PTS 013- Sam Cummins from RangeTime and BigTexOutdoors

Sam Cummins from RangeTime and Ike from BigTexOutdoors join us in discussing firearms instruction, EDC gear, cerakote, blowout kits, and G2 Rip Ammo.

Practically Tactical - Episode 13

Date: January 29, 2013

Start Time: 7PM CST

Hosts: HandGunNewbie, WalkerArmory


Sam Cummins From Range Time

RangeTime's Facebook

RangeTime YouTube Channel

Special Co-Host:

Ike From Big Tex Outdoors

BigTexOudoors' Facebook 

BigTexOutdoors YouTube Channel

HGN: Good evening and welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 13! The Practically Tactical show is where we talk with our guests about guns, gear, shooting and the industry advancements in laser weapons technology in a galaxy far far away.

WA:  Starting this week, we will be incorporating a theme for each week’s show. This week, our theme is star wars! May the force be with you!

WA: Tonight’s show features Sam Cummins as our guest. Sam is firearms instructor with Range Time Tactical based out of Lewis, Indiana, a former marine, a part time Duck Dynasty Impersonator, and currently a YouTube Celebrity on the Channel cory07ink.

HGN: We also have a special co-host on this week as well. We have on Ike from BigTexOutdoors. Ike is a certified NRA instructor, a Texas CHL instructor, competitive shooter, and calls his home on the interwebz. He also thought star wars was real until the age of 15 when he kissed his sister.


HGN: I will start us off, my name is HandgunNewbie. I run a gun youtube channel, full time jabba the hutt impersonator, and HAN SHOT FIRST!! As usual, I am joined by my co-host Matt. Hows it going Matt?

WA: Hey Everyone I’m Matt from the WalkerArmory...I am your lovely co-host for this fine evening...I also run a gun youtube channel at the WalkerArmory as well as a facebook page. I enjoy long walks on the beach, shooting pistol competitions, and am constantly honing my lightsaber skills in hopes of one day being accepted into the jedi council


 HGN’s Segment - These aren’t the droids you’re looking for

So in this segment, we learn a little bit about our guests on tonight’s show.

  • Sam can you tell us about your background?

    • Did you grow up around guns?

    • How did you get into firearms?

    • Role marines played in your firearm growth?

    • How did you get involved with Cory and Erica?

  • Ike can you tell us about your background?

    • Did you grow up around guns?

    • How did you get into firearms?

    • I see you and Matt managed to marry women who like to shoot. What was your trick?


WA’s Segment - Jedi Training Academy

Alright guys lets move on to our segment called Jedi Training Academy. During this segment we will talk about firearms training and tactics. We will also discuss the training we have taken, what we have learned, and how they are incorporated them into our daily lives. We’ll also discuss the how the Empire may have been more prevalent and taken over had the storm troopers received proper training with their blaster pistols.

So Sam...could you have taught the Storm Troopers how to shoot a freaking blaster pistol? Cause they couldn’t hit anything!

  • Why don’t you tell us your roll at Range Time Tactical exactly?
  • What classes do you guys offer?
  • What makes your training stand out?


For Discussion

  • How does a trainer train?
  • What approach does a trainer take when at a class?
  • What classes have you personally taken with other instructors?
  • What classes do you still want to take/people you want to train with?


HGN, you recently went and took a basic pistol class with Range Time Tactical...what was your experience with them and what did you learn?

Sam and Ike...what is the importance of someone taking professional training, as in with someone like yourself, vs. learning the ways of the gun by watching all the other obvious “experts” on youtube


IKE: Special Co-Host Segment: Boba Fett Special - our contract co-host bounty hunter

I’m going to talk a little about Cerakote. like how it’s applied and FAQs that we get.

  • How is Cerakote applied?
  • How durable is it?
  • What can be Cerakoted?
  • Can scopes be done?


WA’s Segment: Rapid Fire

Alright guys that sound means it’s time to move on to our next segment, RAPID FIRE. The rules of this segment are simple: I will ask you a series of questions and you answer yes or no..there are no explanations allowed...simply a yes or no. Here we go.

Sam - you are up first...are you ready?

  • Is a RMR or similar red dot sight suitable for a self-defense handgun?
  • Are you are a better singer than Erica?
  • Is the .380 a suitable cartridge for self-defense?
  • Is the M&P line better than the Glock line?
  • Do you enjoy duck hunting with your uncle Si?
  • Is .223/5.56 better than 7.62x39?
  • Can a guy without a beard be tactical?
  • Can a woman?
  • Do chicks dig vans?

Ike now it’s your turn...are you ready?

  • Are Sigs your favorite handguns?
  • Is your wife is a better shot than you?
  • Is Rand CLP better than FrogLube?
  • Do you like to get high on cerakote fumes?
  • Is Stippling better than grip tape?
  • Is the State of Texas better than the United States?


HGN’s Segment: Live Audience Questions - It’s a TRAP!

In this segment we will be fielding questions from our Live YouTube audience.


HGN’s Segment - Watto’s Junk Yard

Let’s move on to our next segment called, Watto’s Junk Yard. In this segment we talk about building Podracers, keeping little boys as slaves or guns and gear. Your choice.

BTO:  I’d like to talk about EDC besides just your gun and extra magazine. Like what else should you carry? (knife, light, etc….)

SAM: I want to stress the importance of having some type of trauma response kit on your person, in your car, at the range, at all times somewhere immediately accessible. Not a ‘booboo’ kit, but a dedicated kit geared towards treating the three main causes of death in “battlefield” trauma. Massive Hemorrhage, Obstructed airway, and tension pneumothorax. I’ll cover how that should tie into your “EDC” system.

Additional Topics:

G2Rip - Cliff Brown, G2 Research President “we wanted to create an effective one-shot manstopper.”

YouTube Video of G2 Rip Ammo


Segment: Live Audience Questions 

In this segment we will be fielding questions from our Live YouTube audience. Want to get your questions answered live? Visit for upcoming episodes and times.


WA’s Segment: Return of the Jedi

Lets move on to our last segment called, RETURN OF THE JEDI. This is the segment where we end our show celebrating with Ewoks and ghosts of the jedi masters. Just kidding.

IKE:     We’re wanting to add a lot more “how-to” videos like disassembly/ re-assembly videos. also look for more gun and gear reviews. KSG review is coming soon! Also we’re going to be doing a Cerakote series. Basically taking you through the whole process of how we cerakote a firearm showing off all our equipment and tools and also showing off a few projects we have going on.

We also want to do some durability test videos.

Sam: We have some really well priced body armor from two different companies that we will be testing very soon. We have an active giveaway going right now for a Glock 42 in partnership with Top Guns here in Terre Haute, IN. See our facebook page / check the video for details on how to enter. We’ll continue the training on a budget video series we have been doing as well as some more in depth video on the fundamentals of handgun shooting. Come train with us this year, the full schedule is up at We are also hosting Costa Ludus in May, Armed Dynamics in July, and Haley Strategic in September. (I can expand on all those classes too if you’d like.)