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23 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
MCS 320: Tactical Prepper ABCs - Always Be Learning!
People use the term "the ABCs" to refer to the basics, the building blocks. But recently, I got to thinking about the scene in a movie where Alec Baldwin berates a sales force to "Always Be Closing." He was just one word off! See, the "ABCs" of tactical preparedness, one of the fundamental building blocks, is that you should always be learning. Because if you aren't learning, you're not growing... and you WON'T be able to face unexpected challenges in life! As it turns out, Modern Combat & Survival has done a LOT to help people learn... ...just as our audience has helped us to learn at the same time. What that means is that MCS has actually CHANGED how people, including our own employees, train for self-protection and preparedness. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to describe 3 lessons he learned from MCS that actually changed how he approaches these topics in his own life. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: How the Rambo-style "survival knife" might actually be completely unnecessary for preppers and survivalists! The tool you can use for self-defense that most people haven't considered... and it's definitely not a gun. The single most important "bugout lesson" that MCS teaches. How it's possible to be "too prepared" for bugging out! The "square range mistake" that so many shooters make! So, we have to ask: How has MCS and its podcasts, blog posts, and emails changed how YOU approach self-protection and preparedness? Head on over to our blog and leave a comment to let us know, because we can't wait to hear from you!
23 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
MCS 319: Self-Defense For Seniors
As we said a couple of podcasts ago, none of us is getting any younger. You know what they say about getting older: ...It sure beats the alternative! But as you age, you can't rely on size and strength like you once did. When it comes to self-defense, that means you can't "muscle through" techniques. Even when using weapons... ...A gun that you could handle when you were younger might become more difficult to operate or fire as you age. And this is just the beginning of the things you'll have to overcome and adapt to if you want to protect yourself as you get older! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to offer 5 tips for all of us hitting and passing middle age that will help us better protect ourselves as we get older. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The common myth about self-defense that you have to discard when you're no longer a young person. The one weapon that offers the most power... with the least amount of muscle... that ISN'T a gun! Why a common tenet of self-defense advice becomes that much more important as you age. How an Amazon Alexa or other technology could help make you more protected as a person! Why a popular meme holds the key to defending yourself in a world where senior citizens are often targeted for crime... It's easy to feel indestructible when you're young and healthy. As you get older, though, you also need to get "wiser" when it comes to self-defense... and this podcast will help you do that.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
MCS 318: 5 Steps To Level Up Your Gun Training
We're all about "defensive preparedness," am I right? After all... ...That's the whole POINT of carrying a gun. But if you're not training correctly, you might have a problem: You might NOT be getting better. If you make some simple, easy changes in how you train... ...Well, then you just might "level up" as a shooter. And that could give you the edge you need to survive and WIN a real-life gunfight! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson offers 5 tips for your gun training that will ABSOLUTLEY help you get to the "next level" in your defensive preparedness. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The FIRST thing you have to know before you can train with your gun. How to assess your current training level so you can "level up" from that. The one place every shooter goes that he or she absolutely should AVOID 80% of the time! How limiting your shoot training sessions to just a few minutes could make a critical difference... Why the difference between "block training" and "random training" could unlock the secret of your own training progression! If you carry a gun, if you have a gun at home, and even if you're thinking about doing either one, you NEED to listen to this training. Check it out now, and head on over to www.PraxisClass.com for advanced "6-in-1" gunfight training.
23 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
MCS 317: Survival For Seniors
None of us is getting any younger. You know what they say about getting older: ...It sure beats the alternative! But as you age, your strength and stamina diminish. You also may be dependent on medications. There are other issues, too, that could present survival challenges. Things that were easy at 20 years old become much harder at 50 and older for a lot of us. But there are ways for older survivalists and preppers to compensate! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to offer 5 tips for all of us hitting and passing middle age that will help us all stay better prepared. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The one thing you have to start doing NOW if you rely on prescription medications. How an item many people take to the grocery store can help older citizens to bug out and survive! Why survivalists of every age should be cultivating "cross-generational" friendships. How modifying your choice of survival weapons as you age could make the difference between surviving... and failing! Why a dog, a small dog, or even a cat is a potential "survival companion." It's easy to feel indestructible when you're young and healthy. As you get older, though, you also need to get "wiser"... and this podcast will help you do that.
20 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
MCS 316: 3 Tactical Tips Vs. Multiple Attacker Home Invasion
I got a question in our "tactical question box" recently. One of our followers wanted to know... ...How to deal with a multiple attacker home invasion! This is, of course, AFTER you've secured your loved ones and called 911. If you're about to face multiple aggressors in your own home with a firearm... ...What are the first, second, and third things you need to do to stay alive? Especially now, with as crazy as things have gotten out in the world, this is an important topic. And it's one that a LOT of us have on our minds now. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson describes 3 tactical tips you can use to give yourself an edge in one of the worst-case scenarios for self-defense: a home invasion when you're facing multiple threats! Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The one thing you HAVE to know about the layout of your own home in a home invasion. How you can change the furniture in your house for a "tactical advantage"! The weird thing that chairs, tables, and even your attackers have in common! How you can use a personal defense alarm as a distraction... even if it doesn't work. Why you may need to stop an attacker with just one shot... and the brutal math that supports this problem. Nobody wants to think about dealing with a home invasion, but this is a serious threat. Listen to this week's episode so you'll know what to do if multiple thugs smash down YOUR door.
36 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
MCS 315: Combat PTSD – Myths, Misconceptions & A "Cure"
This Friday is Patriot Day in the United States. Coming up, I have a very personal, patriotic message to share with you... ...about life's realities for the MOST patriotic among us. As we prepare to rebrand from MCS to "Warrior Life," we're looking for like-minded people who want to help us accomplish what we're working toward. We want to learn from you even as we help YOU learn. And that's why this message is so important. I just got back from one of our retreats, designed to help combat veterans with PTSD. Our mission is to end veteran suicide, and we need YOUR help. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson talks about the retreat, Operation Warrior Resolution, Operation Save Our Soldiers, and what you can do right now to help these soldiers suffering from PTSD. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: What our charity work is all about. Why PTSD can be so devastating. What "rapid resolution therapy" is all about. Jeff's thoughts on why he's chosen to help his fellow veterans. What you can do to help soldiers suffering from PTSD right now! Our soldiers have put everything on the line for us. Let's pay them back by showing them all the support we can.
22 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
MCS 314: Kyle Rittenhouse & Kenosha
It's like something out of a movie. A 17-year-old kid with an AR15 goes to volunteer at a political protest... ...And by the time he's done shooting, he's been charged with murder. There are a lot of people hailing Kyle Rittenhouse as a hero. There's no doubt that he was the more skilled shooter in Kenosha. But there are some "reality checks" we should talk about where his story is concerned. Especially because his entire life could be ruined, and his family put in danger, as a result of what happened. This is sure to be controversial, but we DO need to think about ALL realities of a shooting like this. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to run down five "reality check" points concerning Kyle Rittenhouse and the Kenosha riots. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The one thing that could have prevented all of this from happening...and why it's the one thing Kyle didn't do. Why the legal battle over murder charges is only the START of the threats Kyle now faces. A sobering "what if" scenario that almost nobody is talking about after Kenosha. Why Kyle's family is now in danger, too, even though they had nothing to do with his actions. A disturbing reality of "WROL" situations that you NEED to remember. Whether you think Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero or you think he simply should not have been there in the first place, this is sure to be a thought-provoking episode. Listen now so you'll be better prepared if YOU ever find yourself under threat the way he did.
16 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
MCS 313: Reader Gun Training Tips
Last week, I covered survival tips from our readers, listeners, and followers. This week, we're talking GUNS. And I've learned some incredibly useful gun training tips from YOU. Remember, as we transition away from the MCS brand... ...we're looking for your input now more than ever. And these 5 gun training tips represent just how much knowledge YOU have to share. That's right: As much time as I spend training and learning about self-defense, these are just 5 of the tips from our readers, listeners, and followers that made a big difference for me. In this week's podcast episode, I describe these 5 tips and explain how they changed my own approach to these aspects of self-defense and firearms training. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The simple gun training tip that can take you out into your own driveway. How your hatred for a specific television character can help you train with your gun! How to use your bedroom door to refine your draw against an armed attacker. A dirt-cheap way to simulate the effects of adrenaline in a real gunfight! A trick for figuring out if you're pulling left or right when you shoot... that's so simple you won't believe it! This episode, like last week's, is near and dear to me... because it shows just how much our readers, listeners, and followers participate in what we do here. Tune in now and, if you have your own tip, share it on our blog!
23 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
MCS 312: 5 "Aha!" Survival Tips From Our Readers
I'm always looking for survival tips from our readers, listeners, and followers. And fans of Modern Combat & Survival do NOT disappoint. As we transition away from the MCS brand... ...we're looking for your input now more than ever. Because these 5 tips changed how I approach my own prepping. That's right: As much time as I spend training and learning about survival, these are just 5 of the tips from our readers, listeners, and followers that made a big difference for me. In this week's podcast episode, I describe these 5 tips and explain how they changed my own approach to these aspects of survival and self-defense. This is just one of the reasons we're looking for your input as we move forward! Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: How to get to the bottom of choosing a "survival bike" for bugging out and hauling gear. A simple accessory to add to your daily driver that could save your life in both survival and escape/evasion scenarios! Why all the guns and ammo in the world are USELESS if you don't stock these dirt-cheap accessories. How to make your friends and family think you are a "survival psychic!" Why turning "secret Santa" could help you in a survival situation... This episode is near and dear to me, because it shows just how much our readers, listeners, and followers participate in what we do here. Tune in now and, if you have your own tip, share it on our blog!
23 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
MCS 311: Fixed Pistol Lights, Yes Or No?
It's an accessory we've all thought about buying. Gun-mounted lights for our CCW autos. There's no doubt that there are a LOT of whiz-bang, fancy gizmos out there. Some even lave lasers built right in. But do you NEED one of these things mounted on your gun's accessory rails? And if you DO add one... Are there hidden drawbacks you should be considering? In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson gives you 5 things to consider when YOU make the decision to add... or not add... a fixed light to your carry gun. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The reason a tactical flashlight serves as a "preventive" measure for self-defense. Why a gun-mounted light might cost you valuable seconds when engaging a threat! The fine-motor movement that is almost ALWAYS necessary when engaging a threat with a fixed pistol light. The weird reason you won't be able to check your immediate area for threats if you have a gun-mounted light! How and why a gun-mounted light might actually require that you modify your grip... This is bound to be a controversial episode... and one of the last episodes of our podcast under the Modern Combat & Survival brand. Tune in to hear what YOU may be missing if you're considering a gun-mounted light... or if you already have one!
24 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
MCS 309: Urban Riot Vehicle Defense Tips
It's getting dangerous out there. Several times, vehicles have been surrounded on American streets... ...and people have DIED. It's amazing to think that it's come to this in the United States. And it's probably going to get worse before it gets better. But if a violent mob surrounded your car... ...would YOU have the equipment and the know-how to get out of that situation safely? In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson explains 5 pieces of gear and/or vehicle modifications that can save you and your family if you are surrounded by a mob in an urban or suburban riot! Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: A piece of gear that can help you escape both violent rioters AND natural disasters/fires! A vehicle modification that 30% of vehicles ALREADY have that could keep YOU safe when people throw heavy objects at your car. One option you can get right from the showroom floor that is one of the most "tactical" options you can have in a car. How to use a common piece of camping/hunting equipment to keep violent mobs from being able to aim at you accurately! How cheesy vehicle decals can actually work for you in some cases of mob violence. There's no way to know when mob violence could erupt in the streets of EVERY American city right now. Listen to this week's episode and learn what you can be doing to keep you, and your family, more safe from this alarming threat.
21 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
MCS 308: Deescalation Tips (Fighting WIthout Fighting)
Not too long ago, one of our readers wrote to tell us... ...that he'd almost had a "road rage incident." And he almost used his Guardian Machete! But because he was one of our readers, he ALSO knew that in almost ANY incident like that... ...the LUCKY guy is the guy that goes to JAIL! But now he had a big problem. Because the guy he had been racing with was following him - and spoiling for a fight! Makes you wonder what YOU would do, doesn't it? In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain multiple ways to talk your way out of a fight before it happens... and one or two tricks that just might make you go, "Why didn't I think of that?" Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The weird "Jedi mind trick" one of our readers used on a road-raging guy who wanted nothing more than to fight him! Why CONFUSION can be your best ally before a fight begins. A neat way to make people want to avoid you when you're walking in a dangerous neighborhood. Why the "silent treatment" can work both for and against you in a fight! The single best way to avoid escalating ANY conflict. Bruce Lee called it "the art of fighting without fighting." Listen to this week's episode to learn how you can do the same... and get ready for next week, because BIG THINGS are coming up.
19 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
MCS 307: Mob Defense Mistakes
Have you heard about "Ken and Karen?" They're the couple with an AR15 who faced down a mob... ...And they're lucky to be alive! Their real names are Mark and Patricia McCloskey. After confronting the mob, they've been targeted for harassment... ...and they might still face legal charges. That's because, while it's great that they defend their home... ...They made some significant tactical and legal mistakes. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to discuss how the McCloskeys should have done things differently... and what this means for you if YOU have to face down a mob. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: Why relaxing in your home could put you at a disadvantage in a mob attack... and what you can do about it! The reason you should avoid pointing a gun at an angry mob until the "last minute." What Mark and Patricia could have done differently to avoid being harassed by their local prosecutor. The reason that confronting a mob could have led to Mark and Patricia being rushed and trampled... and how you can avoid the same danger! The political and social implications of this famous viral incident. We applaud Mark and Patricia for standing up and defending themselves. We just want you to avoid the mistakes they made so you don't put yourself and your family in legal danger.
21 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
MCS 306: Pocket Pistol "Mouseguns" (Pro And Con)
Do you know what an "NPE" is? That's a "non-permissive environment"... ...Anywhere you absolutely CANNOT get caught with a gun. There are plenty of places where you can LEGALLY carry a gun, but you still can't afford to get caught with your weapon. That's where pocket pistols or "mouseguns" come in. There are other reasons people carry them, too. And when you carry a gun tucked away in a pocket... ...Chances are good you'll ALWAYS have it! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to discuss the pros and cons of carrying one of these tiny firearms. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: Why a tiny gun shooting tiny ammo can get "violent" in your hand! The weird psychological DISADVANTAGE that carrying a pocket pistol gives you. Why the "underpowered" ammo of your mousegun just might be a good thing! The reason women and young people might prefer a mousegun. The one thing it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to do under threat when you carry a mousegun! They say the first rule of gunfighting is to "have a gun." Learn why a tiny pocket pistol or mini-revolver could be your best friend in an actual gunfight in this week's episode!
26 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
MCS 305: Defensive Handgun Optics: To Red Dot... Or Not?
Do you ever wonder if you're a "tacticool operator?" Are you starting to feel "red dot optics" pressure? Maybe there's a good reason for that! In the "old days" of combat handguns, iron sights were seen as enough. A lot of them were pretty small, too. These days, a lot of the most "tactical" gun guys are running red dot optics on their handguns. Should you get one? Will you get killed in a gunfight if you DON'T? In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson interviews firearms expert Nick Rians, who explains the reasons the red dot optic became popular on handguns... and what this means for you! Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: The weird reason most shooters have trouble with a red dot optic the first time. The "visual" reason that a red dot gives you an advantage in an actual gunfight! How to know when it's time to switch to a red dot optic. How your drawstroke can make the difference in "finding" the dot... or not! How to train with a red dot for maximum benefit. Sometimes, it's hard to know what's "tacticool" from what's truly "tactical." This is one podcast that will definitely do that for you where red dot sights for handguns are concerned, so don't miss it!
57 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
MCS 304: 10 Reasons Why Revolver Beats Semi-Auto
Ever read about people arguing over "9mm vs. 45?" What about "birdshot for home defense" in a shotgun? Or maybe... Is the revolver obsolete for self-defense? These are all what I thought were old, OLD arguments, the kind of gun magazine debates we used to have in the early days of Internet forums. But you might be surprised, because... ...Some people are STILL trying to nail the coffin shut on combat revolvers, and they're still writing articles about that very topic. There's just one problem with that: The idea could not be more wrong! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson interviews snubby revolver expert Michael de Bethencourt, who gives us his top 10 reasons why a revolver actually BEATS a semi-auto pistol for CCW self-defense! Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: Why a revolver is actually MORE versatile than a semi-auto, not less. The surprising reason most revolver shooters DON'T actually know how to clear a malfunction (and why this matters). The concealed-carry scenario in which an auto could get you KILLED, but a revolver WON'T! The surprising advantage a revolver can give you if you have to defend a shooting in court after the incident. And much, much more! The revolver, particularly the snubby revolver, is far from an antique that is now obsolete. Listen to this week's podcast for many more reasons why you might just want to SWITCH to a revolver for concealed carry.
34 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
MCS 303: Weird (But Effective) Tactical Training Tips
Have you thought about the need to become more "tactical?" Being "tactical" means something very specific: It means you're more prepared than the challenges that you'll come up against. It means that no matter what happens... ...you'll be ready... ...and you WON'T FIGHT FAIR! But how do you actually become "more tactical?" As it turns out, there are some weird (but really effective) tactical training tips that you can adopt that will help with this! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson interviews retired Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog, the man who literally wrote the book on being a sniper, about 5 things you can start doing RIGHT NOW that will help make you more prepared. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: How to "defrag your hard drive" so you can better focus under pressure or threat. The single reason so many tactical training programs fail! A simple eye exercise you can be doing to help you SEE better in a gunfight. A change you can make to ALL your physical training, including shooting, that will help you learn FASTER. The one thing you can be doing every night that will help you retain up to 75% MORE training from the day before! Tactical training is how we prepare to protect ourselves and, more importantly, our families. This is one podcast you definitely don't want to miss.
34 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
MCS 302: How To Stop Veteran Suicide
This week on the MCS podcast, we're tackling a very special topic. Veteran suicide. You already know that the nation's soldiers fight to protect this nation. As we've said before, freedom isn't free. But those who experience, and survive combat, often pay a steep price: 22 soldiers take their own lives every single day. That's happening right now. But there's something you can do to help. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson talks about Operation Save Our Soldiers, and explains what you can do right now to help these soldiers suffering from PTSD. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: What our charity work is all about. Why PTSD can be so devastating. Reasons why these issues matter to ALL Americans. Jeff's thoughts on why he's chosen to help his fellow veterans. What you can do to help soldiers suffering from PTSD right now! Our soldiers have put everything on the line for us. Let's pay them back by showing them all the support we can.
36 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
MCS 301: 10 Riot Escape & Evasion Tips
The hooligans are out in the streets. They're rioting. They're looting. Following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody, the nation is burning. As this podcast is being recorded, there are over 5,000 National Guard troops deployed to urban protest areas around the country. But that protection is not for YOU. It's to reassert public order... ...And that might or might not have ANYTHING to do with keeping YOU, and your family, safe! In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson offers you his top ten riot escape and evasion tips - critically important advice you can act on RIGHT NOW to keep you, your family, and your home safe. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: Easy ways to gather passive intel on what's going on in your neighborhood. The biggest mistake many homeowners make when a riot is marching down the street towards their door! Simple tips for "hardening" your home if you're caught in a surprise riot. Why "flooring it" is a mistake if you're driving an encounter a mob blocking the road! Weapons options that can make the difference if you or your family are caught up in civil unrest. Congratulations on making through the "pandemic plague" level of Jumanji to Level 6, Riots. I'm joking because if I didn't, I'd cry... and this is deadly serious information you are NOT going to want to miss.
18 minutes | May 26, 2020
MCS 300: Buck's Favorite MCS Military Stories
Yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States. Most people don't realize that Memorial Day goes all the way back to the Civil War. In modern times, we honor all those who died in the service of our military, protecting our freedom, on Memorial Day. Freedom isn't free, as the saying goes. But even those who survive war pay a steep price: 22 soldiers take their own lives every single day. That's happening right now. But there's something you can do to help. In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to tell some of his favorite MCS military stories from the Modern Combat & Survival Blog... and explains what you can do right now to help these soldiers suffering from PTSD. Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode: How an SAS point man used a weapon you and I can buy from a gun store to kill 5 Jihadis in 7 seconds! How a soldier saved the lives of more than a hundred of his fellow soldiers... WITHOUT his rifle. Why a "big blade" is still relevant to combat today... even if you've already been shot and "blown up" by a grenade! Multiple tips Jeff Anderson learned the hard when in the military that you can apply to bugging out (and preparing your bug-out bag). What you can do to help soldiers suffering from PTSD right now... with as little as 3 dollars! Memorial Day has always been a day to honor our war dead. We've been through a lot in the last few months... and now, more than ever, our nation's soldiers who've survived war need us to help them, too.
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