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MJ the Marine Round 2

MJ the Marine Round 2

This is the second time MJ has joined Mike and Jim on the show. Today we discussed some of the differences between Air Force and Marine Corps culture. Obviously very different – but MJ and Jim are both pilots so there are some similarities in that regard. There are reasons for both and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. We also discuss how this applies to other areas, and of course relate it all back to the philosophy of John Boyd. 

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

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John Johnston

John Johnston

John Johnston is the host of Ballistic Radio and teaches firearms with Melody Lauer at Citizen’s Defense Research. CDR has a one-day shooting class called Tests and Standards which is an entire day of assessments. We discuss how people identify metrics for performance and how they apply in context. CDR also has a course for The Armed Parent and Guardian, which led to an interesting discussion about the dichotomy of taking training and performance seriously while also enjoying life and having fun.

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Terrorism 101

Terrorism 101

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In a crisis, YOU are the variable

In a crisis, YOU are the variable

Mike uses three aviation emergency case studies to illustrate how human factors apply to real life situations, and touches on things like the importance of training, the value of good after-action debriefs and what makes them effective, and a little about interpersonal communication. 

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Risky Business – Doing dangerous work, Safely.

Risky Business – Doing dangerous work, Safely.

Military, LE, and Concealed Carriers are armed for a reason – to reduce or mitigate risk. Jim breaks down what that means and how to apply risk management as part of your tactical equation. This isn’t a safety class, this is a class on making the right call on whether that new gun, tactic, or training class is helping you or hurting you. 

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America’s New F-35, with Justin Lee

America’s New F-35, with Justin Lee

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Isaac: Less Sheepdog, More Golden Retriever

Isaac: Less Sheepdog, More Golden Retriever

Isaac the Rookie Cop joins Mike back on the show for an update on the beginning of his career. Isaac is going to share some thoughts and lessons on being the new guy in Law Enforcement and reflect back on the things he would have done before the academy or when he first started on his path to becoming a police officer.

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The Intersection of Art and Science

The Intersection of Art and Science

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Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston Marathon Bombing

Two radicalized brothers built several bombs out of pressure cookers and other readily available items and detonated two of them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon back in April 2013. Mike runs us through an overview of this incident and several talking points for public safety personnel. We also touch on security for large public venues or events, the threat of improvised or homemade explosives, and potential warning signs for an attack. 

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Field Interviews from SHOT 2020

Field Interviews from SHOT 2020

Mike and Jim went to SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoors Trade Show) 2020 and wanted to experiment with field interviews, so we spent some time with our sponsors to showcase them and thank them for their support. If you guys like field interviews like this let us know so we can bring you more from the people you want to hear from next year – Click on the microphone at TacTangents.com and leave us your comments.

Performing Under Pressure with Dr. Michael Lauria

Performing Under Pressure with Dr. Michael Lauria

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Resilience and Mental Toughness

Resilience and Mental Toughness

Our feelings on what resilience means in a tactical setting and how to make sure you are not an easy victim. Includes some thoughts on “resilience training” and where mental toughness comes from.