Gun guys and gals have long been served via new media outlets.
You Tube gun channels abound, gun guy/gal websites are widely available, and even traditional in-print publications seem to be more widely accepted in the gun world than in other cultural subsets.
However, the podcast world has been woefully void of pro-gun voices. Sure, there were the conservative talk radio crossover shows, but virtually no gun-oriented content existed on iTunes. That was a shame because podcasts offer a quickly growing media outlet that has been leveraged in almost every other imaginable industry sector. It would be great to see the gun culture be known as early adopters and innovators rather than Johnny-come-latelies.
A Positive Shift
Fortunately there has been a recent shift! This shift deserves our support.
Let me point you to a few gun-friendly podcasts that are not only growing in popularity but also point to the potential for gun culture voices to be heard more readily within mainstream conversations. That’s right ladies and gents, I’m suggesting that anyone who feels prone to lurking in back allies should come out into the light of day.
Talking Lead has been around for a while (more than 200 episodes), and they have been regulars at You Tube gun channel events over the past few years. They tend to talk a lot about firearms products.
Felt Recoil is a newer podcast that is gaining traction quickly. They talk about a bit broader range of topics but are deeply rooted in the gun culture. I sat down with the guys from the Felt Recoil podcast at the NRA show this year. Kris Vermilion was a talk radio host in a former life, and now works full-time in the firearms industry. I predict this moonlighting gig will continue to grow.
The Practically Tactical Show discusses training and applied gear quite a bit. They regularly host Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts and Trek from MDFI. Jeff Bloovman of Armed Dynamics is a co-host of the show.
With the NRA backing this show, it is one of the largest gun-related podcasts currently. As you might expect, this show has a freedom, political, and legal orientation, but the topics cover a wide range of subjects.
If you listen to podcasts in your commute, while mowing the lawn, working out, or some other activity, I would highly encourage you to listen to these four gun podcasts. Downloads turn into dollars and when you spend your time in areas related to the gun culture, you can be sure to find more content that you enjoy down the road!