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Episode 82 – Close Range Gunfighting – Day 2

Day two reviewed. More good stuff including getting off the X and working a flashlight into the fight. Several different ways to use the light, not a rail mounted light, a handheld flashlight. Faking my position with the way I hold the light that was fun. Then we worked a lot on 180 degree threats! In other words, shooting 3 bad guys in front of me, then doing an after action assessment, then check 360 (SUL) then advancing toward the bad guys behind me and shooting them. Had to do a slide lock reload (emergency reload) while constantly moving because there was no cover. Also more shooting inside 10 yards without using sights! After this course sights are not so important to me anymore. We also did some IDPA style shooting, started by shooting on the move then take cover switch to left hand shooting from one side then right hand shooting from the other side then 3 more bad guys on move. Absolutely good training that you simply can’t get anywhere else. Glenn Matthews is a good instructor. About 250 rounds shot on day two. I will take their FoF class next spring. I got some good interviews while I was there, listen in and enjoy.

I also cover an email from a listener about gun laws in Puerto Rico.

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Episode 81 – Close Range Gunfighting Review

Close Range Gunfighting is a class at Suarez International. This podcast is a review of that excellent 2 day pistol class I attended on Aug 21st and 22nd. First I start with a preview of the class, some listener feedback, then an interview with a fellow shooter named Paul.


  • Open Carry in Wisconsin.
  • Defensive Flashlights.
  • Why I decided to take this class.
  • The blistering heat and how it affected out training.
  • Shooting without sights.
  • SUL
  • After action assessments.
  • Shooting from retention.
  • Shooting from position 3.
  • Up close and personal defense with a pistol.
  • At the range review of the course.
  • Part 2 coming this Wednesday!
  • The Les Baer 1911 that ran flawlessly!

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Episode 80- First time Glock shooter vs. first time Beretta shooter.

What happens when someone shoots a Glock for the first time and when someone shoots a Beretta for the first time? Tune in to find out. James and I went to a Fort Worth shooting range. There’s a lot of talk about the grip angle of a Glock and the DA/SA trigger of a Beretta being difficult to shoot. We tried our best to do some myth busting. It’s not a scientific test, but at least an attempt to show what first time shooters of each gun can experience. James shot my Glock 19 and I shot his Beretta PX4 subcompact.

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Episode 79 – Practical Shooting Inteview with Steve Zopfi USPSA Master class shooter.

Analyzing practical shooting down to every detail is what Steven Zopfi and I attempt to do here. He’s been a longtime shooter (18 years) and is an IPSC Master Class shooter. He also has listened to this show for quite some time and has some real good insights on how to shoot effectively. You will really enjoy this interview and especially if you are involved in the shooting sports like IDPA, USPSA.


  • Seeing what you need to see.
  • Shooting with both eyes open?
  • The one year Glock 19 experiment.
  • Transitioning from Glocks to 1911′s and back and forth.
  • Trigger control
  • Transitioning.
  • Brian Enos’ Forum.
  • A story about when Steve shot against Rob Leatham.
  • Tangfolio’s new production division pistol.
  • Trigger jobs.
  • The subconscious level of practical shooting.
  • How competition shooting applies to self defense.
  • Dry fire practicing.
  • Working a flashlight while shooting.
  • Syringe method.

Tune in again later this week, I will recap my experience at Suarez International’s Close Range Gunfighing Class. Remember the Freedom Raffle, time is running out! Join the Gun Rights Radio Forum and check out my newest YouTube Video.

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Episode 78 – Low Light IDPA Match

Shot a Low Light IDPA match last Thursday. James and I talk about it and hope to encourage you to train in low light. Get a good flashlight and learn how to use it or a rail mounted light on your gun! A skill you definitely need to practice.


  • What we learned and observed at the match.
  • Why I need a better flashlight!
  • Techniques used by good shooters with flashlights.
  • Are night sights effective for low light situations?
  • Get a rail mounted light for your home defense gun.
  • Lots of good listener feedback.
  • More on why guns jam.

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