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Becoming the Civilian Defender (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 168, July 3rd, 2016)

“On more than one occasion I’ve been driving to a class… and I’ve seen a vehicle on the side of the road in distress,…

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The Ostrich Effect (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 167, June 26th, 2016)

“The standard take on people taking an interest in their own self-defense is that we are obsessed with violence. Well, we’re not; not anymore…

Facebook User Questions: The Lunchbox (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 166, June 19th, 2016)

“If your de-escalation and avoidance skills are really good you never need any of the other skills.” — John Johnston   John and JackJack…

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The Haggard Awakens (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 165, June 12th, 2016)

“I’ve found everything works pretty good if you can shoot and nothing works good if you can’t.” — Chuck Haggard   The legendary Chuck…

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Sharpening Your Mind (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 164, June 5th, 2016)

“All I have is this time that’s in front of me and an [unknown] expiration date looming out there. So, let’s start, right now,…

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Seeking Seeklander (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 163, May 22nd, 2016)

“There is no secret sauce.” — Mike Seeklander   Mike Seeklander from the American Warrior Society joins Ballistic Radio to talk defensive training and…

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Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 162, May 16th, 2016)

“For me, I enjoy the process of getting better a lot more than I enjoy the competitions themselves.” — Ben Stoeger Five-time national USPSA…

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Witness Me All Shiny And, Owwww That’s Bright! (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 161, May 8th, 2016)

“Where I think a lot of people get confused is techniques vs tactics. The mechanics; that’s going to be the same as much as…

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Quid Pro Quo, Clarice (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 159, April 24th, 2016)

“If I can’t convince [my co-instructor] that something is valid then I probably shouldn’t be teaching that [technique] anyway.” — Melody Lauer   John…

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Humanity Does Not Ask Us To Be Happy (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 157, April 10th, 2016)

“In our rush to have the most effective [tool] we often times overlook the limitations of the person using the tool.” — John Johnston…