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!!
SGM retired Alex Racey. Special Operations Soldier, Crossfitter, man of many hats and one of my dearest friends. Alex is new to the civilian world and has some great advice to those who are getting out or retiring from the military. Hey sometimes you have to get a J-O-B. Had a great time seeing Alex and his tribe again, his son Luke became my new little buddy and we laughed more than allowed. God Bless America!
Goose hunting with Fred and Michele Eichler in Southern Colorado. Michele gives the ladies and dudes some great archery hunting advice and walks us through the history of Muzzy Broadheads. Fred is the first guest I have had that did a podcast from a bean bag chair, oh well that’s how the hippies roll. Fred and Michele are some of the most dedicated hunters I know, and they do it for all the right reasons. Check it out, and remember as Fred and Michele say always to HAVE FUN!! God Bless America!!
Sean Davis from TheFederalist.com joins us again to debate the 17th Amendment. Great discussion, we also talk about a great book to teach you about the US Constitution, The Heritage Foundation Guide to the Constitution. We talk guitars, better yet Sean talks guitars. Leadership or the lack of with regard to Sheriff Israel in Florida. God Bless America!
Concealedcarry.com with Jacob Paulsen and Riley Bowman. Landed in Denver, made it to the 5.11 Tactical store and ran into these cats. We discuss concealed carry, HR 38, favorite holsters, and much more. What’s up with the Sig 365? God Bless America!
Former 1st Ranger Battalion soldier Ryan Cleckner Esquire the 3rd Junior(just kidding) and author of Long Range Shooting Handbook. This dude isn’t just another pretty face. He is a lawyer, teaches Constitutional Law, Long Range Shooter, and was a VP at Remington at one time. Lots of fun picking his brain. God Bless America!
Sean Davis from TheFederalist.com joins us to talk about everything controversial, Sean is a treasure trove of swamp emptying information. Bust out your dictionary, this joker uses some BIG words. I think we do a good job of hitting every single topic that seems to get people riled up. Taxes, guns, abortion, school shootings, Russia, Russia and liberals, Russians and our government, American Constitution, President Trump, well you get the idea. I had fun, I hope you all enjoy. And if you don’t agree with me, that’s even better since this is America and as of this date we are still allowed to do that. Since some of this material is time sensitive we are releasing this podcast out of order, hope you will forgive us. Be proud! God Bless America!!
We headed to the ATA Archery Trade Association show and ran into Team Kryptek’s Butch Whiting and Justin Sparks. Butch is Kryptek’s CEO and a former US Army Attack Helicopter pilot, Justin is head designer at Kryptek, more importantly these dudes are hunters and Dad’s that take their kids hunting. Find out of Big Foot aka Sasquatch is real... According to Butch. Kyle almost chokes to death during this episode, but he survives. God Bless America!!
Wayne Black from WayneBlack.com discusses the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Wayne is a former Law Enforcement officer from south Florida. We also have Melynda Lamb giving us the teachers perspective. We need to do something about these cowards attacking our children. Melynda, Wayne, and Kyle discuss what works and what doesn’t. How much it costs? How much our children are worth? The resilience of kids in America. God Bless America!!
What happens when Navy Seal Commander Rorke Denver comes face to face with Air Force POL specialist John Burns. Just kidding, John is with Wyoming Arms. We were told we could get a tax break if we had a SEAL on our Podcast so here he is the token SEAL.. Seriously, Rorke Denver, real deal seal Commander and even played one on TV in the movie Act of Valor. We are also joined by Nephi Cole and John Burns from Wyoming Arms on this Cow Elk hunting extravaganza. Of course, we are still in Wyoming. True identities have been changed to protect the innocent so enjoy the new call signs, I hope they stick. And by the way, Nephi is still here and won’t leave, guess we need to claim him on our taxes too, definitely a dependent! God Bless America!
We had a short time to talk Guns and Hunting with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, you all are gonna be sad if you don’t have a Governor as awesome as Governor Mead. Chances are if you don’t live in Wyoming you don’t have a man that leads like Governor Mead. He has brought gun businesses back to Wyoming as well as the Top 100 and the Governors Shooting Match. We will also have Nephi Cole again, he just won’t leave the studio…Enjoy. God Bless America!
Headed to Wyoming to hunt cow elk so we decided to stop in Cheyenne and sit down with Brian Nesvik, Chief Game Warden for Wyoming. David Willms and Nephi Cole Policy Advisors for the Governor of Wyoming. We talk about hunting of course but we also discuss the Endangered Species Act and how that has affected Wyoming after the species has recovered. Brian Nesvik walks us through the application process to become a Wyoming Game Warden. But why the red shirts? Nephi Cole is also back in the house trying to break Chili’s record for being on the most Team VTAC podcasts. God Bless America.
Have you been held hostage before? Headed to Florida for a Night Fighter course, sat down with Ricardo Uribe, former non-hunter turned Elk hunting machine and Todd Edmiston a dude I was in the 82nd Airborne Division with. We discuss hunting, shooting and what it’s like to be a hostage in Columbia. The most important question is..Do you like Beets?
Podcast 20 Fishing for Peacock Bass in the Amazon. Hanging out with Tim Weaver, retired Air Force Surgeon, Mike Trenholm from Minnesota and Texas, Nathan Ward from Grit and Thistle, and last but not least our area expert is Marco Malucelli from Brasil Outdoors. Marco walks us through the fishing and location in the heart of Brazil.
Hunting camp in South Africa with Japie Horn and Hein Oostuizen from Horn’s Africa Safaris. We get into Cape Buffalo, baboons, and conservation. Japie is a former paratrooper and South African Pathfinder.
If you survived the first part of Johnny Dawg's campfire stories grab a cup of Black Rifle Coffee and join us for the second half of Dawg's rantings. God Bless America.
Hanging out in our Wyoming Antelope Camp. My old buddy Johnny Dawg Cone rolls in from Utah, Lance Tangen our cameraman bow hunter from Minnesota, and Sergeant Major Retired Chili Palmer back again for some more punishment. This episode is mostly Johnny Dawg Stories, sprinkled with a few ideas on hunting. This is Part 1 because we didn't think you could handle that much Johnny Dawg right out of the gate.
Podcast 16 We sit down at our Wyoming Pronghorn Camp with Nephi Cole from the Wyoming Governors Office and John Burns with Wyoming Arms. We talk animals, hunters, and guns. Really accurate AR’s, how the Governor of Wyoming supports the 2nd Amendment and the statewide Governors Match. We also discuss Wyoming Wolf hunting.
Podcast 15.5 David “Caveman” Rickels, Bellator MMA Fighter. Fighting again on the 20th of October 2017 in the Octagon for Bellator on Spike TV. Welterweight superstar, Kansas boy, most known for his walkouts that lead to superb fights. We talk about conditioning, Caveman History, and sponsorships in MMA. After recording this episode his opponent just pulled out of the fight, more to follow.
Colorado Archery Elk Camp, sitting down with Chuck Cooley who is a tournament archer and Nathan Ward one of the cameramen for this hunt. Nathan also discusses fishing for Taimen in Mongolia. Chuck discusses how to learn to hunt as an old codger.