Handgun Radio 144 - Live Handgun Hunting Roundtable with Bayside Custom & Friends

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

 

This week, we are joined by Chris from Bayside Custom Gunworks at Collins Low Country Hunt Club along with his hunting companions LIVE from the Deer Hog & Steel Annual Handgun Hunt!

 

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Main Topic: Roundtable Discussion at the Deer, Hog and Steel Annual Handgun Hunt

 

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Chris from Bayside Custom Gunworks at Collins Low Country Hunt Club along with his hunting companions LIVE from the Deer Hog & Steel Annual Handgun Hunt! Ernie Bishop, Logan Lampman & Tom Collins

 

Welcome everybody, please, each of you take a second to introduce yourselves!

 

What is the Deer, Hog & Steel Annual Handgun Hunt?

 

For people who don’t know, are group hunts a common thing?

 

Chris, I know you said the hunt had some sponsors, can you tell us more about them?

 

What things do you have to take into consideration when doing a group hunt?

Tom; What do you do on the hunt?

Types of hunting

Explain:
Deer


Turkey

Hogs

Question for everyone:  What got you all into handgun hunting vs traditional rifles.

Question For Ernie: “What's the farthest you have harvested game with a specialty pistol and handgun.”
 

The same question as above, but for each hunter:
What gun
What caliber
What bullet

Ernie: How hard is it to shoot a specialty pistol vs a rifle

Youth hunter:

“I believe Chris told me this is one of your first handgun hunts. How did you feel about it going in and how did your expectations compare to what you experienced?”

Handguns of the Hunt.


Wheelguns

Autos

Break actions

Bolt actions

Wrap-Up:

 

Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!

 

Handgun Radio 143 - Korth Revolvers & Nighthawk Custom with Grant Cunningham

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd and I are joined by Grant Cunnningham, author & instructor, to discuss the new Korth revolvers being sold in partnership with Nighthawk Custom!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Went out and shot the Heritage Rough Rider 22 Magnum. I think it needs a new mainspring and a good cleaning. The hammer falls pretty slowly and I get quite a few failures to fire.

-Checked out some cool guns at the Cabelas Gun Library! The Infamous Stipple Trigger Glock is still there as well!!

Grant:
 

Weerd:  Got the woes settled for Megatron, my Walther P38.   Turns out it was the magazine,  and the Pro-Mag reproduction functioned BEAUTIFULLY!  No malfunctions at all….but the sights were about 10 inches low at 15 yards….oh well, it’s a collector’s piece, not a target gun.

Drink Segment: Order of Operations.   Just like in Math class, there should be an order you do things when mixing a drink.   The big reason for this is if you get distracted or need to attend to something else, you can pick up where you left off with no sacrifice.

Some people do a very good method which is start with the least expensive component first, and work up to most expensive,  that way if you make an mistake you don’t throw out anything spendy.

I personally like to start with the most vicious ingredient, and thinnest last.   This is so the jigger gets washed out and doesn’t leave any residue behind.

Either one works,  but the important part is ice the drink LAST.    You don’t want to get called away with ice in your shaker diluting your drink.

BTW I have a similar technique when I’m reloading, because I’ve NEVER done a full reloading session without SOMEBODY interrupting me.

Listener Email:

So something came up in a comedy show I was watching that actually got me thinking (the point of all good comedy) and I turn to you chaps for answers:

In a classic night-time situation when considering a situation you are forced to use your handgun defensively, how does report and muzzleflash affect your choice of calibre? I imagine if you're Weerd Beard and you whip out your 1911 in one hand and your 357 snub in the other ;) you should plan for some extensive ear-drum surgery.

Explanations, considerations gents?

Buffer Music:

Selection 1: “Change The World” performed by Ryan & patrick

Selection 2: My guitar solo during “Blue On Black” at a live performance.

Main Topic: Korth Revolvers with Grant Cunningham

Grant, when where you first exposed to Korth?

What did Korth do with revolvers that set them apart from other large manufacturers of revolvers?

It seems like there is a tradition of fine revolver manufacture over in Europe as well, with Manhurin and Korth. Was Europe as “revolver heavy” as we think it is?

How did you become involved with the Korth revolvers that are offered through Nighthawk Custom?

What are the different models?

What are the different features of each model?

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Handgun Radio 142 - History of the Double Action Revolver with Bill Bell

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, we’re joined by Bill “LaVista” Bell, to discuss early double action revolvers and how we got to the guns we know today!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Went up to the shop and tried to see if I could find a North American Arms .22 Mag. They are on backorder right now!

-Ordered a case of 1000 rounds Tula 9mm 115 grain from Lucky Gunner for $183 with shipping. Not a bad deal!

- Saw a beautiful Model 19-3 that was Mint condition in the shop. Really nice handgun. My 19 has holster wear, this one had the box and all papers and basically looked new from the factory.


Bill:  

  • This past week I’ve been reloading the .38 S&W cartridge.  I have some vintage Colt and S&W revolvers I’ve been wanting to shoot more, so I made some low-pressure handloads to use in them.  

  • I also received some 240 gr. SWC bullets to make handloads for my new (to me) S&W Model 1926 revolver in .44 Special (AKA) the .44 Hand Ejector, 3rd Model.  This is a post-war, transitional model and somewhat rare, so I want to shoot fairly moderate loads thru it - something about equal to factory ammo.

  • I’ve also been working on an article about revolver speedloaders for a new magazine from Athlon Media Group/Outdoors called THE COMPLETE BOOK OF REVOLVERS.                           

Weerd:

Didn’t manage to go shooting...unless you count my Bug-a-Salt, in which case there are a LOT less flies in the world.

Ordered a new P38 Magazine from Midway USA,  I went with the Pro Mag reproduction, and at least for my post-war commercial P38 with the Aluminum frame, the mag appears to fit fine, and it locks the slide back.   I’ll let you all know when I take it to the range.

Also when buying that magazine, I looked through Midway’s Clearance section and found a PM45 magazine for a VERY reasonable price, so that came too.

Jordan: Hey all. I figured I’d hop in. I just happened to be at Dad’s and figured I’d help out on the technical end! Hard to pass up getting to pal around with Ryan and Weerd!

  • I’ve been reading up on various calibers. Mostly 44 variants. I started on 44 special since I am interested in doing some testing with that in the future and then managed to find my way into 44-40 territory. I hate to admit it, but I never realized 44-40 wasn't straight walled. Wiki surfing is fun.

  • I picked up a new defensive 44spl load recently , that's what got me interested in doing some testing soon. You'd be surprised at the lack of good video coverage of this excellent caliber there is out there.

  • Ballistics gel is a racket, those prices wow. I need to learn to make it cheaper or I'll just shoot jugs of water! I could build a Fackler box like Dad used to use. He had this homemade Fackler box he tested with all the time when I was a kid so I know that is an option.

Drink Segment: So I went and did something I said I’d never do.

I made simple syrup for cocktails.     I originally said I wouldn’t do it because it’s just sugar water, and I’d rather use more complex syrups or liqueurs to give sweetness AND flavor.

Only there are times when there just isn’t anything else that will do.    Yes you can put a teaspoon of sugar over your mint in a mint julep,  but those sugar grains don’t fully dissolve, and they make a mess!

Also I was surprised to find the taste a little different than just sugar,  possibly because some of the sugar bonds mights be broken by heat.

You simply make it by putting 1 part sugar, in 1 part water.     I simply did a half-cup of each for my first batch.    Bring the water to a boil and stir,  then  remove the heat and let it cool.

The sugar will remain in solution even when cold,  and now will quickly dissolve in your cocktails.

Music Selection This Week:

1st Interlude: “Folsom Prison Blues” guitar solo I played from a recent gig.

2nd Interlude: “Feeling Alright” bass solo from a gig with my band the Jefftones

Main Topic: History of the Double Action Revolver with Bill Bell

Bill: I think for the edification of our listeners we should define the term “double-action”.  As it refers to handguns DA might be better called trigger-cocking; as a long pull of the trigger serves to both cock the hammer and then release the sear, allowing the hammer to fly forward striking the firing pin and exploding the cartridge.  “Double” referred to the mechanisms ability to be fired in both the single-action mode - the hammer being manually cocked and the trigger pulled or in the trigger-cocking mode.  Today we have come up with terminology that is not quite correct, that being double-action-only or DAO.  Here the handgun action has altered so that it can only be fired in the trigger-cocking mode.  This was primarily done for reasons of safety by law enforcement as the trigger pull on a handgun in single-action mode is much lighter, thus more prone to accidental discharge in a stressful situation.

What we think of as the double-action revolver was first invented in 1851 by Robert Adams in England and was a cap & ball or percussion revolver using a trigger-cocking mechanism which in the case of revolvers simultaneously cocks the hammer, revolves the cylinder, locks the firing chamber in line with the barrel and releases the hammer, firing the gun.  This went over rather well in Great Britain and was approved by the British Small Arms Committee.  In American the gathering gray clouds of civil war spurred firearms production and in 1856 Ebanezer Starr invented a DA mechanism for a revolver and in 1858 produced the Starr DA .36 caliber Navy revolver and a DA .44 caliber Army revolver.  Both were procured for use by Union troops in the Civil War.  Another early American DA revolver was the Cooper Pocket DA Revolver introduced in 1860.  It looked very similar to the Colt 1849 Pocket Model and was a .31 caliber 5-shooter with a DA mechanism.

Skipping into the realm of self-contained metallic cartridge revolvers, it appears that the first such revolver was produced by Remington in the late 1860’s and was a factory conversion of the Remington-Rider DA revolver to fire .38 RF cartridges.  While S&W held the rights to the Rollin White Patent for bored-thru cylinder revolvers, they stayed with the SA mechanism, while Colt introduced the Model 1877, which was a DA revolver that looked and functioned much like the earlier Peacemaker or SAA.  The Lightning model was made in .38 Long Colt, the Thunderer in .41 Long Colt and during the first year production a rarer version the Rainmaker was made in .32 Colt.  The revolver proved popular to everyone but gunsmiths, who disliked working on its delicate action.  The Model 1878 was a larger-framed revolver built to handle cartridges like the .45 Colt and .44-40; it was often referred to as the Frontier Model or Double Action Army and 9000 of them in .45 Colt were supplied to the military.  Both the Models 1877 and 1878 were hampered by the slow loading and unloading system copied from the Peacemaker.

By this time S&W was starting to wake up.  They had discussed a DA revolver with the Russian government, but the plans fell through.  Smith had designs worked out in 1876 and 1878, but it wasn’t until February 1880 that they introduced a small, hinged frame, DA revolver in .38 caliber, a cartridge we know as the .38 S&W.  Like Smith’s earlier hinged-frame SA revolvers, it had the advantage of fast reloading as the barrel and cylinder tipped downward on a hinge allowing all the empty brass to be ejected at once and all the cylinder chambers were exposed for cartridge insertion.  Following close on its heels was a .32 S&W version.  In 1881 a large-frame model in .44 Russian was introduced; it evolved into the Favorite Model in 1882 which was altered to be lighter and handier.  A Frontier model was also made that chambered .44-40 and .38-40 cartridges.  In 1886 S&W introduced the .32 and .38 Safety Hammerless models that featured a concealed hammer and a grip safety; they became known as “Lemon-Squeezers” and could be considered DAO by today’s definition.

While the hinged frame was fast, Colt was looking for a more robust design and came up with the first DA revolver that most of us would recognize in 1889.  It had a swing-out cylinder, released by a sliding latch, which allowed simultaneous ejection of empty brass, plus fast reloading and it had a solid frame for increased strength.  Its cylinder rotated clockwise and it was chambered in .38 and .41 Long Colt.  It was improved and evolved into the Model 1892 which was adopted for military use in .38 Long Colt, a cartridge which proved lacking as a “man-stopper.”

S&W wasn’t resting on its laurels and came out with their own solid-frame, swing-out cylinder revolvers.  Designed were perfected in the mid-1890’s for what we now call I-frame and K-frame revolvers in .32 and .38 caliber.  The first to hit the market in 1896 was the I-frame .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1896 in .32 S&W Long.  It was followed by the K-frame Model 1899 referred to as the Military & Police chambered for the new .38 Special cartridge.  None of the earlier versions had the locking lug beneath the barrel and locked only with a center-pin at the rear of the cylinder.  The cylinder on the S&W turned counter-clockwise.  The revolver most recognizable today as the Military & Police, later designated the Model 10, began as the .38 Hand Ejector Model 1905.  This is probably the most recognizable DA revolver in the world today and has outfitted military and police forces for over 100 years.

Given the  militaries dissatisfaction with the .38 caliber revolver in the early 1900’s and the re-issue of old SAA and Model 1878 revolvers in .45 Colt, a new revolver with a larger frame to handle the .45 Colt cartridge was designed.  Introduced in 1898, it was called the New Service and would eventually be chambered in everything from .38 Short Colt to .476 Eley.  As the Model 1909 it was adopted by the military for service in the Philippines battling fierce Moro tribesmen.  It also became the service revolver of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the New York State Police.  It later evolved into the Model 1917 revolver which became a substitute standard for the military in WWI chambered for the .45 ACP service cartridge.

Smith & Wesson began development of a large (N-frame) frame revolver in 1905 and it was introduced 3 years later as the .44 Military Model of 1908; chambered for the new .44 Special cartridge.  It had locking points a the rear of the cylinder, at the front on the ejector rod shroud and an the juncture between the rear of the ejector rod shroud and the frame, which gave it the nickname the “Triple-Lock.”  The 3rd locking point on the ejector rod shroud was an added expense as was the shroud itself, so it was eliminated in the 2nd Model.  This revolver chambered for the .455 Webley cartridge was sold to the British during WWI before America became involved.

When the U.S. entered the war in 1917 it became readily apparent that there were not enough 1911 pistols to arm our servicemen, so Colt and S&W modified their large-frame revolvers to chamber the .45 ACP cartridge; both were referred to as the Model 1917.  As the .45 ACP is a rimless cartridge; half-moon clips were invented so the revolvers ejector star could push the empty brass out of the chambers.  This worked out so well that that Model 1917 revolvers were still in use during WWII, Korea and even Viet Nam.  Today, a number of revolvers use what we call full-moon clips that carry a full load of cartridges and these guns are popular for speed-shooting events.

In 1926 S&W received a big order for .44 Hand Ejector revolvers that had the shroud like the Triple-Lock, but only the two locking mechanisms; this became the 3rd Model or the .44 Military Model of 1926.  Gun writers of the period began experimenting with high velocity handloads in revolvers like the Model 1926 and the N-frame .38-44 Heavy Duty; the end result was the .357 Magnum and the .44 Magnum cartridges.  The medium-framed or E-frame Colt .38 revolver was chambered for the .38 Special and became the Army Special and later the Official Police.  This frame was sturdy enough for the .357 Magnum and became the adjustable-sighted Trooper and then the sleek Colt Python.  A specially heat-treat S&W K-frame was chambered for the .357 Magnum and became the Combat Magnum or Model 19.

Today’s DA revolvers all have this lineage.  Early 20th Century D-frame Colts became the .38 Police Positive and later the Detective Special.  I-frame Smiths were the basis of the .38 Regulation Police and Terrier; the I-frame morphed into the J-frame and became the Chief’s Special.  As police use of the .357 Magnum grew S&W introduced the more rugged L-frame in the early 1980’s and I carried a Model 686 as my last LE service revolver.  The N-frame became the platform for the Model 29 in .44 Magnum and the Model 57 in .41 Magnum.

Colt dropped the New Service in 1942 and did not have a large frame DA revolver until 1990 when they introduced the MM-frame Anaconda in .44 Magnum and .45 Colt.  The old E-frame revolvers actions were getting too expensive to produce so Colt developed a new DA mechanism that required less hand-fitting and more coiled springs and produced the Metropolitan Police and Trooper Mk III revolvers.  The last of the Colt DA .38/.357 revolvers was the Mk V Lawman, Peacekeeper, Trooper, and King Cobra - the last of these revolvers left the factory in 1998 and the Anaconda was discontinued in 2003.  Smith & Wesson has also dropped a number of their DA revolvers over the years; especially those in obsolete calibers like .32 Long and .38 S&W.  Some have come back as Heritage Models and special editions for large distributors.

Ruger began producing a medium-frame DA revolver in .38/.357 during 1972 called the Security Six.  It evolved into the GP-100, which is still with us today.  In the early 80’s came the SP-101 small-framed .38 Special and today we have a polymer hybrid-framed LCR.  They also produce the large-frame Redhawk in .44 Magnum, which just recently became available in .41 Magnum and .45 Colt/.45 ACP.  Dan Wesson, founded in 1968 produced a medium-frame .38/.357 revolver with a unique interchangeable barrel, the Model 15-2.  The torque on the barrel produced by the barrel nut and the muzzle of the barrel shroud caused this to be a very accurate revolver.  A large-frame version called the SuperMax was the darling of hunters and metallic silhouette competition shooters.  Today only the Model 715, a new rendition of the Model 15-2 is available.

We could go on and on, but I think this hits the high-points of DA revolvers in the U.S.                          

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  • Thank you for coming on the show Bill! Where can people find you?

  • You can find me in various publications, I have a few new articles out with Athlon Media Group in their “The Best of Combat Handguns GUN SHOW” and “2017 Complete Book of Guns, Buyers Guide” magazines. Both are on newsstands now. You can find both myself and Jordan on our blog, The Firing Pen at  http://www.facebook.com/thefiringpen

  • Until next week, have fun & safe shooting!!!

 

Handgun Radio 141 - Trying New Handguns & Paul's Legal Ordeal

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, we welcome Paul Lathrop of the Polite Society Podcast to discuss some of our guns we are looking forward to as well as his recent legal ordeal.

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Shot a Rock Island Armory Star Model B 9mm and Rock Island Armory 1911 .45 ACP. Really enjoyed them both, the video was fun to do, but the Star Model B bit my hand pretty well.

-Went to Cabelas in Scarbourough. There was a cool magpul display showing all the different stocks that they offer. I also saw some cool pistols; an Astra Cub in .22 Short, Snubnose Colt Lawman, A terribly stippled glock, with even the sides of the trigger stippled. Snubby S&W Pre-Model 10, a Beretta CX4.

-Handled a new R51. It was a little better than I remember the first one being, but not as great as it should feel.

Paul:  Went out to the range to celebrate and got to shoot a lot of different guns. Fell flat in love with the Sig p320

Weerd: Had Megatron, my P38 out to the range today.   It ran better than before, but still not well.   Rounds were porpoising up from the magazine doing a 3-point jam.

I found it was better when I held it in a deathgrip.   I think I need a new magazine

Drink Segment: Today we get three drinks for the price of one.   These drinks are very similar, but all are a little different.  All are equal parts, all use Campari and Vermouth, and a base spirit.   All also can be served either in a cocktail glass, or on the rocks.

The original is the Negroni,  and it is equal parts Gin, Campari, and Red Vermouth

Then there is the Boulevardier which is identical to the Negroni but rather than gin, use bourbon.

Last we have the Old Pal,  this one uses Rye, and dry vermouth rather than sweet, and Campari.

The Negroni and Boulevardier are garnished with an orange rind, and the Old Pal, a lemon twist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negroni

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulevardier_(cocktail)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Pal_(cocktail)
 

Main Topic: Guns we are looking forward to trying & Paul’s Legal Ordeal

First, Guns that are coming out or have come out, or that we have tried:

Ryan: - Remington R51

Kel Tec CMR 30

Paul: Ruger gp? 100

    Tavor

    H&K vp9 and vp 40

    Want to shoot R51

    Saiga 12 gauge

    FN 5-7

Weerd:

Anything in .460 Rowland

CZ-97 BD

And of course I’m hoping to find a shop that isn’t too scared to transfer my M17S .308 to me.   I’m as positive as anybody can be that the gun being made for me (a crowned barrel without the threads or flash hider) is 100% Mass compliant.

Paul’s Legal Ordeal

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  • Paul, thank you so much for coming on the show. Where can people find you? www.politesocietypodcast.com and www.selfdefenseradio.net

 

Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!





 

Handgun Radio 140 - Special Forces Pistols Roundtable

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.


This week, I’m joined by Weerd, Evan & Brett to discuss Special Ops/Special Forces pistols!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Went to the range and shot some rifles today! Had fun!

-Nathaniel had a great article about machine pistols and the way they should be, I found a few videos that were interesting with a PMR 30 full auto. Check it out!!

Weerd: Some friggin hick from Maine came to my house and wanted to play in my Armory!

I still need to find some time to shoot the Walther to see if I solved all the reliability issues.

Evan: Helped teach the Beta testing class for regular guy training, and interesting pawn shop pistol buys

Brett: last weekend I shot a 2 gun match. Reflecting on my match afterwards  I am exploring options on what to do for sights on my XDm since the front sight often obscures 4’ plates at distance. The club I have been shooting at recently places lots of 4” plates at distances of 25 yards for handgun and 4” plates at 125 yards for rifle . My finish earned me a drawing for a prize - which was a Matrix rifle kit

Weerd Drink Segment: So last week I talked about making Jalapeno vodka.   So after 3 days I chickened out and bottled the infusion.

It’s very strong, and very spicey.   I think in the future I’ll only infuse for 24 hours, and take out the seeds and ribs from the peppers where  most  of  the spice.

Still I have three drinks for it.

#1: The Jalapeno Cocktail:  Inspired by a local bar.

2oz Jalapeno Vodka  

1oz Lime Juice

0.5oz Simple Syrup

Served up in a cocktail glass

#2. The Jalapeno Julep

2oz Jalapeno Vodka

0.5 oz lime juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

Muddled mint leaves

Serve over crushed ice in a rocks glass

#3: Jalapeno and Ginger

2oz Jalapeno Vodka

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

8oz Ginger Ale

Serve in a collins glass with ice

Main Topic: Special Forces/Spec Ops Pistols Roundtable

This week, we thought it would be cool to discuss some of the pistols that are used by special forces and other specialist units around the world.

United States:

45 MEU (SOC): Essentially a custom 1911 for the Marine Force Reconnaissance Company.   Replaced by the Colt M45A1 pistol.    Great guns, but I’m sure a lot of politics were involved simply because a “NEW” 1911 doesn’t need the approval that a whole new pistol design would need.

High Standard HD .22 with integral suppressor:  Pistol that dates back to WWII for quiet shooting, still used today.

H&K Mk 23 SOCOM: Big cool .45, but I’ve never actually heard of any unit actually using them because of their massive size,  instead choosing to use other pistols.

Sig Sauer P226/228: 9mm

HK45CT

For my main segment topic - I selected handguns used by Navy seals. One from Modern times and one from the Vietnam era.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/reviews/featured_handguns_special_force/

Modern era - Glock 17 is available for spec ops usage in “sub Aqua” configuration which allows the Glock 17 to be fired underwater. The difference between this and a standard G17 is a special 2 part firing pin retention cup which allows the striker to function under water pressure. This particalar version is often used suppressed. Glock 17/19 used by DEVGRU , MARSOC, and USAF special forces. The interwebs were lit up earlier this year when SEALS adopted the G19 over the MK25 P226. While this news may have come to light recently in the

Historical

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2015/10/19/a-look-back-smith-wesson-hush-puppy/

http://www.guns.com/2013/02/04/mk-22-hush-puppy-pistol/

 

Navy MK22 “hush puppy”  designed by Carl Hellstorm based off a M39 semi auto S&W chambered in 9mm. Bascially a longer barrel was custom fit for the gun to allow threads for a suppressor. Higher sights that enbale the shooter to get a sight picture over the suppressor . The grip frame was modified to accept a browning Hi power mag to increase the capacity to 13 rounds ( original M39 was a single stack 8 rd ).  A Slide lock was added to allow a single suppressed shot without the noise of the reciprocating slide.

The frogman would be issued a kit with the MK22 , a Mark 3 suppressor , and special 158 grain subsonic ammo loaded to 900 fps. The Mark 3 can was only 5” long and added 8 ooz of wieght. Also included in the kit was spare suppressor insert tube and rubber wipes. The original suppressors used rubber wipes that needed to be replaced after 24-36 shots. The whole package inclduing pistol , can , and a loaded mag only weighed 40ozs ( only 1 oz heavier than a M1911 )

Great Britain/United Kingdom SAS:

Browning Hi Power

Welrod

GIGN (France):

Manhurin MR73 .357 Magnum

Glock 17

Arcane Pointed Tip Ammo

More Info on Arcane

Russian Spetsnaz:

Stetchkin APS

PSS Silent Pistol

Vz 61 Skorpion:

The Makarov PB with the integrated suppressor and add on suppressor

China:

QSZ-92

Type 67 silenced pistol

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Handgun Radio 139 - EDC Medical Carry with Rhody of Rhode Island Armory & We Like Shooting

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, I’m joined by Rhody from Rhode Island Armory & We Like Shooting, to discuss everyday medical carry

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Had an amazing experience finding a book with alot of gunsmithing history.

    Checked out some awesome guns at A&G Shooting & Supply in Fairfield this weekend! Check out the video!

Rhody:

Main Topic: EDC Medical Carry with Rhody of Rhode Island Armory & We Like Shooting

A lot of times we focus on what guns or ammunition we are going to carry, but we dont focus on the aspect of self defense that deals with trauma. A firearm causes serious bodily trauma and often seriously injures or kills the person shot.  We should understand how to deal with trauma, physiological and psychological stress.

Disclaimer:

This is an educational episode, Rhody is someone who has experience in this field of expertise. However, if you ever choose to use the things discussed here, the responsibility of its safe use is upon you and you alone. Educate yourself.

Rhody what is your experience in the medical field?

What do you see lacking in most peoples everyday carry?

In your opinion, what would be your ideal EDC Medical carry setup?

What are some mistakes you’ve seen people make when trying to do “medical” treatment?

Specific examples of stressors during a scenario or situation

Psychological stressors during a situation & how they can affect performance

Tunnel vision, “shell shock”, auditory exclusion, controlling adrenaline

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Handgun Radio 138 - German Handguns with Weerd

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Ryan & Weerd discuss handguns from Germany!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Testing out the new stealthgear holsters! Really impressed!

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Weerd: Spent a lot of time calling politicians and following our Assault Weapons Debacle.   Unfortunately the AG sent her advisory letter the Wednesday of the Republican National Convention, then left for the Democrat National Convention.    Meanwhile the Mass Legislature was scrambling to take action but the session ended on Saturday July 30th, and most of the final day was taken up by debating the budget….so it’s likely up to the courts, with hopefully a clarification letter from the AG that might let me take possession of my M17s

The other week I did take a well-needed trip to the range.  Brought the Walther P38...and it didn’t run.  Turned out it was dry as a bone.   Took it out again and it cycled good, but I had a TON of double feeds which is a nightmare  to clear with a gun with a heel release.    I tore down the magazine and cleaned some fouling out of body, but I haven’t tested it.

Also brought my CZ 82 and  the Radom P64 thanks to our Commie gun show.   The P64 is a horrible gun, but man it really is fun to shoot.

Drink Segment: So I got my hands on a pound of very ripe Jalapenos,  and there is NO way I’ll eat them all before they go bad,   and recently I had a martini made with Jalapeno vodka, simple syrup and lime juice.    So I’m doing an infusion.   I’m using Everclear because the alcohol will dehydrate anything soaking in it, so the proofage will be only about 80 or 90 when I’m done.   I have about 10 peppers split between 3 mason jars, and filled with Everclear and put in a cool dark place.      After 3 days I strained out the peppers and put it in an old vodka bottle for consumption.

Main Topic: German Handguns

Weerd & I thought it would be a good idea to go through various handguns from different countries of origin. This week; Germany. Home to H&K and numerous other manufacturers.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn

Heckler & Koch

Erma Werke

Walther Arms

Rohm

Mauser

Korth

Korriphila

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Handgun Radio 137 - StealthGear USA Holsters & Gear with Paul Laemmlen Founder & CEO

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, I spoke with Paul Laemmlen, the founder and CEO of StealthGear USA, about their company, their holsters and their other gear!

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Week in Review:

-Had a HUGE shooting festival & BBQ last week at the range I shoot at! The owner put on a great party and we had over 25 handguns, rifles & shotguns out there for people to shoot along with suppressors, and even the blackpowder soda can mortar!!

-We try to stay away from the political stuff, but Weerd Beard and all the other MA gun owners are getting slammed right now from the States AG, Maura Healey (and “Republican” governor Charlie Baker has her back on this) about the new reinterpretation. Make sure that you keep an eye on this and support wherever you can by visiting www.weerdworld.com and keeping track of his updates.
 

What is StealthGear USA?

  • What is your background in the firearms world? How did you first get exposed to firearms?

  • What deficiencies did you see in the holster/gear market that made you want to start SG USA?

  • What are some of the most important things to you when designing a holster for carry?

  • What are some of the key design aspects/elements of the StealthGear USA line that set it apart from other manufacturers?

  • All your holsters seem to incorporate the sweatshield/bodyshield. I think that is a very good feature that allows for more comfortable carry. Do you know why some manufacturers choose NOT to use that feature?

  • It seems as though SG USA uses “breathable” material; material that won’t be uncomfortable in hot weather. What aspects of “Comfort” did you include in your designs?

  • What is the future for SG USA and where can people follow you and find more information?

rap-Up:

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Handgun Radio 136 - Commie Pistols

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd,Ryan, TJ & Savage1r discuss pistols from the com bloc era!

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Week in Review:

Weerd: I so wanted to take my P38 to the range….instead I took my daughter to the playground and recorded a podcast with you!

Ryan: Bought some aluminum magazines from ASC at my local shop. Seem to be of good quality! Tried a few rounds through one and it worked fine so I will have to number them and test them out.

TJ: I went to the range a couple of weeks ago to shoot my new (to me) CZ-85, and teach a friends girlfriend some tips on shooting. I also decided to clean all of my handguns the other day, which I don’t generally like doing, and discovered that the firing pin on my Lone Wolf 19 had broken off, so that’s a little disheartening, considering I may have carried it at some point in it’s broken state.

Savage1R: I played Pokemon Go and walked around my neighborhood aimlessly. Late at night. I was afraid for my life. Also, I’m going to try to bake a loaf of bread.


Drink Segment Whiskey Sour.    Super simple, and can be applied to a wide range of spirits.   1oz Lemon Juice, 2oz Whiskey (Bourbon or Rye preferred) and a dash of sugar, or 1/2oz simple syrup.

Shaken and served on the rocks….or add some egg whites and serve up in a Cocktail glass.    Believe it or not this is the original recipe.  

Also this Dutch Spirits Boomtown Bitters is really awesome stuff!   I’m drinking it with rye currently,  but I find it also adds some very warm rich notes to gin cocktails as well.


Main Topic: Commie Pistols:

Mother Russia:

TT-33

Nagant M1895

Makarov

MP-443 Grach

GSh-18 Pistol

Strike One

China:  Clones of EVERYTHING!!!

Czechoslovakia:

CZ-52

CZ-82

CZ-75

Poland:

Radom P64

FB Vis

Yugoslavia

M57 (SKIP)

Hungary:

FEG PA-63

FEG Hi-Power Clone

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Handgun Radio 135 - Handgun Design Disasters Part 4

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd Beard, Daniel Watters and I discuss some handgun designs that flopped!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Bought Magpul MOE Carbine length foreend for my S&W M&P 15! Really like it. Gives me the ability to mount accessories without having a quadrail.

Saw a Bushmaster Carbon 15….what a monstrosity. Also saw a Vz52. Very cool!

Weerd:  Was checking out a local shop I hadn’t been to before, and look what I found!

http://www.weerdworld.com/2016/megatron-2/

A Walther P38,  been wanting one for ages!

Also my M17S is in the early stages of construction at K&M arms, so I’ll be seeing it soon!

 

Daniel: I think this may be a magazine intended for the Silent Weapon System - Alpha prototypes on display at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum (Items 5810-5813).

https://www.google.com/patents/US3747249


TrackingPoint now has a "precision guided handgun" patent.

http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=09366493&IDKey=6219B2401129%0D%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO1%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526d%3DPALL%2526p%3D1%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsrchnum.htm%2526r%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526s1%3D9%2C366%2C493.PN.%2526OS%3DPN%2F9%2C366%2C493%2526RS%3DPN%2F9%2C366%2C493

Drink Segment: Mint Julep: https://youtu.be/wc7L52omwbU

The key is the Lewis Bag

https://www.amazon.com/Lewis-Ice-Bag-1-11/dp/B009PQ5MWQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1467591368&sr=8-4&keywords=lewis+bag

You can use a blender, or put the ice in a ziplock bag, but the canvas makes a dryer ice that’s awesome.

A little sugar, some fresh mint, shake and strain into a glass FILLED with the crushed ice for a chilly refreshing drink.

Main Topic: Handgun Design Disasters Part Four

We have done a few of these episodes before, but not in this much detail. Daniel deserves all the credit for researching and setting up these categories and guns!

We are going break this up into multiple categories:
a) Guns that were unpopular and didn't sell ()

b) Guns that didn't work, or work reliably ()

c) Guns where the basic concept didn't fly ()

d) Guns that just never got off the ground for legal reasons ()

e) Guns that just never got off the ground for business or technical reasons ()

FYI: The three previous episodes concerning this topic can be found here. http://firearmsradio.tv/handgun-radio/?tag=design

http://firearmsradio.tv/handgun-radio/handgun-radio-129-handgun-flops-part-three


Arsenal Strike One

https://www.google.com/patents/US20140196337

Bren Ten  (The Bren Ten saga deserves its own episode.)
http://www.bren-ten.com/website/index.html

https://www.google.com/patents/US4726136

Browning HP-DA / BDA9
http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/be/fn-browning-hp-da-bda9-e.html

https://www.google.com/patents/US4420899
https://www.google.com/patents/EP0050379A1

Browning BDM and BDR

https://youtu.be/D-8b8sN0LH4
 

CAC 45-1 Combat Model / AIG Military Combat Model
http://www.forgottenweapons.com/other-handguns/mossbergcac-45/

Caracal C
https://www.google.com/patents/US7500327

Colt Double Eagle
https://youtu.be/cHFWhgI0XbA
http://www.thegunzone.com/gunwriter.html

Colt Survivor  
http://www.mythicarmory.com/colt-survivor.html

Detonics Pocket 9
https://youtu.be/EpDHL9e4VaM

Kimber Solo (Still on their webpage)
https://www.google.com/patents/USD654978
https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=pts&hl=en&q=inassignee:%22Kimber+Ip,+Llc%22#hl=en&tbs=sbdo:1&tbm=pts&q=ininventor:%22Yury+Karfiol%22+Kimber

Remington R51
http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2015/09/18/more-delays-remington-r51/

Rogak P18
http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/3000/3049.htm
http://americanhandgunner.com/1979issues/HJA79.pdf#page=40


Ruger Hawkeye

http://www.rugertalk.com/Rugers-wheelgun-that-Didnt-The-single-shot-256-Hawkeye-Ruger-talk.html

https://www.google.com/patents/US3142924


Ruger Maximum
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2010/10/28/ruger-357-maximum/

Smith & Wesson Model 73
http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/180220-c-frame-model-73-a.html

https://www.google.com/patents/US3874104

Smith & Wesson Model 547
http://cosmolineandrust.blogspot.com/2007/11/sunday-smith-22-model-547-1982.html

https://www.google.com/patents/US4127955

https://www.google.com/patents/US4221065


Smith & Wesson’s Single Stack Sigmas (SW380 and SW9M)
https://www.google.com/patents/US5566487

https://www.google.com/patents/US5717156
https://www.google.com/patents/USD377513

Smith & Wesson’s FBI-issue 1076
http://www.bren-ten.com/website/id55.html

http://gunhub.com/gun-talk/1012-s-w-1076-a.html#post5524

https://www.google.com/patents/US5086579


Smith & Wesson’s NJSP-issue SW99
http://hkp7.com/NJSP.htm


Smith & Wesson Models 242Ti and 296Ti

http://www.chuckhawks.com/s-w_M242.htm

http://cosmolineandrust.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunday-smith-36-model-296-1999.html

Vektor CP1
https://youtu.be/l9rhNQZ-erg


Weatherby Mark V Silhouette Pistol
http://www.icollector.com/Rare-Weatherby-Mark-V-Silhouette-Bolt-Action-Pistol-with-Case-Serial-Number-8_i9386271


Wilson Combat ADP
https://www.google.com/patents/US5179233

 

Wilson Combat KZ45
http://www.handgunsmag.com/reviews/featured_handguns_wilsonkz45_032807/

https://www.google.com/patents/US7010878

Wilson Combat Spec-Ops 9
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2010/10/1/wilson-combat-spec-ops-9/

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Handgun Radio 134 - Savage1r's Handgunning Journey

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Savage1R from We Like Shooting joined me to discuss his handgunning journey!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Shot some more AR15! Really enjoying it! Ordered 1000 rounds of .223 Remington

Savage: I went to Montana for a wedding and had a chance to finally meet Nick Lynch from the We Like Shooting Show

Main Topic: Savage1r’s Handgunning Journey: (WHY’S IT GOTTA ALL BE ABOUT ME?)

  1. Ruger Mark II

  2. Ruger Blackhawk .357/9mm

  3. Thompson Center 30-30

  4. Hi-Point .45 JHP

  5. Kel-Tec PF-9

  6. Glock 22/17

  7. Walther P22

  8. Canik TP9SA

  9. 7.62x39 AR Pistol...LEGALLY IT COUNTS!

 

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  • If you want to contact savage1r, hit me up at savage1r@gmail.com

Handgun Radio 133 - Speed Strips, Speed Loaders & Magazines

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd & I discuss Speed Strips, Speed Loaders & magazines!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Had a great first fathers day! My wife and I got to have some dinner & My dad bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II as a Father/Son AR! So now Savage1R can stop hassling me about not owning an AR 15

-Listener Mark sent me a fantastic reloading package of a bunch of .38 Special Cases, 9mm Cases, a reload box & two reloading blocks. Thanks Mark!

Weerd Had the house all to myself this week….and I just took advantage of it and relaxed for once in my life.

But in other news,  I have officially reserved my M17S by K&M Arms.   Honestly I haven’t been this excited about a new gun since I got my Kahr PM45

-Listener Jaun sent me a great email.   First up,  he told me he was drinking a Rob Roy!   (For those who don’t know, it’s a Manhattan made with Scotch rather than rye or bourbon)  and he’s a gunnie in Massachusetts as well.   He wanted to know if I could give more insight on gun laws here in Massachusetts.

I personally think I covered all the basics in the very first show I did here (episode 46 ) but I certainly didn’t cover EVERYTHING,  so I asked him if there was anything in particular he was interested in.  I haven’t heard back,  but if you’d like to hear me do a small segment on Massachusetts law (or maybe Federal law, but maybe I’m overextending myself)  shoot a question to weerdbeard <at> gmail.com

Drink Segment  So tonight I’m experimenting with a drink called The Green park

https://youtu.be/al_wYdCVA5k

I’m not sure if it’s my thing,  it’s a very simple drink,  it’s just basil muddled with some sugar, some celery bitters, lemon juice and gin.  

It’s very similar to a White Lady, which is a very elegant drink

https://youtu.be/n9itqvJnxkU

Which is Lemon, triple sec, gin and….something I left out from the green park as well.   EGG white.

The trick to mixing with eggs is to fill your shaker with all the ingredients, then froth up the egg.  I use a frother,  some people shake without ice, but I’ve never had that work,  you could probably use a fork or an egg beater.

It’s safer than you think, as alcohol and the citrus juice will kill any pathogens in the egg, and I suspect the acid in the juice partially cooks it.

It makes a really nice foam that is really refreshing.

Main Topic: Reloads: Speed Strips, Speed Loaders & Magazines

This week, we decided it would be good to talk about reloads! You have a few different choices in how you manage your reloads while carrying; the speedstrip, speedloader & magazine.

Speedstrips:

Bianchi Speed Strips

Speedloaders:

HKS Speedloader

Safariland Speedloader

Magazines:

Single-Stack:

-Plastic vs Metal?

-Why carry a reload? (NOT BECAUSE YOULL NEED THE AMMO! Many times malfunctions can be traced to a bad magazine!)

Double-Stack:

-Does leaving it loaded cause the spring to fail?

 

Wrap-Up:

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Handgun Radio 132 - A Discussion with RPS Tactical Holsters & Gear

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, we catch up with Weerd Beard post-NRA Show 2016, and then for the main topic I spent some time with the guys from RPS Tactical in Fairfield, ME to discuss their business & products!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -

-  Shot the Smith & Wesson Model 60 that was customized by Bayside Custom Gunworks! It is awesome! I’ve put 100 rounds through it so far and it has been 100% reliable. The trigger is much improved, the drawing of the gun is much improved due to the smooth, snag free hammer and the new grips help to keep the gun stable. I put a dab of paint on the sight to help make it stand out, will have to see how it holds up.

- Erik C is getting ready to send his new S&W Revolver off to Bayside Custom Gunworks! Apparently someone did a bubba trigger job on it and it has push-off. The exterior is also pretty worn.

-There’s been a couple interesting & cool “ASP” conversions of Glocks posted by TJ in the Handgun Radio Discussion Group! Be sure to like the page on Facebook!

-Daniel posted a cool Beretta Conversion on the Discussion Group. It reminds me of the Beretta M9A3

Weerd: The wife and baby are out of town this week, so I actually have a day to myself,  so I’m going to hit the range!    Probably mostly going to be handguns.

https://youtu.be/-bVdZjYcF0A Corpse Reviver #2:  Equal Parts of Gin, Lemon Juice, and Lillet Blanc,  plus a dash of Absinthe,  or in my case Pernod.

Interesting as this drink was coined as a “Morning Drink”,  I have no idea why!

With that, we will head into the main topic, a discussion with RPS Tactical!

Main Topic: RPS Tactical Discussion
 

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Handgun Radio 131 - The Ultimate Concealed Carry Revolver with Bayside Custom Gunworks

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

Tonight, I’m joined by Chris, the Owner of Bayside Custom Gunworks, to discuss the “Ultimate Concealed Carry Revolver” project!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: A few weeks out from NRA Show 2016! Be sure to check out the Ryan Michad/Handgun Radio YouTube Channel and Handgun Radio Facebook page for all the videos from the show! You’ll see the testing of this revolver as well over there!

Chris: - Upcoming Hunting Trips

Main Topic: Ultimate Concealed Carry Revolver Project

A little while back, Chris and I got talking and we thought about undertaking a project where Chris made what he thought would be the Ultimate Concealed carry revolver. I sent Chris an old S&W Model 60 and he modified it with the things he thought would be most beneficial. There will be a written and video review going up about the mods in just a few weeks, but I thought it would be interesting if we spoke about it on the show as well.

  1. First off, do you notice any drop in people choosing to carry a revolver as a concealed carry firearm today?

  2. In your eyes, what is the best concealed carry firearm, revolver or semi-auto?

  3. When you look at off the shelf concealed carry revolvers, what are some of the biggest problems you see with them?

  4. When you look at some of the modifications done by other gunsmiths or “home gunsmiths” what are some common issues you see?

  5. With this gun, we started with a base gun, S&W Model 60. What are some of the things you do first with the revolver?

  6. What is the process for chopping the hammer? What are some things to avoid?

  7. We had some problems with the grips. What are your recommendations when choosing a grip for a concealed carry revolver?


Wrap-Up:

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  • Chris, where can people find you? www.baysidecustomgunworks.com

 

Until next week, have fun & safe shooting!!


 

Handgun Radio 130 - The NRA Show 2016 3 Part Extravaganza!

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week is the Handgun Radio NRA Show 2016 3 Part Extravaganza! We report live from NRA Show 2016 in Louisville and talk about some of the products we saw on the show floor!!!

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So, this show is going to be laid out a bit differently. Weerd and I took the 2,000+ mile round-trip drive to Louisville KY from Maine and Massachusetts to go to the show, meet some people we’ve spoken with, and report back on the show for you, the listeners. I met a few listeners on the show floor who saw my shirt/and or recognized Weerd’s or my voice, and it was great to meet you guys! The show is divided up into three parts: the first part was recorded on my iPhone on the drive to Louisville. I believe we were somewhere near Wheeling, WV. The audio is a little tinny and there is some road noise but it helps to capture our thoughts going into the show before we even got there. The next two parts are Days 1 and 2 wrap up, recorded in our hotel room on Google Hangouts with Weerd and Jordan Bell. Be sure to check out all the video coverage we have from the show on the Ryan Michad/Handgun Radio Youtube Page!!!

PART 1: On Our Drive to Louisville, somewhere around Wheeling, WV

We discuss our trip so far, our fantastic rental car, what we expect to see at the show, and MUCH more! (Sorry for the ambient noise, but we thought you might like to hear a little off the cuff show material.)

PART 2: NRA Show 2016 Day One Wrap Up Friday Night

Weerd, Jordan Bell & I got together with Weerd’s Travel Bar and sat around the microphone for some good old Day One wrap up talk!!!

PART 3: NRA Show 2016 Day Two Wrap Up Saturday Night

Before we started heading home, we decided to record a wrap up show on Saturday night showing all the stuff we missed on Friday!

Related Videos to Trip:

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NRA Show 2016 Highlights Day One Video

Weerd Interviews Ken from K&M Arms Bullpups

Interview with Grant Cunningham about Korth Revolvers

Interview with Rob Bianchin about the Cabot Guns Big Bang Meteorite Set

Interview with Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Manufacturing

Honor Defense Pistols with Gary of Honor Defense

Close up of the Rock Island Armory .22 Magnum 1911

Weerd & Ryan's Road Trip Diary (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Wrap-Up:

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Handgun Radio 129 - Handgun Flops Part Three

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd Beard, Daniel Watters and I discuss some handgun designs that flopped!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Checked out a local company to me, RPS Tactical. The owner Rob and his associates make some great products including an innovative holster system that uses industrial strength velcro and it holds it very securely.

Weerd: Not a whole lot.  I was doing some yard work, but I was carrying my LCR in my pocket, not in an ankle holster and shorts like TJ.

Daniel:  It looks like Big Horn Armory is about to branch into pistols.  They have filed a patent application for a Southpaw-friendly M1911 that accepts standard M1911 magazines.  The slide stop and magazine release remain in the standard position.  However, the ejector, extractor, and ejection port have been relocated to the opposite sides of the frame and slide.

http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=0&docid=20160109207&IDKey=3DA1C54F05E6&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fappft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO1%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526d%3DPG01%2526p%3D1%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsrchnum.html%2526r%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526s1%3D%25252220160109207%252522.PGNR.%2526OS%3DDN%2F20160109207%2526RS%3DDN%2F2016010920

I also rediscovered a neat webpage concerning the early days of the FBI.  Of particular interest is the section concerning gunsmith Hyman S. Lebman and the converted M1911 machinepistols he made for Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger.

http://historicalgmen.squarespace.com/gun-dealer-h-s-lebman-dilling/
 

Drink Segment: Frontlines Shockfrost Cocktail By Marko Kloos

http://www.tequilaespolon.com/

Main Topic: Handgun Design Disasters Part Three

We have done a few of these episodes before, but not in this much detail. Daniel deserves all the credit for researching and setting up these categories and guns, and we have so many that there will be a Part Four sometime after NRA show!!!

We are going break this up into multiple categories:
a) Guns that were unpopular and didn't sell (Beretta 9000, Beretta 90-Two)

b) Guns that didn't work, or work reliably (Colt All-American 2000, Kimball Arms .30 Carbine)

c) Guns where the basic concept didn't fly (COP Derringer, S&W Model 53)

d) Guns that just never got off the ground for legal reasons (Colt Pocket 9 & Colt Pony)

e) Guns that just never got off the ground for business or technical reasons (Kimber KPD, Mitchell Alpha)

FYI: The two previous episodes concerning this topic can be found here. http://firearmsradio.tv/handgun-radio/?tag=design
 

Beretta 90-Two
http://www.beretta90two.com/


Beretta 9000
http://pistol-training.com/archives/6305/

https://www.google.com/patents/US6363831
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgetto_Giugiaro

Colt AA2000
https://www.forgottenweapons.com/colt-all-american-2000-video/
https://www.google.com/patents/US5024139

https://www.google.com/patents/US5050480

https://www.google.com/patents/US5050481

https://www.google.com/patents/US5058301

https://www.google.com/patents/US5086578

https://www.google.com/patents/US5127310

https://www.google.com/patents/US5259138

https://www.google.com/patents/US5271312


Colt Pocket Nine
https://youtu.be/rLv1_TYABNI

https://www.google.com/patents/USD387841

https://www.google.com/patents/US5815973

https://www.google.com/patents/US6000162

Colt Pony (the rebadged Star DK)
http://star-firearms.com/firearms/guns/d/

https://www.google.com/patents/US4021955


COP Derringer

https://youtu.be/XwJJ3FMateU
https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts&gws_rd=ssl#tbm=pts&q=inassignee:%22Cop,+Inc.%22

Kimball Arms pistol
http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/55/lid/816
http://www.gunsmagazine.com/1958issues/G1058.pdf#page=48

https://www.google.com/patents/US2781697

https://www.google.com/patents/US2846926

https://www.google.com/patents/US2870562

Kimber KPD

https://www.google.com/patents/US7353742

https://www.google.com/patents/US7987763


Mitchell Alpha

https://www.google.com/patents/US5533291

Smith & Wesson Model 53
http://cosmolineandrust.blogspot.com/2007/10/sunday-smith-17-model-53-2-1974.html

https://www.google.com/patents/US3136084

Wrap-Up:

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!



 

Handgun Radio 128 - Handgunning Myths

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd Beard and I discuss some of the common handgunning myths!

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Week in Review:

Ryan- My Model 60 is down at Bayside Custom Gunworks now getting worked on! Can’t wait to see it and have Chris back on to talk about it!

  • Neighbor got a Cimmaron open top 1860 Navy in .38 Special, had a problem with one of the screws and was given kind of a hard time by the fella he talked to at Cimmaron. Ended up having a friend do some trimming of the screw and it works fine now.

Weerd-  ACTUALLY did gun stuff this week!   Deployed the sight pusher and finally finished the Apex trigger job on my neighbor’s M&P.   The dovetail was INSANELY tight,  but the pusher got it off without damaging anything.    Then I took it to the range to make sure everything worked and the sights were still shooting to point of aim.

Wow so much fun, those triggers are awesome.   I was really only going to burn a few rounds, but I ended up blowing through a whole box because it was awesome.

And serendipity struck,  I found a box of .357 at the bottom of my range bag, and I happened to have my LCR in my pocket, so I made some HUGE fireballs too!

Drink Segment:  Been a busy day, so rather than mixing a cocktail I have a big old glass of my beer we made at Incredibrew,  it’s a copy of Zombie Dust by 3 Floyds Brewing.   Turned out really good, and that’s with a bunch of idiots who didn’t know what they were doing behind the wheel!

Main Topic: Handgunning Myths

Way back when, we did an episode on Concealed Carry Myths. While those were specific to concealed carry, we thought it might be fun to discuss some more general handgunning myths that have been circulating for many years.

Ryan- Rifle Cartridges in a handgun will kick so hard they’ll break your hand

  • Moonclips in revolvers are better than speedloaders.

  • .22 LR isn’t a dangerous/powerful round

Joshua Gideon Revolvers "never" jam.

Erik .45 is a "Man Stopper"... Or something like that...

Brett Dry firing will ruin your pistol

Longer barrel is always more accurate

Semi autos are not reliable

Jordan Mag fill rotation, cause of the springs blah blah.

Brett "Them there plastic guns are JUNK"

Jordan Alternate your ammo for ____ effect.

Erik Boutique self defense ammo. Glaser, MagSafe, RIP, etc.

Brett 1911s are not reliable

Wolf:  Rapid fire revolver... you know, just rapidly dropping the hammer on a pulled trigger.

Manuel High bore axis myth/fetish.

Mark That you can learn how to shoot by looking at a stupid wheel

Ray Are Kimber's reliable?

Billy Stopping power

Thomas Carrying with a round in the chamber is a bad idea

Thomas You don't need good sights in a defensive gun.

Thomas You don't NEED more than 5 rounds in a carry gun.

Siddhartha That Kimbers are awesome

Billy 3 shots 3 feet 3 seconds

Billy Competition shooting will get you killed in da streets

Wrap-Up:

 

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!




 

Handgun Radio 127 - Dream Handgun Roundtable

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, we discuss our dream handguns with Weerd, Daniel Watters & Jordan Bell!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Shot the Taurus PT22 Poly some more, it shot great!

  • Shot some single shot break action, rolling block & falling block guns in .22 LR as well!

Daniel:   Of course, I did some background research on your neighbor’s Hy Hunter single shot, which is a copy of the old Stevens No. 35 target pistol.  For more information on the original Stevens, it is worthwhile to check out Arthur Corbin Gould’s book  "The Modern American Pistol and Revolver" published in 1888.
https://books.google.com/books?id=KmsXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP1&dq=arthur+corbin+gould&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjn5NLS8qfMAhUBRSYKHdOXClQQ6AEILjAD#v=onepage&q&f=false

Jordan: Cold blued that Rohm RG10 copy. Got it all shiny. Found some 22 short to go in it. The 50 round box was missing 6. Cussed about it. Still haven’t got to shoot it. Also, cleaned up and got all nice and neato an old Zebco 76 rod/reel that was grandpas. Tried not to feed my children to lions. Discovered my XJ is leaking antifreeze. Cussed about it.

Weerd:  Moved things out of the house this weekend for a renovation….did some rearranging of the Armory,  and got a bookshelf for my gun books….that the wife promptly appropriated it for herself.

Drink segment: How good a spirit to use in a cocktail.   No you are NOT wasting good spirits on a cocktail.   Note we’re NOT talking a simple highball like a whiskey and ginger or a rum and coke where your spirit is going to be very masked.   But say an old fashioned, whiskey sour, or a Manhattan, you’re mostly drinking booze with some added flavors, so good stuff will show through.

Main Topic: Dream Handgun Roundtable

Back on Gun Guy Radio, we chose to do a fun episode topic about “Dream Rifles”. It was really well received and people enjoyed hearing about what other people wanted and what they wanted. We decided to get some people together for handgun radio and do “Dream Handguns”

Here were the rules:

List your choices for a "dream handgun" below.

1.) It can't be 100% of an existing design with a slight change, i.e. "I want a Glock in .38 Super" or "A Glock with a hammer". You can use design cues from certain guns, but not the entire design.

2.) It has to be SOMEWHAT realistic. While I know it's our dream gun episode, a .50 BMG Beretta 92 just isn't going to work

The Panel:

Ryan:

  • Revolver the size of a Colt Detective Special, but with the Phillips & Rodgers Medusa Concept (chambering everything in the 9mm/.38 Range) with the boot grip style of a J-frame and a shrouded 638 Bodyguard style hammer.

  • Browning High-Power Slide with a shortened compact grip, Steyr-style trapezoidal sights with a polymer frame and barrel swaps from 10mm to 9x25mm Dillon.

  • Benelli B76 pistol with a polymer frame that isn’t any different sized than the steel frame with the ability to switch chamberings between 9mm and .32 S&W Long Wadcutter.

Weerd: NAA mini .32 ACP and Ruger GP100-sized LCR

-.357 Magnum Top Break.   I don’t see why we can’t do this with modern technology!  Ideally in either S&W I or J-Frame

-A Combination of the size and shape of the Remington R51 with an aluminum frame with options for a stainless.   The roller-Delayed blowback action from the CZ-52/ H&K P9S,  Inside frame rails a-la the CZ-75/ Steyr M9,  and the “Squeeze Cock” safety from the H&K P7

Daniel:

I wish S&W could be convinced to debug their ill-fated C-Frame Model 73. It was meant to be S&W's answer to the Detective Special - a 6-shot revolver smaller than their existing snubnose Model 10. If they don't want to revisit the original design, perhaps they could upscale the existing Bodyguard BG38.

I'd also like to see a modern revision of the S&W M-frame Ladysmith or Rossi Princess. Ideally, the updated version would have a cylinder large enough for 5-shots of .327 Federal Magnum, 6-shots of .22 Magnum, or 7-shots of .22 LR.
My wackiest idea would be for a breaktop revolver with a barrel firing from the bottom charge hole of the cylinder.  That in itself would not be terribly odd, except for the idea that it would be striker-fired.  Going one step further, you could use a center pin serving double-duty as a gas piston.  You could either use the piston to rotate the cylinder or simply reset the striker.

Jordan:

1: MRX. Modular Revolver. Multi-Caliber, Multi-Length, Optic Ready

Top Break frame, SA/DA.

Barrel housing is rectangular, giving a similar look to the MP412 REX. Front and rear sights (Target rear, tritium insert serrated ramp front) are dovetailed in, but may be removed altogether and replaced with optic or BUIS as the entire space between is a 1913 rail. Target rear, tritium insert serrated ramp front.

Barrel housing can be adjusted to 2, 4, 6, or 8 inch lengths using spacer segments between frame interfacing segment and fixed frontal segment.

Barrel caliber can be changed by inserting tool provided and stored in grim frame cavity into teeth inset around muzzle front. Unscrew barrel until unlocks, slide out. Replace. Barrel max size is .45 caliber, min size is .22 caliber. Screw in barrels can be had in 2 - 8 inch lengths to accommodate use.

Cylinder is unfluted with 5 shot capacity. Default cylinder size is 45. caliber and strength rated to handle up to 454 casull. Cylinder sizing can be adjusted using drop in inserts which affix beneath ratchet and extractor (selective eject) which are removed using reverse side of same tool used to remove barrel inserts. Cylinder inserts are titanium and center cartridge on appropriate barrel. Both barrel insert and cylinder insert are sold together and marked with unique shaped visual indicators to warn against mis-matched use. Smaller caliber inserts are not solid tubes like larger inserts, but are instead, a tube within a shell.

Frame is overbuilt to handle high pressure loads. Trigger and hammer weight are user adjustable with recommended settings provided with caliber kits. Hammer is commander style and can have an insert screwed into the side to allow manipulation below a long optic.

Grips are modular with various levels of padding/thickness to be added or subtracted as needed for caliber or ergonomic concerns. Grip adjustments are made using single piece rear/side rubber insert which affixes to grip frame from rear.

2: uh… Well, there’s that while twin barrel drill gatling 22 thing I mentioned. Everyone else has plausible ideas!

3: yeah. There’s way more rifle/carbine ideas I could legit go on about but I’m kinda at a loss on handguns. For instance, I’d love something in between a Deerfield and an M1 Carbine, but in like .500 S&W with like an 8 round mag.

The Listeners:

Erik Chesney:  I'd like to see HK reinvent the P7M8 and M13 with a polymer frame and a traditional slide stop. Although that isn't exactly a totally new design, I don't care. It would be cool 😁.

A LCP sized .22LR with a 21A style tip up barrel. There would have to be an engineering feat to get it thinner than the Beretta design with the springs in the grip. For that matter, a .380 and .32 the size of a G19 would be great with a tip up barrel for those with infirmities as  Wish the 86 Cheetah's were still around, but a lighter striker fired trigger would be ideal.

Brett: I would like something along the lines of a Sig P226 , only chambered in 38/357. With a threaded barrel and matching suppressor.

I would fully expect to be required to change recoil springs to cycle with subsonic ammo. I would also like a slide lock feature to fire one shot ( ultra quiet ) without cycling a round.

Matt: An integrally suppressed gas Delayed blowback 9mm handgun running off Glock mags and setup for slide mounted optics from the factory.

Manuel: A single stack PPQ would be my ideal: thin enough to carry with the ergonomics of the full size, including the lovely slide release button and awesome trigger. I can now see why Pincus is going the way he is going with his new project. I personally (perhaps until I drop more weight) can only comfortably carry single stacks, though I will try double stacks soon again. So the advantage of having, say, 8-11 rounds of 9mm in a single stack is useful.

Ryan G: I'd like to see a steel framed, single stack, d/a handgun slightly larger than the Walther PPK/s chambered in 10mm (I'd take same size but that round will require extra room in the grip). I'd like to see this gun be equipped with a slide release and a decocker, as well as a good fast acquisition sights like XS big dots.

Matt M: I would be good if S&W remade the 632-1 or a "real" model 27 (deep top strap checkering/countersunk charge holes

A striker fired, single stack .32 ACP pistol with a Browning action that is the size of a Glock 19. For people with weak hand strength that can't rack a more powerful guns slide and want a self defense pistol. Also for people with smaller hands that have trouble with double stack mags. .32 ACP is a round with a long history as a self defense round but it's mostly found in small handguns. Smaller pistols are harder to aim and usually blowback so it's harder to rack the slide. A 4.5 inch barrel and 10 to 12 rounds of .32 ACP is a good pistol

Chad: 1911 size handle, grip angle, and trigger reach. Striker fired, no safety/safeties. Undercut trigger guard, ambi mag release. 4-4.25" barrel, front and rear cocking serrations. Good sights (fiber optic front) 9mm w/13+ capacity, and a flip selector switch on the back of the slide for 2 round burst.

Wrap-Up:


Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!

Handgun Radio 126 - Tools for Tinkering

 

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, Weerd Beard and I discuss tools for tinkering!

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Week in Review:

Ryan- Checked out some cool guns at the gunshop, an American Derringer DA 38, a S&W Model 351C, a Beretta Tomcat 3032. Video going up soon on the Youtube and Facebook page!

Weerd-  Just nothing!   The best I have for this week is the inspiration for the show.

Drink Segment:  https://youtu.be/j2eLPui1r7M The Martinez cocktail.   This is NOT the Martini, but a drink that predates it.    I don’t know the exact history of this, but Robert Hess suspects the Martini may have come out of this drink and the Manhattan.

All I know is it’s good.   1oz Gin,  2oz Sweet Vermouth,  a splash of Luxardo (I’ve been getting a lot of mileage out of this bottle!) and a few dashes of orange bitters,   stirred and served in a cocktail glass.    Traditionally it uses a lemon twist, but I have a ton of grapefruit skin, and I must say it works very well too!

Main Topic: Tools for Tinkering

We all know the gunshop horror stories about messed up screws and scratched finishes, so we figured it would be a good topic to discuss what tools are appropriate for the job and what to look for!

-Proper Screwdriver Set for Gunsmithing

-Bench Blocks for holding the gun secure while driving pins and other things.

-Non-Marring Mallet/Hammer

-Vise with non-marring jaws

-Brass Punch Kit

-1911 Multi-tool

-Sight Pusher

 

Wrap-Up:

 

 

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handgun Radio 125 - Famous Handguns in History

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

 

This week, I’m joined by Weerd Beard and Listener Erik to discuss some famous handguns from history!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan-

  • Checked out this cool single shot .22 LR my neighbor picked up. He said it was a Hawes break action single shot that has a great sight picture, great trigger and grip angle. It would be fun to sit there with a brick of 22 and a bunch of cans and steel plates downrange and just plink all day.

  • I am happy to announce an upcoming project with Bayside Custom Gunworks! We spoke with Chris, the owner of Bayside Custom Gunworks a few episodes back, and we decided to do a project. Chris will be taking a Model 60 that I have and making the “Ultimate Concealed Carry Snubby Revolver”. We will be documenting the whole project on the Handgun Radio Facebook page and Handgun Radio Discussion Group so be sure to go over there and like the pages for more information!!!

 

Erik-

-Shot USPSA practice - RMR’d G17 for carry optics.

-Took trauma management class from local swat medic.

-Had girlfriend try various handguns at Anthony Arms in Pittsburgh, she ended up settling on a full size M&P in 9mm.  Despite having bad experiences at the range in the past, range staff was courteous and fellow shooters were as safe as they typically are at a public range.  Finally shot my Kel Tec P32.  It was awesome.

-28th birthday on April 8th.

Weerd-  I was in Florida, and I took my Father in Law shooting at Shoot Straight in Ft. Meyers Florida (https://shoot-straight.com/) Really good facility.   The indoor pistol range was well lit, VERY well ventilated, and they had complimentary eyes and ears (which I was a dummy and forgot mine).

He did really well!  And was right to the point,  ended up only shooting about 15 rounds

Drink Segment:  http://www.incredibrew.com/

For you beer lovers this place is AWESOME!   They have a huge recipe book, and you pick what you want,  then they tell you what you need to do, but you touch everything and make your beer,  then after it ferments you bottle it up and cart it home.   It’s really a good deal, and the beers come out really good….plus you can say you made it yourself...even if that isn’t exactly true.

Main Topic: Famous Handguns

Model 1910

PPK Hitler

J. Edgar Hoover Registered Magnum

http://historicalgmen.squarespace.com/searching-for-hoovers-1-regist/

http://weaponsman.com/?p=21897

George Patton’s Registered Magnum

Beretta Model 71 used by the Mossad

http://gunsmagazine.com/whispers-of-mossad/

Paris Theodore’s ASP Pistol

Magnum PI’s Colt Series 70

Clark Gable’s Registered Magnum

Lethal Weapon/Die Hard Model 92

(GLOAT)

Beverly Hills Cop Browning High Power

Dirty Harry Model 29

(GLOAT)

Rohm RG 14 used by Hinkley

Sirhan Sirhan’s Iver Johnson Cadet .22 LR

 

Wrap-Up:

 

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!