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By @DylanManess - Aug 09 2019
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Happy I found you guys, great podcast. 🇺🇸🦅 👏👏👏

Extremely useful information

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I wish some interviews sound quality was better, hard to figure out what is being said.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

By @DylanManess - Aug 09 2019
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Happy I found you guys, great podcast. 🇺🇸🦅 👏👏👏

Extremely useful information

By VadimSt3 - Jan 10 2019
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I wish some interviews sound quality was better, hard to figure out what is being said.
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Rank #1: 037 Revolver Roundtable

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Oct 12 2009

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: 065 JOHN HANLON REMEMBERS

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The ProArms crew is proud to bring you an interview with one of the survivors of the cataclysmic gunfight that occurred in a southern Miami suburb now known as Pinecrest, 25 years ago this coming April 11.

New information continues to emerge from this extremely complicated engagement. It had been reported that Hanlon had passed out from loss of blood after being wounded and seeing his companions killed alongside him, but we now learn from the man himself that he never lost consciousness.

In the moments before the shooting erupted, while Hanlon was trying to force the suspects’ car off the road from the left side, Agent Richard Manauzzi had rammed the fugitive vehicle from behind, spinning it out of control. Mas had reported back in the ‘80s that Manauzzi had done so to keep either of them from shooting Hanlon or his partner Ed Mireles, but Hanlon reveals that Manauzzi had actually seen suspect Michael Platt raising his rifle toward Hanlon and Mireles. In risking his own life to ram them, Manauzzi probably saved the lives of the agents. Without that action, the fatalities on the FBI side would likely have doubled. We are pleased to be the venue in which this important information was revealed.

Steve and Mas, two of our ProArms members with many years in law enforcement, both feel that Hanlon’s comments about the character needed for the job should be played to police recruits on their first day at the Academy.

All of us salute the eight courageous agents, living and dead, whose selfless actions brought to an end the long, murderous rampage of Michael Platt and William Matix, and we particularly thank retired Special Agent John Hanlon for sharing his recollections and observations with us and our listeners.

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Jan 10 2011

1hr 36mins

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Rank #3: 052 Interview with Bob Stasch of the Chicago Police Department

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Another “On the Road” Episode, this time we talk to a 30 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, who shares a wealth of his experience with us. We caught up with Bob Stasch at the ILEETA conference in Illinois last month and in this episode Mas talks to him about his many years “on the job” … and the many line of duty gunfights he has survived and won.

Bob Stasch in his office in Chicago

First Shots is coming to Live Oak, Florida!

Pro Arms is having a First Shots Program at their Live Oak Florida location. First Shots is a great introduction to shooting for anyone interested in the shooting sports, no experience necessary.

Date: June 26, 2010

Time 1:00 & 3:00 PM

To sign up call 386-364-GUNS and ask for Steve.

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May 22 2010

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: 035 The Bison King

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This is a story of justice gone wrong. It doesn’t include guns or shooting but there are many lessons to be learned here.

If you spend any time on the various internet fora you will come across many discussions of what would happen if one is involved in a self-defense shooting. You will hear people state something to the effect of “It doesn’t matter what kind of gun, ammo, trigger etc. that I use, all that matters is if it’s a good shoot.” The people who actually work in the courts have seen otherwise. Often, personal agendas and political correctness drive lawsuits that have no merit, and occasionally, they even engender wrongful prosecutions.

Here, Attorney Jim Fleming details one of the latter. It wasn’t a shooting case, but the same dynamics that occurred in this incident will be familiar to anyone who has ever been wrongfully accused.

You can get the book “The Bison King” at Tate Publishing or at Amazon for the Kindle.

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Sep 16 2009

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Rank #5: 054 Jeff Hall and The Firefight at Manley Hot Springs

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Our series of interviews with those who have prevailed in gunfights continues. In this gripping episode, famed Alaska State Trooper Jeff Hall discusses the cataclysmic gunfight in which he killed the serial murderer who had just mortally wounded Jeff’s partner. Jeff offers deep insights into the mindset required for winning a gunfight, and explains why after a long career in law enforcement he is a staunch advocate of a responsibly armed citizenry.

Jeff Hall demonstrates a double-tap with a Nighthawk 1911.

Jeff’s Story at Tactical-Life.com

Story from the Gadsden Times

ESCA Tech for the D Lead Soap

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Jul 05 2010

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Rank #6: 090 Officer Tim Gramins, Skokie Police Dept.

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August 2008, Officer Tim Gramins of the Skokie, IL Police dept. comes across a bad guy, a real bad guy who soaked up 14 rounds of .45ACP before the last 3 shots took him down. Listen here to Officer Gramins tell the story of what happened that day.

Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job – Police One

Shots Fired, Skokie, Ill., Crime Scene

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Jul 27 2015

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Rank #7: 060 Protecting Yourself on the Street and in Court

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We’re back with another set of interviews for your listening pleasure. First we will hear from Tom Givens of Rangemaster in Memphis, an excellent training facility who probably has the dubious distinction of have trained the largest number of armed citizens that have been involved in a self-defense incident that required them to draw a weapon. You can find information about their Tactical Conferences there too.

Tom also writes for SWAT Magazine and we talk about his recent review of the Taurus Judge. Sorry but the article isn’t on like but I have linked to the issue.

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Second up will be an update on The Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network with Marty Hayes. the network has grown considerably since it’s inception almost three years ago. Marty talks about a case the network worked on you can find more info on the case in the September ACLDN Journal.

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Oct 04 2010

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 023 High Quality for Your Caliber

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A discussion about ammunition selection for personal defense. Each member of the ProArms team talks about what ammo they have chosen to carry and why. Also a sneak peek at a new gun under development by Ed Brown, too bad we didn’t have this one for episode 014, our discussion of the high quality 1911 handgun.

Federal HST showing the expansion after it passed through bone and tissue.

That same bullet from the rear.

Massad Ayoob signature edition by Ed Brown.

Our choices for quality self defense ammunition.

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Apr 27 2009

1hr 12mins

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Rank #9: 068 JOE ZAMUDIO, ARMED CITIZEN HERO

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You heard about Joe Zamudio, the armed citizen hero who helped stop the Tucson Massacre last January, and heard clips of his comments on TV and YouTube.
Now, for the first time, hear his whole story in his own words, at a Massad Ayoob Group class hosted by Dan Southard’s Gator Farms Tactical in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Share Joe’s outrage at the Brady Bunch types who accused him of “almost shooting the wrong person” … and realize by that standard, if you’re listening to this podcast while driving, you just “almost” had a hundred head-on collisions with traffic in the opposite lane. We salute Joe Zamudio, a genuine American hero and a role model for responsibly armed citizens.
Joe with the Ruger P95 he had that fateful day, in a holster custom made for him by Jim March.

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May 01 2011

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Rank #10: 036 The Story Behind the Story

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An Interview with Paul Barrett of Business Week Magazine the Lead Author of this week’s cover feature on Glock. This episode was originally posted in Sept 2009.

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Oct 01 2009

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Rank #11: 028 The Browning High Power

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Hi, folks –

To fill in our podcast notes on the Hi-Power episode, #28, the first thing we have to tell you is that we neglected something so basic to Browning Hi-Power shooters that all the experienced people who fit that description on the podcast forgot to mention it. While the gun has always been listed as a fourteen-shot pistol (thirteen in the magazine, one more in the chamber) Team ProArms goes with the collective wisdom that it is usually wise to download the magazine by one. Mas notes that when he was in England, British SAS troopies told him they were penalized a day without pay for each Hi-Power magazine they were found carrying with more than twelve rounds. Apparently squeezing in the thirteenth round not only makes reloading difficult with the slide forward (no flex left in the magazine spring due to densely packed cartridge stack), but for the same reason causes additional friction drag between the topmost cartridge and the bottom of the slide as the pistol cycles after the first shot. This, characteristically, causes a jam between the first and second shots. While it doesn’t happen with all Hi-Power magazines, it has happened with so many that we recommend downloading to twelve per mag.

Jargon Alerts:

The magazine article Mas is heard quoting from is one that he wrote several years ago for the magazine The Accurate Rifle. The article is attached to the podcast notes.

“Flinger-Dinger” is the local terminology (in Suwannee County anyway) for what is more commonly known as the Rotator target. For complete description go to the link provided here for Better-Bilt, the steel target company run by Steve Camp in Illinois.

To add to the confusion, two men with the same name come into play here. The other Stephen Camp is the Browning Hi-Power authority who runs the website http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com, which all of us at Team ProArms strongly recommend.

CAVIM is the acronym for the Venezuelan company that manufactures very hot NATO spec 9mm Parabellum ammunition.

Ed Lovette, mentioned in the podcast, is a former CIA operative and current writer and trainer whose work appears in Combat Handguns magazine. We here all know Ed and strongly recommend that good gun people become familiar with his work.

The two gunsmiths most prominently mentioned in the podcast for top-level “carry gun” Hi-Power modifications are Wayne Novak at Novak’s .45 Shop in West Virginia, and Bill Laughridge (pronounced “LOCK-ridge”) who owns the Cylinder and Slide Shop in Nebraska.

The manufacturer of the Hi-Power .22 Long Rifle Conversion Unit that was mentioned is Jonathan Arthur Ciener.

For information on the Polite Society combat match and Tactical Conference, go to www.rangemaster.com. Gail and Mas both went this year and found it pleasant and instructive, and Gail took High Lady honors at the match.

The book mentioned as the best reference on the topic is “The Browning High Power Automatic Pistol” by R. Blake Stevens, published in 1990 in Ontario by Collector Grade Publications. Also of interest is “Inglis Diamond: The Canadian High Power Pistol” by Clive M. Law, from the same publisher.

This podcast came directly from listener feedback that we received at the ProArms section of GRRN, Gun Rights Radio Network. We’re eager to hear your feedback, and your ideas for future podcasts. One we’ve already decided to do and are planning for, at listener request, is an episode focusing on the AR15.

Oh…and don’t forget to stick around at the end of the podcast for the comments by Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patty…?

http://www.novaksights.com/novak_custom_browning.htm

http://www.cylinder-slide.com

http://www.22lrconversions.com

http://www.rangemaster.com

http://www.collectorgrade.com/bookshelf1.html

http://www.amazon.com/Browning-High-Power-Automatic-Pistol/dp/0889350892

http://www.booktrail.com/Guns_Handguns/Inglis%20Diamond%20-%20The%20canadian%20high%20power%20pistol.asp

Photo Captions High Power Podcast

028_A: Parts made in Belgium, gun assembled in Portugal, this Mark III Hi-Power 9mm is currently available at ProArms and is an excellent example of current “best of breed.”

028_B: This is Mas’ 7.65mm (.30 Luger) Hi-Power, bought for teaching and carrying in a South American nation where out-of-country concealed carry permits are available, but no one except local police and military can carry anything larger than .32 caliber.

028_C: This is Mas’ Browning Hi-Power 9mm customized by Bill Laughridge at Cylinder & Slide Shop. He has carried it from Washington State to England to South Africa.

028_D: To our knowledge, the only “made in USA” Hi-Power, from Charles Daly. Sights are XS Express.

028_E: Original style Hi-Power burr or rowel hammer configuration pinches web of hand upon firing, as shown.

O28_F: Spur type hammer just misses hitting average size hand of this male shooter. Shortening hammer spur will save bigger hands from impact.

028_G: IDPA Five-Gun Master Jon Strayer shoots his Hi-Power. Spent casing is going past head but gun is still on target. Controllability is one thing master shooters love about this gun.

028_H: Mas demonstrates how to lower hammer of Hi-Power without inserting a magazine or removing magazine disconnector safety. Seen from above with slide removed for visibility, right hand is holding gun-frame, left hand middle fingertip pad is pressing the disconnector forward. Without magazine, hammer will now fall when trigger is pulled.

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Jul 06 2009

1hr 21mins

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Rank #12: 022 Light Triggers

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The ProArms Team discusses trigger pull weight and the issues that may come up with a too light and/or modified trigger on your personal protection firearm.

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Apr 13 2009

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Rank #13: 099 The John Daub Incident

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We are at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Not a lot of need for text this episode, so just the links:

Home Invader: The John Daub Incident in American Handgunner.

John writes about what happened on his blog.

Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network

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Apr 30 2017

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Rank #14: 025 Review of the Ruger LCR

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We got our hands on a Ruger LCR and put it to the test in this episode of the ProArms Podcast. To see a picture of a dismantled LCR check out our pictures from episode 19. In addition check out Steve’s article on the LCR atOfficer.com

A 21st century revolver amid some 21st century accoutrements.

The Group Steve shot with the LCR that we talked about in the Podcast

The Ruger LCR shown with the Galco pocket holster

The LCR with Gail’s Blade Tech holster made for the SP 101

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May 25 2009

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Rank #15: 055 “We’re Getting the Band Back Together” to discuss the .357 SIG cartridge

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We had a podcast powerful enough turn goat piss into gasoline!

It’s been a long time since we had the whole Band together, this time we have everyone but Mike (he was up “nort”) to discuss our experiences with the .357SIG cartridge. The topic was by listener request. Learn how many state police departments have adopted it, why it can be an ideal personal protection round in rural areas, and why some of our podcast team members carry that caliber daily.

Links from this episode:

Ocala Sportman’s Association

First Coast IDPA

Flagler IDPA

PPC Matches

IDPA New Rules

RCBS

Warren Tactical Sights

Cover of Mas’ book that we discussed in the episode

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Jul 11 2010

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Rank #16: 093 The Aftermath: George Zimmerman Speaks

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George Zimmerman talks, for the first time in public, about the aftermath of what happened that fateful night in Sanford Florida.

Recorded at a legal seminar hosted by Northwest Safety First in Chehalis, WA.

Massad’s writings on the Zimmerman trial can be found on the Backwoods Home website.

Or you can find all of the blog entries as part of his Deadly Force book. Click cover for link. Or get the book free for new members who join the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network.

Pictured above from left to right: Jim Fleming, George Zimmerman, JB Herren.

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Feb 20 2016

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Rank #17: 095 George Zimmerman and Don West

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Observing the somber lessons of the recent fifth anniversary of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident, we at the ProArms Podcast present George Zimmerman’s own story in his own words.  It was presented in February 2016 by Zimmerman and his co-counsel, Don West, at a Massad Ayoob Group MAG-40 class in Florida. This intense two-hour presentation offers the evidence the mainstream media didn’t touch.  This is one of the most compelling things we’ve ever posted at the ProArms Podcast.

In case you are not familiar with or need refreshing on the incident.

George Zimmerman addressing the MAG40 class with Massad Ayoob and Don West.

Matthew Apperson convicted.


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Mar 04 2017

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Rank #18: 092 The Beretta 92

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Not many notes on this podcast, Mas’ book, pictured on the right is out of print but if you’re interested I have seen it on secondary markets. Thanks to Tommy Nelson who you can hear here on the PARAcast.

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Feb 11 2016

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Rank #19: 075 Legal Issues and the Colorado Shooting

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We are back!!!

This year it have been particularly difficult getting the podcasts posted, not for lack of good material but for lack of time to be able to sit down at the computer. This podcast was made possible with a lot of editing help from our friend Miguel. Okay, he did all the editing. You may know Miguel from his blog; The Gun Free Zone or from Concealed Carry Magazine, or all the other places he haunts on the internet, we owe him tons of thanks for helping us to get back on track. Thanks Miggy!

This podcast was recorded at a Continuing Legal Education class in Washington presented by Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network.

Links from the show:

Larry Hickey Case

Colorado Theater Shooting

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May 13 2012

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Rank #20: 041 Gifts for the Gun Enthusiasts in Your Life

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Some of the ProArms Team gathered this week to talk about gift ideas for the gun lovers in your life and a little wackiness ensued.

Some of the items we mentioned:

EOTAC tactical clothing (Follow ProArms on Twitter for a discount code)

Wilderness Tactical Makers of the great belt we were talking about.

Lee Valley Tools for Gail’s favorite tactical door stop.

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Mar 06 2010

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107 The Ferris Firearms Robberies

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Mas interviews Greg Ferris about two armed robberies in his San Antonio Gun Shop.

Greg’s current location is Cedar Ridge Range.

That’s it for this episode’s links.

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Sep 25 2017

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106 Rogers Shooting School and the MantisX

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Mas interviews Bill Rogers of the Rogers Shooting School.

The best guide to the stages by Todd Louis Green.

Part Two:

MantisX

Justin Opinion on YouTube.

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Sep 05 2017

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105 Black Guns Matter

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We traveled to Philly and caught up with Maj Toure to talks about his program, Black Guns Matter. We found out he is doing a lot of good work in the community in Philly, including reaching out to the schools for some much needed gun safety education. As a bonus we got to meet Yuri, who runs the Philly Gun Range and has a very close working relationship with Maj and found out that Maj got his start with our friend Jose Morales of the Philly Firearms Academy. The shooting world is a small tight knit group, indeed. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

Links for this episode:

Black Guns Matter

Gofundme page, to help them spread the education

The Gun Range

Philly Firearms Academy

Antonia Okafor

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Aug 20 2017

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104 The Almond Avenue Pharmacy Shootout

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On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, two men entered the Almond Avenue Pharmacy in Madera, CA guns blazing. First, they shot Bryan Lee’s mother but Bryan was ready. As the bottle of pills he was holding exploded in his hand, he jumped off his pharmacist stool and performed the prescribed response, killing one assailant in the process and wounding the other. Bryan told his story at a MAG40 class recently in Sacramento, CA and graciously allowed us to share it with our listeners.

Photo shows the positions of Lee, Bailey and Harris.

This is what Bryan Lee was carrying that day.

Links for this episode:

Madera pharmacy owners survive shooting, 1 arrested

Man escapes life imprisonment for Madera County robbery, receives 15 years

Stealing Cough Syrup

Flashbulb Memory

Seared in Our Memories

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Jul 16 2017

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103 Survivor – The Sikh Temple Shooting.

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In this podcast, hero police lieutenant Brian Murphy shares his story.  The first responder to the Sikh Temple mass murder in 2012, Brian stopped the slaughter of the helpless by keeping the killer occupied until brother officer Sam Lenda could get there and, from 60 yards away, shoot down the perpetrator with his AR15 patrol rifle.  In the meantime, Brian was shot fifteen times, his life saved by his Armor Express ballistic vest.  It’s a compelling story of courage and determination, and Brian explains in his own words the lessons learned.

Links for this Episode:

GoFundMe page for Keith Jones.

Upcoming Massad Ayoob Group classes.

The Pin Shoot.

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Jun 25 2017

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102 Ezell v City of Chicago

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I know, this is supposed to be a BroadCast but I didn’t have a photo of me and Rhonda, only one with Mas and Rhonda so that’s what I used for this episode. We did this recording a few years ago at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago. The conference is held in a different city each year and if you have never been to one you owe yourself to go at least once. this year it will be held in the Dallas, TX area, see link above.

Rhonda won her first lawsuit against the City of Chicago in 2011 and her second lawsuit earlier this year.

Some more links for this episode:

The Second Amendment Foundation

Defense Training International

Rhonda’s Website

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Jun 11 2017

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101 On The Dot.

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Another visit with Karl Rehn, who presented a shorter version of his Red Dot Study at a recent MAG40 class held at his range in Texas. His Red Dot Study, looked at the differences in shooter performance comparing slide mounted Red Dot sights, Frame mounted laser sights and Iron Sights and it just might not be what you expect.

He had published a lot more information on the study on his blog, “Notes from KR” Karl also runs an excellent shooting school, KR Training, it is well worth looking him up for some novel classes and innovative thinking.

Some more links from the show:

Brilliant Backstraps – so you can get your bling too!

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May 28 2017

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100 Getting the Band Back Together

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May 14 2017

1hr 1min

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099 The John Daub Incident

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We are at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Not a lot of need for text this episode, so just the links:

Home Invader: The John Daub Incident in American Handgunner.

John writes about what happened on his blog.

Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network

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Apr 30 2017

58mins

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098 Beyond the One Percent

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An Interview with Karl Rehn about his excellent presentation at Tac-Con this year.  One of the big hits was his illustration of the Dunning-Kruger effect highlighting “The Peak of Mount Stupid” and “The Valley of Despair.”

The Peak of Mount Stupid from http://ypsgroup.com

You can read a written account of Karl’s presentation on his blog Notes From KR.

For information about upcoming class visit KR Training and their Facebook Page.

Some more links for this episode:

A Girl and a Gun

More good advice about becoming a Firearms Instructor

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Apr 16 2017

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097 The Early Days of the Officer Survival Movement

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DENNIS ANDERSON AND THE DAWN OF THE OFFICER SURVIVAL MOVEMENT

Denny Anderson was “in at the beginning” of the Officer Survival training movement in the early 1970s, which in turn was the seedbed for much of what is now doctrine for law-abiding armed citizens.  Joining with Chuck Remsberg, Tom McTernan, and Ron Adams, he co-wrote the timeless “Street Survival” book, and he and Remsberg created the Caliber Press Street Survival Seminars which still exist today.

Go back to the roots as Denny tells us how things were then…and how much they’ve changed for the better since.

Links for this Podcast:

MAG classes

AMM-Con

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Apr 02 2017

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096 This Podcast is Surgeon General Approved!

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Rich Carmona’s story is one that should have been in Reader’s Digest before it was in the ProArms Podcast.  Born poor in the barrio, he worked his way up from Green Beret medic to pioneer of the SWAT physician concept to Surgeon General of the United States.  But here’s what brings him to ProArms.

In 1999, while off-duty, Dr. Carmona encountered a mad dog murderer who was about to claim his second victim, a woman he was trying to carjack.  Carmona intervened, and when the criminal opened fire on him, the good doctor shot back and killed him.

We at the ProArms Podcast are honored to present the story of a doctor who used his expertise with a Colt .45 automatic to save the life of a soon-to-be victim, as well as his own.  We’ll never know how many more lives were saved when Dr. Carmona’s courageous action put a permanent end to a crazed killer’s rampage.

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Mar 19 2017

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095 George Zimmerman and Don West

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Observing the somber lessons of the recent fifth anniversary of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident, we at the ProArms Podcast present George Zimmerman’s own story in his own words.  It was presented in February 2016 by Zimmerman and his co-counsel, Don West, at a Massad Ayoob Group MAG-40 class in Florida. This intense two-hour presentation offers the evidence the mainstream media didn’t touch.  This is one of the most compelling things we’ve ever posted at the ProArms Podcast.

In case you are not familiar with or need refreshing on the incident.

George Zimmerman addressing the MAG40 class with Massad Ayoob and Don West.

Matthew Apperson convicted.


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Mar 04 2017

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094 New Rugers

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We ventured out to Texas to the beautiful FTW ranch to shoot some new Rugers and maybe a bowling ball.

The Ruger American Compact in 9mm.

The Ruger Mark !V

The original Ruger  LCP (top) and the LCP 2 (bottom)

MAG 30 with David Maglio.

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Dec 21 2016

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093 The Aftermath: George Zimmerman Speaks

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George Zimmerman talks, for the first time in public, about the aftermath of what happened that fateful night in Sanford Florida.

Recorded at a legal seminar hosted by Northwest Safety First in Chehalis, WA.

Massad’s writings on the Zimmerman trial can be found on the Backwoods Home website.

Or you can find all of the blog entries as part of his Deadly Force book. Click cover for link. Or get the book free for new members who join the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network.

Pictured above from left to right: Jim Fleming, George Zimmerman, JB Herren.

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Feb 20 2016

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092 The Beretta 92

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Not many notes on this podcast, Mas’ book, pictured on the right is out of print but if you’re interested I have seen it on secondary markets. Thanks to Tommy Nelson who you can hear here on the PARAcast.

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Feb 11 2016

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091 Women Trainers, Women Carry

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OMG!!! Another ProArms Podcast already and it’s a ProArms BroadCast!

We threw the guys out again up at Firearms Academy of Seattle and had a roundtable discussion with just the women. Our guests this week are Jenna Meek, Tammy Smith, Jennie VanTuyl and Diane Walls.

Links for this episode:

A Girl & A Gun

Women Carry

Vicki Farnam

Threat Anatomy

Law Enforcement Targets (training targets, in human form)

Cornered Cat Handgun Retention 

The “Monkey Dance” F

OODA loop

The Gift of Fear

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Aug 16 2015

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090 Officer Tim Gramins, Skokie Police Dept.

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August 2008, Officer Tim Gramins of the Skokie, IL Police dept. comes across a bad guy, a real bad guy who soaked up 14 rounds of .45ACP before the last 3 shots took him down. Listen here to Officer Gramins tell the story of what happened that day.

Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job – Police One

Shots Fired, Skokie, Ill., Crime Scene

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Jul 27 2015

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089 Glock43

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And we’re back… This time with a new introduction from Glock. Mas and Gail made a rare visit to the Glock factory in Smyrna, GA. They got to shoot the long-awaited Glock 43 well before the announcement. They held to the non-disclosure agreement, which would have allowed them to talk about it on 3/20/15, but when someone else jumped the gun, Glock took the legal leash off, so here’s the story early.

Gail and Mas shot heck out of the Glock 43, and shot it side by side with the Glock 42 .380 and the Glock 26 9mm. They got a briefing from multiple Glock executives involved in the project, including Dr. Michael Jacquorie, senior executive vice president. You’ll hear about the gun from the Glock insiders themselves, and get a rare look inside the Glock factory in Smyrna, GA.

G43 Specs

Download the PDF file .

Or watch video here.

Dr Michael Jacquorie, Senior Executive Vice President

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Mar 18 2015

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088 Gun For Hire

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In this Episode Mas interviews Anthony Colandro the owner of Gun For Hire in Woodland Hills, New Jersey. If you ever find yourself in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area you really should check them out.  In the meantime you can listen to Anthony and Sandy on Gun for Hire Radio.

More links for this episode:

The Drake Case, and here, and an article by Emily Miller.

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May 01 2014

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By @DylanManess - Aug 09 2019
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Happy I found you guys, great podcast. 🇺🇸🦅 👏👏👏

Extremely useful information

By VadimSt3 - Jan 10 2019
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I wish some interviews sound quality was better, hard to figure out what is being said.