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MDS Episode #0036: What does it take to win a military sniper match?

In this episode, Phil and Caylen bring on Tristan Ivkov and Max Miller who are snipers in the Colorado National Guard and are the recent winners of the Winston P Wilson Sniper Match held by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center. They talk about what set them up for success for winning their division and what they experienced during the competition. Learn how these young snipers were able to stand out amongst a field of some of the best snipers in the nation! Thanks for listening and keep your face on the gun!

 

Tristan Ivkov: https://www.instagram.com/t_ivkov/

 

Max Miller: https://www.instagram.com/co_fzj80/

 

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MDS Episode #0035: What’s a Webinar, the year in review, and course debriefs

Caylen and Phil are back on the mic talking about an upcoming live webinar that Caylen will be hosting, the year in review and a recent military course they taught for the Marines of 4th Reconnaissance Battalion down at Rifles Only with Jacob Bynum and Lindy Sisk. The course debrief points talk about training scars imparted on both the body and the brain resulting from improperly focused training. It’s a good episode with lots to glean.

 

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MDS Episode #0034: Training, Mindfulness, New Courses, Holiday Sales

Caylen and Phil jump right into the mix of things opening the discussion on training, mission statements, definitions, what it means to be a volunteer, and debrief bits from the recent Advanced Law Enforcement course in south Florida last week. They discuss some upcoming events and releases such as the pre-release of the 2021 schedule and new online learning opportunities. They wrap the conversation speaking about what it means to be present, the generalities of ego, and non-attachment to outcomes.

 

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MDS Episode #0033: Pigg River 2020

Caylen and Phil are in Rocky Mount, VA for their PR101 and Positional Clinic at Pigg River. They talk about the Pigg River Precision Facility and the true southern hospitality they've received since coming to Virginia. The Modern Day Sniper team talks about the current class and the different backgrounds the students come from. Phil talks about his experience as an "Assistant" instructor observing Caylen conduct his first few days of PR101 and the progression of the student and a lot more! Thanks for listening, and if you're in the area, don't forget to check out Pigg River Precision events for 2021! Keep your face on the gun.

 

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MDS Episode #0032: Phil Discusses Current Events

While Caylen is in the mountains chasing deer and bear, Phil takes up the mic to talk about some current events. Phil briefly discusses his podcast with Frank on the Everyday Sniper Podcast and congratulates Allison Zane for her first 2-Day national level match. Phil then dives into his current Tikka budget build rifle set up and how it's configured and what gear/caliber/equipment he plans on running for his 2021 competition season! 

 

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MDS Episode #0031: The Summit, being busted on bears, and into the future!

Caylen and Phil are back on the podcast doing a recap conversation on the last couple weeks of activity at Modern Day Sniper. Saying that they’ve had a lot going on is an understatement, and the conversation starts off talking about a recap of the Modern Day Rifleman Virtual Summit and extending thanks to everyone involved. The guys cover some points on positional shooting from our last PR 101 course,  some of Phil’s learning points from their bear hunting trip last week and a discussion on long range hunting ethics. The guys wrap up the conversation by letting some of their upcoming plans out of the bag.

 

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MDS Episode #0030 Army Sniper Series Part 1

In this episode we brought on special guests from the Army Sniper community, Christopher Roberts and Christopher Rance. Both Roberts and Rance have spent some time not only as Snipers but as instructors at the US Army Sniper School in Fort Benning, GA. At Modern Day Sniper, we want to ensure the term "Modern Day Sniper" doesn't just revolve around what "Caylen and Phil" are up to, but to ensure all of our audience understands that being a Modern Day Sniper is a mindset that we are always learning and always evolving to be as proficient as we can in how we employ our long range precision rifle system, regardless of application. Obviously, for military snipers, it's the development on how to be as proficient and lethal on the battlefield as we can be.

For the longest time we've wanted our Army counter-parts to talk about their community and some of the differences of being employed as a Sniper in the Army versus as a Marine Scout Sniper. We've decided we wanted to make this a series, to ensure those that are listening are getting the full understanding of the Army side of the house, from their pipeline, to how their employed, their weapon systems and what are some curriculum differences between their program and the Marine Scout Sniper program. We hope you enjoy this series and please let us know if you have any questions about the Army Sniper program in the comments for the next podcast for us to answer.

Don't forget to grab your free pass to the Modern Day Rifleman Virtual Summit. Those interviews will be live from Sept 28 thru Oct 2. But if you want all those interviews immediately and for a life time access, we recommend checking out upgrading to the All Access pass. Thanks for listening and keep your face on the gun!

MDS Episode #0029: Modern Day Rifleman Virtual Summit

In this episode, Caylen and Phil open up with some housekeeping items, such as our current In-Person class schedule from now until March 2021. On the books, we currently have classes in Yakima, Virginia, Texas, Florida and California! If you're interested in any of those please head to the Modern Day Sniper website to find out more information. They also talk about the Modern Day Rifleman Virtual Summit which consumed most of their time this summer. The summit will consist of 25 guest speakers (who are also subject matter experts to their specific niche), carefully chosen in the industry, to talk about and share what they're most passionate about. Caylen and Phil also talk about the recent dumpster fire that consumed the social media platforms of certain snipers and the unspoken rule of being a sniper and the burden of representing yourself as a professional, if choosing to use the "sniper" for fame or monetary gain. Thanks for listening and please visit the Modern Day Rifleman Virtual Summit to get your free ticket today! Keep your face on the gun!
 

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MDS Episode #0028: MDS Live Podcast to talk Assassin’s Way for 1 Year Countdown

Modern Day Sniper hosts live podcast with Jacob Bynum of Rifle's Only, Frank Galli of Sniper's Hide, David Baker from Just F'n Send it Podcast, Hagen Dobrautz of Australia who is the Match Director, and Tom Fuller of Armageddon Gear (who is competing in it). September 01, 2020 starts the 1 year countdown for the start of the 23 day match that will be hosted in 8 different locations. Tom Fuller gives us his perspective on how he plans on preparing for it and Jacob breaks down his intentions on WHO he had in mind when coming up with Assassin's Way. Frank gives insight on how competitors can use preparing for the match from a marketing standpoint and all the speakers discuss how the match is going to go back to the roots of the hallmark skills of a sniper, other than shooting. Thanks for listening to the Modern Day Sniper Podcast and keep your face on the gun! 
 

MDS Episode #0027: Phil Joins the Modern Day Sniper Team

After a hiatus that lasted too long, Caylen and Phil are back at it with some big news; Phil is now an official member of the MDS team! The pair catch up on what they’ve been up to for the last month and a half which involved in-person classes, mentorship students, Phil’s budget Tikka build, Caylen’s American Rifle Company builds, an early fall bear hunt, and a local club match.

“We really apologize for the delay guys! The podcast isn’t dead by any stretch, we just had some major changes and growth to address but we’re organized and back in the saddle with more of what you guys love coming fast n furious! We’ve got so much good stuff coming in the remainder of the year!” – Caylen W.

 

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