Riding Shotgun With Charlie

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

Riding Shotgun With Charlie takes Charlie Cook around the country interviewing people involved with firearms, music, and much more.

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May 24, 2022 64 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#146Anne MauroCollegiate Shotgun Coach, University of Maryland

 

At SHOT Show 2022, Cheryl Todd (RSWC #060) messaged me and said I need to have Anne Mauro on the stagecoach. After some group texts and making plans during a vacation week, I hit the road for Maryland.  Anne is a shotgun coach at the University of Maryland, where she runs a top notch program that she grew from the bottom up. We met at The Po...

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#145

Dave Kopacz

Red Pill Politics Radio

Flag Day/2A Rally

 

I met Dave Kopacz a few years ago when I was helping a friend run a campaign for state senate. He’s been fighting for our Rights in Massachusetts for a number of years now. For the last 8 years, he’s been hosting the Flag Day/2A Rally, which is going to be on June 11, 2022, at the Century Sportsman Club in Auburn, MA. Some of the scheduled spea...

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April 26, 2022 69 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#144

Mary Forgues

The DC Project

 

At SHOT Show 2022, I was checking Dianna Muller’s (RSWC #059) presentation on The DC Project (DCP) and ran into several DCP ladies who I’ve had on the show.  Holly Sullivan (RSWC #036, CCDL) introduced us and said I needed to have Mary Forgues on the show, which should be easy since she isn’t that far from me. I was thrilled that Mary thought I was a rock star, so how c...

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April 12, 2022 40 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#143Toby LearyCape Gun WorksRapidFire Radio

 

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away… I took the then Combat Focus Shooting course with Rob Pincus. Legit, it was 2013. Two of the other classmates were Toby Leary and Brendon Bricklin, the owners of Cape Gun Works (CGW). I eventually became a Utah instructor and asked them if they wanted to host a Utah course for their customers. I’ve been doing the Utah cla...

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March 29, 2022 44 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#142

Mike & Big Keith

The Gun Experiment Podcast

 

This is a ‘big show’ for Mike & Big Keith from The Gun Experiment. They haven’t been seen on video. Mike reached out to me and asked to be on their podcast.  When I found out they were only a couple hours away, I said I wanted them on my show in return. Big Keith even offered to let us use his vintage Lincoln!  Here’s a link to The Gun Experiment...

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March 22, 2022 35 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#141Val Evans“Mama Bear”Armed Women of America

 

Last October, I was emceeing the Rod Of Iron Freedom Festival at the Tommy Gun Warehouse at KAHR Arms in Pennsylvania. It was a great event and I got to hang out with some of my 2A friends, including Stephen Willeford, RSWC #088, and I got to make new friends.  Stephen, a few others, and I spent about an hour talking at the hotel and he mentioned that I sho...

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March 8, 2022 52 min

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#140

Frank C Tait

NRA Board of Directors Candidate

 

You never know who you’re going to see when you’re roaming around SHOT Show. I ran into Frank C Tait in Las Vegas in January 2022 and we exchanged info.  This year is the third year that he’s been running for the NRA Board of Directors (BOD). Hopefully this will be the year for him!

 

Frank and I met in Philadelphia and started the show at the Betsy Ro...

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February 22, 2022 53 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#139 Kerrie Ann AuclairThe DC ProjectArmed Women of America

 

I have a YouTube playlist of all the DC Project (DCP) members who have been on the show.  When I found out Kerrie Ann was the new member for Massachusetts, I sent her the list and asked if she would be on the show.  Last fall, we both took a course from Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) and had a chance to talk  and set up an interview. A couple ...

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February 8, 2022 43 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#138

John Crump

Black Swan Media 

 

John Crump is one of those content creators that is just about everywhere. Our paths must have crossed somewhere. Regardless, John was up for being on the show when I made a trip to Virginia. He says he does his shows from his mother’s basement. She was nice enough to offer me some cookies and milk. 

 

John, often known as Crump, or even Crumpy, has lots of things goin...

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January 25, 2022 40 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#137Tyler YzaguirreSecond Amendment Institute

 

In 2018, Tyler Yzguirre hosted the Heller10 celebration at the Supreme Court steps. With friends like Amanda Suffecool (RSWC #009), I was able to attend a get-together the night before at Dick Heller’s house. That’s where I met Tyler.  At the rally, there were several protesters. Amanda came over and told me that one speaker dropped out and I was going on.  ...

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January 11, 2022 46 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#136

Lt Lou Lusk & Rick Capozzi

Survival Mindset

 

I met Lt Lou Lusk & Rick Capozzi at the Rod of Iron Freedom Festival in Greely, PA, this past fall.  I was emceeing the event for one of the days and helping Amanda Suffecool (RSWC #009) with a concealed carry fashion show. In the VIP room, Stephen Willeford (RSWC #088) suggested that I grab Lt Lou and sit in the passenger’s seat for a show.  Lt ...

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December 28, 2021 6 min

Thanks to the viewers and listeners of Riding Shotgun with Charlie!

 

I wanted to reach out and let everyone know that I really appreciate all the support and encouragement that I get for doing the show. It’s great to hear that folks hear about passengers on other shows and see that I had them on the Stagecoach. Or better yet, when a fellow podcaster listens to a show to get some back story on a guest and then have them on their po...

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December 21, 2021 41 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#134

Stephen Gutowski

The Reload

 

Stephen Gutowski was awarded the Journalist of the Year at Gun Rights Policy Conference in 2021. He’s won this award before. I’ve been seeing him at GRPC and some other events around the country.  At GRPC in Chicago a few years ago, we were walking and talking with someone and he said he’d like to be on the show when I get to the DC/VA area.  I finally made a trip and w...

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December 14, 2021 48 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#133

Jerah Hutchins

Clearing The Chamber

Instructor, Entrepreneur, Cigar Smoker, & Bourbon Drinker

 

Jerah Hutchins is always on the go.  And she’s doing so many good things to help people.  We’ve been friends on Facebook for awhile and I reached out when I was heading to Dallas for AMMcon.  I knew she lived in the area. Tony Simon (RSWC #041) said she is one of his favorite people.  That’s a great r...

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December 7, 2021 34 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#132Grant GallagherScotShot NRA & USCCA Training Counselor

 

It’s great to have a product like RSWC.  While visiting a friend in New Jersey, I was wondering who I could have from New Jersey on the show.  He asked “what about Grant Gallagher from ScotShot?” I asked if he was a regular co-host on The Polite Society Podcast. And he was. My friend also said he was an NRA & USCCA Training Counselor and...

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November 30, 2021 22 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#131

Gun Makers Match

11.20.2021

 

I got a text message from Rob Pincus (RSWC #063) about the Gun Makers Match at Cape Gun Works in Hyannis, MA, asking if I was going to be making the match. I had to work on the day of the gun making, but I made it to the shooting competition. Sort of. They started at 8 am and I didn’t get to CGW until 11:15 am so I missed everything and everyone. Rob, Toby Leary, CGW ow...

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November 22, 2021 44 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#130Ashley HlebinskyFirearm HistorianThe DC Project

 

Ashley Hlebinsky is THE coolest firearm historian you’ll ever meet! We were both speakers at AMMcon (hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation) in Dallas recently.  Since she is a  historian and we were in Dallas there is only one place for us to visit: Dealey Plaza.  Of course, you know this is where Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. I LOVE the K...

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November 9, 2021 36 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie#129 Heidi Bergmann-SchochCompass Defense LLC

 

This past fall I had a trip to New Jersey to hang out with John Petrolino (RSWC #093).  As we  were talking, I mentioned that this was my first trip in over 2 years without having filmed a show someplace. After some brainstorming of previous New Jersey passengers, we came up with Grant Gallagher (coming soon) and Grant told Heidi Bergmann-Schoch about this a...

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October 26, 2021 40 min

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

#128 Amy Lucas

Steel & Stilettos Firearms Training

USCCA Instructor

 

It’s great to have friends in the gun community who know the people I don’t.  Amy Lucas was suggested to me by Patrick Collins (RSWC #091).  Earlier this month, I was in Dallas for AMMcon and Amy was in Fort Worth for the USCCA Expo. She was able to get away for a bit to hop in the Stagecoach. By the way, the “Stagecoach” was provi...

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October 19, 2021 33 min

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#127

Dave Laird

Dynamic Combative Solutions LLC

 

This summer I was invited to participate in a class sponsored by FASTER Saves Lives (FSL).  Check them out: they’re working to arm students and school staff!  There were several instructor and podcast friends taking the class that were part of the “media people” who were going to talk about and promote what FSL is doing. Dave Laird was also a student in t...

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