WLS: Offhand Remarks

Welcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 50. This week we’ll talk about Concealed Carrie Purses, Phase 5 parts,…


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Finding God

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Please, Open Carriers, Stop “Defending My Rights”


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WLS: Offhand Remarks

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Welcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 50. This week we’ll talk about Concealed Carrie Purses, Phase 5 parts, Snap caps, Wolf Springs, Kineti-tech muzzle brakes, Walther PPQ, Bug Spray with our guest, Sandi from Offhand Gear!

The Arms Room: Fighting Rifle Concepts


Today on The Arms Room is about how to setup your fighting rifle – whether it’s an AR-15, AK-47, or lever action 30-30, there are some specific things that you need to pay attention to. Should you add that light, laser, optic, doo-hickey, or tactical high speed bolt-on accessory? Find out on today’s show!

We Like Shooting: Shawarma Free

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This week we’ll talk about the Armageddon Gear Beer Bivy, Elite Tactical Systems AR Mags, Apex Tactical Specialties, Bullseye camera and the TNArms Gen4 lower receivers. annnnnnnnnnd ‘MURICA with our guest, staff writer Sam Cadle from thefirearmblog.com

The Arms Room Talks About Personal Arms Training


Streamed live on Jul 14, 2014 We’ll be talking about personal firearms training, and why dry practice is a requirement for your success and not an option. We’ll be going over some products that we use to help us dry practice, as well as the process that we use to improve our shooting skills.

Vets On Radio: We Back!!!!!


Streamed live on Jul 9, 2014 After taking a little R&R the boys are back in the saddle. James and Adam catch us up on the new shows on Vets On like the Knock Out Radio. James tells us about his trip to San Diego, give us a SitRep, and much more.