The Guardian Broadcast

The Guardian Broadcast is a free, 15 to 25 minute weekly message crafted for the Concealed Carry American, with the purpose of helping to keep their Warrior-Edge sharp. All topics related to armed Self-Defense are covered in a happy, balanced, personal manner.


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EPISODE #144: A Factor 10 Times More Important Than Skill

August 29, 2018

The conventional self-defense training community would have you believe that the outcome of a violent attack is going to depend on skill. Skill is where the money, glamour, and glory reside. The truth is, skill shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as another lesser known factor. Focusing on skill without mastering this is downright dangerous.

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EPISODE #143: Keeping Them in Check

August 21, 2018

In this episode, Pat dives deep into the importance of a 3 Seconds from Now key “re-discovery:” pre-positioning. Pat will discuss how this measure can tip the odds in your favor in your day to day life so you can be prepared in the event that violence finds you.

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EPISODE #142: Become Hard

June 20, 2018

Our bodies and minds are shaped by the environments we put them in, they adapt to the challenges we put before them. This is well known, but Pat will share a different way to think about this truth that may just change how you approach the struggles of life.

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EPISODE #141: Accidents Don’t Happen

May 22, 2018

This week, Pat recounts the story of a local police officer’s negligent discharge at a wresting meet: how it happened, why it happened, how we can avoid it, while delivering a stinging reality about “accidents” and responsibility.

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EPISODE #140: Loyalty to Truth and Effectiveness

May 8, 2018

This week we want to discuss a bit of CCU philosophy and approach to self-defense in response to some observations about the community as a whole.

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EPISODE #139: A New and Important Test for Handgun Reliability

May 1, 2018

This week Patrick explains how important it is that we be objective about our gear choices as we continue to explain some new findings on handgun reliability.

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EPISODE #138: Guns That ‘Don’t Malfunction’

April 24, 2018

This week, Pat continues to divulge some little-known reality based observations about handgun performance during reactive scenarios.

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EPISODE #137: Defining Tier One Handgun Capabilities

April 17, 2018

Between marketing, sensationalism, anecdotes, and a lack of real world testing, we see a serious lack of real data about which handguns perform well in a variety of practical situations. So, this week Pat will discuss some of these concepts from a position of reality and objectivity – and you might be surprised with the direction it goes!

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EPISODE #136: Active Shootings and Real World Solutions

April 11, 2018

In this broadcast, Pat goes extraordinarily deep into the truth and real world solutions for Active Shootings. This is not one to be missed – Pat faces the tough questions of our time head on and definitively.

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EPISODE #135: The Two Kinds of Gunfights

February 26, 2018

In this episode, Pat covers a universal and innate fact regarding violence: there are two basic ways it can develop and each one necessitates its own response.

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