Gun Talk

Tom Gresham

Tom Gresham's insight opens and educates the minds of people on all aspects of gun related issues.

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On location at FTW Ranch in Texas, Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham talks with instructor Dave Knesek about what you can learn at FTW classes, long range shooting, reading the wind, hunting, and more. Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Meprolight, Timney Triggers, Safariland, Springfield Armory, Hodgdon Powder, CrossBreed Holsters, Brownells, and Smith & Wesson. Gun Talk Nation 12.01.21

Dec 2

26 min 15 sec

In this hour: - The Liberal Gun Club's Lara Smith talks about the diversity of gun owners in the U.S. - Customizing ammunition for low-recoil practice - Searching for a perfect caliber probably is pointless. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.28.21 Hour 1

Nov 28

43 min 47 sec

In this hour: - Brownells' Roy Hill talks ammo availability and more - Why buy a lever action rifle? - The value of passing down guns to children and grandchildren Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.28.21 Hour 2

Nov 28

43 min 39 sec

In this hour: - World Champion skeet shooter Dania Vizzi is training for the Olympics, but already had to battle the county for the right to do so on her own land - A near accident prompts a renewed look at tree stand safety - A Gunsite class features three types of guns. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.28.21 Hour 3

Nov 28

43 min 42 sec

In this hour: - He bought a used shotgun, but it won't work right.  What now? - The roll of pepper spray and pepper launchers for self defense. - A caller was surprised when he called a gun store, and they had what he was looking for     Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.28.21 After Show

Nov 28

39 min 50 sec

Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin and Crimson Trace's Cam Cushman drive the roads of Moab chatting about Cam’s first deer, the events that led up to his decision to begin hunting, and what it took to accomplish this on public land. Gun Talk Hunt is brought to you by Smith & Wesson, Brownells, Timney Triggers, Springfield Armory, and Silencer Central. Gun Talk Hunt 11.27.21

Nov 27

39 min 34 sec

Caleb Savant of Brownells joins Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham to talk custom DIY gun builds. Why would you build your own gun, and how do you get started? What do you buy, and how long does it take? What do you need to avoid? Get the answers to these questions and more! For even more tips and step-by-step instructions, visit https://snp.link/a48e7a12. Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Remington Ammunition, Hodgdon Powder, Springfield Armory, Safariland, Brownells, Smith & Wesson, and CrossBreed Holsters.   Gun Talk Nation 11.24.21

Nov 24

32 min 11 sec

In this hour: - What can gun owners learn from the Kyle Rittenhouse case? - Why does so much of the media get the facts wrong about guns and self defense? - How to find reliable sources of informaton Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.21.21 Hour 1

Nov 21

44 min 34 sec

In this hour: - Lou Smith of Reloading All Day and The Avid Shooter discusses some of the steps to getting started as a reloader - How one man got his mother-in-law to buy a gun for defense - A detailed explanation of one method to improve accuracy with reloading Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.21.21 Hour 2

Nov 21

42 min 12 sec

In this hour: - Smith & Wesson's Corey Beaudreau talks about the new M&P 10mm M2.0 - Sometimes the answer to a gun that's not accurate is to give it to a competent gunsmith - He helped a woman sell a car, so she gave him two guns Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.21.21 Hour 3

Nov 21

43 min 36 sec

In this hour: - Your favorite gun can kick less if you reload for that. - Reloading safety -- tips for beginners - Millions are completely misinformed on the Kyle Rittenhouse case.  How did that happen? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.21.21 After Show

Nov 21

37 min 49 sec

Looking for the best collar for your hunting dog? Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin sits down with Rehan Nana of Garmin Electronics to discuss everything you need to know. Selecting the right dog collar is confusing given all the selections. The two explore all the options available to help make your decision easier. Gun Talk Hunt is brought to you by Silencer Central, Hodgdon Powder, Benelli, Smith & Wesson, Brownells, Timney Triggers, and Springfield Armory.   Gun Talk Hunt 11.20.21

Nov 20

46 min 56 sec

If you have a chance, go over to guntalktv.com to watch this podcast. There are a few spots of dead air while Ryan and Mark make sure they don't fall off a cliff.... Mark Purcell is changing the face of Wheeler Tools. Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham had a chance to talk with Mark all about building guns while riding through the treacherous landscape of Moab, Utah. This special episode details Wheeler Tools and what to expect in the near future. Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Hodgdon Powder, Springfield Armory, Safariland, Armscor/Rock Island Armory, Smith & Wesson, and Remington Ammunition. Gun Talk Nation 11.17.21

Nov 17

36 min 54 sec

In this hour: - Investigative journalist Tim Mak discusses his latest release, MISFIRE: Inside the Downfall of the NRA - A listener inherited a sawed-off shotgun.  Is it legal? - Is there any value to having iron sights on a hunting rifle? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.14.21 Hour 1

Nov 14

43 min 42 sec

In this hour: - Springfield Armory's Rob Leatham talks about the new Springfield SA-35, and then Tom brings in a surprise guest for Rob - Ruger surprises the owner of a 50-year old rifle with a bill for the repair. - Is it safe to shoot magnum loads in a lightweight revolver?  Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.14.21 Hour 2

Nov 14

43 min 41 sec

In this hour: - MGM Targets' Travis Gibson runs through the ins and outs of shooting steel targets - Why do companies stop making certain guns and ammunition? - The Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense case Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.14.21 Hour 3

Nov 14

43 min 35 sec

In this hour: - Can a convicted felon pick up a gun to use for self defense? - Ammo prices soar. Is there an end in sight? - The mistakes made when building your own gun Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.14.21 After Show

Nov 14

36 min 28 sec

Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham steals the show with guest David Draper, editor of Peterson’s Hunting, while on a hunt at the famed Scattergun Lodge. The two discuss upland bird hunting, and the secret to cooking all wild game meats. Gun Talk Hunt is brought to you by Brownells, Silencer Central, Timney Triggers, Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson, Remington Ammunition, and Hodgdon Powder. Gun Talk Hunt 11.13.21

Nov 13

31 min 36 sec

Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin is this week's host with special guests Dustin Wallace and Emily Stuchell of Faxon Firearms. KJ and crew spent time touring Faxon and learning all the different ways Faxon helps customize your firearms. Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Safariland, Armscor/Rock Island Armory, Hodgdon Powder, Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson, Remington Ammunition, CrossBreed Holsters, and ATN.   Gun Talk Nation 11.10.21

Nov 11

55 min 59 sec

In this hour: - VCDL's Philip Van Cleave discusses this week's election in Virginia of a new Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, all which flipped from Democrats to Republicans - It's hard to shoot a deer with an empty gun, but that's what Tom tried to do. - What loads to use in a 10mm Glock for bear protection? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.07.21 Hour 1

Nov 7

43 min 41 sec

In this hour: - Attorney Don Kilmer discusses the New York carry permit case heard by the Supreme Court justices this week - Tom diagnoses a shooter problem causing feeding problems in a Smith & Wesson pistol - Where to find 30-30 Rifle Ammunition? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.07.21 Hour 2

Nov 7

43 min 36 sec

In this hour: - Who makes a good chest holster for a bear-protection handgun? - Buying a .270 rifle for his daughter, but doesn't want the recoil. - For home defense with a 1911 pistol, which is better?  Red dot sight or laser? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.07.21 Hour 3

Nov 7

43 min 36 sec

In this hour: - A caller fondly remembers his Dad's .257 Roberts rifle and wishes he could find it. - Buying a gun he didn't know he wanted.  Hey.  It happens.  - Tom's take on the Second Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 11.07.21 After Show

Nov 7

39 min

Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin and Matt Johnson sat for a spell at the NASGW Expo last week to talk about their recent antelope hunt on public lands and everything that goes into a DIY hunt, and why knowing all the regulations is so important. This Gun talk Hunt is brought to you by Hodgdon Powder, Benelli, Silencer Central, Smith & Wesson, Timney Triggers, Springfield Armory, and Brownells. Gun Talk Hunt 11.06.21

Nov 6

38 min 56 sec

75 years of triggers! From the Scattergun Lodge, Timney Triggers' Chris Ellis talks with Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham about hunting dogs, the odds of a Timney shotgun trigger coming soon, the Alpha competition handgun trigger for GLOCK 3/4/5s, when does accuracy really matter, accessorizing with aftermarket upgrades, AR triggers, and more. This Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Armscor, Safariland, Springfield Armory, Hodgdon Powder, Remington Ammunition, Brownells, and Smith & Wesson. P.S. If you're listening to this podcast, go to Gun Talk's YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or gttv.com to see some of the biggest easy chairs in the world. Gun Talk Nation 11.03.21

Nov 3

33 min 29 sec

Tom is on a deer hunt this weekend! Enjoy this reloaded episode of Gun Talk from 09.26.21 In this hour: - Ruger's Chris Killoy announces the first Marlin rifle to be produced under the new ownership - A range report on the GT25 commemorative 1911 - An 81-year old woman needs a new pistol that's easy to operate   Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.31.21 Hour 1

Oct 31

44 min 7 sec

Tom is on a deer hunt this weekend! Enjoy this reloaded episode of Gun Talk from 09.26.21 In this hour: - Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham talks about his current pronghorn hunt in Wyoming, and the first antelope taken with Remington's Tipped Core-Lokt ammunition - Legislation that would enact red flag laws within the military legal system - Section 529 - Self-defense shooting during attempted carjacking   Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.31.21 Hour 2

Oct 31

44 min 7 sec

Tom is on a deer hunt this weekend! Enjoy this reloaded episode of Gun Talk from 09.26.21 In this hour: - Journalist and author Dave Workman discusses a recent study of defensive gun uses (DGUs) in the US. Click Here to read more - Bill is having an issue with his Marlin rifle – where does he send it? - The Department of Justice’s stabilizing brace comment period received more than 200,000 comments. The DOJ asks for several months to go through them. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.31.21 Hour 3

Oct 31

44 min 7 sec

Did you know one in nine duck hunters wear hearing protection? It may come as a shock, but not to Bill Dickinson of Tetra Hearing. Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin and Bill discuss duck hunting with hearing protection, and the irreversible results that come from years of abuse.  Gun Talk Hunt is brought to you by Timney Triggers, Smith & Wesson, Tetra Hearing, Silencer Central, Remington Ammunition, Lockdown, Brownells, Hodgdon Powder, and Benelli. Gun Talk Hunt 10.30.21

Oct 30

48 min 7 sec

Gun Talk's father-son team of Tom Gresham and Ryan Gresham tackle gun rights updates - the Virginia gubernatorial election, 2021 elections, a HUGE SCOTUS case being head on November 3rd, and the constitutional carry movement. Plus, new guns, hunting, and the GT25. More on the Supreme Court case: https://www.guntalk.com/post/scotus-to-hear-ny-case Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Crimson Trace, Armscor, Safariland, Remington Ammunition, Springfield Armory, ATN, CrossBreed Holsters, and Smith & Wesson.   Gun Talk Nation 10.27.21

Oct 27

38 min 10 sec

In this hour: - Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) discusses the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act, legislation that would “restore Second Amendment rights of individuals recreating on lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of engineers”. - What safety lessons can we learn from the deadly shooting involving actor Alec Baldwin? - What bullet to use for elk hunting in a .30-06 rifle?  Are modern bullets better than those of the past? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.24.21 Hour 1

Oct 24

43 min 44 sec

In this hour: - FTW Ranch's Tim Fallon talks last-minute deer hunting tips - The appeal of moderate hunting calibers like the 6.5mm Creedmoor and the .257 Roberts - Tom tells the story of a "school" for actors wanting to learn how to shoot, and just how frightening it was Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.24.21 Hour 2

Oct 24

43 min 41 sec

In this hour: - Sig Sauer's Tom Taylor discusses why the company won't be attending SHOT Show 2022 - A gun handler with credits on several movies explains the safety protocols used, and speculates on what happened with the Alec Baldwin tragedy. - Tom discovers a safety issue with his hunting rifle and has to make a change. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.24.21 Hour 3

Oct 24

43 min 37 sec

In this hour: - His father left him armor-piercing ammunition.  Should he shoot or even hunt with it? - A small gun store in Idaho makes a big impact with a charity event. - Michelle shares her latest efforts to teach young girls about guns, shooting, and throwing axes! Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.24.21 After Show

Oct 24

34 min 7 sec

Jack Oller from Crimson Trace and Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin talk red dots from the famed Gunsight Training Center on board a swanky RV. What should you look for in a red dot for hunting, and should you have a red dot for hunting turkeys? Gun Talk Hunt is proudly supported by Springfield Armory, Silencer Central, Benelli, Tetra Hearing, Smith & Wesson, Remington Ammunition, Timney Triggers, Hodgdon, and Brownells. Gun Talk Hunt 10.23.21

Oct 23

24 min 26 sec

Have you ever played the “What If" game? Chris Cerino of SCCY joins Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham to discuss the importance of walking through self-defense scenarios no matter where you are. Find out how playing this game prepares your mind to stay in the fight. Gun Talk Nation is brought to you by Brownells, Armscor, Remington Ammunition, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, and CrossBreed Holsters.   Gun Talk Nation 10.20.21

Oct 20

32 min 31 sec

In this hour: - Sig Sauer's Joe Fruechtel, Director of Product Development in their Optics division, talks about his elk hunt with the new KILO10K-ABS HD rangefinding binoculars - Shooting the new GT25 10mm pistol at 100 yards - The U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear an important Second Amendment case. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.17.21 Hour 1

Oct 17

43 min 42 sec

In this hour: - Dianna Muller, 3Gun champion and gun rights advocate, talks about getting involved, and the latest from The DC Project - Reporting a great experience at a gun store. - His revolver shoots low.  Should he cut off the barrel to make it shorter? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.17.21 Hour 2

Oct 17

43 min 41 sec

In this hour: - Author Brian McKenna discusses his new book, "Cops Under Fire", which examines 12 real-life gun battles and what can be learned from each - Is it smart to give a verbal warning before shooting in self defense? - A borescope gives a detailed look inside your barrel. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.17.21 Hour 3

Oct 17

43 min 40 sec

In this hour: - He missed out on the change to buy a historic rifle, but he turned that into a much more modern gun. - Jim shares his story -- embarrassing, but it could have been tragic. - With ammo prices so high, it's probably time to take up handloading. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.17.21 After Show

Oct 17

34 min 52 sec

Outdoors enthusiast and writer Mia Anstine joins Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin on the side of a mountain to talk about a DIY elk hunt and mentoring new hunters. Plus, the crazy terrain hunters find themselves traversing, and what gear you should have on your next hunt. Gun Talk Hunt is proudly supported by Remington Ammunition, Brownells, Tetra Hearing, Smith & Wesson, Benelli, Silencer Central, Hodgdon, Timney Triggers, and Lockdown.   Gun Talk Hunt 10.16.21

Oct 16

36 min 29 sec

The coolest guy in the firearms industry is also a big fan of the paddle release - Vince Mann of Walther Arms. Vince and Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham talk all things gun: Competitive shooting, the Q5 Match, gun rights, mag release paddle versus button, the Walther PDP, concealed carry go-tos, and more. Gun Talk Nation is proudly supported by Springfield Armory, Safariland, Hodgdon Powder, Armscor, Remington Ammunition, CrossBreed Holsters, Lockdown, and Smith & Wesson. Gun Talk Nation 10.13.21

Oct 13

39 min 38 sec

In this hour: - Springfield Armory's Rob Leatham talks about the new XD-M Elite Compact 10mm OSP - A powerful handgun recoiled so hard it damaged the shooter's hands. - New info from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports destroys the claims of those pushing for more gun control. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.10.21 Hour 1

Oct 10

43 min 38 sec

In this hour: - Top Shot's Chris Cheng has an extensive history in the tech world, and brings that knowledge to the gun industry in the form of NFTs and an upcoming fundraising auction with RECOIL - A 12-year old calls in with a report of shooting his first deer only hours earlier, and he shot it with an AR-15 rifle. - One of the Gun Tallk GT-25 pistols arrived with a problem. What happened next? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.10.21 Hour 2

Oct 10

43 min 40 sec

In this hour: - Attorney Don Kilmer discusses the gun rights case heading to the Supreme Court this November, and what it could mean for gun laws - The great trigger pull on the 1911 pistol continues to delight shooters. - A caller went to the Texas State Fair and tested the new law on carrying a pistol there.  The result was perplexing. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.10.21 Hour 3

Oct 10

43 min 40 sec

In this hour: - Is it smart to buy reloaded ammunition? - A caller wonders about using a Timney trigger for concealed carry, even though the maker says it's for competition only. - A once-common practice -- Converting a .25-20 Winchester lever action to .357 Magnum. Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.10.21 After Show

Oct 10

34 min 18 sec

Remington Ammunition's Joel Hodgdon talks Core-Lokt Tipped, an antelope field report, and more with Gun Talk's Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin. This Gun Talk Hunt is brought to you by Tetra Hearing, Benelli, Brownells, Silencer Central, Remington Ammunition, Springfield Armory, Timney Triggers, Lockdown, Smith & Wesson, and Hodgdon Powder.   Gun Talk Hunt 10.09.21

Oct 9

42 min 59 sec

How hard is it to own a machine gun? Mr. Guns & Gear knows a thing or two about guns, and he believes you should own machine guns, silencers, and more. Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham and Mike, AKA MrGunsnGear, discuss why he thinks people should own NFA items, what an SOT license does, how he became a social media hit, and more. Gun Talk Nation is proudly supported by Safariland, Remington Ammunition, CrossBreed Holsters, Armscor, Hodgdon, and Springfield Armory.   Gun Talk Nation 10.06.21

Oct 6

36 min

In this hour: - Smith & Wesson's President and CEO, Mark Smith, discusses the decision to move headquarters and main operations from the anti-gun atmosphere in Massachusetts to pro-gun Tennessee by 2023 - The new GT25 limited-edition pistol and one man's drive to get a certain serial number - Use a red dot or a scope for hunting deer with a shotgun? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.03.21 Hour 1

Oct 3

44 min 20 sec

In this hour: - Pyramyd Air's Tyler Patner explains how versatile and vast the air gun options really are - for everything from plinking to hunting - Looking for a holster for everyday carry.  Which is best? - Which is better? Single stage or two-stage triggers on an AR-15? Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.03.21 Hour 2

Oct 3

44 min 21 sec