The Armed Intellectual Mindset | Higher Line Podcast #48

Mickey chats with Peyton Knipple of The Armed Intellectual podcast. Knipple is a SOF TACP and All Source Analyst with over 18 years of service and few degrees. He’s done plenty of tours in Afghanistan. Knipple talks about his time in the service, leadership at work in in the home and personal growth in pursuit of manliness and badassery. Prioritize, Execute and Attack! Carpe Diem

You can follow Peyton Knipple on instagram at @the_a.i.m and find “The Armed Intellectual” podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and a few other places.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Guns, Grappling and Don’t Sell Yourself Short | Higher Line Podcast #47

Instructor Zee is back! It’s often said, “The gun is the great equalizer.” Zee and Mickey take that apart and discuss the value of other conflict resolution skills, actually being proficient with your firearm and having the right mindset to act in a SHTF type of situation.

For those that aren’t familiar, Zee Durham is a former US Army Green Beret known for extreme combatives…. drawing on skills from the MMA world. He works as an instructor with the elite Tactical Rifleman crew. You can follow Zee on Instagram at @Instructor_Zee or check-out Tactical Rifleman.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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The Man Behind the Stache, Master Ken. Walking the road to achievement. | Higher Line Podcast #46

Mickey talks to Matt Page, AKA Master Ken. Page is the man behind the popular martial arts comedy series Enter The Dojo Show on YouTube.

Mickey connected with Matt Page at SHOT SHOW and followed up with this interview. Page talks about his background, getting into martial arts and working for the last 15 years as a passionate filmmaker and actor. Page worked on plenty of productions, but Master Ken is what really stuck.

As you’ll hear, persistence is vital to success and traveling down the road of achievement.

ENTER THE DOJO SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL
MASTER KEN’S WEBSITE

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Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Guitars, Guns and Going Country | Higher Line Podcast #45

Grayson Tucker, son of country music star Tanya Tucker, calls into the podcast straight from a tour bus. Grayson connected with Mickey during Carry Trainer pistol class in Austin, Texas at Black Tree Ranch.

Grayson Tucker, son of country music star Tanya Tucker, calls into the podcast straight from a tour bus. Grayson connected with Mickey during Carry Trainer pistol class in Austin, Texas at Black Tree Ranch.

In addition to being a musician himself, Grayson is a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield fan with some archery skills to boot. Mickey also comes a family of musicians so they had plenty to talk about. If you enjoy guns and country music definitely tune in to this one!

For more on Grayson Tucker follow his Instagram handle @GraysonTuckerOfficial


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – National Anthem by Tanya Tucker in 1992

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Ingredients of a Champion | Higher Line Podcast #44

Mickey chats with his good friend Les Kismartoni (AKA Les Pepperoni), a Grand Master Shooter for USPSA and part of the elite Team Wilson Combat. Although now in Florida, he’s from the Chicagoland. Les is a Beretta 92 fan, NRA Life member and known on the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin pistol scene.

Pistol Shooting Awards

2016:
USPSA Production Nationals – Top 20 Finish (19th)

2015:
USPSA Piedmont Championship – Production Champion

2014:
USPSA IL Sectional – Production Champion

2013:
USPSA Production Nationals – 1st Master (22nd Overall)
USPSA Battle in the Bluegrass – Production Champion
USPSA Michigan Sectional – Production Champion

2012:
IDPA Wounded Warrior Benefit – HOA (I think I shot ESP?) and Most Accurate

2011:
IDPA Illinois State Match – SSP Champion
IDPA Wisconsin State Match – Most Accurate
IDPA Wounded Warrior Benefit Match – Most Accurate


You can follow Les on Instagram @LesPepperoni


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Moving Mountains – Bringing Conceal Carry to Illinois | Higher Line Podcast #43

Mickey talks with organizer, lobbyist and chief spokesman Valinda Rowe of Illinois Carry about changing laws and supporting Second Amendment rights. Ever wondered how to make a difference in the politics of your state? Then this is the podcast for you. Democracy is not a spectator sport.

Mickey and Valinda go deep on local organizing and what it took to bring conceal carry to the Midwestern State of Illinois. Changing gun laws isn’t easy, but it can be done with hard work and determination.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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What a Green Beret / SWAT Cop can Learn from Competitive Shooting | Higher Line Podcast #42

Mickey goes deep on the art of tactical pistol shooting with Green Beret SWAT Cop Matt Little of Grey Beard Actual. If you’ve ever asked, “How do I get better at shooting?” then this is the podcast for you!

Battle hardened veteran Matt Little takes us through his evolution as a true armed professional. He relates firearms skills it to martial arts, sports training and the kind of disciplined practice it takes to get to the top. Specifically Little talks about the benefits of competitive shooting for real world situations like CQB.

MATT LITTLE – Grey Beard Actual Links:

Website
Instagram: @GreyBeard_Actual
Facebook


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Defending The Homestead | Higher Line Podcast #41

Mickey talks with Navy veteran and family man Shane Hicks about a late night home defense incident involving a random chance encounter with a drugged assailant in the driveway. It started almost at hour past midnight when Hicks got up from bed to investigate noises outside his home in the front yard. The attacker, high on CCC, backed Shane against his house tried to take his gun before getting shot several times.

Neither Hicks or his pregnant wife were hurt. Hicks immediately contacted the police. He was taken in for questioning. His gun and clothing was taken as evidence. Hicks was finally released around 7AM and no charges were filed.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Teaching Your Kids | Higher Line Podcast #40

Mickey talks with Yehuda Remer, a children’s author in Texas spearheading the touchy subject of firearms Education. He’s written SAFETY ON: An Introduction to the World of Firearms for Children and The ABCs of Guns. Books aside, Remer is known among adults as the “Pew Pew Jew.” He is a Second Amendment advocate spreading awareness among the ill informed in America.

The Pew Pew Jew sells a unique variety of 2A apparel and accessories for the proud Hebrew. Check out his website at https://thepewpewjew.com or follow him on instagram at @ThePewPewJew.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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