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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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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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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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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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‘Tis But A Flesh Wound: The Attitude Of Winning, Not Just Surviving (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 158, April 17th, 2016)

“Three [bullets] made really good punctures and the fourth one kind of grazed me. So, I don’t really count the fourth one.” — Jared…

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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…

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12, Not 6, Is Still Bad Math (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 156, April 3rd, 2016)

“From a legal perspective… it matters less whether or not you were the actual aggressor than [if] you can be made to look as…

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Timely Advice, Givens The World We Live In (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 155, March 27th, 2016)

“The biggest waste of time… is missing. Every time you miss you used up the time it took to prep that shot, fire that…