TLP 318 - Black Collar Arms: The Pork Sword

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

We are back with our 318th episode of the Talking Lead Podcast. This episode kicking off the show with Lefty is fellow Lead Head Billdo-T-Baggins and Chris Brooks with Buck Knives. Our special guest is Jeremy S with Black Collar Arms. Before Jeremy tells us about BCA and their bolt action pistols (The Pork Sword) the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train and Lead Force One storm in for our Trains & Planes segment. We even throw in a new Talking Lead Fact To Fight The Myth

Black Collar Arms

Whether you’re blue collar or white collar, if you’re pro-Second Amendment you’re black collar. Black Collar Arms brings innovative and functional firearms products to market at a fair price. Black Collar’s founders have backgrounds in product design and development and extensive firearm experience. BCA's engineers are former and current competitive shooters in various disciplines with engineering degrees from MIT and other snooty, prestigious places they’d love to tell you all about.

Black Collar Arms is located in Central Texas, and committed to manufacturing components in the U.S. from U.S. made raw materials and components.

TLP 317 - Silencer Giveaway, MIBP, MFT & GA

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

Talking Lead is back with part 2 of our interviews from the 25th Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National Conference. Joining Lefty for some pre-interview announcements, the Trains & Planes segment & to announce who wins the .22 silencer from Dooley Defense is none other than Nick Dooley himself. Interviews from Medicine In Bad Places, Mission First Tactical and Geissele Automatics. Listen to get exclusive discount codes and deals from Medicine In Bad Places on their products and training classes, from Modern Spartan Systems, ASP USA, First Tactical and more...discounts exclusive to the Lead Head Brigade!

TLP 316 - 25th FLEOA National Con Part 1: First Tactical & Point Blank

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast Lead Heads! We have landed from our trip from the 25th Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association National Conference in Maryland and bringing you all the great interviews and discounts. Kicking off the episode with Lefty is Executive Director Don Mihalek and VP of Member Benefits Bill Hampstead. Next Lefty dives into the interviews with Point Blank Enterprises and First Tactical. Listen to get exclusive discount codes only for the Lead Head Brigade.

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association, exclusively representing federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA represents more than 26,000 federal law enforcement officers from over 65 different agencies. FLEOA is a charter member of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Working Group, holds two seats on the Congressional Badge of Bravery Federal Board, serves on the Executive Board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee.

Point Blank Enterpises

(PBE) is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high performance, protective solutions for the U.S. Military and Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and both domestic and international law enforcement and corrections professionals.

First Tactical

First Tactical makes functional gear created for professionals. Guided by the principles of innovation and reliability, First Tactical works first–hand with real–world users to create durable products that meet the needs of public safety.

TLP 315 - The Toxic Man aka The Chicken Sandwich War

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

In this episode of the Talking Lead Podcast our guest is the co-creator of The Toxic Man brand, John Dempsey. John and Lefty boot a few listener submitted Jackwagons on to the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train and honor some Lead Head Brigade Heroes as they take a ride on Lead Force One. John talks about how a Gillette commercial aimed at the #Metoo generation with overtones that emasculates men lead to the creation of The Toxic Man brand.

Trains and Planes

This weeks Jackwagons include a group that terrorized a Popeye's restaurant with a gun because they ran out of chicken sandwiches! Another making the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train is a High School in Colorado that expelled a student over posting pictures during a day at the range with his mother because of the "Safe2Tell" threat reporting program run through the state attorney general’s office.

Our Lead Head Brigade Heroes: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his defense of the Second Amendment, first taking on actress Alyssa Milano, then turning his attention to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Our Next LHB Hero is the camper that saved a New Jersey family from a wolf attack in Canada’s Banff National Park.

The Toxic Man

The Toxic Man encourages men to embrace their masculinity. Just because a man is masculine doesn’t mean they are detrimental to society. Traditional masculinity is important for a society to be strong. The Toxic Man refuses to accept that social re-engineering of men is good for our culture. 

TLP 314 - Taran Tactical Team Up

“LEADUCATING the UNLEADUCATED” since 2012

“LEADUCATING the UNLEADUCATED” since 2012

In this episode of the Talking Lead Podcast: Lefty is co-hosted by Jeremiah "Big John" McCarthy. Big John tells us about his new articles coming out on the 25th anniversary of the Kahr-9 and the 2020 Glock Annual. This weeks guests are the gang from Taran Tactical Innovations, Taran Butler, Megan Sweasey and Jade Struck. Get ready for excitement, fun and education as Team Taran lights up the Leadquarter's microphones.

Jade explains why working in dry-fire drills with your training is essential for being a better shooter. Taran demonstrates his uncanny movie knowledge with some deep celebrity impersonations. And Megan saves the day with her tie breaking vote for the Lead Force One pilot! All this and much much more in this episode of the Taking Lead Podcast.

TLP 313 - The SMMC's Lucky Number

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“LEADUCATING the UNLEADUCATED” since 2012

Welcome back to another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast. In this episode Lefty's is joined by Bill-Dough-T-Baggins to help co-host. Our guest this episodes is retired Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Lance Nutt. Lance is also the President of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance. The guys take care of a Jackwagon Train full of Jackwagons and load up the Lead Force One with a great bunch of Lead Head Brigade Heroes submitted by you the listener. The voting for the Lead Force One pilot has begun on social media so check Talking Lead's Instagram and Facebook and go vote! We'll announce the winner next episode. Bill and Lance announce an upcoming hog hunt in Texas that Talking Lead will be attending and much more so listen in and take notes.

Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a national non-profit organization founded and headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas. SDIA exists to engage, assist and empower our nation’s “Sheep Dogs” (military veterans, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS personnel) to #GetOffTheCouch and reengage in living a meaningful and productive life with a renewed sense of purpose.

SDIA provides continued service opportunities and outdoor adventures which offer physical challenges and the camaraderie that is often missing after a shift or tour of duty ends. For Sheep Dogs, “Helping Others is a Way of Life.”

SDIA has Teams & Chapters across the United States, and more than 50,000 members, volunteers and supporters worldwide.

TLP 312 - Trains, Plans & Lead Heads

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

Welcome back to episode 312 of the Talking Lead Podcast. Lefty has gathered another YouTube Live panel full of Lead Heads to help narrow down the list of nominations for the pilot of the Lead Head Brigade Hero's Lead Force One plane. Joining Lefty this episode from all around the USA are Lead Heads Amber, Marc, Kennith, Jason, Eric & Michael. A fun episode just for you the listener full of Jackwagons & LHB Heroes. We give away the last ASP USA XT-DF flashlight kit and announce the next Glock webstore gift code giveaway contest. Tune in and get "Leaducated"

TLP 311 - Author Jack Carr: True Believer

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

Welcome back to the 311th episode of the Talking Lead Podcast. This episode Lefty is joined by fellow Lead Head Jason Farmer. Also helping Lefty host this week is friend of the show, former Navy SEAL sniper and also a fellow Lead Head, Charlie Melton. Our very special guest is author, former Navy SEAL sniper and avid outdoorsman Jack Carr. Jack talks about his wildly popular first book The Terminal List and his new release for 2019 True Believer.

After the guys take care of a few deserving Jackwagons and honor some new Lead Head Brigade Heroes during the Taking Lead "Trains & Planes" segment we get to know Jack on a more down-to-earth level by hitting him with the famous Talking Lead "New Guy" line of questions. Jack talks about his first time shooting a bb gun and his first rimfire rifle. Jack shares how being a Navy SEAL was always a goal of his and what serving in the military meant to him. Find out who Jack would like to spend time with at the range, his answer is surprising, and lots more about the man-behind-the-books by listening to the show now.

TLP 310 - The Maxim PDX & Tales From 7th Cavalry

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“LEADUCATING THE UNLEADUCATED” since 2012

We are back Lead Heads bringing the "Leaducation" to the masses! This episode Lefty has David Larson with Maxim Defense on to talk about their new 18.75" subcompact personal defense firearm the PDX. Also this episode we have two former members of the Army's 3-7th Cavalry sharing some lighter stories during their service from the Iraq War.

TLP 309 - Honor Flight: A Tour With Honor

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“Leaducating the Unleaducated” since 2012

Your Leaducation continues with another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast. In this episode joining Lefty is Nick Dooley of Dooley Defense and Abby Bartosh with Midwest Honor Flight. Midwest Honor Flight is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization in Northwest Iowa, South Dakota, and Southwest Minnesota dedicated to providing Veterans with honor, respect, and closure with an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and to fellow Veterans.

Trains & Planes

Jackwagons: This week's Talking Lead Jackwagon Train hauls off a woman terrorizing her local DMV , Meth gators, a Democrat from Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and more.
Lead Head Brigade Heroes: Lead Force One zooms in to pick up some honorable passengers. Making the Plane this week is a Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day, a 61-Year-Old disabled man defends his life against Craiglist predators, a Navy SEAL that put actions to beliefs and more.

TLP 308 - Camp Patriot

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“LEADUCATING THE UNLEADUCATED” since 2012

Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast! This episode Lefty is joined by Marcus Kahn of Modern Spartan Systems and Micah Clark, founder of Camp Patriot Disabled Veteran Outdoor Adventures. Before Micah tells us about all the great programs Camp Patriot facilitates the guys call in the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train to get rid of some Jackwagons and then Lead Force 1 zooms in to pickup a new batch of Lefty's Heroes. Find out who made the Train and who made the Plane. Lefty announces more Lead Head winners and a new Modern Spartan Systems contest!

CAMP PATRIOT

Purchased in October of 2014, and located in a remote corner of Northwest Montana, the Camp Patriot Veteran Retreat Ranch is a one-of-kind facility dedicated to wounded and disabled veterans of all generations. The ranch encompasses over 90 acres of bucolic fields, pine forest and has access to a spring fed lake and the Yaak River. Guests of the ranch are offered an authentic Montana back-country experience tempered with modern day luxuries. 

TLP 307 - Snipers, Scientists & Flag Etiquette

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“LEADUCATING THE UNLEADUCATED” since 2012

Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast where we "Leaducate The Unleaducated"! This episode Navy SEAL sniper Charlie Melton joins Lefty to talk about his second attempt at the World's record for longest rifle shot at 6500 yards. Also joining the conversation is World famous rifle and ammunition maker Brad Stair of Performance Guns, Guy Connor President of Southwest Telephone & Fortem Tactical and J-Mack with Riton Optics.

The gang has a good time with this weeks Talking Lead Jackwagon Train and with the new segment Talking Lead Lead-Force 1 Plane. Find out who made the Train and who made the Plane! TLP 307 - Snipers, Scientists & Flag Etiquette

TLP 305 - Glock Updates, A New Segment & More Giveaways

“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012  -Talking Lead Podcast

“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

-Talking Lead Podcast

We are back with another Talking Lead Leadcast! In this episode we have Corey Jones with Glock Inc. joining Lefty. It's been about a year since we talked Glock so Corey gets us caught up on all the latest Glock news and products that we might have missed out on. Everything from the Glock Slimline, to the Glock 19x, G43x & G45, to their US Customs & Border contract, Team Glock, and Glock's new spokesperson, Chuck Norris! We announce the winning names for Talking Lead's newest segment that you Lead Heads voted on and lots more so tune in!

TLP 304 - AK KORNER Part 12: PSA AK-V 9mm

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“LEADUCATING THE UNLEADUCATED”

-Talking Lead Podcast

Happy Father's Day weekend and Welcome back to the Season 1 Finale of the Talking Lead AK Korner. To round out Season 1 of the AK Korner Lefty and Shwell invite the gang from Palmetto State Armory to talk about their line of AK-47s that appeal to the blue collar wallet but deliver a white collar quality product. Chad Wylie, CEO of Palmetto State Armory and Colton Sons Senior Engineer join us to talk details about PSA's AK rifles and pistols to include their new generation 3 AK-47, the AK-P and the wildly popular AK-V 9mm pistol variation. Chad and Colton also tease us with some pretty sweet news on up coming projects that include a 7.62x39 RPK clone!

We have had an amazing first season learning about the AK-47 rifle and it's counterparts with great guests like Jim Fuller with Rifle Dynamics, Brian Keeney with Occam Defense and Vincent Buckles with Mesa Kinetic Research. Top tier trainers like Travis Haley with Haley Strategic Partners , James Yeager with Tactical Response and historians and gurus like Jeff Kirkham with Ready Man Network, Marco Vorobeiv former Soviet Spetsnaz and David Fortier author Book Of The AK-47. The Talking Lead AK Korner Season 2 will be even better!

TLP 303 - America's Mighty Warriors: Debbie Lee

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast. Home of the Lead Head Brigade. On the sunset of Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of D-Day we continue honoring our service men and women by inviting a very special guest to join us, Debbie Lee. Debbie Lee is the founder of America's Mighty Warriors.

America’s Mighty Warriors mission is to honor the sacrifices of our troops and the fallen and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency and recovery. Debbie is an author, public speaker and political activist who has traveled the nation telling Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc Alan Lee's, her son, amazing story and advocating for our troops, their families and families of the fallen.

Lefty's special co-host this week is Guy Connor with Fortem Tactical/Southwest Telephone. Guy and his companies strongly support America's Might Warriors and have commissioned a custom .50 cal rifle that commemorates Marc Lee's rifle he used while in service and will be auctioned during the 2020 SHOT Show to raise funds for AMW.

TLP 302 - Jackwagon Train Overload & 75th D-Day Anniversary

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated” since 2012

-Lefty, Talking Lead Podcast

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast! Our Talking Lead email in-box was jam-packed with Jackwagon nominations this week, more than Lefty could handle alone so he enlisted the services of a few good Lead Heads to lend a hand.

Lead Heads Nick, Pearce and Austin join Lefty for a special listener appreciation show to help with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train and honor some well deserving WWII veterans in remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. We announce the next 300th Episode Celebration giveaway contest, a .22 silencer, and lots more so listen in!

TLP 301 - John Wick 3 Talk with Keith Garcia & Chad Enos

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“LEADUCATING THE UNLEADUCATED”

KEITH GARCIA TRAINING KEANU REEVES FOR JOHN WICK 3 PARABELLUM

Listen for Giveaway details! Welcome back to another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast! Co-hosting with Lefty to continue our 300th episode celebration is Captain of Team Kel-Tec, Chad Enos (aka: Gray Bush). Our special guest this week is firearms instructor, Team Safariland Captain and Law Enforcement Officer, Keith Garcia (aka: The Silver Fox). The guys talk about the status of Competition Shooting sports, Keith talks about his time training Keanu Reeves for the 3rd installment of the John Wick series and more. Before the guys get into talking John Wick 3 the Gunny rolls in with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train. We are still looking for a name to call those honorary Lead Heads doing good deeds in our World and what their vehicle will be.

TLP 300 - Dual The Fun: 300th Episode Celebration Kickoff

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated”

Welcome back to the 300th episode of the Talking Lead Podcast, a "DUAL" part episode! Part 1: As we reach another mile stone in our podcasting journey we add another segment to the podcast. To help name the new segment Lefty brings in a panel made up completely of listeners, the Lead Head Brigade. By holding a Lead Head Brigade YouTube "live" session we narrow down the list of names and vehicles Lead Heads have suggested to use for the "opposite of a Jackwagon" segment.

Part 2: Lefty has been testing out a variety of dual fuel flashlights over the past few months. Joining Lefty in 300 Part 2 is Michael Hess with ASP-Armament Systems & Procedures. Michael talks about ASP's Garda, Scribe and XT-DF duty light. We discuss the importance of dual fuel, flash light ratings, new ASP products and Michael hits us with a new Talking Lead Fact To Fight The Myth. Plus we announce a new social media giveaway contest where three Lead Heads will win an ASP XT-DF duty light and kit.

TLP 299 - AK KORNER Part 11: Philosophy Of Use

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“Leaducating The Unleaducated”

Welcome back to another episode of the Talking Lead AK Korner presented by Pioneer Arms Corp. For Part 11, joining Lefty as co-host, is CJ Johnson, president of Pioneer Arms USA. Our guests are retired Green Beret and Author, Jeff Kirkham and returning AK-K guest, Owner of Mesa Kinetic Research and Reality TV Star, Vincent Buckles.

Jeff Kirkham served 29 years as a Green Beret and during that time he spent 8 years in Afghanistan and Iraq as a member of a Counter Terrorism Direct Action Unit. His rifle of choice? The AK-47. Jeff talks about why he preferred the AK and how it served him well.

Vincent Buckles was on Part 2 of our AK Korner where he brought in his experience as a lifelong gunsmith to talk about the different parts and varying designs of the AK-47. This time Vincent brings his many years of working on and using the AK-47 to Part 11 to talk about why the AK is such a formidable rifle. Vincent also takes his passion for the AK-47 to the next level by designing his own AK rifle the MKUltra!

Our guests answer your questions and Pioneer Arms Corp gives away another Hellpup!