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JD Livaudais
JD Livaudais

Hey Bob!  When are you going to post details about you Pistol Fighting Dynamics class in November in the DFW area?

I like IDPA
I like IDPA

Week of 01 June great pod, loved your thoughts on the Chipotle thing, really loved the article. Makes sense, after I shot yesterday, it made a lot of sense. I was under the clock, (not stress or real life), in my best times, I do not remember the sights. Could not imagine what I'd do when someone is shooting at me. It does tell me to train, train, train.

MikeIversen
MikeIversen

Bob,


How do I convert from monthly Shooter's Club to the annual membership?


Mike I

hdivs
hdivs

Thoughts and prayers to you, Bob, and your family.  You must be an incredibly strong man, because God only gives us what we can bear, and he's given you a lot.  Your grace under pressure and devotion to our Lord is impressive.  

Remember: God doesn't promise to excuse us from suffering when we follow him...he promises to give us the strength to get through it and to be with us all the way through.


If there is ANYTHING I can do...and don't think this is an idle comment....Let me know...I mean it.


Dan

hdivs
hdivs

Bob,


Following up on your safety podcast and comments, please check out this link.  Looks like law enforcement officers are having negligent/accidental discharges due to drawstrings on their coats.  You just can't make me believe a gun without an external safety is as safe as one with one.

http://youtu.be/o3UPK53GrI8


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RonnieColeman
RonnieColeman

I would recommend Laser Ammo rather than laserlyte cartridges.

jvirzi
jvirzi

Hi Bob

I'm new to the podcast and would like to download episodes prior to #112 to play on my phone.  Are they available anywhere for download, not just for streaming. 

Thanks,

Jerry

DanBaldwin
DanBaldwin

Try New Ruger 1911 commander.  Dead on out of box.   Sportsmans Headquarters $699 minus %5. great buy.      This compares to $1200 guns easily..   Better than any Kimber I;ve shot. best looking gun I've seen in a long time.  Winner for Ruger>>>....All American made in Arizona.

DanBaldwin
DanBaldwin

Ammo problema ?????? Try Cabelas mail order on line  and sign up for club five. $20 credit with new account. up to 5 boxes a day ship ups to your door.  pre Obama 2012 prices shipping is12.95-$5 club five credit.   check mormimgs.  No lines, some states no tax, and no  gas used. Can't beat that.    Great Hornady self defense and corbon prices.     Selection varies every monday right now limited but it comes in big time. Comes out of

salt Lake City.  shooter club  info only?????????????? I try

 

tpackert
tpackert

Bob,

 

An interesting topic would be best guns for left handers.  I recently switched to left handed  after finding out I am left eye dominant.  I have three boys one lefthanded and two right handed.  This is quite a challenge at the range.  I am now researching optimal pistols for left handed shooters.  Might be a good episode.Tom

tpackert
tpackert

Bob,

 

I have been enjoying your podcast for several months now.  Thank you! 

 

Regarding your recent news about your wife's health.  You might want to check out the work of Dr Mary Newport.  She was featured in Dave Aprey's Bulletproof Executive Podcast Episode #13 http://www.bulletproofexec.com/podcast-transcript-13-how-to-upgrade-your-brain-with-coconut-oil-ketones/

 

Here is a topic that I would like to see you take on.  I am certainly no fan of Eric Holder. (Mr Fast and Furious)

 

I recently was researching Mr Holders quotes about needing to brainwash people away from guns that he said in 1995.  I have been ruminating on this and trying to look at it from his perspective.  With gangs of kids with little opportunity for their future, running around with guns making their communities unlivable, what else can they think of doing except encourage people not to worship guns but that avoids the Why do they carry guns anyway

 

As Malcom Gladwell, Steven Levitt and David Kennedy (http://www.nnscommunities.org/Dont_Shoot_intro.pdf) point out that inner cities have a real problem with gangs and drugs that can be fixed. But not through gun control.

 

My opinion is that the government failed policies about food and diet that caused the obesity epidemicm are similar to the failed policies of drugs and inner city policing that cause violence and have the only profit motive there is in these communities.  Just like the government then wants to implement wrong headed responses to the results of the failed policies.  Like Obamacare and limits on drink sizes in Nanny York City, the democrats want to restrict gun rights in the feeble attempt to appear to be doing something. David Kennedy's book is an interesting read on the topic.

 

Tom

 

MikeIversen
MikeIversen

Bob,

 

Do you have room for another student for your class May 18&19?

 

Mike I

 

 

RonnieColeman
RonnieColeman

I wanted to provide another reason for you to part with money during this crazy time.

http://www.laser-ammo.com

This is a great product. I purchased the Ultimate LE edition, shotgun adapter and 38 special adapter. this thing is great! You will get to do point shooting practice, sight practice and etc. It works very well. The LE edition includes adapters for 9mm, sighting in mode, 40 s&w, 45 ACP, .223 and targets. Also, they sent me a free electronic target! Lastly, I got extra batteries and pre-ordered their new smart target-PET that comes out later this month. YOU will love it for from holster shooting on target. It saves a lot of money and helps strengthen my hands and arms (especially for with AR15 practice looking down my hallway). I have been velcro on back of electronic target and in a couple places on the wall around my house where I can secure it. The little reflective targets that come with unit I tack up in a couple places.

 

Check them out.

 

I enjoyed your recent show on point shooting.

 

Ronnie Coleman

 

pshooter27
pshooter27

Bob,

Sorry this is a little late but, I just wanted to provide some well deserved feedback on the Beyond Concealed Carry course that you and Ben put on in San Antonio the 16th of March. First, I must admit that I have had my TX CHL for several years now, and have been through the renewal process already. I have followed CCW issues both practical and political / legal on the forums on and off during that time as well. What has become very clear in all that time is my lack of tactical preparation and skills that should be incorporated with the CHL I hold. It's not enough to just get your CHL, strap a gun to your hip, go to the range to shoot targets once in a while and think you are ready, God forbid to defend yourself or a loved one. This is where your BCC course has the greatest impact. It was a eye opener for me. The content provided was invaluable. I came away more prepared than I ever was, and more importantly I have a much better awareness of what skills I need to work on / achieve that I may require to some day save my life. I would strongly encourage any CHL holder to participate in  BCC or a similar program. Again Great Job to both you and Ben. I look forward to taking the advanced class later this year. PS - I would like to get your feelings / input on SIRT trainers. I have become a big fan of dry fire drills, and figure with the added feedback that SIRT training provides and with the cost of ammo these days it's a pretty good addition to my training.

Rob P

RonnieColeman
RonnieColeman

Another reminder, you might recommend that listeners look for gun shows. The gun shows have ammo. Some dealers are expensive and some are cheap. At least the Bob Goodman shows are stocked with ammo and AR15's.

 

The Rugers are great guns. The magazine disconnect is not a bad idea. Again, if your magazine comes out, that sucks all around for anybody's guns. You can have them removed but that is not critical. 

 

Thanks, 

 

R

RonnieColeman
RonnieColeman

Thanks for another good podcast. Your podcasts are very well presented, little downtime shooting irrelevant breeze with buddies, hem and hawing and giggling. Don't get me wrong, you and Ben, Jon, Massad and etc. is great but you keep it on topic, articulate and not filled with clutter. Keep up the good work. You are getting better with every week.

 

Do not forget to mention the Hornady website for elected official contacts. It is similar or the same as Ruger, except you are allowed to change the email message.

 

Please consider a show with Kathy Jackson, Hickok45 and/or some local sheriffs.

 

Have a nice week.

iMotoPilot
iMotoPilot

Looking forward to the class this weekend!   Bob, in the market for a concealed holster for both my firearms.  What vendor do you get credit for?     Thanks!

Lancejrus
Lancejrus

Just found ur show love it I've been a self trained pistol shooter for about ten years talk to a lot of people about various things but listening to ur common sense about hand guns has made more sense than all The experts thank you

MikeIversen
MikeIversen

Bob,

 

I am looking forward to the class on Sat.   Please recommend any places to stay close by?  Haven't decided whether to come over Friday or Sat. morning.  Is anyone getting together for dinner Friday?

 

Mike I

Justin
Justin

Great podcast! Catching up on itunes, into the 130's episodes. Keep up the great work. I just bought my first handgun recently and your info has been invaluable. It definitely helps the learning curve. I have heard on some of your podcasts you wonder if you should continue. I hope you do. Once I catch up I will check out your survival podcast but for now I am quite content with this one.

Bob
Bob

Hi Brad, thanks for listening, keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Unless you've identified your target and you are completely sure there is imminent danger to you and/or a family member, keep your finger on the slide. The XDM9 is an excellent gun. Shoot straight and shoot safe.

bikermann1970
bikermann1970

Good Morning Bob, I am Brad for the great gun friendly state of Wisconsin. Beloit wisconsin to be exact.i have a couple of questions for you and also some comments.I have to tell you that i am in kind of a depression right now. i found your show by accident looking for reloading information. I listen to the episode beating the reaper. I was hooked i downloaded 1 through 178 and have listened faithfuly ever since. i have just ran out of shows and have to wait like everyone else. i carry a XDM 9 mm with the 19 round mag. I love it i am a reloader i have putt about 3000 rounds through it i have had 3 malfunctions all due to my ammo. i love this gun the one thing that i have had troubles with is the mag. release. It seems when the gun gets hot the mag release gets sticky. i clean this area very well and still have issues.I have tryed several kinds of ammo same issue. My Question is if i draw my gun in a situation once i clear leather and i have a sight picture is my finger on the trigger, or is my finger on the slide at this point. sorry i guess i only have one question. thanks brad

Jeff
Jeff

Just found your podcast a couple weeks ago, up to show number 43 so far. Enjoying it very much and looking forward to listening through on my commutes until all caught up! Also enjoying our recently affirmed rights in Wisconsin--had to grin hearing you talk about Illinois and Wisconsin in these older episodes. 49 down, 1 to go...

Bob
Bob

Good points Tyler. We do get too emotional sometimes and perhaps some of that came out in Episode 20. I wouldn't put it past some of the people in the current Presidential administration including the President himself, to pass a "turn them all in" law if they could. Remember, there is a lot of executive orders he can issue that can create unreasonable gun control. Probably the only reason he hasn't yet done that is because it's an election year. But your points are very good and thanks for posting them. If you wish to leave some audio feedback, you can leave a voice mail at 210-646-1727. I will put them on the podcast and respond to them too. Thanks!

Tyler Parker
Tyler Parker

Bob, I am fairly new to gun ownership and have found your podcast to be incredibly enjoyable and informative. I will preface this comment by saying that I have not listened to any of your more recent 'gun control' podcasts. I just listened to episode 20 though, and felt as though I must provide a third point of view. I feel as though the opinions of people passionate about gun control (on one side or the other) are so polarized that they are often arguing more with the rhetorical techniques of the other side than the actual issue itself. It is all to convenient for either side to say 'gun control' or 'regulation', leaving a lot of room for interpretation. While I fully support the 2nd Amendment, I would also not mind seeing more thorough background checks for firearms, more severe penalties for criminals carrying or using firearms illegally, and also more state-to-state cooperation (especially in concealed carry laws... I would prefer to not have to obtain 3 CCW's as you did). I also understand that regulation has the possibility of becoming a very slippery slope. Guns and gun ownership are so greatly ingrained in American culture, though, that I have a hard time believing that any sane politician would think that trying to take loaded AR15s from a country of 'crazy gun-toting yahoos' is a good idea. I appreciate both sides of the argument, but just feel that the name-calling and rhetoric often gets in the way of any productive debate. Good shooting, Tyler PS. I'm going to a gun show this weekend and will be shopping for my first CCW handgun. Your advice on handgun selection has been very helpful in narrowing down my search!

Alan
Alan

Bob, I figured out my problem . . . or at least I figured a solution to my problem. I unsubscribed and subscribed to your podcast on iTunes and the episodes that I could not see became available.

Bob
Bob

It's called "Our pistols are useless" by the Dead Ranch Hands.

Todd P
Todd P

Bob, love the podcast - I'm up to about episode 75. What is the surfer music you sometimes use?

Bob
Bob

Alan, I just checked iTunes from my iphone and all 160 are there, from my computer there are 159. All of my episodes should be posted on iTunes, check again and see what happens. Sorry about the trouble and thanks for listening. Danny is on episode 159.

Alan
Alan

Bob, I too have started at the beginning and am trying to listen to all your podcasts. I am presently up to episode 40 or so. I cannot however see the last few in iTunes. Are they still being posted there? Someone told me I need to listen to #159 because I am a Range Officer at the same range as Danny from Precision Targets. I went to iTunes and my options only went to 157. Thanks

Bob
Bob

Thanks Chris! I appreciate your feedback and for spreading the word. I'm always open to show suggestions too. Shoot straight and shoot safe. Bob Mayne

Chris
Chris

Hi Bob, I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great show. I am new to handguns but quickly becoming an avid shooter. I stumbled upon your podcast after getting an iPhone from work in October. I never messed with podcasts before, but realized that iTunes makes it simple. Anyway, I was so impressed with whatever one I first found that I decided to start at the beginning of your shows, way back at #1. I'm currently on episode 46 so I still have a long way to go! Needless to say, I find each and every one invaluable to my firearms learning process and it is an great way to accelerate my learning. I recently took an advanced conceal carry class and told everyone in the class they should be listening to your show. I can truly say that thanks to you, I know much more about handguns, how to carry, and the right equipment than most around me. Thanks again and someday I'll actually be at your current week! Chris Huntersville, NC

Michael
Michael

Hi Bob, I'm a new listener and can't get enough of your podcast (I've been listening to several a day, just to catch up). Each episode is interesting, entertaining, and always packed with helpful information (I'm always pausing and rewinding the podcast to jot things down)! Most importantly, so many "say" that they are open to criticism, but you truly take all comments as constructive. I appreciate your openness, your honesty, and your objectivity. Many, many thanks and keep up the great work! All the best, Michael Nashville, TN

Bert
Bert

hello, Bert from Victoria, Australia. I just wanted to let you know about how I enjoyed the show and the discussion. I don't actually own any handguns however I still enjoy this show and others on the GRRN. I do have a standard long arms licence, much more common in Australia since the buy-back in 1995. I also wanted to mention that your show had exposed me to Warren Zevon and how much I enjoy the intro tracks "werewolves in london", "roland the headless thompson gunner" and "lawyers, guns and money". keep up the good work Bob, I'll get some monies to you when I can, enjoy every sandwich, Bert

Michael
Michael

Hello Bob, Thanks for the great podcast...!!! The information you provide has been very helpful in the process of purchasing my first handgun as well as obtaining the training I felt necessary to have in place prior to carrying on a daily basis. I recently completed a basic pistol course as well as a 2 day tactical handgun class and have recently shot both an IDPA match as well as a Steel Challenge competition. Although I don't believe that the government should mandate specific training for gun owners I do believe personally that some level of training is necessary to become proficient with the various types of guns and to learn safe gun handling skills. Thanks to your podcast I was able to determine what types of training I needed most and to get that training at a reasonable cost. I now feel totally comfortable carrying a loaded handgun pretty much wherever I go. I am looking forward to your next Shooter's Club podcast and am happy to support your efforts. Keep up the great work...!!!

Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh

I have listened to several of your podcasts. I enjoy them and informative. You did ask for comments. I think you should try to stay on topic. I know it is hard to talk about a topic for a long length of time but I would rather have a shorter show than have to listen for half if the show on something other than the topic. Keep up the good work I will still listen to both the gun and survival podcasts.

Doug
Doug

Bob: Thanks for doing Handgun World Show. I have now listened to every one of your shows using Itunes Podcast. I am new to this world. I was about to buy a .380 until I listened to your broadcast on the Florida school board shooting. The story about the Florida school board perpetrator taking three 40 cal center mass bullets and still getting off 11 rounds has given me something to worry about. I also appreciated the discussion on how stressed the security officer was after the shooting. At his age (I am close to this age), a heart rate of 180 is nearly fatal in itself. I know me and my job does not allow me to concealed carry (I work in a 'safe gun free zone'). I will need deep cover, but why pull out a gun in self defense when the bad guy keeps shooting. I am now looking at the Kahr PM9 (9mm) since a .380 is not going to do anything but make me a primary target for a bad guy. I also listened to your broadcast on the survival link about not talking to the cops. My wife and son will be getting CD versions of that. Best wishes. Keep it coming. Doug

Grant
Grant

Bob, Adan just reminded me that I also use a Droid phone. I have downloaded the free Stitcher app for my phone. This allows podcast type shows to automatically stream to my phone without having to attach to a computer and I can listen to them there. Just something new you might consider for your Handgun World Show.

Adan
Adan

Thanks Bob, it worked. Thanks again for putting out such a great podcast. Adan, Boise, Idaho

Adan
Adan

Bob, First and foremost I would like to say thank you for making podcast for those of us that like to listen to someone that is rational and you do a great job. My question is, are there any other places to get yur podcasts? I got a new phone and it is one of the new droid smartphones, I no longer have to use iTunes to get the podcasts but I was wondering if you have a downloadable link to the audio file without having to monkey around with iTunes. It would be a lot easier for some of us. Thank you so much for everything that you do for us, keep up the good work. Adan, Boise, Idaho

rafael
rafael

Hello Bob, you have an awesome show. I `ve listened up to 3 in a row, can`t get enough. Bob you mention different brands, models and cals in your shows but never or barely talk about the beretta 92, is it because it not a good piece? not accurate or reliable. I would really want to know your opinion of that gun since I am really close to getting one. I just bought a stoeger cougar .40 and I like it, feels great. but would also like your opininon of this piece. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with your listeners.

Steve Jones
Steve Jones

Bob, Thanks for the excellent/informative/entertaining podcast! I started listening right after obtaining my CCW and it's pretty much all I listen to these days (next is Today's Survival Show). I've recommended the podcast to several friends. I'm currently listening to episode 85--Carry That Big Gun--and think it's the best yet. For more in-depth questions/comments, what is the email address again? Thanks again and keep up the great work. Steve

David P.
David P.

Bob, just another note to say thanks for doing the handgun world podcast. I just became interested in handguns, and I immediately began listening to several podcasts. Yours is definitely the best. You've got topics which interest me, and you produce such a content-rich show! I'm headed to iTunes to leave a review there! One thing I'm interested in (and you may have covered this already; there are many episodes I haven't heard yet) is how to handle keeping a loaded handgun in the house with kids around. Mine are boys ages 7, 12 and 17. Thanks

David Hicks
David Hicks

Bob, I enjoy your podcasts. I really liked the "Don't talk to the cops" show. The professor made a lot of sense. Even if you are perfectly innocent, you can trip over your tongue and get yourself in trouble. As a police officer, I agree with the detective that most folks can't shut up, so the professor's position won't damage my cases too much. You can't imagine how eager folks are to tell their side of the story, even if means admitting guilt. Keep both podcasts coming. They really help me to pass the time when I'm in the car. david

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 @MikeIversen 

 

Here's some hotel contacts: La Quinta Inn San Antonio Lackland 6511 Military Dr. West San Antonio, TX 78227 1-210-674-3200 , Best Western Plus Palo Alto Inn and Suites 12507 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TN 78224-9990,  Days Inn San Antonio at Palo Alto 9403 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway San Antonio, TX 78224 1-210-447-3670.    As for dinner, no plans for Friday but maybe for Saturday after the class.  If you can stay, you're welcome to.  Bring a good hat and a rain coat.  We will train in rain or shine.  Looking forward to training with you. Bob Mayne HandgunWorld Podcast

Bob
Bob

Thanks Doug. I happen to think the Kahr PM9 is an excellent self defense weapon. 9mm is plenty if you do your part and the PM9 is very accurate, durable and reliable. I have to admit I carry my P380 but as a back up gun only. Never as primary.

Bob
Bob

Yes Adan, you can download the podcast by simply right clicking the download link on the main page. Just go to www.handgunworld.com and right click it and select "save link as" or "save target as" and you can download it to your computer, .mp3 player device or whatever you use. Let me know if that doesn't work, but it should.

Bob
Bob

Thanks David, I have another one coming soon, it's an interview with a Deputy Sheriff about this subject. Stay tuned.