Category Archives: podcast

Gimme Some Lumens Intro


Rob Robideau reveals the new segment called, “Gimme Some Lumens” to the Personal Armament Network. The new podcast segment will talk about flashlights and a whole lot more.

More Sharp Edges Intro


Here’s Rob Robideau introducing a new segment to the Personal Armament Network. The segment dubbed, “More Sharp Edges Podcast” involves blades and all things sharp. You definitely need to watch out for it.

How to Select A Knife As A Defensive Tool – With Michael Janich


Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts comes on the show to discuss the process of selecting a knife for use as a defensive tool.

An EDC Trauma Kit – Podcast with Bryan Black of ITS Tactical


In this short interview, we discuss the ITS Tactical trauma kit.  Bryan is also introducing a new, slimmed down version specifically for EDC:

It weighs 5 oz and can easily fit in a back pocket:

The EDC Trauma Kit contains (1) Combat Gauze LE, (1) SWAT-T Tourniquet / Pressure Bandage and (1) Pair of OD Nitrile Gloves. The kit is also vacuum sealed and completely latex-free. Another added benefit of the EDC Trauma Kit is that it’s able to be carried on a plane without any trouble from TSA.

Space Pen Performance Writing Tools For EDC


Steve Nichols of Fischer Space Pens comes on the show to discuss their performance writing tools for Everyday Carry.

Selecting A Handgun for Everyday Carry – with Massad Ayoob


Massad Ayoob comes on the show to discuss selecting a handgun for everyday carry.  We also talk about the gear that goes with it.

Thank You and The Importance of Simple Training


This week I take a few minutes to say thank you to all of you that stuck with me through my long break and talk about where the podcast is headed from here.

I also offer up a few thoughts and observations on the importance of keeping things simple in training.

Podcast: Preparing for Medical Emergencies


Doc and Cruz of Rsktkr consulting come on the show to discuss preparation for medical emergencies.

  • How to get the specific training you want
  • How to use politically correct terms to get gunshot wound treatment training
  • Is a combat medical training course recommended for civilians?
  • Varying your preparation according to lifestyle and environment
  • Making sure your family and friends are prepared to help you

Selecting An EDC Flashlight


David Chow, founder of 4Sevens flashlights comes on the show to discuss the many aspects of an EDC flashlight.

We discuss:

  • The LED revolution
  • Lumen wars – is more really better?
  • Selecting good batteries
  • Advantages of different interfaces
  • and much more!


Gun Gear Podcast – John Benner


John Benner, owner of the Tactical Defense Institute joins Rob to talk about the Kabar TDI LE Knife that he designed.

Combatives Podcast – Defensive Knives


Dave Spaulding joins Rob to talk about defensive knives(selection, uses, concerns, etc).

Shooting Sports Podcast – Travis Tomasie


Travis Tomasie of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit joins Rob to talk about his introduction to competitive shooting, his guns, tips for competitive shooters and more.

Reloading Podcast – Powder Grains


James White of Ammosmith joins Rob to talk about defensive knives, gun gear, and eventually, the different types of powder grains.

Meet the Smiths Podcast – Robert Gradous


Robert Gradous of Gradous Rifles joins Rob to talk about accuracy in custom rifles.

Also check out this forum thread with photos of his workshop and testimonials.

Gun Gear Podcast – Saul Kirsch – Double Alpha


Saul Kirsch joins Rob all the way from the Netherlands to talk about guns, gear, competition, and more.

Gift Guide for Shooters (22 gifts under $50)


Looking for a gift for the hard-to-please shooter?  You’re sure to find the perfect gift below!

Monkey Knuts – $6.95

For anyone that would enjoy slinging a 3/4” stainless steel ball bearing on their keychain.

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Why? Because you can’t go wrong with a name like Knut Buster!
Buy it here!


Stephen Hunter’s “Dead Zero” – $14.82

For the reader that enjoys an author who knows his guns.


Why? Because no one can turn down a good Bob Lee Swagger story!

Warning:  This book releases on December 28th, but any fan will take an IOU

Buy it here!


Nikon SpotOn Ballistics iPhone Application – $4.99

For the techie long range shooter who can’t put away the iPhone

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Read more about this app

iTunes store page

Why? Because we need another justification for that iPhone purchase.


Swisstech Utilikey – $8.65

For the gadget geek that’s too stylish to carry a Leatherman on their belt.

Why? Because those Christmas gifts may need opening and assembly before the real tools get opened.

Buy it here!


Quark Mini AA2 – $31.20 + Free Shipping

For the security minded person in need of a high quality EDC flashlight.

Why? Because deep down, everybody’s afraid of the dark.

Buy it here!
Read this review


KaBar TDI Law Enforcement Knife (Small) – $33.59

For the handgunner who wants a knife that draws like a handgun.

Why? Because sometimes guns need to be taken back.

Buy it here!


Battle Bears – $29.99

For the youngest member of the family who wants to be “tactical”.


Why? Because nothing says “Don’t kidnap me!” like a teddy bear in Multicam.
Buy it here!


Boresnake  – $6.26 – $21.95

For the shooter who hates to clean their guns.


Why? Because now they will be without excuse!
For Handguns – $6.53 -$15.26
For Rifles – $6.26 – $16.29
For Shotguns – 13.74 – 21.95


Magpul Dynamics – The Art of the Dynamic Handgun (4 Disc Set) – $49.99

For the Magpul fanboys(or girls)

Why? Because everyone loves to sit on the couch and watch Chris Costa roll in the dirt.

Buy it here!


SOG Tactical Tomahawk – $38.10

For the person fixated on historical weapons.(Think revolver shooters)

Why? Because everyone wants one, but they’re just to embarrassed to add it to the list.

Buy it here!

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For the numbers geek that tracks every round sent downrange.

Why? Because paper is so last year!

Use the promo code: PersonalArmamentPodcast for 90 days of free PREMIUM access

Check it out here!


Brass Flowers – Starting at $28

For the ladies that want to show their shooter cred and still wear stylish jewelry.

Why? Because nothing says Merry Christmas like repurposed brass.

Buy it here!


The Ultimate Cliploader – $23

For the rimfire shooters who buy ammo by the case.

Why? Because bullets don’t jump into magazines on their own.
Buy it here!
Works with: Ruger Mark II, III & Hunter, Ruger 22/45, Colt Woodsmen Mag., Old Military High Standard, Newer High Standard, Browning Buckmark Pistols, Stoeger Luger


Warren Tactical Sevigny Carry Rear Sight ~$45

For the shooter who blacked out the white dots on their rear sights.

Sevigny Competition Sight 1

Why? Because it’ll make you shoot like Dave Sevigny!

More info
Prices vary dependent on the handgun
Pair this with a Dawson Precision fiber optic front sight…


Ranger Up Shirts – $18 to $25

For the shooters who need a special outfit just for the range.

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Use the code PERSONALARMAMENT for 15% off any of these shirts!

Why? Because you haven’t been there or done that unless you have the t-shirt!


Dave’s Book – Handgun Combatives – $23.95

For the hadgunner who wants to learn without watching Chris Costa roll around in the dirt.

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Why? Because Dave Spaulding is the man!  He does a fantastic job of explaining complicated subjects and infusing a healthy dose of reality.

Buy it here!


California Competition Works 8 Magazine Pouch – $24.95

For the shooter who stores his handgun mags in a cardboard box.

Why? Because everyone should have 8 lint-collecting pockets to stick their mags into!

Buy it here!


Kershaw Ken Onion Blackout with Speed Safe – $45.78

For those that want a fast opening knife that isn’t a switchblade.


Why? Because not everyone wants a fixed blade.
Buy it here!


Radians Custom Molded Earplugs – $11.04

For the shooter who doesn’t want to mess up their hair, but wants comfortable, custom earplugs.

Why? Because you know you want to see someone else stick goo in their ear.

Buy it here!


Lyman Combo Powder Funnel Pan- $6.09

For the reloader who weighs every single charge.

Why? So there is less stuff on the reloading bench.

Buy it here!


Martial Blade Concepts – The Enhanced Version – $29.95

For the knife guy who wants some practical and realistic training.


Why? Because who doesn’t want to learn to make that scary face?

Buy it here!


USPSA or IDPA Membership – $40/year

For the shooter who loves to play.





Why? Because everyone can use some more game!


So what do you think?

Are there glaring holes in the list?

Did I leave anyone out?

Be sure to email this to those that may be purchasing gifts for you this holiday season!

Shooting Sports Podcast – Zak Smith – Steel Safari Match


Zak Smith, match organizer, joins Rob to discuss the annual Steel Safari Match.

More info

Reloading Podcast – John Whidden


NRA High Power Long Range shooter John Whidden comes on the show and we talk about creating accurate ammunition for his demanding sport.

We discuss:

  • Preferred Cartridges
  • Loading precision rifle cartridges on a progressive press
  • How to pronounce “meplat”
  • His most important loading practices
  • and much more…