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All too often, gun owners and gun culture are portrayed in the worst possible ways in the media. Old, racist, white guys who love their guns more than kids. This podcast aims to counter that narrative by shining a light on the members of gun culture who are involved in IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association. While IDPA members make up a fraction of the overall gun-owning public, they are a representative cross-section of that demographic. All races, from all walks of life, rich, poor and in between, young and old, men and women. Patriotic, caring, friendly, outgoing. Salt of the earth kinds of people who love their country, and their fellow men. This podcast is about them.

All too often, gun owners and gun culture are portrayed in the worst possible ways in the media. Old, racist, white guys who love their guns more than kids. This podcast aims to counter that narrative by shining a light on the members of gun culture who are involved in IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association. While IDPA members make up a fraction of the overall gun-owning public, they are a representative cross-section of that demographic. All races, from all walks of life, rich, poor and in between, young and old, men and women. Patriotic, caring, friendly, outgoing. Salt of the earth kinds of people who love their country, and their fellow men. This podcast is about them.
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All too often, gun owners and gun culture are portrayed in the worst possible ways in the media. Old, racist, white guys who love their guns more than kids. This podcast aims to counter that narrative by shining a light on the members of gun culture who are involved in IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association. While IDPA members make up a fraction of the overall gun-owning public, they are a representative cross-section of that demographic. All races, from all walks of life, rich, poor and in between, young and old, men and women. Patriotic, caring, friendly, outgoing. Salt of the earth kinds of people who love their country, and their fellow men. This podcast is about them.

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2020 Illinois State Championship Preview

1/16/2020
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Today we visit with Aaron Ragusa, the Match Director of the 2020 Illinois State IDPA Championship which is coming up in June. Match Director:Match Date:Location:Entry Fee:Meal Included:Tier:Stages:Divisions:Match Info:https://www.idpa.com/matches/2020-illinois-state-idpa-championship/Registration Link:https://practiscore.com/2020-illinois-state-idpa-championship-2/registerMore Information:https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisStateIDPAChampionship/ This Episode is brought to you by: Use these...

Duration:00:23:07

USC133 - Lee Turner from Valdosta, GA

1/9/2020
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In our first episode of 2020 we meet Lee "TR" Turner (A53828) from Valdosta, Georgia. Phoenix, Arizona. Lee is a retired Air Force F-15 crew chief and air traffic controller and is now a retired small business owner. He is a Master in Custom Duty Pistol (CDP), Compact Carry Pistol (CCP), and Backup Gun (BUG). He joined IDPA in 2012 and founded he Little River Sportsman’s Association IDPA Club in 2013. This Episode is brought to you by: Use these Links to Support Unload and Show...

Duration:00:37:26

USC132 - Jess Christensen (Part 2)

12/19/2019
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In our final show of 2019 we present part 2 of my interview with Jess Christensen (A00003). Jess is from Berryville, Arkansas by way of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a Distinguished Master in Revolver (REV) and was one of the original six invited by Bill Wilson to join a IDPA. In this second part of our interview, Jess talks about his shooting career and mastering the wheel gun. This Episode is brought to you by: For more, check out part one of our interview in episode 131. Use these...

Duration:00:41:42

USC131 - Jess Christensen from Berryville, AR

12/16/2019
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In our penultimate episode of 2019 we meet Jess Christensen (A00003) from Berryville, Arkansas. Jess is a Distinguished Master in Revolver (REV) and was one of the original six invited by Bill Wilson to join his brand-new new action-shooting sport. A native of Denmark, Jess became fed up with the political climate in his home country which made shooting sports increasingly difficult so he moved to the US in 1996 and went to work for Wilson Combat. In this episode he discusses gun culture in...

Duration:00:35:29

USC130 - Todd Barber from Wilmington, NC

12/12/2019
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On today's episode we meet small business owner Todd Barber (A44710) from Wilmington, NC. Todd joined IDPA in 2011 and despite a horrible accident and a two-year hiatus from the shooting sports, he is now a Master in Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) and an Expert in Custom Duty Pistol (CDP), Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP), and Carry Optics (CO). This Episode is brought to you by: Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around...

Duration:00:37:22

USC129 - Ryan Harrigan from Elk Grove, CA

12/9/2019
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Today we meet Ryan Harrigan (A734273) from Elk Grove, California. Ryan is a network engineer and co-owner of On Point Shooting. He is an Expert in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and the Assistant Match Director of the 2020 Western Regional IDPA Championship. This Episode is brought to you by: Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more amazing people and share their stories. Your support can help us meet that goal. Patron of...

Duration:00:41:53

USC128 - Erick VanHaaster from Phoenix, AZ

12/5/2019
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On today's episode of Unload and Show Clear we meet Erick VanHaaster (A41619) from Phoenix, Arizona. Erick is an IT professional and Match Director of the 2020 South Mountain Showdown. He is a Master Custom Duty Pistol (CDP), Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and Compact Carry Pistol (CCP). He joined IDPA in 2010. This Episode is brought to you by: Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more...

Duration:00:39:08

USC127 - Mark Hergott from Leander, TX

12/2/2019
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On today's episode of Unload and Show Clear we meet Mark Hergott (A43843) from Leander, Texas. Mark works in the oilfield services industry and joined IDPA in 2011. He is a Master in Custom Duty Pistol (CDP), Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and Compact Carry Pistol (CCP). This Episode is brought to you by: Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more amazing people and share their stories. Your...

Duration:00:34:45

USC126- Happy Thanksgiving

11/28/2019
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On today's special Thanksgiving show, Lloyd shares plans for the future of the show and what he's thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUNC" to save 5% Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more amazing people and share their stories. Your support can help us meet that...

Duration:00:12:04

USC125 - Adam Crockett from Jacksonville, FL

11/25/2019
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Today we meet Adam Crockett (A55110) from Jacksonville, Florida. Adam is an automotive technician for Carmax who joined IDPA in 2012. Since then he has become a safety officer and most recently worked the two weeks at the 2019 IDPA World Championship and PCC National Championship. He is a Sharpshooter in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and Backup Gun (BUG). This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUNC" to save 5% Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to...

Duration:00:35:43

USC124 - Asa Durham from Rock Hill, SC

11/21/2019
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Today we meet Asa Durham (A393655) from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Asa works in logistics for a chemical company in addition to several part-time gigs. Despite all the work he makes time to shoot local IDPA matches twice a week and earned his Safety Officer certification. Since joining IDPA in 2017 he has become a Master in Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) and Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and an Expert in four other divisions including Revolver (REV)! This Episode is brought to you by: Use the...

Duration:00:34:06

USC123 - Greg Martin from Green Forest, AR

11/18/2019
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Today we meet Greg Martin (A01976) from Green Forest, Arkansas. Greg works for Wilson Combat and is one of their sponsored shooters.He joined IDPA in 1998, just a year after the sport was founded, when a chance encounter at a local gun shop led him to a local IDPA match and launched a 21-year career during which he has won over 100 titles. He is now a Distinguished Master in Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) and Compact Carry Pistol (CCP), as well as a Master in...

Duration:00:33:41

USC122 - Jake Holst from St. Joseph, MI

11/14/2019
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Today we meet Jake Holst (A262112) from St. Joseph, Michigan. Jake is a furnace and HVAC salesman and Michigan native. He joined IDPA in 2016 hoping to beat his dad and translated the frustration of that first match into practice and a desire to improve. He is now a Master in Compact Carry Pistol (CCP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP), Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), and Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP). This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Use these Links to...

Duration:00:34:34

USC121 - Razmik Carapetian from North Highlands, CA

11/11/2019
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Today we meet Razmik Carapetian (A729029) from North Highlands, California. Razmik emigrated from Armenia in the late 1990s. He is a machinist by training and now owns his own jewelry business. He joined IDPA in 2015 and is now a safety officer, match director, and an Expert in Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP), Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) and Custom Duty Pistol (CDP). This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Use these Links to...

Duration:00:36:08

USC120 - Joyce Wilson and John Sayle at Worlds

11/7/2019
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At the 2019 IDPA World Championship Lloyd got a chance to meet and interview Joyce Wilson the Executive Director of IDPA and John Sayle, one of IDPA's six original founding fathers. These interviews took place on the range so apologies for the background noise. This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more amazing people and share their stories. Your...

Duration:00:14:49

USC119 - World Champion Robert Vogel (Part 2)

11/4/2019
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Back in episode 26 we had the honor of speaking to world champion Robert Vogel from Saint Marys, OH (A14080). Robert is a reserve law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. And since joining IDPA in 2002 he has won two World Championships and eight National Championships. This episode is part 2 of that original interview, including about 30 minutes of Q&A that did not make it into episode 26. This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Listen to Part 1...

Duration:00:37:21

USC118 - Beth Alcazar from Chelsea, AL

11/1/2019
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Today we meet Beth Alcazar (A876712) from Chelsea, Alabama. Beth is the creator of the “Pacifiers & Peacemakers” blog and author of “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals.” She is a certified instructor and associate editor for Concealed Carry Magazine. She is also a Sharpshooter in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and Backup Gun (BUG) and joined IPDA in 2015. This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal...

Duration:00:39:27

USC117 - Brad Huebner from Newburgh, IN

10/30/2019
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Today we meet Brad Huebner (A427330) from Newburgh, Indiana. Brad owns a handyman service in Newburgh and is a Master in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) and Compact Carry Pistol (CCP). Brad is also the inventor of the "Paster Pal." He joined IDPA in 2015. This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Links of Interest https://etsy.me/34hGmFj Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more amazing people...

Duration:00:34:04

USC116 - Stuart Gepp from Glen Gardner, NJ

10/24/2019
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Today we meet a very special guest, Stuart Gepp (A52651) from Glen Gardner, New Jersey. Stuart is an IT professional and native of Great Britain where a total handgun ban ended his pistol shooting career for 10 years. He got the opportunity to come to the United States in 2007, got his green card in 2012 and has been shooting IDPA ever since and is now an NRA Certified firearms instructor, a match director, and Master in Stock Service Pistol (SSP). This Episode is brought to you by: Use...

Duration:00:33:18

USC115 - Jake Wedge from Richland, MI

10/21/2019
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In today's episode we meet Jake Wedge (A32233) from Richland, Michigan. Jake is a fire safety officer for the State of Michigan and is a Master in Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP), and Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) and has been a member of IDPA since 2008. This Episode is brought to you by: Use the Promo code "BBUSC" to save 5% Use these Links to Support Unload and Show Clear Our goal is to visit matches around the country to meet more amazing people and share their...

Duration:00:34:47