We talk about some of the Red Dot Optics we have used and others on the market. We also took a look at an AR15 magazine torture test.
Welcome to Gun Guy Radio! the podcast that shines a positive light on the firearms lifestyle. I’m Your host Jake and this is Zack the director of marketing at Lone Wolf Distributors. This is your weekly dose of positive firearms talk, without the politics.
Week in Review:
- Jake - Launching this season of the Top Shot Podcast with Dustin Ellermann on Sept. 24th Cowboy Action Show with Evil Roy & Randi Rogers 1st week of Oct. Launching Network this Fall
- Zack- Bought a Caracal, put my Proto on gunbroker http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=304720362
- Hank- Nothing! Been so busy with work, traveling, etc. I have an itch to get shooting REAL bad. Looking at introducing a couple new shooters to the sport in the next couple of weeks. Almost finished reading “No Easy Day”, and done with it tonight...
Amazon Pick of the Week:Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath $56.69Amazon Wish List - Help Gun Guy Radio Big Thank You to Steve for his $50 paypal donation!
Rim-fire Roundup:GSG AK-47 22at Buds $351
Main Topic: Red Dot Optics History: Originated from the Reflector sight which was first used on aircraft in World War I then widely used on aircraft in WWII. We saw some limited use of reflector sights on small arms after WWII but didn’t come into wide spread use until the late 70’s with the invention of the red dot sight with had a recticle illuminated by a LED. One of the predecessors to the Red Dot was the Weaver Qwik-Point powered by ambient light through a fiber optic tube inside the sight. In 1975 the Swedish optics company Aimpoint AB marketed the first "electronic" red dot sight combining a reflecting curved mirror and a LED. The sight was called the "Aimpoint Electronic" and had a closed tube design that could be mounted similar to a telescopic sight. The LED could run for 1500 to 3000 hours on mercury batteries.
General Applications: Military CQB Police Competition: 3-gun, USPSA, Multi-Gun Handgun Hunting Rifle/Shotgun HUnting (Aimpoint Hunting Line)
AR-15 Apps:Vortex Strike Fire $169.95Aimpoint PRO $410 Aimpoint H-1 $565EoTEch 512 $365EOtech XPS2 $452Ultra Dot 30 $176.99Trijicon ACOG $1,059Trijicon Reflex Sight $482Trijicon TriPower Tactical Sight $676
Leupold DeltaPoint $377.90
Blog post of the week:AR-15 magazine torture test at ENDO
Glock Corner: Jeff Writes: I was thinking for a glock corner segment you guys could talk worthwhile glock upgrades. i own G19 gen 4 and the only upgrade i think i am going to add is speed sights. thanks for show love it.
Listener Q&A: Richard : Hey guys. Glad to hear the keyboard got there ok. I was a little worried since this was the first time I've ever ordered via the Amazon gift registry.
Your podcast is great. I found it on iTunes when I was searching for Top Shot related podcasts back in the beginning of the season Chris was on. Ever since that show I've been hooked and listen to GGR religiously. It also brought me back to ordering stuff off of Lone Wolf instead of The Glock Store for my Glock parts. Keep up the good work.
John: I have been listening to GGR for a few weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed the high quality content put out by this group. My questions in this email are simple: 1) What is the best .22lr pistol? 2)Do you have advice for how to reduce recoil on a Mossberg Maverick Model 88? I just got one and the recoil practically dislocated my very strong, healthy fathers shoulder. Finally, what is you opinion of the GSG AK-47 22? I just got one and love it and wanted your opinions.
OC: zack, you piqued my interest in the gun dudes. i have never listened to them but the way you talk about made me interested. i have limited listening time and finally fit them in. since i can't listen to every podcast, i had to make a choice, so hello gundudes and goodbye ...... gundudes. maybe i picked a bad podcast but they seemed like a group of teenagers at a friday night get together (i have teenagers). jack, jake, what ever your name is ....(just kidding) keep zack in line when he mentions the other guys; take him to task. i enjoy your podcast
Ken: Comment: Hey, I loved the interview with Evil Roy. That was one of the best podcasts I've ever listened to! If you hvae him back on, maybe you could do a "Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting" episode? I'm largely a tactical guy, but I have a huge soft spot for top-break revolvers and old hexagonal barreled rifles. They're so cool and gorgeous! Thank you!
Unbound: Love the show! I listen to it regularly while in my 'manhut' doing reloads. One thing... your show id not as politically unbiased as you claim it to be. You always end your show with "Join the NRA", endorsing an organization which is about as politically biased as an organization can get. Their ethics and real support for gun rights is also questionable, but its the political bias that I feel needs to be mentioned. I am a liberal with a gun. Many guns. There are many more of us than you think. We have a significant organization (The Liberal Gun Club) recognized by several leading gun organizations. We consider the NRA a trade industry organization, not always working in the interest of gun owners and the American people, but giving priority to gun manufacturers needs through political influence. Basically the NRA is an industry lobby group with extreme right wing views. Anyway, I just wanted to point out the little piece of political bias that you promote regularly on your show.
Itunes Reviews: Ed Grissom .280 Oilfield worker, gun lover