On this episode of the Riton Podcast, host Brady Speth and guest host Jerimiah Alexander catches up with Neal and Casey Currey of Ready Gunner. Tell me these aren’t the coolest parents ever. Listen to what owning a gun store during Covid and an Ammo Shortage is like.
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Brady Speth 0:08
Welcome to the Riton Podcast. We got some special guests all the way around. We got Jeremiah in the studio with me today. And then our special guest for today. I’m going to intro them the exact way they wanted to be intro cool parents, cool cats and kittens. Owners of Ready Gunner up in Orem, Utah Neal and Casey, welcome guys to the Riton Podcast.
Neal Currey 0:31
Thanks for having us on. We appreciate it.
Brady Speth 0:33
And the we were kind of joking before we hit record. No one gets in trouble as being cool parents, so we kind of had to start with that one. You guys are awesome parents.
Neal Currey 0:43
Yeah, it’s funny because really, it’s like we were talking about it’s the most important thing in the world is is being a good parent.
Brady Speth 0:52
Right? But that’s not the cool thing. So no one leads with it. So
Neal Currey 0:56
Brady Speth 0:57
There you go first time first podcast, bam, cool parents. So
Jerimiah Alexander 1:00
cool parents podcast,
Neal Currey 1:01
Next time somebody asked me what I do that’s how im just like. so what do you? I’m a cool dad.
Brady Speth 1:06
You should get business cards and just hand them out.
Neal Currey 1:09
Jerimiah Alexander 1:11
we need to call it the the cool parent podcast
Brady Speth 1:14
The Cool Parent Podcast with Neal and Casey. So that’s gonna be the title of this one. I hope you guys are good with that. It was gonna be something pertinent now it’s gonna be Cool parent podcast.
So what’s been going on? Guys? I haven’t. I haven’t seen you guys in almost a year. We were reminiscing a little bit. How’s life? Family kids?
Casey Currey 1:31
I haven’t seen you since Shot Show
Brady Speth 1:32
Has it been that long?
Casey Currey 1:33
I didn’t even get to go on the river trip last year.
Brady Speth 1:34
Oh, you did? You canceled out on us on our river trip ha
Jerimiah Alexander 1:41
She’s being a good parent, I think that’s probably what it was.
Neal Currey 1:46
We’ve been busy You know, dealing with this thing back here, I’m sure you guys have been the same. It’s been an insane year for for gun sales and finding inventory and everything else. So that’s been our focus. 2020 2021
Brady Speth 2:01
Yeah, that’s, uh, I think our entire industry is kind of been at that level of finding product. And literally, as it hits the shelves, I think I had a conversation with you at one point where you said, I know what our daily sales are gonna be. But what lands on the dock in the morning. That’s how quickly things are kind of getting
Neal Currey 2:15
That’s exactly what it is
you know all the inventory we get now is just to allocation. So you know, I get 40 grand worth of inventory that day, it’s probably gonna be a 40 grand day.
Brady Speth 2:23
Yeah. That’s ridiculous.
How have you seen obviously, the shortage of guns and ammo and different things like that? Talk to me about I mean, you guys on an awesome and run an awesome gun range? How, with a shortage of ammo, what’s it been like, as far as people coming in? Are people still shooting? Are they training? Are they what kind of trends are you guys seeing as far as like the gun range side.
Neal Currey 2:46
So that’s, that’s only that’s been the only side of our business that really hasn’t increased at the time, just because we’ve had more range cancellations. And like you said, a lot of people say like, I love the range, I love ready gun and I want to continue my membership. And we just do month to month, you don’t do that contract stuff where it’s like you got to sign for a year. So people are like, Look, we just want to put it on hold or just cancel it til ammunition becomes a little more available, because they either can’t get it, or they don’t want to use the ammo they have because that’s their stash, you know, and they don’t want to cut into their supply until they can replenish it. So people are at home probably dry firing, doing doing those kind of things. Hopefully you still continue to training. But yeah, the range is slowed down a little bit every other side of the stores has increased. But we’re still running courses as usual, all the training even the live fire stuff. So when we get a shipment of ammo, the way we allocate it is if we break it up in three ways. Like I’ll hold my fingers
Brady Speth 3:46
Jerimiah Alexander 3:47
Brady Speth 3:48
back to the parent talk again.
Neal Currey 3:49
So we get it we take some out on the shelf for consumer sale, then we reserve a bunch for the range. So when people come in and want to use the range, we have ammunition, they can use the rank guns and try things out before they buy, which we feel is important for people to shoot guns before they purchase one. And then also we set a bunch a side for people who purchase guns so if someone buys a Glock 19 we don’t want to send them home with a gun you can’t buy ammunition for so we set aside ammo so look if you buy a gun, we’ll allocate you at least a couple boxes for you to take home
Jerimiah Alexander 4:18
wait in a minute I just did like four different pistols
Neal Currey 4:21
Keep one box and shoot one box to have for self defense or whatever. So it kind of goes in those three different departments.
Brady Speth 4:29
No that makes sense, because I think everybody’s kind of been scrambling but another thing I’ve kind of noticed too and you guys can talk and I don’t want to dwell too much on the ammo side of this but like I have all my buddies like hey man, can you find me ammo? Can you find me ammo? And I’m like, Yeah, I could find some ammo. How many What do you have at your house? Well, I got 10,000 rounds. How many rounds Do you need at your house? Like I said, you stack of 10,000 bodies at your front door because you’re trying to protect your home. I think you probably have enough rounds. It’s kind of funny. I think the the shortage is caused people to go into this panic mode of like, I need more ammo, I need more ammo. I’m not the person who gets to say how much is enough, but I’ve kind of noticed it. I don’t know if you guys are noticing that same thing where it’s one thing if you have ammo at home and you have a couple 1000 rounds or something you want to stockpile if you have 20 or 50,000 rounds, what do you stockpile?
Jerimiah Alexander 5:17
It seems like training is probably the thing that people need more than anything else. Like, to be quite honest. Right?
Neal Currey 5:23
You’re absolutely right. I mean, it’s the toilet paper concept, right? We’re talking about that this morning like people are buying. Like, think about it. COVID-19 hits, you have this, this deadly pandemic and we’re all gonna die and you’re gonna have to lock yourselves in your homes for six months, you can’t go outside. So you have to have the resources to survive for a certain amount of time inside your home. Like everybody thought was gonna be the zombie apocalypse,
Brady Speth 5:46
Neal Currey 5:47
And everyone goes out and buys toilet paper. Like that is the one thing everyone goes gets, like, toilet paper, cuz during the zombie apocalypse, I gotta wipe my ass.
It’s like one item. That’s not life sustaining like any asset other than cleaning your ass.
Brady Speth 6:03
literally a creature comfort
Jerimiah Alexander 6:04
when they find me dead I’m gonna have a clean ass
Neal Currey 6:10
I don’t know. It’s kind of weird. And then and then the ammunition thing to I mean, that’s what’s causing the shortage that everybody’s stalking up.
Brady Speth 6:16
Neal Currey 6:16
Everyone thinks you need 100,000 rounds at home. And here’s the funny thing is people are buying because people are selling for $50 a box $70 a box, I’ve seen it up to $100 a box.
Brady Speth 6:26
Neal Currey 6:26
a dollar a round. And people are buying it at that which is going to continue this crazy demand,
Brady Speth 6:34
Neal Currey 6:34
it’s gunna keep increasing prices. And then two years down the road, it’s going to drop back down. I don’t know if it’s ever going to go back down to normal prices. So literally 2019 before COVID-19, we were buying nine mil OEM direct for about just under $6. A box. That was my cost on it. And we were selling it for $8.50. And now I can’t find it, like my cost on it is is way above what I used to sell it for retail. So I don’t know if it’s ever going to go back down to normal when these things happen. And it’s unfortunate, it increases the price and ammunition manufacturers can see what they can get out of ammunition. I don’t think it’ll ever in our lifetime go back down or ever go back down to the pre COVID pricing
Brady Speth 7:20
pre Covid pricing, not not if the panic continues. And if people realize the manufacturers realize I’m not a big fan of that we haven’t changed our prices one bit even though demand is way up. I’m not a huge fan of that. But
Jerimiah Alexander 7:31
new one above and beyond that I’ve seen him post before like, which I thought was totally awesome as a guy that part of the living is selling ammunition he he saw a post on Facebook. And he’s like guys, don’t, don’t go spend a bunch of money on ammo. Like Take it easy. Don’t freak out. And don’t blow your whole wad on ammo. And I thought that’s pretty cool for a guy that owns a gun store that sells ammo to be like, Hey, don’t don’t fret, and don’t do anything stupid that you’re gonna regret later. Yeah, that was pretty cool.
Neal Currey 7:57
In a in a year or two from now it’s probably closer to two years, prices will drop back down. And you’re gonna look at your stash 20,000 rounds that you bought at $50 a box, it’s gonna be weird to be like, Oh, my gosh, you’ll never recoup your cost on that. And then it’s going to go back down
Brady Speth 8:15
and every time I do this, you’re just gonna feel the pain. Yeah, no, I
Neal Currey 8:19
think it’s like, if there’s one thing we can learn from from COVID-19 it’s like every mission we used to be in the military, you have to after an after action review,
Brady Speth 8:28
Neal Currey 8:28
Is Is it would be wise for those to take note of all the things that happen during this crisis if you want to call it that. And like look, these are the areas I’m short in and I have to be ready and next time something like this happens and you have a better supply ammo that I should buy. When stuff is cheap and not when stuffs at peak.
Casey Currey 8:52
Brady Speth 8:53
Yeah, and available in a panic.
Neal Currey 8:55
We have hundreds of 1000s of rounds of 9 mil $8.50 a box just sitting there for just sitting there. Like everyone’s like buying a box or two you know and, and obviously you can’t predict the future but
Brady Speth 9:08
It doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
Events happen. Yeah, shit happens. You should always be prepared for something. Anyway, and
Casey Currey 9:19
that should probably take priority.
Brady Speth 9:21
At the end of the day. Good luck putting food on the table with Toilet Paper
Jerimiah Alexander 9:24
Hey, what’s your thought?
Neal Currey 9:25
Don’t get me wrong. Toilet paper is nice.
Brady Speth 9:27
I do like toiler paper. I’m just saying
Neal Currey 9:29
you’re not gonna die if you don’t have
Brady Speth 9:31
I also have a hose and I have other means of
Jerimiah Alexander 9:33
I got shirts. We all been camping and came back with one less sock. Okay, let’s just say you guys do. Speaking about things being different. Utah just passed the constitutional carry is my understanding. And I’ve had a bunch of people asking me I keep saying go get your concealed anyway. And I talked to you about that a little bit. What are your thoughts? What would you tell people as far as like moving forward with constitutional carry as is still worth getting the license.
Neal Currey 10:02
Always, it’s always worth getting the license. And if you don’t get the license, like it doesn’t necessarily have to be the class to get the license, even though there is pros to getting it. Like reciprocity, if you have the license, it’s now still valid in the 33 different states that have reciprocity with the state of Utah. Whereas if you don’t, you can just carry here, but you have military abilities outside of the state of Utah, right. Other than other constitutional carry states with I’ve seen a lot of those coming,
Brady Speth 10:30
I think we’re 13 or something now. So
Neal Currey 10:33
yeah, which which is great. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of right because there’s pros and cons to everything. The pros is it gives somebody the ability without taking the course, let’s say some mom has to go and pick up her kid in a bad part of town or drive into a bad part of town for whatever reason, or something like that. And she wants to carry a gun, but she’s like, Oh, my husband has a gun, but I don’t have the ability to take it because then when it’s going to be illegal for me to do such a thing. Now it’s like, Well, look, I can just take it with me just in case kind of thing, go do what I need to do, and I have protection on me. And then go home and and you know return home safely. Hopefully. The bad things is it gives you people ability to carry without any training.
Brady Speth 11:24
That’s the kicker
Neal Currey 11:25
or or know how, where you can carry because it’s not universal. It’s not all inclusive, where it means Hey, because Utah’s in a constitutional carry state you can carry a gun anywhere you want. It’s not true, it isn’t it still doesn’t apply to apply to federal buildings, schools, things of that sort. But how would they know that unless they go read the bill? Which who’s going to do that? I’ve read the bill. It’s
Brady Speth 11:53
Neal Currey 11:54
A lot of legal jargon, it’s hard to understand. So a lot of the a lot of the concealed carry course in the state of Utah, it’s four hours, that you have to sit in a class, listen to an instructor, there’s no shooting portion, there’s no test, you literally have to sit in class, listen to an instructor, give you the education of the do’s and don’ts of a concealed carry permit and what to do if you’re gonna carry and then sign the application, you send it in, you get your permit 30 to 60 days, right? With that, obviously, you’re like, Oh, I didn’t know that. And you guys should hear the questions. We get every single class every single class because we’re running 30 to 50 students only 25 now with COVID restrictions. In our classes, you always get the guys like, Look, if somebody is at my house, and I hear a rumble outside and someone is breaking into my garage stealing my kid’s bike, Can I shoot him? Obviously the answer is no. Right in the state of Utah to use a firearm is in defense of your life or the life of somebody else. Like that is the only time you can fire your weapon is to defend life. Right? It’s not to prevent for somebody breaking the window of your car. Obviously, unless you feel like your life is threatened as key word if you feel your life is spent, you can now defend yourself. If you feel the life of somebody else, threatened you can intercede and defend that person with your firearm. But now that education is not being put out, like how is somebody going to know that? And now you have everybody carrying a gun.
Brady Speth 13:23
Neal Currey 13:23
And like Dude, I saw this guy I watched this video today. And it’s I hate even talking about it. It was a guy robbing a grocery store running out with you know, bags of whatever. And the bag boy was chasing him a thing was what might have been girl actually was chasing him out of the store and somebody see’s it pulls a gun out goes to shoot the guy kills the bag boy
Brady Speth 13:47
over some groceries.
Neal Currey 13:48
Yeah. Yeah, and my fear, like I’m all about. Obviously, a huge supporter of the Second Amendment is my wife,
Brady Speth 13:57
Neal Currey 14:00
But But education is a huge factor in our industry. And I feel that if we let everybody and again, I’m glad it passed. I’m not talking against it. And I don’t think we should revert it back to how it was. But I think people need to be proactive in getting their education. Otherwise you’re going to be more of a liability to themselves to the public, than they will be an asset with a firearm.
Brady Speth 14:24
Neal Currey 14:25
So it’s like carry your gun. But go get a take at least a basic handgun training course. Shooting a handgun isn’t the easiest thing in the world. It tastes a lot of practice. It’s hard to do. It’s a small barrel. It’s not a shoulder fire weapon, you’re literally supporting that thing in the air. with your own hands. There’s a lot that goes into a trigger pule, line assignment. You guys know the basic concepts of shooting a pistol but most people don’t. So I think you still need to get training. I think you still need to know the laws in the state of Utah so you don’t get yourself in trouble.
Brady Speth 14:55
Neal Currey 14:56
And then we start seeing all these incidents, and then the lawmakers gonna be like Oh wow. We have way more injuries, this shootings, accidents, whatever it is, we need to go back heavy in the other direction. And this is this is what scares me. So now we’re going back, instead of just saying you got to take a four hour course now it’s like, well, now you got to do a course, you got to do shooting portion which which would be good. You gotta submit a, you know, psyche eval, whatever whatever it is that these lawmakers typically do. It’s always some crazy thing that doesn’t really apply to
you know, to the law itself. But that that’s my fear is we will see more accidents and things of that sort that will give these guys ammunition to create some dumber version of the concealed carry.
Brady Speth 15:43
Andgo the reverse of
Neal Currey 15:44
hopefully not that’s not the case. But if you’re gonna take anything out of that, man, go get trained.
Jerimiah Alexander 15:50
Casey Currey 15:51
I feel like it give’s people the opportunity to spend money on additional training? Like, there’s huge value in still getting your permit? It’s super easy.
Brady Speth 16:03
half day, that’s nothing.
Casey Currey 16:05
It’s it’s super easy. You might as well give it it. And
Brady Speth 16:10
Jerimiah Alexander 16:10
I can’t remember. If you can you carry it, like, cocked and ready with the constitutional carry. Do you have to have the two action still.
Casey Currey 16:20
So from what we understand it originally if you read through the bill, it was they couldn’t carry it loaded one in the chamber. But at the end of the bill, they through they through and a little line, that says that you can actually can carry loaded.
Brady Speth 16:36
Neal Currey 16:38
And again, there’s still pro seven concealed carry permit like you can have more than one motor car or a gun in your car. Where if you don’t, you can’t, if you have it if you carry in public schools, and things of that sort. So they’re still
Brady Speth 16:52
worth it time to get it done.
Neal Currey 16:53
And the state of Utah is not expensive. It’s less than 100 bucks to get it we charge $25 for the fingerprints, the class, the passport photo required the application at the state of Utah. Well, now it’s 25 bucks. So your 50 bucks all in to just take the course
Jerimiah Alexander 17:10
it’s got me out of a couple tickets.
Neal Currey 17:12
There’s actually another one. It’s actually 100 bucks. It’s a concealed carry ready course it’s $100 to get the permit, you get the education, and it’s actually a shooting course, going to the range of five fire shooting for a few hours with an instructor ‘=
Brady Speth 17:23
for 100 bucks.
well woth the spent. Yeah.
Jerimiah Alexander 17:26
Well I think law enforcement likes it, like I’ve been pulled over and I’ll tell them hey, I’m carrying right appendix. And they’re like, do you have a concealed so I can say hey, at some point 50 states said that I didn’t have any felonies. Here’s a card that says that side.
Casey Currey 17:40
I think it gives people credibility
Jerimiah Alexander 17:42
Yeah, for sure.
Casey Currey 17:43
They actually took the time to go get their permit. It’s gonna save you money when you go ever go to buy a gun? For you, so
Neal Currey 17:55
people are gonna say Neil’s just saying that because he makes money. I don’t
Jerimiah Alexander 18:00
those prices are awesome.
Neal Currey 18:03
Yes, we essentially came up with that price because that’s what I pay my instructor so the course is right now because I got a pay the instructor I’m not gonna make him do for free. It’s just to cover the expens of the instructor we really don’t make any money on it is to bring people in the store.
Jerimiah Alexander 18:20
Yeah, let me ask you this as a follow up question to that. I visited Y’all in a store six years ago. That was about the size of your restroom right now. And so you guys are I mean with with you being so cool about the classes with you being so cool about the ammo. The range prices are great. You’re not jacking prices up on guns because I’ve bought like what three or four in the past couple months. So I mean, how did you guys go from where you are? Where you were then to where you are now because man it’s this is the premier store in Utah there’s not a store like it. It’s amazing. I’m just wondering how you guys have been able to expand so much from where you were.
Neal Currey 19:01
I appreciate that first of all, and then honestly is just going a little by little so in timing I started ready gunner when I was working for triple canopy, I found myself sitting in my little cottage over in Iraq met with the ATF agent Did you get to do an interview as part of the ffl process and then just ran a wh at was called a home based ffl. So we’ll go into my basement. I had another full time job ready gunner wasn’t my full time job till really about four or five years ago. So for the first six years ready gunner I didn’t take a paycheck. Every penny back into the business back into the business opened up a retail store. This is under the Obama administration were selling guns was pretty easy.
Brady Speth 19:45
Neal Currey 19:46
And you know, working my full time job hired two guys to run the ready gun store and then I’d go in and check it on the evenings and do the financials and all that jazz,
Jerimiah Alexander 19:56
Neal Currey 19:59
and then eventually just snowballed into what it is today. Long story short. So built the range. We try to do a range that little shop in Provo, Provo city zoning was just horrible to work with this location where now is a furniture store. And it came up for sale at prime location and State Street normal across from the malls. Get familiar with you talking down here. Yeah. And to get a little loan and here we are.
Jerimiah Alexander 20:26
Brady Speth 20:27
Let’s get away from the gun side back to the cool parents side. Yeah, the other side that I like a lot about you guys. So one of you posted not too long ago that you spent like 700 days this year camping or something. We talked about the property upon the mountain and some of that stuff talk a little bit about because for me and owning Riton and running a business 24/7 365 I’ve had to try to find those escapes and places to just go and shut off. And I think that’s kind of neat. Neil, you talked about that a little bit about just going up to the mountains and some of your, you know, pastime and talk a little bit about that with the family and kind of just getting out.
Casey Currey 21:05
Neal Currey 21:06
so I being outdoors has always been a big part of my life as well as Casey’s, I grew up guiding on the rivers when I was 14 riding with my dad as a kid with the family business. I guided for 10, 12 years and I went straight into the military. So I spent most of my youth in the outdoors, whitewater rafting, climbing, ice climbing, skiing, backcountry skiing. Casey’s family’s is a big hunter family.
Brady Speth 21:31
Casey Currey 21:32
All we did was camp.
Neal Currey 21:34
So they always went camping she was
Brady Speth 21:38
here we go
Jerimiah Alexander 21:39
hunting is mostly for walking, hiking, and camping can be the main part of hunting.
Brady Speth 21:46
Oh, is that who shot that one?
Neal Currey 21:49
That was me
But, yeah, so we bought 12 acres up just 45 minutes, a little area called Soldier Summit . up the road from us. Got a little RV trailer You know, we call it glamping.
Brady Speth 22:07
Casey Currey 22:07
when you have six kids,
Brady Speth 22:09
Casey Currey 22:09
trailer saves your life.
Neal Currey 22:11
So we we spend almost every weekend, from probably what May to September,
No maybe April October
Casey Currey 22:21
we went all the way into November,
Neal Currey 22:24
mostly spring, summer, fall, just every weekend on the property hanging out the kids built a fort, they call it camp lucky wood, do their things, play tag, whatever, you know, whatever a kid does outside but we spent every weekend up there. And I’m planning to do the same thing this year. So it’s just better to
Casey Currey 22:43
I think it was good for them. Okay, I got him off the screen,
Brady Speth 22:46
right? Like, especially right now, with school
Casey Currey 22:49
has turned it all from school to work. Entertainment, everything is us watching a screen. So being able to pull the kids away from that and like, allowing them to be bored allowing them to like create things for themselves. I think it’s super good.
Jerimiah Alexander 23:06
They didn’t pull just kids away from that.
Casey Currey 23:08
Like the best part of my childhood was like, coming up with games and things to entertain ourselves, instead of constantly being thrown in front of a screen. So
Jerimiah Alexander 23:17
these are teenage girls, too. So just just for the record, this isn’t just like, you know, eight year old boys that want to get dirty and play make mud pies.
Casey Currey 23:25
Jerimiah Alexander 23:26
Yeah, that’s a lot of camping for some teenage girls who probably would rather have done something different, at least one of those weekends. So that’s cool that you got them out there and did that and had fun. They look like they’re having fun every time you see how you guys posted
Casey Currey 23:38
they enjoy it as much as we do. So it’s just a part of our life.
Brady Speth 23:44
I love it. That’s something that we’re we’ve been pushing a lot harder to with our kids are nine and six now. So I took jack on on a rafting trip last year, my older son and then part of just getting out like I’m so tired of school online and screen time and oh drives me nuts. So we’ve been doing everything we can every weekend to just get out and do something so No, I think it’s awesome. You guys do that? And especially
Neal Currey 24:08
that’s the best part of the Salmon trip we did Brady was, You have no choice. There’s no cell service for five days.
Brady Speth 24:14
Yeah. I love it. That’s literally the checkout like I want every couple of weeks but once a year.
Neal Currey 24:20
I wanna check my phone but It’s like no, I can’t.
Brady Speth 24:23
no, that’s perfect.
Casey Currey 24:24
It’s good for my
Brady Speth 24:25
Yeah. I was gonna kind of go I love how you kind of brushed over and you’re the most nonchalant guy know, Neil, which I love. Because your your backstory is a lot better than you actually ever lead on. We’re sitting down on the raft on the river. And he’s like, yeah, I didn’t actually know your your history of rafting, and your dad’s and some of the shit that you kind of led into and we’re going down the river. And he’s like, yeah, I’ve done some rafting here and some rafting there. And finally, you kind of admit a little bit of first descents down some crazy ass rivers in the middle of nowhere and Russia and South America, dig into that a little bit because that fascinates me. I don’t know about you guys, but how do you not many people, you know, grow up with like their dad rafting all over the world and kind of bringing you around and some of the stuff you did as a kid. I want to hear a little bit more about that.
Neal Currey 25:15
So so my dad was known as a first descent specialist, and he was doing first descents all over the essentially the world trying to, you know, commercialize all these river rafting trips. That was his business, you know, he owned a company called Currey expeditions, just running white waters and taking clients from the US and everywhere, really, on these trips. I was lucky enough to go do three, first descents with him. One was the Sutlej River in India, which was a 6 day whitewater rafting trip and first descents are always interesting because you never know. You know, what the rapid’s are gonna be you have to take the 47 because they’re so big. You can’t run them. You got to carry the boat’s take all the equipment around and Brady, you know how big those boats are, and all that crap on them. So you got to take carry them around and wrap it, put it all back together and keep going downstream. So I did the Caura with him in Venezuela, which is a big tributary of the Amazon River. And then what was the third one. Set which camera Oh, the Figaroa in Chile, which was another classified white water. I mean, big, big water. So yeah, it was it was awesome. And it was an awesome childhood to experience that and literally go to almost every continent on earth with my dad, just running these rivers and everything else. It was awesome.
Brady Speth 26:34
The I got a good taste for what your actual experience was when I was looking at some of the rapids and I was like, Oh, shit, these look like Big Rapids. And I look back at Neil and he’s just like, no expression on his face. No big deal. I was like, oh, maybe. Right? Like maybe I shouldn’t be scared cuz he doesn’t look like I just take the cue
Neal Currey 27:01
Its huge, I know people died there last week. You know, get myself
Jerimiah Alexander 27:11
feel better about it. If you see any buddies floating, let us know we lost a few people out there
Brady Speth 27:15
though we do actually need to get what what we’re talking about white rafting real quick. I want to check out for like 10 days and do the Grand Canyon. So we need to figure something like that out.
Neal Currey 27:23
I know. I need to take Casey. you can do the motor trips. It’s 8 days from 60 right below the Canyon down to Lake Mead. I mean, it is nice. Yeah, one of those trips, and everybody should do. And I mean, they’re backed up a few years. You got to put now just to go in three years from now. I don’t know what COVID did. descheduled probably. Holy crap.
Jerimiah Alexander 27:44
Neal Currey 27:45
it’s one of the best.
Brady Speth 27:46
Jerimiah Alexander 27:47
well, we’ll babysit for you guys.
Brady Speth 27:51
He just volunteered.
Casey Currey 27:52
Siz kids coming your way
Brady Speth 27:53
Done. Let’s schedule this.
Jerimiah Alexander 27:55
I already got six. I’ll be honest, six more is probably not gonna change anything. other than the grocery bills
Brady Speth 28:00
a house full of twelve.
Neal Currey 28:01
sometimes we babysit Casey’s, sister’s kids. And she’s like, Oh, I feel bad. You guys already got six, it’s two more. Honestly when you have six kids like four more. That’s no different. Now they go play by myself and
Jerimiah Alexander 28:16
They play with each other.
Brady Speth 28:19
Yeah, they go off on their own little separate. That’s hilarious. We’ll kind of wrap it up guys. I know that you’re busy and I know it day to day kind of kind of running a gun shop and a range and everything like that. So I thank you guys for your time. We’d like to wrap up with with some rapid fire questions just because I love to see everybody’s answers. So I’m going to throw some quick questions at you here and you guys have to know thinking about them. I want you just to shout out or say you don’t have to shout but first thing that comes to mind
Neal Currey 28:48
Brady Speth 28:48
so both of you though, so we want to hear this because now I’m curious to see how different your guys’s answers are. So
Neal Currey 28:56
no, no, no.
Casey Currey 28:59
Yeah, if you guys don’t have the same answers, then we’ll talk about this later. This is weird. So Alright, easy one. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Neal Currey 29:10
Casey Currey 29:11
Brady Speth 29:12
Flying and teleportation that’s close enough, that’s pretty good. I picked the teleportation one too. So we’re on the same page Casey. If you could sit down.
Cause flying takes time. How fast can you fly?
You can’t fly through a wall. I can teleport to another dimension.
Love it? Yeah, thanks. That’s good. Yeah, good later for sure. If you could have so past present future. If you could sit down and have a drink with one person who would it be? And don’t say each other.
Neal Currey 29:50
Past present or future? Oh,
Brady Speth 29:52
Neal Currey 29:56
Brady Speth 29:57
Casey, who’d you say?
Casey Currey 29:58
Steve, I think your dad Neil’s dad passed away. Yeah, no, so I never got to meet the legand himself.
Brady Speth 30:10
so we got your dad and Jesus. I wonder what having a beer with Jesus would be like
Jerimiah Alexander 30:13
Those are respectable
Brady Speth 30:15
It’d have to be wine not a beer
Jerimiah Alexander 30:20
I’ve drank so much I’ve talked to Jesus but it was Please take this away from me. I’ll never do it again.
Brady Speth 30:26
All right, what type of food or one food if you had to eat it for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Casey Currey 30:31
chips and salsa , I could live off of
Neal Currey 30:37
Brady Speth 30:37
yeah. What’d you pick steak?
Jerimiah Alexander 30:42
Brady Speth 30:42
I think steaks leading leading the pack steak and pizza
Jerimiah Alexander 30:45
pizza was an easy pick for me
Casey Currey 30:47
Brady Speth 30:49
I do love Mexican food living down here in southern Arizona but I don’t know if I could like 24/7
Casey Currey 30:54
your stomach would get used to it.
Brady Speth 30:58
Yeah it would have to
Well all she eats is mexican food 24/7 so
if you wrote a biography what would the title be
Casey Currey 31:11
Brady Speth 31:14
that’s a good one. We got oh gosh
Casey Currey 31:20
Mine would be shit did not go as planned.
Brady Speth 31:25
exclamation point. And the last one if I handed you a million dollars cash right now what’s the first thing you’re gonna buy?
Neal Currey 31:35
Just open another ready gunner
Brady Speth 31:40
Jerimiah Alexander 31:41
Casey Currey 31:42
I might want to finish house we actually just bought a house check that off the list. I’m gonna oh I’m gonna build a cabin.
Neal Currey 31:53
Brady Speth 32:04
love it. All right. Well, there’s our rapid fire questions I appreciate it guys. Hopefully we’ll get there soon because
Neal Currey 32:10
Yeah we see Jerimiah but your to you know, busy.
Brady Speth 32:16
I know. I don’t live 10 miles away either like Jermiah does. So that’s the nice thing. You guys are welcome in Tucson it’s always nice down here.
Jerimiah Alexander 32:24
I usually come down like sprinting because I’m like, Is there a gun.
Brady Speth 32:29
The Yeah, we got to get you guys down here and come hang out. So well. Thanks again. I appreciate it. I love seeing your guys success and seeing how ready gunner has grown and everything and 2A media and everything you guys do. So thanks for jumping on and I appreciate it.
Neal Currey 32:43
Thanks for having us. You guys are awesome.
Brady Speth 32:47
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