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

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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

 

 

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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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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Visit Weerd Beard at  weerdworld.com    

  • 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/


Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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  • Be sure to visit the Firearms Insider for review more awesome content! Also, if you are interested in writing reviews for the Firearms Insider, please email TJ at tj@firearmsradio.tv

  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Visit Weerd Beard at  weerdworld.com    

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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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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  • Be sure to visit the Firearms Insider for review more awesome content! Also, if you are interested in writing reviews for the Firearms Insider, please email TJ at tj@firearmsradio.tv

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  • Visit Weerd Beard at  weerdworld.com   sqrpt.com  

 

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?

Wrap-Up:

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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

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g1T1Bdd6AI0/Wk0HCY8DPoI/AAAAAAAANQM/v1MaEf3k5AsRIK8SIVwjC0qSA_AAD5iGgCLcBGAs/s1600/g19x.jpg

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,

Wrap-Up:

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

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Handgun Radio 190 - Handgunnning on a Budget

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 shooting on a budget!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Went to the Cabelas, got 1000 small pistol primers and a 250 round box of 125 Grain Berrys flat point .38/.357 bullets for reloading.
 

Weerd: So cold and snowy did not do any shooting.   Had a Birthday and got some great podcast related stuff.     Wife got me an “On Air” sign I can hang on the door to the basement,  and I have some quality headphones.


Drink Segment: Tree House Brewing: http://treehousebrew.com/beers/

Currently drinking their Green IPA.

Amazingly good.

 

Main Topic: Shooting On A Budget

Ranges:http://www.jgsales.com/star-bm,-9mm-luger,-compact-semi-auto-pistol,-blued,-good,-used.-sale-p-101051.html

Public vs. Members Clubs

Sandpits

Friends Places

(Laws vary by state in terms of where you can shoot)

Ammunition:

Steel Cased

Bulk Buys

Military Surplus

.22 LR vs. 9mm cost? (used to be .22 was so cheap, but now its closer)

Hearing & Eye protection

Handguns:

Cheap Bad vs Cheap Good

Hi-Point

Heritage Arms Rough Rider

Ruger Firearms
 

Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

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  • Be sure to visit the Firearms Insider for review more awesome content! Also, if you are interested in writing reviews for the Firearms Insider, please email TJ at tj@firearmsradio.tv

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING

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:

Don’t forget to shop Brownells using our affiliate link! Head to firearmsradio.tv and click the affiliate link in the upper right hand corner!

  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

  • Listen to all the great shows on the Firearms Radio Network!Guns of Hollywood

  • Be sure to visit the Firearms Insider for review more awesome content! Also, if you are interested in writing reviews for the Firearms Insider, please email TJ at tj@firearmsradio.tv

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!

Handgun Radio 188 - Handgun Safety Mechanisms & Devices

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 the history of handgun safety mechanisms & devices!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Got the rough cuts of the walnut grips started

Weerd:

Main Topic: A History & Discussion of Handgun Safety Mechanisms/Devices

Remington 1861 Percussion Revolver: Safety notches in cylinder, similar to those currently used on NAA Mini Revolvers.   Allows the gun to be carried with all chambers loaded.

Tranter Cap and Ball: Double Action with hammer block mechanism
S&W Safety Hammerless: Concealed Hammer and grip safety

Iver Johnson Safety Revolver: Transfer Bar safety

https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/dropped-gun-inertia-discharge/

Early Pistol Safety features:   Grip Safety, Magazine Disconnect

Walther PP: Double Action, Decocking Safety, hammer block safety, Loaded Chamber indicator.

Walther P38: Similar above but uses a firing pin block.

Colt's pre-WW2 Swartz firing pin drop safety for the Government Model National Match.  Colt wouldn't go back to a firing pin drop safety until the 1980s, albeit it was a completely different design.

H&K VP70: DAO Striker fired with cross-block safety

SIG Sauer P220: First large production handgun with no manual safety,  just decocking lever

Glock Safe Action: Pre-Charged striker with firing pin block.   Trigger Shoe safety.


Wrap-Up:

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!

 

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

Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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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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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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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!
 

Handgun Radio 183 - Setting Up Your Gunsmithing Workshop 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.

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This week, we chat with Grant Cunningham to discuss the tools, tips & tricks that you might want to consider when setting up your at-home gunsmithing workshop!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Built a workbench!

-Reloaded some .38 Special with Berrys “Target Hollowpoints”
 

Grant: Gun Related Stuff
 

Weerd: Sick Child No sleep, no range time.

Drink Segment: Blood and Sand with Meyer Lemons

Rather than Orange Juice, I used the Juice from a Meyer lemon and I think it turned out a LOT better.

2 Oz Blended Scotch (Monkey Shoulder)

¾ oz Meyer Lemon Juice

¾ oz Cherry Brandy

¾ oz Sweet Vermouth

Main Topic: Setting Up Your Gunsmithing Workshop with Grant Cunningham

First:

-The difference between working on your guns and “Gunsmithing”

Getting Started:

-Choosing the workspace (space needs, safety, etc)

-Shop Organization

-What will your primary work be?

-Tools & Materials: What do I NEED vs. what will just be unused clutter

Educational Literature: “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”

Safety/PPE

Benches/Worktops

Basic Hand Tools
 

Basic Power Tools

Vise (Panavise) NEED NEED PANAVISE

Torches (Silver Soldering)

Clamps

More Complex Power Tools

Tools to AVOID!

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