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Firearms Nation Podcast gets to know the people who use firearms, talk about firearms or compete with firearms. From tactical instructors, self defense experts to gun writers and even podcasters, Firearms Nation asks the questions you want to know. Each week your host, Arik Levy, knows his stuff as he is both a competitive shooter, law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. Firearms Nation wants you to be a better shooter and know more about firearms. Visit www.firearmsnation.com to Jo ...
 
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Mike Wood is back to talk about the post 2020 election world we are now in. How Antifa is still around and gearing up. What gun laws are like in places like Brazil and what some of the causes of revolver and semi-auto malfunctions. Great stuff from the prolific historian. If you want to follow Mike's blog click here: Revolver Guy Also, if you want …
 
Dustin Salomon is a former Navy officer and contractor. He’s been shooting for almost his entire life and based on his time at the Naval Academy and as part of his duties as an officer, Dustin began developing a system of training people how to shoot. More importantly, how to remember how to shoot. Often we go to a training class and forget most of…
 
Nathan Gorenstein was an investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of a previous novel. He currently released his second book “The Guns of John Moses Browning” last month and now it’s at the top of the charts on Amazon. Browning is one of the legends of the firearms world and sometimes called the “Thomas Edison” of firearms. B…
 
Lisa Song Sutton is a former Miss Nevada and Miss Las Vegas. She also is an entrenpanuer and ran for Congress during the 2020 election cycle. As a pro-2nd Amendment candidate, she chooses to practice and promote gun ownership, especially to other women. Lisa states it’s not only for self-defense, but it empowers women as well. Lisa has several succ…
 
Garrett-John Evans also know as Gazz, is a competitive shooter from South Africa. Gazz has one several of their national championships, although they have a bunch of them during the year. In addition Gazz was selected to be on the team going to the IPSC World Shoot later this year. Gazz also has a defensive shooting background and shares this infor…
 
Tom Kubiniec reinvented the gun storage concept by studying the needs of the military and getting a contract to store their guns. It was such a successful venture, Tom took that knowledge to the civilian market along with the concept of decentralized gun storage. Tom was generous to offer a special 10% discount on new orders for thirty days. Go to …
 
Jack Carr is back again with a new book, “The Devil’s Hand”. This time around the main character, James Reece, is fighting against time and bad guys to rescue the United States from a deadly virus. Jack incorporates recent events into a fantastic and scary thriller. Jack was a Navy SEAL and now writes novels for a living. His first book, “The Termi…
 
Dave Matheny started out as a computer programer and then bought his first suppressor. That started him down a rabbit hole and he ended up with one of the largest suppressor or silencer retail companies in the business. That company, Silencer Shop, is a one stop shop to help customers go through the entire buying process for a suppressor including …
 
Jeff Emrich competes in USPSA and came in 7th in the 2020 National Championship. His road to being a high level competitor goes back to his history of always excelling in sports. He tributes his quick success to the drive and practice he used to do in athletics that carried over into shooting a handgun in compeition. Recently, Jeff ran into a medic…
 
Paul Phegan comes from the Land Down Under. He is a National Champion in IPSC in Australia and part of their world team for the upcoming 2021 World Shoot. Paul has an interesting story when it comes to shooting since having a gun in Australia is very difficult. Also, with COVID and the ammo crisis, shooting matches and practice have changed. But wh…
 
I had Joel Park on the show last year after he and World Champion Ben Stoeger wrote their first book together “Match Mentality”. Now the duo teamed up again to write “Practical Shooting Training”. This new book is divided into four different shooting levels, from beginner training to someone who wants to be a National Champion. Not only does it giv…
 
Scott Jedlinski or “Jedi” to those that know him, is the owner of Modern Samurai Project. MSP is Jedi’s training company and he travels throughout the year teaching shooting handgun primarily with a red dot. Red dots on handguns has become a tool that is invaluable and both civilians and law enforcement are changing over to them. Scott is an intere…
 
Shannon Smith served in the US Army and was in the Ranger’s Regiment. Shannon also got into competitive shooting and worked his way up to currently being on Team USA for the upcoming World Shoot. Shannon has worked at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, FL for the past decade and is now heading off on his own. I’ve had Shannon on the show…
 
It’s 2021 and to begin the year I’m bringing on Steve Anderson, shooting coach and host of “That Shooting Show”. Steve is the only practical shooting instructor who has been certified in Lanny Bassham’s “Mental Management Systems”. This is the program Lanny teaches and coaches. Lanny wrote the book “With Winning in Mind” which a lot of competitors …
 
Well, we made it to the end of 2020! And now we hope and pray that 2021 will be a much better year. At least I hope so. Anyway, I wanted to end the year with a “Best Of’ podcast with the top three episodes from 2020. The clips are from Eric Grauffel, Mike Wood and Pat McNamara. I’ll link below the individual shows if you have listen to them before.…
 
Thom Shea is a retired Navy SEAL with 23 years of service in the US Navy. Thom served in Kosova, Iraq, and Afghanistan where he earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor as well as numerous other medals for leadership and courage. Thom also is an author and leadership coach. He wrote the book “Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life” and recent…
 
Mason Lane has worked hard at shooting from a young age. I met him years ago when I was shooting on Team SIG and he continued to excel each year. Mason was also a previous guest on this podcast and was on the Shooter’s Summit. This past USPSA National Championship, Mason was able to bag his first win in the Limited Division. He came close in Produc…
 
Jay Beal is an up and coming USPSA competitor. Jay started out with practical carry for self-defense and quickly realized that competition would only make him a better shooter. Jay dove into USPSA and devoted a ton of time and practice to get better. Once Jay made grandmaster he went this year to the 2020 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship an…
 
This is the third part of an ongoing theme on the current unrest in this country. Mike Wood joins me again to bring the history around the left’s revolution they so desire. This isn’t anything new. We’ve been here before but now it seems with all the 24-hour coverage, we might be on the brink. Mike is a historian and tactician who brings a much-nee…
 
Caleb Giddings is back on the show. Caleb was last on three years ago and since then he has grown as a writer and instructor. Caleb is in the Air Force as an instructor for firearms and continues to write for different blogs and magazines. He wrote an article on the current state of ammunition sales and the shortage we are facing. Where and why did…
 
This is a replay of an interview I did with Chuck Rossi back in 2018. With all the problems with social media these days, I thought it would be a good idea to bring this interview back. How many of you have had issues with Facebook when it came to one of the ads you were running? Or maybe your page, group or even your profile was banned for violati…
 
Yong Lee is a former police officer, SWAT team leader and 4-time grandmaster shooter in USPSA. He recently retired and now teaches shooting classes for other law enforcement officers, specifically on how to run the dot on their pistols. Red dot sights on handguns are extremely popular. Understanding how to shoot them properly is an important skill …
 
Yousef Badou served in the Marine Corps with an interesting twist. Yousef was born in Kuwait and is half Arabic. That benefited him when he was deployed to Iraq and helped his command as a tactical interpreter. Yousef went on to assist in forming the Combat Hunter program and teaching it to Marines. Combat Hunter taught them how to better their sit…
 
Andrew Branca is the man behind the Law of Self-Defense. It’s not only a great book to read and have in your range bag, but it’s also a website with tons of information that will keep you up to date on case law and opinions related to people like you who carry a gun. There have been several recent cases that I wanted to discuss with Andrew: The fir…
 
Raul Martinez works for Fieldcraft Survival as the Training Director and head combatives coach. Raul spent time in Iraq serving in the US Army after growing up in the South Side of Chicago. He eventually returned to Chi-town and became a police officer. During his time in Chicago PD, Raul worked undercover in narcotics as well as an instructor at t…
 
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