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Going Ballistic with Ryan Cleckner

104 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 583 ratings

Former special operations (1/75) sniper, bestselling author, and firearm industry executive and attorney Ryan Cleckner discussing all things firearms. Episodes will include classroom format lessons on shooting theory and technique and talk-show format discussions on all things shooting related.

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Episodes

105 - Kyle Lamb

June 08, 2022 04:46 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

Kyle Lamb, former SFOD-D Sergeant Major, founder of Viking Tactics, and friend, sits down with Ryan to talk about how they met, some of their adventures together, knife making, and what he thinks it takes to be sucsessful as an entreprenuer. 

104 - Tactical Office Lady (Anna Miller)

May 18, 2022 02:04 - 1 hour - 43.4 MB

Tactical Office Lady (AKA Anna Miller) started working at American Precision Arms one year ago knowing almost nothing about precision shooting.  She is learning how to shoot and picking up on all of the lingo.   She is a wife, a mother, and grew up the youngest of three girls. She grew up around musicals, dance recitals, lots of soccer, and needless to say - she is completely out of her element.

103 - Chris Way of RifleKraft

March 22, 2022 03:32 - 1 hour - 53 MB

Ryan sits down with Chris Way of RifleKraft.com and The Straight Dope podcast.

102 - Dave Rhoden of Flagrant Beard

February 22, 2022 17:49 - 44 minutes - 81.2 MB

Ryan sits down ith Dave Rhoden of Flagrant Beard to get the backstory on his beard (and his company's namesake), to see what he's working on with Vertx, and to shop-talk about shooting pistols.

101 - Looking for Guests

February 04, 2022 04:13 - 6 minutes - 31.8 MB

100 - Is he back?

January 23, 2022 03:36 - 32 minutes - 22.2 MB

Ryan returns (maybe) to update listeners on life, SHOT Show 2022, and the new 30 Super Carry round.

99 - Record Firearm Sales / Airport Fun

April 13, 2020 22:34 - 35 minutes - 39.7 MB

Amid the Coronavirus panic, we have seen RECORD firearms sales across the country. In fact, one of the most popular articles on Gun University is How To Buy A Gun Online. Ryan talks about his recent travels back to Arizona and his experience at the Southwest Airlines gate. Here's a spoiler: he didn't get away with hiding. For those that are new to firearms (more new shooters than ever before - 3.7 million firearm background checks were run in March),  PLEASE get training and be safe with...

98 - Guess Who's Back!

April 01, 2020 03:33 - 36 minutes - 41.2 MB

From Ryan Cleckner: "I missed you all! I'm finally back and hoping to get this things going again - you can help encourage this by spreading the word about the podcast to friends. I'm considering this podcast turning into my general gun related podcast and starting a new podcast just for teaching and keeping Trigger Words for gun law stuff. Like that idea? Let me know!" Check out all sorts of updates on GunUniversity like: Best Concealed Carry Insurance Guns for Beginners Tenness...

97 - Czech Republic (Part 2)

December 26, 2019 19:19 - 1 hour - 110 MB

Here’s the final part of our hunting trip in Czech Republic with Sellier and Beloit ammunition and CZ Firearms. For some recent articles and updates, check out: Gun Giveaways Sig Cross Review Glock 44 Review Sling Weapons (Paracord Rock Slings) Goat Guns Review Gifts for Gun Lovers MP17 Review      

96 - Czech Republic (Part 1)

November 20, 2019 05:30 - 1 hour - 101 MB

The first (of two) parts of our AWESOME pheasant, wild boar, and deer hunting trip in the Czech Republic! S&B Paper Shotgun Shell Giveaway: Ammo Giveaway   Recent GunU reviews: Best Combat and Tactical Shotguns A400 Beretta Sporting Black Review Beretta 1301 Comp Review Gift Guide for Shooters

95 - Colorado Elk Hunt (Part 4)

November 12, 2019 23:55 - 52 minutes - 68.4 MB

Here's the final installment of the Colorado elk hunt! Does Ryan make it?     Ryan's Projects: Class 3 License Info Veteran Beard Oil Gifts for Gun Lovers Gun Giveaways Benelli M4 Sig P365 Review What is MOA?

94 - Colorado Elk Hunt (Part 3)

November 05, 2019 16:48 - 47 minutes - 43.1 MB

We continue with part 3 of the Colorado elk hunt adventure!   Here are some links to Ryan's firearm-related projects: Gifts for Gun Lovers Gun Giveaways 922r Compliance How to Get a Class 3 License Veteran Beard Oil Best Combat and Tactical Shotguns

93 - Colorado Elk Hunt (Part 2)

October 30, 2019 04:01 - 42 minutes - 38.5 MB

The story continues of the Colorado elk hunt! If you haven't listened to part 1 of this hunt story, please go listen to episode 92 first and then continue with this Part 2 of the story.   Some of Ryan's recent updates: How to Get a Class 3 License Gift Guide for Gun Lovers Beard Itch Fix Glock 43x and Glock 48 reviews

92 - Colorado Elk Hunt (Part 1)

October 26, 2019 23:02 - 39 minutes - 51.7 MB

Ryan and the crew from the Colorado elk hunting trip start off a multi-part podcast series about their adventures. This is only the first part - the audio ends abruptly and will pick up with Part 2. Apologies, however, you all have been asking for a podcast and I could do it now without time for editing. :) The discussion gets deep later on and it may be a bit hard to follow with all of the hunters on the trip and on the podcast. I hope that you can follow along. Ryan has many projects g...

91 - NM Long Range Course

July 19, 2019 13:51 - 1 hour - 127 MB

Ryan and two students from his recent long range course stay up after a day of training and discuss what they've learned so far. Gun Reviews Veteran Beard Products Home Based FFL Organizational Safety Tools

90 - Are you Koala-fied?

July 10, 2019 03:05 - 44 minutes - 30.7 MB

Ryan and Jason catch up and discuss what it means to be "Koala-fied," they answer some live chat questions, and Ryan breaks down a rifle review. If you'd like to support a new venture, please go see Musket and Hatchet Beard Company to see their awesome beard oils and beard balms Beard Oil Guide  

89 - Fan Q&A

July 03, 2019 04:42 - 51 minutes - 47.2 MB

Ryan Cleckner flies solo and answers fan questions. Gun Giveaways Musket & Hatchet Beard Oil and Balm  

88 - Painting a Rifle

June 26, 2019 03:23 - 1 hour - 45.3 MB

The Cleckner boys are back talking about all things guns and shooting! Ryan and Jason cover lots of live viewer questions, they discuss how they have too many guns and too much gear, their upcoming elk hunting trips, and Ryan does a quick dive into how to paint a rifle. Gun Giveaways SCCY 9mm Review 12 Upgrades for Glock under $30 p320 x-five legion review Kel Tec RDB Review Sig P365xl Review  

87 - Hey, Stranger.

June 04, 2019 02:36 - 16 minutes - 14.9 MB

Sig P365 xl Review Sig Copperhead Review Sig P320 X-Five Legion Review Guns and Gear Giveaway FFL Cost Organizational Safety Software Alerts

86 - Get The Lead Out

April 10, 2019 03:53 - 1 hour - 56.5 MB

D-Lead Soap Ryan mentioned a complete listing of all firearm contests and gun giveaways (without referral/affiliate links). Check out the list! Also, wondering how much an FFL costs? Visit RocketFFL to find out! Ryan uploaded a Barrett MRAD review where he lists every configuration of barrel length and caliber for MRADs. What is MOA?  

85 - 22 Rifle Competitions w/ Jason McBride

March 27, 2019 03:25 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

We had a special guest this episode and we were missing a regular host. We added Jason McBride to talk teach us about precision rifle shooting with a 22 lr and Jason Cleckner had some technical issues and couldn't stay on. We hope that you like having a guest! Check out our latest articles: Barrett MRAD Review FFL Cost SOCOM's New Sniper Rifle  

84 - New Zealand Shooting

March 20, 2019 13:55 - 35 minutes - 32.6 MB

Tavor TS12 Review Can Gun Companies be Sued? AR-15 Barrel Finder SOCOM's new Sniper Rifle: Barrett MRAD

83 - SOCOM's Advanced Sniper Rifle

March 13, 2019 14:35 - 1 hour - 64 MB

SOCOM Sniper Rifle Contract Barrett MRAD How to buy a gun online Best CCW Handgun? Mossberg Pistol Review

82 - We're not in the woods!

March 06, 2019 04:36 - 1 hour - 62.5 MB

Links to help support the show: p365 Review g43x review g48 review VTAC Online Courses How to Get a Home Based FFL VA Concealed Carry Permit School Safety App

81 - Special Guest - TWYLA!

February 27, 2019 05:13 - 1 hour - 71.4 MB

We finally made it happen: Twyla Cleckner made it on the show! She shares how she grew up hunting and we talk about how to process your own game animals, how her brother killed a deer with a rock, how we want to start a new "Choke Slam" class of hunting where you need to hunt a group of the biggest animals by "choking them out," and we have a lot of laughs at Jason and Ryan's expense. Also, GunUniversity.com contest winners were announced and Ryan decided to give away an Arcteryx Bora AR...

80 - Getting into Reloading!

February 20, 2019 05:33 - 59 minutes - 54.8 MB

Check out our Gun Reviews and Ammo Giveaway! Please support my Critical Event Management software and leave some good reviews for Mayday Safety on Google and FaceBook! Support the show! Please use the following links to visit our friends: Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68 Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf EuroOptic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Natches Shooter Supply: http://bit.ly/2ArwWdU Faxon Firearms: http://bit.ly/2Ary5Cl Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM

79 - Technical Glitches

February 13, 2019 04:20 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

Ryan and Jason wax poetic about all things guns. Check out Ryan's latest articles on What is MOA and his firearm reviews: Sig P365 Review, Glock 43x Review, and Glock 48 Review. Looking for a new set of ear-pro for shooting? Check out the GunUniversity guide for Best Ear Protection for Shooting. Please support our main sponsor: Magtech Ammunition! Topics covered in this week's podcast are: Ballistic X App Gun Contest Winners CZ 457 rifles Silencer impact shift And we dip a toe...

78 - SHOT/Daniel Defense Delta 5 Rifle

February 06, 2019 04:16 - 50 minutes - 35.1 MB

Ryan reviews the Best Shooting Ear Protection for your next trip to the shooting range. Also, he talks about his biggest value rating from SHOT Show 2019, the Mossberg MC1sc pistol and his biggest disappointment, the Daniel Defense Delta 5 Rifle. Please support Ryan's newest project, GunUniversity for Gun Reviews and if you're looking to get your own FFL, check out RocketFFL to Get an FFL. Also, if you're interested in getting a Virginia CCW (Online), check out RocketCCW.  

77 - Assault Weapon Ban!?!?!

January 16, 2019 18:18 - 56 minutes - 51.9 MB

Assault Weapon Ban 2019 Explained Support the show: Get Your FFL Online CCW Online Firearm Courses Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68 Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf EuroOptic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Natches Shooter Supply: http://bit.ly/2ArwWdU Faxon Firearms: http://bit.ly/2Ary5Cl Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM

76 - SHOT Show Prep, ugh.

January 09, 2019 05:53 - 1 hour - 56.8 MB

New products announced for SHOT: Mossberg MC1sc Support the show: Get Your FFL Online CCW Online Firearm Courses Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68 Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf EuroOptic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Natches Shooter Supply: http://bit.ly/2ArwWdU Faxon Firearms: http://bit.ly/2Ary5Cl Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM

75 - Bumpstocks, New Industry Products, Poor Hunter Representation

January 02, 2019 04:05 - 49 minutes - 34.6 MB

New products announced: Glock 43x, Glock 48, Zev OZ9, and Daniel Defense's Delta 5 bolt-gun. Support the show: Get Your FFL Online CCW Online Firearm Courses Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68 Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf EuroOptic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Natches Shooter Supply: http://bit.ly/2ArwWdU Faxon Firearms: http://bit.ly/2Ary5Cl Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM

74 - Wyoming Elk Hunt w/Kyle Lamb

December 20, 2018 04:20 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

https://gununiversity.com https://vikingtactics.com https://wyomingarms.com  

73 - Random Topics

December 12, 2018 04:19 - 53 minutes - 37.1 MB

Enter the GunUniversity.com contest for a Magpul 700 Pro Chassis Notes from the show: ATF no longer accepting part classifications SIRT Training Pistol   Support the show by using these links:  Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf Euro Optic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68

72 - Fan Q&A, New Giveaway Contest

December 05, 2018 04:21 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

New GunUniversity.com giveaway prize: Magpul 700 Pro Rifle Chassis Magtech 9mm ammo sale w/free shipping: http://bit.ly/2PjmbPp Support the show by using these links:  Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf Euro Optic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68

71 - Return from Elk Hunt, Bullet Retention

November 28, 2018 04:28 - 48 minutes - 33.5 MB

Support the show: Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf Euro Optic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68 Learn about firearms at GunUniversity.com and check out our online firearm training courses. Magtech Ammunition 77gr 223 Rem - Giveaway contest!

70 - Elk Hunt, Quinlan Ranch

November 22, 2018 03:26 - 1 hour - 113 MB

69 - Jason's Hunt, Worst Gun Product Ever. Really Small Game Hunting

November 07, 2018 04:21 - 55 minutes - 38.7 MB

68 - Estimating Range by Eye and 300 PRC

October 17, 2018 04:34 - 43 minutes - 30.5 MB

67 - Glock 45, Mystery Caliber, and Volunteering to Coach Shooting

October 03, 2018 04:45 - 48 minutes - 44.3 MB

66 - Ryan Goes Negative

September 19, 2018 03:30 - 54 minutes - 38 MB

Ryan and Jason hang out and talk guns. What's new? Ryan goes a bit negative - but not that much. Check out the Wilderness Safepacker     Enter the weekly ammo giveaway contest Check out the Mayday Safety App: School Safety App Get your FFL with Rocket FFL See what Ryan's up to at RyanCleckner.com

65 - What the heck is Sous Vide?

September 12, 2018 03:29 - 53 minutes - 37.6 MB

The Cleckner boys continue to wax poetic about firearms.  Topics covered in this episode include Magtech ammo performance, pistol caliber carbines, where they were at on 9/11, Ryan's holster giveaway codeword, why to "run the bolt" when shooting, and sous vide. What the heck is sous vide? Please check out HolsterOps.com     See Ryan's recommended Sous Vide Enter the weekly ammo giveaway contest Check out the Mayday Safety App: School Safety App Get your FFL with Rocket FFL S...

64 - Not all who wander are lost

September 05, 2018 03:54 - 54 minutes - 49.5 MB

Ryan and Jason discuss getting lost in the woods while hunting and they dive into some basic map reading/land navigation pointers and even get off on a tangent talking about knots.  If you like the episodes where the Cleckner boys just hang-out and ramble about topics (even if it's not about firearms or getting your FFL), then you'll enjoy this podcast. If not, sorry. :) -- Check out RocketFFL f you are thinking about getting an FFL but aren't sure about FFL license cost.  We'd appreci...

63 - Long-form Q&A

August 29, 2018 03:54 - 47 minutes - 18.3 MB

62 - Sig's SURG SOCOM win, NRA's future

August 22, 2018 03:00 - 35 minutes - 32.4 MB

61 - Shawn Herrin from FRN

August 14, 2018 16:00 - 53 minutes - 37.3 MB

60 - Ryan's Back from Africa

August 08, 2018 18:07 - 46 minutes - 42.6 MB

59 - Martin from Vortex Optics (In Africa)

August 01, 2018 04:05 - 53 minutes - 49.3 MB

Martin Baumber and Ryan Cleckner discuss their hunts in Africa and how Vortex Scopes played a role. Please forgive the road noise as we drove down to Johannesburg.

58 - Mike Fisher from CBC (in Africa)

July 25, 2018 16:00 - 50 minutes - 23 MB

Mike Fisher joins us as a follow-up to our fire-side podcast in Africa for our hunting trip. We discuss the ammo we used on the trip.

57 - Live from Africa

July 22, 2018 16:36 - 1 hour - 87.7 MB

Ryan and Bryan James from Barrett, Mike Fisher from CBC, and Martin Baumber from Vortex sit down and share hunting stories around the fire at their tent-camp in South Africa.

56 - 308/7.62mm and the Sig p365

June 28, 2018 04:15 - 54 minutes - 37.9 MB