HGR 106 - Rimfire Handgunning

Hello and welcome to Episode 106 of 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 rimfire handgunning, the revolvers and automatic pistols you can use, and some rimfire ammunition considerations as well!!!

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Bullpup Shoot in September!

Week in Review:

Ryan: Shot Vintage S&W Revolvers (Including a Model 34 Kit Gun)

-Video on Lee-Enfield

Weerd: Listener Question:  Who makes a good GI Spec 1911?   Springfield, and Rock Island.   Also look into Auto Ordnance

Fastback Nightmare

Drink  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita

St Germain

Main Topic: Rimfire Handgunning

Rimfire handguns have always been a fun way to spend the afternoon plinking at tin cans and testing one’s marksmanship skills. In the past few years, with the fluctuation in rimfire ammunition availability & price, I’ve noticed many people opting to do the same thing with centerfire rounds instead. I’ve found in my area that rimfire ammo has become much more available in recent months, and I thought it would be a good discussion to talk about some of our favorites and some of our experiences.

Ammo Considerations:

-Target vs. Defensive ammunition

-Hyper velocity stuff versus standard velocity

-CCI Stingers

-Fragmenting Ammo


S&W Model 617

.22 Magnum Model 351PD

Model 317 Kit Gun

S&W Model 63

S&W Model 43 C

S&W Model 17 Masterpiece

Single Six




Ruger SR-22

Ruger 22/45 LITE

Ruger Mark III Target

S&W M&P Compact .22 LR

Kel-Tec PMR-30

Volquartsen Scorpion

S&W Model 41