Episode-911- Ben Branam on IDPA Shooting
Summary: Ben Branam of Modern Self Protection Ben Branam served 10 years in the Marine Corps Reserve along with 2 years on active duty, during his active duty service he was as part of an anti-terrorism unit in California after which he served during the invasion of Iraq. He also has been through 2 separate police academies and has a law enforcement degree yet today is not serving in law enforcement because in his words he discovered, “I determined it was not for me”. He also worked for an Armored Car company for 7 years In 2008 he returned to Iraq this time as a Private Security Contractor. Ben has been shooting IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) style competitions for almost 10 years now and loves it. He has also been listening to TSP for about 3 years, started his first garden last year. And has begun working on building his own business at ModernSelfProtection.com Ben Joins Us Today to Discuss… Exactly what IDPA is How IDPA can help you in real life self defense or a social breakdown The limitations of what IDPA or any training can do The types of shooting scenarios IDPA entails How IDPA directly helped Ben in a real combat scenario How are matches set up The low cost of participating in IDPA matches How to find a club in your area How to get started and common gear used How IDPA clubs insure safety of all participants and spectators Things you can learn shooting IDPA, that you can’t learn elsewhere How IDPA relates to TSP The opportunity IDPA presents to find other like minded people near you Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) ModernSelfProtection.com IDPA.com Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.