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?

Firearms Instructing for Dummies (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 102, March 8th, 2015)

“You have a responsibility here because you’ve donned the mantle of instructor and they believe you. And now you’re telling them to do something that maybe you just want to attach your name to because it looks cool on the internet, and you can get some hits off of it, and make a couple of bucks. But is this going to get somebody killed?” – David Williams


The firearms industry’s crazy uncle, David Williams joins us in studio for this show, and the silliness runs rampant. This time we dive into the topic of firearms instructors and training classes. We discuss such things as acceptable standards for classes, and the problems with classes that don’t fail anyone. In addition, David talks about what exactly qualifies someone to be an instructor, and what discerns the good from the bad ones. Plus, should an instructor actually know how to shoot well?

Negative Outcomes 101, with The Tactical Professor (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 101, March 1st, 2015)

“When you’re in your home there are two competing probabilities. The one probability is that it is a member of your family, and the other probability is that it’s an intruder. Well the probability that it is your family member is about 98%, and the probability that it’s an intruder is about 2%.” -Claude Werner

The Tactical Professor, Claude Werner, joins us on the show once again. This time we’re talking about negative outcomes. Claude talks about the different types of things that can cause negative outcomes. He discusses ways to help decrease the chance of having a negative outcome, such as having a flash light and dedicating more time to properly handling your firearm. As well, Claude talks about how practicing to talk with a gun in your hand, and how just asking a simple question such as ‘Who’s there?’ can greatly decrease the likelihood of accidentally shooting a family member.

Episode 100: Attack of the User Questions (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 100, February 22nd, 2015)

“The whole energy transfer or energy dump, is a very 1980′s concept… In handgun calibers specifically, though, energy transfer or hydrostatic shock is not something that really is part of the terminal ballistic equation. The only thing we’re looking at is the permanent crush cavity caused by the bullet…Then why do manufacturers list it?(Ft.-lbs. of energy) Because, once again, people that don’t know what they’re talking about think it’s important.” – John Johnston

100 episodes, hooray!!!! We can’t thank you guys enough for letting us be on the air for any remote amount of time, let alone this long. Ballistic Radio wouldn’t be what it is without the fans. So, what better way to thank you guys by answering some more of your online questions. Oh, but that’s not all. We have a very special prize from SKD Tactical for the best question. And what are some of those questions that we answer? Well, we answer such questions as; should you test your carry ammo in ballistic gel/water? Is there any sort of special training that lefties should be doing? What are the pros and cons of altering your carry gun? What can we, as a shooting community, do to promote a positive image for the shooting community? And many more! Plus, we find out what the Minion uses to cure a fever.

Shoot, Rinse, Repeat (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 99, February 15th, 2015)

“If you can’t do it right, you’re just doing it wrong. And practicing being wrong over and over and over again, you might get better doing it the wrong way, but you’re still doing it wrong. To a certain point you have to be doing it right before you should try doing it faster. But the mistake is to believe that if you keep getting smoother and smoother and smoother, speed will just happen by itself. The only way you get fast is by trying to be fast.” – Todd Green

This week, we’re glad to have Todd Green of back on the show. Todd talks about having to relearn how to shoot after having issues with his right arm that led to several surgeries. John and Todd discuss the ‘slow is smooth and smooth is fast’ cliche’, and how to get faster with your shooting goals and priorities in mind.  And in an attempt to break the internet again, John and Todd talk about how 1911′s are the most fun pistol to shoot in the history of history! Plus Todd tells us about his charity, Rampage For The Cure.

The Costa Not Knowing Your Rights (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 98, February 8th, 2015)

“You could have the greatest mindset. You could be a master class shooter. But if you don’t think you’re allowed to engage a person with your firearm, and in reality you are, that hesitation could cost you everything.” – Chris Costa


Joining us for the show this week is the ever humble, Chris Costa. First and foremost, to get it out of the way, we talk to Chris about his recent trip to Japan, and negativity in the industry. But there’s a lot more to talk about then just recent internet drama. We talk to Chris about air soft, UTM and simunition for use with force on force training, and the value of force on force training. As well, Chris discusses the importance of knowing your legal rights and when to use deadly force, how more women are getting into the shooting community, and what’s coming up next for Chris and Costa Ludus.

You Can’t Stop The Ballistic Signal (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 97, February 1st, 2015)

“The greater capacity you have, the longer you’ve got in the fight, and generally the first person to run out of time loses in a gun fight. …Things that lose us time in a gun fight are misses, and running out of ammunition and having to reload. So, why does it matter? Well, if you’re reloading and the other guy is still shooting at you, THAT’S NOT GOOD. Same thing with misses. Even if you are getting hits on someone, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be effective hits.” – John Johnston


Ahh, live episodes! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a live show, but just like riding a bike, we’ve fallen off a few times, knocked our heads on the ground, forgot where we were for a bit, then joined traffic on the main roads, making sure to blow right through every stop sign in sight. So what do we talk about? The same question was in our heads as the opening music was playing. Fear not. We bring to you another fine quality show, talking about our ban from Facebook for bullying, Costagate ’15, and what interesting new products that were at Shot Show 2015.  John talks a bit about the subject of carry capacity, which was oddly the conversation that got us banned from Facebook. Plus, some of our loyal, non- Super Bowl watching fans call in with questions on hand gun self defense rounds, Shot Show products, and AR15 selection. And be sure to remember, you can’t stop the signal.

50 Shades Of Sniper Grey: Part Deux (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 96, January 25th, 2015)

“If (bad) guys are coming to our soil, make no mistake that they are the worst of the worst, and they are absolutely committed. It will be a fight to the death. Either your death or their death, but somebody is dying. And you better be mentally prepared for it, and you’d better be physically prepared for it, and you better have the training and equipment to support it.” – Jeff Gonzales

It’s part two of our super, mega episode with Jeff Gonzales and we’re talking about whatever we can come up with. The conversation ranges from differences in front sight usage to what everyone is excited to see at Shot Show. Along the way, we also talk about levels of preparation, the importance of testing your carry gear, and Jeff’s recent article on the Charlie Hebdo attack. Plus Jeff fills us in on what’s coming up this year for Trident Concepts.