Range Minded - Episode 32 - The Many Ways To Teach Kids About Guns

If you have kids, and firearms in the house, you have a huge responsibility to keep the guns locked up, and the kids safe. In this episode, Steve, Ricky, and Mark go over how you can teach your kids about firearms with a special cameo from one of our instructors, Bill.

Idaho Teen Shoots Home Intruder

University of Michigan - Kids and Screen Time Addiction

Student Suspended for “Liking” Picture of Gun

Family Visit Gun Range - Their Kids Get Suspended From School

Col. Dave Grossman’s Assassination Generation

Range Minded - Episode 31 - The Martial Blade Concepts, and the Benefits of a Knife with Adam Boyce

Sure, you carry a gun everywhere you legally can, but what if you’re in a situation where you can’t deploy your gun, or you’re faced with a defensive situation where you can’t carry a gun? That’s what Adam Boyce of Spartan Mode and Martial Blade Concepts educates Steve, Ricky, and Mark on in this episode. There’s also a lot to consider if you do decide to carry a knife, and if you’re going to ask anyone about it, it should be Adam Boyce.

Adam Boyce - Spartan Mode

Adam Boyce - Instagram

Martial Blade Concepts

Martial Blade Concepts’ Distance Learning Program

Tuff Writer Pens

Range Minded - Episode 30 - The Training Between Classes

So you’ve taken a class or two, and you’ve learned a lot…now what? In this episode, Steve, Ricky, and Mark go through how to make the most of your range time to sharpen your skills and apply what you’ve learned. They also go over some of their favorite dry- and live-fire drills, and talk about the philosophy of training with a purpose.

Range Minded Podcast’s NEW Facebook Page

MantisX Training Tool

Guerrilla Approach’s Consistency Target

Dot Torture Test

Range Minded - Episode 29 - The Campus Carry Debate

College campuses are a unique place in the American landscape…should lawful CCW holders be allowed to carry there? That’s what this listener-requested episode is all about! Steve, Ricky, and Mark dive into campus carry, policy versus law, and the philosophy of concealed carry in general.

Campus Carry By State

Active Self-Protection - This Is Why You Carry With A Round In The Chamber!

University of Kansas Concealed Carry Policy

University of Kansas Concealed Carry FAQ

Students For Concealed Carry Organization

Everytown for Gun Safety on Guns on Campus

The Daily Signal - Concealed Carry On Campus Is More Common, and Useful, Than You Think

Range Minded - Episode 28 - The Latest In Current Events

At Range Minded, we always feel like it’s a good idea to take a look at current events around the firearms world every once in a while, so in this Ricky-Free episode, Steve and Mark bring up a few newsworthy items, talk about their significance, and dive into some firearms philosophy.

Boise Kavanaugh Protest Turns Confrontational

Tueller Drill

Grey Man Theory

Black Scout Survival

Florian Lahner And The Telescoping Baton

Scientists Found A Way To (Sort-of) Trace 3D-Printed Guns

Range Minded - Episode 25 - The Free-For-All

In this episode, Steve, Ricky, and Mark decide they all want to talk about different things, so why not talk about everything in a free-for-all-style episode? A little bit of everything is covered, from Steve’s new adventures, to an article in the Boise Weekly featuring Mark, and a few philosophical questions from Ricky.

U.S. Law Shield

12-year-old Girl Shoots Home Intruder

Homeowners Son Kills Three Burglars with AR-15

RIP G2 Ammo

Fast & Furious Scandal

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed Arrested

FBI-MLK Letter

BBC Report: Gunmakers of the Phillipines

Anarchist Cookbook

Boise Weekly Article

Range Minded - Episode 24 - The Visitor From Chicago Shoots An AR-15 For The Very First Time

In this episode of Range Minded, Mark has a family member from Chicago visit the shop, and she’s never fired and AR-15 before. In fact, her only experience with one is what she’s seen on the news…so naturally, Steve, Ricky, and Mark tell her what shooting an AR-15 is really like, get her out on the range to see what she thinks, and she asks a ton of great questions on training, CCW, and more. This episode really goes to show that education can conquer fear, every time.

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US Law Shield

Sutherland Springs, TX Shooting

Range Minded - Episode 23 - The "Young Guns" Documentary

When you think of your average gun owner, you may think of an older or middle-aged man. But as time goes on, young people are getting more and more into firearms, especially concealed carry. Steve, Ricky, and Mark dive into a special report called "Young Guns" from newsy.com, and that leads to conversation about young people in the firearms world in general, and what we can do to get more people (young and old) involved in the shooting sports.

Newsy Documentary: "Young Guns"

Newsy "Young Guns" Article

Bearing Arms: Younger Gun Owners More Likely to Embrace Concealed Carry

News 5 Cleveland: Younger Gun Owners Embrace Concealed Carry

Stanford University Concealed Carry Study

Range Minded - Episode 22 - The Florida Incidents & NPR Report

There's a lot more that goes into CCW than just strapping a gun on your waist and walking out the door. In this episode, Steve, Ricky, and Mark highlight two incidents that happen in Florida about why it's so important to go through the mental training of carrying a firearm. They also touch on active shooter situations, and the NICS background check, and finish the episode with a study from NPR which uncovered that not all gun violence reporting is as true as it seems, and why you need to do your own independent research on news and information.

Florida Uber Driver (and CCW permit holder) shoots man

Jeff Cooper's Color Codes

NPR's Report: "The School Shootings That Weren't"

Center for Crime Prevention "Botched" Study on US Mass Shootings

Range Minded - Episode 21 - The IFAK

One of the most overlooked but important parts of a shooting range bag is the Individual first aid kid, or IFAK, as it's known. Steve, Ricky, and Mark take apart Steve's first-aid kit to go over what an IFAK is, what exactly goes into an IFAK, and why you should carry one in your kit.

TCCC Classes

PSI to mm/hg conversion - note that a normal blood pressure is equivalent to about 2 or 3 PSI.

Stop The Bleed Campaign

New Mexico Man Trained Kids To Commit School Shootings


Range Minded - Episode 20 - The NRA Carry Guard, And Other Concealed Carry Tips

Steve and Mark are reunited with Ricky after his two week training/vacation. During his time away, Ricky trained with the NRA in their new Carry Guard class, so he shares his biggest takeaways from the class, and how he's going to adapt his classes to the Carry Guard training. Plus, Steve and Ricky try to convince Mark to try appendix carry.

NRA Carry Guard

300th Parallel: Appendix Carry for the larger person

Florida Convenience Store Shooting Surveillance Video

Florida Man Involved in Convenience Store Shooting Threatened People Before Shooting

Range Minded - Episode 18 - The Best Gadgets (And Worst Gimmicks) of the Gun World

It seems like the gun world is filled with all kinds of gadgets, gizmos, and gimmicks to make you shoot better, keep you safer, or make life easier. In this episode, while Ricky is away, Steve and Mark go over some of the more popular types of gadgets and gizmos, with no shortage of opinions and jokes, and decide whether or not they're worth adding to your collection.

Range Minded - Episode 15 - The Bill Hanley Interview

Steve, Ricky, and Mark interview Bill Hanley, one of the firearms instructors at Independence Indoor Shooting, who has served in the Marine Corps, and spent many years as a police officer. Bill shares a few things with us from his huge wealth of knowledge and experience, including how to start training with a firearm, the thought process behind how classes are laid out, and what he loves most about training people to safely enjoy shooting.

If you want to sign up for a class at Independence Indoor shooting, find our full class list here!