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 Dec 21, 2020
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A professional's look into guns and the firearms industry.

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Center Mass #104: New Year, New You

Happy New Year! Let's jump start 2021 the right way, with a list of lessons we all should have learned in 2020. Join Overwatch Precision's AJ Whisler, Skillset Magazine's Ben Tirpak and I as we discuss the good, the bad and what you should be doing to have a safe and prosperous 2021. 

Jan 01, 2021
Center Mass 103: Polymer80 vs The ATF

The newest manufacturing victim of the ATF's nonsensical attacks is Polymer80. They have been producing ATF-approved 80% receivers since 2015. Last week, the ATF raided the Polymer80 headquarters and seized a "Buy, Build, Shoot" pistol kit, receipts, and customer lists. According to the ATF, the kit is a "firearm" because it is "readily convertible". I sat down to Mike Mills of Tactical Considerations to discuss the process of building your own firearm from a Polymer80 receiver and what Americans can expect from the ATF if we don't speak up now.

Dec 18, 2020
Center Mass #102: Treat Yo Self!

2020 has been a challenging year for us all. We've been through civil unrest, lockdowns, and waiting for the presidential election results. So why not treat yourself this holiday season? Make it rain! You absolutely d

Dec 11, 2020
Center Mass #101: Gun Bunny Breakdown with Paige Roux

Many years ago, I quickly discovered what the term "gun bunnies" meant. Typically, they were scantily clad women posing with guns with little to no firearms knowledge. Now with social media booming, "gun bunnies" have transformed into influencers with much farther reach and exposure than real female shooters. In this episode, we welcome Paige Roux, also known as "Some Chick Who Shoots" on social media, who manages a shooting range, instructs, and is also a makeup/nail enthusiast. She joins Skillset's Jason Swarr and I to chat about whether "gun bunnies" are a necessary evil in the firearms industry.

Dec 04, 2020
Center Mass #100: Isaiah Washington

Actor and 2A supporter, Isaiah Washington joins us this week as we celebrate the 100th episode of Center Mass! Listen in as we chat about his adventure in the firearms industry, Hollywood hypocrisy and the drama surrounding his new movie, “Corsicana”. Huge thanks to Troy Industries, Elftmann Tactical, Charger Arms, and Sonoran Defense for supporting our 100th episode giveaway! Winner is announced on this show!

Nov 19, 2020
Center Mass #99 - The Day the Earth Stood Still with CZ-USA

Since the start of the pandemic, the firearms industry has been working non-stop. This week, CZ-USA’s Daniel Holder and I discuss how wild 2020 has been for gun manufacturers and what that means for you, the consumer. Will it ever get back to “normal”? Tune in to hear our predictions as everything is riding on the presidential election. Also, we announced the 100th Episode Giveaway!

Nov 12, 2020
Center Mass #98: Officer Down - Civilian Response with Thomas Yoxall

On a dark and cold night in 2017, Thomas Yoxall's life changed forever. While driving on a desolate stretch of Arizona highway, he observed a man viciously beating a highway patrolman on the side of the road. Fearing for the officer's life, Thomas pulled over, drew his firearm and eliminated the threat. Listen in as Thomas vividly describes that fateful night and the emotional aftermath that ensued. 

Oct 30, 2020
Center Mass #97: Q vs The ATF

Q's "Honey Badger" and several other models have recently come under attack by the ATF for being "designed to be shouldered", even though they come with an "ATF Approved" SB Tactical pistol stabilizing brace. This week we sit down with Jason Swarr and Ben Tirpak of Skillset Magazine to discuss the ramifications of this attack and what this means for Americans during this crucial election. Also, tune in for a sneak-peak of a special give-away announcement!



Oct 22, 2020
Center Mass #96: Major Match Recap with AK Mario

After a heavy weekend of competing in separate major events, AK Mario and I sat down this week to debrief the chaos. While he was in Texas shooting the famous "Kalash Bash", I shot the A Girl and A Gun "Fall Festival" and Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge in the deep south. Tune in to hear the challenges and triumphs of these two Arizona-based shooters competing across the USA.

Oct 15, 2020
Center Mass #95: Amy Covey Barrett and Your Future 2A Rights

Tony Simon, the founder of "Diversity Shoot" and 2A4E (The 2nd Is For Everyone) Podcast, joins the show to discuss the 2A views of SCOTUS nominee, Amy Covey Barrett. Is there a possible concern? Also, listen in as we chat about Thomas Yoxall, the Arizona hometown hero (and ex-felon) who saved the life of an Arizona State Trooper.

Oct 01, 2020
Center Mass #94: The Future of the 2nd

This week I sat down with Jason Swarr from Skillset Magazine to chat about the future of the 2nd Amendment. Listen in to this "no holds barred" conversation as we cover presidential candidates, our local senate race, Cardi B, Black Rambo, and the Antifa / BLM "peaceful protests". There is so much riding on this election, we need to vote as if our Second Amendment depends on it.

Sep 25, 2020
Center Mass #93: The 2nd Is For Everyone with Tony Simon

This week we welcome Tony Simon, the founder and host of the "Diversity Shoot" and 2A4E (The 2nd Is For Everyone) Podcast. As a part of the first generation born with equal rights in America, he has been on a mission to expose citizens of all colors, religious preferences, and sexual orientations to the 2nd Amendment.

Sep 09, 2020
Center Mass #92: The Republic of California with Scott Folk

After spending several days in California, I had the opportunity to observe the infringement of the 2nd Amendment firsthand. I was denied buying ammo due to not being a resident of the state and not having a firearm registered in the caliber of the ammo I was trying to buy. Appalled by this, I brought in Scott Folk, the Chief Operations Officer of the once California-based company, Apex Tactical, to discuss why the Golden State is a screenshot of what America will turn into if we don't get out there and vote this November.

Sep 04, 2020
Center Mass Podcast #91: "The American Dream" with Jim Fuller

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest, there are people working towards their "American Dream". Is the dream still alive? International AK legend, Jim Fuller, Skillset Magazine's Jason Swarr, and I sit down to chat about the dissolution of the "American Dream" in today's volatile climate. Listen in to hear Jim open up about his departure from Rifle Dynamics, the birth of Fuller Phoenix, and growing up during the Civil Rights movement. 

Aug 28, 2020
Center Mass #90: Mike Black - LEO's Speak Up

This week, we sit down with local police officer, Mike Black, about the defund the police movement. What will happen to your community? What will happen to the black community? What about the gun industry? We cover all of these things and how you can be your own "first responder" in this weird world we're living in.

Aug 21, 2020
Center Mass #89: Travis Haley - Start Questioning Everything

Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, Travis Haley has laid relatively low when it comes to voicing his opinions on the current situation in America. Well, that's all about to change. This week we sit down with the former Force Recon Marine and talk about the validity of the QAnon movement, the Gregory Wong incident, civil unrest in our streets and child sex trafficking. This is NOT a show to miss!

Aug 05, 2020
Center Mass #88: Citizen Militias: A threat to society or themselves?

This week Jason and Ben from Skillset Live jump in as guest hosts to discuss the recent negligent discharge by the citizen militia group, NFAC. Did the lack of firearms safety just discredit their movement? Will they ever be considered a legit civilian military under the current leadership? Tune in to hear our thoughts!

Jul 30, 2020
Center Mass #87: Firearms Proficiency in Military and Law Enforcement

Sean Sante and Nate Gerhert of Range Time, a firearm simulation-based training facility, stopped by the studio to chat about the recent LAPD Officer Toni McBride shooting and common misconceptions of firearm proficiencies of law enforcement and military.

Jul 23, 2020
Center Mass #86: Racism and the 2A Community

With the current racial turmoil in America, I sat down with new firearms business owner, Dave Bones from Down The Barrel, and Jason Swarr & Ben Tirpak of Skillset to chat about the racial climate in the 2nd Amendment community

Jul 17, 2020
Center Mass #85 - Body Armor with Mason Miller of AR500 Armor

The great thing about this country is that civilians of all backgrounds have the right to protect themselves especially during the uprising in civil unrest. Have you thought about body armor? Most people think that only police and the military have access to armor. Nope, you can too! Today, I have Mason Miller, a Research and Development (R&D) Team member of AR500 Armor, to chat about body armor and why it's a great investment.

Jul 10, 2020
Center Mass #84: CCW Insurance 101

With the rise of civil unrest and unprovoked attacks, I sit down with Tom Toth of Concealed Carry Insurance Services, to discuss self defense insurance. As a family man, veteran, and 2nd Amendment advocate, he goes in-depth regarding the legal ramifications of self- and home defense incidents. 

Jul 03, 2020
Center Mass #83: Celebrating Frank DeSomma

In the tragic wake of his recent death, Ursula Williams and the Skillset Magazine editors take a moment to reflect on what Frank DeSomma of POF-USA has done for the firearms industry. The man was an innovator, mentor, leader and most of all....a true friend. We invite you to join our conversation and celebrate the life of a true American patriot. 

Jun 19, 2020
Center Mass #82 - Staccato 2011 with Jim "the Kraken" Erwin

This week, we sit down with the one and only Jim "the Kraken" Erwin of Staccato 2011, formerly known as STI International. We discussed the history of the 2011 platform, the significant evolution into Staccato 2011, and why they are proclaimed "the world's best shooting handguns".

Jun 10, 2020
Center Mass #81: Through the Looking Glass Part 2: Tom McKenna
This week we continue the scope conversation with Tom McKenna from Kahles. Topics covered in this show is magnification, field of view, accessories, symptoms of growing out of a scope and buying used optics. If you are on the fence about purchasing new glass, then you need to listen to this podcast!


May 29, 2020
Center Mass Podcast #80: Through the Looking Glass: Part 1 with Tom McKenna
Working as the southwest sales representative of Swarovski Optik and Kahles, Tom McKenna decided to dive into precision rifle competition to understand his customers' needs. Join us as we discuss vital considerations while shopping for a new hunting, plinking, or competition scope. 
May 23, 2020
Center Mass #79: Dot Life with Chris Cerino

History Channel's Top Shot contestant and Team Trijicon Pro Shooter, Chris Cerino joins us as we  discuss the fast-growing trend of pistol-mounted red dots. This informative conversation holds nothing back as we venture into main considerations when shopping for your new sight.

May 15, 2020
Center Mass #78: Quarantine Gun Mods with Mike Mills of Tactical Considerations

When was the last time you gave your guns some love? Mike Mills of Tactical Considerations joins us in the Skillset studio to discuss some gun modifications that you should consider while locked down in quarantine.

Apr 30, 2020
Center Mass Podcast #77 - Putting in Work with Pro Shooter Nick Saiti

Whether you're "essential" or not, you still need to put in work. The pandemic doesn't wait for anyone. Pro Shooter and USPSA 8 discipline Grand Master Nick Saiti (@secretweapontraining) and I discuss maintaining performance motivation and dry fire training focus points during this trying time.

Apr 16, 2020
Center Mass #76: AJ Whisler - Overwatch Precision

With the recent surge of new firearm owners, I sat down with AJ Whisler of Overwatch Precision to speak about the importance of safety, training, maintenance, and modifications.

Apr 01, 2020
Center Mass #75: Frank DeSomma - POF USA

This week, I sat down with one of the most patriotic, innovative gunbuilders in the game, Frank DeSomma. Listen in as we discuss the birth of Patriot Ordnance Factory, the Coronavirus, and the future of America

Mar 16, 2020
Center Mass #74: Kalashnikov 101 with AK Mario

Listen up Comrades! This week we sit down with AK builder Mario Parada of Lee Armory to discuss the world of Kalashnikovs! We cover a bit of history, what to look for when buying an AK and even some tips on zeroing your new rifle. 

Mar 10, 2020
Center Mass #73: Through The Eyes Of Law Enforcement - Deputy Cat Rybka

This week we invite Deputy Cat Rybka into the studio for an incredible discussion about target hardening, situational awareness and police response to home defense. 

Mar 05, 2020
Center Mass #72: How Bulletproof Is Your Home Defense Plan?

Most of us think we have a solid plan to defend our home against intruders, but have you covered all the "What If's"? Join Ursula Williams as she has an in-depth conversation with the editors of Skillset Magazine about how to prepare for the worst-case home invasion scenarios.

Feb 25, 2020
Center Mass #71: Children and Shooting Sports - Cindy Coker

This week we are joined by professional shooter, Cindy Coker as we tackle the subject of introducing our youth into shooting sports.

Feb 18, 2020
Center Mass #70: Introducing Women Into Shooting - Samantha DeZonia

This week we are joined by Samantha DeZonia from Wilderness Tactical as we talk about getting more women into the shooting sports world. Plus we break down some last minute, 2A friendly Valentine's Day gifts!

Feb 12, 2020
Center Mass #69: Shot Show 2020 Review

Back from the world's largest gun show and finally over the sickness that comes with shaking hands with 1000's of people, we are finally ready to give you our annual round up! In this episode we cover new guns, new gear and the trends we will see in 2020!

Feb 04, 2020
Center Mass #68: Competition Shooting - Gearing Up

This week on Center Mass, Ursula Williams continues with her competition shooting series as she talks about all the gear you need (and don't need) to start your journey in shooting sports. 

Jan 21, 2020
Center Mass #67: Competitive Shooting - Getting Started

This week we dive into a quick start up guide on what to expect when getting into the world of competitive shooting. We cover topics like "conquering the fear of being the new guy", the different types of shooting matches and even talk about how much one should spend on a competition setup. 

Jan 14, 2020
Center Mass #66: Flying With Firearms - Ursula Williams

Please join us as we welcome competitive shooter and season 2 host, Ursula Williams to Center Mass! This week we learn about her background in the 3-gun world and then dive into the challenges of flying (domestic and internationally) with firearms. 

Jan 07, 2020
Center Mass #65– Introduction to Executive Protection Course Review

In this episode we talk about our recent Introduction to Executive Protection course. We talk about the fundamentals of EP and then visit with the students who took part.

Nov 26, 2019
Center Mass #64– Lights and Lasers

In this episode we talk about lights and lasers for your home defense gun. From how many lumens we need to choosing a laser color - we will cover it all!

Nov 13, 2019
Center Mass #63: Listener questions

In this episode we answer the top 8 questions we have gotten from listeners. From my favorite handgun to my opinion on open carry we will answer them all!

Nov 05, 2019
Center Mass #62– Training in Law Enforcement

In this episode we discuss the training that law enforcement go through with seasoned Chief Deputy Matt Thomas.  We will talk about firearms training as well as man of the other requirements that officers go though. It is a behind the scenes look at what makes an officer.

Oct 29, 2019
Center Mass #61– The State of Law-Enforcement

In this episode we discuss the state of law-enforcement around the country with Mike Black.  From the political pressures to officers on the street, we will discuss where it is and where we see it going.

Oct 22, 2019
Center Mass #60– Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous

In this episode Karen Hunter and I are going to take time to talk about a recent trip to take part in the Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous.  A three-day intensive media event that allowed us to shoot some of the newest guns while spending quality time with manufacturers. 

Oct 15, 2019
Center Mass #59: The Warrior Mind – Firearms as a Martial Art

In this episode we are going to take time to talk about firearms as a martial art and the deeper philosophies that go with it. From parallels to the Samurai life to how to live day to day, we will cover it all. 

Oct 08, 2019
Center Mass #58– SIG Sauer – Behind the Black Curtain

In this episode we are going to take time to talk about a recent trip to take part in the SIG Sauer Camp Legion. It was three full days of tours, discussions and Training. From the history of SIG to high speed range drills we covered it all. Stand by as I give you behind the scenes access!

Sep 25, 2019
Center Mass #57– Road Trip to the Media Direct Creative Roundtable

In this episode we are going to take time to talk about a road trip to Illinois and the annual Media Direct Creative Product Roundtable.  From installing new triggers on Remington rifles to looking at some groundbreaking ammo the trip was jam packed!

Sep 17, 2019
Center Mass #56: Gunfighters vs Gun Owners - Karen Hunter

Firearms trainer, National magazine contributor and personal protection advocate.  We break down the difference between being a gunfighter and just being a gun owner. We discuss what makes the difference!

Sep 10, 2019
Center Mass #55: EDC Roundtable Discussion

In this episode we visit with the editors of Skillset Magazine and Matt Stagliano of Firelance Media about the real world of EDC. We are going to break down what to consider in setting up your Every Day Carry!

Sep 03, 2019
Center Mass #54– The ABC’s of the AR 15 – Understanding this growing market

In this episode we are going to talk about the expanding AR15 market and what some of the newest options are.  From new terminology to calibers we will break it down in an easy to understand way!

Aug 27, 2019
Center Mass #53 - SHHHHH! It’s Suppressor Time

In this episode we are going to talk about suppressors.  From how they work and design differences to the legalities of ownership we are going to cover it all!

Aug 20, 2019
Center Mass #52: Red Flags and Lines in the Sand

In this episode we are going to discuss Red Flag laws and what they really mean for gun owners. We are also going to look at the tension building around the country and some real world solutions.

Aug 13, 2019
Center Mass #51: The Kimber DASA and the world of revolvers with Karen Hunter

In this episode we are going to visit with Karen Hunter – Gun writer, firearms instructor and personal defense advocate. With the release of Kimber’s new DASA revolver it is the perfect time to look at it in detail and talk revolvers for modern use!

Aug 07, 2019
Center Mass #50: This is my BOOM STICK - A visit with Remington!

In this episode we are going to talk about the venerable shotgun. From pump guns to gas guns we will help you choose the gun you need.  We will also take a field trip to Gunsite and the good folks at Remington as we run their newest tactical semi-auto shotgun!

Jul 30, 2019
Center Mass #49– The road to 1000 yards and beyond. A students perspective.

In this episode we are going to talk with Jason Swarr and Ben Tirpak as they share their journey in the long range precision shooting realm. From their early days of learning the basics of the rifle to making advanced wind calls at insane distances we will get to hear it all. 

Jul 23, 2019
Center Mass #48: Modern Day Masterpieces by Nighthawk Custom

In this episode we are going to talk about the 1911 - From 2 World Wars to Modern Day Masterpieces. We will explore Nighthawk Custom and their new FireHawk 1911! 

Jul 16, 2019
Center Mass #47– The Craziness Continues

In this episode we are going to talk about the continued craziness around the gun world.  From the relentless attacks on our 2A rights to the lunacy being spewed by presidential candidates.

Jul 09, 2019
Center Mass #46– Ben Tirpak – Engineer and quintessential all American gun guy

In this episode we are going to visit with Ben Tirpak – master engineer for the Skillset network, shooter and all around quintessential all American gun guy! He is quietly well known in the industry but today we get a behind the scenes chat with the man himself!

Jun 25, 2019
Center Mass #45– Adam Balzer – Guns, Gear and Gun Coatings

In this episode we are going to visit with Adam Balzer – owner of Charger Arms.  We are going to discuss guns, gear and gun coatings. From his thoughts on the latest gear to what we need to look for when we want to get our guns coated, we will cover it all. 

Jun 18, 2019
Center Mass #44– Matt DiRito – Rock Star and Gun Aficionado

In this episode we are going to visit with Matt DiRito.  Bass player for the world-famous Pop Evil and hardcore gun aficionado.  We are going to talk guns, gear, life on the road and how he balances it all!

Jun 11, 2019
Center Mass #43: John Gittus and the Powder Keg

In this episode we are going to visit with the owner of one of the most unique gun shops in the world. Built as a true speakeasy with hidden doorway it is a fantastic intimate gun shopping experience. Today we are going to share the password!

Jun 04, 2019
Center Mass #42: A visit to the gear locker and product reviews

In this episode we are going to take a look at some of the gear that has recently crossed my desk. From holsters to handguns we will look at some of the coolest stuff that has come my way!

May 28, 2019
Center Mass #41: The Ultimate Gun Trivia with Karen Hunter

In this episode we are going to visit with Karen Hunter.  National magazine contributor and firearms instructor.  She shares some of the most interesting pieces of gun trivia from her ongoing collection of articles in Ballistic Magazine!  From military bad asses to Earnest Hemingway – the stories are incredible. 

May 21, 2019
Center Mass #40: The reality of being a bodyguard with Paul Pawela

In this episode we are going to visit with Paul Pawela to talk about the realities of the executive protection world.  From what to expect to the training you are going to need we are going to cover it all!

May 14, 2019
Center Mass #39: David Fairfax of F4 Defense - A behind the scenes look at some very cool AR’s

In this episode we are going to visit with David Fairfax of F4 Defense to look at their lineup of very cool looking AR’s.  From small frames to go fast SWAT guns we will cover them all!

Apr 30, 2019
Center Mass #38: JJ Reich of Federal Ammunition

In this episode we are going to visit with JJ Reich of Federal Ammunition.  We are going to talk about all of the great new ammo they are releasing and how to choose what you need!

Apr 23, 2019
Center Mass #37: Modding your GLOCK - Souping up the Austrian Wondergun

In this episode we are going to talk about modding your Glock.  From trigger work to barrel comps we are going to look at everything we need to improve our gun!

Apr 16, 2019
Center Mass #36: Firearms and the law - Welcoming back Firearms Attorney Tim Forshey

In this episode we are joined by firearms attorney Tim Forshey to continue our discussion about firearms and the legal maze that goes with them. From the good to the bad and ultimately the ugly we will cut through the hype and talk about what to do if things go bad.

Apr 09, 2019
Center Mass #35: Beyond the Range - Mastering your weapon

In this episode we are going to talk about moving beyond the range and our goal of mastering our weapons.  From mindset to dry practice drills we are going to cover it all.

Apr 02, 2019
Center Mass #34: Bruce Corey of ShootingClasses.Com - The evolution of training

In this episode we are going to visit with Bruce Corey of Shooting to discuss the evolution of training.  From the days we spent listening to bullhorn instruction to modern day run and gun we are going to cover it all!

Mar 26, 2019
Center Mass #33: Frank DeSomma and the new POF Revolution Rifle

This week we visit with Frank DeSomma of POF to discuss the design and ideas behind his new Revolution rifle!  From the why to the how we are going to dig deep and give you a behind the scenes look at a truly revolutionary rifle!

Mar 19, 2019
Center Mass #32: A visit with Mike McBroom of Kagwerks and SWORD International

In this episode we are going to visit with Mike McBroom! Marine Corps Vet, Prior LE Academy Director and now Director for the SWORD international Pro Team.  We talk shooting, training and the firearms industry!

Mar 12, 2019
Center Mass #31: The fundamentals of running your carbine for accuracy and speed!

In this episode we are going to get your running your rifle fast and accurately! We are going to talk about techniques to improve your carbine shooting performance.  From running the trigger to improving your accuracy we are going to cover it all!

Mar 05, 2019
Center Mass #30: Cleaning out the mailbox! Questions and comments from Listeners!

In this episode we are going to clear out the mailbox and answer listener’s questions and comments! From what ammo is best to what is the meaning of life - we are going to cover it all!

Feb 26, 2019
Center Mass #29: Lake City Army Ammunition Plant - The history and future with Whitney Watson

In this episode we get to visit with Whitney Watson to get a look at the history, people, products and future of one of the most iconic places in the firearms world - Lake City.

Feb 19, 2019
Center Mass #28: Julie Golob - World Shooting Champion

In this episode we get to visit with Julie Golob.  A mix of one of the nicest people in the industry and one of the toughest competitors in the world.  From tips on shooting to a look at her kids book we get to talk about everything!

Feb 12, 2019
Center Mass #27: Better Speed and Accuracy - Improving your Handgun Shooting

In this episode it’s time to get your inner gunfighter tuned up! We are going to talk about techniques to improve your handgun shooting performance.  From running the trigger to getting your blaster out of the holster in record time.

Feb 05, 2019
Center Mass #26: SHOT Show Round up - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In this episode we discuss the highlights of the 2019 SHOT show! From cool new guns to everything else under the sun - we bring the SHOT show to you!

Jan 29, 2019
Center Mass #25: Rob Bianchin of Cabot Guns - The man behind the Meteor gun

In this episode we visit with Rob Bianchin of Cabot guns to discuss super high end 1911’s life in the firearms industry and making guns from space rocks! 

Jan 22, 2019
Center Mass #24: Driving Tacks - The secrets to building a precision AR-15

In this episode we visit with Scott Milkovich of Specialized Dynamics Rifles to discuss Precision AR’s. From what barrel to use to options on triggers and beyond we will cover it all!

Jan 15, 2019
Center Mass #23: Down the Training Rabbit Hole with Travis Haley

In this episode we visit with Travis Haley of Haley Strategic to get an inside look at the unique training they are doing in their D7 division.  It’s time to get off the square range and train your brain!  From brain mapping to eye tracking, Travis is changing the way we train!

Jan 08, 2019
Merry Christmas from Center Mass!

We wanted to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all the support!

Dec 25, 2018
Center Mass #22: Choosing The Right Trainer For You

In this episode we are going to discuss all of the things to consider when you are choosing a trainer. From certifications to curriculums we will cover it all and help you make the best choice possible!

Dec 18, 2018
Center Mass #21: Avtomát Kaláshnikova - A complete primer on the AK47

In this episode we are going to school on the AK47.  It’s going to be a complete primer on this Combloc classic.  From Kalashnikov to Krink we will cover it all!

Dec 11, 2018
Center Mass #20: Real World EDC - A guide to choosing the best set up for you!
In this episode we visit with Karen Hunter, firearms instructor and freelance writer.
We discuss all the considerations for EDC for men and women. From guns to garments we are
going to cover it all.
Dec 04, 2018
Center Mass #19: The 2A Civil War - A battlefield of ideology and facts

In this episode we visit with 2A advocate Cheryl Todd.  Co-host of Gun Freedom Radio, Speaker, National Panel-Moderator and guest on multiple news programs. We discuss the endless aggression towards our 2ndAmendment rights.

Nov 27, 2018
Center Mass #18 – Choosing the best home defense weapon! From shotguns to swords - we will help you find what fits your needs!

In this episode we talk about all the points to consider when choosing a weapon for home defense. We will look at all of the pros and cons of various guns and help you decide what works best for you! 

Nov 20, 2018
Center Mass #17 – An interview with retired Green Beret Paul Pawela Center Mass #17 – An interview with retired Green Beret Paul Pawela

In this episode we visit with retired Green Beret and director of training for the American Police Hall of Fame - Paul Pawela.  We discuss everything from real world training to guns of choice and everything in between! A fantastic “Must Listen” episode! 

Nov 13, 2018
Center Mass #16 – Developing a Warrior Mindset

In this episode we are talking about what it means to be a warrior.  Lessons from previous warrior cultures are still relevant today and we are going to show you how to apply them to your daily life!  Today we talk about being a modern Samurai.

Nov 06, 2018
Center Mass #15 – All things GLOCK: From what what’s new to a look behind the curtain!

In this episode we cover all things GLOCK!  From what’s new to a rare look behind the curtain at the company and their manufacturing facility in Georgia.  We will wrap it up with a look at 8 things you probably never knew about GLOCK!

Oct 30, 2018
Center Mass #14 – The Legal Realities of Concealed Carry - What if…

In this episode we are joined by firearms attorney Tim Forshey to look at the realities of carrying a concealed weapon and the legal maze that goes with it. From the good to the bad and ultimately the ugly we will cut through the hype and talk about what to do if things go bad.

Oct 23, 2018
Center Mass #13 – Get em’ while they are fresh! A look at some of the newest guns on the market and how they stack up!


In this episode we take a look at some of newest guns that have recently hit the market.  From super high end 1911’s to go fast shotguns, we will look at the ups and downs of these latest additions to the gun world! 

Oct 16, 2018
Center Mass #12 – From a Boy to a Man. What we need to be teaching the next generation of men

In this episode we visit with Ken Ross. Creative Director for Athlon Outdoors and firearms instructor. We discuss what we need to do to make sure our boys turn into men. From what guns they should be shooting and when, to how they are taught about life – we cover it all in a non-pc discussion. 

Oct 09, 2018
Center Mass #11 - Gun writer Life - The ABC’s of Gun writing and how to get started

Today Jason Swarr of Skillset Magazine and I discuss the business of freelance writing.  From  putting pen to paper to ultimately getting published, we will cover it all!

Oct 02, 2018
Center Mass #10 - Breaking down the AR - What we need to look for when buying

Today we have Chris James of PSD Manufacturing on the show.  Master AR designer and builder, Chris discusses what should look for when buying AR’s or components.  From what works to what is fluff - we hit it all!

Sep 25, 2018
Center Mass #9 - Active Shooters - The Reality and Suggested Responses

In this episode we are joined in studio by Mike McAllister.  Former police officer and all around guru on Active Shooter training and reaction.  He cuts to the chase pretty quickly as we discuss the do’s and don’ts in active shooter situations.

Sep 18, 2018
Center Mass #8 - Entering the Man Cave - Women in the Firearms Industry

Today we have Karen Hunter with us. Firearms instructor, freelance writer and serious 2A advocate. She shares the belief that some women need to put on their big girl panties and men need to quit asking to see them.


Sep 11, 2018
Center Mass #7 - Go Long! - Long Range Shooting with ARMY Sniper Chad Marr

In this episode we are joined in studio by Chad Marr- ARMY Sniper / LE Shooter and PRS Competitor.  We discuss shooting in the military vs. civilian world as well as what goes into making that super long shot! Gear, guns and a great conversation!  Listen in and get ready to Send it!

Sep 04, 2018
Center Mass #6 - The world of SHOT Show with the Tactical Plus Sized Model

Today we welcome the Tactical Plus Sized Model to the studio as we discuss the state of the firearms industry and the in's and outs of SHOT show.

Aug 28, 2018