Trucker talks about trucking and rants on numerous topics.
Reviews of the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Class 8 Truck.
Garmin DēZL 570 Truckin’ GPS
Trucker talks about trucking and rants on numerous topics.
Reviews of the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Class 8 Truck.
Garmin DēZL 570 Truckin’ GPS
Last week I was in Texas, taking it over for my own use. People didn’t cooperate as planned so I hung out with some famous Texans: Bob Mayne and Ben Branam. We’re doing a class together along with my fellow Massad Ayoob Group Instructor, Tracy Thronburg in San Antonio in November and you can sign up here – Beyond Concealed Carry Advanced.
While you’re in the Alamo City area check out Sparks Firearms! They have a great selection and an awesome staff!
We had lunch at an awesome burger joint called Biff Buzby’s. Totally worth a trip!
Cooper’s barbecue in New Braunfels has the best brisket EVER! (And space enough for your bobtail or straight truck!)
Almost forgot; I had a very beer-soaked conversation with Tim Crosnoe about Project Appleseed.
This episode contains a lot of fun audio from the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. I didn’t talk to any of the manufacturers because it was a last minute trip and I didn’t have a Media Badge. Also I just didn’t care.
Travis loses his mind, his religion and his chains but, still has his guns.
This show contains Chaz’s conversation with noteworthy author and acclaimed gunsmith, Grant Cunningham!
Listen in on our conversation as Chaz chats with homesteader and firearms instructor, Jody Box – The Tactical Homesteader.
Check out his YouTube channel: The Tactical Homesteader
The episode contains a conversation I had with two of America’s newest and sure to be favorite armed lifestyle podcast. Check out their show, The Armed Couples Podcast.
Melissa and Toby were my generous hosts recently at Farmer Browns Steakhouse in Waterloo, Nebraska – home to the finest Prime Rib in the Midwest! 5 Golden Chickens!
Also, I articulate my reasons for choosing the Glock 26 over the Glock 19.
Soteria Leather Athena Holster
This week we lay it all out on the table with our SHOT Show 2015 audio. Interviews include Travis Noteboom VP of Marketing with Nighthawk Custom Firearms, Mike Barham from Galco Gunleather, Zack Carlson of Lonewolf Distributors, and we hear from our Co-Host, Travis “Mav” McQuivey!
Not to be forgotten, Squashy opens his Mail Pouch for all to see and hear!
Paul has invented an exciting new product designed to enhance the function of the Smith and Wesson Shield pistols! Listen in to find out more.
By my inaccurate calculations, this show is Episode 150!
Also reviewed is Abel’s Diner in Schertz, TX
Yes, this is the THIRD episode of the Year and the Month!
This week I answer a question from the much neglected sack of Voicemail Goodness, Sticks from Armed Squirrels Project asks a question and I kinda answer. Call 501-208-8805 to send in your own question.
I do a review of the very popular Glock 42 single stack .380 ACP semiautomatic pistol.
And getting back to the show’s roots, I do a restaurant review. Check out Ronnie’s Boudin and Cracklin‘ in Hammond, LA. Yeah, there’s truck parking!
This week I am joined by Jon Hodoway, Director of Training and Social Media for Nighthawk Custom Firearms and Owner of Nighthawk Custom Training Academy as well as my friend and fellow firearms instructor, Tracy Thronburg of KR Training and A Girl and a Gun.
We hope you enjoy our spirited conversation.
It’s George Hill from madogre.com what else do you want? Merry Christmas!
Say hello to George if you visit Blackstone Shooting Sports in Charlotte, NC and tell him Chickenhammer sent ya!
Want to meet me and your new best shooting friends next Spring? Sign up for MAG-40 April 30-May 3, 2015 at nighthawkcustomtraining.com links to MAG-20 Range and MAG-20 Classroom (sign up for 1 or both!) are right on the home page under Upcoming Events. The only BS there will be Big Sexy!
In this show we talked to Brian and Jason from Valkyrie Defense Group.
Check them out at valkyriedefensegroup.com
At least 50% of VDG loves PBR!
This week his Weer’dness joins us to talk about guns, and other topics including his various appearances on the Gun Blog Variety Cast, The World Famous Squirrel Report, and his own blog at weerdworld.com
This episode is just full of conversations. If you’re interested in training with Tom Nelson and Massad Ayoob Group and you’re a MAG-40 or LFI-1 grad, check out MAG-80 next Summer. Visit para-training.com for details.
This show has an awesome conversational interview with the instructors and students of the Oct 2014 MAG-40 event at Nighthawk Custom Training Academy.
Thanks to: Jon Hodoway, David Maglio, Don McAleer, Tracy Thronburg, Jody Box and all who participated.
This week, Trucker gives more travel tips to stay safe in truck stops and travel centers.
Mav asks Massad Ayoob a couple questions from inside a wind tunnel.
Chaz chats it up with Bryan Ball-Lover of Modern Rifleman Radio about the Lee Enfield.
Check out Bryan’s Lee Enfield:
This podcast contains a conversation caught on tape back in May 2014 at MAG-40 in Conway, AR.
It contains no educational value whatsoever. Enjoy!
I am a real fan of my iPhone 5s case by Magpul. It’s saved me hundreds of dollars so far!
I’ve had a small change of mind. In an earlier episode of The RoadGunner Podcast I said training is not the place to find out if guns and gear won’t work for you. While I’d prefer that to be found out on an range pre-training, it’s much better to find out in training than during a gunfight. We had a student at Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced that brought a marginal gun (for his hand, anyway) and some kind of suede or leather appendix carry holster. This was not a well designed holster (at least with this gun) and it seemed nearly impossible for him to draw with a good grip on the gun. He wanted to switch to an even smaller gun, a Taurus 709 Slim which may have made it truly impossible to draw out of this same holster. This gentleman was a bit older and had obviously spent a lot of time doing manual labor as his hands were large, rough and had calluses and large knuckles. Although his grasp on the gun improved during the class, his grip on the gun was very tenuous at first. He could not get a firing grip on his gun as it sat in this holster. He would draw by gripping the rear of the slide, then readjusting his hand to get a hold on the grip. Half the time, he came out of the holster with a weird “crab claw” grasp with both his index and middle fingers of his right hand resting on the frame and trigger guard. This was just asking for an accidental discharge or a dropped pistol.
Safety being of the utmost concern, Ben Branam, one of two lead instructors obtained a better, (but not perfect) borrowed holster as a temporary solution to this student’s drawing and re-holstering problems. The holster was of a nondescript, non-gun-specific design made of nylon and patent leather. It wasn’t ideal, but this gentleman was able to finish the class safely and with good results.
So while as an instructor I would urge all my students to bring gear, guns, ammunition, gun belts, mag pouches, and holsters known to the student to be proven reliable, I am thankful that this shooter found out with only a little embarrassment that he needed to get his equipment squared away there on the range rather than in a dark parking lot somewhere.
We can all learn from these seemingly innocent mistakes and learn the lesson that when it comes to protecting ourselves and the lives of those under the mantle of our protection, it’s best to “buy once, cry once.” Don’t be cheap when it comes to your gear. That said, not all pricey gear may work for YOU. Test your equipment with rigorous use before you trust it as life saving gear.
Please join us Oct. 2-5 at Nighthawk Custom Training Academy in Centerton, AR for MAG-40 and bring your best safety rescue equipment.
-Chaz Murray, Instructor, Nighthawk Custom Training Academy
In this episode, Bob Mayne from the HandgunWorld Podcast joins us to discuss a variety of topics.
Join us for Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced with Bob, Mayne, Ben Branam, Jon Hodoway and Jon’s Manservant.
Please Consider supporting The RoadGunner Podcast by joining the Shooter’s Club!
The title explains it all. Former podcaster and current gun rights advocate, Porsche owner, and future Daddy join the RoadGunner podcast for some conversational goodness.
Special thanks to Ammunition Depot for providing the Instructors ammo for this week’s MAG-20 Live Fire in Conway, AR
This week The Un-Named Trucker lets the new Co-Host do the heavy lifting as Ben Branam joins the show for another great conversation.
Travis did an awesome job and only tried to kick Ben off the show four times.
Please join Ben, Jon Hodoway, Bob Mayne and Chaz (The UN-Named Trucker) at Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced at Nighthawk Custom Training Academy June 7-8, 2014.
Please listen to Ben’s Podcast: Modern Self Protection
Lastly, please consider supporting the show by joining The Shooters Club
Wow, that title is a hell of a shoe-horning.
This episode contains a lively conversation among The Un-Named Trucker, Travis “Mav” McQuivey, and Mr. Steve Koski, Esq. about rights and the origins of rights.
We also have some audio Mav recorded at a recent IDPA match with his son.
If you’d like to participate in IDPA, check out their page and find a range near you where you can join the fun.
Mav and Koski shoot at UDPL.
Enjoy this conversation with Daniel Shaw of Thunderbird Tactical.
Please listen to Daniel’s excellent podcast: Gunfighter Cast
There is still time to register for MAG-20 Classroom, Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement in Conway, AR
This week’s show features another interview with author Glen Tate of the 299 Days book series.
We talked about a variety of subjects including his ammo sponsor ammunitiondepot.com and the upcoming mess in Ukraine.
This week when I wasn’t freezing my badonkadonk off in a roadside ditch, I was editing this podcast. A couple weeks back in an ironically warmer climate in Colorado, I had lunch and a conversation with Mr. Ken Kowalski of The Rimfire Podcast and Modern Rifleman Radio.
This week Weer’d Beard returns for a conversation with Trucker about gun snobbery and how to be a good baby matress.
I answer the Listener FeedBag and more…
Join me May 15-18 for MAG-40 in Conway, AR
This episode contains the wanderings of the mind of a man behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler with too many holsters and too much time.
If you’d like to join me for some fun and valuable training, sign up for The RoadGunner Podcast MAG-40 in May of this year. Go to MAG-20 Live Fire or MAG-20 Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement or both, but don’t wait long! The class is in Conway, Arkansas May 15,16,17 and 18. Glen Tate, author of the 299 Days series will be there!
Microtel Inn and Suites in Conway is offering a special rate for MAG-20 0r 40 attendees. Mention Nighthawk Custom Training Academy of MAG-20 or MAG-40 when you book. Call 501-327-0898 for reservations.
Climb aboard with Me -n- Squashy as we talk about some gear you might like to pick up with those holiday gift cards you got for Christmas.
Sign up for MAG-40 in Conway, AR quickly as seats are limited! The dates are May 15,16,17 and 18.
Sign up here through Nighthawk Custom Training Academy:
MAG-20 Live Fire with Instructor Chaz Murray
MAG-20 Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement with Instructor Massad Ayoob
GPS Wild About Shooting Large Range Bag
YakTrax traction devices
This week I had the pleasure of conversing with Ben Branam from Modern Self Protection. We talked mostly about Ben’s experience being an armored car driver in Southern California.
If you want to train with Ben, Bob Mayne, and myself, register for Beyond Concealed Cary Enhanced June 7 and 8, 2014 in Centerton, AR today!
Don’t know if you want to train with Bob Mayne and Ben Branam? Get a preview by joining the Shooter’s Club and get video and audio content not available anywhere else online and help The RoadGunner Podcast at the same time!
Want to meet Glen Tate and train with Ben and Bob in the Great Northwest? Sign up for Beyond Concealed Carry August 9th in Sequim, WA.
Glen Tate joins me in this episode to cover a variety of topics.
Get Book 7 of the series 299 Days here!
Today is the last day to take advantage of the special 11% off promo code FACECONE at concealmentsolutions.com
After 11/30/2013 you normal 10% off promo code CHICKENHAMMER will be the one to use for all your concealed carry gear.
I enjoyed a day off last weekend with my son, Airman First Class Un-Named Son. We talked about his experience in boot camp last year. Enjoy!
Don’t fail to take advantage of the 11% discount at concealmentsolutions.com when you use the special promo code FACECONE in the coupon box at checkout. This special offer ends 11/30/2013 and honors National Beard Month! Other discount codes from inferior podcasts gets you 10% off. This one goes to 11!
This week I talked about several different topics like knives, BBQ, belts and hiking boots. I also got into my own head and let it all out into the recorder. Marvel at my ramblings.
Dink’s BBQ in Rogers, AR. Get the pulled pork. DO NOT ask them to pull yours first.
Cabela’s in Rogers I-540 exit 82. Go east to the store. Truckers take the very right into the 1st drive-way at the West end of the store; take a left around the back of the store past the loading docks and head straight towards the Target at the end of the lot. The tractor-trailer parking is clearly marked on your left.
Spydrco’s Delica 4 is an awesome EDC choice.
I switched to Keen hiking boots from Merrell because of their superior construction, comfort, and waterproofing.
For casual, tactical and practical gun belts, I’m digging the Wilderness Tactical Titanium Instructor Belt.
This week I present to you three interviews for you enjoyment.
I’d show you a short video of me shooting an MP5 submachine gun, but you can pretty much see that anywhere on youtube. Well, not me but you get my meaning.
This week I recount a recent trip to Montana and talk about some fun places to stop.
The St. Regis Travel Center at I-90 exit 33 in St. Regis, MT and Jasper’s Restaurant is a great place to take a break, grab a bite and enjoy the scenery. They won’t give you free trout.
Our Sponsor and Bandwidth provider, Mark Houskeeper share exciting news about new products from magholder.com
Trucker discusses the real weight of carrying a gun.
Wanna go shoot in Vegas? I reccomend American Shooters
Montana gun laws.
In the middle of Trucker’s ramblings, we here at RGP sandwiched in a brief interview with 2013 Washington State IDPA SSP Champion Steve Koski. We thank Steve for appearing on the show again and dragging Chaz up and down Mt. Koski to shoot.
Other stuff mentioned,
A flashlight suggestion from Chauncey in Hawaii: The high quality Fenix PD32
and Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee. It’s the shizzle!
I also talked about my preferred hiking footwear, The Merrell Moab line of shoes.
Arkansas Carry Open Carry Event
Lake Ouchita State Park is a great vacation spot.
This week Weer’d Beard joins me for silly talk. Then Bikeyid talks about becoming a Glock armorer.
Trucker mentions a bit about truck shtop awareness after 2 truck stop incidents catch his attention in Ohio and Texas. The victim in the Ohio shooting is expected to survive. The Texas suspect is in custody.
This show encases an interview I had the privilege of conducting with Bryan Bolivar of Canadian Service Conditions Radio. You may also hear Paul Lathrop from the Politics and Guns Podcast ask half a question as well.
No, I’m still network free.
One school district in Clarksville, Arkansas has completed the training at the time of this post.
I thought you’d enjoy this barely intelligible interview with Miguel Gonzales of gunfreezone.net
Here is where you can visit Miggy and beat the snot out of him… at IDPA:
Also mentioned, the new book Law of Self Defense
This episode touches upon range safety awareness and lament the rare but real phenomenon of gun range suicide. Sensitive listeners may wish to refrain from listening this time. I sympathize with those of you who have lost loved ones to the tragedy of suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, seek it here.
I FINALLY answer some voicemails and emails in the Listener FeedBag segment. If you want to call me, dial 501-208-8805 and leave a message of up to 3 minutes. Make it snappy, Pal!
This week I talk a little bit about the Massad Ayoob Group Instructor Course with Tom Nelson of the Gun Dudes and Jason Christensen and I do a short range report on the Glock 30s, Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield, Colt New Agent and Sig Sauer 1911 TacOps.
Also mentioned, my new Spyderco Resilience.
This week I rant about an incident with private costumed security nerds at a facility in Salt Lake City.
I discuss the garments I use to cover my ass when I’m on the road.
There are 10 States in The USA that require a permit holder to disclose to Police when they are carrying a gun, potentially violating their Fifth Amendment Rights. Those States are Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. ALWAYS know the carry laws of your State and the laws of every State in which you plan to carry a firearm. Go to to www.handgunlaw.us and check frequently!
Kershaw Brawler which having had it a couple days kinda sucks.
Benchmade Barrage Tanto (WANT!)
Remember: Criminals don’t have to incriminate themselves, but you as a CCW holder might have to.
And lastly, I mention Act 746 of the Arkansas Legislature aka, body of nerds that claim the right to interfere in my daily life with arbitrary laws and stupid rules.
Zach and Jeff were recently on Bob Mayne’s show Today’s Survival. Listen to that show here.
Springfield Armory XDm .45
Nighthawk Custom‘s Craig Gholson returns to The RoadGunner Podcast and talks with me about The new T4 and their .22LR conversion kits for 1911’s. Let me tell you, the men and women of Nighthawk are rightly proud of their work.
No one ever complains that they could buy 10 Ford F-150’s for the price of a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The difference is if you save your nickels YOU might actually own a Nighthawk Custom someday.
The .22 conversion kits are definitely affordable and give superior accuracy according to Craig.
Also in this episode, I open and graze through the Listener Feedbag.
Big name guests Massad Ayoob and Jon Hodoway discuss the current war on gun owners and the ammo crisis. Mas and Jon are sponsors of the show through the Massad Ayoob Group and Nighthawk Custom Training Academy. Check them out by clicking their logos at the right side of this page.
Paul Lathrop describes a Tasty vist to the Petro in Clearwater, Minnesota with some fine broadcast quality audio. Try the apple fritters. Check out his podcast, The Politics and Guns Podcast on the Gun Rights Radio Network!
The Un-Named Trucker opines on the silliest suggestion for a truck gun EVER!
You need legal help and advice after a self defense incident. Check out the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
This week I describe a road rage incident that I experienced in mASSachusetts.
This week I go all over the place. Topics discussed:
The Real Lincoln by Thomas Dilorenzo, a fascinating look back at the real causes and effects of the Civil War, or War Of Northern Aggression. I first heard of this book from reading lewrockwell.com, if you are a traditional Democrat or Republican, the articles there may offend your sensibilities so be warned.
I also answer some listener feedbag.
Please visit magholder.com and pre-order your horizontal carry magazine holders for Glock magazines from now until Mar. 24, 2013! Only $19.99! Mention this podcast in the order notes (trucker, roadgunner, squashy the roadrunner possum, etc.) AND use the coupon code “chickenhammer” in the coupon box to get FREE standard shipping! That’s dough than the GunDudes offer! Do it soon, this price is a special offer only for the listeners of The RoadGunner Podcast for a limited time.
I had a discussion on air with my friend Thommy Noodlez last week on his show, Idiots In A Box. We kept it clean and fun. No one was injured during the recording of the show.
I bumped into Paul Lathrop of the Politics and Guns Podcast this week in Kalifornia so we decided to record our conversation for posterity.
Kathy Jackson of The Cornered Cat
California 10 round magazine restrictions.
Watch your step when traveling to or through Indian Reservations and Indian Casinos with firearms.
Hi y’all! This week I interview Ron Larimer of When The Balloon Goes Up!
I’m in Cuddle Code Condition Taupe at all times.
For the first February episode, I answer the piles of listener feedback in the Listener Feedbag segment. For the remainder of the show I talk about what’s on my mind.
Glock brags that it sells 25,000 guns to the Imperialist Brits.
And… Miguel from The Gun Free Zone issues an apology(?).
President Obama has ben re-inaugurated. You want to lash out, you want someone to blame. May I suggest refocusing your energy on making a positive change. Do you want to know what to do? Here is a simple way to express your desires to your legislators, the President, VP, and Governor. Courtesy of Ruger. Thanks to all the listeners who sent in the link, especially Gregg Chrissakis and Chuck Boylan.
Sit in on our conversation as The RoadGunner Podcast cops a free lunch off of Tactical Tommy of The Gundudes.
George Hill, aka George of the Hill, aka The Mad Ogre joins The Un-Named Trucker for a spirited and manly discussion about Un-Birthday dancing and panic gun buying.
I convinced Daniel Shaw of Gunfighter Cast to loan me his sidekick, John McGregor so we could talk about civilian and Law Enforcement firearms training.
New Hampshire gun laws were also discussed.
Yes, Friends; this is a huge episode. The RoadGunner Podcast welcome Glen Tate, author of 299 Days to the show with a lengthy and intriguing interview.
Larry Correia is the man to look to when combatting the pushers of gun cuntrol.
At the end of the show Mark Houskeeper of magholder.com joins me to talk about what’s coming up in 2013.
Check out my fan page for photos of the new grips on the 1911.
Bob Costas is an ill-informed d-bag.
Rory Miller Blog on bullying.
Shepard Hills Outlet. Park your rig and buy a knife.
Wusthof 4582 8″ Cooks Knife (of the gods.)
Thai 9, Scarborough, ME
This week I crammed for dudes into the cab of my truck along with my wife and three dogs and a rice cooker so that we could do some podcastin’
Mark Houskeeper from magholder.com joins Jason Christensen and my co-host Nick to talk Eggnog, mag holders, hawks, guns, and gifts.
We talked about lots o’ non firearms affordable gift ideas for firearms enthusiasts.
Streamlight ProTac 600 lumen zombie melter.
Maglula mag loader by Uplula
All I want for Christmas is a 5.11 Chameleon Soft Shell jacket from lapolicegear.com
And we talked about NOG!
Clover Stornetta, the nog Nick talked about.
And finally the nog I desire, but haven’t been able to try: Kalona Supernatural
A couple of nights ago I was at my company’s terminal in Southwest Missouri dropping off a load of apples and pears at the yard. The trailer’s eventual destination was Florida, but I’m off for the next 9 days for Thanksgiving and for my The Un-Named Son’s graduation from Air Force Basic Training. I’m headed down to San Antonio tomorrow.
When I pulled into the fueling bay and stopped the truck, I was notified by the attendant that I had been selected for a “random.” A “random” being a random drug test. I wish I was as randomly lucky in gambling because this is the fourth random drug test I’ve done this year and they haven’t let me test any drugs at all, not once! All they ever have me do is piss in a cup and they bottle it up and send it to a lab.
Since the Government owns my body I guess it’s all well and good, right? The Government keeps us safe and warm and it causes the sun to shine and the stars to dance (on TV.) The Government keeps us all safe by keeping evil truckers like myself honest and pure and clean by telling me what substances I can or cannot put into the body they claim ownership of. Random piss screenings ensure that no stupid, evil truck driver will ever ingest an evil plant that grows so fast and so readily that it’s referred to as WEED.
If the Government can outlaw weed, it can outlaw any plant for any reason. If the Imperials in DC want to outlaw tomatoes, potatoes, poison ivy, and bermuda grass they can and will.
If the Government can tell you what you can or cannot put in your body, they are making a de facto statement of ownership over your body. Just try to grow pot in your back yard. Grow enough of it along with your evil medicinal herbs and men in black kevlar body armor armed with actual assault rifles (not civilian semi-automatics incorrectly called assault weapons) will come to your house, break down your door, and take physical possession of their “property” at gun point. That property being YOU, as well as everything you own. If you resist sufficiently, they will terminate your life.
Now tell me who owns your body.
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you think that random drug tests are a good idea, just remember that they are relatively easy to beat. Just Google “Pass Drug Test Weed” and 872,000 results pop up.
I don’t do drugs, but I could if I wanted to and I could pass the pee pee test regardless of how many times I am subjected to the Government’s reaffirmation that they own my body.
I don’t do drugs because I’m not particularly inclined to do them. Most drivers aren’t, and that’s the real reason we have the safest highways in recorded history. New technology, safer cars, better roads and better trucks keep us safe, not DOT mandated hours of service logs and DOT mandated random drug tests. Next some an uniformed trucker or motorist tries to tell you differently, you tell ’em to talk to me. I’ll put ’em straight.
In the trucking world, gas comes in many forms; from the wind emanating from the mouths of fools at truck stop lunch counters to the super-chilled methane making its way into the fuel tanks of big rigs, gas is taking over the transportation insdustry.
In this RoadGunner Half Cast, The Un-Named trucker talks about how to make coin as a truck driver and the future of “green” natural gas fuel for semis.
Please visit Ben’s eBay store and buy yourself or a loved one some Second Amendment Jewelry. When you email Ben at email@example.com and put chickenhammer in the subject line, Ben will discount your order by 20% or give you free priority shipping, your choice. Help out a RoadGunner Podcast listener and show your pride in the shooting sports.
Well, I sorta talk about evolution; as in the evolution of my concealed carry system over the years.
Hiya, Gang! I’m gonna try something new here at the RoadGunner Podcast since ya’ll have been so generous as to provide me with a new mobile computin’ platform: Blogging!
Oh how exciting!
I’m currently haunting the parking lot of the Travel Centers of America truck stop and world’s largest outdoor urinal in Santa Nella, California.
It’s been an awesome day today, the weather is spectacular and the weekday driving has been a breeze in the wilds of California’s San Joaquin Valley. I’ve seen quite a few signs along the route that say “Stop The Congress Created Dust Bowl.” It’s brutally dry out here RoadGunners; even the hearty weeds are dying of thirst. Without water brought down from Northern California via the California Aquifer, this area would remain a barren dry lake bed from ancient times. With the Aquifer however, it has become America’s produce basket.
Some time ago, Congress decided that the Delta Smelt, a diminutive fish that lives in the Aquifdr was far more imporant than providing jobs and food to humans and began reducing the water allotment to California’s farms, orchards and such.
What I saw today and have been observing for some time now confused me. Some orchards and vineyards were clearly dead while others were clearly thriving. There seemed to be no rhyme nor reason for which operations were allowed to have water and which were allowed to thrive.
Whose pockets are been lined with money to keep some ag businesses alive and some are left to wither?
I’m pointing the finger at Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Governor Moonbeam.
My livelihood is interconnected deeply with California produce. As a team driver hauling coast to coast, I spend a lot of time picking up produce and delivering it to various distribution centers for major suppliers you would no doubt be familiar with.
It’s a shame that politicians are allowed to jack with human life in this way for their own pleasure and power.
California is a great place. It’s a shame that the citizens of this fine State continue to elect rulers who are working diligently to destroy it.
I have many interests besides guns. Multitools are cool and everyone should have at least one of them, but where to start? The Gerber Suspension multi-plier or the Leatherman Wingman are great choices. Both are rugged, useful pieces with an attractive, affordable price. My vote is for the Leatherman.
And some pics of Jason Christensen’s fine work that I mentioned in the show.
Thanks to all my listeners and sponsors for making my new computer and thus the show possible. This week’s show contains interviews with Massad Ayoob, the director of the Massad Ayoob Group and Trevor Furlotte of Canadian Reload Radio Fame.
Paul Lathrop joins The Un-Named Trucker and truck stops, a new laptop for the trucker and many other things are discussed.
Jon Hodoway joins The Unnamed Trucker and Co-Host Paul Lathrop and the conversation goes everywhere.
This week Nick and The Un-Named Trucker talk about mindset, training, wheel guns, and naked pandas.
The primary RoadGunner mainframe computer took a major dump so there is no music no intro and no nothing in this week’s episode. This may take a few weeks to correct.
This week I talk a lot about a little of everything. Food, Firearms and Fun! It’s old-school RoadGunner Podcast at its finest.
This week Nick and I interview Ken Kowalski of The Rimfire Podcast and quiz him on fun stuff like sucking chest wounds and .22 conversion kits.
This week, Paul Lathrop of the Politics and Guns Podcast listens to me moan about the weasels in Washington and I make predictions that have already been proven correct.
Ignore my whining and go out to meet Danny Cifuentes of Precision Target at Wahsatch Shooters Assoc. July 14 from 0900 to 1400 MDT. Come see the fine quality, affordable steel target that he has to offer. Range fee is $7
DOJ will protect Holder
Ah, Sunday! A day of peace, a day of podcasts. In this episode I kvetch about Rahm Emanuel in Gun-Free Chicago. If you are a partisan liberal of the Democrat persuasion, you ain’t going to love me or this show afterwards.
My favorite cop shares his wisdom on CCW laws around the USA.
Expert commentary from John McGregor of The Gunfighter Cast and amateur musings from listeners and The Un-Named Trucker.
This show contains audio from MAG-40 in Centerton, Arkansas with Bob Mayne, Jon Hodoway, and Gail Pepin. Listen, enjoy, and be befuddled.
Charlz9mm reviews The Micro Mamba and the Black Mamba.
I’m at home in Arkansas for MAG-40 this week. Paul Lathrop of the Politcs and Guns Podcast takes a turn behind the wheel of the show for me.
This week, I let the listeners lend a helping hand with some reviews. First up, Brian gives us a synopsis of his new Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield.
After that MarC gives us some tips on trauma shears and revives an old RoadGunner favorite fake sponsor.
In the preamble of the show, I talk a little about Rob Pincus take on subcompact 1911’s.
This half cast contains a variety of tips and opinions on what it takes to become a trucker and carry guns in the truck like I do.