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Firearms Nation Podcast gets to know the people who use firearms, talk about firearms or compete with firearms. From tactical instructors, self defense experts to gun writers and even podcasters, Firearms Nation asks the questions you want to know. Each week your host, Arik Levy, knows his stuff as he is both a competitive shooter, law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. Firearms Nation wants you to be a better shooter and know more about firearms. Visit www.firearmsnation.com to Jo ...
 
Our goal is to bring you a platform that gives an in-depth look at the most current training, tactics, and technology used by today's top Law Enforcement, Military, and Security experts. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) bring you their real-world knowledge and experiences and breakdown the incidents, operations, and personal stories that influenced them.We are proud to have partnered with organizations from across Canada to raise awareness of Mental Health and Crisis Response for our First ...
 
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Harvey V. Hedden is ILEETA’s Executive Director, having previously served as Deputy Executive Director for six years. He spoke with Adam about the importance of always learning. This was recorded live at the Ileta conference in St. Louis earlier this year and covers what is going on at the conference and why you should join in 2022. Harvey served 3…
 
Adam addresses where the podcast has been and what is in store for the Tactical Breakdown over the next few months, the three phase approach, and an update on the creation of the ILET Network. Now is good time to subscribe or follow the podcast on your favourite app. Episodes are going to be released on Wednesdays and Saturdays; make sure your devi…
 
Jack Carr is back again with a new book, “The Devil’s Hand”. This time around the main character, James Reece, is fighting against time and bad guys to rescue the United States from a deadly virus. Jack incorporates recent events into a fantastic and scary thriller. Jack was a Navy SEAL and now writes novels for a living. His first book, “The Termi…
 
Dave Matheny started out as a computer programer and then bought his first suppressor. That started him down a rabbit hole and he ended up with one of the largest suppressor or silencer retail companies in the business. That company, Silencer Shop, is a one stop shop to help customers go through the entire buying process for a suppressor including …
 
When major corporations mandated large swaths of their workforce operate remotely, many employees relocated to areas more desirable to them. Perhaps closer to family, or lower rent, whatever the case may be the trend has drastically changed the commercial real estate outlook. In this episode, we talk about what we see changing and how we've adjuste…
 
Jeff Emrich competes in USPSA and came in 7th in the 2020 National Championship. His road to being a high level competitor goes back to his history of always excelling in sports. He tributes his quick success to the drive and practice he used to do in athletics that carried over into shooting a handgun in compeition. Recently, Jeff ran into a medic…
 
Paul Phegan comes from the Land Down Under. He is a National Champion in IPSC in Australia and part of their world team for the upcoming 2021 World Shoot. Paul has an interesting story when it comes to shooting since having a gun in Australia is very difficult. Also, with COVID and the ammo crisis, shooting matches and practice have changed. But wh…
 
I had Joel Park on the show last year after he and World Champion Ben Stoeger wrote their first book together “Match Mentality”. Now the duo teamed up again to write “Practical Shooting Training”. This new book is divided into four different shooting levels, from beginner training to someone who wants to be a National Champion. Not only does it giv…
 
In our recent webinar, we shared 5 strategies that we're using in the office asset class. Even with remote work becoming the norm, office space isn't going away. In fact, we are acquiring more of it because we see collaboration and other office dynamics having a crucial role for many years to come.By Graceada Partners
 
Scott Jedlinski or “Jedi” to those that know him, is the owner of Modern Samurai Project. MSP is Jedi’s training company and he travels throughout the year teaching shooting handgun primarily with a red dot. Red dots on handguns has become a tool that is invaluable and both civilians and law enforcement are changing over to them. Scott is an intere…
 
Shannon Smith served in the US Army and was in the Ranger’s Regiment. Shannon also got into competitive shooting and worked his way up to currently being on Team USA for the upcoming World Shoot. Shannon has worked at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, FL for the past decade and is now heading off on his own. I’ve had Shannon on the show…
 
It’s 2021 and to begin the year I’m bringing on Steve Anderson, shooting coach and host of “That Shooting Show”. Steve is the only practical shooting instructor who has been certified in Lanny Bassham’s “Mental Management Systems”. This is the program Lanny teaches and coaches. Lanny wrote the book “With Winning in Mind” which a lot of competitors …
 
Well, we made it to the end of 2020! And now we hope and pray that 2021 will be a much better year. At least I hope so. Anyway, I wanted to end the year with a “Best Of’ podcast with the top three episodes from 2020. The clips are from Eric Grauffel, Mike Wood and Pat McNamara. I’ll link below the individual shows if you have listen to them before.…
 
Thom Shea is a retired Navy SEAL with 23 years of service in the US Navy. Thom served in Kosova, Iraq, and Afghanistan where he earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor as well as numerous other medals for leadership and courage. Thom also is an author and leadership coach. He wrote the book “Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life” and recent…
 
Joe talks w/ Dave Darmstandler, Co-Founder and CEO @ Datapath, a quickly growing IT Managed Service Provider in CA about growing your company through acquisition, building company culture with a dispersed workforce, and how his background informed his business philosophies. Learn More About Datapath mydatapath.com…
 
Mason Lane has worked hard at shooting from a young age. I met him years ago when I was shooting on Team SIG and he continued to excel each year. Mason was also a previous guest on this podcast and was on the Shooter’s Summit. This past USPSA National Championship, Mason was able to bag his first win in the Limited Division. He came close in Produc…
 
Dr. Charles Samuels is a board certified sleep physician with primary research interests focused on understanding the prevalence and effects of sleep disturbances in specialized populations. His aim is to facilitate both broad and individualized clinical treatment strategies and foster effective knowledge transfer initiatives in these groups.Dr. Ch…
 
Jay Beal is an up and coming USPSA competitor. Jay started out with practical carry for self-defense and quickly realized that competition would only make him a better shooter. Jay dove into USPSA and devoted a ton of time and practice to get better. Once Jay made grandmaster he went this year to the 2020 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship an…
 
This is the third part of an ongoing theme on the current unrest in this country. Mike Wood joins me again to bring the history around the left’s revolution they so desire. This isn’t anything new. We’ve been here before but now it seems with all the 24-hour coverage, we might be on the brink. Mike is a historian and tactician who brings a much-nee…
 
This week I sit down with another Adam who also has a podcast to talk all about the knowledge you didn't know you had. Meet Adam Wills, host and creator of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. Adam has 15 years of experience in law enforcement and is a former Undersheriff. He kicked off his own marketing agency, Sursum Creative in 2018 where he fo…
 
Back for the second time on the Tactical Breakdown Podcast, Dr. Bill Lewinski sits down to talk Force Science and the underlying reason behind how officers are taught in the academy. Not only is he the Executive Director and Lead Instructor at the Force Science Institute, Bill is a leading behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the intensiv…
 
You don't know what you're missing until you compete, this is something Arik Levy believes. As an officer, firearm instructor and the host of his very own podcast, Firearms Nation, Arik knows a thing or two about proper gun control. In this episode, Arik talks about the importance of competing in shooter summits to improve on an officers skills and…
 
Constable, Sergeant, Instructor but his friends just call him Chris. After being a part of our first roundtable: Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Training Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. Chris is back and flying solo taking us back to where his passion to train came before even joining the force 34 years ago. In this episode, he talks about his time as …
 
Caleb Giddings is back on the show. Caleb was last on three years ago and since then he has grown as a writer and instructor. Caleb is in the Air Force as an instructor for firearms and continues to write for different blogs and magazines. He wrote an article on the current state of ammunition sales and the shortage we are facing. Where and why did…
 
Doug Pflug turned 54 a few weeks ago and wants everyone to know that he's doing okay. His body might be 54 but his passion and mind is still in its early 20's. This episode has some inspirational storytelling from Doug, including the discouragement one teacher gave him, and he advice his father taught him when he was in grade 7 that shaped who he i…
 
Pat McCarthy is the Creator/ Instructor of The Street Crimes Program. He is also the author of “Chicago Street Cop: Amazing True Stories from the Mean Streets of Chicago and Beyond”. Pat is a nationally recognized expert in many areas of police work. He is able to blend his many unique experiences as a Patrol Officer, Gang Investigator, Undercover …
 
Lee Patterson is a Staff Sargent within Vancouver Police assigned to the Real Time Intelligence Centre Operations. He has experience of policing in two countries and across 4 cities. In this episode we spoke to Lee about his experience working in England, where up until 1992, police officers rarely carried a firearm. He also spoke to us about the 2…
 
This is a replay of an interview I did with Chuck Rossi back in 2018. With all the problems with social media these days, I thought it would be a good idea to bring this interview back. How many of you have had issues with Facebook when it came to one of the ads you were running? Or maybe your page, group or even your profile was banned for violati…
 
A fascinating conversation with former FBI Agent Jack Garcia who shares his experiences on the cases he worked on in his 24 years working undercover. Now the owner of the Undercover Academy.... You'll hear how he infiltrated the Gambino family and why it was his most challenging case. Born in Havana and a self-professed eater of rice and beans, Jac…
 
James Hamilton is the head of Protection Quality at Gavin de Becker & Associates; the leading firm for executive protection in the United States. GDBA protects several thousand clients, including over 90 of the world's most prominent families and at-risk individuals. They also provide consultation on security programs, and protective coverage at ho…
 
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