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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Christmas Giveaway

Winner will receive this hand made, one of kind blade and a spot in any one regular Carry Trainer Course in 2019. The knife is made by Auxiliary Manufacturing.

To get the details and enter visit:
https://carrytrainer.com/christmas

To win you must share this contest with friends, tell them to follow us and post a picture, message or video that spreads holiday love and cheer. We will be checking.😀

The winner will be chosen 12.26.18

All You Need to Know About Concealed Carry Insurance | Higher Line Podcast #39

Mickey goes deep on Concealed Carry Insurance talking with Attorney Kyle Sweet and Critical Response Coordinator Gary Eastridge of CCW Safe. Both guests are former law enforcement officers. Kyle Sweet defends the Fraternal Order of Police in officer involved shooting cases. Gary Eastridge has extensive experience as a homicide investigator and UN contractor in the Balkans. CCW Safe was created to give armed civilians the same level of legal defense police officers enjoy in firearm related incidents.

Carrying a gun with insurance still requires you to act responsibly. They discuss ethical and legal use of force… particularly what happens when you shoot some-one in a self-defense type of situation.

If you are in the market for Concealed Carry Insurance and want to support Carry Trainer, please consider using our affiliate link: http://www.carrytrainer.com/insurance


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

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Keep Your Candle Burning so You can Light a Thousand More | Higher Line Podcast #38

Mickey chats former Air Force Pararescue serviceman Ben Arman from the northern St. Louis region. Now out of the military, Ben is a full-time college student studying medicine. During the podcasts he talks about his experiences in the service and current events.

You can catch Ben’s cerebral rants on Instagram at @BStronglove.


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

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