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WLS 038 – Vanilla Gorilla

WLS 038 – Vanilla Gorilla

episode-tileWelcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 38.  This episode we’ll talk about Recover Tactical, Overwatch holsters, Badger muzzle break, Yugo m85, triple K crossdraw holster and HK2000.

Our panel tonight

We are joined by

  • Savage1r – A YouTuber who makes videos about shooting, philosophy, and do it yourself projects. Savage was touched by an angel, a hells angel.  DOING IT BETTER:
  • Lil Chantilly – Lil is Active Duty Navy, womens shooting advocate, NRA Women content partner, long range shooter and gun blogger, at  If you want to impress lil, you need to like water sports… wink wink because she is in the navy DOING IT BETTER:
  • Aaron – A Law enforcement marketing specialist and the media contact for We Like Shooting, he is a professional dominos player  DOING IT BETTER Shot the challenge with Hank, and played with a lot of his guns
  • Jeremy – Former Marine, instructor, rifle champ and the owner of River’s Edge Tactical in Ohio. wants the girls and his cousins to know his cold sores have cleared up  DOING IT BETTER CCW Class this weekend
  • Nick – A precision rifle and barrel maker and writer of hard tongue twisters: once had a poop that looked like elvis (the fat elvis) DOING IT BETTER
  • Zak – Zak is h Air Force Security Forces, full time nursing student.
  • Shawn – I’m Shawn, I’m an instructor, reviewer, competitor. I’m known by my friends as the vanilla gorilla DOING IT BETTER:  Virtual training, Shooting with friends that aren’t in to guns.

Our guest!

Our guest tonight is a former architect, but now owner and lead designer for Manticore Arms.  He Also hosts the Bullpup Shoot, a yearly shooting event featuring all the major companies in the bullpup rifle industry, he believes that reindeer are better than people, welcome Sven! Doing it better: Was at NRA 2014 show this weekend.

This is our drinking game.

  • Shawn – interesting, Actually, absolutely, fantastic, basically, nice
  • Aaron – Piece, clip or interrupts someone!
  • Anybody – WEAPON, Hi-Point.
  • Jeremy – I hate porpoises!
  • Nick – Brown bear coming out of its cave
  • savage1r – ya know, basically
  • Lil – Oh My Goodness! (Usually brought on by something Aaron says.)
  • Zak – Any time Zak says anything.
  • Sven –   bullpup, technology, muzzle device

and now it’s time for… Gear Chat

where we talk about stuff that we have, want and need!

  • Shawn: Recover Tactical CC3 Grip and Rail System ($50)
  • savage1r: IWB Glock 17 Holster from Ian/Overwatch Holsters
  • Lil:  Badger Mini FTE Muzzle Break (Clamp style)
  • Sven:  Yugo M85 and M92 PAP (with of course our Renegade forearm and NightBrake on it)
  • Jeremy: Triple K Crossdraw holster
  • Aaron: Want a new pistol HK2000

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Going ballistic (news stories, gun control, etc.)

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A-arons Odds news of the week

Police: Man uses potato to fake having a gun in Rhode Island robbery attempt

A hispanic man went into a convenience store demanding money and flashing a potato pretending it was a gun. The store owner chased him off with a bat, and he was later spotted in a laundromat where he was able to get 20 dollars from the attendant. Okay, now I am shocked by this report, I mean why a potato? Was the guy baked? The police said they would fry him once they ketchup. okay enough puns, lets get to the real issue here, if you take away potatoes from law abiding people, only the criminals will have them. If you were to use a food as a weapon what would it be?

Shooting challenge

May Shootout Challenge – Shooting stars!

Whose gun?

If fictional characters were to use modern publicly available firearms, what would they use? Pick ONE or two.  Guest please pick one and put your choice on that line.

This week: The Hangover!

Wrap up

Gun related link of the week

User feedback and user questions

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About The Author

Shawn Herrin

As a certified NRA instructor, fervent shooter and IPSC competitor, safe, responsible, ethical and legal gun use are my passions. Whether handloading, practicing, studying or reviewing items, I am constantly focused on guns and shooting. Staunch supporter of the Bill of Rights and very proud American.


  1. TJ Gauthier

    Apricots are definitely worse than grapefruit! Eff those things, lookin like peaches, but tasting like shit.

  2. TJ Gauthier

    Also, I REALLY need to try the Mangorita. The lime and strawberitas are good. Plus, they’re more alc than most beers.


  3. TJ Gauthier

    herrinx TJ Gauthier Ha! I almost picked up a case the other day. Maybe I will this weekend. I also heard the Coors Summer Brew was pretty good.

  4. TJ Gauthier

    herrinx TJ Gauthier I think my hatred spawned from public school. They’d sometimes have a bowl of canned fruit that was generally peaches. Occasionally, they were apricots, but they look exactly the same when they’re peeled, sliced, and floating in syrup. I guess it’s kinda like getting the wrong drink at a drive thru, expecting tea, and getting Dr Pepper.

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