T.Rex Talk

T.Rex Talk

The official podcast of T.Rex Arms. Weekly live conversations between various team members discussing equipment, training, history, politics, and of course, the behind-the-scenes stuff regarding the business and technology of developing and making tactical gear.

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How to Market a New Company
56 perc 45. rész T.Rex Arms

T.Rex Arms is a very old company; almost 8 years old. But if Lucas were to begin marketing a NEW company, here's a few things he would do.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/ZfYv2V5Pexo
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Tour of the Holster Production Pipeline
67 perc 44. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac walks around our current production pipeline, and explains how we make holsters now... but also talks through how we've been scaling and rebuilding our shop to make holsters faster in the future! The shop is loud, so sorry about the audio quality.

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Video Link: https://youtu.be/1UBGAHKmc1A

2021 Firearm Legislation
75 perc 43. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac talks about some of the various gun-related legislation at the Federal level, and here in Tennessee, while at the VERY SAME TIME David Botkin testifies before the TN Criminal Justice Committee in defense of Constitutional Carry. His remarks begin at the 1:00:00 mark.

Vide Link: https://youtu.be/TiAAFx14PVM
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Ask Lucas: Gear, Airsoft, Training
63 perc 42. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas does Q&A on gear, airsoft stuff, and training, many of which came from folks who watched the airsoft video we released on YouTube last week.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/zue6Jip52n8
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Chameleon Targets and Tech
59 perc 41. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac does Q&A on the Chameleon Target System, explains how it has developed over the last year, and discusses various T.Rex Arms technology projects; projects that were, projects that are, and some projects which have not yet come to pass.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/r1jct9bGHlI
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The Doctrine of Anti-Fragility
31 perc 40. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac reflects on various lessons from the recent bad weather, Big Tech de-platforming, and the death of Rush Limbaugh - and why we need to be more sturdy and anti-fragile. 

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Scopes, Lights, and Rifle Attachments
62 perc 38. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas talks about rifle builds, particularly the attachments and accesories of various rifle builds, after Isaac makes a quick political announcement about various gun bills. This is essentially a revisitation of the material from our lost September 16th episode.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/Sts6fDnZyTw
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Warbelt Setup Overview
61 perc 38. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas talks about setting up warbelts, and all the holsters, mag carriers, medical gear, and various other bags, pouches, and first line equipment that goes on the belt.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/RGFPzz8Wrbw
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The January No Topic Q&A Stream
59 perc 37. rész T.Rex Arms

It's been a long time since we did a regular Q&A stream to talk about whatever YOU want to talk about. So here it is. Our YouTube viewers ask Lucas and Isaac a bunch of completely random questions.

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video link: https://youtu.be/Qr87ccoFjVg

Inauguration, Overreaction, and Response
17 perc 36. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac Botkin talks about lessons from the escalating reactions to everything surrounding the election and inauguration. Don't let the overreactions fool you.

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"But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. While the king, and all in authority under him, were believed to govern in justice and mercy, according to the laws and constitution derived to them from the God of nature and transmitted to them by their ancestors, they thought themselves bound to pray for the king and queen and all the royal family, and all in authority under them, as ministers ordained of God for their good; but when they saw those powers renouncing all the principles of authority, and bent upon the destruction of all the securities of their lives, liberties, and properties, they thought it their duty to pray for the continental congress and all the thirteen State congresses...

...This produced, in 1760 and 1761, an awakening and a revival of American principles and feelings, with an enthusiasm which went on increasing till, in 1775, it burst out in open violence, hostility, and fury.”   - John Adams

Airsoft for Training?
60 perc 35. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas just got back from a major airsoft event, and has some thoughts on the training value of airsoft gear and activities. 

Video Link: https://youtu.be/kaFHQYBIOy8
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The Second Amendment Reading List
59 perc 34. rész T.Rex Arms

On January 6th nothing happened that we're allowed to talk about on a YouTube Livestream, so Isaac talked about the books that T.Rex Arms recommends folks be reading in 2021. These are books on the 2nd Amendment, the history of tyrannical governments and resistance, and other topics TOTALLY unrelated to any events that are happening today.

Second Amendment Books:
That Every Man Be Armed - Stephen Holbrook 
The Founders’ Second Amendment - Stephen Holbrook
The Second Amendment Manifesto - John Paine
Aiming For Liberty – David B. Kopel
DeInfringe – Joshua Baker

Pre-American Interposition Books:
Lex Rex - Samuel Rutherford
Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos - a 1579 Huguenot pamphlet
Magdeburg Confession - The Pastors of Magdeburg
The Christian and the Magistrate - Pierre Viret
Great Christian Revolution - Otto Scott

American History Books:
1776 - David McCollough
Paul Revere’s Ride – David Hackett Fischer
Of Plymouth Plantation - William Bradford 

General World History Books:
Modern Times - Paul Johnson
Ascent of Money - Niall Ferguson

General Politics:
The War on Guns - John R. Lott, Jr. 
Parliament of Whores - PJ O’Rourke

In the next episode, we'll try to cover military studies, economics, fiction, philosophy, and more!

Video Link: https://youtu.be/B4Zj8gTkz_c
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2020: Year in Review
63 perc 33. rész T.Rex Arms

It's been a rollercoaster of a year, both for T.Rex Arms and the whole rest of the world. Isaac and Lucas talk about lessons and takeaways.

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Video Link: https://youtu.be/-L95edUj5EY

Why Christmas in 2020 is Merry
62 perc 31. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac talking about end of year stuff, future stuff, and the true meaning of Christmas.

Fuddbusters ATF Letter Video: https://youtu.be/cnfZOoRNtys
Spread of the Gospel Map: https://vimeo.com/113801439

Video Link: https://youtu.be/UVTZOq9nikk
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The T.REX ARMS Ready Rig
63 perc 31. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas describes the new chest rig we're making, and answers questions about its development and use.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/c748JXTkgMM
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The T.Rex Arms AC1 Plate Carrier
61 perc 30. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas provides information about and answers questions about about our new minimalistic Plate Carrier. This one is a little more visual, so it might be worth looking up the video version if you want to see the demo. 

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Video Link: https://youtu.be/Ya5BMXeam5U

Why Customer Service Matters
62 perc 29. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas and Kyle talk about why T.Rex Arms puts such a priority on customer service, how we built our CS department, and a few lessons we've learned over the years.

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Video Link: https://youtu.be/1WpsLS6TYfw

Black Friday Sale and Thanksgiving
10 perc 28. rész T.Rex Arms

Check out this brief announcement about how to take part in the T.Rex Arms Black Friday Sale! Also, check out the new layout of the shipping and inventory area (in the video version, anyhow), hear about a few of the things that we are thankful for this year, and go have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Video Link: https://youtu.be/2XQkdPHDbcA

How to Navigate Internet Censorship and Manipulation
65 perc 27. rész T.Rex Arms

There's been a lot of talk about how Social Media platforms have or have not been censoring and manipulating the flow of information throughout 2020. Isaac and Noah Botkin will talk about how much control these platforms have, and a few ways to be less affected by that control.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/DExH0l3lvdw

Mainstream Media vs. Internet Hearsay
62 perc 26. rész T.Rex Arms

So it's still election night, forever, and nobody trusts nobody. We talk investigations, division, misinformation, and a bit about Black Friday and T.Rex plans for the rest of the year.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/2eiZBcQqTaI

Election Night Aftermath
70 perc 25. rész T.Rex Arms

There are no results from last night's presidential election yet, but that's all that the internet to talk about, so I guess we're going to talk about it. But mostly we'll just answer questions about why we aren't losing hope.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/FBVCyDCN0Ls

How and Why to use DMR Radios
72 perc 24. rész T.Rex Arms

Analog radio is awesome, but digital radio has some very valuable abilities. Isaac and David discuss how to program DMR radios and why you might want a business license in addition to an amateur license.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/h0GdPra8-oI

The Strength of the Gun Economy
74 perc 23. rész T.Rex Arms

2020 has seen a bunch of changes that have affected different parts of the economy in different ways. Let's look at them, especially as related to skyrocketing gun sales, ammo sales, and related manufacturing.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/WCJ4dp-ZPBk

How Lucas Marketed T.Rex Arms
63 perc 22. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas Botkin talks about how he marketed T.REX ARMS back in the old days... Before the dark times... Before the shadowbanning. Also, general Q&A, because he always does that.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/6bplQwQEFfA

How and Why to Resist Tyranny
59 perc 21. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac Botkin talks about the ATF's new cease and desist letter concerning the Q Honey Badger pistol, and interviews the CrossPolitic team who were recently arrested for singing in public in Moscow, Idaho.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/hwVbUaaAZp8

How Weapon Technology Affects Culture
59 perc 20. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac Botkin talks about how firearms have changed over the centuries, and how these changes have affected culture. Culture also affects how firearms are perceived, and how laws are changed around them.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/Bl-VnP7rtIo

Everything I Know About Business I learned from X-Com
73 perc 19. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac and David talk about how old DOS games about fighting aliens can actually teach solid business lessons, and how games often teach solid economic models.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/PBBhSYsk5FQ

The Lost Episode
10 perc 18. rész T.Rex Arms

On September 16th, we tried to do our regular weekly livestream, but were shut down! When we switched to another platform to try again, we were cancelled again. This is the explanation of what happened behind the scenes, and some of our plans for the future. 

The email address referenced in the episode is trextalk@trex-arms.com

The History of the Second Amendment
63 perc 17. rész T.Rex Arms

The Second Amendment did not come out of a vacuum. Isaac and David Botkin talk about some of the historical ideas and presuppositions that led to private arms ownership being protected in the Bill of Rights, and the opposing ideas that challenge the concept of an armed citizenry.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/iGxHdE2j-5g

White Lights and Laser Beams
67 perc 16. rész T.Rex Arms

This episode was streamed live after dark, so Lucas could demonstrate lights and lasers, in the visible spectrum and IR. More than any other podcast so far, this one really should be seen and not just heard, so make sure you check out the video stream.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/2QHjJ3TnLOs

New Product and Media Launches
67 perc 15. rész T.Rex Arms

The Weekly T.Rex Livestream is back! And a bunch of stuff has happened while we were away. Hear about some new products and some new media stuff, and a bit of behind-the-scenes observations about manufacturing and supply line issues in 2020.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/VUGidS34LJM

Holster Setup and Use
68 perc 14. rész T.Rex Arms

How the various T.Rex Arms holsters can be set up and adjusted, some various ways to use them, and why we make them the way we make them.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/wFax53n8xgQ

American Independence
64 perc 13. rész T.Rex Arms

A discussion on the main lessons from the War for American Independence, the men who led, and some comparisons to other revolutionary movements before and after.

Book Recommendations:
Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer
1776 by David McCullough

Video Link: https://youtu.be/7A7KXOGBvto

How We Set Up Rifles
60 perc 12. rész T.Rex Arms

There are a lot of way to configure modern rifles to do different things. This will be an overview. This has a lot of visual demonstrations, so it's probably worth checking out the video link below.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYhlh_guZI0

Father's Day Conversation
69 perc 11. rész T.Rex Arms

A discussion on the best lessons our Dad has taught us, and all the ways that he has influenced us in our lives and the building of T.Rex. 

Gun Laws and Weapon Systems
76 perc 10. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas and Isaac talk about weapon systems: in general, how they get built around gun laws, and how things should be.

Video Link:

Riots and Revolution
60 perc 9. rész T.Rex Arms

A conversation about civil unrest and societal change throughout history, looking at specific examples of tyranny, injustice, and resistance after the dust has settled.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/BH1Pal4Yho4

Pistol Upgrades
73 perc 7. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas and Steve talk about upgrades that you can make to your pistol, and to yourself. 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7S2TRJNMjw

Comms Conversation
64 perc 8. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac and David have a conversation about emergency and radio communications, answering your questions about gear, systems, strategies, encryption and more! 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU1w1shrr-E

Rebuilding America
71 perc 6. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac, Lucas, and David have a discussion on business and economics, difficulties and opportunities, and things you can be doing to help build a stronger American economy.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vLAANzBMBs

Armor and Plate Carriers
73 perc 5. rész T.Rex Arms

ucas and David and Steve talk about different armor tech and plate carrier options.


Night Vision Conversation
58 perc 4. rész T.Rex Arms

Isaac and Lucas have a discussion about night vision tools, from technical to practical to financial. All categories, all price ranges, all uses.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZOqApoIyrI

Quarantine and DON'T Chill
67 perc 3. rész T.Rex Arms

Game, movie, and book recommendations from the T.REX team. How to improve yourself and make the most of your time.


  • "1776" by David McCullough
  • Basically anything by Paul Johnson
  • "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer
  • "Citizen Soldiers" by Stephen Ambrose


Video Link: https://youtu.be/7NxPC309q5k

Ask Lucas Anything
70 perc 2. rész T.Rex Arms

Lucas Botkin takes questions regarding training, firearms, equipment, and the products T.REX ARMS creates.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyJnGurCYA8

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