Egos Where I Go (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 112, May 17th, 2015)

“You tend to see two big spikes of things. People expecting something incredibly unlikely and not getting it, or people expecting something incredibly likely and not getting it. But on both ends they’re not likely to get that single one thing (they’ve) focused on.”  - Dr. William Aprill


If you didn’t get your weekly dose of psychology, then we have just what the doctor ordered. Actually, we have the doctor. Dr. William Aprill, that is. This time, we talk about the recent video of an attack on a toddler, and the psychology behind peoples’ reactions. From there, William branches off to talk about schema, what it is, and how it relates to our perception of reality. He discusses actively seeking information from your environment, and how thinking about what actually could happen should be used to drive our decisions. And what would a show revolving around psychology be without talking about the ego?


Training, Practice, and Shooting Standards (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 111, May 10th, 2015)


“What we’re not doing, I think, in the training community is emphasizing enough about, that you need to practice after training to really ingrain the skills that you learn in training.” – Claude Werner


Joining us once again, The Tactical Professor himself, Mr. Claude Werner. We discuss a slew of topics on the show including; psychological stops vs. shooting accurately to physically stop an attacker, the fact that we don’t care if a bad guy lives or dies, just that they stop what they are doing, and realizing that if an attacker isn’t stopped with body shots, maybe we need to aim for the head. In addition, Claude takes about training vs. practice and it’s correlation to unconscious or conscious competence. Plus, picking training protocols that have a high probability of success, and making sure to constantly increase your personal shooting standard. John and Claude also discuss the recent event in Garland, Texas.

Close Encounters of the Burch Kind (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 110, May 3rd, 2015)

“You need to stay conscious. It doesn’t matter if he can foul your draw, or if he can even get your gun, if you’re unconscious. At that point he can do whatever he wants. He might not even know you have a gun. He’ll just stomp your head. At least if you’re conscious, you can keep fighting.” – Cecil Burch


Cecil Burch joins us for another exciting episode of Ballistic Radio! We get Cecil’s take on appendix carry, in fight weapon access, and the use of a proper appendix carry holster. As well, he talks about the pros and cons of different holster locations on your body, and the dangers of accessing a weapon too soon. Cecil also discusses being entangled with an attacker and the importance of protecting the head to stay conscious. Plus, what classes Cecil has coming up, and did John just agree to get choked out!?


Carrying With Kids (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 109, April 26th, 2015)

“People who have been trained extensively to drop everything and draw a gun will absolutely drop their children… If you don’t train yourself to override that by holding on to your child, you absolutely will drop him or her. And that’s just something you’re going to do, and you’re not going to think about it till afterwards.” - Melody Lauer

Melody Lauer joins us on the show to talk about the topic of carrying with a child. We make sure to point out that the topic is not limited to just moms, but also dads, aunts, uncles, or anyone who may be carrying a firearm while attending to children. Melody touches on the importance of one handed shooting and practicing at the range with some sort of dummy child. As well she dives into some topics related specifically to women such as carry options, off body carry, and the sexism sometimes associated with women carrying firearms.

Is That Your EDC Gun or Are You Just Happy To See Me? (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 108, April 19th, 2015)

“What without why is useless in the business of gunfighting.” – John Chapman


John Chapman joins us this episode to talk about a multitude of topics. The first item of discussion is EDC (everyday carry) gear, and what people want to carry vs. what they actually need to be carrying. He also discusses the use of a pistol mounted light, spare magazines, and why it’s good to incorporate some sort of hand to hand class into your training regime. The two Johns talk about whether the size of your gun matters or if it really is about how you use it. Plus, we take a look at some of the recent events in the media concerning law enforcement officers.

The Newhall Massacre of 1970 (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 107, April 12th, 2015)

“I was driving to work as a computer operator when I turned the corner on the Old Road and saw the gunfire, I saw two CHP cars and a red car. I always say my brain said to get out of the way, but my feet ran the wrong way.” – Gary Kness, private citizen who intervened during the Newhall Massacre…

“For some reason everybody thinks that they’re going to get confronted by some crackhead with a Raven, and nobody ever stops to think about how bad the bad guys can be. ” – John Hearne

This week John Hearne joins to us to discuss the  1970 Newhall Massacre., and the lessons we can learn from it. Mr. Hearne talks about the importance of tailoring your training  and equipment to match your likely response to an unexpected violent encounter. Additionally,  it is demonstrated  the event that sometimes the bad guys are not only well trained and equipped, but also highly motivated.

“Bunny Ears” For Easter, With “The Gun Lawyer” (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 106, April 5th, 2015)

“I’m not saying national reciprocity is necessarily a bad thing, but when the federal government starts meddling with things, it does make me nervous. Because, quite frankly, I don’t think they do anything efficiently” – Derek Debrosse

Bunny ears are flying everywhere in this episode that, coincidently, falls on Easter. Joining us in studio for all these flying bunny ears is The Gun Lawyer himself, Mr. Derek Debrosse.  Derek was the very first guest we ever had on the show, so there’s been plenty of time to come up with things to discuss. So, what exactly did we discuss, might you ask? We talk about; stand your ground laws, duty to retreat, castle doctrine, the 2nd Amendment and moving toward a pro self defense side of things, national reciprocity, and NFA items. That’s not all, though. Derek gives us his take on talking to the police after a self defense shooting, and some things to keep in mind as a concealed carry permit holder. As well, he highlights the advantages of training from a legal standpoint. I promise the legal jargon was kept to a minimum, so all you non-laywery types, don’t be afraid to take a listen.


Twisted by Starbucks, The Facebook Show Has Become (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 105, March 29th, 2015)

“If you feel like you’re pushing yourself, quit it. But on the other hand, you want to push yourself a little bit because chances are if you need a gun in a defensive situation, it’s going to be at the time least advantageous to you, most advantageous to someone else. And the bad guy’s really not going to care if you’ve got a stuffy nose, or a boo boo or if you’re tired that day.” – John Johnston


The third time is a charm, right? Let’s all find out, as we kick off season 3 of Ballistic Radio! There’s no way we could have made it this far without the support of our loyal fans, so what better way to kick off the new season then by answering your questions. We get right to it by discussing something that seemed to make people lose their minds (that never happens on the Facebook page).  Starbucks! Are they really commie bastards that want to talk away our precious freedom, or perhaps did they just make a polite request? John also discusses training for new CCW holders and how to encourage others to seek training. The topic of shooting/ training while injured comes up. Plus, at what point in your training should you practice drawing and firing a loaded firearm? All this, and more! So, get to duh choppa! Do it now!!!

Geometry vs. Basket Making (Trust Us, We Have Microphones) (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 104, March 22nd, 2015)

“I think too many people haven’t put the work in to understand what a training scar truly is, where they come from, and how to have one or not have one, and what it takes for that to happen. The usefulness of competition, and I think quite frankly, too many “tactical” people…  can’t shoot, or they’re afraid to put their ego on the line, and get up in front of other people and shoot.” – Chuck Haggard

We here, at Ballistic Radio, love when people stop by the studio to chat. And for this episode we’re graced with the presence  of  Mr. Chuck Haggard. Wait, what do we talk about though? How about whatever we can think of! Such as; isosceles vs. Weaver style shooting stances, the importance of where your trigger finger is positioned on the gun, and being ego invested in your firearm or gear. Plus, we discuss what training scars are and how exactly you get them. But that’s not all! We introduce the completely new concept of training! Ok, so we may have talked about that one or twice, but this time we talk about how training gives you the ability to articulate why did what you. Which may just save your hind end if you find yourself in court.

Negative Outcomes 101, Part 2 (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 103, March 15th, 2015)

“You have to understand that a gun fits in a situation, and it’s just part of a situation, and it’s a limited purpose tool that will solve a few problems. And for those problems, it solves them relatively well, and may be the only tool that does a good job of solving them. But that set of circumstances is relatively narrow, and along with that set of circumstances where it works, it can definitely bring about things that don’t work.” – Claude Werner


Claude Werner is back for part 2 of our Negative Outcomes show, and there’s plenty more to talk about. In this second installment, Claude talks about unjustified shootings and the importance of knowing and understanding the laws. John and Claude discuss needlessly getting arrested and chasing criminals after they’ve been run off. The topic of lost and stolen guns is brought up briefly. Plus, what do you do with your firearm when nature calls?