How Do You Decide What Matches to Shoot, and What Matches Not to Shoot?

Gerrit in Wake Forest sends in a voicemail asking about how we determine what matches we’re going to shoot, and what ones we’re going to sit out.

If you’d like to send us a voicemail, go to to find out how.

Why Do You Carry What You Carry?

Davie in Alberquerque saves the Q&A show with a barrage of voicemails (with beautiful audio quality). Here’s the first voicemail from him asking about what we carry, and why we carry it.

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Don’t Make Self Defense Assumptions – 162

This week we talk about how some folks make assumptions about how “their” self defense scenario will go down, and they then prepare for that specific scenario instead of being ready for the most likely scenario.


Thanks for all the voicemails for the Q&A podcast. We were completely out of them last Friday when that episode aired, and over the weekend we’ve received enough voicemail questions for another month! Anyways, if you’ve got a question for us, send it in.

Gear That Doesn’t Suck

The days are pretty short now, so it’s probably getting time to put some fresh ones in your EDC flashlight. If you use CR123a batteries, these ones on Amazon are a pretty killer deal at less than $2 a battery.

The News

The National Defense Authorization Act was passed this week. It’s 584 pages long, but everyone is really excited about a page and a half that allows the government to sell surplus 1911’s through the CMP. It also requires the Air Force to keep a fleet of A-10 Warthogs, so that’s cool too.

Polymer80 is coming out with a polymer Glock 80% Glock frame. It’s kind of cool. I wan’t one, but I can’t figure out why I want one so bad.

A woman and her husband were robbed at gunpoint while purchasing a car in South Carolina. The woman was able to draw her gun on an already drawn gun and put effective rounds on target. Good for her, I’m glad she was carrying and that the good guys are okay.

Do You Wear Sunglasses at the Range?

I came across this .gif while browsing Reddit the other day, and frankly, it’s terrifying. I’m ordering some tinted safety glasses to use on the range. Amazon has tons of them, and they’re cheap.

Plug of the Week

Firearms United on YouTube is putting out some hilarious videos. I suspect if this guy keeps it up, he’ll be the new FPSrussia.




We Need Your Voicemail Shooting Questions


For the first time since we launched the Q&A podcast back in May, we’ve run completely out of voicemails for more episodes. Basically, if you want some new Q&A podcast episodes for next week, we need you to send in a voicemail.

Click here to find out how to send in a voicemail, or just record your question on your phone and email the file to