One Million Downloads

1mil downloads

August 29, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, News, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

On August 24, 2013, the Black Man With A Gun Podcast, reached the milestone of being downloaded 1,000,000 times.  

What has been truly exciting about the podcast is the people that I have met and now call friends because of it.

I have podcasters, bloggers, hunters, safari guides, entrepreneurs and politicians that I can call friends.

I created the show to be more cost effective than trying to find a place to speak publicly.  it was more economical to share a joke, encourage a friend and tell a story from my basement than anywhere else.


1mil downloads

The podcast started in December 2007 and was called Black Man With A Gun Live, for a few episodes. Then it was renamed The Urban Shooter Podcast where the host, Kenn Blanchard tried a number of things to distinguish it from the growing number of gun related podcast like and with a originally narrated story called Zombie Strike, comedians, and political commentary.

In July 2013, it was rebranded, the Black Man With A Gun Show. It is a pro-gun variety show that provides interviews of newsmakers, product reviews, commentary, humor, the music of America and inspiration for people in the firearms community. Its not just a gun podcast. He shares men’s issues, cigar reviews and news like no one else.  The show is available to help friends and patriots.   It has the point of view of a eclectic, former US Marine, firearms trainer, former law enforcement officer, and Christian minister that has been a gun activist since 1991, who has worked with just about everybody in the gun community.

As the Show matures, the host seeks to make it more entertaining, more inspirational and available on multiple networks and channels.

Thank you for making this possible. 


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.



What Ammo Shortage?


June 25, 2013 | Posted in Mens Issues | By

The wife went out of town and the kids went out so I was sitting around the house feeling sorry for myself.  I know I shouldn’t have but I did.  I thought I’d try out a cigar bar in The Village at Waugh Chapel, 2634 Chapel Lake Drive, Gambrills, Maryland,  I had spied before called  It’s a cool little spot.  San Cristolbal cigarBought a cigar under the recommendation of the storekeepers and sat on the patio with the other guys that were talking and watching the Orioles baseball game.  It was different being there.  I was the stranger in the mix.  The cigar was good actually.  A bigger gauge than I am used to but a mild to moderate smoke.  Think it was called a San Cristobal by Ashton.  I liked it.

While smoking, and listening the conversation turned to guns and ammo.  Of course now that was something I could contribute to.  One guy said after years of finally lamenting over what he had heard about guns and gun control he went out and bought an M&P 9 mm pistol.  It took him over three months to get it in Maryland.  The democrat and confessed liberal didn’t realize all the hoops he had to go through.  He is still untrained for the most part and didn’t buy any ammo with his purchase.  He said he wanted to just get used to having it first. (I know, right)  Well last week he went to get ammo and the store he went to was out.  I think I dropped an ash on my shirt at this time laughing.  Might have been the tobacco but that was funny.  I couldn’t believe he would admit what he did.sw mp

I told him about  They are a family own business out of Tennessee with some really nice people that guarantee you the ammo they have online is in stock.  He wondered if he would be able to buy it living in the chaotic state that is Maryland and I said, yes, today.  But tomorrow who knows.


if you are looking for ammo, check with the Lucky from my site so I can get paid for sending you over.——————————————-

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.



Cigars and Humidors–The Correct Way

cigars and humidors

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Mens Issues | By

On a previous segment about cigars on The Urban Shooter Podcast I shared some advice about cigars and humidors.  A more experienced brother had the following to say and corrections for me.  I really appreciate this and sharing it here.


On your segment about cigars, I found myself shaking my head yell “Nooooo!” (Visualize the slow motion video of a bald black man leaping over furniture to grab from your hand that damp and Heaven forbid overly damp cloth.) over the bad advice on seasoning a humidor. Most of the information provided was correct. However, the bit of advice that was wrong could be the most costly.


Your guest stated that you use a humidor solution to wipe down the inside of your humidor to season it. Bad advice which could lead to an expensive mistake.  Anyone who has done any work with wood knows that water and untreated wood typically do not go well together. To wipe down the inside of a humidor with a damp cloth could lead to warping. It does not mater if your humidor is $120 Savoy or a $3,000 Davidoff. Your humidor is an investment in a purposed piece of furniture.


The proper way to season a humidor is to use distilled water. Seasoning should be done prior to placing cigars in the humidor.


1. Starting with the humidification element, wet it with distilled water. Place it on a paper towel for 5-10 minutes to drain the excess water. After draining the excess water (to minimize the risk of warping), place the element in the humidor.

2. Place a shot glass or small container holding an ounce or two of distilled water inside the humidor. Close the lid and come back in 2-3 days. Give it 5 days if you are patient.

3, The interviewee just jumped from the analog hygrometer to the upsell of a digital hygrometer. What he omitted was the analog hygrometer must be calibrated. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here is a link to calibrating the hygrometer I usually do this step during the first day of step 2.

4. After your humidor is seasoned, place your precious smokes in the humidor. You want to keep the capacity of your humidor at no less than half full. This helps keep the humidity constant. Note, after you place your cigars in the humidor, the humidity will drop for a few hours. Fear not the humidity will rise back to the previous reading to when you had seasoned your humidor.


Thanks Mr. Anthony.  Hopefully, nobody ruined their cigars in the interim.  I appreciate your comments.


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.



Urban Shooter Podcast 295


November 15, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

FFFFUN (Funk, Firearms, Freedom, Fun)

  • Mark Walters from Armed American Radio
  • Dee Brown- Hunting
  • Barbara Baird on the Sportsman Act
  • JIC-

Kenn Blanchard is thankful to God for all the blessings, friends and opportunities that presented themselves this year. The Urban Shooter Podcast has been successfully produced and was consumed by a faithful, fun and freedom loving audience over 100,000 times to date.


This week the guest are Dee Brown, a black hunter I know that will be a part of my hunting education in 2013 and host of Armed American Radio’s Mark Walters that will share what his show is about. I got a chance to talk to Mark more lately and found out I like the dude a lot. Cool brother. Great dad, good man.



  • Funky Friday Tribute: FFUN- Bones Hooks (Con Funk Shun)
  • Cigar of the week: Padron – Old School, handmade Maduro, I had a good one. I could hear the Cuban music in the background as I smoked this one. CI rates under 90 but I am going to buy some of these. At least another one to see if it was a fluke.
  • New artwork on podcast


Thank you for a great year…


You have heard me promote Crossbreed, Nova, Freedoms,, federal premium ammunition, Illinois State Rifle Association, Women’s Outdoor, Lucky, Beyer,, Lone Wolf Distributors, Laura Burgess Marketing, Blue,, Cam&Co,, and others.


Thanks to Barbara Baird, for all her contributions this year to the show. I suspect to break out into video in the new year or something spectacular so stay tuned to her and all that she does on her channels. I appreciate Mrs. M, and her schtick. Was good times. I know you miss Rabbi Dovid, because I do too.


Traveled to Las Vegas, NYC, Hollywood, Detroit, Florida, and San Francisco this year.


Was published in the Daily Caller, Social Media Examiner, Guns and Patriots, your blog and even on the JPFO’s site. Mark Walters Interview


New artwork on the Podcast


Had radio appearances on Kate Kruegers, Talking Guns, NRA News with Cam and Company, Armed American Radio with Mark Walters and on the School of Podcasting with Dave Jackson.


Tried some YouTube videos, that about three people visited but I am getting over my fear of the camera and may get something up that goes viral someday.


Founded the Freedoms Network, a social media site (like facebook that doesn’t steal your info) that is safe and secure for patriots, podcasters, bloggers and our fans to engage with us.


Auditioned for a entertaining new gun realtiy show in Hollywood, that didn’t get picked up.


Created a media company that I hope helps others like me get further.


Went to the SHOT SHOW, got a new job, attended BLOG WORLD in NYC, spoke in Detroit, MI, attended the GRPC in Orlando,


Created a Christian podcast called the UnNamed Church Podcast located on iTunes with the blog located at


Next week, the special guest is Gun Talk’s Tom Gresham. And we are going to celebrate Black Friday.


Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.






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.



283 – The Urban Shooter Podcast

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August 24, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

 The Naked City


Thanks for joining me again this week.  Going to talk about “entitlements” and set the stage for why I asked for your pet peeves.  To see what some of our friends wrote visit, see below.  Bones Hooks sings a Jimmy Ruffin favorite, Cigar of the Week and Humidors.  New commercial for  Barbara Baird gives us a two-fer-one deal from The WON.  Thanks to for all their support and to you my friends.  Join    #URBANSHOOTERPODCAST

  • Entitlements
  • Barbara Baird on hunting and traditions
  • Pet Peeves
  • Laser and Light Update
  • Cigar of the week La Gloria Cubana cigars Produced both in Miami and the Dominican Republic  humidors
  • What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?  Bones Hooks
  • Gun
  • Shout out to Clint Beyer of

Sara Smith Barnum







La Gloria Cubana cigars is the cigar of the week.  And we talk about humidors.


Here are your responses to my question about pet peeves.

Here’s what you wrote in response to my question sent to my email list.  You can join the list on the




But the bottom line is we need people that can engage in “civil discourse” that can work on what would be good proposals beyond “we should all have open carry”.  I think most people don’t look at the wild west and think hmm, put that in a modern city, yeah that is what I want.  Too much collateral damage, too many “solve the problem” shootings (isn’t that what gangs practice now and while murder rate is down, it is up in black men killing black men).  We have to get over tribal mentality or we become like the terrorists, we also have to not think of ourselves as Phoenix Jones like super heroes.


Ken, unethical hunters/shooters that damage puplic property such as sings for target practice…That type of activity really gets my goat


We should remember that we are all ambassadors of our sport and culture.  We should let our light shine.


We need to give the facts and then tell a story that backs up the facts


We need to get our message out to people that have been mislead by the conventional media


We as the gun culture don’t emphasize enough that you can protect yourself, and it is not has hard, expensive or scary as the people that control the discussion would have us believe


We emphasize that the shooting sports should be family oriented and absolutely are fun.


Too much politics/whining about politics.   I realize it is important, but it can easily make a fun topic irritating


The thing that most irritates me about gun owners is how many of them are simply unwilling to do ANYTHING on their own behalf.   They seem to think being an NRA member magically insulates them from stupid (or evil) politicians, bad laws, and personal responsibility.   The number unwilling to write an e-mail, make a phone call, visit a politician, etc. is immense


My pet peeve is the low number of firearms owners who are members of the NRA or groups like the 2nd amendment foundation.


Right now, I’d have to say my two biggest peeves are the NRA/ILA undercutting grassroots’ gun rights efforts and the tendency for “pro-gun” activists, especially the younger ones, to do the opposition’s work for them.


gun owners who think that the semi-automatic magazine fed rifles (aka “Assault” rifles) should be banned because “who needs thirty rounds” to go hunting.  We affectionately call them Fudds (like Elmer Fudd), because they don’t understand that a firearm is a firearm regardless of its configuration.  These are the owners that are ok with banning other types of firearms, as long as it’s not their expensive Over/Under (O/U) shotgun, Side by Side (SS) shotgun, or bolt action rifle.


The problem I have with the pro-gun culture is the insistence many have that if you are pro-gun you MUST be pro <insert everything conservatives believe in here>. Not pro some of those things and con some of those things based on your particular belief system, but pro ALL of those things.


I suppose my biggest issue with pro-gun compatriots is our hard-headedness


My biggest pet peeve as a AA gun owner is being ignored when I go into gun shops. Also, having to ride through states that have laws against concealed carry laws.


My biggest pet peeve with the gun culture are those members of the shooting community who fall for the old “good guns/bad guns” sucker game.  You know ‘em: the guy who hunts, or shoots trap, but doesn’t see any reason why somebody “needs” an “assault rifle.”   As if the anti-gunners, once they’ve banned the “bad guns”, are going to leave them and their guns alone.


We have not been able to change the misconception that a gun, an inanimate object, has the ability to kill people.


- We do a poor job of fighting the misconception that enacting new laws, rather than enforcing existing ones, will make us safer


- We don’t do a good job of crafting our arguments in such a way that otherwise rational people will listen (this is similar to failures in evangelism)


- We don’t do enough to educate future generations about the history and value of firearms in the world and our country. I hold dear to my Confederate ancestry, but I also think that slavery, reconstruction, and the racial divide that resulted are significant stains on the history of our country. I truly appreciate the history I learned from you on the genesis of gun-control laws as racial tools and means to prevent rebellion.


- We continue to let the anti-gun crowd frame the discussion instead of drawing attention to the areas we would change and let the media (similar to the above) talk about the “right wing nuts” / “tea party types” that carry guns that “inevitably” lead to shootings (laughner, etc), but we allow them to ignore the crazies that walk into the Family Research Council with a bag of Chick-fil-a and start shooting because they’re trying to kill people that hate. Sorry… what?


I would say one thing we need to do is learn new ways to state our arguments. By and large the gun community uses the same old tired words to defend out positions and in that way we are like our adversaries who do the same. It’s as if we have the same exact arguments with same exact reasoning’s time after time after time. We need fresh ways to present our  common sense.


My biggest pet-peeve is the lack of enthusiasm, commitment and “activism” among pro-gun, pro-freedom folks.


My 2nd pet-peeve is the vicious hate speech to which pro-gun folks are subjected in the local, regional and national “lame-stream” media, and by a cabal of loud-mouth anti-gun fanatics & politicians who abuse gun owners given the slightest excuse.  Events highlighting the lawful and beneficial use of guns almost never garners any big media “face time” unless they can spin it to fit their anti-freedom agenda.


We have too many Americans who are living in poverty, without education, living without hope, with no self-esteem, and all of these buttons are the ones to push, in my opinion.


One thing that bothers me is the Ignorant Bubba Image that we gun owners have acquired and haven’t fought hard enough against.  My family are all NRA Life members. I have a master’s degree in mathematics and taught at a major university before I retired.  My daughter is a physician.  My son-in-law runs a major research data center.  My ex-husband has degrees in physics and runs a major data center.  We aren’t Bubbas, but when new people we meet find out we shoot, they assume we’re uneducated and stupid, and they are generally surprised that we seem to have all our front teeth and wear shoes.


Biggest problem? Sometimes we eat our own.  None of us will shy away from debate with an anti, and I think that is great.  But we should be cautious of in-fighting.  I know there are passionate people on both sides of the open vs. conceal carry debate, but at the end of the day we are all on the same side.


I think, that pro gun groups need to bring out Black gun owners, to show the media it’s just not a white thing to have guns.



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.