This week I respond to some listener voice mails and emails, regarding SIG P320 RX pistols, Kahr CM9 pistols, indexing through the draw stroke and more.
Happy Mothers Day to all mom’s, Rick and Steve from the Powerfactor Show joined me in April 2011 for an excellent roundtable discussion.
What happens to your shooting when you get older and your eyesight isn’t what it used to be? Grant Cunningham wrote a nice article on this, that I found on the USCCA website. I added some listener voice mails and emails to this episode also.
This week I answer some listener voice mails on various issues such as dry fire practice training, triggers, attitude while carrying, factions and more.
Please remember to use my Amazon store when making your Christmas gift purchases and join our Shooters Club or use our free way to enter into our gun and holster giveaway on 12-24-15!
Are you outgunned? Do you know your adversary? Many of us, including me take the bad guy for granted. We tend to think they are uneducated knuckleheads who can’t shoot. Think again.
A listener asked the question, “what makes one gun better than another?” I thought that would make an excellent topic for this episode and might even help you make a decision on a gun purchase during the Christmas season.
Listener voice mails regarding duty to inform, firearm discounts and laser training ammo is the first segment. An update on my 1 year test of striker fired vs. 1911 pistols is the 2nd segment.
Ben Branam discusses how to properly rack the slide on a semi auto pistol. A lot of new shooters have difficulties with this. Especially new shooters who are women who don’t have a lot of hand strength. Even some men don’t properly rack the slide even though they have plenty of strength. Some even cause malfunctions by doing it incorrectly.
CR Williams is my guest on this episode. He’s recently written a book about gunfighting. We discussed some excellent topics such as the emotional orientation to a gunfight, actual techniques such as the draw stroke, use of the long gun in self defense, why having a John Wayne attitude isn’t all bad, what they’re not telling you about point shooting, fighting inside of your house, long range shooting with a handgun, dry fire practice and whether or not you can buy accuracy! In other words, is accuracy king?
You never know when and where someone who want’s to harm you, will strike. Often times we are in a compromised position or perhaps your attacker is even so close, that they are at arm’s length or even closer! Violent encounters don’t happen like a competition match. There’s no timer, no scoring system and no re-shoot. Not to make fun of competition at all, because as you know, I totally enjoy it and support the shooting sports. But the main topic of this show is what to think about when shooting at arm’s length distance. So I reviewed and excellent article by Jon Payne of Suarez International on this subject. Some of this is from my personal experience during the training I recently took under him. Also, Jon Hodoway has more to say on how to pick a firearms trainer and ammunition ballistics. You’ll also learn about the Wall Drill. A dry fire practice technique taught by an Army Reserve shooting instructor. I also cover some listener emails on subjects like the Glock 26 as a back up gun and appendix carry. Finally, you’ll hear my review of the Smith and Wesson model 39-2. I recently had a chance to shoot one for the first time. Links for all of these can be found on the Gun Rights Radio Network forum. Thanks for listening, 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.
Al Vennemeyer, owner of Stealth Defense Strut Holsters, Inc., joins me as my guest. We discuss his new holster design and why he feels it solves some problems that concealed carry sometimes presents. He sent me one for T&E, so I will carry it for a few weeks and let you know what I think. Also, I shot an IDPA match at Cross Timbers IDPA recently and shot quite well, but made a critical error. It didn’t cost me much but it could have. So the first segment I recap that particular stage for you. I’ve also included some responses to listeners questions and emails in segment 3. Remember to join the GRRN forum and get your copy of my Shooters Club Podcast and a chance to win a ticket to Close Range Gunfighting Course in Dallas, TX. on May 28th and 29th. Thanks for listening, Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show
I did a 3 way Skype call with Steve Zopfi and Rick Breneman, hosts of the Power Factor Show. This turned into a roundtable discussion on everything from concealed carry to training, NRA certification and CCW laws. This conversation took a lot of interesting twists and turns. It’s fun when a planned conversation changes course a few times. This is un-edited, except for the trailer at the end. Steve even challenges me on a couple of issues, which I think was kind of cool. Rick talks a lot about his NRA certifications and the value of the NRA courses. Steve discusses the IPSC 101 training classes he does and in addition, we discussed how we feel about the training required for concealed carry permits. Very little discussion is on what happens in competition however. Thanks for listening and please remember that everyone who invests in version 2 of my Shooters Club Podcast gets a free raffle ticket, to win an admission to Suarez International’s Close Range Gunfighting course on May 28,29th in Dallas. Winner will be announced May 16th. Click here to get signed up. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show.
Gabe Suarez, founder and lead instructor of Suarez International joins me on this episode. His instructor for Close Range Gunfighting coming up in Dallas and instructor Jon Payne also joins me. We discussed how and why Gabe started his training school, the importance of magazine capacity, why 9mm, what CRG is all about, training mindset, dry fire practice, handgun fit, what “winning a gun fight means” and more. Gabe also shares a story about a man involved in a self defense shooting without enough ammo. Thanks to listeners who emailed in some neat questions, Gabe and Jon gave us a lot to think about in this episode. Thanks for downloading and listening and don’t forget to join the forum at the GRRN. Bob Mayne, Handgun World Show.