PTS 019 - TheHossUSMC and Tactical Existence

TheHossUSMC and Tactical Existence join us to talk about open carry, Hoss's history in the marines, concealed carry holsters, and strike hard gear.

Practically Tactical - Episode 19

Date: March 12, 2015

Start Time: 7PM CST

Hosts: HandGunNewbie, WalkerArmory

Guest: HossUSMC

TheHossUSMC YouTube Channel

TheHossUSMC Facebook

Co-Host: Tactical Existence

HGN: Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 19 brought to you by the FireArms Radio Network! For more information on the show, to find links to gear’n guns we talk about, or view the show notes from this episode, please visit This episode and future episodes will be released every Sunday at Noon, so be sure to click on that subscribe button in iTunes! This week’s show theme is going to try and achieve as much manliness and epicness as some of the most epic beards ever grown by mankind.

 Our special guest of the evening is the man, the myth, the beard, TheHossUSMC. He is known as a YouTube celebrity with guns, gear and prepping. HossUSMC has over 360,000 rounds of .22lr stashed across 15 different states and also started growing his beard at the age of 4. Thanks for coming on tonight Hoss how are you doing?!



WA’s Segment - Grooming the beard


We’re going to start off our show tonight with our first segment called “Grooming the beard”. We’re going to talk about the products we use to maintain our beards...Oh, and also get to know TheHossUSMC and Darrell from TacticalExistence a little better.

  • HossUSMC Where did you come from? Did you grow up around guns?
  • Darrell can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you ended up here?
  • By looking at your YouTube name, HossUSMC, one could probably guess that you spent some time in the Marine Corps...can you tell us a little about what you did in the Marines?
  • Now you’ve got an awesome YouTube channel that covers a lot of guns, gear, and prepping...can you tell us a little bit about your channel? why you started it? What all exactly do you do videos on?




HGN’s Segment - The Bearded Dragon

Alright guys lets move on to our segment called The Bearded Dragon. We’re going to be talking about open carrying, prepping, training, and how to grow beards so tactical that even a bearded dragon would be jealous.

  • From your videos, you have attended some pretty cool military schools. I am pretty sure we have never had someone on the show who has had Boat landing and tactics.
  • Can you tell us a little bit about this and how it is used and the thoughts behind it?
  • Open Carry


Special Co-Host Segment: Tactical Existence

The next segment of our show is going to be run by the boy behind the beard implants, our special co-host of the night, Darrell. What are we gonna be talking about tonight Darrell?

EDC holsters and how my system has changed over the years.


WA’s Segment: Rapid Fire

Alright 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.


  • Is the 5.56 round better than 7.62X39?
  • Did the beard implants hurt when you got them?
  • Is the Magpul Angled ForeGrip better than a vertical foregrip?
  • Do you find HandGunNewbie attractive?
  • Is a double tap pistol a suitable firearm for up close defense?
  • Do you like flip up sights better than fixed sights on an AR?
  • Does the G2 Rip Ammo live up to the hype?


  • Is the AR better than the AK?
  • Are shotguns more effective than handguns?
  • Can a guy without a beard be tactical? (Trick question...if you don’t have a beard you’re a girl)
  • Is the 9mm better than the .40S&W?
  • Should all preppers have less than lethal options?
  • Are the internet rumors true that you collect ghost guns?
  • Was the Desert Tech MDR the most exciting product from ShotShow this year?
  • Is it true that you punted 5 old slow guys that you caught standing still in the aisles at Shot Show?

Rapid Fire Part 2 (Gear):

  • Alright let’s move on to the next part of this game. This game is a little bit different...instead of having a question that is answered with a YES or NO, you will answer these questions with the first answer that pops in your head. You are still not allowed to explain...just the first answer that comes to mind...both of you will be answering these questions at the same time...Are you ready?
  • What is your favorite handgun?
  • What is your favorite rifle?
  • What is your favorite shotgun?
  • What is your favorite optic?
  • weapon accessories: Light or Laser?
  • What is your favorite caliber?
  • If you had to pick one, would it be an SBR or a Suppressor?
  • What is your most wanted handgun to shoot that you haven’t yet?
  • What is your most wanted rifle to shoot that you haven’t yet?




HGN’s Segment - Aftermarket beards

Let’s move on to our next segment where we’re going to talk about some aftermarket stick on tactical beards to make us more operator. We’ll also discuss some gear that we got this week or saw this week that impressed us...or didn’t if the case may be...


HGN: Condor Rapid Assault Chest Rig

WA: NORB Range Bag from OffHandGear

Hoss: StrikeHard Gear AK47 Chest Rig

Darrell: Bullseye Camera System LLC



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! Also, feel free to email with your question!



WA’s Segment: Shaving the Beard

Lets move on to our last segment, Shaving the beard. This is the saddest part of the show where we have to say goodbye to our glorious bearded brothers in arms. But it’s ok because we’ll be back next week with another awesome episode of Practically Tactical. So let’s take some time to discuss what we have coming up with us in the near future.

  • Darrell what do you guys have going on over at TacticalExistence?
  • Hoss:
  • Matt:
  • HGN What about you?

HGN: As always guys, be sure to checkout The Practically Tactical Podcast. Make sure and give us a review and be sure to listen to other podcasts on the Firearmsradio network at Speaking of other podcasts, there is a new podcast joining the network called the PowerFactor Show. The PowerFactor Show is catered towards practical pistol shooters, both existing and future. The hosts, Steve, Rick, John, Larry and Doug will cover rules, shooting techniques, equipment and everything you need to either get into the sport, or to improve the sport that you're already in and love. Be sure to checkout


WA: For all my fellow YouTube buddies and competition shooters, there is also a new podcast joining the firearms radio network that should be familiar to you. The Shooter’s Mindset has joined the Firearms Radio Network! Go checkout to find his podcast and listen to his show that features all the big names in competative shooting! They’ve got a really great show that talks about a lot of the different aspects involved in shooting competitions, with everything from the gear that they use, to the mindset and strategies needed to be successful when shooting competitively. And like I said they always bring in special guests from the competitive circuit to pick their brains and get tips and tricks for shooting so make sure and go check out their podcast, The Shooters Mindset.


HGN: Also, be sure to go check out another fellow show’s competition going on! Right now we like shooting has a shootout challenge going on! The march competition is up at ! Its time to go all Lethal Weapon. 5 yards, 8 shots, to make a smiley face on a target. Goto, download a target, and record your smiley face. Get your Riggs on!


WA: That is an open invite to everyone, however, like last month, I already plan on winning this shootout too.. Back to the show, make sure and tune in LIVE to the Practically Tactical broadcast next wednesday at 7PM CST on YouTube or catch new episodes of Practically Tactical every sunday at noon!


HGN: Make sure you guys go find Practically Tactical on itunes and give us a great review and subscribe as it will help us BIG TIME on iTunes. Also, any compliments, guest suggestions, or internet love letters, please send them too If you have any negative feedback or someone said something wrong, please email


HGN: I bet you do Matt...Any Last Words? Gett’em In Now!


Well as always guys, thank you for tuning in and listening to us, as we greatly appreciate you guys and we’ll see you next week for another episode of Practically Tactical!

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