I had the privilege of speaking with Ryan Rocquin of The Gunrunner Podcast (www.thegunnrunnerpodcast.com) last weekend just before the Super Bowl kickoff, and had an enjoyable conversation with this young man. For those who don’t follow his website and podcasts, let me tell you a little bit about him.
Ryan is a USMC veteran with The Sandbox listed on BTDT section of his resume. He has trained as a paramedic as well, but if I recall correctly he doesn’t actually work as an EMT currently. He is a public school teacher in the Pacific Northwest, one of my favorite parts of the USA, and a member of one of my favorite professions. He is also an enthusiastic lifelong hunter. Anyone who knows me at all will recognize that there are significant points of concordance with Ryan and myself, so it’s no surprise we get on pretty well.
Readers may recall that I did an interview with Ryan for his podcast last summer, in which I explained in my usual long-winded and pontificating manner why it matters more where you shoot someone than what you shoot him with. In other words, I explicated the principles of Tactical Anatomy as set forth in my book and in my training courses.
Ryan tells me that he has received a lot of feedback on that podcast, some of which was actually positive. Moreover, listeners had peppered him with so many questions that he felt a followup interview was necessary to answer them all. So we did another interview, and I answered those questions. If you go to his website, which I’ve cited above, you can listen to that podcast, which was published on 2/8/13.
Or, if you hate listening to my hoarse and scratchy voice, you can just follow this blog for the next little while, because I’m going to put down in pixels in this very weblog the points I made in the podcast, which include:
1. How badly the 380 ACP truly sucks as a defensive pistol round
2. Why the 9mm is the world’s default defensive pistol round
3. Myth or Magic? Personal defense shotgun loads: bird, buck, and slug
4. Home defense tactics
5. Why you need to shoot the bad guy more than once
… and a couple of others, which I can’t recall off the top of my head, but which I’ll add in here using the "edit" function after I listen to the interview again later this weekend.
IN THE MEANTIME… Tactical Anatomy’s website reconstruction is underway!!! I have been discussing future direction of the website (and Tactical Anatomy LLC in general) with my advisors and my webmaster, Deleyna, and we are proceeding with several projects including making this website a LOT easier to use.
Those of you who have had difficulty getting hold of me through the website email link, I apologize to you profusely. We had to upgrade security drastically due to a huge number of hacking hits from China and Russia last fall, and it cut out a lot of emails accordingly. Hopefully the security issues will be a thing of the past with the website upgrade, and life will return to some semblance of normal.
Keep your eyes on this space, as I will be blogging a lot more frequently in this new format. You won’t be able to see the new format for a while, but trust me, Deleyna and I are getting it up and running in the background.
As always, remember: only incapacitating hits count.