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By Lee Weems
Lee Weems of First Person Safety discusses stuff with his guests.
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Building a Firearms Training Business with Karl Rehn
The early episodes of the show were on YouTube.  When I began publishing them as an audio podcast, I missed this content; so, here it is.
September 19, 2022
Gateway Instructor Certification with Aqil Qadir and Tiffany Johnson
Tiffany and Aqil join me to discuss their Gateway Instructor Certification.
September 12, 2022
There Are Rules with Mark Fricke
Mark Fricke joins me to discuss muzzle discipline.
August 29, 2022
Instructing Instructors?
Mark Fricke, Rob Garrett, Hany Mahmoud, and Bryan Eastridge joined me to test the resiliency of the internet by taking on the question of when is it acceptable for trainers to begin offering instructor courses under their own umbrella.
August 22, 2022
Round Robin 3
Shannon Pable, Erik Lund, Ryan McCann, and John Hearne joined me for a panel discussion.
August 15, 2022
Recap of Concealed Carry: Street Encounter Skills and Tactics
The PHLster team joined John Murphy and me to recap John's class.!diy
August 08, 2022
More with Ayoob
Mas Ayoob joins me to discuss expert witness work.
August 01, 2022
NPE Counter Robbery Recap
Chuck Haggard, Cecil Burch, and Darryl Bolke return to the show to recap their NPE Counter Robbery class along with three students from the class.
July 25, 2022
Surgical Speed Shooting Summit Recap
Several of the presenters joined me to recap the Surgical Speed Shooting Summit.
July 18, 2022
Chatting with Freddie Blish
Freddie Blish joins me for a chat.
July 11, 2022
Chatting with Robbie Barrkman
Robbie Barrkman, founder of Robar and Gunsite's first full-time gunsmith, joined me for a chat.
July 04, 2022
A Conversation with Steve Hendricks
Steve Hendricks joins me to discuss firearms training, what lead him to Gunsite, teaching for the Department of Energy, and training personnel overseas.
June 27, 2022
Ed Monk on Effective Response to Active Shooters
Ed Monk joins me to discuss effective responses to the active shooter threat.
June 20, 2022
Warren Wilson on Working with Phobic Shooters
Warren Wilson joins me to discuss working with phobic shooters.
June 13, 2022
More with Jerry McCown
Jerry McCown returns for another great discussion of Gunsite history.
June 06, 2022
Round Robin 2
We had a large panel for this episode with John Holschen, Steve Moses, Tim Reedy Howard Marbury along with Karen Whitlock and Jamie Meyer.
May 30, 2022
Round Robin 1
Randy Harris of Harris Combative Strategies, Michael Green of Green-Ops, and Guy Schnitzler of DFW Defensive Training and Palisade Training Group, LLC, join me for a round-robin discussion.
May 23, 2022
Significant Incidents: Part 3
Erick Gelhaus and John Hearne join me once again for another episode in this series.
May 16, 2022
NPE Counter Robbery
Cecil Burch and Darryl Bolke join me to discuss an upcoming learning opportunity.
May 09, 2022
BUGs with Randy Harris
2022 TN IDPA State Champion in the BUG Division, Randy Harris of Harris Combative Strategies, joins me to talk about running BUGs.
May 02, 2022
Significant Incidents: Part 2
John Hearne and Erick Gelhaus join me for part two in our series on significant events and their impact.  In this episode, we discuss some of the initial incidents caught on dash cams and their impact.
April 25, 2022
Deliberate Coaching with Brian Hill
Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant joins me to discuss his Deliberate Coaching class.
April 18, 2022
Teaching Newbies
Tim Reedy of TDR Training and Rick Remington of Foundational Defensive Training, LLC join me to discuss teaching newbies.
April 11, 2022
Minimum Competency with John Daub
John Daub of KR Training and the Hsoi blog join me to discuss minimum competencies.
April 04, 2022
K.A. Clark of Cryptid Endeavors
K.A. Clark of Cryptid Endeavors joins me to discuss his amazing list of accomplishments and his insights on training.  My C Class editing skills are on display in this episode.
March 21, 2022
Significant Incidents and the Lessons That Should Have Been Learned: Part 1
Erick Gelhaus and John Hearne join me to discuss significant incidents and the lessons that should have been learned from them.  This is the first episode in a series.
March 14, 2022
A Conversation with Paul Carlson
Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy joined me for a conversation.  
March 07, 2022
Redux: The Annette Evans Episode
Annette Evans from Own Her Own joined me for this off-beat episode that I am re-releasing due to technical difficulties with the feeds last week.
February 28, 2022
The More You Know with Annette Evans
This episode with Annette Evans of On Her Own just feels like it needs one of those "The More You know" banners or should be prefaced with "On a very special episode of..." as we get into some topics that are off of the beaten path of this show, but they are things that we should consider. Annette's book:  The Dry Fire Primer Annette's POM OC Spray collaboration
February 21, 2022
A Conversation with Andy Stanford
Andy Stanford joined me for a conversation.
February 14, 2022
Conversing with Ken Campbell
Gunsite's own Ken Campbell joined me to discuss training and cop stuff.
January 24, 2022
The Inestimable Ayoob
Massad Ayoob joined me for this episode in which we discuss how he got started as both a writer and instructor, influential members of the training community, and other things. Please be patient with the buffering issues, and please be sure to check out Mas' schedule by clicking on his name above.
January 17, 2022
Nerds Gonna Nerd with Hearne and Gelhaus
Erick Gelhaus, John Hearne, and gathered to discuss a study by the Force Science Institute on the gaze patterns of rookies versus that of veteran officers.  You can read articles about the study here in Part 1 and here in Part 2.  We also delved into some recent social media nonsense.
January 10, 2022
Jerry McCown on Gunsite, Jeff Cooper, and Cop Stories
Jerry McCown joined me for a discussion touching on Gunsite's history and personalities, Jeff Cooper, and a few cop stories.
January 03, 2022
More with Spencer Keepers
Spencer Keepers returns for an episode in which we discuss a new class that he recently taught as well as his journey through various trigger systems.  The interview ended abruptly when Spencer received word of a situation involving his nephew.  The nephew was involved in a wreck and appears to be physically okay.
December 27, 2021
Just Enough Cecil Burch
Cecil Burch and I talk about stuff.
December 20, 2021
Primed Murphy
John Murphy joins me to be, well, John Murphy; a job only he can do.
December 13, 2021
Tom Givens Answers My Incessant Questions
Tom Givens of Rangemaster joined me to discuss Tom Givens.
December 06, 2021
The Dave Spaulding Legacy
Dave Spaulding of Handgun Combatives joins me to discuss his methodology as he rides off into the sunset.  
November 29, 2021
Elden Carl and the Combat Masters
Jay Hohenhaus joins me to pay tribute to Elden Carl, one of the original Combat Masters.
November 22, 2021
Slaying the Parrot with Erik Lund
Erik Lund joins me to discuss instructor credibility.
November 15, 2021
Training vs. Practice with David Cagle
David Cagle joins me to discuss training versus practice for skill development.  Then I roam about amongst the weeds until David pulls the episode back together.
November 08, 2021
A Marathon of Perspective
Key people and events in the evolution of firearms training get discussed in this episode.
November 01, 2021
G-Men and Their Guns with Bruce Cartwright
Bruce Cartwright of SAC Tactical joined me to discuss FBI firearms training and its historical selection of firearms, and we went down a few bunny trails.
October 25, 2021
Use of Force Investigations with Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis joins me to discuss use of force investigations. You can get a copy of Kevin's book here.
October 18, 2021
Everyone Is Wrong About Everything with John Hearne
John Hearne came on the show to inform everyone that they are wrong about everything.
October 11, 2021
Slaying the Fundamentals with Bryan Eastridge
Bryan Eastridge joins me to slay a few sacred cows.
October 04, 2021
Episode 24: All the HiTS.
Bolke and Dobbs, the dynamic duo of Hardwired Tactical Shooting join me to wrap up a discussion on the Larry Mudgett class, discuss what was happening in Texas in regards to training as the Modern Technique was spreading across the West Coast, and we talk about the need to utilize proper assessment.
September 27, 2021
Episode 23: Marksmanship Matters. It really does.
John Holschen, John Hearne, David Cagle, and I review a class taught by the legendary Larry Mudgett.
September 20, 2021
Episode 22: Individual Tactics with John Holschen
John Holschen, owner of West Coast Armory North and a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, joins me to discuss individual tactics.
September 13, 2021
Episode 21: Personal Reflections of Jeff Cooper with Shane Gosa
Shane Gosa joins me to offer his personal reflections of Jeff Cooper.
September 06, 2021
Episode 20: Spread of the Modern Technique with Darryl Bolke
Darryl Bolke of Hardwired Tactical Shooting joined me to discuss the spread of the Modern Technique to west coast law enforcement.
August 30, 2021
Episode 19: Baseline Proficiency with David Cagle
In this episode, David Cagle joins me to discuss establishing a baseline of proficiency, and he challenges common advice given in the training community.
August 23, 2021
Stop & Think #4: Thoughts on the Traditional Double Action Pistol
Here's the latest in my Stop & Think series.  In it, I question the adoption of traditional double-action pistols by AIWB carriers due to safety concerns. Here is the Greg Ellifritz article that I reference.
August 19, 2021
Episode 18: Range Response Plans with Caleb Causey
Caleb Causey joins me to discuss Range Response Plans.
August 16, 2021
Episode 17: Why Can't Technical and Application Get Along
Spencer Keepers joins me for this episode in which we discuss the technical and application dichotomy.
August 09, 2021
Episode 16: My Mount Rushmore
In this episode, I discuss the four biggest influences on me as a firearms instructor.
August 02, 2021
Episode 15: Our Origin Story
This show, such that it is, began as an effort to inspire some critical thinking and dialog.  The first effort was a video clip in which I questioned the notion that just saying "training accident" was a magic phrase that would speed up the emergency response.  This podcast is the audio from that first video along with two responses, and I am packaging the audio in this format as a setup for an upcoming episode with Caleb Causey in which we discuss Range Response plans. Chris Cypert of Citizen Defense Research and Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics are featured in this episode.
August 02, 2021
Comparing Martial Arts and Firearms Instruction
Thanks to:  Cecil Burch of Immediate Action Combatives,   Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant, Steve Moses and Guy Schnitzler of Palisade Training Group for providing their expertise in this episode.
July 25, 2021
Bryan Eastridge on Things More Important Than a Sub-Second Draw
Bryan Eastridge of the Off Duty On Duty Podcast joined me to talk about things more important than a sub-second draw.
July 19, 2021
Morgan Ballis on Avoiding Confirmation Bias
Morgan Ballis of the Campus Safety Alliance joins me to discuss the need for instructors to avoid confirmation bias in designing their curriculum. 
July 15, 2021
Karl Rehn: The Logistics of Hosting, Traveling, and Facilities of Firearms Training
Karl Rehn of KR Training joins me for part two of his interview to discuss the logistics of hosting, traveling, and facilities of firearms training
July 08, 2021
Staying in Your Lane with Steve Moses
Steve Moses of Palisade Training Group joins me to discuss firearms instructors needing to stay in their lane with classes that are relevant to their certifications and experience.
July 07, 2021
Brian Hill: The Importance of Proper Form
Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant joins me to discuss the importance of proper form.
July 06, 2021
John Hearne: Do We Shoot Too Much in Shooting Classes
John Hearne of Two Pillars Training joins me to discuss the question of do we shoot too much in shooting classes.
July 06, 2021
Karen Whitlock: Comparing Instructor Programs
Karen Whitlock of Trigger Time Range joins me to compare firearms instructor programs.
July 06, 2021
Erick Gelhaus: Integrating Pistol Mounted Optics Into the Modern Technique
Erick Gelhaus of Cougar Mountain Solutions joined me to discuss integrating pistol mounted optics into the Modern Technique.
July 06, 2021
Tim Chandler on Becoming a Firearms Instructor
Tim Chandler of Justified Defensive Concepts joins me to discuss pathways to becoming a firearms instructor.
July 06, 2021
John Hearne on Building Motor Programs
John Hearne of Two Pillar Training joined me to discuss building motor programs.
July 06, 2021
Chuck Haggard on "Cops Point Guns at People All of the Time
Chuck Haggard of Agile Training and Consulting joins me to talk about the notion that "Cops Point Guns at People All of the Time". This podcast was in response to this video.
July 06, 2021
Erick Gelhaus: Pistol Mounted Optics, Response to a Justification
Erick Gelhaus of Cougar Mounted Solutions joined me to discuss a particular justification being put forth for pistol mounted optics. This episode was in response to this video.
July 06, 2021