Thunder Ranch Founder Clint Smith on Serving in Vietnam [Rebroadcast]

06.10.2022 - By Danger Close with Jack Carr

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Note: This episode of Danger Close with Jack Carr first aired on March 25, 2021 in Season 1.  

On this episode of Danger Close, Jack interviews a legendary figure in the tactical community: Thunder Ranch founder Clint Smith.

Clint is the President and Director of Thunder Ranch, a 900-acre firearm training facility in Southern Oregon. 

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 where he served as head of the Firearms Training Division, as a S.W.A.T. Team member, and as a precision rifleman.

He is 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 entering the Marine Corps and serving in Vietnam, as well as tactical insights, and a lot more. 

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