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!!
It was an honor to sit down with Mark Geist, known as OZ to many people across America from the movie 13 Hours. He is a great Patriot and I am honored to know him. Enter to win a SIG M17. God Bless America!!
GUN GIVEAWAY M17! Brad Thor, Bestselling author, Patriot, and fellow reader of history. Brad has authored 18 thriller novels, they are exciting and more importantly believable. Brad stops by Crusader Acres in his Austin Powers Aston Martin with the Union Jack emblazoned… ok, just kidding he didn’t arrive in the Shaguar. We get to talk a little about guns, a little about knives, and a bunch about history and writing. I was listening and learning. We had a great time. God Bless America!
GUN GIVEAWAY M17! Evan Hafer Owner Operator from Black Rifle Coffee Company. Evan stops in after they open their new roasting facility in Manchester, TN. Coffee County Tennessee. Evan is a good friend and a great American, enjoy! We are also giving away a Sig Sauer M17, listen to the podcast to win. God Bless America!
My old SF Buddy, LTC Trey Lawrence, Commander of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit and Troy Lawton, Ballistics Director USAMU. Some big words and great discussions. We are hanging out in the General Patton Round House by the USAMU Skeet Ranges. Are you lubed up correctly? Moly on your bullets or HBN Hexagonal Boron Nitride. 260 Remington vs. 6.5 Creedmoor. Breaking in barrels. So much info. God Bless America!
Finally the awaited Part II with Jeff Shaara, this man knows his stuff. Part I has been very well received, enjoy Part II. Where did the name Hookers come from? I thought this was funnier than Jeff but anyway. Listen then head to jeffshaara.com and buy some autographed books. Tell Jeff you listened to the podcast. God Bless America!!
If I said I wasn't excited to meet Jeff Shaara and talk books I would be a bald face liar. Jeff is a wealth of knowledge and a great writer just like his Dad. We discuss history of course, and venture into his Fathers history as well. We had a great time. Now go to his website and buy some books, you won't regret it. jeffshaara.com God Bless America!!
Marlboros and Mammarys. Yep that’s what we are talking about. We sit down with Sean Davis from the The Federalist and Lukas Lamb who just released Vibe With Me. We discuss the History of Civilization, Brittany Spears concerts, South African farmer issues and many more tantalizing tidbits of the modern world. We also discuss a few books that Sean and Kyle have been reading. Digging deeply into the world of Cormac McCarthy and The Road.
Butch McCumber our ring leader and retired Air Force Para Rescue, Tony Cross the teller of truth, born beside a road in Boston and now living in Wyoming, Greg Pittman, retired Air Force CCT Combat Controller. Just finished up 12 days carrying a canoe on our heads in the Quetico Wilderness of Canada, drove all day and now I am making them podcast. God Bless America!
Former Unit dude, Lou Goodman “Waingro” joins us as we head to Canada for a canoe and smallmouth fishing trip into the boundary waters. 16 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, I think he is almost trained up!! We discuss the finer points of knife making, differential heat treatment, you know, the easy stuff. Check out Lou’s knives on Geissele’s website. Awesome cat. God Bless America!
Mayday Safety Crew in the house. Ryan Cleckner, James West, and our good buddy Wayne Black. We discuss school safety and how we can use Mayday Safety App to save lives. Wayne is the voice of reason, now that is scary. Jim is still heavy breathing, talking history and well, Ryan, he is always a cool cat. www.maydaysafety.com God Bless America!
Finished teaching at Sig Academy and stopped by the Sig Sauer Factory to see Ron Cohen the Commander of the mighty Sig Sauer. We dig into Ron’s history as a soldier, leader, and businessman. Some pretty interesting facts and figures to share with all of us. So how many guns have you sold this year Ron? Will he let the cat out of the bag……
Warrior’s Heart Founder Tom Spooner and Black Rifle Coffee Canada boss Darren Weeks join me at the Warrior’s Heart compound in Bandera, Texas. Tom and I served together for many years, he is a tactical wizard and shooter extraordinaire but his true passion is taking care of soldiers. Along with Lisa and Josh Lannon, Tom helped launch Warrior’s Heart, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility that helps Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders who have addictions and Post Traumatic Stress. Darren has worked for many years with Josh and Lisa and has helped to raise capital to start this great facility. This is a fun podcast but in the end please send us your broken Warriors so we can bring them home. God Bless Warrior’s Heart and God Bless America!!
Pelvic girdles, trauma kits, and Fentanyl Lollipops. Rode into San Antonio, Texas, home of great Mexican food, the Alamo, Fort Sam Houston, and my fellow retired Army Dudes. Paul Allen, retired as a Major after 27 years of service. He now owns the title of DSc, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Program Director and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies. I think I am hypoxic after all of that, but wait there is more. Roland Paquette, retired Staff Sergeant, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor. That is a mouthful just to say two dudes that really know medicine, especially combat medicine. I worked with Paul for many years and have been waiting to meet Roland. Both great American’s that have sacrificed dearly for our country. We talk medic stuff, we talk pelvic girdles, we talk tourniquets and much more. Oh and don’t forget to Remember the Alamo… God Bless Texas, and God Bless America!!
Had a great surprise on the indoor range at Sig Academy when Police Officer, Historian, and friend Johnny LaBella strolled in from Pennsylvania. We decided to sit down and visit about guns, steel, and the French and Indian War from 1754-1763. Some wicked history about President George Washington, Daniel Boone, and many other men. We also get into Blacksmithing..make sure that oil is North/South. When I can learn something during a podcast I consider it a success, so that makes this podcast a ginormous success. This podcast will make you want to visit Pennsylvania for more than just Revolutionary War sites. God Bless America!!
I don’t even know where to start with this one. We discuss history of the 2nd Amendment and Sherman’s march through Georgia and beyond. We never really get into the devastation in South Carolina so maybe that is another podcast. We also talk about getting a divorce from the other parts of America. Joining me today is historian James (HB) West, Sean Davis from the Federalist, and overall wild man Ryan Cleckner (Ranger, Writer, Lawyer). We spend a morning on the range making a joyful sound then take a break to record a podcast and slam some coffee and the best bread pudding on the planet compliments of my wonderful bride. You might have to fact check us on this one, we might be flapping in the wind. God Bless the United States of America!
Hanging out at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh, NC. Our guests today are from the Wake County Wildlife Club who runs the DDC, but more importantly they are hunters. Mike Clancy and Jay Adcock. Mike is a die-hard whitetailer, and Jay “Turkey Leg” Adcock has the Disease, the turkey hunting disease. As a matter of fact during this podcast Mike and I think we might have to hit Jay with the AED, his eyes roll into the back of his head and he speaks in tongues when the subject of Meleagris gallopavo, comes up. This was a fun one, two great dudes. God Bless America!!
Michael Baccellieri (say that 3 times fast) from Leupold’s Optics Academy at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. We discussed his time in the Army and Marine Corps and the evolution of the Optics Academy. Michael also talks me through optical specs when looking for a new scope and dispels some of the rumors out there that are truly just marketing hype. Listen and learn, I know I sure did. What is exit pupil, how do we check for glare, when is the best time to buy a scope, and does the objective size actually have anything to do with light gathering and transmission? This intro is a little different than normal. Hope the singing isn’t too much. Michael, Buck, Tactical Hipster, this dude is a good friend and awesome. God Bless America!!