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On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, two men entered the Almond Avenue Pharmacy in Madera, CA guns blazing. First, they shot Bryan Lee’s mother but Bryan was ready. As the bottle of pills he was holding exploded in his hand, he jumped off his pharmacist stool and performed the prescribed response, killing one […]

104 The Almond Avenue Pharmacy Shootout


In this podcast, hero police lieutenant Brian Murphy shares his story.  The first responder to the Sikh Temple mass murder in 2012, Brian stopped the slaughter of the helpless by keeping the killer occupied until brother officer Sam Lenda could get there and, from 60 yards away, shoot down the […]

103 Survivor – The Sikh Temple Shooting.


Rhonda Ezell and Massad Ayoob
I know, this is supposed to be a BroadCast but I didn’t have a photo of me and Rhonda, only one with Mas and Rhonda so that’s what I used for this episode. We did this recording a few years ago at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago. The […]

102 Ezell v City of Chicago



Karl Rehn Discusses his Red Dot Study 2
Another visit with Karl Rehn, who presented a shorter version of his Red Dot Study at a recent MAG40 class held at his range in Texas. His Red Dot Study, looked at the differences in shooter performance comparing slide mounted Red Dot sights, Frame mounted laser sights and Iron Sights […]

101 On The Dot.


Links for this episode: Gail carries an extra magazine now because of SnagMag. The Federal Air Marshal’s Qualification Course. Glock Training. Glock Shooting Sports Foundation. Hudson H9 The photo is Terri’s new Roscoe.  

100 Getting the Band Back Together


We are at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Not a lot of need for text this episode, so just the links: Home Invader: The John Daub Incident in American Handgunner. John writes about what happened on his blog. Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network

099 The John Daub Incident



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An Interview with Karl Rehn about his excellent presentation at Tac-Con this year.  One of the big hits was his illustration of the Dunning-Kruger effect highlighting “The Peak of Mount Stupid” and “The Valley of Despair.” You can read a written account of Karl’s presentation on his blog Notes From KR. For […]

098 Beyond the One Percent


Massad Ayoob interviews Denny Anderson
DENNIS ANDERSON AND THE DAWN OF THE OFFICER SURVIVAL MOVEMENT Denny Anderson was “in at the beginning” of the Officer Survival training movement in the early 1970s, which in turn was the seedbed for much of what is now doctrine for law-abiding armed citizens.  Joining with Chuck Remsberg, Tom McTernan, […]

097 The Early Days of the Officer Survival Movement


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Rich Carmona’s story is one that should have been in Reader’s Digest before it was in the ProArms Podcast.  Born poor in the barrio, he worked his way up from Green Beret medic to pioneer of the SWAT physician concept to Surgeon General of the United States.  But here’s what […]

096 This Podcast is Surgeon General Approved!



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Observing the somber lessons of the recent fifth anniversary of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident, we at the ProArms Podcast present George Zimmerman’s own story in his own words.  It was presented in February 2016 by Zimmerman and his co-counsel, Don West, at a Massad Ayoob Group MAG-40 class in […]

095 George Zimmerman and Don West


We ventured out to Texas to the beautiful FTW ranch to shoot some new Rugers and maybe a bowling ball. The Ruger American Compact in 9mm. The Ruger Mark !V The original Ruger  LCP (top) and the LCP 2 (bottom) MAG 30 with David Maglio.

094 New Rugers


Jim Fleming, George Zimmerman, JB Herren 4
George Zimmerman talks, for the first time in public, about the aftermath of what happened that fateful night in Sanford Florida. Recorded at a legal seminar hosted by Northwest Safety First in Chehalis, WA. Massad’s writings on the Zimmerman trial can be found on the Backwoods Home website. Or you […]

093 The Aftermath: George Zimmerman Speaks



Not many notes on this podcast, Mas’ book, pictured on the right is out of print but if you’re interested I have seen it on secondary markets. Thanks to Tommy Nelson who you can hear here on the PARAcast.

092 The Beretta 92


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OMG!!! Another ProArms Podcast already and it’s a ProArms BroadCast! We threw the guys out again up at Firearms Academy of Seattle and had a roundtable discussion with just the women. Our guests this week are Jenna Meek, Tammy Smith, Jennie VanTuyl and Diane Walls.   Links for this episode: […]

091 Women Trainers, Women Carry


August 2008, Officer Tim Gramins of the Skokie, IL Police dept. comes across a bad guy, a real bad guy who soaked up 14 rounds of .45ACP before the last 3 shots took him down. Listen here to Officer Gramins tell the story of what happened that day. Why one […]

090 Officer Tim Gramins, Skokie Police Dept.