Handgun Radio 205 - Magmatics with Daniel Watters!

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 Daniel Watters to discuss Magnum Automatics!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: working on a picket fence in my backyard & getting the house summer ready.

Weerd: had a ton of house guests over,  my house has been packed with people for the last few weeks.

Daniel: Check out the CNN P320 Report that lists more recent LEO accidents and injuries.

Drink Segment: Gin Cup (variation)

The classic Gin cup is

2oz Gin

1oz Lemon Juice

0.5oz Simple syrup

Muddled with mint.

 

I personally like that drink better with lime juice rather than lemon.

Tonight I realized that if you substitute rum for the gin, and rather than serving it straight up in a cocktail glass, you poured it in a collins glass over ice and topped with soda, that’s a Mojito.     So can you substitute the rum for the gin.

 

You can...but I really prefer the gin.

 

Listener Email:

Name: Oddball none

Subject: Beretta 21a and drink segment gripe

Message: Just finished listening to episode 203, where, among other things, you guys discuss the Beretta 21a Bobcat. You guys missed a key feature! Unloading the gun is fun. I've found, with mine, that if I hit the lever to cause the barrel to tip up and I don't have a finger in the way, the spring tension causes the barrel to flip up with enough force that the chambered round gets flung out and goes sailing down range.

I do have a complaint with the drink segment. The aviation sounded tasty, so I decided to buy the ingredients and try it. Unfortunately, I've discovered that cap on the Luxardo bottle is sharp enough that, if you aren't paying attention and pinch your finger in between the cap and bottle, it will quickly give you a nasty cut on your finger tip when closing the bottle. I believe the only solution to this is to demand that Weer'd make my cocktails the next time we meet.

Keep up the good work,

Oddball

 

Hawthorn Bush Removal:

X18 looks like a promising solution

Might as well have a little fun with it!

 

Hi Ryan, if you’re talking about just killing a bush, glyphosates such as Roundup should be a systemic killer.  It inhibits amino acid synthesis, starving the plant of necessary building blocks. Copper nails also kill the whole plant.  

 

Physically removing it?  I can’t help there, sorry.

Keep up the good work!

Robert

 

Main Topic: Magmatics - The Magnum Semi-Auto Pistols

Gabbett-Fairfax Mars (Webley & Scott M1899/M1900 and Mars Automatic Pistol Syndicate M1901/M1906)

Hugh William Gabbett-Fairfax

Long-Recoil, Rotating Bolt / Single-Action

 

8.5mm: 139-150gr at 1,550-1,750 fps
https://translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://www.municion.org/mars/8_5Mars.htm

 

9mm: 154-160 gr at 1,400-1,650 fps
https://translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://www.municion.org/mars/9x26.htm

 

.360: 155-160 gr at 1,470-1,640 fps
https://translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://www.municion.org/mars/360Mars.htm

 

10mm: 160-175 gr at 1,300 fps
 

.450 Short: ~220 gr
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.municion.org/mars/450MarsShort.htm

 

.450 Long: 216-250 gr at up to 1,250 fps
https://translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://www.municion.org/mars/450MarsLong.htm

 

.472: Unknown but proposed at 1,000fps

 

Forward-mounted rotary magazine concepts from 1895 to 1897:

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189518686A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18970105&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189617672A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18971110&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189617809A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18971111&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189617808A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18971111&DB=&locale=en_EP#

(Note the high-capacity conveyor belt concept)

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189621664A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18971230&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189716855A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18980716&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189716853A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18980716&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

First magazine in the grip prototype in .360 Mars submitted to Thomas W. Webley (Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Co.) in May 1898:

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189809066#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189809067#

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189809068A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18990415&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

Detachable stock (1898):

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189808929A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18990415&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

Jacketed Hollow-Point (1899):

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189904426A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=18990429&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

1899: Webley & Scott produce twelve prototype pistols chambered in 8.5mm, 9mm, .360, 10mm, and .450 Long.

 

Original “production” model (1900):

https://patents.google.com/patent/US684055

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=190014777A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=19010810&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

1901: Mars Automatic Pistol Syndicate formed. At least 56 pistols were made, chambered for 8.5mm, 9mm, .360, .450 Long, and .450 Short. The 10mm Mars was dropped. A .472 Mars cartridge was proposed as March 1901 but its development was apparently never finished.

 

1903: Bankruptcy – Gabbett-Fairfax's patent rights claimed by creditors, and the Mars Automatic Pistol Syndicate continues under the new owners.

 

Improved design by Clement Brown (1906):

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?II=0&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=19060927&CC=GB&NR=190525656A&KC=A#

 

1907: Production of the Mars pistol ends.

 

Kimball Arms (1955-1958)

John W. Kimball

Delayed-Blowback, Grooved Chamber and Floating Barrel / Single-Action

 

.30 Carbine (Other chamberings had been promised, such as .22 Hornet and .38 Special)

 

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

 

Fred Stevens (1957)

Gas-Operated, Tilting Breech / Traditional Double-Action

 

.357 Magnum

 

https://www.google.com/patents/US3069976

https://www.google.com/patents/US3143819

 

Charlie Petty's interview with Fred Stevens can be found in the Nov/Dec 1983 issue of American Handgunner.

https://www.americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HND83.pdf#page=32

 

NAACO Brigadier (1959)

Short-Recoil, Linkless Tilting Barrel / Traditional Double-Action

 

.45 NAACO: 230 gr at 1,600 fps

 

One pistol built, with a carbine conversion (Borealis) proposed. Displayed and demonstrated with great fanfare in December 1959. With tepid military interest shown at the demonstration, the investors quickly closed their checkbooks. NAACO files for bankruptcy 3 months later.

 

Auto Mag

Harry Sanford and Max Gera

Short-Recoil / Single-Action

 

Auto Mag Corp. (1970-1972: Pasadena, CA)

.44 AMP (Production)

.357 AMP (Production)

.300 AMP (Prototype)

.45 ACP (Five known prototypes, but proposed for production)

 

Trust Deed Estates (North Hollywood CA / El Monte CA)

 

Lee Jurras (Auto Mag distributor)

.41 JMP

https://www.amtguns.net/articles/lee-jurras/

 

Kent Lomont (Auto Mag custom builds)

.30 LMP

.25 LMP

.22 LMP

.45 AMP (Prototype)

https://www.amtguns.net/articles/kent-lomont/

 

High Standard (Rebadged TDE production assembled with their input)

 

TDE-Ordnance Manufacturing Corp. - El Monte CA)

B-Series (Solid bolt and other changes)

 

Ordnance Manufacturing Corp. (OMC – El Monte CA)

 

Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT – El Monte CA / Covina CA)

C-Series, Limited editions and custom builds

.45 AMP (1980: Prototype)

.45 Win Mag (1980: Prototype)

 

Irwindale Arms Inc. (iAi - Irwindale CA)

Automag II-IV

 

AMT (Irwindale CA)

Auto Mag limited edition

Automag II-V

 

Brian Maynard (Maynard Arms Company - Auto Mag custom builds)

8mm KMP (Eric Kincel)

.40 KMP (Eric Kincel)

.475 AMP

 

Galena Industries (Irwindale CA / Sturgis SD)

Auto Mag limited edition

Automag II-IV

 

High Standard (Houston TX)

Automag II

 

Auto MagX (Max Gera)

 

Auto Mag Ltd. Corp. (Excel Arms – Florence SC)

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US3780618A

https://patents.google.com/patent/US3889574A

https://patents.google.com/patent/USD228757S

https://www.amtguns.net/articles/bruce-stark/max-gera-interview/

https://www.amtguns.net/articles/

 

The 1980s/90s vintage Automag II, III, IV, and V were unrelated designs, credited to AMT's Larry Grossman.

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/USD316587S

 

Automag II (1986: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire / Delayed Blowback)

https://americanhandgunner.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HJF88.pdf#page=44

Automag III (1989: .30 Carbine and 9mm Winchester Magnum / Short-Recoil, Tilting Barrel)

Automag IV (1990: 10mm iAi Magnum and .45 Winchester Magnum / Wildcats: 9x30mm Dillon and .40 KMP / Short Recoil, Tilting Barrel)

Automag V (1993-1995: .50 Action Express / 1998: .440 CorBon / Short Recoil, Tilting Barrel)


 

Jeffredo Gunsight Company J-Mag (Mid-1970s to late 1980s)

John Jeffredo

Short-recoil, Rotating barrel / Single Action

Conversions for the M1911 frame

 

.45 J-Mag original / .41, 9mm, .308, .257, and 5.56mm variants added later

 

(We might mention the .451 Detonics Magnum, which was inspired by the J-Mag. This laid the groundwork for the later .45 Super, .450 SMC, and .460 Rowland. These also inspired necked down variants like the .40 Super, the stillborn .464 Rowland, and the .38 Casull.)

 

Wildey

Wildey Moore (with additional work by Bob Hillberg)

Gas-operated, Rotating Bolt / Traditional Double-Action


 

.45 Winchester Magnum (Production)

9mm Winchester Magnum (Prototype)

 

.475 Wildey Magnum – 250 gr at 1,763 fps / 300 gr at 1,533 fps

.30 Wildey Magnum – 110 gr at 2,315 fps

.357 Peterbuilt (.357 Wildey Magnum) – Originally named for Wildey employee Peter Hylenski – 125 gr at 2,370 fps / 158 gr at 2,123 fps

.41 Wildey Magnum (10mm Wildey Magnum) – 200 gr at 1,842 fps / 220 gr at 1,792 fps

.44 Wildey Magnum (11mm Wildey Magnum) – 200 gr at 2,027 fps / 240 gr at 1,740 fps

 

.45 Wildey Magnum – 250 gr at 1,730 fps

 

.357 AMP

.44 AMP

 

~1971: Moore convinces FFV to let him send gas-operated 9x19mm prototype pistols to Jeff Cooper and George Nonte.

 

1974: Moore begins filling patents for his new pistol design.

 

~1976: Moore forms Wildey Firearms Company, Inc. and contracts with Bellmore, Johnson Tool Co. for additional development work.

 

1977: Winchester reveals new .45 Win Mag and 9mm Win Mag cartridges under development for Wildey.

 

1978: Since BJT will not commit to full-production, Moore sets up own manufacturing facility in Chesire CT.

 

April 1982: First production pistols made.

 

Late 1982/Early 1983: Hostile takeover by investors results in bankruptcy and ouster of Moore. New company (IFD) is formed and production equipment moved to Newburgh NY.

 

Other potential investors side with Moore to create BPM Joint Venture (Bennett, Pennington, and Moore.)

 

June 1983: Wildey, Inc. formed to produce a new magnum pistol design, the Revelation.

https://americanhandgunner.com/1985issues/HND85.pdf#page=92

 

1984: BPM dissolved due to lawsuit from IFD.

 

1985: Moore contacted by Cannon Productions for original Wildey .45 Win Mag pistol to use as a prop in Death Wish III. As IFD currently owns the right to the pistol in that chambering, Moore proposes his new wildcat, the .475 Wildey Magnum.

 

April 1987: Former BPM partners help Moore finance buyout of IFD to regain rights to the original pistol design.

 

May 1989: Wildey, Inc makes public offering. Enough funds are raised to start new production facility in New Milford CT

 

1996: Bob Serva purchases Wildey, Inc. Wildey F.A., Inc. is formed.

 

2011: Wildey F.A., Inc. closes.

 

2015: USA Firearms Corp. purchases rights to the Wildey pistol.

 

2016: Production of the Wildey pistol resumes.


 

https://www.google.com/patents/US3988964

https://www.google.com/patents/US4208947

https://www.google.com/patents/US4221066

https://www.google.com/patents/US4291481

https://www.google.com/patents/US4373423

https://www.google.com/patents/US4638581

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20070306073908/http://www.wildeyguns.com/wildey.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20080704190846/http://www.wildeyguns.com/datafiles/BALLISTICS.pdf

https://americanhandgunner.com/1984issues/HMA84.pdf#page=48



 

Magmatic (Late 1970s - Early 1980s)

Jon Power

Gas-Operated, Rotating Bolt / Single-Action

 

Some suggest that it was the basis for Bernie White's Desert Eagle, but I have my doubts. The Magmatic was rather elegant, like an oversized Colt Woodsman.

 

.44 Magnum

.45 Colt

 

Coonan (Announced 1980)

Dan Coonan

Short-Recoil, Tilting Barrel / Single Action

 

Model A (1983: Traditional Browning swinging link)

Model B (1985: Linkless barrel)

Cadet (1993: Compact variant)

Classic (1994: Carry-Comp variant)

Classic (2009: Revised Model B)

Compact (2009: Revised Cadet)

 

.357 Magnum (Production)

.41 Magnum (1998: Rimless Prototype)

 

1985: Dan Coonan sells Coonan Arms to Bill Davis

1990: Coonan leaves company

1994: Coonan Arms files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Purchased by JS Worldwide Distribution.

1998: Both Coonan Arms and JS Worldwide are dissolved.

2009: Coonan, Inc. formed by Dan Coonan, Dave Neville, and Gordy Davis.

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4329802A

 

https://americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HMJ83.pdf#page=40

 

Grizzly Win Mag (1982: North American Mfg. / 1983-1999: LAR)

Perry Arnett

Short-Recoil, Tilting Barrel / Single Action

 

Mark I (9mm Winchester Magnum, .357 Magnum, .357/45 Grizzly Magnum, and .45 Winchester Magnum)

Mark II (fixed sight Mark I)

Mark IV (1991: .44 Magnum)

Mark V (1993: .50 Action Express)

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4222308

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4253377A

https://grizzlypistol.blogspot.com/2007/01/arnett-patent-multi-caliber-conversion.html

https://grizzlypistol.blogspot.com/2007/02/arnett-patent-system-grizzly-technology.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1985issues/HJF85.pdf#page=34

https://americanhandgunner.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HJA87.pdf#page=94

 

Perry Arnett – Custom Browning High Power chambered in 9mm Win Mag

 

John Martz – Custom Luger Parabellum chambered in .357 Magnum

 

Magnum Research Desert Eagle

Bernard C. White, with later design work by Ilan Shalev

Gas-Operated, Rotating Bolt / Single Action

 

The original design is credited to Bernard C. White, who holds US Patent #4,563,937.

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4563937A

 

While working at IMI, Ilan Shalev received his own US patent related to improvements to White's design: #4,619,184. Shalev was also a member of the design team responsible for the Negev LMG and the Timberwolf pump-action rifle.

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4619184A

 

Eagle prototypes: Work begins in 1979. The initial prototype is ready in 1981, and is displayed at SHOT Show 1982. IMI is bought in to refine the pistol for production

Mark I (1983)

Mark VII (1989)

Mark XIX (1995)

 

IMI (1983 - 1995)

Saco Defense (1995 – 1998: Saco was bought by Colt in 1998, and later sold to General Dynamics in 2000.)

IMI (1998 - 2005)

IWI (2005 - 2009)

MRI (2009 - Present)

 

.357 Magnum (1983)

.44 Magnum (Announced 1986 / Production 1987)

.41 Magnum (1988)

.357/44 Bain & Davis (1989 Prototype)

.50 Action Express (1989 Prototype / 1991 Production)

.440 CorBon (1997)

 

https://americanhandgunner.com/1982issues/HMJ82.pdf#page=49

 

Taurus – Prototype PT92 in .357 Magnum (Late 1980s)

 

10mm Devel Magnum

Charlie Kelsey and George Reynolds

 

There was also supposedly a companion carbine.

 

https://www.google.com/patents/US4909129

https://www.google.com/patents/US4974356




 

Wrap-Up:

 

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  • Daniel Watters www.looserounds.com 5.56timeline

 

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Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!



 

Handgun Radio 204 - Imitation

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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 talk about copies of handguns?

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Week in Review:

Ryan:

Weerd:

Drink Segment:  I don’t have a name for it.   My Nephew who was visiting when I was figuring this drink out called it “Weer’d Beard Lemonade”,  which isn’t incorrect, but it isn’t a snappy name.

It is a very accessible cocktail as the one exotic ingredient is pretty easy to find these days.

2oz New Amsterdam Gin

1oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Rhubarb Syrup

Optional Fee Brothers Celery Bitters which is what I’m using,  but I saw this Cardamom Bitters which I imagine would work amazingly well.

 

The Rubarb syrup is very easy,  the hard part is finding Rhubarb, but I think you can find it in most grocery stores these days has it, and you don’t need much.

I used about 4oz of fresh rhubarb diced finely in a half-cup of sugar.    Then just mix them up and let them sit, and the sugar will leech out most of the water form the rhubarb and you should only need to add a little water to dissolve the rest of the sugar.
 

Main Topic: Imitations

FEG Hi-Powers

-Pietta

-Colt 1903’s

-Taurus Revolvers & S&W Taurus

-Taurus Semi-Autos & Beretta

-Beretta 1951 & Tariq

-Erma Luger

-LCP & Kel Tec

Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!


 

Handgun Radio 203 - Handguns for Non-Gun People

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 talk about handguns for non-gun people!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Sparks From Titanium Firing Pin

From Daniel Watters:

Some metals just spark more than others on impact or under friction. If I understand correctly, these metals have typically formed a passivated oxide layer over their surface. However, when friction or impact break off tiny fragments of the metal, the metal can ignite from the combination of heat and the sudden exposure of the non-passivated surface to oxygen.

 

-Magmatics episode

 

-Email from William:

Name: William

Message: Just started listening to the show and I love it--working my way through your shows from the beginning. I was so excited to hear about the $179 deal for a black powder gun and kit on Brownells, but I assume that deal is long gone. Most of their black powder guns are out of stock now.

Weerd:

Drink Segment:   Desert Diamond Distillery Kingman Arizona

HGR 203 - Handguns for Non-Gun People

S&W M&P Shield EZ

Ruger LCR or Full-size steel-frame revolver

Glock 17/19 or S&W M&P 9/9c

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-9-m20-36-compact

Ruger Security 9

Taurus PLY22 or Beretta 21a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heCm9rbF2Y0  

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/9004378

 

Wrap-Up:

 

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Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!

 

Handgun Radio 202 - NRA Show 2018 with Weerd Beard

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.

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This week, we discuss Weerd Beard’s trip to NRA Show 2018 in Dallas!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Colt Cobra .38 and S&W EZ .380

-Brazil Woman Shoots Robber Happy Mothers Day!

Weerd:

Drink Segment:

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned Glasses

Cobbler Shaker  or Boston Shaker

Graduated Jigger

Squeeze Bottles

Juicer
 

Main Topic: NRA Show 2018

SIG P365

S&W Shield EZ,  S&W M19 returns,  S&W 360

Cabot Firearms

Ruger

Kanik

Kahr Arms Color Case Hardening

Bond Arms Bullpup

Ultimate Arms

Caracal

NAA

Tatiana Whitlock

Wrap-Up:

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Handgun Radio 201 - Commercial 1911 Production History with Daniel Watters

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 the Commercial history of the 1911 pistol with Daniel Watters!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Cpl. Cole & Manhunt

Daniel:  Not Much

Weerd: Traveling,   Two weeks ago I was in Maine, last week I was in Vegas and Arizona with My wife for her Birthday,  next weekend I’ll be in Dallas for the NRA Annual Meeting where I hope to see many listeners there!

Drink Segment: The last week has been a boon for drinking,  so I’ll be talking about that for the next few shows.

I think I’ll start out with the fact that I had one of my Holy Grail Cocktails for the first time While in Vegas.

It’s the Aviation which is a pre-prohibition cocktail and it’s in the Savoy Cocktail book which is the craft cocktail bible

So the reason why I have never had one before is the recipe is

2oz Gin

3/4oz Lemon Juice

1/2oz Luxardo

1/4oz Creme De Violette

 

Creme De Violette is something I cannot find anywhere I look.

 

But the Bartender asked if he could make one his way.  That’s:

2oz Gin

1oz Lemon Juice

1/2oz Luxardo

1/4oz Chambord

So not only is Chambord VERY common (it’s a raspberry liqueur modeled after one made in france, but the stuff you can find here is 100% American made)   and its reasonable.

So get this,  you can make this AMAZING cocktail in your home for short money!  So while some of these legends I’m giving the recipe for uses odd or expensive ingredients.   This is not.

I’m using New Amsterdam gin which is about $9 for a fifth in New England,  Get a lemon, or just buy one of those plastic lemons, Luxardo used to be rare, but now any reasonably stocked liquor store has it for a reasonable price.   And remember you’re only going to it in small increments, same with the Chambord, buy the small bottle, it’ll last.h

Main Topic:  The M1911 Extravaganza

1911 - Colt M1910 trials model officially adopted as the M1911 (March 29); First order received (April 21)

 

1912 - First production M1911 delivered to the US Army (January); Colt Government Model commercially introduced; Springfield Armory (MA) begins tooling up to produce M1911 under license. (December) Under the terms of the license agreement, the government must first acquire 50,000 pistols from Colt. Afterwards, Springfield has the right to build one pistol for every two acquired from Colt with a royalty of $2 per pistol.

 

1914 - Springfield Armory begins production of parts and complete pistols

 

1914 to 1917 – Limited commercial sales of M1911 via the NRA

 

1917 - US military contracts to Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co. (December)

 

1918 - Additional US military contracts to North American Arms Co. Ltd. (July), A.J. Savage Munitions Company, Winchester Repeating Arms, Caron Brothers Manufacturing, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Lanston Monotype Machine Company, Savage Arms Company, and National Cash Register Company. Most do not begin production or make deliveries before war ends; 169,164 issue M1911 reported lost, destroyed, or missing.

 

1919 - Production of US military M1911 ends at Colt and Remington-UMC

 

1924 - M1911A1 enters production

 

1929 - Colt Super .38

 

1931 - Colt Ace

 

1932 - Colt National Match

 

1934 - Colt Super Match

 

1935 - Colt Service Model Ace; Adjustable rear sight introduced for National Match

 

1937 - Colt introduces the Swartz firing-pin safety (October)

 

1938 - Colt Conversion Unit .45 ACP - .22 LR and Conversion Unit .22 LR-.45 ACP

 

1940 - Singer (April) and Harrington & Richardson receive educational contracts

 

1941 - Singer completes contract

 

1942 - Production of civilian Colt models cease; US military contracts let to Remington Rand (March), Union Switch & Signal (May), and Gun Company, Inc. (December)

 

1945 - Production of US military M1911A1 ends; Final production of Colt Service Model Ace

 

1946 - Production of Colt Government Models resumes

 

1947 - Final production of Colt Ace

 

1950 - Colt “Zephyr” Commander

 

1951 – First offering of 9x19mm in Colt Commander

 

1954 to 1968 - Renewed military interest results in official service-built National Match pistols. This results in a major increase in technical expertise and the production of match grade parts.

 

1957 - Colt National Match Gold Cup

 

1960 - Colt Gold Cup National Match Mid-Range

 

1963 – Colt Mark III Gold Cup National Match Mid-Range
 

1969 - Colt M1969

 

1971 - Colt Combat Commander; Colt Mk IV Series 70 introduced in Government Model and Gold Cup

 

1972 - Colt Government Model cataloged in 9x19mm

 

1974 - First press mention of Detonics

 

1976 - Detonics Combat Master enters production

 

1977 - AMT Hardballer; Essex Arms Corp.

 

1978 - Colt Service Ace reintroduced; M-S Safari; Crown City Arms

 

1979 -Vega; AMT Hardballer Long Slide

 

1980 – Coonan

 

1981 - ODI Viking; AMT Skipper; M-S Safari line expands; Michigan Armament

 

1982 – Auto-Ordnance; Randall; Arminex Trifire; .451 Detonics Magnum; North American Mfg. Win Mag

 

1983 - Colt Mk IV Series 80; Colt Combat Grade; Detonics Scoremaster; Caspian Arms; LAR Grizzly (originally North American Mfg. Win Mag)

 

1984 - Randall Curtis E. LeMay 4-Star and left-hand models

 

1985 - Colt introduces the Officers ACP and an all-stainless steel Government Model; Springfield Armory (IL) imports rebranded pistols from IMBEL (Fabrica de Itajuba) of Brazil; Coonan Model B; Pachmayr Dominator

 

1986 - Colt Combat Elite; Detonics Servicemaster; Springfield Armory OACP-clone teased; Falcon Portsider

 

1987 - Colt Delta Elite; Springfield Armory Omega; Olympic Arms buys M-S Safari; LAR Grizzly longslides

 

1988 - Colt finally stops using the collet bushing; Para-Ordnance frame kits; Springfield Armory Defender and Combat Commander; Detonics Janus Scoremaster; Olympic Arms reintroduces the Safari Arms Enforcer and Matchmaster; Auto-Ordnance ZG51; Federal Ordnance Ranger

 

1989 – Colt Double Eagle and stainless Delta Elite; Springfield Armory Compact; iAi Javelina; Auto-Ordnance Pit Bull

 

1990 – Springfield Armory '90s Edition; Para-Ordnance introduces P14.45, P13.45, and P12.45. They also tease a P16.10; Norinco; New Detonics resumes production; iAi Javelina Longslide and Skipper

 

1991 - Colt introduces the economy-grade M1991A1 and Double Eagle OACP; Springfield Armory Omega Match. Linkless, and Defender PDP; Federal Ordnance Ranger Alpha and Ranger Supercomp; Peters-Stahl PSP-07; LAR Grizzly Mark IV

 

1992 - Caspian widebody; CMC widebody; Colt Enhanced series; Springfield Armory Commander renamed the Champion. Springfield also introduces Factory Comp variants and catalogs Custom Shop pistols like the Custom Carry; McMillan Gunworks Wolverine; Rocky Mountain Arms

 

1993 – Colt introduces M1991A1 Commander and Compact variants; TRI turns into STI, production starts of complete pistols (August); Para-Ordnance begins production of P16.40 (September); Springfield Armory High Capacity series; Baer Custom; Safari Arms Crest and Carrycomp series; Coonan Compact; LAR Grizzly Mark V

 

1994 – SVI; Mitchell Arms; Bul Ltd of Israel attempts to market its widebody frame via Springfield Inc. (XM4); Coonan Classic

 

1995 - Kimber; Springfield Armory Ultra Compact and V-series; Norinco importation banned; Bul Ltd. M5; Mitchell Arms Alpha; Brolin; Ithaca 50th Anniversary pistol

 

1996 – Colt stainless M1991A1 and Combat Target; Wilson Combat M1996A2; GAL; Armscor

 

1997 – Colt introduces the 9x23mm Winchester; Para-Ordnance P10; Springfield Armory Super Tuned; Kimber introduces pistols using the Bul Ltd. M5 frame; Craig Ltd. Fantom; Entreprise Arms; Briley; Nowlin; Griffon; Armalite teases a M1911-style pistol

 

1998 – Colt introduces the Defender and CCO; Kimber Compact; Springfield Armory TRP; Rock River Arms; Valtro M1998A1; Para-Ordnance Limited-series; Charles Daly; AMT Commando and Accelerator; Brolin buys out Mitchell Arms; Coonan teases .41 Magnum model; Firearms International M5000; High Standard announces plans to make M1911-style pistols

 

1999 – Colt introduces the XS-series but later discontinues the M1991A1 series; Kimber Ultra Carry; Para-Ordnance LDA; Kahr buys Auto-Ordnance; Galena Industries buys AMT; SAM; LAR drops the Grizzly; IAI GAL M6000 and M7000

 

2000 – Colt replaces the XS-series with the XSE-series; Kimber CDP; Springfield Armory Loaded-series; Baer Monolith; Dan Wesson Pointman; High Standard introduces the Crusader and teases a resurrection of the Randall as well as the Pauza P51; Peters-Stahl High Capacity

 

2001 – Colt introduces M1911A1 reproduction; Kimber Series II; Springfield Armory Operator and ILS; Wilson Combat KZ45; Baer Comanche; Ed Brown; Para-Ordnance introduces single-stack pistols; Casull Arms; Century Arms Blue Thunder; Pacific Armament Corp.

 

2002 – Colt introduces the Defender Plus and reintroduces the Series 70; Springfield Armory Micro Compact; Dan Wesson Patriot; EAA announces importation of Bul Ltd pistols; DPMS teases a M1911 pistol

 

2003 – Colt introduces the Gunsite pistols, the Special Combat, and a M1911 reproduction; Smith & Wesson SW1911; Nighthawk Custom; STI introduces single-stack pistols; Lone Star Armament displays at SHOT Show and is bought out by STI later that year; KBI announces a new line of pistols based on the Bul Ltd. M5; Mitchell Arms teases new M1911 pistols; Bond Arms teases a M1911 chambered in .450 Auto Bond

 

2004 – SIGARMS GSR; Detonics USA; Guncraft Industries Model 1; Uselton Arms; Para-Ordnance Power Extractor; The Crusader Group absorbs AMT and High Standard

 

2005 – Rock Island Armory; Taurus PT1911; USFA M1910 and M1911; Iver Johnson; Springfield Armory teases the new Defender sized around the .45 GAP

 

2007 – Colt Concealed Carry; Springfield EMP; STI Spartan; Hogue Avenger; Firestorm

 

2008 – Colt reintroduces the Delta Elite. The New Agent replaces the Concealed Carry; Double Star; Tisas

 

2009 – Colt Rail Gun and Combat Elite; Dan Wesson CCO; Guncrafter Industries Model 2 and American; Legacy Sports International Citadel; American Classic; EMF Hartford

 

2010 – Magnum Research DE1911; Guncrafter Industries Model 3; Ithaca; Cimarron M1911; Girson MC1911; Interstate Arms Corp. Regent; KBI/Charles Daly goes out of business; CO Arms

 

2011 – Ruger SR1911; Colt New Agent DAO; Springfield Armory Range Officer; Remington 1911R1, .22 TCM; Cylinder & Slide; Turnbull Manufacturing; Taylor's & Co.; ATI FX1911; Christensen Arms

 

2012 - Cabot; RRA Poly

 

2015 – CZ; AT FXH

 

2016 - Inland Manufacturing


 

Wrap-Up:

 

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Handgun Radio 200 - 200th Episode Roundtable 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.

 

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This week, we celebrate episode 200 of Handgun Radio by having a roundtable discussion with some of our contributors and listeners!!!!

 

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No Week in Review, But a message from Weerd!!

Main Topic: Listener Roundtable!

We are basically going to go around and chat with each guest about what they have shot lately, what they are interested in for firearms in the coming months/years, and anything else they want to chat about.

 

 

(Brett) After researching CZ products for a couple of years, I purchased a Shadow 2

Holster purchased from Steadfast Holsters in New Hampshire

Been shooting local ZSA & Steel Challenge matches

 

(Bob) I recently finished a 9mm AR using Glock magazines so I figured it was time to own a Glock pistol. I just finished my Polymer 80 Glock 17 and took it to the range today for its first rounds.

Wrap-Up:

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Thank you all for coming on, and THANK YOU FOR 200 GREAT EPISODES!!!

Until next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!!!

 

Handgun Radio 199 - New, Surplus & Other Handguns with Justin Opinion Channel!

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.

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This week, we discuss new, surplus & other handguns with Dave from Justin Opinion Channel on YouTube!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Ran a few mags through the Taurus PLY-22 Tip up, the Steyr C9-A1 and the Sig Sauer P226 9mm

-Helped a friend with his dads in line muzzleloader.

-Worked on my third guitar build….BLACK CHERRY!

Check out Weerd's new podcast, the Assorted Calibers Podcast!

Dave: - Have spent the past couple of weeks almost nonstop in the fight to keep our freedom in Delaware. Just prior to that insanity, did some fun work with perhaps the best .22LR conversion for the 1911 platform (video coming).

Main Topic: New, Surplus & Other Handguns with Justin Opinion Channel!

SIG Sauer P365

Star BM9 Surplus

SAR Arms B6P

Beretta/Wilson Combat 92G Centurion

Hi-Point Carbine in 40

RIA .22 TCM 1911

Wrap-Up:

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  • Where can people find you Dave? Justin Opinion Channel!

 

Until next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!!!

 

Handgun Radio 198 - Listener Emails & Other Firearms News!

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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 talk firearms news and listener emails!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Cool Early video about James Bond handguns!

-And one I hadn’t seen, shooting every James Bond Handgun at a Maryland Range

Weerd: PLAGUE    Was sick all week, and the wife was sicker.   But today is the first day in about a week I felt pretty good so things are looking up

Drink Segment: Black pepper martini

Standard dry martini, but with Black pepper infused vodka

I use 3 olive vodka and I put about a tablespoon of black peppercorns into mason jars filled with 1.75L of Vodka.   Takes about 3 days, then you strain the peppercorns out and you have a tasty vodka.

Main Topic: Listener Email & other Stuff!

Listener Russ:

First time lone time.

Are you guys planning on going to the NRA show In Dallas? I haven’t been to a NRA show before, and I am somewhat local (Houston).

Listener Mark:

Handgun Radio and This Week in Guns are my favorite programs on the network. I a revolver fan, a Steyr fan and an eastern bloc pistol fan.

I have shot my Yugo M57 and CZ82 in IDPA matches. Ive also shot my Steyr S40, S9 and L9-A1 in matches.

My M57 from classic firearms has only a Glock style trigger safety. It ran like a beast during the match with no issues and good accuracy. The tiny sights did slow me down a little.

My Steyr S9 has a chopped down G26 size grip and magazines using a S40 basepad. Steyr should make that 13-15 round magazine that it needs. It carries very nicely with the cut down grip. I'll send a photo if you have an email address I can send it to.

Will any of you guys be at the NRA annual meeting in Dallas?

Listener Nate:

I’ve been listening for a few years now and I haven’t seen you guys do too much on 1911’s. With all the variations of 1911’s out there now a days I thought maybe a discussion about specific features like: ambi safety versus non, commander, full size, gi guide rod vs full length, scandium or aluminum frame vs steel, even the bull barreled 1911’s with no bushing. I recently bought a Range Officer elite champion in .45 and the breakdown is very odd in comparison. Just a thought for the show. Hope you guys had a great Easter!

 

Listener Chris, RE: the Ruger 9mm LCR:

Hey guys, listening to episode #191 you read listener feedback about the Ruger LCR 9mm. I had one of these and it was a very fun gun to shoot. Moonclips were awesome and made reloads super quick. If you notice though I’m speaking in past tense because I sold my LCR 9mm. What I found was that range and target ammo was awesome, but my preferred 9mm carry ammo is 147gr Speer Gold Dot G2...I just like heavy for caliber bullets. What I found when shooting the LCR 9mm one handed (either strong or weak hand) was that with the slightest “limp wristing” the 147gr bullet would start to walk out. This is because generally pistol cartridges don’t have the crimping that typical revolver cartridges have. By the third shot the bullets had walked out enough to lock the cylinder up and prevent further cycling. With a good two hand hold, or deliberately strong holding the gun with one hand this problem didn’t happen. Also with lighter 115gr ammo this never happened. But because I wanted it as a carry pistol, and in the heat of the moment you’re not always guaranteed a good two hand hold, and I want to carry heavy for caliber bullets, I decided to move to other options for a small 9mm. I was saddened by this as I am a revolver lover and really wanted the LCR 9mm to work for me. I just wanted to share my experience with you guys and the listeners. If you want to stick with lighter 115gr ammo I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about, but be aware this can happen with the heavier 147gr bullets.

Postwar Colt Pocket Model "M"

Top 5 Most Expensive Guns Sold at James D Julia

CZ ZKR551 Target Revolver

Wrap-Up:

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

Handgun Radio 197 - Eastern Bloc Handguns

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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 talk about some Eastern bloc handguns!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Cool photo/article on TFB regarding suppressed pocket pistols

-Saiga/Tromix 410 shotgun converted to .444 Marlin with drum mag! One buffalo bore load is a 270 grain bullet at 2,250 fps for 3,034 ft-lbs of energy.  (Daniel wrote this in the comments section of the article: I'm still trying to remember who was attempting to convert a Vickers MG from .303 British to .458 Winchester Magnum. They were going to recycle cloth belts that had become too stretched to reliably hold the .303 cartridge.)

-Czech Striker SR-17 Pistol
 

Weerd:  Have another episode of the Assorted Calibers Podcast,  we also have a website and a libsyn account. For those listening live you’ll be hearing the first episode soon.  For those who are listening to this show on the FRN, it may be already published.

Drink Segment:  Blue Mai Tai.

I know I talked about this drink in another episode,  and there are a million and one ways to make this drink.     But I recently tried to remake it from my notes on my blog, and I wasn’t pleased with the results,  so I’ve re-perfected it.

2oz White Rum

1oz Fresh lime Juice

0.75 oz Blue Curacao

0.5 oz  Amaretto Liqueur

I also think bitters improve this drink in both color and flavor,  I first used angostura bitters, but the Fee Brothers Chocolate Bitters is really a think of magic.
 

Main Topic: Easter(n) Bloc Handguns

-Nagant Revolver

-TT-33 or the M57 Yugo

-Radom P-64

-CZ 52

-Makarov

-Croatian PHP Pistol

-CZ82

-FEG Guns (PA-63, P9R)

-CZ-75

Wrap-Up:

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

 

Handgun Radio 196 - James D. Julia Auctioneers Final Auction with Senior Firearms Consultant Wes Dillon

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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 speak with Wes Dillon, Senior Firearms Consultant at the James D. Julia Auction house in Fairfield, Maine about their upcoming final auction taking place!

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Week in Review: NONE!

I know that i said "Louis the Fifteenth" but i actually meant "Louis the Sixteenth". Sorry!!!!!

Interview with Wes Dillon of James D. Julia, Auctioneers

 

 

Wrap-Up:

 

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

Handgun Radio 195 - The AMT Automag and Other Cool Guns with Justin Opinion Channel!

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.

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This week, Weerd and I chat with Justin Opinion about his experiences with the AMT Automag, and all the other awesome firearms he showcases on his channel!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Shot the Taurus Ply 22 again, didn’t like the remington ammo. Still likes aguila

-Started reloading some .38 Spl again, trail boss and 130 grain berrys.

Justin Opinion: Got in some range time with the new G34 Gen5

Weerd:
 

Drink Segment:  Whiskey Sour

2oz Rye Whiskey

0.5 oz simple syrup

1oz lemon juice

Secret Ingredient Peach Bitters

 

Margarita:

2oz 100% Blue Agave Tequila

0.5 oz Triple Sec

1oz lime juice

Secret Ingredient Celery Bitters
 

Main Topic: The AMT Automag and Other Cool Guns with Justin Opinion Channel!

  1. How did you get started with the channel?

  2. How do you pick which guns you will feature?

  3. Was there ever a gun that was just so bad you decided against continuing and doing a video with it?

  4. Which has been your favorite gun so far to test?

Bob Marvel Gun

The AMT Automag

  1. How did you come by the pistol?

  2. What was the hardest part of doing this test?

  3. Do you think it is a firearm that will easily be brought back to market?   

Steyr S-40

Honor Guard

The New Low-Cost Alternatives

  1. REX Zero 1

  2. Canik TP9

  3. Ruger Security 9

.40 S&W    Not Dead?

Wrap-Up:

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  • Justin thank you for coming on the show! Where can people find you?

Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

Handgun Radio 194 - Dry Fire Practice & Wintertime Training

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.

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This week, we discuss wintertime practice and dry fire practice!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: did you know you could fill wood cracks with sawdust and wood glue?

Met up with Ian from Forgotten Weapons

Weerd:

TJ: Nada

Drink Segment: Fee Brothers Celery Bitters Really good bitters for a dry martini or a Margarita.

Main Topic: Dry Fire Practice & Wintertime Training!

Smaller targets to approximate distance

http://benstoegerproshop.com/scaled-dryfire-target-kit-including-uspsa-metric-targets-poppers-mini-poppers-and-dots/

SIRT Pistol

New for 2018:

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/02/02/laser-shot-sim-17-2018-shot-show/

Using Real Firearms

Laserlyte Can Trainers

Snap Caps

Safety

Airsoft

Blue Guns

Listener QUestion:

Nk x Dexteritince were listening to handgun radio lol.. I bought a 686 recently and absolutely love it. Is there really any value to a trigger job? I think the trigger pull is incredible as is..
 

New for 2018:

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/02/02/laser-shot-sim-17-2018-shot-show/


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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

Handgun Radio 193 - Real Fake Guns & Other New Stuff

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.

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This week, we discuss some new products and some listener questions

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Bought a HUGE slice of black cherry! Guitar is getting made as we speak!

-Got to check out a Seecamp .380. No Sights.

-Also got to check out one of the Grand Power P1 as imported by Century Arms many years back.
 

Weerd: No range time,  just got back from Vermont for a family function.    One thing this trip brought to mind is securing your gun when traveling with young children.

My personal method is bringing a small hard-sided locking box, and keeping the gun holstered as often as possible.

Drink Segment:  No new drink,  but I am currently enjoying a Vesper Martini with Fee Brothers Peach bitters instead of my usual orange bitters.   Not bad

Main Topic: Real Fake Guns & Other New Stuff

B&T to release the USW-320

New Stuff From Volquartsen

LANTAC Slides for Glock

Iver Johnson Pocket Ace .22 and 1911 Carbine

Kahr S Series
 

Guns that may be confused for fakes?

Kel Tec Pistols (ESPECIALLY PMR 30)

Hi-Points

NAA Mini Revolvers

Any of the Brightly colored guns

Cobray Leonid Derringer

Wrap-Up:

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

Handgun Radio 192 - STACKS!

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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 STACKS!!!! Single Stacks & Double Stacks and why people love each!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Used the big blast target caps! They work awesome!

Want to handle the P365

Soldering sucks. Guitar is done.
 

Weerd:  Hit the Range,  Brought my FAL and the colt trooper,   but I also brought my SKS.   I had forgotten how much FUN that rifle is.    It’s not accurate, or very practical,  but it sure is fun.

Also my shop had Privi Partizan .308 battle packs for a decent price.   Buy in bulk all!

Also they had a grendel P10 .380 in the used case…..I ALMOST bought it, and honestly I don’t regret that.
 

Drink Segment:  Having the Ian McCollum collection tonight.      For those who've seen the InRange series on British Rationing,  Ian has two bottles on his table,  one is Laphroaig 10-year-old ,     and the other is Ransom Old Tom Gin.    I have both those bottles, and I must say, Ian has great taste!

Main Topic: STACKS!

No, not the guy from Goodfellas…..Stacks…..as in Single or Double stack.

First double stack? Savage .32’s & maybe Mauser C96 “double staggered row”

Single Stacks:

Colt 1903 & 1908

1911

Kahr

S&W M&P Shield (Kinda)

Glock 43 and 42

Double Stacks:

Sig P365

Basically everything else.

Glocks

Sigs

S&W

STI

Browning Hi Power

Feed Lips Single feed vs. rare double-feed lips aka alternate feed

Magazine reliability?

Grips feel better?

Does it actually make the gun smaller?

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Handgun Radio 191 - More SHOT Show 2018 & Listener Emails!

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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 talk SHOT Show 2018 news so far and some listener emails!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Didn’t do much in guns….bought a new router from Home Depot and worked on my guitar.

-Buy quality tools. (HF vs. HD)

Weerd:

Drink Segment: Fernet Branca: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernet-Branca

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2018 News & Listener Emails

Auto Mag Classic .44

The Auto Mag Ltd. Corp. announced it was now shipping the Classic .44 pistol. The initial pistols are the .44AMP Founders Edition guns with the 8.5″ barrel. This run of pistol is limited to only 77 units. The second run is already in production. The second run of Auto Mag pistols is open to pre-order ($3,495-3,795) and will be delivered within 60 days.

These guns have the look and feel of the originals, but the company claims they are “far superior” mechanically to the old models.

Read the original article here:http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/shot-show-2018/. Make sure you visit GunsHolstersAndGear.com for all of the latest gun news, reviews and SHOT Show coverage.

DRD Ferro Glock

Taurus 856 Revolver

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Rex Alpha 9mm Competition Pistol

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus 692 Multi Cal Revolver

SIG P365 9mm

Listener: Thierry

S&W 396 Night Guard. S&W doesn't make the Night Guard

serie anymore It is an L-frame .44 special with a scandium frame (24.2 oz) XS standard dot front sight and Cylinder&slide

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/archive-model-396-night-guard

Listener Spencer:

Why no love for the LCR in 9MM?

Message: Kind of surprised that you skipped right over comparing the Smith 986 with the LCR in 9mm.

Sure, the Smith is pretty, but the Ruger will run nickel plated, self defense ammo in it all day long without having to use moon clips. Plus it's available as either DAO or DA/SA, and will probably be out in the 3" version fairly soon as well.

The LCR is also a much more comfortable revolver to shoot than any steel snubbie. In that short barrel a 9mm and a 357 Magnum have essentially the same muzzle energy, so recoil management is just as important as with a more traditional revolver cartridge.

And the trigger on the Perf-Center Smiths while nice, just isn't as consistent as the stock LCR trigger. To me a self-defense gun should have a fairly high pull weight. The Ruger does but it's smooth so it's not a problem. All Smith can really do is lower the weight.

And of course there's the price. For what that 9mm Smith snubbie costs, you could have two LCRs and a whole bunch of moon clips on top.

Anyway, love the show and keep up the great work.

Listener Rob

The last show I heard Ryan saying he uses dippers because his Lee powder measure doesn't like Trail Boss.

I also like the dippers,but use a RCBS Uniflow measure that is fantastic. Kind of spendy,but well worth the investment.

Thanks for the podcasts and keep them coming

 

Listener G:

I just wanted to forward you these low quality pictures I snapped over the holidays. (Will try to get better ones.)

A friend of a guitar student & friend of mine met a guy who collects forearms, but especially 1911’s. He actually loaned my buddy a few so we could take them out shooting- he said to really put them through their paces.

Don’t tell Weerd.

(This doesn’t include the Wilson Vickers he loaned separately.)

From bottom to top:

*A Cabot Commander S103

*Night Hawk 9mm Shadow Hawk

*Night Hawk Dominator 9mm

*Night Hawk Turnbull Custom VIP2

I wish I’d done a better job photographing, but it was a dark room & a slightly overwhelming subject!

I’ve got about 5 mags through each.

I’ll have to try to get some more & provide some details.

But as a brief overview- the Turnbull is one of the most beautiful pistols I’ve ever seen, & it feels as good as it looks. The Cabot is, frankly, better than one could conceive. Easily the best pistol trigger I’ve felt, almost more in common with a custom tuned  

bolt action. And, if you can believe it, is significantly smoother than a Night Hawk or Wilson.
 

Sincerely,

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

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Handgun Radio 189 - SHOT Show 2018 New Products Discussion

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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 discuss some of the potential new products that will be seen at SHOT Show 2018!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Its been awhile! I got 250 rounds of 9mm, got almost 1,000 rounds of .22 LR and got to do some shooting.

- Building a Telecaster Electric Guitar

Weerd:

Drink: Cosmopolitan

https://youtu.be/ATRczr7Hj5U

1.5oz Citrus Vodka

0.5oz Triple Sec

0.5oz Lime Juice

1oz Cranberry Juice
 

Main Topic:

Wanna give a huge shout out to Richard over at GunsHolstersandGear.com for all the info

Ruger EC9s

Ruger Security 9

Ruger PC9 Carbine

New Ruger Products

Springfield Armory Operator 10mm

CZP10C in Urban Grey with Threaded Barrel & Suppressor Sights

New Kimber K6S Revolver Models

http://www.kimberamerica.com/k6s-stainless-3

Speer Gold Dot 10mm Auto (200 Grain, no velocity yet)

Streak Visual Tracer Rounds (Cold Tracer Tech)

Polymer80 Subcompact

RUMORED:

New Taurus Revolvers

Wrap-Up:

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Handgun Radio 187 - Handgun Radio Christmas Gift Wishlist 2017!

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.

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This week, we discuss our annual Handgunners Christmas Gift Guide 2017!!!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Posted a video of the S&W K-Frames on the Facebook page and youtube channel! Go check them out!

-Had a big 14 hour standoff 100 yards away from my house!
 

Weerd
 

Main Topic: Handgun Radio Christmas Gift Guide 2017

 

Every year we do a Handgunners Christmas Gift Guide! So here are some of our picks!

 

Ryan:

Ruger Gunsite Scout in .450 Bushmaster

Ruger GP100 in .44 Special

NAA Mini Revolver Speedloader

Polymer 80 Build Kit

1,000 Rounds of Tula 115 grain 9mm for $149.00!

Foam Earplugs

Big Blast Soda Bottle Target Caps


 

Weerd:  Remington 870 DM Tac 14

Desert Eagle L5 .44 Magnum

.460 Rowland Conversion kit

Dillon 650 XL

Ruger Redhawk .357

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!


 

Handgun Radio 186 - New Guns, Holsters & More with Werkz Holsters!

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.

 

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This week, we chat with our friend Shan from Werkz Holsters about their new products and more!

 

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Week in Review:

 

Ryan: Working on making some grips for the Model 19! Test run!!!

-Spent some time shooting a Henry Golden Boy .22 LR! Really awesome rifle!!!

-Shot dads Kimber 9mm more this weekend, functioned well!!!


 

Weerd: The Plague has hit Weer’d World.   Spent my range day sitting in my chair coughing.

Did have my Nephew over,  we didn’t get a chance to get out to the club, but did spend some time in the armory answering technical questions.


 

Shan:  High West Redeption Rye in my left hand.  This week, picked up a XDS 3.3 in 9mm.  Also just recently put together a P80 G19.

 

Drink Segment:  Variation on Blood and Sand.

2oz Rye

¾ Oz: lemon juice

¾ Oz: Cherry Brandy

¾ Oz: Sweet Vermouth

 

Not bad,   I certainly like the lemon over the orange,  but I do think the richer body of the Scotch plays better with these complex flavors.

Main Topic: Werkz Holsters Redux

 

 

Its been awhile since we had you on!

 

  1. What is new with Werkz holsters?

    1. Move to Idaho in 2014 - this has been a great blessing.  Love the people in Colorado, but we are quite well integrated with our little community.  We love the quality of life here.

    2. Continued expansion of pistols and lights/lasers we serve.  Up to 170+ pistols and 45-ish lights (some of which I’ve not yet listed on the website)

  2. What challenges have you encountered since we last talked?

    1. Time!  It’s a blessing to be so busy, but boy, I need more time to

      1. Finish our new website, which will have many more configuration options and be laid out more logically

      2. Provide a way for me to easily add a pistol or light/laser to our options mix across products.  This requires more automation.

      3. Time to build out new holsters for the M2 / M3 styles.

    2. Been selling on Amazon, which is a double edged sword

      1. Huge market opportunity

      2. Generous returns

      3. Less ability for me to understand and tweak if there are particular issues we need to resolve

    3. We are starting to grow to the point that finding the right employees is getting tougher

    4. We are starting to outgrow our shop space

  3. Have you done any more work with the 9x23 Win?

    1. Sadly, no.  I’m all in on the 9mm cartridge now, with my current EDC as a G19 with RMR and previous EDC was the VP9.  I may even put the 9x23 5” Benny Hill pistol up for sale as it gets zero range time.

  4. New Werkz Products?

    1. Continued expansion of the Origin, Minimalist, and Bisect product pistol and light selection

      1. Origin – built for OWB but adaptable to IWB, battle belt, backpack, etc.

      2. Minimalist – built for IWB

      3. Bisect – built for AIWB

    2. But the real focus is on our line of 3d scanned, CAD designed, and CNC cut molds.

      1. Allows us to give more features at the same or better price

        1. Adjustable retention

        2. Multiple carry positions

        3. IWB/OWB use

        4. Standard RMR cut

        5. Standard for threaded barrel drop through

      2. Enables me to train someone to build them in much less time than custom, again saving our customers money

      3. Higher degree of control over final product quality and fit/finish

      4. Process is fascinating…

        1. 3d scan the light & laser

        2. Bring into CAD

        3. Design the holster

        4. Cut the holster on a CNC machine

        5. Then production uses membrane-less forming for better definition

  5. Where do you see the market going based upon your customer demand?

    1. There is a lot of IWB demand

    2. AIWB demand is strong as well

    3. Need for quality, demand for increasing amount of features without increased cost

    4. Lights and lasers are getting smaller and less expensive

    5. We see the M2 and M3 holsters as our way of delivering more value to customers.

    6. What do you guys see as coming up or customer needs?

  6. Weerd Any questions?

 

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Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!!!

Handgun Radio 185 - Polymer80 Build with Nick of We Like Shooting

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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 chat with Nick from We Like Shooting to discuss his experience with the Polymer80 pistol build he did!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Dad bought a new carry gun! Kimber Micro 9mm with Crimson Trace laser grips

Weerd: The Plague has descended on our house, finally my daughter is getting better, and my wife and I are getting sick now!

Nick: I worked. we will do it live.

Drink Segment: Pabst Blue Ribbon, and drinking what you like.

Main Topic: Polymer80 Pistol Build with Nick of We Like Shooting!

  1. Had you heard of P80 before you did the interview with the company rep on WLS?

  2. You already have a background in building firearms, but was there anything you encountered with the P80 build that you hadn’t before?

  3. What would you classify the difficulty level at for the P80 build?

  4. What are some things that a consumer has to be aware of before starting one of these builds? (i.e. “i can build a “Glock” for cheap!” when it actually may be more expensive than buying a stock Glock.)

  5. What tools come with the build kit?

  6. What tools MUST one have to do the build?

  7. What are some other components that you have to acquire besides the P80 kit to allow you to make a fully functional handgun?

  8. Did you run into any reliability/performance issues with the P80 that you built? if so, how did you remedy them?


Weerd, any questions?
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Until next week, have fun & safe shooting!!!!!

Handgun Radio 184 - The Sig Sauer P320 Experience with Sean from GunBlog Variety Cast!

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.

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This week, we talk with Sean from the GunBlog Variety Cast about his Sig Sauer P320 experience!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Visited the James D. Julia Fall 2017 Auction Preview!!!!

  • Finished Setting up my workshop!

  • Did some shooting!

Weerd:

Sean: Shot my latest IDPA Classifier. I predicted a solid Sharpshooter finish with an outside chance of shooting Expert. I shot 104.38 seconds. I needed 96 or less to make Expert. This is an improvement over my last score of 138.06 seconds. Here’s the video - https://youtu.be/D6zrPNwbcuE


Main Topic: The Sig Sauer P320 Experience with Sean from GunBlog Variety Cast!

Tell us about your 320 Stable

Tell us about the paint job on your Competition gun

Tell us about Grayguns and their triggers

How was the recall of your carry gun.

Have you considered parts swaps to take advantage of the modular nature of the platform.


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Gun Blog Variety Cast!