Podcast 83 New Vs Experienced

By on February 20, 2014

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New SHOT Show gear versus your old worn in/out gear that you’ve had for ever.  Which is best for you? Should you get something new? What’s out there?

Topics Include:

New stuff coming

  • Guns I’m waiting to see
    • RC 1
    • Glock 42
    • Tevor
    • Desert Tech new MDS
    • Colt LE6920s
    • DB Pistols
  • Gear
    • Emergency Life Savor Vest
    • FAB Defense Mag inside an AR Butstock GL-Mag
  • Problem with Shot show updates
    • Not seen for ever
      • Last Year Sig 227 just saw one
      • Mag Pul
    • If your excited so is everyone else 
      • Glock 42
    • Some nit ready for prime time
      • RC 1
      • Lone Wolf Compact frame
      • Sig 320

Experienced Gear

  • Track record
    •  XDs
    • Glock Gen4
  • Familiarity 
    • ID your weapon
    • One gun man 
    • Know where everything is
    • Know how it works
    • What it will do
    • How it will break

Reasons to Switch

  • Solves a problem with the old stuff
    • Molle Gear Pack in the Marine Corps
  • Adapts to your fighting style 
    • Kit Vest vs Chest rig
  • Fits you better 
    • Glock to M&P
  • Confidence 
  • Not because it’s new and cool



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  • Aug 9, 2014 Beyond Concealed Carry with Author Glen Tate in Seattle WA
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  1. Steve
    February 27, 2014

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    Hey Ben, I also went from carrying a Glock to a full size M&P, I switched as the grip seems to fit my hand better, but I like the Glock trigger more. I have never done a trigger job on anything I own, but if you end up trying that APEX setup would you do a review on it?



    • Ben Branam
      March 6, 2014

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      Sure I will, I’m thinking of trying to get one from Smith. The trigger they put into the Pro model is pretty cool. I’d love to have one of those in my carry gun. Then it would still be a factory part.

  2. Bill
    February 26, 2014

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    Johnny Paycheck brought back some memories. Between 1978 and 1982 I worked as an engineer for Schlumberger. When “Take This Job and Shove It” was popular it seemed like every engineer had the mic to the company radio ready to key at the right time, not that I ever did that. Heh, heh , heh!

    • Ben Branam
      March 1, 2014

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      It’s still a popular thought around the oil field and I’m sure some of the Schlumberger drivers are still ready to do the same thing.

  3. Kin Hui
    February 23, 2014

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    Missed your podcasts, but I know you’ve been racking it in with your day job 🙂

    I felt like this podcast was created just for me. Though I have a variety of firearms, I tend to gravitate and stay with Glocks and M&Ps. I do believe that ones mode of dress and occasion dictates what you can carry. Just train with what you carry.

    As always, enjoyed the show.


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