Episode 6 - Listener Questions, Part 1 (29-May-2019)

In this episode, I answer some of your questions! I figured I would do this in pieces, so this is Part 1. You all asked some great questions when I solicited them on Instagram, so thank you! In this episode I address the following:

Differences between 30 caliber dedicated silencers and 223 caliber dedicated silencers.
Interview status with Ron Allen.
What place does additive manufacturing (3D printing) have in the silencer industry?
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) in the gun industry, in general.
Questions regarding my educational background and what I wanted to do, originally.
Technology teaser about an upcoming project.

Thanks so much for listening - Part 2 is coming! These were great questions, so keep more coming and I’ll definitely get to them.

Episode 5 - Karl Edminster, Energetic Armament (27-APR-2019)

I was able to sit down with Mr. Karl Edminster from Energetic Armament and one of his sponsored shooters, 12 year old Raegan Hearn, during the NRAAM convention! We discussed several topics, including the following:

Energetic Armament’s entry into the fields of silencer design, engineering, and manufacturing, technical details of their Vox silencer, material selection and research, material selection within the silencer industry, flow design principles, baffle design, silencer physics, manufacturing nuances, material and heat cycle testing, the silencer industry in 2019, continued innovation, and more.

Raegan discusses her new shooting career and how she was introduced to firearms and shooting sports, as well as silencers. Raegan is a girl scout, competitive shooter, and fisher/hunter.

Episode 4 - Jimmy Bell, SilencerCo (27-APR-2019)

I was able to sit down with Mr. Jimmy Bell from SilencerCo during the NRAAM convention! We discussed a lot of things, including the following topics:

Jimmy’s personal history, SilencerCo’s early products, how SilencerCo has grown, some of their new products, the summer promo, development of the Switchback, customer service, the silencer industry, hunting and silencers, favorite silencer hosts, and more.

Episode 3 - Tom Bowers, Bowers Group (26-APR-2019)

Man, are you folks in for a treat. I was able to sit down with subgun silencer industry legend, Mr. Tom Bowers for over two hours and discuss everything under the sun, including:

Submachineguns, new products, old products, the silencer industry, machine guns, global warming, communism, acoustics, hearing damage, sound testing, competitor products, favorite silencer hosts, and of course, Bitty – the small, light, dry .22 silencer!

This was recorded at the 2019 NRA Annual meetings – the audio quality is much better than the previous two podcasts. We’re doing better! 😊

Episode 2 - Randy Carothers, OSS (12-APR-2019)

I was able to sit down with Randy Carothers, the marketing manager of OSS Suppressors. We speak about the OSS suppressor technology, different durability standards, technical and performance-based details about their silencer products, a little bit about their new product (their .22 RAD silencer) and we even get into a little bit of talk about favorite silencer hosts!

This audio is un-edited, it was recorded outdoors with my phone sitting on a table, and there is some gun shot background noise :)

Episode 1 - Chris Graham, YHM (14-MAR-2019)

I was able to sit down with Chis Graham, one of the co-owners of Yankee Hill Machine (YHM). We speak about his interests, YHM's production, technical details about their silencer products, a little bit about their new product (the Turbo K 5.56) and we even get into a little bit of talk about favorite silencer hosts!

This is the first ever episode of The Jay Situation. This audio is un-ediited, it was recorded outdoors with my phone sitting on a table, and there is some wind noise. We’ll do better next time :)