The High Speed Low Drag Week – 346

Vehicles at ISI

November 1, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

 Episode 346 Black Man With A Gun Show

This week I got the opportunity to attend the first tactical Operators Day at G4S International Training, inc.  It was in Shacklefords, Va.  Its one of those really nice places the government can send you to training in counterterrorism operations, driver and advanced firearms skills.  The place has two driving courses both on and off road, three firearms ranges, with a ballistic shoot house, four classrooms, and plenty of places you can get the stuff knocked out of you under adult supervision.

 Vehicles at ISI

There were a few vendors there, TSSI was a co-host of this year’s event.  Don Wright and I hit it off pretty good.  Don is part of the TSSI’s success story.

 I soon became a fan of master instructors Tim Peck and Brandon Wright.  I hope Brandon will take me under his wing and actually get me up to speed again.  The dude is a shooter and a heck of a technical driver. 

 Wright and Peck

The turn out was probably lighter than expected based on the leftover donuts but enough came out to the one-day event aimed at networking for law enforcement and military types that have to do what has to be done in the gravest extremes.


I met some cool people like veteran journalist Christian Lowe that shared some insight on the freelance writing world and had some encouraging words for me.  I met and found a brother in the owner of Barnes Precision Machine.  That dude is cool.

 Andrew Barnes

We talked about life, business and real stuff.  I am really glad folks slept on all the knowledge he was sharing cause it left more for me to soak up.  I think he is prior special forces and has made some serious improvements on the AR-15. We had a great conversation about the .30 caliber round, which led to him showing me his .300 blackout cartridge, rifle and process. He recently went hunting with the .300 blackout cartridge and took down a beautiful deer.  Both rifle and deer seen here. 

Deer and .300, Armored Vehicle rescue equipment, breaching training, tactical camera systems from Jeff at and some not so happy stuff that had to do with disaster response and mortuary issues. 

I got a chance to hang out with a senior special agent for the VA Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and he told me some stories about moonshiners that I didn’t even know was still happening in the hills of ol Virginny. 

I owe it all to my sisters at Laura Burgess Marketing for the initial introductions to my new friends at ITI or none of this would have occurred.  



Walther PPQ M2

Walther PPQ M2

Barbara Baird of Womens Outdoor News shares her take on her new Walther PPQ M2.


Barbara Baird

Barbara Baird

This week we have another Hunting segment from  






Maryland State Delegate Ron George is running for Governor  Delegate Ron George has been representing District 30 in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2006.

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Del Ron George







And some thoughts about growing up and older from Pastor Kenn. 


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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.



Video – Black Man With A Gun Show – 345


October 25, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, Video | By

Video of the show


This show was released on the 43rd week of 2013.

Because of this show, I’ve had the opportunity to share your stories, your triumphs, products, ideas and smiles. I’ve met some fascinating people, leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, dreamers and cool people like you.

  1. Barbara Baird of Womens Outdoor interviews Jim Heffelfinger
  2. Hurshell Stroud of DC is back to tell us that black women do hunt.
  3. Interview follow up with Maryland GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar

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Hurshell Stroud from talking about Black Women that hunt.

Charles Lollar gubernatorial candidate in Maryland on Guns.Charles Lollar

Me and My Guitar

Rob Morse from Gun Rights Magazine.

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You can use this link to pay for the shirt I just ordered for you or you can send me a check or money order for $25 to 

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Episode 342 Black Man With A Gun Show

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October 4, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

Relationships are what matter most.

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.

This week on the Black Man With A Gun Show, Kenn will be talking about:

  • Max Michel with some shooting tips
  • Hunting Season
  • Duck Dynasty with Barbara Baird
  • Pop Culture:  Comic cons
  • News: 
    • Shots fired
    • ITI training
    • Podcasting awards
    • Maryland Qualification License
    • The Importance of Relationships

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I got the opportunity to interview  Max Michel, Jr., champion competitive shooter, firearms instructor and television personality.  Max shared with me how he got to where he is along with three fantastic shooting tips. 

Here are his three tips:

(1) He said the first tip was the basic fundamentals of speed shooting, which are stance, grip, and sight picture (flash sight picture -5 yds., 5-9 yds, floating sight picture, 8 and beyond focus sight picture

(2) The next was to make training plan-work on what you are bad at for 70% of the time.

(3) And not to forget “dry fire”

 For more information about Max Michel, Jr., please visit To learn about training opportunities with Max Michel, Jr., please visit

Barbara Baird from and Realtree, talks about a book from the Duck Commander, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.

deer creek cover scent logoHunting season begins this month (October) for the archers in Maryland.  Fall is officially here.  It is beautiful with the leaves changing and the cooler temperatures here.  All of my hunting buddies have already begun repairing and setting stands and blinds.  Some have recon the deer trails, put down feed cord and starting to see what they might need before muzzleloader season begins.

New shooters might want to check out for hunter education.  They are out of Alabama.  Speaking of Alabama, I got some new folks I want to shout out to, with a company at Deep Creek Cover Scent.

Deer Creek Cover Scent creates hygiene and apparel treatment products designed to cover human scent by mimicking the outdoors.  They make handmade cover scent soap bars, scented hair, body wash, scented field sprays, and scented body cover sprays.  Check out DCcoverscent and and let me know what you think. 

I was coaching a person today at the indoor range near the NSA, and found out some shocking truths about the new Maryland Gun Laws.  The Gun Registration is here.

High speed driving and shooting training -International Training, Inc. (ITI), a training company of G4S GS, and providers of benchmark security training programs to the U.S. Government, U.S. Military and corporate America.

I started podcasting in 2007 because I wanted to talk to a bigger audience than I could reach with a dinner or conference.  It has been an exciting journey that has allowed me to meet great people and talk to thousands of people. What I learned is that my success has all been based on relationships.  You can hear the details on this show.  

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Thank you for befriending me and adding so much to my life as a reader, listener and real friend.  


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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.



Episode 341 Black Man With A Gun Show

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September 27, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

I just let my mind wander, and it didn’t come back.

This week was a monster. Had a lot of negatives but I am pressing on through them and encouraging you to do the same. People always disappoint. I didn’t do much writing this week but I am working on finishing the book, start a new one for children and organize. I had the opportunity to talk to a long time friend, Suzanne McComas of about her four books and program to help the incarcerated. I talk about stress and have a quiz for you-Jeopardy style. Barbara Baird of is on reminding us what is happening this weekend and the whereabouts of the lionesses she runs with. In the news segment I share something from called “It’s time to admit that Chicago-style gun control is an utter failure.” Maryland is going crazy and the gun control people have won some temporary victories instituted rules that won’t stop violence, or crime. They helped the Governor though. Common sense is not as common as it used to be. It is the law abiding and innocent that suffer here.

This show is about 40 minutes long. I am trying to see what length is best. What you have time to listen to and what you prefer. I have to keep it fresh and what you want.

I appreciate you listening and being a part of my life. I changed the intro and outro of the show, trying to make some stuff more concise and added the above video.


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333 – Best Shot

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August 2, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

Interesting People on the Black Man With A Gun Show: Heart & Soul this week include:

  1. Daryl Jamison of GO
  2. Tom From talks about what they have for AR’s
  3. Tommy from goes technical for the intermediate shooter and talks about the controversial issue of the height over bore on a M-4 type rifle.

Understanding line of sight vs line of trajectory.

You have to know where you weapon system shoots for precision circumstances. Shooters must understand that the height that your sights in relationship to your bore will change the impact of your shots at different distances. You should know where your rifle will hit at all distances regardless of what the optics say.

See their site for the carbine class coming in August.

Barbara Baird shares what the National Sport Shooting Foundation reports about new shooters.

 Our blog gained two new writers this week.

Daniel Shaw is having a Handgun Vitals course in Utah in August. Check out Paratus for details.

New gun podcasting networks:

 Best Shot

This week in my journey to build a better Kenn Blanchard, I went to a guy I know that has been in the gun business longer than I have. More over, he is on the front lines defending both the right to keep and bear arms and the business of it. His gun store is near Washington, DC and borders, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is in defense 24/7. I have known him since I was able to buy a firearm.

He owns Realco Guns, in District Heights, MD. Every Monday afternoon, there is a crazy group of protesters that picket his store every week. They are nuts but they are there religiously. The shop is blamed for ALL the guns used in crime in the Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia area. Pretty incredible isn’t it? The way our anti-rights politicians are, don’t you think they would have closed this shop down and arrested the owners if they had proof of wrong doing? Right. So instead they allow this group to unlawfully protest without a permit, and use the people in the community to try to out them by social means.

While I was there asking for his opinion on how to survive in business a man walked in wearing flannel pajamas and bedroom shoes. He was carrying a berretta over and under shotgun in a case that he wanted to sell. It was a beautiful gun but it was missing the fore-end (forestock). He didn’t seem to notice. I listened as he told the story of how his father hunted with this shotgun and he found it in the attic after his father died. He told us how his father took him hunting when he was a boy. This man was about 60 years old. There were an assortment of chokes and some old shells in the case as well but this was no hunting shotgun.

I watched the owner respectfully explain what he had, and the importance the furniture on the matching fore-end was important before someone would want it. He declined his offer and told the man to have a nice day. Pajamas not withstanding, this man was lying. This is the kind of stuff you can’t make up. I have seen this guy and his staff thwart straw purchase attempts every time I come in there. They masterfully, respectfully, turn out people that try to usurpt the law. I don’t think shops in Virginia have the skill or have the problems this guy does.

The pajama guy had a $1500 shotgun minus the fore-end.
But back to the reason I went to talk to my friend.

He told me that I needed to use the 80/20 rule in business. He said 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of my inputs. He thought what I do was tough because I have to deal with the hearts and minds of people and I said touché..

I think actually for me its more 99/1 ratio.

I did some research and learned that the 80/20 principle:

…was suggested by management thinker Joseph M. Juran. It was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 80% of income in Italy was received by 20% of the Italian population. The assumption is that most of the results in any situation are determined by a small number of causes.

What I didn’t say first is that preparing to go out and talk to gun ranges and gun shops in my area to pitch them to support me and advertise with me freaked me out. I had an anxiety attack. I had plans to make this list of potential sponsors I knew and ride around knocking on doors telling them that they had the opportunity to have an radio personality advertise their shop and range every week on my show in the Washington DC market on traditional radio. It took me a minute to get right.

I preach from a pulpit but my throat was dry. I have taken teams into hostile environments with less numbers than a rifle squad but this terrified me. Selling myself and this concept kicked my butt. I took some deep breaths, prayed and decided to go to a couple of friends first. One such “friend” was too busy to talk to me, which kind of hurt my feelings, but fortunately for me, the first one I talked to gave me a heads up. Maybe I was one of those people he thought that was going to waste his time. Maybe he was applying the 80/20 rule.

And so, I put out a email to my list and asked, “if you are my real friend, please respond.” I know some sign up for list just not to be excluded. Some might have liked me once but after listening to my podcast or reading my blog decided, they didn’t. I am looking for my 1%.

My podcast is art to me. It is a portion of my life. It’s not perfect. I try new things, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Folks have the opportunity to glimpse into my journey through it and most of the time it’s the road less traveled.

Speaking of 99/1. I got one response chiding me on a joke I don’t remember and my cigar smoking references. I get it. Nobody’s perfect.

If you make the 1% of the people that get me, understand me, you’ll be the ones I invite to the BBQ. You’ll be the ones I visit. If you got the email, please respond. I’ll be putting you on a new list. You’ll be going in my phone book, my holiday card list, my VIP list. You’re the ones I am talking to on this show and I love you.

I am giving it my best shot.


We have given only one life.

Give your best shot.

There’s no cuts, replays or pauses.

Do whatever you think is right and worth living for.


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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.