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Feb 8, 2023

In today’s episode, I interviewed a special guest Ed McSwain who is a CCW Permit Instructor. From choosing a firearm to using it correctly, we discussed it all in this episode. If you are someone who wants to know more about personal safety or have reasons to require a firearm this podcast is for you. Tune right into it. You will learn a lot about having a license to deal with some uncertain situations. 

Born in 1960, Ed McSwain moved to Las Vegas in 1963 from Mexico City. After high school, he worked as a carpenter, an Orthodontic lab tech who made retainers, dentures, and lingual and labial arches,

a laborer, equipment operator, foreman, and superintendent, in the underground utility industry.

He started his first Company, Terra Contracting, in 1992. With the help of his wife and son. They have built another 7 companies throughout the Southwest. These companies include construction companies, a traffic control company, a distribution company selling concrete and asphalt repair products, and a firearms training company.

He is in the process of retiring from his positions in the construction companies and will be focusing on firearms training. Currently, this is where his passion is. 

His wife and he have trained 9 dogs and continue to train dogs for a foundation, Canine Companions for Independence, which supplies assistance dogs at no charge to people in need.

You can catch him doing these in his free time.

Anything related to firearms


Bee Keeping (7 hives in the Las Vegas Valley)


Scuba Diving

Camping/Backwoods activities


A bit about me (Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj)

Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj enjoyed a prestigious career as a periodontal regenerative surgeon moving to a new passion in June 2018. He retired after a 33-year career to pursue new passions. At 70 Dr. Orest has taken on a new role as an Interviewer, Podcaster, and government-certified Old Guy. He streams from his new home in Las Vegas, NV. He lives with his wife of 30 years, Oksana. His status as an empty-nester with two college-employed children has left him with time and energy to share decades of successes, failures, and wisdom.



00:00 - Precap

01:17 - Intro

02:26 - Guest Introduction

04:18 - How long have you been doing weapons training?

06:58 - What is the misconception that people have about people having CCW permits?

08:09 - What do you mean by muzzle?

11:56 - What are the reasons that people come to take your class?

14:24 - So what kind of things do you tell people when they are to choose their own firearm?

16:17 - Where’s the best place to buy firearms– privately or at gun stores?

19:26 - Commercial starts

19:59 - Commercial ends

20:40 - A hypothetical situation

25:43 - There’s always a thing where your life changes forever when that happens.

26:33 - You’re responsible for every bullet that goes out of that muzzle.

27:09 - Have ever said ‘No’ to someone who wanted to come to your class?

28:00 - What are the things you would suggest to someone considering buying a firearm?

33:33 - That was the greatest compliment I have ever received.

33:55 - Closing thoughts

34:56 - Outro