Pearl Snap Tactical

Pearl Snap Tactical

Welcome to Pearl Snap Tactical! Join your hosts, former intelligence and special operations professionals, as we discuss the latest domestic conflicts, firearms training, and gear to help better plan and protect those you love. If you'd like to partner with us to support this podcast, click here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pearlsnap

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April 3, 2024 81 mins

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For close to two decades, Tim Larkin has been a prominent figure in the realm of self-defense and close-combat training.  After a tragic injury ended a career in the Navy SEALs before it began, Tim forged a new path as an intelligence officer.  

As fate would have it, his journey led him back to the SEAL teams where he became instrumental in the development of the hand-to-hand fighting system, which ...

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After safely training over one thousand security-minded citizens in the use of firearms and weapons tactics, we've compiled a list of the top mistakes and blunders we've seen from a cross-section of shooters across the country.

No one is born knowing this stuff.  We all started at the same place - the beginning.  That said, it's crucial we help each other avoid the pitfalls and trap do...

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In this dynamic "Ask Me Anything" episode, we tackle your burning questions on self-defense, training, and staying vigilant. From firearm maintenance to staying sharp as we age, we've got you covered. Join the conversation and level up your tactical knowledge!

Questions Answered:

  1. Loaded Magazines: The Inside Scoop
    • Should you keep magazines loaded? Dive into the longevity of sprin...
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February 3, 2024 50 mins

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In this episode, we unravel the chilling accounts of two urban ambushes targeting private citizens. Although the scenarios shared similarities, the outcomes were vastly different.  

Drawing upon our military, law enforcement, and security backgrounds, Alex and I, dissect the details of these incidents to distill four critical lessons that are directly on point for you, the security minded citizen.

But...

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January 4, 2024 29 mins

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Get ready for a game-changing episode on where we blend ancient wisdom with modern power strategies.  Join us as we explore the "Ancient Wisdom Blue Print for Power." 

 Buckle up for a transformative experience, where we decode the secrets of warriors from the past and infuse them into your present. 

This episode isn't just a listen; it's a blueprint for sculpting a life ...

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We train, we prepare, and we hope that we never have to use the skills we've been developing. Yet, sometimes, violence isn't just the answer... it's the only answer.

The question is, do you have what it takes?  

If the moment were to come that you had to put your skills to the test to protect your self or your family, could you make the stuff you've learned work?

Let'...

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November 25, 2023 57 mins

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🎧 In this episode of PST, we explore the top five common mistakes that concealed carry holders often make in self-defense situations.

From poor holster choices to overconfidence, each error is dissected, and practical solutions are provided to enhance personal safety and proficiency.

Whether you're a seasoned concealed carry advocate or new to the world of self-defense, this episode ...

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October 17, 2023 55 mins

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🔥 Unveiling the Warrior's Journey in "Black Hearts and Painted Guns" with Kelly Eads Unveiling the Warrior's Journey in "Black Hearts and Painted Guns" with Kelly Eads

Lock n' Load, folks because in this action packed episode, we sit down with Kelly Eads, author of the new book Black Hearts and Painted Guns: A Battalion's Journey Into Iraq's Triangle of D...

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Welcome to the (Urban) Jungle!!

In today's fun packed episode, Alex and I delve into the urban jungle with an exploration of Urban EDC Essentials.  For those of us seeking a sense of security and preparedness in our daily lives, understanding the essential everyday carry (EDC) items is paramount.

Join us as we unpack the must-have tools and gear that empower us to navigate the challeng...

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September 24, 2023 29 mins

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Hold onto your helmets, because we're about to unleash a fire-fueled episode that will set your spirit ablaze! 

In this scorching episode of the Pearl Snap Tactical Podcast, we delve into the virtue of courage:  the warrior's inner strength.

Buckle up because we'll be taking a ride from antiquity into the modern era as we consult with the ancient wisdom of Aristotle, exploring how coura...

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I don't have to tell you that we're living in dark and perilous times. Each time I look at my news feed, it seems as if everything that's great about America is circling down the drain of decadence and social decay. It reminds me of that quote from author G. Michael Hopf:

"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And weak men create h...

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Hang onto your helmets, because we've just unleashed a red-hot episode of the Pearl Snap Tactical Podcast that's ready to ignite your passion for all things tactical and fitness-oriented!

🎙️ Episode Title: Igniting Tactical Fire: An Intimate Conversation with Mark from Fit-N-Fire 🎙️

In this scorching installment, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with a fellow soldier and friend, Mark, the...

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July 21, 2023 49 mins

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Lock and load, folks! In this action-packed episode, we're diving headfirst into the world of Close Quarters Battle (CQB)!

We're going to debunk myths, reveal hidden truths, and equip you with the knowledge and info you need to better hone your CQB skills.   Whether you're a seasoned operator or a curious civilian, this podcast will be your guide into the mysteries of Close Quarter Bat...

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July 11, 2023 58 mins

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Hey gang!  I know it's been a minute since we last uploaded an episode, but we are back and we're loaded for bear!

In the highly anticipated season two premiere of the Pearl Snap Tactical Podcast, we kick things off with an action-packed "Ask Me Anything" episode!

In this segment, Alex and I explain what we've been up to during our hiatus away from the podcast.  From...

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September 23, 2021 46 mins

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The first threat you see might not be the only threat you deal with.

Unfortunately, military personnel, police officers, and concealed carry holders have been killed by secondary attacks that follow the initial attack they sought to deal with.

In the episode we cover:

  • What are primary and secondary attacks?
  • Is this really a concern for CCW's?
  • How do we train to protect ourselves agains...
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Hey gang!

I just returned from a month long JRTC rotation in Ft. Polk, and dang! There's a lot of stuff happening in the world since I was gone!

In this special episode of the Pearl Snap Tactical Podcast, Alex and I discuss the US withdraw from Afghanistan and what that means for you. Plus, we discuss the recent release by the Department of Homeland Security that labels.....basically,...

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Does my Kung-Fu grip really beat Alex's flying back kick?  All joking aside, the inter-webs are a wash with folks arguing about why the techniques in their fighting system is superior than the others.  But is that even where the discussion should start?

In this episode of Pearl Snap Tactical, Alex and I are going to approach the topic from a different angle to find that when it comes to evaluati...

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June 4, 2021 45 mins

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Criminals love operating at night because it gives them an advantage.  Using the darkness, the criminal can better limit the number of eyewitnesses, conceal their movements, and attack when people are most vulnerable.

Operating in low light conditions is probably one of the most neglected skills by concealed carry holders today.  It's time to change that.  It's time to take back the night.<...

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March 12, 2021 44 mins

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In this episode, Alex and I discuss the Big 5 that Concealed Carry holders need to focus on to develop their total skill set.  Get these five areas down and you'll be prepared for almost any situation that life may throw your way.

Plus, we answer your questions:

  • how do I defend myself in an open space like a field or parking lot?
  • what are some things to help me stay focused during my...
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February 12, 2021 40 mins

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In this episode, How to Get Shot on the Toilet: and Other Stories From Down Range, Alex share stories from the more "inglorious" side of our deployments.  

Plus, we answer your questions on:

  • tourniquet selection and considerations
  • the amount of ammo you should carry for EDC
  • how to shoot faster and more accurately

It's all there and more in this episode of Pearl Snap Tactical!

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