The Airgun Podcast
By Tay Vaughn
The Airgun Podcast Nov 21, 2022
The Airgun Podcast Episode #48 - Tyler Patner - Arrowgun Hunting - Archery vs Airguns vs Firearms
Thanks for being so patient for another episode! Hopefully you enjoy picking back up and checking out the new video element of the podcast moving forward.
Here are some of the awesome things we talk about in this episode:
-The Umarex Primal 20 Air Shotgun capable of shooting slugs as well
-The AirJavelin Pro: A regulated, PCP version of the the previously announced Umarex AirJavelin arrowgun.
-Archery Hunting vs Airgun Hunting vs Firearm Hunting
Update From Mexico - TAP is Back(ish) | Ballistic Fuel & More
What It's Like Being New To Airguns and Diving Right In: Markeith Hall of Donny FL & Saber Tactical
We had a chance to get a good little interview in with the man behind the camera of DonnyFL and Saber Tactical, Markeith Hall. Markeith is a former Unites States Marine and now does graphic design among many other things for Saber Tactical and DonnyFL. He hopes to get more people of color into the sport of airgunning and to grow the sport in general. Being his first time at the Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge he was blown away by what else the airgun industry had to offer in community, competition and diversity. Be sure to follow along with the work he is doing with the tags in the video or links below:
Markeith Hall IG: https://www.instagram.com/markeith.d.hall/
DonnyFL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnyfl/
DonnyFL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbNWCmPPMg9Gw0ReS7fC-g
Saber Tactical Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saber_tactical/
What You Need To Know Before You Buy A Scope: Joe Rhea of Cyclops Videos Talks Optics at 2021 Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge
We catch up with the one and only Joe "Cyclops" Rhea from Cyclops Videos to discuss optics. We cover questions like "What are the basics? What should you know before you buy an optic? Which optics companies are doing it right? " as well as what scopes we are seeing being used in competition and why?
Be sure to follow along on Joe's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/AirgunClassicsJoeWRhea
Keith Gibson takes home Gold at the 2021 Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge: Post Award Ceremony Interview
Be sure to follow along on YouTube with Keith and his channel and stay tuned for RMAC 2022 with Utah Airguns for an even bigger prize, more fun, more guns and more awesomeness!!!!
TAP is BACK! Texas, Airgun Hunting, Chasing Dreams and Getting Healthy
Beeman Underlever PCP: An Underlever Bullpup?
Squirrel Safari Round 2. Why It's Necessary To Take 1700 Squirrels Down
Target Forge, Men's Health and Shooting Airguns with Bill Ruehl
FX Impact Evolution, FX Impact M3 and New Technology with Jonathan Elvegaard-Tueller of FX USA
Q&A: What Does It Take To Be An Airgun Personality or Brand?
Insane Trick Shots with Shooter 1721, Rick Rehm
What’s The Best Gun? Competition Shooting for Beginners
I Got Covid and Remodeled My New House
LIFE UPDATE: Where I Have Been (Not Dead Yet)
How To Tune Your Airgun: Airgun Tuning Basics
How to Set Up Your Ballistics App and Where to Aim When Shooting At an Angle
Telling The Other 99% of Our Hunting Stories with Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins
How To Get A Hunting/Pest Control Permission & Top 5 Things To Consider
Ryan Rehm: Branding Shooter 1721, Media Management and Entrepreneurship
Q&A with Keith from 68 Whiskey: Should I Shoot Pellets or Slugs?
Justin Welch: Retiring Firearms for Airguns, Helicopter Hog Hunts and Competition Shooting
From his very first airgun competition to now shooting hogs from a helicopter with some of the world's best known shooters, Welch has been hooked on air for good and the best is yet to come.
Check out the epic Utah Airguns video and Justin's 563 yard Arigun kill here: Ultimate Airgun Hunt (Squirrel Safari)
Dana Webb, Mountain Sport Airguns, American Air Arms and The Right to be Picky
The Airgun Podcast 2021 Update and Moving Forward
Umarex Air Saber Hog Hunt, African Safaris and Feeding Villages with Chris Cook
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Predator, JSB and Lead-Free Slugs with Dick Dixon of Predator International
Versatile, High Quality, Affordable Scope Cameras and Filming Setups with Rudy Nunez of TACTACAM
In this episode with former Paratrooper Rudy Nunez we talk a newcomer's perspective on the airgun community and an incredibly diverse system for filming hunts. As the sport of airgunning explodes and the love of hunting and shooting footage grows, more and more people want to be in on the action of recording and documenting their hunts whether that is directly through the scope or mounted to the weapon. With modern 4k scope camera setups for (but not limited to) airgunners costing upwards of $1200 and being limited to rifle scopes only, it is really good to see a company providing the same quality product for significantly less money. As Rudy explains, where the real bargain comes in is the versatility of the TACTACAM system. The simple and streamlined process for switching your TACTACAM between your weapons of choice makes all the difference in the world when it comes to ease and convenience. From Airgun, to Bow, to Shotgun, all that needs to move is the camera itself and not the entire mounting system. If you're in the market for this kind of thing, TACTACAM is a great place to start looking. Check out this video of Rudy doing a mag dump with the LSC SK-19: https://youtu.be/B71O0NwTpa8
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Airgun BS-ing, Industry Politics and When You As A Consumer Should Care with Tyler Patner Pt 2 of 2
Airgun BS-ing, Industry Politics and When You As A Consumer Should Care with Tyler Patner Pt 1 of 2
Field Target, South Africa, and Being Female In a Predominately Male Sport with Lauren Parsons
Bear Hunts and Super Charged Big Bores with Chad Simon of Lethal Air
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YouTube Secrets & Stumbling Into Your Passion with Joe Rhea of Cyclops Videos
Though his roots for starting on YouTube were all about classic airguns, Joe saw a gap in the "guns" niche that had room for improvement and took advantage of that opportunity. With the help and support of several other airgun community members, Joe's channel "Cyclops Videos Joe W Rhea" has taken off and is one of the top channels for reviewing optics. One key factor to his growth is his personality and sense of humor. Not only do we cover the YouTube secrets and the journey of growing a channel, but we cover the real life challenges and practicality associated with doing this. Life happens in the midst of pursuing your passions and hobbies and you must overcome those obstacles to succeed. Joe embodies what it means to persevere through many different trials and is seeing the fruit of what dedication, authenticity and consistency bring. Making a point to be vulnerable and talk about real life challenges and hardships makes this one of my favorite episodes because of how real and raw it is. It's not all fun and games; kittens and rainbows. But, as always, we cover airgun topics and practical advice regarding shooting them and which one is right for you. If you're looking ofr optics reviews that are real, honest and trustworthy, be sure to follow along with Cyclops Videos on YouTube!
Umarex Hammer, Air Saber and Air Javelin with American Airgunner Challenge Contestant Eydin Hansen
Eydin Hansen is a professional shooter and military veteran who joined the airgun ranks after the military with Umarex, a company bringing top tier airguns at an affordable price! He can be seen in action on "American Airgunner Challenge" with 5 other of the nation's best shooters and airgunners. We talk about the competition and challenges he faces on the TV show, American Airgunner Challenge, and what surprises the show holds. We also cover some of the awesome innovations that Umarex has taken on in the airgun industry with regulated big bores like the Hammer and arrow-slinging PCPs and Co2 Guns like the Air Saber and Air Javelin, all of which are hunting capable! Be sure you're following along with Eydin at "@txhogdude" on Instagram as well as "Eydin Hansen" and "Umarex" on Facebook and YouTube!
UpNorthAirgunner, Chris Turek: Hunting Tips, World Records and Knowing Your Airgun Laws
Chris Turek, known as "UpNorthAirgunner" on social media, has made a big splash in the hunting community by way of super powerful, large caliber airguns. With a military background in Armored Tanks and long range combat, Chris knows what it takes to get the job done at distance. We discuss when and how to properly use airguns for hunting and where their limits lie as well as how to get involved in your community to begin the approval process of airgun hunting for big game animals. Chris has personally confirmed hits on target at over 1200 yards with airguns. He holds a confirmed world record along side this feat and has been seen on his YouTube channel performing many other challenging shots. Among many new innovations, one topic we tackle is copper ammo for airguns. Copper ammunition, up until the latest advancements, has not been on the radar in the airgun industry because the issue of friction and lack of pressure produced by airguns compared to firearms, however; Turek is currently working with a company in the firearms world to cross over into airguns with new ammunition technology that could forever change the big bore hunting capacity of airguns allowing copper slugs to enter the scene and be utilized with astonishing accuracy.
American Airgunner Challenge & Growing The Sport Of Airguns with Rossi Morreale
As the sport of Airgunning grows, it has never quite had the potential for exposure on the level that being on mainstream TV would allow, until now The American Airgunner Challenge. We dive into the mind and ideas behind the show with Rossi Morreale as well as where you can find the family friendly show. It airs on Wednesday nights and can be found on the Outdoor Channel. You can also download the "frndly tv" app and get access to the show as well as a free week trial. Be sure you're following American Airgunner on all Instagram, YouTube and Facebook and that you're sharing, reposting and tagging friends to get them talking and spreading the word.
A Quick Update and How To Help Grow This Podcast
Shooting Slugs Before They Were Trendy, Long Range Hunting and Big Bores
In this episode we cover custom airguns, hunting and long range shooting with slugs and big bore air rifles with one of the airgun community's best, Cedric Sophus aka Tofazfou! Not only has he been one of the original Airgunners to be using slugs but he has also been one of the OGs pushing the distance when it comes to long range shooting and demonstrating the energy retention downrange. Cedric has a plethora of knowledge, information and wisdom when it comes to the sport of airguns and his YouTube channel is a fantastic resource for all of the above.
Utah Airguns, Epic Wildcat MkIII Hunt and BROadtrips with Don "Josh" Shula.
Joined by one of my older brothers, Joshua, I head out to Orem, Utah to visit the legends at Utah Airguns, shoot some .25 hybrid slugs out of the MKIII Wildcats and experience the country's (likely the world's) largest airgun showroom. An epic ground squirrel culling took place and hundreds fell victim to the Wildcats. What an epic trip it was. Visit Utah Airguns for inquiries about what we discuss in this episode.
Whiskey, Guns, Farm Life and Philly Cheesesteaks with 68 Whiskey
Competitive shooter and army veteran, Keith, meets Gracie Jujitsu Instructor and RC extraordinaire, Norm, and the rest is history. Shooting high-powered powder burners at long range on a farm, they slowly moved to PCPs for the sake of their neighbors and haven't turned back. Norm and Keith have become excellent long range airgunners, each boasting confirmed kills of over 300 yards on barn pigeons which can be seen on their YouTube channel, 68 Whiskey. They have tons of experience in shooting all types of guns and ammunition and claim that airgunning has made them better shots overall. Facts and no fluff, they aim to be the best, use the best and produce the best content they can for viewers as they embark on their fairly new-found love journey with airguns. Their experience over the last year has already gained them insight and innovation in the industry as Norm has helped develop a speed loader for high capacity magazines for FX, Daysyate and Hatsan models and they have both been on the receiving end of product testing from the best companies.
****As COVID-19 is still affecting day to day life around the world, you can support the grass-fed and finished farm and get yourself a speed loader to pass the quarantine time. To support these gentlemen here are the emails to get a hold of the highest quality beef and some amazing speed loaders.
Speed loaders: Fieldproloaders@gmail.com
High-End Airguns, The RMAC and Humble Beginnings with Justin Jacobson of Utah Airguns
CEO and Founder of Utah Airguns, Justin Jacobson, let's us in on the story of growing his company that started inside a gas station to being a big name in the industry. We hear his introduction to airguns and what lead to his passion for them. Now with an internationally recognized and sought after competition called the Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge, Justin and his team have developed a niche in the airgun industry: Providing high-end air rifles that are tuned and customizable through their shop to your exact specifications. He and his team know their craft and their products inside and out and provide only the best to their customers.
Overcoming Adversity with Dave Bitkowski of RX TARGET SYSTEMS
On this day, March 17th 2017, Dave's oldest daughter contracted a rare auto immune disease that threatened her life and the medical treatments necessary became a financial burden on the family. Having to think and act quickly amongst all the chaos, Dave and his family bravely decided to take his newfound hobby of making airgun targets to the next level in an effort to help make ends meet as they went through this very trying time. Not only was he able to create a product that filled a huge gap in the market with exceptional quality but he was also able to make things work to provide financially for his family and even went as far as donating part of his proceeds to a fund that is set up to help families of pediatric patients like his as they face similar struggles. Since his endeavor he has managed to be recognized and his products used by names such as Crosman, Umarex, Pyramyd Air and Utah Airguns and several more to be featured in the near future. We have set up a special Promo Code offering $10 off for this episode for anyone who wants to support the company and give back to help those in need. Listen for the code and visit rxtargetsystems.com to support the business and the amazing cause.
Law School to Airguns: Tyler Patner of Pyramyd Air
In this episode of The Airgun Podcast I we get to sit back and enjoy a nice conversation with Tyler Patner, most commonly known for his good looks and role he plays for Pyramyd Air, an airgun supply giant! Tyler tells us his story and some interesting things, that by nature, our social media lives and professional appearances don't disclose. Sit back and enjoy this one folks. Part 2 of our interview inevitable because this was too much fun and there is so much more to get to!
T.A.P. Season 2 Ep 1: Varmint Knockers Slugs & How To Tune Your Airgun For Them
Bearded legend, Dale Riggert, of Varmint Knockers Slugs talks about his story and journey of swaging custom slugs and common misconceptions in the Airgun industry surrounding that type of ammunition which we are seeing grow in popularity as of late in the realm of hunting with airguns. Listen and learn from the veteran himself about finding the right slug and tune for the best Airgun hunting experience. Check out Varmint Knockers Slugs.
How To Find “The Right Gun” For You and Swallowing The Price Of Airguns
We dive deep into the Airgun community and practicalities with PJ Clarke of Wisconsin AirGunners. We talk pros and cons of top end guns like the FX Impact and why it might not be for most of us. PJ’s story encompasses rediscovering airguns, surviving heart attacks, 29 years in the police force and coping with the prices of certain airguns with his spouse. We uncover the magic behind them for some people and how to find the best one for you. The secret is.... THERE IS NO SECRET! Find a price you can stomach and and go for it. You can always make changes later and fine tune what fits you best.
Homemade 50 Cals, CO2 Shotguns and Mad Science with Rick Turbo
In this episode I am joined by my friend Rick who I met through the Airgun community. Rick is an airgun enthusiast and is a very gifted machinist who builds things from .50 air rifles to motorized drifting tricycles! We talk everything from what got him into the world of airguns to where he thinks they will go in the future. Are airguns here to stay or just a fad for rich people who have nothing better to do with money? Be sure to check out his YouTube Channel and Instagram as well!