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...

TLP 284 - THE AK KORNER Part 8: Accessories

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Welcome back to the Talking Lead AK Korner presented by Pioneer Arms Corp! Part 8 of our educational journey into the world of AK-47s leads us to the land of Accessories. And what a vast land it is. Joining Lefty and Shwell to help explore the topic of AK-47 accessories is Sven Jonsson of Manticore Arms and coming back for a third visit we have AK-47 expert Brian Keeney of Occam Defense Solutions.

From stocks, to magazines, to handguards, to muzzle devices and everything in between we discuss the many different options, where to get them and what to keep in mind when purchasing and adding accessories to keep your AK 922r compliant.

Sven and Brian offer some fantastic listener-only-discounts from Manticore Arms' and Occam Defense Solutions' online stores. And we give away another Pioneer Arms Corp AK-47 Hellpup to our 8th lucky listener.

TLP 283 - CMDR Tom Coulter: Navy SEAL Teams Explained

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Thanks for tuning in for another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast. Bringing you more great interviews from the 2019 SHOT Show at the "Official Leadquarters" of Buck Knives. This week Lefty's special guest is Commander Tom Coulter Navy SEAL (retired). The Commander enlightens us on the differences of each SEAL Team and East Coast vs West Coast Teams. Lefty hits the Commander with the Talking Lead "New Guy" questions. Some highlights include motorcycles and a 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351.

Also dropping in to make a SPECIAL announcement is Rob Pincus. A new collaboration with I.C.E. Training and Talking Lead has been made. You know that means savings for the Lead Head Brigade. Listen in to find out the details.

Commander Coulter is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL commander who served as a SEAL for 27 years, and is considered one of the world’s leading technology security experts. He retired as Chief of Staff, Naval Special Warfare, Group 2, the East Coast Command for SEAL Teams 2,4, 8, and 10 and started the high tech procurement arm for Naval Special Warfare. His other postings included Commanding Officer for SEAL Team Three in Southwest Asia. He was also involved in the training of more than 7,000 foreign Special Forces operators and more than 70% of today’s top SEAL team commanders.

Two more recipients of the Talking Lead-Buck Knives-Streamlight-FLEOA EDC Pocket Dump Rewards Program is announced.

TLP 282 - CJ Buck & WWII Vet Albert Mampre (Band Of Brothers)


We are back with a loaded Talking Lead Podcast episode Lead Heads! Fresh from the Official Leadquarters of Buck Knives we bring you all the cool gadgets, guns & people from the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

Lefty kicks off Talking Lead's 4 days of interviews with the owner of Buck Knives himself, CJ Buck. CJ fills us in on the history of Buck Knives spanning back four generations beginning in 1902. CJ and Lefty talk about Buck's new line of Cerakoted knives and some special environmental projects they are involved in with Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars.

Next up CJ and Lefty have a very special guest join them at the Buck Knives' Leadquarters studio. World War II veteran Staff Sergeant Albert (AL) L. Mampre of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division drops in and delivers a memorable interview. Al shares some of his personal war stories and give us the secrets to living a long and happy life.

Another lucky Lead Head is announced to receive a EDC Pocket Dump Reward from Talking Lead, Streamlight, Buck Knives and FLEOA! All this and lots more...Listen now!

TLP 281 - Optics 101: Choosing the Correct Scope Reticle


Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast. On the eve of our travels to SHOT Show we drop an information packed episode on you Lead Heads. J-Mack with RITON optics joins Lefty to talk about scope reticles and some factors you want to consider when choosing the right reticle for your scope.

Also joining the conversation Lefty invites Ranger Sniper and Author Paul Martinez to add a professional shooter's perspective and expertise. As all ways before we get to the meat and potatoes of the show the Gunny comes to the rescue with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train to haul off a new bunch of Jackwagons. This episode's Jackwagons are: A crooked Chicago anti-gun city official found with 23 guns in his office, a cop killer in Provo & TSA sending guns to Tokyo.

After our course on reticles Paul talks about his new book "When The Killer Man Comes: Eliminating Terrorists As a Special Operations Sniper". Paul is giving away two autographed copies of his book to a couple of deserving Lead Heads and we giveaway another EDC Pocket Dump Rewards package from Talking Lead, Buck Knives, Streamlight & FLEOA. So tune in and get "Leaducated"!

TLP 280 - THE AK KORNER Part 7: 922r Compliance


Welcome back to the Talking Lead AK Korner 12 part series presented by Pioneer Arms Corp. Part 7 Shwell is back to help Lefty host another information packed AK Korner episode. Our guests this week include CJ Johnson president of Pioneer Arms Corp USA and Andrew Breneman with Century Arms (Drew is an all around gun guru). We embark on discussing 922r compliance: Section 922r of US Code, Title 18 is a regulation which pertains to building or modifying a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun from imported parts. This law impacts importers, manufacturers, gunsmiths and consumers who assemble their own firearms.

  • (r) It shall be unlawful for any person to assemble from imported parts any semiautomatic rifle or any shotgun which is identical to any rifle or shotgun prohibited from importation under section 925(d)(3) of this chapteras not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes except that this subsection shall not apply to—

  • (1) the assembly of any such rifle or shotgun for sale or distribution by a licensed manufacturer to the United States or any department or agency thereof or to any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or

  • (2) the assembly of any such rifle or shotgun for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General.

We also discuss go/no-go gauges, what they are for and how to use them. And we giveaway another Pioneer Arms Corp. AK-47!

TLP 279 - The New CP33 Pistol & KS7 Bullpup Shotgun


It's time for another episode of the Talking Lead Podcast! We live up to our reputation as being the podcast the Firearms Industry goes to for their exclusive releases of new products. Chad Enos with Kel-Tec Weapons drops some sweet news on the Lead Head Brigade by telling us about their new 22lr pistol the CP33 and their new bullpup shotgun the KS7. But before we get the low down on these new offerings from Kel-Tec the Gunny storms in with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train. Jackwagons this week include: Dianne Feinstein and her underhanded crew of Senators. The legacy seeking witch is back at it with her new "Assault Weapons Ban",  an Ohio man steals a gun from a man dying at the scene of a motorcycle accident, Trolls on social media and more.

We give away our second Talking Lead-Buck Knives-Streamlight-FLEOA EDC Pocket Dump Reward! We still have 8 more to give away so listen up and take part!