Center Mass

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A professional's look into guns and the firearms industry.

Episode Date
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
Center Mass #5 - Beyond the CCW Permit - The Training Continues

Today we look at the necessity of firearms training beyond a general permit calss. Join Fred Mastison along with special guest Chuck Porter as well as Jason Swarr of Skillset as we end up delving into real world of defensive handgun! 

Aug 21, 2018
Center Mass #4 - Ballistic Art - A visit with Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision

Today we are joined in studio by master gunsmith Jason Burton.  We discuss what goes into creating one of the best 1911’s in the world.  From cliché’s about this classic gun to the reality of building a fighting handgun - we cover it all.  We are joined by Jason Swarr of Skillset and have an educational and sometimes hilarious time.

Aug 04, 2018
Center Mass #3 - America - Guts, Glory and Guns with Frank DeSomma

In this episode we are joined in studio by Mr. Patriot Frank DeSomma of Patriot Ordnance Factory and Jason Swarr of Skillset.  What started out as an interview about rifles, grew into a fantastic state of the union with an F’bomb dropping Frank telling it like it is.  Buckle up and bring your Hell Yeah!


Aug 04, 2018
Center Mass #2 - Choosing the Right Handgun

Join us as we show you how to pick the right handgun.  With special guests Karen Hunter of Force Options and Jason Swarr of Skillset, we look at everything from a long slide 1911’s with optics to pocket pistols. 

Aug 04, 2018
Center Mass #1 - Full Size or Micros - Summer Concealed Carry

Today we look at all of the considerations that go into concealed carry in the summer time.  Join Fred Mastison along with special guest Jason Swarr of Skillset as we end up going down the rabbit hole on carrying when swampy weather us upon us.

Aug 04, 2018