This week I am joined by Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy and Ben Branam of Modern Self Protection to discuss how visualization can help you become a better shooter. Then we discussed some of the details of gun manufacturing that you might not be aware of. Be sure to listen to my mid week Episode 426 before this one if you can. Paul Carlson will be teaching his Critical Defensive Handgun class in San Antonio on Nov. 4th and 5th, 2017
This episode is a complete review of the training class I recently took called CRG 3 by Suarez International. I was a student and it was really cool. You will hear my initial objectives and then what I actually got from the class.
This week some excellent voice mails came in about multiple conceal carry permits, carrying an extra magazine and malfunctions with .40 caliber guns.
It’s an ordinary episode about what I’ve learned after doing 300 episodes over the past 5+ years. First I thank each and every one of you for listening and staying with me this long. This show has some opinion, but again, it’s what I’ve learned, wrong or right. Hope you enjoy it.
Bob and Ben got together again to talk about Malfunctions and Other Gun Stuff! Ben’s podcast is the Modern Self Protection Podcast
Do you need a safety on a pistol? I mean a manual safety like a thumb safety or a grip safety? In this episode I discuss the different types of safeties and whether they could be an advantage or disadvantage.
Ben and I discuss the proper way to clear a weapon. A lot of people commit a lot of safety violations when doing so, especially new shooters. We discuss some bad habits that can form when learning to clear a weapon. Then we transition to selecting a good magazine and how to maintian magazines and which ones are good or bad. Finally at the request of a listener, we discuss our favorite less lethal self defense items, mainly flashlights. This episode starts out with a voice mail from Paul Lathrop of the Politics and Guns Podcast. Thanks for downloading and listening. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast
Everyone’s concealed carry situation is different. So I decided to talk about carrying whatever gun you can get away with. This episode is primarily inspired by a thread on the GRRN forum, in my subforum. What gun is enough gun? What can you carry in your particular situation? There are advantages and disadvantages to every gun and every gun is a compromise of some sort. Do you need more than one gun? Also, I received some EXCELLENT voice mails regarding the aftermath of a self defense shooting, campus concealed carry, and slide stop levers, so I answer those as well. Thanks for downloading and listening. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast.
A lot of people think they need to make serious modifications to their gun to be able to shoot it well. A couple weeks ago, a shooting buddy of mine decided to pour about $600 worth of upgrades into his new Glock 21SF, then did a range test to see if he could shoot it better. Listen to this episode to find out the results. Are modifications really worth it? Is there a point of diminishing returns? Would you be better off to spend that same money on ammo and training? Do you need a trigger job? What is the 1,000 round trigger job? These are questions I attempt to answer in my own way on this show. You’ll also hear a brief post match discussion between me and Steve and Rick from the Powerfactor Show. For those of you who have emailed me questions and comments, I’ve also handled some of the backlog of emails I’ve received. Thanks for sending them in. Links to the topics can be found at the Gun Rights Radio Network Forum. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show
A little over a week ago I competed at the Double Tap Championship (USPSA) in Wichita Falls, TX. Although I didn’t do as well as I wanted, I’m glad I took on the challenge. Competition does help you improve your ability to shoot fast and accurately. Why would that be a bad thing? So in this episode, I interviewed people at the range who were shooting with me and also recorded some of the stage descriptions given by the RO’s of the match. Also, Steve Zopfi and Rick Brenneman from the PowerFactor Show joined me for a discussion after day one as to what we liked, disliked and some success and failure stories. This episode is as close to being as I can bring you in an audio podcast. I think you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for downloading and listening. Links are posted on the GRRN forum. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show.
A little over a week ago I took Suarez International’s Close Range Gunfighting course in Dallas. Many listeners were there to train with me. It was intense and taught us about the defensive mindset and how to safely and efficiently use our gun to stop the situation if it ever got to that point. So I decided to record a little bit of what happened at the course. I interviewed other students and also had a chance to record our instructor discuss the significant points of the class. Short of actually being there, this recording should help you share the experience. Please try to get to one of these classes. I think it’s a wise investment if you carry a gun and plan to use it as a defensive tool. We cover after action assessments, SUL, shooting with both hands and a lot more. Thanks for listening. I will post links related to this show on the Gun Rights Radio Network Forum. Thanks for listening. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show.
This week, Steve and Rick from the Powerfactor Show talk with me about getting ready for the Double Tap Championship (USPSA) in Wichita Falls Texas next weekend. So naturally this episode is about competition shooting. We discuss what guns we are shooting, what spare parts we are bringing, what courses of fire to expect, they type of holsters we will be using, what divisions and classifications we are shooting in and what shooters we expect to see and interact with at the match. I just finished the 2 Day “Close Range Gunfighting” course with Suarez International this past weekend and it was great. So tune in next weekend and I will bring you interviews from shooters at the course and a recap of the course. Then, the following week, you’ll hear Steve and Rick and probably a few other shooters from Double Tap range talk about what happened at the match. For now, enjoy the preview of the competition. Bob Mayne, Handgunworld Show.
Too much discussion takes place about guns and shooting equipment that really doesn’t matter too much. What I mean by that is that it doesn’t help your ability to shoot and defend yourself too much. My guest, Jon Hodoway, on this show really makes this point quite nicely. He also recently won the Central Florida Tactical Conference shooting match. He’s also a firearms trainer for the Massad Ayoob Group. Among other topics such as Glocks that sometimes jam, range rental guns, how to test a gun, and the Ron Avery drill, we spend quite a bit of time talking about the less than important stuff that internet ninja’s and internet commandos spend a lot of time on. You may find yourself asking the question, what should I really do to improve my defensive shooting skills? I think you will find that answer in this podcast. – Bob Mayne, Handgun World Show
2 fellow shooters joined me at the shooting range recently and we talked afterwards. One is from Serbia and the other is from Southern California. Both now live in the gun friendly state of Texas. You will hear their perspective of what happened at the Real World Gun match at Dallas pistol club and how it has helped them improve their shooting skills and self defense gun handling techniques. I also cover some more listener feedback. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like for a new shooter to get started I think you will enjoy this show. They shot their carry guns and give listeners a unique perspective on what that’s like too. Please remember to join me at the GRRN forum and my YouTube Channel. Also, I am donating 1/2 of the proceeds from my “Shooter’s Club” CD/Digital download to the Second Amendment Foundation, now through March 15th. If you want to support my show and the SAF, just click the “Shooter’s Club” link at www.handgunworld.com
Thanks, Bob Mayne