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Chicks talking guns (and the occasional lucky dude). Yes, you read that correctly. Come have a listen while we chat about our adventures in the gun world. Man or woman, no discrimination here!

Travis interviewed Darren from Alpine Innovations and he edited the show. Carl and Tom talk about a hand gun match they participated in and we hacked on Stan a bit for being the red shirt this week. 

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This week we asked Neldon Groo with the Friends of the NRA to come back and quickly tell us about the upcomming banquet and what guns will be there for the auction, including the Gun of the Year from Colt. Everyone but Commie Tom will love it.

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This week we finally packed up and took a trip to see the John Moses Browning museum, (everyone but Tom... does he really hate 1911's?). Had a fun time so that is what our topic is for this episode.

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This week we interviewed Jason Christensen from Concealment Soultions to talk about his holster line.

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For our topic this week we decided to talk about Massad Ayoob's Mag 40 class and why we think it is an invaluable training course to take. Since we finally have the schedule set for Mass to come up to Utah to teach we got a little excited.

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This is the 2nd microcast that finishes up our sprint through the Shot Show.

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This is our preliminary findings from our first day at Shot Show.  Stan and Carl list just a few of the vendors that stuck out to them as they wandered the basement of the Sands Convention Center.

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This week we are joined by our IDPA friend Steve again and he wanted to talk about a couple of mini topics. Looking at your holster while holstering, and finger on or off the trigger in a confrontation.

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This week we wanted to talk about practicing for competition or personal defense with multiple targets. We also go into your set up that you can use to simulate distance when you only have one target stand.

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We are back after a long Christmas break. We thought we would get back to topics and talk about sub-compact vs full size pistols.

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This is our Christmas episode so for our topic we talked about our christmas gun wish list. Then we read your Christmas cards to your gun

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We were visited by Eric Shelton from the Hand Gun Podcast this week so its a long one and we barely even get to a topic so this episode is just our 2  shows trying to do a regular episode, but ends up with us mocking each other.

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This week we all did our S.O. training, (safety officer), so we decided to get everyone together and talk about it. Also we get an update from Travis about the Drew Project for our soldiers.

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This week it's just Stan and Carl but we talk about a lot. Our topic is about buying "cheap" to get into this hobby. Also in the email we talk about adopting a soldier, cartridge gage's, the Samson field survivor tool, and a little more about our own Drew project for soldiers.

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This weeks topic was brought to us by Travis. He wanted to talk about something he is doing with his community and has gotten us into.  A soldier in Iraq brought to his attention other soldiers who were just getting by with the bare minimum and living in very poor conditions, so Trav's neighborhood is putting together some things for those soldiers.

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This weeks episode was brought to us by Stan. He has been in the hunting mindset so he wanted to talk about the top 10 (or 11) things to bring when hunting, camping, fishing, or just hiking in the back country. We finsih it off with "our" recomendations for postols to take with you.

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We have Doug Tarter from Fort Knox Safe's on the show again to talk about a few GunDudes exclusives. A few safe add ons, like a safe within a safe or a safe door cover with extra pouches and holsters to free up more room inside, as well as a new vehicle safe.

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This week we wanted to lightly talk about Halloween and carrying as well as a brief talk on going out and voting. It's a shorter topic but even our listeners deserve a break. Also, if you happen to hear a lightsaber at some point in the show, please send your hate mail to Tom at

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This week we wanted to talk about holsters so we went into a few differences between leather vs polymer as well as going through some of our favorite holsters.

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For some reason, in this episode we go off on Burger King, then we get into the gun talk. We start with an interview with a few friends about a great local shooting spot. Then we end by talking about Project Appleseed.

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We are all back this week and we couldn't stop Tom from talking about defensive shotgun. We did try to interrupt but he was able to power through and give some good information.

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We just got back from another IDPA match so the only people available to help out with the show were Steve Koski and Bruce, who has helped us out on a few previous shows. (and little Carl). We decided to talk about teaching kids, (and sometimes new shooters), to shoot. We give some of our advice and a few experiences that have worked for us.

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This week our resident marksman Steve Koski wanted to talk about safety. Apparently he has seen too many mistakes and he wanted to share some of his tips.

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This week we decided to talk about How to get into IDPA shooting affordably. There's no better training for cheap than these competitions.

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Because hunting, (or huntin) season is here Stan wanted to bring us back to reality and talk about sighting in your hunting rifle that's been stored away.  You may think it is still dead on after your last shoot but, you should always prepare before you go out and find that you are shooting off.

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This week is another mix during the different segments. Steve Koski helped Carl and Tom out with the News and Misfire section as well as the e-mails. Then we took out the topic that was recorded and just Stan and Carl finished up our Zombie discussion.

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This weeks topic is one that entertained us so we decided to go with it. We wanted to talk about the Zombie Apocolipse. Identifying zombies, where to shoot them, and the beginings of what may be a two part show on preparing for those rotting corpses.

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The first 3rd of this recording has a small background noise but we managed to fix that for the rest of the show. We decided to discuss Mass Ayoob's "The Phenomenon of Auditory Exclusion" (that's tunnel hearing). There's a lot of joking around in this episode to make it less dry but we had fun recording it.

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This week Steve Koski, Travis, and Carl are talking about rangebags. We were missing Stan so we were not able to do e-mails so the 3rd part was a quick review.

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This weeks topic is from a listeners email again about the likes and dislikes of the different trigger systems. Also at the very end we announce that we have the first order of t-shirts in our possession.

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We had a lot of fun recording this one. We invited Doug Tarter, from Fort Knox Safes, to talk about safes with us.

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It was just Tom and Carl this episode, so we decided to make it a shorter one and just talked a little about technique and ways to get help with bad habits.

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This week we talk about flash lights, as well as different ways to use them.

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This week we have Steve Koski back to talk about his experiment with interchanging parts on a 4th Gen, and a 3rd Gen Glock. Also we talk about our test shooting with HeadDown Products  XBR 15  BR . Thats one of their solid billet aluminum AR15's.

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This is our second attempt at episode 100 but it worked out. We went on an IDPA night shoot until about 2:30am so we waited until we were delirious to record the topic section, which was about the night shoot.
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It's all about First Aid this week. If you have ever been out shooting and needed a simple band-aid or something a little more serious, we give a few helpful tips on kits we want or even have because of our own experiences that come with of age. (More so from Stan).
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This weeks episode is a bit piece meal because of vacations. Luckily we were able to record or topic in advance with Steve Koski about how he trains for IDPA shoots.
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Though the show starts and ends mostly like normal. We do our own little tribute to veteran's for Memorial Day by adjusting our topic to recording your families experiences of military service so you can pass them down to their posterity. Ask them questions and show them we care by listening to how they sacrificed for us.
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This week we finally did our own review of the Gen 4 Glock 22 and  the Warren Sevigny fiber optic mix sights.
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This weeks show is a whopping 1 hour and 27 minutes so we are putting in some minutes for our listeners in case they want to jump around. Our topic is an interview with Nick Moyse who was all over our local news here for getting into trouble for open carrying while on campus, which is legal here,That is from 29:17 to 1:03:04.   Luckily he was able to turn on his iphone to record the 2nd half of his conversation with the UVU campus police, here is the link to that youtube recording 

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This week we attended one of our local IDPA matches and we were lucky to meet up with our IDPA guy, Steve Koski. Since Stan and Travis were unavailable, we convinced Steve to record with us again. Our topic was sent in from Marc and it asked about mag holders, so we took out the mag holsters we had and used at the competition and talked about them.

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A lot of goofing off in this episode, which is probably why it's so long. We just briefly responded to last weeks episode but... How do you respond to someones belief's?  So we just pointed out some refrences, like GunFacts, and if the person can't then see reason, the conversation is over. We really couldn't add more since James buried himself with his odd "logic". However the 2nd break GunFacts commercial put's everything into place just fine.

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This week we were joined by our misfire awards announcer James, from the UK. The topic just sort of evolved into a friendly discussion about guns. James is not for guns, though we are trying to convert him, so we thought it would be interesting to hear how he views it. Keep in mind that he is a friend so the discussion was very casual but we wanted everyone to see how different the other side of the pond's views can be. (It does make me think of one of Tony Brown's episodes about 2nd class citizens, and if you are told something enough you can start to believe it, if it's true or not. >Carl)

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It was just Stan and Carl this episode, Tom has a hard time waking up early in the morning. We were asked to talk about the rise in criminals using body armor and that led to a discussion on MORE TRAINING. Specifically, dry firing in your home and practicing going through your house. Practice, Practice, Practice.

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This go round we bought back Steve Koski to get us ready for the up comming IDPA seaason. Also we went to an email from Mike Romer about his bail out bag and what we have in ours.

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We received a few questions about CCW and bad weather. Specifically, do you carry differently when bad weather and extra clothing make it inefficient, and also practicing with that alternate method of carrying.

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We barely got this episode out this week because of a virus but we managed to do a quick "micro cast" to salvage what we could and we were able to get for you all our interview of Chris Horne from

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This week we have two topics. First we quickly talk about using the bathroom while carrying concealed. Then we talk to Neldon Groo from our local Friends of the NRA about an upcoming dinner, and about joining your own local organization.

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This week we answered a listener question about concealed carry for women. Since Tom is in better touch with his feminine side, we figured we would let him answer this one.

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This week we TRY to answer a listener question for our topic again. This one was in reguards to an article about reacting being faster than acting. Our point on this was more to the point of training and practice so you don't have to react, or even to give you more options if you are in that situation.

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This weeks topic is about how to get the spouse to allow guns, or even just allow you to carry. Our tips and personal experiences.

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We had a few technical problems with the show so we had to hurry and do a second with just Tom and Carl. Another listener suggestion asking about tactical gear or just tactical vests, (at least that's what Tom heard).
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After Tom decided to join us for this weeks episode, we decided to talk about how to buy a used gun. The email portion was shorter due to a problem with our email, but we still managed to recover a few of them.
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This week we went with another listener email for our topic and so we are talking about cleaning up your trash after you go shooting. As gun owners and shooters we need to present ourselves better and leaving our trash that we have shot up only makes us look bad, and an easy target for the anti-gunners.
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For the new year, 2010, we decided to talk about the 9 or 10 things we look at when buying a gun, and which ones are the most important to us.
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In this weeks episode we decided to talk about kids and guns. More to the point, spending time with your kids, or just working with the youth, so they learn safety and responsibility from YOU.
Also, this is the last episode of the year so... HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
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Our Christmas episode is mostly ramblings but we do manage to talk about being in condition yellow during the holidays as well as multiple concealed carry guns vs one all around gun.
Merry Christmas

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This weeks show is about us mostly rambling about barrels and barrel twist. The rest is just three stooges talking about our hobby.
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This week we discuss using a flash light and its effects on your "night vision". Also we talk about using paint ball guns and airsoft guns for practice, as well as practicing with your "weak hand".
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This weeks topics were brought on by listeners questions. We discuss small guns as gifts for your wife, as well as sighting in a hunting rifle. We also talk about carrying with a round in the pipe, (that's with one loaded).
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This week we interview the author of the new book "the Gilmore Gun" written by Dennis Stilson. We also caught up on our emails so this is a longer episode.
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This week is part 2 of our interview with the President of Tiger Light, Micheal Teig.  The rest of the time is taken up by just Tom and Carl because Stan and Travis are both still working.
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This week is part 1 of our interview with the president of Tigerlight
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This week we thought we should talk about carrying concealed while wearing a costume, (to fit in with the Halloween holiday), as well as when wearing clothing that does not lend itself to concealing very well.
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This week we talk a little about FirstShots as well as a discussion on how to take a first timer shooting, what to bring, ect...
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This week we interview Steve Koski, a local IDPA shooter and sometimes champ. We talk about how he started the Utah IDPA club back in the 90s as well as some tips on how to get into IDPA and what to bring ect..
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We attended the last IDPA shoot in Utah County for this year so we thought we should talk about our experiences and our thoughts on the event. (We loved it)
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We used a listener email for this weeks topic. We were asked to talk about Crimson Trace lasers, which we like, but we felt we should also talk about their competitor Laser Max.
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This week Stan is out of town scouting out his Elk hunting spots so he has asked Travis to fill in for him again. We went with a listener topic about how to clear your house. We give some great references for DVDs and such, like Clint Smith, and Personal Defense TV. Then we gave some of our own ideas. I would go to the DVDs instead of listening to us though.
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This week we decided to take care of a few questions that have been bugging us by doing a little round table discussion about a few different things. We prepared well, then used none of it.
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This week we use one of our listeners topics, and talk about pepper spray. This one may be our longest episode yet.
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This week we discuss the old, seasoned, but well used world of the surplus gun. Particularly those found from the site

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We are all back this week to mock and make fun of each other. This time around we finish a topic Tom tried to do a few episodes back about red dot's. We also mention a Fort Knox Safe raffle done by a local football player to raise money for his team, and we finally put up on the website how to get a discount on a Fort Knox Hand Gun safe.
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Both Tom and Stan were missing this week so Carl found Travis and a guest for episode 57. Thad Thomas from Action Target joins us for a little interview about what they do.
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This week we went to facebook for our topic. We had some comments about our thoughts on scopes and so Stan ran us through four basic hinting scopes.
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This week the guy's go to a local I.D.P.A. shoot and talk about their "luck". Also we discuss Tom and Travis's new Cross Breed Holsters and get their reviews on how they worked for them.
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This week we talk about slings. From plain Jane to the single point, we discuss what we like and what we use. Also we answer an e-mail about prior felons options to defend their families, (which are very few).
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This week all the Gundudes went camping so we could do a little varmit shooting. We talk about that as well as make fun of each other, (a lot).
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This week we discuss ways to carry and what to carry when camping and hiking. Also, Neldon from the Friends of the N.R.A. fills in for Stan and puts out an e-mail auction through the gundudes.
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This episode we talk about our recent experience with bad ammo. Also we discuss an "experiment" with different shot gun stocks, Are they worth the extra money?
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It's the 4th of July and we are having a blast. We went long on this one but we covered 2 topics this time. first we talk about gun prep in your car. Then we talk about some useful tips on how to avoid gun buyers remorse.
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This week we got a little silly with last week's "Red Tom" theme, but we put it at the beginning and end of the episode. Tom returns this week so we talked about our experience with confrontations in the work place regarding guns and suggestions on handling them.
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We are back after our computer crash. We suspect Tactical Tom may have turned into "Red Tom" the Communist sympathizer. For our topics this week we talk about shooting IDPA and using Tannerite as a target.
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This episode we continue with the second part of a question from last week about pocket carry pistols and our preferences on which kinds to use.
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Only the untouchable trio today. We were sent a question about our thoughts on semi autos vs revolvers, for our topic so in addition to the normal self defense in the news and missfire award, that's all we had time to talk about. We will have to use our 2nd topic for next weeks show.
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The untouchable trio are back with a little help from Tom's brother Milo, and also from Travis. This episode we talk about how to treat a new shooter (and some examples of how not to treat a new shooter). Also we talk about striker fired pistols. (when we get around to it).
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Eric Shelton from the Handgun podcast joins us at the N.R.A. convention and helps us with the show. Along with the normal news and missfire award, we talk about what we get to see at the Arizona event center.
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We invited some gun ladies to fill in for Stan and help us talk about their guns and also emergency preparedness.
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This is our longest episode yet. Heavy with banter, we go through self defense in the news and the missfire award. In the second half we talk about Stan's camouflage job on his rifle and then talk about some of our favorite gun movies.
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Neldon's back this episode to talk about the upcoming local Friends of the N.R.A. banquet on May 30th. With the news, and missfire award, we talk about differing media views for the same story as well as mucking up the rest of our topics.
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