Episode 002 – Clint Smith, Thunder Ranch

Thunder Ranch Founder Clint Smith on Serving in Vietnam 

This week on Danger Close, Jack interviews a legendary figure in the tactical training community: Thunder Ranch founder Clint Smith.

Clint is the President and Director of Thunder Ranch, a 900-acre ranch in Southern Oregon that is one the world’s most acclaimed firearm training facilities. For nearly 20 years, he’s operated Thunder Ranch with his wife Heidi.

Clint is a Marine Corps veteran, who served two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience also includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division, as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.

He’s also the author of the books Urban Rifle: 45 Years of Teaching and Training and Urban Rifle 2: Close Combat Conflict Resolution.

During their conversation, recorded at Thunder Ranch, Clint opens up about his time in the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam, tactical insights, and more.

Also, later in the show, Jack breaks down some of his favorite everyday carry items.

More about Clint Smith: https://thunderranchinc.com/the-founders/

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