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



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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

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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




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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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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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!

TLP 298 - 2A Jews & American Outdoor News

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Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast! On this episode Lefty ties up some unanswered questions from TLP 297 by having Brad Stair with Performance Guns back. Author Yehuda Remer, The Pew Pew Jew, talks about his new book and his comical line of patriotic t-shirts. Chris Avena, editor of American Outdoor News, talks about his new digital magazine and what deer hunting is like in New York. The Talking Lead Jackwagon Train rolls in to take care of a few new Jackwagons and Lefty reads your suggestions on what to call the opposite of a Jackwagon.

TLP 297 - World Record Attempt: Longest Rifle Shot 6170 yards



We are back with another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast. Lefty and J-Mack continue the Talking Lead Optics 101 segment by having the Charlie Mike Precision team on to talk about their recent attempt at breaking the World's longest rifle shot record by attempting a 6170 yard shot. Retired Navy SEAL sniper, Charlie Melton and rifle designer Brad Stair are our guests to discuss how they prepared for the shot, the
.408 Tejas ammo and rifle, the optics they used and the people that helped for this mind boggling 3.5+ mile trigger pull attempt. Charlie and Brad also answer your questions.

The Talking Lead Jackwagon Train buzzes by to pick up a fresh batch of Jackwagons. Making the TLJW Train this episode: Armed Leader of
United Constitutional Patriots arrested at Mexico Border
; Perv Gets His Ass Kicked By Female MMA Fighter; Why Firearms Instructors In European Countires Are Few and Far Between

TLP 296 - Jeff Kirkham READYMAN / RATs Tourniquet / Black Rifle Coffee / Black Autumn



Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast. In this episode our guest is Green Beret, Author, Inventor & Entrepreneur Jeff Kirkham. Also joining in on the conversation is Jarrad Markel of Student Of The Gun and Jacob Herman with Night Fision.

Jeff talks about his time as a Green Beret and how he has built his empire from his 30 years of experiences while in service. To the RATs Tourniquet, to Black Rifle Coffee to READYMAN Media and the Black Autumn novel series which was created as more of an emergency preparedness cautionary tale than a work of fiction.

The Talking Lead Jackwagon Train makes a much needed stop by the Leadquarters for a Jackwagon pick-up haul. Making the cut this trip is Pittsburgh for enacting 3 new gun control laws, & 2020 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris for her 2nd Amendment hypocrisy.

To counter all this "Jackwagonness" we have asked you Lead Heads to come up with the name and vehicle for a new segment that focuses on the good guys and gals out there that are doing good deeds and looking out for freedoms and rights in America. We read a few suggestions and have fun with it.

Go support Paul Markel with his fight against cancer by donating to his Go Fund Me Campaign by clicking here and...
Night Fision sights is offering 10% off Accur8 sights and donating 10% of all sales to Paul's fund for his fight against cancer use code "PAUL" click here.

Talking Lead 295 - THE AK KORNER Part 10: Setting The Record Straight On Polish AK-47 MFGs


In this episode of the Talking Lead Podcast, it's Part 10 of our 12 part series on the AK-47 rifle. The AK Korner presented by Pioneer Arms Corp. Guests this episode include: CJ Johnson, President of Pioneer Arms Corp USA, Quentin "Q" Carter, owner Blackout Custom Cerakote & Curtis Halstrom, creator VSO Gun Channel. Topics: CJ explains how and why Pioneer Arms Corp is the AK manufacture of Radom Poland not Circle 11, the importance of quality AK bolts and forged parts, the 762x39 round vs300 blackout round, 9×19mm Parabellum and 9x39mm AK variations, what you need to be looking for when buying an AK-47 and much more...

TLP 294 - Not A Pistol, Rifle Or Shotgun WTF Am I?



Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast! This episode Lefty is joined by newly confirmed Lead Head and friend Jeremiah "Big John" McCarthy. Big John is a writer for FMG Publications and a full time National Guardsman. The guys discuss what a firearm is designated as when it doesn't identify as a pistol nor a rifle nor a shotgun. But before we get into the topic at hand the Gunny rolls in with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train. Earning seats for this ride are a pellet shooting Nashvillian , A vote-buying politician, an abused Oscar fish and more.

Also bringing clarity to the "Firearm" topic is Steve and Tracy Troy of Troy Industries. During our visit to the Big 3 East Media Event we had the great opportunity to catch up on all the new projects and products Troy is putting out to the commercial, government and foreign markets. Everything from monolithic scope mounts to rifle slings to their new SOCC line of firearms and more.
TROY's SOCC Line of rifles are lightweight and ultra-low profile. Developed specifically for today’s war fighter and led by Special Operations field requirements.

TLP 293 - Smart Safes, Smart Butt Stocks & A Little Governor



Aloha Lead Heads! After a short "work" vacation the Talking Lead Podcast is back. Lefty fills you in on what he's been doing during the break to kick the show off. The backlog of Jackwagons has been building up during Lefty's time off so we call in the Gunny with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train to haul off a train full. Then we continue our Buck Knives' 2019 SHOT Show interviews with a slew of great companies which include Zenith Firearms (roller delayed blow back firearms), VK Integrated Systems (smart butt stocks) & Alpha Guardian (smart safes). Two worthwhile non-profit organizations drop by, Mike Sodini with Walk The Talk America & Joe Towers with Hero Hunt Inc., to tell us how you can get involved. And the Governor of Idaho, Brad Little stops by the Leadquartes to say "hey!" to all the Lead Heads.

Talking Lead 292 - Super Fabric, Fiocchi, STOG & Century Arms



Welcome back to a super-sized edition of the Talking Lead Podcast. Joining Lefty to bring you this episode is Jerommie Smith of S&B Watches. Lefty and Jerommie load up the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train with a well deserving passenger list. We continue our “Leadquarters” interviews from the Buck Knives booth during the 2019 SHOT Show with Fiocchi Ammunition, Student Of The Gun, Altai Gear, Super Fabric, Century Arms and a Man-On-The-Street report from Lead Heads Nick, Mike & Jacob.

TLP 291 - Royce Gracie



Thanks for tuning in for another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast! This week we bring you a very special guest for our Riton Optics Optics 101 Class: Proper Scope Maintenance and Care. Joining Lefty is mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner & trainer Royce Gracie. Royce is also an avid hunter and leisure target shooter. Royce tells us about his love of hunting, shooting sports and his new custom Armalite 300 Blackout rifle.

No Talking Lead Optics 101 class would be complete without Lefty's right-hand-optics-man, J-Mack. The guys share some tips and tricks on keeping your scopes and red dots in optimal condition so they will last you a lifetime. But not before the Gunny drives in the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train to haul off some deserving Jackwagons! And we give away our last Talking Lead-Buck Knives-Streamlight-FLEOA EDC Pocket Dump Rewards package.

TLP 290 - THE AK KORNER Part 9: James Yeager Tactical Response

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Welcome back to Part 9 of the Talking Lead AK Korner presented by Pioneer Arms Corp. Lefty's friend James Yeager is our guest this episode. James is the MFCEO of Tactical Response, host of the James Yeager Of Tactical Response Podcast and creator of LiberTV. In this episode Lefty and James talk about things to look for in a quality AK-47, the importance of training, good ammunition for the AK and other important life lessons! Plus anther PAC AK-47 Hellpup goes to one lucky Lead Head!

TLP 289 - Filson, Real Avid, HatPoint, Geissele & The Morgans

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Welcome back to the Talking Lead PodcastLead Heads! We have a little something for everyone in this episode. For you gunsmiths and DIYers, Bryant with Real Avid mission specific gear and tools joins us. For the hunters that are into fitness and healthy eating we have Steve and Jennifer Morgan drop by. For those of you into quality American made clothing and goods Jeff with Filson Outfitters fits the build. For your target stand needs we have John with HATPOINT Target and for our AR-15 freaks, Diego with Geissele Automatics hits us with news about their new line of AR-15 super duty rifles.

TLP 288 - Women Of The Outdoors: Kristy Titus, Morgan Mills, Norissa Harman

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Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast. Buck Knives is the Official 2019 SHOT Show "Leadquarters". In this wild episode we bring in the class, talent, intelligence and beauty of the outdoors industry! Hunter, conservationist, and TV star Kristy Titus, Women's Outdoor Clothing mogul Norissa Harman & helping Lefty host this interview is Country Music Artist, and a Lead Head herself, Morgan Mills.

Kristy Titus - Pursue The Wild

Kristy Titus is passionate in the support of wildlife, habitat conservation and outdoor education. She Host the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's "Pursue The Wild" digital series airing on RMEF's Elk Network, Amazon TV & YouTube. Kristy actively volunteers, supporting local RMEF chapter events and youth hunts across the country.  Some awards Kristy has earned include the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation World Elk Calling Championships- 2012, 2nd Place Women's Division, 2013, 3rd Place Women's Division, 2014, 2nd Place Women's Division.

Norissa Harman - Girls With Guns

Norissa Harman is the co-founder of Girls With Guns Clothing & co-host of
Girls with Guns® TV. GWG is a perfect combination for women with passions for the sport of shooting, hunting and fashion. GWG clothing and accessories give women the opportunity to show their love for hunting and shooting in an edgy way. GWG clothes are designed by women for women. Created for all women–from the avid hunter and shooter, to the fashionista, to allow them to pursue their passion, while being functional and looking feminine! GWG is your everyday, outdoor lifestyle apparel.

Morgan Mills - Let's Ride

Morgan Mills is a Country Music Artist, Outdoor Personality and former Host of "On Location" NRA Country. Morgan's passion is all things country music, country lifestyle and the outdoors.

TLP 287 - The Legend Of The BUCKMASTER Survival Knife

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Thanks for tuning in for another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast! CJ Buck joins Lefty to host this episode down memory lane. We bring in Buck Knife historian Richard Neyman and Navy SEAL Commander Tom Coulter to talk about the highlights of Rich's book "BuckMaster Knives: The Authorized History of Models 184 & 185". A story of how a string of random and improbable events and people came together to produce one of the most iconic survival knives ever made. We also get a "Talking Lead Exclusive" on the new BuckMaster Knife 2.0 project.

Rich Neyman's passion for knives is a lifelong addiction. He is a Hunter, outdoor enthusiast, avid Buck and Military knife collector. Rich is helping design the next generation BuckMaster 2.0. Rich is the leading expert on BUCK Military knives so it may come as no surprise that Rich also authored the book: " M9 Bayonet The Authorized History". The enduring, venerable M9 Bayonet is the longest running bayonet in our US Military History. He has lectured on US Military knives at Buck Knives Collector’s Club events and written articles in the worlds largest Survival Magazine "Survival Quarterly".

Originally researched, developed, and then issued to serve the U.S. Navy SEALs of Team Three (Then SEAL Team Six), the BuckMaster became and is a 1980’s American icon of survival edged knives.

TLP 286 - Taylor Guitars/Buck Knives: The Ebony Project

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Taylor Guitars is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acoustic guitars. Co-founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, the company is based in El Cajon, California. The company’s refined approach to crafting guitars has spawned many innovations and established new standards of quality. In addition to Bob Taylor’s decades of expertise in creating a world-class guitar production facility in the U.S. and Mexico. Taylor is not only committed to providing clients with quality wood products but his mission also involves respecting the environment, and improving the livelihood of those men and women in Cameroon, Africa who harvest the wood.

Bob and Luisa talk about the ebony sawmill they purchased in 2011, called Crelicam™,  that is an international supplier of ebony and how they are setting a new standard of social and environmental responsibility around Cameroon's forest resources. They are committed to cultivating a better future within Cameroon by producing high-quality ebony products and supporting scientific research and replanting efforts that help safeguard Cameroon’s forest resources.

Buck Knives has recently started using ebony again in their knife handles. The 110 folding hunter & 110 auto knives and the 112 Ranger & 112 Auto knives currently feature the ebony from Crelicam's sawmill in Cameroon.

TLP 285 - The Kryptek Story: Battlefield To Backcountry

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Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast Lead Heads! This episode we continue our stellar 2019 SHOT Show interviews form the Buck Knives Leadquarters with Butch Whiting co-founder of Kryptek Camouflage and Kryptek Outdoors Group. The Talking Lead Jackwagon Train stops by to pick up a fresh load of Jackwagons. And we giveaway the 7th EDC Pocket Dump Rewards package provided by Talking Lead, Buck Knvies, Streamlight & FLEOA

Lefty and Brooksy have a great conversation with Butch about how he and Josh Cleghorn took an idea they came up with while serving together, in the Ninewa Providence in Northern Iraq and began their journey in what would result in the world renowned Kryptek Outdoor Group. We get to know Butch in a way that only Talking Lead can bring out in people through the "New Guy" questions. Butch shares everything from his first gun to his days as an Apache Helicopter pilot to his favorite kind of game hunting. Listen now for the whole exciting story!

Jackwagons this week are courtesy of the Lead Head Brigade and include two SHOT Show gun thieves, Connecticut Dem Jillian Gilchrest a big box store that punishes heroism and more...