Down Range Radio

55 EpisodesProduced by Michael BaneWebsite

Outdoor Channel personality Michael Bane hosts a weekly radio show all about guns, personal defense and our right to keep and bear arms.

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Down Range Radio #636: Guns - What to sell and what to buy

August 21st, 2019

51:04

This week Michael ponders over hunting, the 6.5 PRC and the most difficult challenge of all.... what to sell and what to buy....

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Down Range Radio #635: Universal Background Check Laws and Transfers

August 14th, 2019

50:58

This week Michael looks at the way media bias shapes the discussion on the Universal Background Check laws.

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Down Range Radio #634: The Changing Face of Active Shooters

August 7th, 2019

46:11

With the recent mass shootings, we've experienced a change in how the active shooters behave and move forward. What is different and what has …

Down Range Radio #633: Being a Firearms Training Junkie

July 31st, 2019

43:57

This week, Michael Bane talks about training, how you maintain your skills and what's important. Who you calling a 'hobbyist ?!?!?!

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Down Range Radio #632: We have to talk about the NRA

July 24th, 2019

46:55

This week, Michael joins the chorus of people calling for Wayne LaPierre to step down from his position at the head of the NRA. He also talks about …

Down Range Radio #631: .22 Shooting Competitions

July 17th, 2019

51:14

This week Michael talks .22 competition, thoughts on hunting and the importance of creating a “script” to guide you through stressfield events…

Down Range Radio #630: Pros and Cons of Run and Gun

July 10th, 2019

48:06

This week, Michael talks about his latest USPSA match and the pros and cons of run and gun.

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Down Range Radio #629: Dealing With Mobs and Milkshake

July 3rd, 2019

43:51

This week Michael talks about the increasingly dangerous situation with Antifa and/or other progressive groups tending toward violence. He also talks …

Down Range Radio #628: A Weekend with Lucid Optics and Wyoming Tactical

June 25th, 2019

44:31

This week Michael reviews his “rock and roll” week and the LUCID/Wyoming Tactical L-7 Carbine class. WyoTac has teamed up with Lucid Optics to offer …

Down Range Radio #627: Why I Carry a Gun in the Backcountry

June 19th, 2019

47:39

This week, after a few kind words about the Marlin 336 “Dark” and Stern Defense, Michael doesn't speak kindly about an OUTSIDE ONLINE article about

Down Range Radio #626: Stress and Artificial Stress as part of Defensive Training

June 12th, 2019

46:01

This week we start out with a few notes on USPSA competition and the value of stress and artificial stress being a competitive shooter.

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Down Range Radio #625: My .22LR Precision Shooting Project

June 5th, 2019

56:52

This week on DOWN RANGE Radio, Michael ponders .22LR precision shooting, then begins outlining concepts for the office-dwelling “Grey Man.”

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Down Range Radio #624: My New Tools for 3-Gun

May 29th, 2019

49:41

This week it’s 3-Gun with MB, introducing the ARMSCOR/Rock Island VR-80 shotgun and the Glock G19X/Crimson Trace 1400 into competition.

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Down Range Radio #623: A Concealed Carry Expo

May 22nd, 2019

53:37

This week, it’s all about the U.S. Concealed Carry Association Expo and training session in Pittsburg!

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Down Range Radio #622: The Issue of School Shootings

May 15th, 2019

54:27

This week Michael pats himself on the back, adds some disturbing thoughts on red flag laws and then speaks to the ole issue of school shootings.

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Down Range Radio #621: The Winchester .350 Legend

May 8th, 2019

47:54

This week Michael talks about taking weight off his Sweetie’s 3-Gun rifle, the antecedents of the Winchester .350 Legend and an “unfortunate” period in his life, another reason he can never run for President.

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Down Range Radio #620: The NRA Show Report

May 1st, 2019

49:09

This week, the NRA Annual Meeting in Indy, the good and the bad…

Down Range Radio #619: The NRA Dust-Up

April 24th, 2019

48:01

This week Michael talks about the NRA and what it is going to take to get that organization back on track.

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Down Range Radio #618: Red Flag Laws

April 17th, 2019

47:56

Michael Bane talks about Red Flag laws, death threats, vulnerability and being a target. He also talks handgun drills and coyote poop.

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Down Range Radio #617: A Trip to Taurus

April 10th, 2019

46:54

This week Michael wraps up his trip to Bainbridge, Georgia, and his visit to the new Taurus facility. He also talks about the Taurus guns that rang …

Down Range Radio #616: Mental Preparations

April 3rd, 2019

53:39

This week Michael talks about his confusion about what handgun(s) to compete with this year, and a bit about mental preparations, including dealing …

Down Range Radio #615: Anti-Gun Screeds

March 27th, 2019

48:35

This week Michael delves into the fetid, feverish week of anti-gun screeds…

Down Range Radio #614: Report From The 2019 Tactical Conference

March 20th, 2019

50:43

This week Michael recaps Tac-Con 2019 in New Orleans; plus, some thoughts on analyzing risk.

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Down Range Radio #613: Influencers in Shooting Sports

March 13th, 2019

44:10
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This week Michael talks about firearm sales, the status of the shootings sports and how much the top shooters …

Down Range Radio #612: Understanding the Gun Culture

March 6th, 2019

46:58
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This week Michael wades way into the weeds on understanding the gun culture. He also touches on training with red …

Down Range Radio #611: Upcoming Battles on Gun Control

February 27th, 2019

48:05
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This week Michael is wide-ranging, touching on the upcoming battles on gun control, how to pick a firearms finish …

Down Range Radio #610: Reconsidering the .380

February 20th, 2019

52:01
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This week Michael reconsiders the .380…unlike many, he still has a positive opinion on the cartridge. Also, some …

Down Range Radio #609: Armed in the Backcountry

February 13th, 2019

46:54
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This week Michael ponders smoothing up guns, ponders .357 loads for mountain lions, and his new folding knives …

Down Range Radio #608: The Future for a Glock-Based PDW

February 6th, 2019

45:38
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This week Michael talks about the new Taurus competition-ready TX22, the future for a Glock-based PDW and how he …

Down Range Radio #607: Post SHOT Show – Analysis of Future Trends

January 30th, 2019

47:26
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This week Michael is back from the SHOT Show and feeling spritely… he touches on products that caught his eye… and …

Down Range Radio #606: SHOT Show 2019

January 23rd, 2019

47:03
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First day on the floor at SHOT Show in Las Vegas is over and Michael Bane gives you his first report about the …

Down Range Radio #605: The Year of the Precision Rifle

January 16th, 2019

51:37
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We’re getting close to SHOT Show in Las Vegas and Michael Bane talks about precision rifles as the big trend in …

Down Range Radio #604: Self Defense and Eyewitness Accounts

January 9th, 2019

45:16
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This week Michael has a few stumbles with his new Desert Eagle, talks about why eyewitnesses might not be the …

Down Range Radio #603: Glock and New Year Accomplishments

January 2nd, 2019

51:12
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This first podcast of the new year finds Michael in a sort-of optimistic mood… he talks about how to accomplish …

Down Range Radio #602: The Old Year Ends

December 26th, 2018

51:45
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The old year ends, and Michael is pondering Glock rumors, current gun and TV projects and his favorite live music …

Down Range Radio #601: Focus on Speed With a handgun

December 19th, 2018

44:56
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This week Michael continues with his thoughts on why a laser-like focus on speed …

Down Range Radio #600: Risk Assessment in Personal Defense

December 12th, 2018

50:39
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In today’s digital environment, our own risk assessments are not even prioritized. Photo Credit: The Best Defense.

Down Range Radio #599: The Bump Stock Firestorm

December 5th, 2018

47:48
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This week Michael wades into the bump stock firestorm in a way guaranteed to make everyone mad.

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Down Range Radio #598: The Greatest “Myth” in Concealed Carry

November 28th, 2018

51:10
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This week, Michael discusses perhaps the greatest “myth” in concealed carry — the sheepdog!

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Down Range Radio #597: Accuracy, Power and Speed

November 21st, 2018

55:20
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This week Michael talks about the implications on your training time of accuracy, power, and speed.

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Down Range Radio #596: Hunting Hogs in Texas

November 14th, 2018

46:54
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This week Michael talks about hunting hogs in Texas and what people committed to self-defense absolutely need to …

Down Range Radio #595: Prepping for the Hog Hunt

November 7th, 2018

51:05
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Michael is getting ready for a hog hunt in Texas with 10mm handguns.

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Down Range Radio #594: There Are No Safe Places

October 31st, 2018

52:39
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Another mass casualty event and Michael addresses the run, hide or fight mindset.

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Down Range Radio #593: Shotguns as a Self-Defense Tool

October 24th, 2018

50:10
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This week Michael talks about the resurrection of shotguns for home defense.

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Down Range Radio #592: How To Model A School Shooting

October 17th, 2018

51:50
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This week Michael spouts off about new products, consistency and how to model a school shooting.

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Down Range Radio #591: The Current Political Climate and Tripwires

October 10th, 2018

48:45
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This week Michael talks about the current political situation, the importance of setting tripwires, and …

Down Range Radio #590: Situational Awareness

October 3rd, 2018

55:54
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This week Michael talks about situational awareness without all the nonsensical complexity.

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Down Range Radio #589: The Able Shepherd Training Program

September 26th, 2018

49:16
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This week, Michael talks about a different kind of training, from Able Shepherd.

Down Range Radio #588: Shooting Lever Action Rifles at Gunsite

September 19th, 2018

50:34
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This week, Michael talks about his visit to GUNSITE last week filming for SHOOTING GALLERY. One of the topics …

Down Range Radio #587: Filming next season of Shooting Gallery

September 12th, 2018

53:51
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This week, Michael catches everyone up in the SHOOTING GALLERY filming schedule, including filming with Karl Rehn …

Down Range Radio #586: Colorado Rimfire Challenge State Championship

September 5th, 2018

49:56
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This week, Michael blathers endlessly about the Colorado RIMFIRE CHALLENGE state championships, in which by some …

Down Range Radio #585: Using a .22 for Self-Defense

August 30th, 2018

45:39
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This week, Michael talks about Magpul AR-10 magazines and assorted self-defense topics!

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Down Range Radio #584: The Art of De-Escalation

August 22nd, 2018

49:20
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This week Michael talks about the occasional perversity of firearms and the tremendous power of two simple words: …

Down Range Radio #583: Glock Shooting Sports

August 15th, 2018

48:07
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Glock’s Chris Edwards (left) and Michael Bane at a recent GSSF match in Colorado.

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Down Range Radio #582: The Guns at OSG Roundtable

August 8th, 2018

53:35
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The Performance Center SW22 Victory Target Model with fiber optics sights was one of the many guns seen at the …

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