Gateways > Gatekeepers (SEASON 9 EPISODE 361)

“I’m not trying to turn them into me. There are some of us who have adopted this as our lifestyle, this is what we do for recreation, as a part time occupation, and partly as our identity. It’s not fair to expect our students to become that. Most of them just want to be safe, get some knowledge, and understand everything that is involved with owning a firearm, and potentially having to use it.” – Rick Remington


Joining us on Ballistic Radio is Rick Remington, the owner and chief instructor of Foundational Defensive Training. In this episode John and Rick discuss the great responsibility that comes with being a “Gateway Instructor.” What are the biggest mistakes instructors make with new students? How do we get new students excited about training? What should be done to encourage more local instructors to hone their craft? All that and more! Ballistic Radio is brought to you by Big Tex Ordnance, where every customer is a friend, not just an order. Visit them online at

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