Category Archives: Interviews

Gun For Hire

088 Gun For Hire

In this Episode Mas interviews Anthony Colandro the owner of Gun For Hire in Woodland Hills, New Jersey. If you ever find yourself in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area you really should check them out.  In the meantime you can listen to Anthony and Sandy on Gun for Hire Radio.

More links for this episode:

The Drake Case, and here, and an article by Emily Miller.

Tam Keel

083 The Evil Princess Interviews The Queen of Snark

Tam KeelWe are back with a whole new site and some podcasts dug out of the vault. this is an interview we did last summer with Tam Keel a writer for SWAT and Concealed Carry Magazines as well as her own very popular blog View From the Porch.

We met with Tam in Rochester, IN where we talked about Guns, writing, the Internet, motorcycles and a whole lot more.

077 Kitty Richards on IDPA and Fashion

Catching up with Kitty Richards is nearly impossible, she is everywhere. It has been said that “if you shoot IDPA you know Kitty Richards”

We caught her early early one morning (before work, eeek!) for this ProArms Broadcast. She gave us an update  on that is happening with the Tiger Teams and how the process of the revisions of the rules is progressing and what to expect in the future.

Next we talked about the Women’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show held in Hudson, NY.

Full coverage can be found on the Armed Candy Blog.

Kitty talked about the Flashbang.

072 LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY!

It was world news a few months ago when a crazed man released his menagerie of wild animals upon his community, and then committed suicide. It was  left to the Muskingum County, Ohio Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Matt Lutz to contain the dangerous animals before they could maul or kill citizens.

A link is provided here for the report by the Sheriff’s Department.  Here, we present the story told by those who were there. A detective who had to blast a lion at close range with a 12 gauge. A deputy who killed a charging bear with a single shot from his Glock .40, just an instant before the bear reached him. The patrol and SWAT deputies who hunted through the night with their patrol rifles and SWAT precision rifles, until the last threat to their community was extinguished. And the high Sheriff, who had to answer for it all.

Thanks to our friend, associate, and consultant Keith Jones, who participated in the discussion.

The Ayoob Files in American Handgunner

 

Esquire Magazine article by Chris Jones.

067 The Two Jon Podcast

After a loooong break, with many excuses for not posting a Podcast.
Honest… I ran out of gas.
I… I had a flat tire.
I didn’t have enough money for cab fare.
My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners.
An old friend came in from out of town.
Someone stole my car.
There was an earthquake.
A terrible flood.
Locusts!
IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!

We present here for your listening pleasure Jon Strayer interviewing Jon Hodoway about shooting, training, security, church and a whole lot more.

066 ProArms BroadCast meets the Practical Defense Podcast

Alex Haddox and Gail interview Martial Arts Champion Graciela Casillas-Tortorelli. Graciela is living proof that strength and femininity are not mutually exclusive attributes. The holder of world championships in multiple fighting forms, from boxing to kick-boxing, Graciela discusses her famous incident on the Pacific Coast Highway when a rapist became a classic example of what Mas Ayoob calls “cause of death: sudden and acute failure of the victim selection process.” Listen to a true role model fighting female!

065 JOHN HANLON REMEMBERS

The ProArms crew is proud to bring you an interview with one of the survivors of the cataclysmic gunfight that occurred in a southern Miami suburb now known as Pinecrest, 25 years ago this coming April 11.

New information continues to emerge from this extremely complicated engagement. It had been reported that Hanlon had passed out from loss of blood after being wounded and seeing his companions killed alongside him, but we now learn from the man himself that he never lost consciousness.

In the moments before the shooting erupted, while Hanlon was trying to force the suspects’ car off the road from the left side, Agent Richard Manauzzi had rammed the fugitive vehicle from behind, spinning it out of control. Mas had reported back in the ‘80s that Manauzzi had done so to keep either of them from shooting Hanlon or his partner Ed Mireles, but Hanlon reveals that Manauzzi had actually seen suspect Michael Platt raising his rifle toward Hanlon and Mireles. In risking his own life to ram them, Manauzzi probably saved the lives of the agents. Without that action, the fatalities on the FBI side would likely have doubled. We are pleased to be the venue in which this important information was revealed.

Steve and Mas, two of our ProArms members with many years in law enforcement, both feel that Hanlon’s comments about the character needed for the job should be played to police recruits on their first day at the Academy.

All of us salute the eight courageous agents, living and dead, whose selfless actions brought to an end the long, murderous rampage of Michael Platt and William Matix, and we particularly thank retired Special Agent John Hanlon for sharing his recollections and observations with us and our listeners.

064 ProArms Broadcast – Women in the Gun Media Part Deux

First off we visit with Suzi Huntington the Editor of American Cop Magazine. Suzi shares with us her vast experience of being a police officer especially being a woman in a “mans” world. Then we talk about  her newest career, since she “retired” (as if anyone who works so hard can be considered “retired”), as editor of American Cop Magazine.

Pete Brownell and Frank Brownell celebrate winning Shooting Industry Masters awards with Suzi Huntington of FMG Publications

Photo courtesy of Brownell’s

Second we talk with our good Friend Kathy Jackson, we wanted to talk about her new book The Cornered Cat: A Woman’s Guide to Concealed Carry.  As usual we strayed from the topic at hand to talk about shopping and training and some Christmas gift ideas.

More Links from the Show:

Massad Ayoob Group

Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network

United States Concealed Carry Association

The Cornered Cat

In The Gravest Extreme

Galco Handbags (Couldn’t find a link for Safariland purses but Galco makes great purses)

060 Protecting Yourself on the Street and in Court

We’re back with another set of interviews for your listening pleasure. First we will hear from Tom Givens of Rangemaster in Memphis, an excellent training facility who probably has the dubious distinction of have trained the largest number of armed citizens that have been involved in a self-defense incident that required them to draw a weapon. You can find information about their Tactical Conferences there too.

Tom also writes for SWAT Magazine and we talk about his recent review of the Taurus Judge. Sorry but the article isn’t on like but I have linked to the issue.

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Second up will be an update on The Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network with Marty Hayes. the network has grown considerably since it’s inception almost three years ago. Marty talks about a case the network worked on you can find more info on the case in the September ACLDN Journal.