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 knives, Samurai’s and mindset. Check out James’s designs at www.systemofstrategy.com God Bless America!!
“This knife will cut this knife will KEAL!” Doug Marcaida Forged in Fire judge. DougMarcaida.com 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 call this joker my friend. God Bless America!!
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!!
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 designs. I always learn from Leo, a very humble man that knows his way around knife manufacturing. From cleaning the crapper to being the boss man, he can do it all. God Bless America!!
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 Rescue operation where the Fireman Hostages were saved and Jason was shot. Interesting mindset and post shooting takeaways. God Bless Law Enforcement and God Bless America!!
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 Valley in 1966. He is also the author of “A Tiger Among Us.” He was awarded his MOH in 2014. This man is the true “Quiet Professional”. He sets me straight during this podcast. What an honor. God Bless CSM Adkins, the men of Special Forces, and the United States of America!!
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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 Airborne, Army Shooting Team, and their time in the military as well as the art of the gun. Two good friends and great shooters. God Bless America!!
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 Bruce’s take on bullets. Leupold, made right here in America, by American’s. God Bless America!!
Doc Mike Shertz from www.crisis-medicine.com 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 looking for medical training these would be the guys to see. God Bless America!!
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 back. Thanks to Mat and his bride for a great donation to the cause as well. Check out Mat at Black Rifle Coffee or Article 15 Clothing. If you are looking for a good place to spend money for a great cause please check out https://www.warriorsheartfoundation.org/ God Bless America!!
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 trash talking going on here. Enjoy the podcast. God Bless America!!
“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 Princeton, NJ. Lukas and I decided that history has been well received on our podcast, we wanted to try a 100% history podcast to see what you think. If you like it the beatings will continue. Lukas and I had fun, it was nice to be able to sit down with my son and learn together. God Bless America!!
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 fit a handle, heat treat, it was an excellent class. I get to sit down with three dudes who love the old world arts of forging and rifle building. This was a lot of fun. God Bless America!!
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 Shotgun competition to include shooting in the Olympics several times, also winning a ton of matches. Joel Turner is a former US Army Ranger and one of the top 3-gun shooters in the world. I feel a little outgunned on this show, these young men proudly represent all of the United States of America on the shooting world stage. Humble soldiers who are the best in their craft. God Bless America!!
Ryan and James stop by to visit. 25 Million bucks available to local law enforcement through the School Violence Prevention Program. Check out https://maydaysafety.com/grants they will help your department apply for up to 500K. We also talk books, history, and shooting. God Bless America!!
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 my old buddy Tom Spooner from Warriors Heart. Lots of laughs with two great Americans. God Bless America!!
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 reset, and why people suck. Seriously I wish I would have videoed this one, Rob is an animated dude and I had a blast. Thanks to Springfield Armory for letting us use their booth at SHOT 2019. Thanks Rob. God Bless America!!
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 also talk to Elk Hunting, Long Range Shooting, Mule Skinner, Kristy Titus from Pursue the Wild TV Show. We talk long range shooting in PRS, scope choices, bullet choices, and the 300 PRC being adopted by Special Operations Forces in America. We might even talk 6.5 Creedmoor…..God Bless America!!
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 been a good friend for many years. I ran into him at the Leupold booth at SHOT 2019. A great man, from a great family. His clan is responsible for the huge rise in popularity with MMA and any type of cage fighting. Royce is a humble man that will tie you in knots. Enjoy. God Bless America!!
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 Mayday Safety, Cody Arnold, and last but not least Nephi Cole from Your Mountain podcast. This one might get some of you all excited, some of the dudes on the podcast get emotional. It is awesome. We drive trucks, shoot lead bullets and hunt with AR’s. We want to save birds of prey, and lead bullets aren’t the issue… Oh and another shameless plug, buy Ryan’s Book, Long Range Shooting Handbook. Enjoy the podcast, God Bless America!!