Center Mass
Center Mass
Skillset Radio
A professional's look into guns and the firearms industry.
Center Mass #104: New Year, New You
Happy New Year! Let's jump start 2021 the right way, with a list of lessons we all should have learned in 2020. Join Overwatch Precision's AJ Whisler, Skillset Magazine's Ben Tirpak and I as we discuss the good, the bad and what you should be doing to have a safe and prosperous 2021. 
Dec 31, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Center Mass 103: Polymer80 vs The ATF
The newest manufacturing victim of the ATF's nonsensical attacks is Polymer80. They have been producing ATF-approved 80% receivers since 2015. Last week, the ATF raided the Polymer80 headquarters and seized a "Buy, Build, Shoot" pistol kit, receipts, and customer lists. According to the ATF, the kit is a "firearm" because it is "readily convertible". I sat down to Mike Mills of Tactical Considerations to discuss the process of building your own firearm from a Polymer80 receiver and what Americans can expect from the ATF if we don't speak up now.
Dec 17, 2020
40 min
Center Mass #102: Treat Yo Self!
2020 has been a challenging year for us all. We've been through civil unrest, lockdowns, and waiting for the presidential election results. So why not treat yourself this holiday season? Make it rain! You absolutely d
Dec 10, 2020
1 hr 10 min
Center Mass #101: Gun Bunny Breakdown with Paige Roux
Many years ago, I quickly discovered what the term "gun bunnies" meant. Typically, they were scantily clad women posing with guns with little to no firearms knowledge. Now with social media booming, "gun bunnies" have transformed into influencers with much farther reach and exposure than real female shooters. In this episode, we welcome Paige Roux, also known as "Some Chick Who Shoots" on social media, who manages a shooting range, instructs, and is also a makeup/nail enthusiast. She joins Skillset's Jason Swarr and I to chat about whether "gun bunnies" are a necessary evil in the firearms industry.
Dec 3, 2020
56 min
Center Mass #100: Isaiah Washington
Actor and 2A supporter, Isaiah Washington joins us this week as we celebrate the 100th episode of Center Mass! Listen in as we chat about his adventure in the firearms industry, Hollywood hypocrisy and the drama surrounding his new movie, “Corsicana”. Huge thanks to Troy Industries, Elftmann Tactical, Charger Arms, and Sonoran Defense for supporting our 100th episode giveaway! Winner is announced on this show!
Nov 19, 2020
43 min
Center Mass #99 - The Day the Earth Stood Still with CZ-USA
Since the start of the pandemic, the firearms industry has been working non-stop. This week, CZ-USA’s Daniel Holder and I discuss how wild 2020 has been for gun manufacturers and what that means for you, the consumer. Will it ever get back to “normal”? Tune in to hear our predictions as everything is riding on the presidential election. Also, we announced the 100th Episode Giveaway!
Nov 12, 2020
30 min
Center Mass #98: Officer Down - Civilian Response with Thomas Yoxall
On a dark and cold night in 2017, Thomas Yoxall's life changed forever. While driving on a desolate stretch of Arizona highway, he observed a man viciously beating a highway patrolman on the side of the road. Fearing for the officer's life, Thomas pulled over, drew his firearm and eliminated the threat. Listen in as Thomas vividly describes that fateful night and the emotional aftermath that ensued. 
Oct 30, 2020
1 hr 12 min
Center Mass #97: Q vs The ATF
Q's "Honey Badger" and several other models have recently come under attack by the ATF for being "designed to be shouldered", even though they come with an "ATF Approved" SB Tactical pistol stabilizing brace. This week we sit down with Jason Swarr and Ben Tirpak of Skillset Magazine to discuss the ramifications of this attack and what this means for Americans during this crucial election. Also, tune in for a sneak-peak of a special give-away announcement!    
Oct 22, 2020
44 min
Center Mass #96: Major Match Recap with AK Mario
After a heavy weekend of competing in separate major events, AK Mario and I sat down this week to debrief the chaos. While he was in Texas shooting the famous "Kalash Bash", I shot the A Girl and A Gun "Fall Festival" and Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge in the deep south. Tune in to hear the challenges and triumphs of these two Arizona-based shooters competing across the USA.
Oct 15, 2020
1 hr 8 min
Center Mass #95: Amy Covey Barrett and Your Future 2A Rights
Tony Simon, the founder of "Diversity Shoot" and 2A4E (The 2nd Is For Everyone) Podcast, joins the show to discuss the 2A views of SCOTUS nominee, Amy Covey Barrett. Is there a possible concern? Also, listen in as we chat about Thomas Yoxall, the Arizona hometown hero (and ex-felon) who saved the life of an Arizona State Trooper.
Oct 1, 2020
38 min
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