October 29, 2019
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 19, On Being a Range Safety Officer
I welcome back my brother-from-another-mother, Denis Haynes, to the podcast to talk about what it is like to be a Range Safety Officer. We covered gun safety in our very first podcast and again when we did Part 2. Now, Denis and I are back together again to discuss what an RSO is, their responsibilities, how gun safety fits in, a couple of stories from the trenches, and several of our take-aways after having worked as volunteer RSOs.
When we are at the range shooting, we can all be an RSO with an eye towards keeping ourselves and others around us as safe as possible.
Be sure to tell your friends and family about us!
Sit back. Relax. And listen.
June 1, 2019
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 14, Gun Training, Things to Expect and What to Look For
Van Seeley, former Marine and firearms instructor, joins us once again to discuss gun training. We talk about his background and the things he has seen and experienced as an instructor.
Whether you are seeking to improve your overall shooting game or you plan to carry for defensive purposes, you need to seek out solid training. You should plan to go to class with an open mind, with your ego checked at the door, and be prepared to learn. Most importantly be realistic about where you are with gun handling and what you are expecting to get out of class. Safety in training is as, if not more, important than any other time given the circumstances and the fact that others will be in class with you.
Hopefully, this episode inspires you to seek out that training.
Thanks for listening.
April 30, 2019
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 13, The Importance of Mindset
Likely the shortest podcast we will ever do, it is still an important concept to talk about and for you to think about.
Grit. Wherewithal. Perseverance. Indomitable spirit. Never give up.
Your attitude and mindset can make the difference between success and failure. Get it in your head that you will not give up and that you will succeed and you will. Picture success and you'll succeed. Picture failure and you will fail.
In self-defense, mindset can mean the difference between going home safe or getting hurt or even worse.
This episode we discuss the importance of having a no quit, never give up mindset and how that will impact the outcome of anything you take on. Your success and even your life will depend on it.
Short and sweet.
Sit back. Relax. Listen.
February 26, 2019
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 11, Safety In and Around Your Vehicle
We talk about safety in and around the vehicle.
We start by talking about things to check on the outside of the vehicle, moving to under the hood, and then we talk about what gear and the items you should look to keep in your vehicles whether in the cabin or in the trunk. We wrap up with some general safety tactics to follow for yourself in order to make you and those in your vehicle safer along with the others on the road with you.
By the time you get through this podcast you'll be better prepared for any trip, errand, vacation, or commute you make.
Sit back. Relax. Listen.