Team VTAC with Kyle Lamb

Team VTAC Podcast Welcome to the Team VTAC Show with Sergeant Major (RET) Kyle Lamb. He is a world renowned adventurer and Special Operations Soldier who brings years of experience and leadership to his listeners. This podcast is about living in the real world, fighting real enemies. He is also the author of several books to include Leadership in the Shadows. In this show Kyle talks with operators, outdoorsman, and leaders from across the warrior spectrum. SGM(R) Lamb isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions and dig deep so listeners can learn from his guests as well as his broad range of past experiences.

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EP 112 Steve Bell Mexican Coues Deer Hunt
Coues Deer with Steve Bell and Tom Crawford Join us as Tom, Steve, and Kyle talk Mexico Coues Deer hunting. When to shoot when not to shoot and how it is to cross the Mexican Border. We also talk long range shooting, or not...These fellas have been friends of Kyle’s for many years. Enjoy the podcast and God Bless America!!
66 min
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EP 111 Jesse Boettcher Beaver Trapping Former C...
I had a chance to sit down and talk with my old buddy Jesse. He loved beaver, blond, brown, almost black, he loves to trap them all. We talk about Russia and China but mind you we recorded this before Putin invaded Ukraine. This dude is awesome, enjoy and God Bless America!
98 min
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EP 110 Jason Knight Master Bladesmith and regga...
I had a chance to travel to Knight Forge Studio in Tennessee to forge with Jason Knight, what a great opportunity. This was a fun podcast. Check out Jason at KnightForgeStudio.com Patreon or KnightElements.com Jason is a great instructor, sign up for...
85 min
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EP 109 Wayne Black and the Afghanistan failed w...
My friend Wayne Black and I sit down to discuss the goings on in Afghanistan. I recorded this several weeks ago but let it slip through the cracks. Very good discussion. Should make you think. God Bless America!!
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EP 108 Eli Crane and AWR Hawkins join Kyle at a...
Eli Crane, former SEAL and owner of Bottle Breacher as well as AWR Hawkins, Breitbart News. Eli is running for office in Arizona. AWR is awaiting a record deal in the Country Music Industry. Two great dudes who love America. God Bless the USA!!
88 min
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EP 107 Ranger Mike Rodgers talks Leadership and...
CPT Mike Rodgers, former Ranger, stopped by to visit about CRG Plans. His insight into the hiring process is worth the listen to any business owner or business leader. Why not use the military's selection process to strengthen your team? God Bless...
105 min
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EP 106 Doc Mike Simpson JMAU Dude along with be...
Doc Mike Simpson, what an awesome example of a man who has sacrificed for his country always asking "what more can I do". He has just released his new book HONED: Finding your edge as a man over 40. Now that hits home, great read. Enjoy the podcast...
115 min
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EP 105 Matthew Bucella is back to talk Leadership
Matt helped me with Leadership in the Shadows. Former Naval Aviator, still looking for his call sign by the way, joins me to talk leadership. Matt is a great student of history and leadership. We always enjoy solving the worlds issues. God Bless America!!
96 min
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EP 104 Colonel Lynn Ashley guest host the Team ...
Lynn Ashley called and said he wanted to interview Kyle. We thought, why not, what could go wrong? Well, the cats out of the bag now. God Bless America!!
128 min
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EP 103 Leadership: Getting buy in from your people
How do we get Buy In from our people? How do we get folks on our team? Kyle discusses how to get buy in, but better yet how to listen and respect your people. God Bless America!!
25 min
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EP 102 1911 or 2011 vs Striker Fired Pistols al...
The old 1911 vs any other gun is a truly time tested and continued saga of gnashing of teeth and wetting of beds. Kyle talks about why and why not. He also discusses training for Home Invasion, God Bless America!!
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EP 101 Leadership: During Rough Times or Defeat...
Listener Mike Bell reached out to us, he inspired this discussion of why we must lead during the rough or troubled times. Keep the feedback coming we appreciate it. God Bless America!!
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EP 100 Leadership: The Right People with Kyle Lamb
Leadership isn't for the faint of heart. We need to figure out who the "Right People" are if we want to be successful. God Bless America!!
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EP 99 Harrison Kone Author of Saber Down
Harrison swings in to talk muscle cars... or not... Seriously some pretty cool stories about his amazing Grand Dad. We also discuss his book Saber Down which I highly recommend. Harrison is a cool cat. God Bless America!!
93 min
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Episoded 98 Single Stage vs. Two Stage Triggers...
We released this as a video on the Viking Tactics youtube channel. Go there if you want to see what's going on. Kyle said A2 steel but it is actually S7 Tool Steel, but you get the drift. Don't just listen, get out and see which trigger makes sense...
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EP 97 Dustin Salomon, former Navy dude and Writ...
Dusty joins Kyle to talk training and about his new book, Hitting in Combat: The Brain Science of Training to Win Gunfights. Great discussion. God Bless America!!
118 min
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EP 96 Writing a Book with Kyle Lamb
So you want to write a book. Kyle tackled this many years ago and has published three successful books. His lessons learned will help the aspiring writer. Remember, write the book YOU want to read. God Bless America!!
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Episode 95 What is Leadership? With Kyle Lamb
We wanted to answer some questions we often receive on the range or during leadership seminars. This is short but I hope you enjoy Kyle's take on "What is Leadership?" God Bless America!!
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Episode 94 Special Forces Thriller writer Jason...
Jason has an amazing resume, 3/75 Ranger, West Point, Infantry Officer, Special Forces Officer, thriller writer, BASE Jumper. This dude is amazing and we get into not only that but the cure he found for his PTS and sleeplessness. I hope this podcast...
128 min
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Episode 93 Jerry Miculek and Colonel Lynn Ashley
Jerry Miculek, the fastest revolover shooter of all time and Colonel (R) Lynn Ashley, Special Forces leader and true Patriot join John Burns from Wyoming Arms and Kyle to discuss everything shooting. Jerry and Lynn are two great dudes that came to...
90 min
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Episode 92 Leupold Optics CEO Bruce Pettet, Mul...
Leupold's Bruce Pettet and Kyle meet in Utah to hunt mule deer and talk trash. Bruce talks bird dogs and bird hunting. He also lets the Delta Point Micro out of the bag. Bruce is a great leader who keeps Leupold moving in the right direction. God...
50 min
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Episode 91 CRG Plans Honchos and Former Rangers...
Former Rangers Ethan Killeen and Mike Rodgers talk about how their Veteran Owned business idea became a reality. CRG Plans makes Collaborative Response Graphics for LE and First Responders using techniques they learned overseas fighting terrorists....
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Episode 90 Dave Eubank, Free Burma Rangers ,For...
Dave Eubank always make me feel like a little kid, he is a man I look up to for his convictions to risk everything for the Free Burma Rangers. Dave is a former US Army Ranger and 1st Special Forces Group soldier as well. He and his family have led a...
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Episode 89 Colonel Larry Perino friend and fell...
Had the honor of sitting down with Colonel (R) Larry Perino in Florida. Great man, fellow Warrior. He served with the Rangers during the Blackhawk Down mission in Mogadishu Somalia, 1993. God Bless America!!
81 min
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Episode 88 Allen Elishewitz Marine and Custom K...
Allen ventured to Crusader Acres to teach the Viking blade grinding. Great fun and a great dude. Allen is deep into the fighting arts and makes unbelievable knives. God Bless America!!
94 min
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Episode 87 Duke Krieger Chief Bottle Washer at ...
Duke took a little time away from doing Rich Little impersonations to swing by the studio. This podcast got a little more serious than I intended. If you know anyone struggling, get in touch with them and help out your Ranger buddy. Check out...
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Episode 86 Pete Brownell and Simon Pierce from ...
Had a chance to swing by Brownells HQ in Iowa and sit down with Pete Brownell, the Grandson of the origin mail order catalog company Brownells. If you are a gun guy you have bought from this company or drooled on their amazing catalog. God Bless America!!
95 min
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Episode 85 Jason Gatliff from Muzzleloader Maga...
We start out with a surprise guest who happens to be over 250 years old, Kasper Mansker. Jason Gatliff from Muzzleloader Magazine and his buddy Ehrin Ehlert join the podcast for discussions on history, old time guns, and how having a good publicist...
94 min
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Episode 84 Kyle answers your Tactical and Shoot...
Kyle answers your Tactical and Shooting questions from Instagram and Facebook. God Bless America!!
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Episode 83 Daniel Winkler, Winkler Knives
From Drug Store Cowboy and dancing Tin Man to a world-renowned knife and axe maker. Daniel made many of the tomahawks and knives for the movie Last of the Mohicans. In the real world he is the man behind most hatchets, hawks, and knives that Special...
71 min
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Episode 82 Battle of Shiloh with Matthew Bucella
Matt Bucella, who helped Kyle orchestrate Leadership in the Shadows comes to Tennessee to visit the Shiloh Battlefield. History is amazing, keep reading, listening, and watching. God Bless America!!
100 min
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Episode 81 Frank DeSomma from Patriot Ordnance...
Frank DeSomma from POF and Harry Fleming invited me to shoot some new blasters and hunt some critters in Texas. We had a blast. It’s an honor to sit down and visit with these great men as well as my old buddy from 5th Group, Special Forces soldier...
100 min
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Episode 80 Lukas and Kyle Lamb. Kyle answers yo...
Lukas and Kyle sit down to answer your Instagram questions. We had a lot of fun with this one. Kyle finds out how out of touch he is with reality TV. Please let us know if you enjoy this one, we can always do more question and answer podcasts. God...
83 min
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Episode 79 John Brasseur, VP Commercial Product...
John Brasseur, VP Commercial Product Management, Sig Sauer USA. John has been the leader and manager of many of Sig’s recent product innovations. He is also a hunter and fisherman who loves to mess with land lovers like Kyle. God Bless America!!
46 min
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Episode 78 Larry Vickers and Scott Reidy, two m...
Larry Vickers, from Vickers Tactical and Scott Reidy from Sig Academy. Larry and I served together for many years, this is a question and answer podcast of things I’ve been wanting to ask Larry. Scott gets in the mix as well, having been a friend of...
65 min
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Episode 77 Jack Carr, SEAL, and authour of Term...
Jack Carr, Former SEAL and author of the amazing books, The Terminal List, True Believer, and soon to be released Savage Son. Jack is a real deal good dude. You are going to enjoy this one I know I did. God Bless America!!
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Episode 76 Scimitar Oryx Hunt with Clay Abernat...
Hunting Scimitar Oryx with Clay Abernathy, Wayne, and Steve from   a couple other honchos invited me to tag along. Adam Olivas, SEAL and owner of as well as Kevin Holland, former SEAL and fellow Unit member, also a member of Team Kryptek. These...
93 min
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Episode 75 Logan Stark, Marine and Black Rifle ...
Marine and Black Rifle Coffee brother, Logan Stark. His story is amazing, makes me proud to call him friend. Actually he calls me Dad, really don’t remember his Mom, but none-the-less we had a great conversation. Listen and heed, he has amazing...
102 min
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Episode 74 Rorke Denver/SEAL, Chili Palmer/Army...
Hunting cow elk in Wyoming with America’s finest. My old Unit mate, Chili Palmer from FLIR, Commander Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL. I guess I should just say SEAL since the Navy is the only service with hoodlums like Rorke. Air Force POL expert John...
80 min
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Episode 73 Two politicians, Austin Knudson and ...
Austin Knudson, Roosevelt County Attorney, Former Speaker of the Montana House, and now running for Montana Attorney General. In his spare time he loads and shoots as much as he can. Seth Berglee, Montana House of Representatives and co-owner of...
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Episode 72 Aaron Davidson from Gunwerks in Cody...
Aaron Davidson from Gunwerks in Cody, Wyoming. We get into the building of Gunwerks long range rifles. What is the distance to be an ethical hunter. Bullet performance versus distance parameters. How to get your daughter and wife on Elk. This was lots...
96 min
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Episode 71 Moose hunting Alaska with Troy Sessi...
Alaska the Wild Frontier. Moose hunting with Troy Session from 60inchclub.com and Jeff Wall aka “the Moose Whisperer” or “Dragon Wing”. We have some fun on this one talking moose hunting and DIY hunts through Troy’s Hunt Planning business....
84 min
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Episode 70 CMP Civilian Marksmanship Program, M...
Mike Hawkins from Indiana and Lukas Lamb swing by, Mike talks CMP Civilian Marksmanship Program and rifles of the past. We do discuss and screw up the description of a historical firearm. Mike and I are dyslexic I believe. Anyway, CMP is a great...
72 min
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Episode 69 Sensei James Williams and old buddy ...
James Williams, knife designer and lead Sensei at The System of Strategy. We also have his illegitimate son, Brian Williams, straight outta Nashville. Brian’s long lost Dad won’t let him get a word in edgewise but we have a great discussion about...
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Episode 68 Forged in Fire's Doug Marcaida, "Thi...
“This knife will cut this knife will KEAL!” Doug Marcaida Forged in Fire judge. Not only is Doug a talented talent… he is an awesome martial artist with Filipino roots and living the American Dream. He is also a fellow veteran. I am proud to...
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Episode 67 Sean Davis from TheFederalist.com
Sean Davis from the Federalist.com we talk book reviews and our night out on the town. Great Gatsby, 1984, so disturbing. God Bless America!!
65 min
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Episode 66 Tops Knives Leo Espinoza and Craig P...
Leo Espinoza from Tops Knives told me if we didn’t do a podcast he was gonna choke me out. Blade Show 2019 with Leo and Craig Powell from Tops Knives, made in America. We discuss the making of the VTAC Bloodline series as well as other knife...
51 min
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Episode 65 Jason Teague, Police Officer, Hunter...
While running from gunfire in Atlanta, I stopped to visit Jason Teague, Law Officer, hunter, shooter, writer, and all around crazy dude. Jason is the sexy model in my second book, Stay in the Fight!! We talk guns, hunting, life. We dig into a Hostage...
66 min
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Episode 64 Medal of Honor recipient- Command Se...
Medal of Honor recipient, CSM Bennie G. Adkins, Special Forces solider and American hero. This quiet man or men like him are the reason many of us decided to join the US Army’s Special Forces. CSM Adkins earned his MOH while fighting in the A Shau...
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Episode 63 Team Sig's Max Michel and Steve Gilc...
Team Sig’s Max Michel and Steve Gilcreast. Max is crushing all comers with his Carry Optics Sig P320. Born in the Bayou, raised by an alligator, survived on crayfish. Well actually not true, but you get the idea. Max and Steve talk shooting, 82nd...
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Episode 62 Bruce Pettet, Hunter and CEO/Presid...
Bruce Pettet CEO and President of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Beaverton, Oregon. Not only is Bruce the leader at Leupold, he is a dedicated hunter and outdoorsman. We talk scopes, of course. We also talk hunting, goat hunting, elk hunting. We also get...
84 min
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Episode 61 Doc Mike Shertz and Bill Keller Cris...
Doc Mike Shertz from and his good friend Bill Keller join us after a rainy day class in Oregon. Mike and Bill are both Special Forces soldiers with tons of experience in making wounds and fixing Warriors. These fellas are the real deal. If you are...
74 min
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Episode 60 Warriors Heart with Teddy Lanier, Ma...
Stopped by Warriors Heart in Texas to see Tom Spooner and Teddy Lanier. Of course Mat Best heard about the get together and decided to crash our party. We had some fun here. In all seriousness, thanks to Warriors Heart my friend Teddy has his life...
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Episode 59 On location with Guns and Ammo TV's ...
On location filming Guns and Ammo TV with Tom Beckstrand and Patrick Sweeney. These men are both gun writers that I have had the privilege of hanging out with. We cover some serious ground on this podcast. Lots of knowledge shared and definitely some...
72 min
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Episode 58 "Victory or Death" General Washingto...
“Victory or Death” 26 December 1776. Grab your kids, this one is for the whole family. Victory or Death was the password that General George Washington chose for the crossing of the Delaware and the ensuing Battle of Trenton, Assunpink Creek, and...
109 min
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Episode 57 Forging steel into Tomahawks in Ohio...
Blacksmithing in Ohio with Rich McDonald (LongKnivesandLeather.com), Mike Hawkins(Bone implant designer), and John LaBella(All around great friend and awesome dude). Rich McDonald teaches my son Lukas and me to forge tomahawk heads as well as how to...
82 min
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Episode 56 US Army Marksmanship Unit shooter, S...
US Army Marksmanship shooters, SFC Brandon Green, SFC Josh Richmond, and SFC Joel Turner. Brandon is a winning member of the United States Palma Team and has won every thing possible with a Service Rifle. Josh Richmond has competed in International...
77 min
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Episode 55 Ryan Cleckner and James West from Ma...
Ryan and James stop by to visit. 25 Million bucks available to local law enforcement through the School Violence Prevention Program. Check out they will help your department apply for up to 500K. We also talk books, history, and shooting. God Bless...
91 min
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Episode 54 JD Zumwalt from the Zumwalt Zone and...
Coming from the Bull Room in Aberdeen, NC. John Zumwalt better know as J.D. from the Zumwalt Zone. A man who has done it all from Tug Boat Pilot, to Arabic speaking Special Forces soldier, JD is a character. Also joining us today in North Carolina is...
87 min
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Episode 53 Rob Leatham, Team Springfield, The g...
Rob Leatham, the winningest action pistol shooter (some people say that isn’t a word, they don’t know Rob) of all time. He lays it down. His story is fantastic, from school kid to World Champ. We break down the grip, trigger squeeze, trigger...
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Episode 52 Doug Koenig, Kristy Titus, Neil Davies
Enter to win a Sig M17, this is your last chance. Will be given away on 28 February 2019. Hanging at the Hornady Booth for SHOT 2019 with Neil Davies from Hornady, Professional Shooter Doug Koenig and the winningest Bianchi Cup dude on the planet. We...
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Episode 51 Royce Gracie and Ryan Cleckner
Royce Gracie is in the ring. Enter to win the Sig M17 we are giving away on February 28th. In this episode I get choked out by Royce Gracie and Ryan Cleckner from Gun University takes video. Actually the choking out happened many years ago, Royce has...
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Episode 50 Wyoming Cow Elk with Red Blooded, Le...
Enter to win a Sig M17 by listening to the Team VTAC Podcast. Cow Elk Hunting in Wyoming with John Burns Wyoming Arms, Scott Steiert(Fellow Unit Dude) Northern Red, Ryan Cleckner(Ranger and my new swim buddy) and the man behind Gun University and...
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Episode 49 Mark OZ Geist from the movie 13 Hours
It was an honor to sit down with Mark Geist, known as OZ to many people across America from the movie 13 Hours. He is a great Patriot and I am honored to know him. Enter to win a SIG M17. God Bless America!!
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Episode 48 Brad Thor, Bestselling Author and Pa...
GUN GIVEAWAY M17! Brad Thor, Bestselling author, Patriot, and fellow reader of history. Brad has authored 18 thriller novels, they are exciting and more importantly believable. Brad stops by Crusader Acres in his Austin Powers Aston Martin with the...
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Episode 47 Evan Hafer from Black Rifle Coffee C...
GUN GIVEAWAY M17! Evan Hafer Owner Operator from Black Rifle Coffee Company. Evan stops in after they open their new roasting facility in Manchester, TN. Coffee County Tennessee. Evan is a good friend and a great American, enjoy! We are also giving...
83 min
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Episode 46 US Army Marksmanship Unit LTC Trey L...
My old SF Buddy, LTC Trey Lawrence, Commander of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit and Troy Lawton, Ballistics Director USAMU. Some big words and great discussions. We are hanging out in the General Patton Round House by the USAMU Skeet Ranges....
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Episode 45 Jeff Shaara PART 2.
Finally the awaited Part II with Jeff Shaara, this man knows his stuff. Part I has been very well received, enjoy Part II. Where did the name Hookers come from? I thought this was funnier than Jeff but anyway. Listen then head to jeffshaara.com and...
85 min
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Episode 44 Jeff Shaara, Bestselling Historical ...
If I said I wasn't excited to meet Jeff Shaara and talk books I would be a bald face liar. Jeff is a wealth of knowledge and a great writer just like his Dad. We discuss history of course, and venture into his Fathers history as well. We had a great...
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Episode 43 Marlboros and Mamarys Lukas Lamb and...
Marlboros and Mammarys. Yep that’s what we are talking about. We sit down with Sean Davis from the The Federalist and Lukas Lamb who just released Vibe With Me. We discuss the History of Civilization, Brittany Spears concerts, South African farmer...
85 min
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Episode 42 Pararescue Dude Butch McCumber, Cool...
Butch McCumber our ring leader and retired Air Force Para Rescue, Tony Cross the teller of truth, born beside a road in Boston and now living in Wyoming, Greg Pittman, retired Air Force CCT Combat Controller. Just finished up 12 days carrying a canoe...
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Episode 41 Lou Goodman, "Waingro", Knife Maker,...
Former Unit dude, Lou Goodman “Waingro” joins us as we head to Canada for a canoe and smallmouth fishing trip into the boundary waters. 16 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, I think he is almost trained up!! We discuss the finer points of knife...
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Episode 40 Mayday Safety Ryan Cleckner, James W...
Mayday Safety Crew in the house. Ryan Cleckner, James West, and our good buddy Wayne Black. We discuss school safety and how we can use Mayday Safety App to save lives. Wayne is the voice of reason, now that is scary. Jim is still heavy breathing,...
60 min
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Episode 39 The Leader of Sig Sauer Ron Cohen ta...
Finished teaching at Sig Academy and stopped by the Sig Sauer Factory to see Ron Cohen the Commander of the mighty Sig Sauer. We dig into Ron’s history as a soldier, leader, and businessman. Some pretty interesting facts and figures to share with...
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Episode 38 Tom Spooner from Warriors Heart and ...
Warrior’s Heart Founder Tom Spooner and Black Rifle Coffee Canada boss Darren Weeks join me at the Warrior’s Heart compound in Bandera, Texas. Tom and I served together for many years, he is a tactical wizard and shooter extraordinaire but his...
99 min
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Episode 37 Pelvic Girdles and Lollipops. Paul A...
Pelvic girdles, trauma kits, and Fentanyl Lollipops. Rode into San Antonio, Texas, home of great Mexican food, the Alamo, Fort Sam Houston, and my fellow retired Army Dudes. Paul Allen, retired as a Major after 27 years of service. He now owns the...
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Episode 36 John LaBella from Pennsylvania, we t...
Had a great surprise on the indoor range at Sig Academy when Police Officer, Historian, and friend Johnny LaBella strolled in from Pennsylvania. We decided to sit down and visit about guns, steel, and the French and Indian War from 1754-1763. Some...
102 min
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Episode 35 James West history dude, Sean Davis ...
I don’t even know where to start with this one. We discuss history of the 2nd Amendment and Sherman’s march through Georgia and beyond. We never really get into the devastation in South Carolina so maybe that is another podcast. We also talk about...
106 min
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Episode 34 Mike Clancy and Jay Adcock from Dixi...
Hanging out at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh, NC. Our guests today are from the Wake County Wildlife Club who runs the DDC, but more importantly they are hunters. Mike Clancy and Jay Adcock. Mike is a die-hard whitetailer, and Jay “Turkey Leg”...
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Episode 33 Michael Baccellieri, Leupold’s Optic...
Michael Baccellieri (say that 3 times fast) from Leupold’s Optics Academy at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. We discussed his time in the Army and Marine Corps and the evolution of the Optics Academy. Michael also talks me through optical specs when...
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Episode 32 SGM retired Alex Racey, Special Oper...
SGM retired Alex Racey. Special Operations Soldier, Crossfitter, man of many hats and one of my dearest friends. Alex is new to the civilian world and has some great advice to those who are getting out or retiring from the military. Hey sometimes you...
69 min