Unload and Show Clear

All too often, gun owners and gun culture are portrayed in the worst possible ways in the media. Old, racist, white guys who love their guns more than kids. This podcast aims to counter that narrative by shining a light on the members of gun culture who are involved in IDPA – International Defensive Pistol Association. While IDPA members make up a fraction of the overall gun-owning public, they are a representative cross-section of that demographic. All races, from all walks of life, rich, poor and in between, young and old, men and women. Patriotic, caring, friendly, outgoing. Salt of the earth kinds of people who love their country, and their fellow men. This podcast is about them.

Podcast Type

Interview

Host

Lloyd Bailey

Release Schedule

Bi-Weekly, Mondays and Thursdays

Runtime

Appx. 30 mins.

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Latest Episodes

  • USC92 - Chad Cheung from Northridge, CA
    Today we meet Chad Cheung (A56541) from Northridge, California. Chad is an IT Project Manager and serves as the IDPA State Coordinator for California. He…
  • USC91 - Paul Hamers from Napoleon, ND
    Today we meet Paul Hamers (A01927) from Napoleon, North Dakota. Paul is a municipal court judge and has been involved in IDPA since the early…
  • USC90 - Frank Scalise from Powdersville, SC
    Today we meet Frank Scalise (A972819) from Powdersville, South Carolina. Frank is a retiree and serves as the Match Director of the Belton Gun Club.…
  • USC89 - Patrick Flores from Helotes, TX
    Today we meet Patrick Flores (A409278) from Helotes, Texas. Patrick is a veterinary technician and is a Marksman in multiple divisions. He works regularly as…
  • 2019 Battle of Belton Preview
    Today we visit with Frank Scalise, the Match Director of the 2019 Battle of Belton South Carolina State IDPA Championship which is coming up in…
  • USC88 - Matthew Peninger from Nashville, TN
    In this episode we meet Matthew Peninger (A757621) from Nashville, Tennessee. Matthew is a self-employed general contractor and is a Master in ESP/SSP and CCP…
  • USC87 - Ben Hardt from Folsom, CA
    In this episode we meet Ben Hardt (A902624) from Folsom, California. Ben is a small business owner and a Master in CDP. He is a…
  • USC86 - April Strong from Cheyenne, WY
    In this episode we meet April Strong (A188957) from Cheyenne, Wyoming. April is a self-described "tech nerd" and an NRA certified firearms instructor. She is…
  • Wisconsin Lo-Cap Showdown Preview
    Today we visit with John Bordeau, the Match Director of the First Wisconsin Lo-Cap Showdown to preview the match coming up in August of 2019.…
  • 5th Annual Hoosier Daddy Classic Preview
    Today we visit with Mike Philley, the Match Director of the 5th Annual Hoosier Daddy Classic IDPA Championship to preview the match coming up in…
  • USC85 - Josh Bresett from Halfmoon, NY
    In this episode we meet Josh Bresett (A55236) from Halfmoon, New York. Josh works in finance and insurance and is an ESP/SSP and PCC Master.…
  • USC84 - Mike Philley from Goshen, IN
    In this episode we meet Mike Philley (A45517) from Goshen, Indiana. Mike works in the RV industry as a purchaser and is an Expert in…
  • 2019 Battle of Saratoga Preview
    Today we visit with Josh Bresett, Co-Match Director of the 2nd Battle of Saratoga IDPA Championship to preview the upcoming match. Match Directors: Josh Bresett,…
  • USC83 - Ben Gutierrez from Las Lunas, NM
    In this episode we meet Ben Gutierrez (A539205) from Las Lunas, New Mexico. Ben is a bank manager, a safety officer, and an SSP Expert…
  • USC82 - Jeffrey Yerger from Las Vegas, NV
    In this episode we meet Jeffrey Yerger (A10325). Jeffrey is an executive protection agent and firearms instructor for Tactical Perfomance Center. He is a Master…
  • USC81 - Scott Martin from Grand Junction, CO
    In this episode we meet Scott Martin from Grand Junction, CO (A41832). Scott is a retired B-52 pilot and flight instructor and now serves as…
  • USC80 - Chris Tessier from Dunbarton, NH
    In this special Memorial Day episode we meet Chris Tessier from Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Chris is financial analyst and ESP Expert and he is the…
  • USC79 - Bill Ragan from Flagstaff, AZ
    Today we meet Bill Ragan from Flagstaff, Arizona (A41464). Bill is a network administrator for a government agency and is a Master in CDP, ESP,…
  • 2019 Wisconsin State IDPA Championship Preview
    Today we visit with John Bordeau, the Match Director of the 2019 Wisconsin State IDPA Championship to preview the match coming up in June 2019.…
  • USC78 – Angela Swenson from Greenbrier, AR
    Today we meet Angela Swenson (A31510) from Greenbrier, Arkansas. Angela is a trust operations manager for a local bank and an ESP Sharpshooter and CDP…
  • USC77 - Chuck Lucas from Frederick, CO
  • USC76 - Frank DeCastro from Tigard, OR
    In this episode we meet Frank DeCastro (A292032) from Tigard, Oregon. Frank is a salesman and a Master in SSP and Carry Optics, and has…
  • USC75 - National Champion Mike Seeklander
    Today we meet 2018 ESP National Champion Mike Seeklander (A31187). Mike is a firearms instructor, a former Marine Marksmanship instructor, Federal LEO, a member of…
  • USC74 - Brad Louis from Oro Valley, AZ
    In this episode we meet Brad Louis from Oro Valley, AZ (A43337). Brad is a retiree currently serving as President of the Pima Pistol Club.…
  • USC73 - Walt Proulx from Fruita, CO
    In this episode we meet Walt Proulx from Fruita, CO (A39531). Walt is the manager of the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex and a  CDP/CCP/ESP/SSP…
  • USC72 - Lynn Pozehl from Bellevue, NE
    In this episode we meet Lynn Pozehl from Bellevue, NE (A998859). Lynn is a  corrections officer and firearms instructor and a  ESP/SSP and CCP/CDP Sharpshooter,…
  • USC71 - Brad Poland from Monroe, IA
    In this episode we meet Brad Poland from Monroe, IA (A45330). Brad is a research scientist and a CDP/CCP/ESP/SSP Master, and has been an IDPA member since…
  • USC70 - Aaron Brulc from Lexington, KY
    In this episode we meet Aaron Brulc from Lexington, KY (A270383). Aaron is a  network infrastructure project manager and a  ESP/SSP and CCP Master, and…
  • USC69 - Dave Draper from Bedford, MA
    In this episode we meet Dave Draper from Bedford, MA (A776068). Dave is a  software engineer and a ESP/SSP and Revolver Sharpshooter and an IDPA member…
  • USC68 - Wolf Laughlin from San Antonio, TX
    In this episode we meet Wolf Laughlin from San Antonio, TX (A12499). Wolf is a  gun store manager and a  SSP Expert, and has been…
  • USC67 - Eric Daniels from Chillicothe, OH
    In this episode we meet Eric Daniels from Chillicothe, OH (A29031). Eric is a  systems administrator, police officer and rangemaster for a local municipality and…
  • USC66 - Dylan Bissman from Snow Hill, MD
    In this episode we meet Dylan  Bissman from Snow Hill, MD (A282377). Dylan is a  high school sophomore and a  CDP, ESP/SSP, and CCP Master,…
  • USC65 - Nicky Carter from Saltillo, MS
    In this episode we meet Nicky Carter from Saltillo, MS (A27655). Nicky is a  Retired state employee and a  SSP and CCP Expert, and has…
  • USC64 - Jodee Kulp from Brooklyn Park, MN
    In this episode we meet Jodee Kulp from Brooklyn Park, MN (A44731). Jodee is a  dog trainer and youth counselor and an SSP/ESP Marksman, and…
  • USC63 - Bill Silvia from Nevada, TX
    In this episode we meet Bill Silvia from Nevada, TX (A54647). Bill is a  Dallas Police Sergeant and a  ESP/SSP Master, and has been an…
  • USC62 - Chris King from Coventry, VT
    In this episode we meet Chris King from Coventry, VT (A755285). Chris is a  X-Ray technician and a  ESP/SSP Sharpshooter, and has been an IDPA…
  • USC61 - Debbie Singer from Tivoli, NY
    In this episode we meet Debbie Singer from Tivoli, NY (A49047). Debbie is a dental hygenist and a  ESP/SSP Marksman, and has been an IDPA…
  • USC60 - Seth Hayden from Prattville, AL
    In this episode we meet Seth Hayden from Prattville, AL (A50647). Seth is an IT administrator and a SSP/CCP Master, and has been an IDPA…
  • USC59 - Rick Denny from Jacksonville, FL
    In this episode we meet Rick Denny from Jacksonville, FL (A905838). Rick is the Executive Director of Trinity Rescue Mission in Jacksonville and a  ESP/SSP…
  • USC58 - Karl Kulp from Brooklyn Park, MN
    In this episode we meet Karl Kulp from Brooklyn Park, MN (A42826). Karl is an IT professional and a 4-division Marksman (ESP/SSP/CDP/REV), and has been…
  • USC57 - Dede Carter from Saltillo, MS
    In this episode we meet Dede Carter from Saltillo, MS (A28728). Dede is a  personal trainer and a  ESP/SSP Marksman, and has been an IDPA…
  • USC56 - Kat Silvia from Nevada, TX
    In this episode we meet Kat Silvia from Nevada, TX (A55763). Kat is a  Dallas Police Sergeant and a  SSP Marksman, and has been an…
  • USC55 - Lian Dunlevy from Westover, WV
    In this episode we meet Lian Dunlevy from Westover, WV (A685865). Lian is a  high school senior, president of his high school robotics club, NASA…
  • USC54 - Ron Herbert from Bozeman, MT
    In this episode we meet Ron Herbert from Bozeman, MT (A49246). Ron oversees the operations of nursing homes in Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. He's a…
  • USC53 - Jon Wolfe from New Ipswitch, NH
    In this episode we meet Jon Wolfe from New Ipswitch, NH (A37022). Jon is a  commercial airline pilot and a  CDP/SSP/ESP/CCP Expert, and has been…
  • USC52 - Lewis "Pops" Freeman from White Oak, TX
    In this episode we meet Lewis Freeman from White Oak, TX (A42291). Lewis is a  retired range rat and a  CDP/ESP/SSP/CDP Expert, and has been…
  • USC51 - John Bordeau from Hortonville, WI
    In this episode we meet John Bordeau from Hortonville, WI (A46160). John works in the parts department for a semi-truck dealership and is a CDP/ESP/SSP/CDP…
  • USC50 - Mike Oxner from Post Falls, ID
    In this episode we meet Mike Oxner from Post Falls, ID (A759963). Mike is a  firearms instructor, creator of Dry Fire Training Cards and a…
  • USC49 - Eric Fuson from Tulsa, OK
    In this episode we meet Eric Fuson from Tulsa, OK (A20253). Eric is a  small business owner and a  CDP/BUG Distinguished Master, and a member…
  • USC48 - Brad Weilbrenner from Loudon, NH
    In this episode we meet Brad Weilbrenner from Loudon, NH (A216970). Brad is a  training developer for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections and a…
  • USC47 - Mark Goede from Ballwin, MO
    In this episode we meet Mark Goede from Ballwin, MO (A26863). Mark is a flight instructor, former professional airline pilot and federal officer and a…
  • USC46 - Darryl Means from Yelm, WA
    In this episode we meet "Hashtag" Darryl Means from Yelm, WA (A28091). Darryl is a  active duty member of the US Coast Guard and a…
  • USC45 - Kitty Richards from Seneca, PA
    In this episode we meet Kitty Richards from Seneca, PA (LM18564). Kitty is a  business development officer and special project manager for IDPA and a…
  • USC44 - John Horvath from Hebron, IN
    In this episode we meet John Horvath from Hebron, IN (A868360). John is a  live-event sound engineer and a  ESP/SSP Expert, and has been an…
  • USC43 - Stan Hein of Sturgeon Bay, WI
    In this episode we meet Stan Hein from Sturgeon Bay, WI (A51600). Stan works for the cable company and is a Chief Safety Officer and…
  • USC42 - John Hilterman from Milton, FL
    In this episode we meet John Hilterman from Milton, FL (A397393). John is a former Navy, commercial, and Air Force Pilot and a ESP/SSP/CCP Expert,…
  • USC41 - King Drummond of Kingston Springs, TN
    In this episode we meet King Drummond from Kingston Springs, TN (A51844). King is an industrial equipment salesman and a ESP/SSP Master, and has been…
  • USC40 - Aaron "Rags" Ragusa of Normal, IL
    In this episode we meet Aaron Ragusa from Normal, IL (A54780). Aaron is a information security specialist and a ESP/SSP/CCP Sharpshooter, and has been an…
  • USC39 - Host on the Hot-Seat
    This week, guest host Kitty Richards puts Lloyd Bailey (A52856) in the hot seat. Lloyd is a ESP/SSP Sharpshooter, software developer, Texas transplant from North…
  • USC38 - Mandy Bachman from Clarksville, TX
    In this episode we meet Mandy Bachman from Clarksville, TX (A756748). Mandy is a former teacher turned pro shooter and a ESP Master, and has…
  • USC37 - World Champion Julie Golob
    In this week's episode we meet World Champion Julie Golob. Julie is an author, and activist, a mom, and a the first and only 7-division…
  • USC36 - John Lawrence from Merritt, TX
    In this episode we meet John Lawrence from Merrit, TX (A26063). John is a park manager for the City of Dallas and a ESP Expert,…
  • USC35 - Sean Griffith from Brunswick, GA
    In this episode we meet Sean Griffith from Brunswick, GA (A572433). Sean is a firearms instructor and a SSP Distinguished Master and ESP/ESP/CCP Master, and…
  • USC34 - Heather Martinez from Santa Fe, NM
    In this episode we meet Heather Martinez from Santa Fe, NM (A509838). Heather works in accounting for the State of New Mexico and an ESP…
  • USC33 - Sean Sorrentino from somewhere in eastern NC
    In this episode we meet Sean Sorrentino from Johnston County, NC (A473824). Sean is a insurance inspector, former podcaster, and gun rights activist. He is…
  • USC32 - Memarie Lawrence from Merritt, TX
    In this episode we meet Memarie Lawrence from Merrit, TX (A868730). Memarie is a quality control specialist and a ESP Expert, and has been an…
  • USC31 - Simon Cote from Beaver Falls, PA
    In this episode we meet Simon Cote (A136371) from Beaver Falls, PA by way of Quebec, Canada. Simon is a small business owner and a…
  • USC30 - Kevin Farrar of Evansville, IN
    In this episode we meet Kevin Farrar from Evansville, IN (A264589). Kevin works for Toyota in quality control and is the match director of the…
  • USC29 - Brian Ehrler from Mansfield, TX
    In this episode we meet Brian Ehrler from Mansfield, TX (A33519). Brian is a IDPA area coordinator and match director for the 2016 and 2017…
  • USC28 - Will Schmied from Hernando, MS
    In this episode we meet Will Schmied from Hernando, MS (A459193). Will is a IT professional for St. Jude Children's Hospital, IDPA Coordinator for the…
  • USC27 - Al Matter from Quinlan, TX
    In this episode we meet Allen Matter from Quinlan, TX (A448329). Allen is a commercial airline pilot and a SSP Master, and has been an…
  • USC26 - World Champion Robert Vogel
    In this episode we meet Robert Vogel from Saint Marys, OH (A14080). Robert is a reserve law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. And since joining…
  • USC25 - Steven Grantham from Eastman, GA
    In this episode we meet Steven Grantham from Eastman, GA (A656691). Steven is a chiropractor and a ESP Marksman, and has been an IDPA member…
  • USC24 - Brad Eadens from Henderson, KY
    In this episode we meet Brad Eadens from Henderson, KY (A40383). Brad is a rangemaster and a CCP Distinguished Master, and has been an IDPA…
  • USC23 - Scott Hurt from Evansville, IN
    In this episode we meet Scott Hurt from Evansville, IN (A11294). Scott is a retired police sergeant and a SSP Master, and has been an…
  • USC22 - Matt Childress from Longview, TX
    In this episode we meet Matt Childress from Longview, TX (A42146). Matt is a Navy reservist recently returned from deployment and a CCP Distinguished Master,…
  • USC21 - Mingran Qian from Livonia, MI
    In this episode we meet Mingran Qian from Livonia, MI (A291980). Mingran is a brand representative for Leapers UTG and a ESP/SSP Master, and has…
  • USC20 - Ben Bolden from Moscow, TN
    In this episode we meet Ben Bolden from Moscow, TN (A870237). Ben works for his hometown bank and is a SSP Master, and has been…
  • USC19 - David Orr from San Diego, CA
    In this episode we meet David Orr from San Diego, CA (A47889). David is a IT professional and a CCP Distinguished Master, and has been…
  • USC18 - David Jackson of Oxford, MS
    In this episode we meet David Jackson from Oxford, MS (A389814). David is a maintenance manager and an SSP Master, and has been an IDPA…
  • USC17 - Kris Walley of Prairieville, LA
    In this episode we meet Kris Walley from Prairieville, LA (A56254). Kris is a security manager, MD for South Louisiana IDPA host of the Battle…
  • USC16 - Ashton Lawrence of Merritt, TX
    In this episode we meet Ashton Lawrence from Merritt, TX (A715384). Ashton is a high school sophomore and is IDPA's youngest ESP Master, and has…
  • USC15 - Ron Hardee from Maumelle, AR
    In this episode we meet Ron Hardee from Maumelle, AR (A09851). Ron is a retiree and a SSP Expert, and has been an IDPA member…
  • USC14 - Scott Longhorn of Pilot Mound, IA
    In this episode we meet Scott Longhorn from Pilot Mound, IA (A325850). Scott is a bovine podiatrist and a ESP/CDP Expert, and has been an…
  • USC13 - Jesse Walker of Galax, VA
    In this episode we meet Jesse Walker from Galax, VA (A855603). Jesse is a minister and taxidermist and a SSP Master, and has been an…
  • USC12 - Chris Schmied of Hernando, MS
    In this episode we meet Chris Schmied from Hernando, MS (A542573). Chris is a web marketing consultant and a ESP Marksman, and has been an…
  • Special Episode #2 - Listener Emails
    In this special episode, Lloyd responds to listener emails from JP, Chris, and Mike and explains the stories behind the show openers.
  • USC11 - Bora Angel of Plano, TX
    In this episode we meet Bora Angel from Plano, TX by way of Atlanta and Turkey (A45286). Bora is a software architect and an ESP…
  • Previewing the 2019 Miss'ippi Showdowns
    Chris Schmied of Hernando, Mississippi tells us about the 2018 and 2019 Miss'ippi Showdowns. Find out more at www.msshowdown.com. Use these Links to Support Unload…
  • USC10 - Jackie Russo of Federal Way, WA
    In this episode we meet Jackie Russo from Federal Way, WA (A833532). Jackie is a retired law enforcement officer and a SSP/CCP Sharpshooter, and has…
  • USC09 - Kenneth Cash of Chester, SC
    In this episode we meet Ken Cash (A476128) from Chester, South Carolina who was introduced to the sport by the great Morgan Allen. He’s been…
  • USC08 - Steve Koski of Alpine, UT
    In this episode we meet Steve Koski (A01608) from Alpine, Utah. Steve is an engineer, podcaster (Gun Dudes, PARAcast), and SSP Master. He’s been an…
  • USC07 - Ray Patawaran of Tupelo, MS
    In this episode we meet Ray Patawaran (A204064) of Tupelo, Mississippi by way of Los Angeles and the Philippines. IDPA member since 2015 and ESP…
  • USC06 - The Gear You Need to get Started
    In this episode of Unload and Show Clear we finish our intro-to-IDPA series with a look at the gear you will need to get started.…
  • USC05 - Cover, Fault Lines, and Tactical Priority
    Last episode we covered range safety, today we're going to talk about three things you need to understand to shoot a stage successfully. Cover, fault…
  • USC04 - Safety and Range Commands
    We previously covered a basic overview of how a match runs, divisions and classes, how scoring works, and what equipment you need to get started. Today…
  • USC03 - Matches, Divisions and Classifications
    Today we are continue our intro-to-IDPA series with a review of matches, divisions and classifications.    First we're going to touch on how matches are…
  • USC02 - Scoring and Penalties
    One of the perceived drawbacks of IDPA as a sport is the complexity of it’s rules. Go on any IDPA forum or FB group and…
  • USC01 - Welcome to Unload and Show Clear
    Welcome to out very first episode.   In today's episode we are going to talk about what IDPA is and what this podcast is all…