, as well as suggesting a ton of great show ideas!
Video walk-through of a ZSA stage briefing & course of fire
Topic: Tony Brown’s 5 Questions
Gun rights organizations
Interview with documentary filmmaker Cathryne Czubek
Gun rights organizations