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WLS 073 – The Story of Us

WLS 073 – The Story of Us

episode-tileWelcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 73 – New Years edition!  This week we’ll talk about our origin story, Faxon firearms, DEZ Tactical, Danner boots, ITS Tactical, Canik and more!

Our panel tonight

Our panel tonight consists of –


  • A sleepy YouTuber with a DIY attitude. – Savage1r
  • We’re joined by Retired Navy, advocate for women’s shooting, blogger at and NRA partner –  Lil Chantilly
  • Also with us, former Marine and owner of Rivers Edge Tactical – Jeremy Pozderac
  • Precision rifle and barrel maker – Nick Lynch
  • You know him, you love him, Our Media contact –  Aaron Krieger
  • I’m Shawn, your host… and I like to party. What is up everyone?!

Anyone have new years eve plans?!

Speak with and introduce guest:

Quite a few people have asked so we thought we would recap how we got this motley crue together. I’ll start and as we go, if you remember any details chime in.

and now it’s time for… Gear Chat

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


  • Aaron: ARAK 21
  • Shawn:  DEZ Tactical Arms 308
  • NickLynch: CMC Trigger.
  • Lil:  ITS Tactical Medical ETA Kit
  • Jeremy: Henry .44 Mag Big Boy
  • savage1r: Canik TP9 SA


A new year means so much in so many different cultures, In Spain, they eat 12 grapes for luck because, why not. In Greece, people hang an onion on their doors to remind them of their mothers breath, I assume. In Ecuador, people burn effigies of their enemies at midnight, which is pretty badass if you ask me. And in Sweden, much like America they like to dress up, throw back cocktails and remember the past year. Well, Manticore arms and the We Like Shooting team have had a great year, thanks to you, and we really wish to continue this fine tradition.

The folks here at We Like Shooting are asking you to support those who support us. If you have an AK, Tavor, AUG and AR platform firearm get the parts you need, that will not only make your guns look fancy but make them run better and like a champ this new year and many years to come. You can get items like the Tavor curved buttpad which are in stock and ready to ship.

Visit them at to see their full product line and what they have to offer.  Manticore Arms is a proud sponsor of the We Like Shooting show.

We want you to tell Manticore Arms how much you appreciate them supporting the show!

EVERYONE: Brought to you by carls jr

Aaron’s upper troubleshooting

Lil’s Livefire Lounge:

SAFETY ISSUE: Two year old boy shoots mothers with her Concealed firearm.

  • Why purse carry may not be your best option
  • Eddie Eagle child safety program
  • Holstering your firearm when concealing
  • Holsters with retention

Going ballistic with Savage1r (news stories, gun control, etc.)


Feedback hotline! 201-957-0011 or 201-WLS-0011

Wrap up

In addition to our amazing sponsors, our show is crowdfunded. That means you, our audience, supports the show. It’s so simple Jesse C. can do it! (kind of, he has Roku’s)

In exchange for your hard earned dollars we invest back in the show, upgrading equipment and tons of other things. The best part is you get rewards back. Based on your pledge amount you get things like stickers, patches, even battle boxes full of awesome swag AND you are entered in Patron only giveaways. We’ve given away 2 rifles and a pistol in the last 6 months! When we reach $600 per episode, we’re giving away a suppressor and even giving you money to pay for your tax stamp!

Find out more at

Roku –

Website update! New site, new servers.


Thanks to everyone else that has commented on our social media and our show website. If you would like to correspond with us please

  • Email us questions, comments, or insults at,

Visit for WLS swag and other products that we like.

We apologize to Hank Strange for bumping him this week, last time we hung out it took me two weeks to get mohawk hairs out of my clothes, so…

Don’t forget to join a gun related advocacy group such as the Second Amendment Foundation, the NRA, whatever. Your money helps them fight for our rights.

Don’t forget, the Veterans crisis line & suicide prevention line – 1-800-273-8255. I hope you don’t need to call but if you need to, make the call.

A very heartfelt thank you to our friends in the shooting world, our sponsors and advertisers, the people that watch and listen to this show, our patreons, the gang at Gun Channels, the staff of We Like Shooting, Jake and everyone at the Firearms Radio Network and anyone else that has said the words We Like Shooting in 2014. Thanks for everything and happy new year!

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. MarkChristensen1

    Seems like a found this podcast at the perfect time. As a new shooter and a inquisitive person. I was searching for content. To jump into this podcast and its origin story was perfect

  2. herrinx

    MarkChristensen1 Mark! First, thanks for listening man! We truly appreciate it! I love that people that are new to our sport and pastime are turning to the internet and finding podcasts, etc. It’s what I did too and I love that it’s still happening. Glad you enjoyed it. You can always get in touch with us if you have questions, comments or concerns!


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