November 23, 2020
Silvercore Podcasts Summary
The Silvercore Podcast
Ep.1 What’s Old Is New, Two Hillbillies From Chilliwack
Topics: Becoming a firearms instructors, reducing stress when shooting, men vs. women learning to shoot, civilian vs. police training, US vs Canadian firearms training, doctrine of recency & doctrine of distance, Jeff Cooper, Jelly Bryce, Marty Hayes.
Ep.2 We Aren’t Making Barrels In Our Basement
Topics: High-end precision barrel manufacturer International Barrels (IBI), how IBI sets itself apart from competitors, getting into precision marksmanship, what it takes to win, strategies used by Ryan Steacy.
Ep.3 The Man Who Refused to Wear Pants
Topics: Getting into the shooting sports, competing, dry fire practice, involvement in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course program and consulting work. Getting from point A to point B in a more effective route. Black Badge program and keeping up with changing technologies. 8yr in a row national champion, mental marksmanship, checking the scoreboard and keeping up with new shooters. The future of IPSC, getting more people involved in shooting sport, politics as they relate to firearms and sharing knowledge
Ep.4 Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
Topics: Background of HyperStealth, experience in camouflage and education background. Infrared, camouflage patterns, competition, movement and Quantum Stealth. Camouflage for shadows, getting through motion sensors and heat detectors. Novel approaches to problems, quantum mechanics, patents, explanatory videos and using Quantum Stealth as a multi-projector
Ep.5 Yoga Socks At The Snipers Hide. Graeme Foote
Topics: Project Mapleseed vs Project Appleseed, becoming a Project Mapleseed instructor, using 22 Rifle & reinforcing positivity. PAL’s, Action Rifle Rimfire & different types of rifles. Shooting the Snipers Hide Cup, being a role model, confidence & mental management process. Shortening the process, Dunning-Kruger effect & continuous learning
Ep.6 How Are You Going To Intimidate Me With Words
Topics: Background on PPC and Canada vs US differences in PPC. Competing in Australia, mental preparations and training for competition, ammunition used and getting it to Australia. Length of the championship, number of competitors, courses of fire, positioning, keeping your teammate calm and providing positive feedback. Rankings, being in your own world, competitiveness and custom guns. Master instructor designation with FBI, repurposed FBI training for police agency and having a 90% hit ratio. Having suited skillsets, qualifying for police force and having a strong moral compass. Obstacles presented, motorcycle accident and traumatic brain injury.
Ep.7 Train Your Brain To Win
Topics: Mental marksmanship, what it means to be a subconscious shooter and unchecked self-image. Teaching the subconscious mind, muscle memory, not ingraining negativity to the subconscious and knowing the path to success. Small steps towards a win, if the same applies to a failure and not dwelling on failure. The mental process in before, during and after a match and tips and tricks to get to the end goal faster.
Ep.8 Train Your Brain To Win Part 2
Topics: Planning and practice before a match, how exercise, diet and sleep take part in preparation. Positive people and high achievers. In the moment shooting at the range, book of scores and keeping good mental management. Skipping basic training, self-fulfilling prophecy and pressure to preform. Wind at target vs. Wind at shooter, sucking it up or protesting a shot. After the match, mental debrief & celebrating. Getting back into the sport without putting out a mortgage to afford it, practicing dynamic skills on static ranges in Canada, IBI making pistol barrels and focus on keeping up with their current products
Ep.9 Grizzly Bear Attack
Topics: Working as a fishing guide, climbing Mount Doogie Dowler and equipment packed for the trip. Bear sign, awareness levels, making a bear aware of you, bear spray, and readying defences. Bear attack, rescue help and recovery. Size, age and health of the bear, grizzly bear hunting in BC, and bear awareness and training.
Ep.10 Moose Underwear And Other Hunting Stories
Topics: Finding an area to hunt, putting in for LEH. previous hunting experiences, preparing for the hunt and delegating responsibilities. Enjoying the hunt even when not successful, character and willingness to help, setting up camp, bear encounter, and BC’s unique environment. Animals spotted, grouse hunting and ethics. Opportunity for a moose, being prepared for the shot, reaction of the animal, indication of a hit animal & importance of tracking. Using a cow call & seeing moose signs, covering lots of ground, approaching moose. group excitement, moose underwear, processing the moose and making the best of the meat. What the group would have done differently
Ep.11 Ethics And Insider Tips On How To Be A Hunter In Todays Urban Society
Topics: Commercial fishing, commercial guiding. Newcomers to hunting, etiquette, ethics, regulations, giving back to wildlife and knowing the synopsis. How to get into Bird Hunting in the Lower Mainland & building a relationship with a farmer, damage from birds to farmer’s crops, and waterfowl heritage days. iHunter resource, hunters bickering with other hunters, mitigating public complaints, being friendly, educating the public, moving in a positive direction, success of hunting, experience Feeling remorse for the animal harvested and paying respects to the animal and numbers of CORE students going up.
Ep.12 Intro to 3 Gun And How To Be A Sponsored Shooter
Topics: What 3 Gun is, how to get into it, what to expect and kit required. Becoming a sponsored shooters, duties and responsibilities of being sponsored. Exercise, diet and having a good support team to stay competitive. Tips for bringing firearms across the border for competitions.
Ep.13 If You Aren’t Happy With How You Performed Yesterday, Do Better!
Topics: Coaching techniques, positive and negative modifiers and reaction time. Mental strength, empathy, pressure and humility. Competency in teaching and improvement, physical conditioning, caffeine and competitions.
Ep.14 Captain Of The Hunt
Topics: Marshall Lowen’s background, hunting, military background and love of marksmanship. Vancouver Metis Community Association, ethical hunting, parasitology, and hunting rituals. Being prepared on hunts and life lessons.
Ep.15 Insider Tips From Jimmy Hamilton Of Vortex Nation
Topics: Jimmy Hamilton’s history, operating during COVID, history of Vortex Optics, Vortex Nation Podcast, recommended optic for hunt in Canada, warranty and past claims. Product developments and what to expect from Vortex.
Ep.16 Firearms, Optics, And Equipment For New Hunters
Topics: Rifle purchase, waterfowl gun, caring for your firearm, common calibres and calibre accuracy, hunting gear, optic options, setup, use and accuracy of optics and binoculars. Silvercore Postal Shoot, knives, other hunting equipment like clothing and ancillary equipment.
Ep.17 Is Hunting And Fishing Considered Essential During The COVID Pandemic
Topics: COVID social distancing, affects on businesses, parks and hunting opportunities and isolation in other parts of the world. Hunting considerations, plans, adventures and social responsibilities.
Ep.18 The Science Of Violence With Dr. Geoffrey Desmoulin
Topics: COVID, preparedness and government assistance. Demand for firearms training and self sufficiency. Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, Biomechanical Engineering. Deadliest Warrior, Use of Force expert testimonies, officer involved shootings, GTD Scientific, and Science of Violence Course. Research in perception time, research and reaction time, and force science, effect of weapons, combative measures, injury causation and biomechanical modeling.
Ep.19 The Chasing Food Club With Jenny Ly
Topics: First hunt, Dunning-Kruger effect, ego in hunting, term Huntress and monetizing a passion for hunting. Chasing Food Club, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and game recipes.
Ep.20 Hunting Stories From The Mázawakȟaŋ
Topics: Indigenous vs. non-indigenous communities, group training, respect and possible gaps in understanding. Becoming aquatinted with the indigenous communities to better understand. Native names, records, dwellings and understanding their language. Hunters giving away first animal, re-gifting, Ton, and cleansing.
Ep.21 New Rules Regarding Hunting During COVID & AMA Questions Answered
Topics: Hunting and fishing during COVID, youth getting into shooting or hunting, GPS vs. maps, optics costs, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, bridging the gap in firearms community and those with no appreciation of hunting or target sports. How to get into hunting, and getting firearms owners to stand up.
Ep.22 Ineffective Gun Control & Canadian Gun Ban
Topics: Reliable Gun history, hunting, COVID affects on business, OIC firearms ban, affects of the firearms ban, politics and banding together. Insights on firearms ban and stigma around firearms owners, statistics and firearms in the media. Hunting as an essential service and raising awareness.
Ep.23 Blood Tracking And Science Dogs
Topics: Science Dogs of New England, best breeds for tracking, training of dogs, regulations for using dogs to track. Most common animals found when tracking, tips for hunters to track their own game and ideal timeframe to track an animal after it’s shot. Requirements trackers have when tracking and training your own dog for tracking.
Ep.24 Emergency Preparedness And Becoming A Prepper
Topics: The Canadian Prepper Podcast, getting into the prepping world, how to prepare, security systems, stigma around being a prepper. Preparations during emergencies, skillsets to have, what to keep in a vehicle, physical and mental fitness. Taccom and Canadian Patriot Podcast.
Ep.25 Where To Hunt And Shoot With The iHunter App
Topics: iHunter app features, support on app for hunters, creation of the app, access in Canada and US. Finding time to hunt working full-time at iHunter. Burns map for mushroom hunters, online training, e-scouting, satellite imager and waypoints.
Ep.26 How To Tips From New Hunters And Finding A Dead Body
Topics: First time hunt, preparations, success hunting, lessons learned and research. Safety, retrieval, advise to a beginner, finding a mentor, patience in hunting and being comfortable with your firearm beforehand. Finding a dead body.
Ep.27 Cure For Canada’s Gun Ban
Topics: CSSA, Order in Council (OIC), prohibited firearms, and whats best for firearms owners.
Ep.28 Pro Hunter Vs. Pro Guide, Hunting African And North American Game
Topics: Growing up and hunting in Africa, guided hunts in Africa vs. North America. Training as a professional guide and differences between a Professional Hunter vs. Professional Guide.
Ep.29 Tales Of Borrowed Guns And Pirate Ships
Topics: COVID’s affects on IBI, borrowing a gun, anti-piracy, Canadian gun ban, affects of gun ban on service rifle, CCFR court case. Precision Rifle Series (PRS) shooting.
Ep.30 Silvercore, Behind The Scenes
Topics: Building a business, working for someone else vs. self-employed. Valuing self worth in a business, focusing on building rather than money, specialized knowledge and quality products. Training your clients and negotiating agreement, putting out fires, dealing with stress, perspective, success and happiness. Everyday progression and swindled ideas, lost interest, laziness and helping other people
Ep.31 Bodyguard For Worlds Elite
Topics: Executive and close protection work, client confidentiality, connecting with the client. and protecting them. Working for Oprah, keeping up on your skillset, the toll on personal life and taking time to decompress.
Ep.32 April Vokey Of Anchored Outdoors
Topics: Turning passion into a multimedia empire and community, growing a following and marketing the brand, women in the commercial guiding fishing industry, dealing with insecurities and being headstrong, not being constrained by the business being built. How April jumped from guiding into being on TV and including family in the building of brand. What April see’s as Anchored Outdoors future and April’s advice to anyone looking to build their passion into a business.
Ep.33 Fly Fishing And Spey Fishing With Brian Niska Of Skeena Spey
Topics: Fish guiding, becoming a certified fishing instructor and master castor, Pieroway rods, fly fishing, trolling and spey casting, getting into spey fishing and equipment, types of people that get into fly fishing, fishing seasons in BC and etiquette.
Topics: Getting into the British army, working as a civilian in Europe, what enlistment and training was like and the final exercise. Skiing for the British Army, SAS Selection, the hills and testing. The selection periods and process, as well as getting flagged OI1, what that meant and touring in Afghan. Skiing Mount Hector and listening to your inner voice.
Topics: What jet boat tours consist of, jet boating course, considerations prior to buying a jet boat and after. Tourism BC & ghost towns, research of other ghost towns, fish guiding. Accessing remote areas with a jet boat, jet boating course access for students, river changes & using caution. Issues on the river & decisions based on experience, reading the river
Topics: Gain twist barrels, barrel consistency, schnabel’s, best length of a barrel for accuracy, bullet powder results, straight barrel bores, hummer barrels, optimal headspace, 6.5 PRC, grooves in a barrel and effects on accuracy, barrel break-in, IBI, seasoning a barrel, making competitive level barrels, Varmint/bull barrel vs. standard barrel for long range shooting, reloading solid copper bullets with a 1 in a 11 twist. Finding a good bullet for a barrel. Barrels for hunting set ups, fast twist 22lr barrels, Cold bore vs. Clean bore. Bore cleaning consistency and best practices. Fire lapping, Carbon ring. 11 degree target crown vs. 90 degree or other. Barrel vs. stock accuracy differences. Bedding vs. V-blocks, Torque settings, Loctite, barrel tuners, optimal load for a barrel, throat erosion and prevention. Moly coated bullets, increasing a premium barrel life span and Cryo-treating.
Topics: The Silvercore Podcast, common questions, hunting highlights & hunting as a kid. Enjoying the process instead of focusing on a successful hunt & what you can control as a person. What firearms to buy as a new hunter, practicing with the firearm, waterfowl hunting & advocating for accessible hunting. Shooting a 22 & being a considerate shooter outdoors. Using high powered rifles & managing recoil. Calibre considerations for a new hunter & bullet coefficient & variations. The most versatile cartridge / calibre, buying a calibre for your son & recoil & flinch consideration. Getting help from a gun store & ammunition availability. New vs used and stainless vs blued firearm for your first gun. Future podcasts & where to reach Silvercore.
Topics: Kyle’s experience in sheep hunting & mountain adventures, allure of sheep hunting, alpinism & limitations. Accumulation of gear for sheep hunting & bringing excess gear. Guided sheep hunts & barriers to sheep hunting, Sheep species & opportunities, allotted time for sheep hunting. Kyles experience on a sheep hunt & pushing your limit, finding a good hunting partner for the hills. About the Wild Sheep Foundation and Wild Sheep Society, and current projects.
Topics: Todd’s experience with PTSD, being in the military, getting treatment for PTSD & Veteran Affairs Canada. Early effects of PTSD in hindsight & advice for others as well as the social stigma attached to PTSD & treatment. PTSD classification, civilians with PTSD & brain development, hunting, search for meaning & a place of peace. Neural plasticity & different therapies for PTSD and lastly, how Veteran Hunters got started & what they do.
Topics: Catherine & Gillians childhood and fishing and the fly fishing calendar. Fishing January – March, March – April, April – November, 2021 Pinks from mid July to September, and fishing September – Christmas. New anglers & fishing regulations, how the women’s fly fishing group got started, having a mentor to show you the ropes. Men’s counterpart to women’s fly fishing group and learning to love the process of learning.
Topics: Rick Brazell talks about the First Hunt Foundation and how it got started, costs & pushback from outfitters. Discussed are metrics collected, increased interest in hunting, as well as the costs of hunting. The R3 Movement, women hunting & learning where food comes from. How to become a mentor with First Hunt Foundation Mentorship and Master Hunter Program. What the future holds, coming back for a second, or more hunts, funding & donations to support the cause. Pushback, or lack thereof and bridging the gap between existing and new hunters
Topics: Travis and Dan’s first time meeting, Bill C-21, house of commons schedule, when the bill was introduced & how readings and committee works. Buyback, no buyback, rollback & mandatory seizure, rumoured election, minority governments. Dan’s prediction on what’s next with bill C-21 & next promises to anti-gun people. Perspective on gun laws, effects on ballot boxes, laws passed & original purpose of OIC. Bill C-21 concerns & what it means for non firearms owners, firearms owners, gun clubs & gun stores if it’s passed, culture around firearms, what happened with Molson Indy and how it compares to the gun ban.Fight between pro-gun, anti-gun, and people in between & their emotional, sometimes illogical arguments about firearms, Dan’s testimony on bill C-71, opposition & engagement on social media. Gun rights progress, US style rhetoric, separating people from the problem, asking questions and finding a solution to the real problem & majority of gun owners. Gun Control in Canada & perspective of safety first, the political standpoint & shifting what’s being said & where focus for public safety should be. Red flag & yellow flag laws, push back from Alberta & Trudeau’s response to get more votes, Replica firearms, consequences of prohibiting them & film industry, 12.7 and 12.6 firearms licences, impact of laws and legislation & amnesty period. Anti-gun & pro-gun on the same team of public safety.
Topis: Ian’s interest of Firearms Law and the way they are written, his YouTube channel Runkle of the Bailey, talking to the police and dangerous questions. Pocket knife for self defence and the centrifugal force, ATT condition challenge and AR-15 cases ending up in Supreme Court. Bringing a firearm to police for destruction and firearms found. Bill C-21, municipal handgun ban and criminals immune to being charged. Replica firearms, Airsoft and a police wishlist for things to ban. ADD / ADHD and becoming a lawyer. Storage of non-restricted firearms when hunting or for predator control. Other areas of laws that are “equally obtuse” and final comments from Ian.
Topics: What sparked Shane’s journey as a conservationist, biggest challenges to lifestyle of sustainable use of wildlife and resources, desire of self-sufficiency, intention of the Wild Harvest Initiative. Data on available & harvested resources & supporters of Wild Harvest Initiative, how individuals can get involved and support the Wild Harvest Initiative. Establishing a new movement in society & what one person is capable of. Surveys being done on on hunters sharing wild meat & what the Wild Harvest Initiative is about.