026 A Pioneering Pundit, a Pistol Purveyor, and a Petite Powerhouse Potpourri

his week some of the ProArms Team is on the road gathering new and exciting interviews. So, we went into the file of choice interviews that we save for special occasions.  We start off with a great interview Gail did with Tom Gresham last June when they were in Hannibal Mo, filming segments for Personal Defense TV.

Next we, we have recent interviews with two very special women. First you’ll meet Kate Krueger, who owns Derby Guns in Scottsdale, Arizona and has flourished in a world where gun shops are traditionally run by males.  Finally, hear the inspiring story of 21-year-old Anna Gunter’s journey into both armed and unarmed combat skills, and how she, alone, backed down a gang of punks who approached her with obvious nefarious intent.

Tom Gresham’s Websites:

Derby Guns: http://www.derbyguns.com

025 Review of the Ruger LCR

We got our hands on a Ruger LCR and put it to the test in this episode of the ProArms Podcast. To see a picture of a dismantled LCR check out our pictures from episode 19. In addition check out Steve’s article on the LCR atOfficer.com

A 21st century revolver amid some 21st century accoutrements.


The Group Steve shot with the LCR that we talked about in the Podcast

The Ruger LCR shown with the Galco pocket holster


The LCR with Gail’s Blade Tech holster made for the SP 101

024 ProArms Training Tips

Each member of the ProArms Podcast Team shares some of their training regimen with the listeners.

There’s not too much text for this episode; first the links and then on to the videos.
The targets you see Steve and Gail shoot are available at: RTKBA Targets
The target Herman is shooting is the Optional USPSA Target from: Target Barn
John talks about the CED7000 timer which most of us use is available here: CED timer
The article Gail refers to is : Drills for the Public Range by Andy Kemp, who also offers excellent training in Illinois and Idaho.

Steve shows us how to trust our “wobble zone” in Shake, Rattle and Roll

Mike stresses how important is is to practice with your non-dominant hand.

Mas practices re-loading and maintaining sustained fire

Herman shows us how he practices a “Focus Drill”

Terri, who excels at distance shooting demonstrates her long range “Focus Drill”.
In this video you can really see how she deals with being cross-eye dominant, she is right handed with a dominant left eye.

John demonstrates String three of the IDPA classifier.

Chris does the “Gunsite Drill” and a drill of his own.

Gail shows how we can adapt to practice/train on a public range.

023 High Quality for Your Caliber

A discussion about ammunition selection for personal defense. Each member of the ProArms team talks about what ammo they have chosen to carry and why. Also a sneak peek at a new gun under development by Ed Brown, too bad we didn’t have this one for episode 014, our discussion of the high quality 1911 handgun.

Federal HST showing the expansion after it passed through bone and tissue.

That same bullet from the rear.

Massad Ayoob signature edition by Ed Brown.

Our choices for quality self defense ammunition.


Woo-hoo! Here’s our second and final podcast out of the 2009 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida.

Good news: we got some GREAT, exclusive interviews with heavy hitters in the firearms world!

Listen to Scott O’Brien, head of Safariland’s combined products group, explaining why an era has ended and Bianchi holsters, that once competed with Safariland holsters, will now be “Bianchi by Safariland,” etc.

Listen to Charles Brown, speaking for Hi-Point, Charter Arms, and Chiappa explain where those manufacturers position those “entry level” guns, and why. (Hint: you’ll be surprised at how much of the market share Hi-Point holds.)

Listen to Justin Moon, designer of the Kahr pistol series and head of the company, tell the story of the Kahr product and introduce you to their new, ten-ounce, mini-.380 pistol.

…And, finally, listen to The Great One, multiple time world champion Rob Leatham, tell his own story as it has never been told before! Be prepared for gun advice from the World Champ that may shock you!

Bad news: we did the interviews amid a Tower of Babel of almost 50,000 people talking simultaneously in a convention center, with all sorts of electronic interference. Yes, you’ll be able to hear everything that was being said…but not, it won’t have the sound quality of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing in a studio.