Handgun Radio 246 - Lehigh Defense with Bayside Custom Gunworks

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

This week, we talk Lehigh Defense bullets with Chris Rhodes of Bayside Custom Gunworks!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: Finished building the deck, gonna have my wifes birthday party next weekend with the TV outside and a smoke off competition!


Weerd:  


Drink Topic:  Hangover


Main Topic:

Hollow point vs. Full metal Jacketed vs. Solid Copper

How all 3 types of bullets work/transfer energy

  1. What we are doing with the bullets this year (hunting)

  2. Guns we are using


Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 245 - Cousins



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 pistols that may be cousins!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: - Got back from our trip with Weerd & Co, thank you again! (Pretzels, Drinks, Awesome show)

-Bought terrible scotch & turned 30.

-Borrowed a S&W Model 422 and disassembled it, and put a few rounds through it.


Weerd:





Drink Segment:

My mint is up,  so I’m having a mint Julep 

Mint leaves

Crushed ice

0.5oz Simple syrup

2oz bourbon

https://youtu.be/uTKC9Ht4Erg 




Main Topic: Cousins


-S&W Escort Model 61 & 422/622/2214/2216

-Colt Mustangs and other mini .380 “1911’s”

-Walther P38/Beretta M9/Taurus PT92

-Browning High Power/CZ75

-Walther PP Series/FEG PA-63/Makarov/Radom P64/CZ82-83



Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 244 - Live Q&A at the House of Weerd!

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

This week, we are LIVE on location at the House of Weerd! Its not our usual format, and the usual format will return next episode! Enjoy!!!

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Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 243 - Full Metal.....Pistols!


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

This week, we talk about all-metal pistols!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: HANDGUN RADIO Q&A!

-I WANT A .22 LR SNUBBY. MODEL 43C VS, RUGER LCR .22 LR

Weerd:  Had a Mouse-gun Showdown between the Beretta 21A and the S&W Escort...and the Ruger LCR .22 won!    I’m certainly warming to the odd little Escort

Drink Segment:  French 75 Variant

This is one of my wife’s favorites.

2oz Gin ( Prefer New Amsterdam or a Barrel Aged gin)

1oz Elderflower Liqueur (I like St Elder)

0.5oz Lemon Juice

Dashes of Orange Bitters


Top with champagne

Main Topic: All Metal-Pistols

-Smith & Wesson

https://aimsurplus.com/smith-wesson-model-6906-9mm-pistol

https://aimsurplus.com/smith-wesson-model-64-5-38spl-4-in-revolver

https://aimsurplus.com/smith-wesson-model-5903-9mm-handgun


-Beretta

-Sig Sauer

https://aimsurplus.com/leo-trade-in-sig-sauer-p226-357-sig-handgun

https://aimsurplus.com/leo-trade-in-sig-sauer-p226-e2-357-sig-handgun


-Browning

-CZ

-Kahr

-Walther



Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 242 - Shoulder Holsters & Sigs

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 shoulder holsters, the new P365XL and more!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Had a groundhog problem…..tried trapping, didnt work…...the .22 Cal Ruger Impact Max airgun did.

Weerd:

Drink Segment:   Turf Club

2oz London Dry Gin

0.5 oz Dry Vermouth

0.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Few Dashes of both Absinth and Orange Bitters

Main Topic:

Shoulder Holsters

Dear Ryan,

In Ep.236 I was happy to hear some discussion about shoulder holsters

from a listener email. I'd love to hear a whole episode on that kind

of carry--cue Weerd here. I wear coat and tie daily, and I always

wanted a shoulder rig which conceals without printing below a fitted

jacket. I admit I want to be James Bond--I have a Walther PP (not

PPK--like in Dr. No), but every shoulder rig I've tried has been

bulky. How did JB do it? Is there anything on the market like that? I

imagine something with elastic rather than leather shoulder straps,

but I don't know. Love to hear what you guys think.


Love the show by the way--you two complement each other nicely!

best,

-Will



P365XL





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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!



Handgun Radio 241 - Die Hard Wadcutters

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 Die Hard 3 & 357 Revolvers!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Cooked chicken drumsticks on grill with teriayki and bbq marinade

-gin and tonix with New Amsterdam & Polar lime tonic

-Watched a Die Hard marathon on sunday while painting; my favorite is still Die Hard 3




Weerd: Rabbits and a Groundhog are eating my garden,  I think I want a suppressed pellet rifle.



Drink Segment: Liquid Riot Bierschnaps



Main Topic:


-Listener Question:

-A .357 Mag Revolver for camping/hiking. What is your suggestion?

-I said Ruger LCRx with 3” barrel. Best compromise between portability and recoil control.

-Different purposes for revolvers (defense, plinking, small game)

-Different calibers for various purposes (.32 HR, .32 S&W for target, .22 LR for small game, etc.)

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010593193/hornady-bullets-38-caliber-358-diameter-148-grain-lead-hollow-base-wadcutter-box-of-250




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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 240 - Get Your C&R On!

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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 with Weerd Beard about C&R and how you do it!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Passing of Denny Reichard



Weerd:




Drink Segment: Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra


Main Topic: C&R Collecting & How To Do It



How to Do It https://www.atf.gov/firearms/apply-license

What you need to do

Potential issues to avoid

What guns qualify


-Listener Tom: “just made my first c & r purchase. is there any paper work that I need to do,so that I can stay with in the law. “

FFL Bound Book






Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 239 - Weerd's 2019 NRA Adventures!

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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 with Mr. Weerd Beard about his recent NRA 2019 Trip!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Nothing! Pulled down my pool!


Weerd: It is the main topic!


Drink Segment:  Harry and Izzy’s RyeVolver

2oz Rye Whiskey

1oz Amaro Montenegro

0.5 Oz Sweet Vermouth

I like to garnish it with a lemon peel, and serve it up in a Cocktail Glass, but the restaurant served it on the rocks.





Main Topic: NRA Show 2019 with Weerd Beard!



Guns: -Ruger

-Kimber

-Colt

-Smith & Wesson

-Faxon Firearms

-Naroh Pistol


Gear:

Handi-Racker

Two Pack



Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 238 - Handguns, Photography & More with Jordan Bell!

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

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This week, we are joined by Jordan Bell of The Firing Pen to discuss photography, guns & more!

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Week in Review:

Ryan:

-Went out shooting, mostly .22 LR. Henry Golden Boy, Volquartsen Scorpion .22 LR & Heritage Rough Rider .22 LR. Heritage ejector assembly came off the gun mid-cylinder. Reinstalled it with no problems. The Taurus PT22 did not like Remington Golden Bullet Bulk Packs.

Jordan:

Went shooting a bunch lately. We had a run of

articles that are due for NRAAM.  

-Henry American Eagle

-Marlin Dark

-EMF Shootist

-Mossberg MC1


Also I shot for fun my inherited Llama 32. Great little shooter. Holsters for 1903 Colts fit. Speaking of holsters. I wanna plug my friends business. He is small-scale. M2B kydex.





Main Topic: NRA & The Firing Pen


-Grand Power Stribog

-Kimber K6s

-Mossberg MC1sc

-


Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!



Handgun Radio 237 - NRA Show 2019

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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 the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings 2019!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Listener Email

Name: VN

Subject: Spare cylinder for S&W 64-5

Message: Hey Ryan and Weerd! What do you guys think about buying a spare cylinder for an S&W 64-5 and have it cut for either .38sp or 9mm moon clips? I just bought the gun and the idea hit while shopping around for spare parts. It doesn't have counterbored chambers, so the case rims don't sit flush--I don't know if that matters.

 

Weerd:

Range trip, turns out “too much trigger finger is a real thing”

 

 

Drink Segment:

Liquid Riot Old Port Single Malt






Main Topic: NRA Show 2019


Location: Indianapolis, IN


FRN Listener Meetup


New Products to Look at:


-Stoger STR-9

-Ruger Wrangler

-Ruger Security 9 Compact

-New Ruger PC Carbine Models

-Naroh Arms

-Mini Mosin 22

-Brownells BRN-180



Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!




Handgun Radio 234 - Common Fears

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 common concerns people have when carrying/owning firearms

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Week in Review:


Ryan: Been carrying revolvers lately as opposed to the Steyr….no specific reason.

Weerd:

Drink Segment: Corpse Reviver No 2

1oz Brandy (Cognac)

1oz Apple Brandy or Applejack

0.5oz Sweet Vermouth

Stir and serve up in a Cocktail Glass


Flag Hill Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy



Main Topic: Common Concerns People have when carrying/owning firearms


-Appendix Carry

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/3/15/practicing-safety-the-glock-striker-control-device/

-One in the chamber carry

-Handguns without manual safties

-Single action semi-autos “Cocked and Locked”

-Horizontal Shoulder Holster Carry


MIAMI VICE LOADOUT CONTEST VIDEO & ENTRIES


Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 233 - Bathroom Carry, Alien Pistols & Miami Vice Opinions!

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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 the Alien pistol, Janz Revolver & Bathroom Carry!

And we are joined by Dave from the JustinOpinion Channel!

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Week in Review:


Ryan:



Weerd: Took My Nephew to the range, and we brought EVERYTHING.




JustinOpinion:  Made a great find this week at the LGS - a gently used Redhawk with Bushnell mounted, for less than the price of a new Glock.




Drink Segment:  Martell VS Cognac

-High West Whiskey








Laugo Alien 9mm

https://www.recoilweb.com/exclusive-alien-pistol-from-laugo-arms-142190.html



Janz Revolver (WAITING FOR DANIEL)



Bathroom Carry:


As Somebody who carries in a shoulder holster, or in a pocket holster, my bathroom habits while carrying aren’t very different than if I’m unarmed.  What do you guys do to keep your gun safe while you answer nature’s call.


MIAMI VICE LOADOUT CONTEST VIDEO & ENTRIES


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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!



Handgun Radio 232 - Handgun Mods & The Next Loadout Episode!

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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 modifications we would love to make to our handguns and the next Loadout episode!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: - Carried the S&W Model 66 a lot this weekend

-Tanks in Slow Mo


Weerd:  Weather has not been cooperating,  but my Nephew is down from Vermont and he wants to play with my collection so we’ll be logging some range time this week.


Drink Segment:

-Tin Cup Whiskey

-Evan Williams Bonded Whiskey

-Bottled in Bond Law


Main Topic: Modifications To Our Handguns!


Ryan:


-S&W Model 66 .357

-Different Grips (probably boot grips)

-Bobbed hammer

-Replace rear sight (Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty Rear Sight)

-Smooth trigger face


-Sig Sauer P-226 9mm

-Better Sights (Perhaps Dawson Precision sights)

-Short Reset Trigger

-Maybe better grips



M&P 45

-.460 Rowland Conversion Kit

-Apex Trigger


Kahr PM45

-Factory Night Sights


S&W 1911 5”

-Recover Tactical Rail Conversion

-Weapons Mounted Light


Ruger LCR .357

-Big Dot Front sight



Next Loadout Episode!: If You Were A Character on Miami Vice!

DUE SATURDAY MARCH 30th

Handgun(s)

Rifle

Shotgun

Backup Handgun

Suits/Style

Car


Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 231 - Ammo with Alex from Ammo.com!

HGR 231 - Ammunition with Alex from Ammo.com!

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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 Alex from Ammo.com about online ammunition sales!


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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Cleaned some guns

Alex: -


Main Topic: Ammunition with Alex from Ammo.com!


The online sale of ammunition has been happening for a long time now, and there are quite a few suppliers out there. We are joined today by Alex from Ammo.com, one of those suppliers, to tell us a little bit about the industry.


  1. How did you get started with ammo.com?

  2. How saturated is the market and are there places that companies can innovate?

  3. What are some obstacles for the consumer when looking to purchase ammunition online? Some people who have always purchased in-store can be a bit hesitant to purchase ammo online; how do you convince them?

  4. How does ammo.com handle shipping? Ammunition is very heavy. Are shipping costs a challenge?

  5. Caliber selection

  6. Some people choose to buy ammunition a single box at a time, when there could be massive savings by buying it per 1000 round case (or even 500). How do you convince those potential customers that buying in bulk is better for them in the long run?

  7. How do you see the future shaping up for online ammunition sellers?

  8. What can we expect to see from ammo.com in the coming years?

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Handgun Radio 230 - A History of Detonics 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.

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This week, Daniel Watters discusses the history of Detonics!


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Ryan: - Mossberg CAC

-Listener Email: Dear Ryan,

Love the show. My Dad has a S&W Bodyguard in 380, and we took it to

the range. We couldn't hit anything with it; I think maybe that double

action trigger on that tiny gun--should he just practice more with it?

Or I considered suggesting the Rock Island Baby Rock in 380. I know

you have some reservations about shrunken down 1911 designs. Have you

shot a Baby Rock? What do you think?

best,

-Will



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Grand Ten Vesper



Daniel, what have you been researching lately?




Main Topic:  The Detonics Saga


https://web.archive.org/web/20120124060340/http://biggerhammer.net:80/detonics/detonics_history_patyates.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=fdqSAwAAQBAJ

http://detonicscollector.com/detonics.html

http://www.z3bigdaddy.com/site6/page13.html


https://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/DCM/dcm.html


http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/11/featured-gun-detonics-combat-master.html


http://www.vintageguncatalogs.com/index.php?cPath=1_93




1960 - A group of former Boeing engineers form the Rocket Research Corp.  At one point, it becomes the largest employer in Redmond, WA prior to Microsoft.  (It has passed through many hands since then, becoming Olin Aerospace (1985-1997), Primex Technologies (1997-2001), General Dynamics (2001-2002), and finally Aerojet (2002).  It is currently part of Aerojet Rocketdyne.)

1963 - In May, research aimed at developing a new rocket fuel shows more promise as an explosive.  This is ultimately named Astrolite.

Mid-1960s -  Patrick A. Yates begins paper designs for a compact M1911-type pistol.  At the time, he is an mechanical engineering student at the University of Florida.

1966 - Rocket Research Corp. decides to start its own explosives subsidiary - the Explosives Corporation of America (EXCOA).  RRC’s Director of Advanced Projects Michel E. Maes is chosen as president of the new firm. Later, Maes will also serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for another RRC subsidiary - the Petroleum Technology Corporation.
https://patents.google.com/?inventor=Michel+E.+Maes&sort=old

https://www.si.com/vault/1970/05/11/611098/the-merchant-of-menace


https://patents.google.com/?assignee=EXPLOSIVES+CORP+AMERICA&sort=old



Early 1970s – While employed by EXCOA, Yates meets fellow engineer and gun enthusiast Ken Leggett.  Inspired by gun magazine articles about Armand Swenson's “Bobcat” conversions, Yates and Leggett start swapping their own ideas about compact M1911 conversions, leading to a bit of friendly competition.  Leggett starts the ball rolling by producing his first compact prototype, but it proves to be extremely unreliable in live-fire testing. To improve the compact prototype, Yates and Leggett ponder schemes to improve the recoil system.  

Yates now goes full-in, buying three M1911 pistols to sacrifice for his own compact  prototypes. Yates initially tries converting to a linkless barrel scheme, which vaguely sounds like the S&W Model 39 pattern.  This does not work as Yates did not account for the torque of the barrel binding the lower lugs against the frame. Yates tries to center the linkless barrel by adding an underlug at the front of the barrel over the recoil spring plug.  

In the next round of testing, Leggett improves his personal prototype with a new spring system, which allows for slightly-more  reliable function. At least, it performed better than Yates’ linkless design. Yates decides to abandon the linkless model, and starts work on his second prototype.  Yates concentrates on the recoil system, developing a full-length guide rod with reverse spring plug. Yates' new guide rod holds three concentric springs and butts up against the slide stop, instead of the shoulder of the frame rails.  This gives a bit more room for slide travel. With quality springs, Yates' prototype functions well enough to consider the issue settled.

1972-1973 -  Former EXCOA President Michel E. Maes starts his own explosives company - Energy Sciences Corporation (ESC).  ESC begins snatching up current and former EXCOA staff, including the Director of Special Projects Sidney H. Woodcock, and later in 1973, the former Director of International Operations James R. Steffey. Steffey is ultimately tapped to serve as President of ESC with Maes serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
https://web.archive.org/web/20030220164642if_/http://www.sidwoodcock.com/index.html


Meanwhile, Yates concentrates upon cleaning up the ergonomics of his compact prototype.  The grip safety is deactivated, and the thumb safety is completely eliminated, replaced by a cross pin.  The thumb safety is eliminated as Yates intends to carry it with the hammer lowered. To accommodate thumb cocking, the top rear of the slide was relieved.  To prevent hammer bite, the hammer spur is severely bobbed to a nearly vertical parallel shape. The remaining top surface of the hammer is serrated for thumb-cocking. Thin wood stocks were epoxied to the frame with Acraglas bedding compound.  The profile of the slide stop pad and the magazine release were significantly reduced. The front tab of the magazine floorplate was slightly bent down to give a tiny increase in grippable surface for the frontstrap.

1973-1974 -  Having followed the progress of Yates and Leggett's friendly competition for some time, Woodcock expresses interest in seeing Yates' prototype transitioned into a commercial production pistol.  Yates resists the idea for a time, but relents after he loses his own job at EXCOA. For an upfront fee and distribution rights, Yates sells the rights to his design to Maes and Woodcock and agrees to help in the preparation of engineering drawings and patents.  

1974 - Jeff Cooper mentions the Detonics pistol prototype in the December 1974 issue of Guns & Ammo.

1976 – Detonics .45 Associates begins serial production of the CombatMaster.
http://detonicscollector.com/cm1/index.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1979issues/HJA79.pdf#page=32


Semi-automatic firearm - Patrick Yates, Sydney H. Woodcock, and Jeffrey R. Beals
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD249800S


1977 -  Semi-automatic firearm - Patrick Yates, Sydney H. Woodcock, and Jeffrey R. Beals
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4173169A


1978 – Detonics introduces the satin nickel-plated CombatMaster Mark II.   The original matte blued CombatMaster is now dubbed the Mark I.

1979 – Detonics unveils the hard chromed Mark III and the high-polish blue Mark IV CombatMaster variants.

Late in the year, Detonics introduces their first stainless steel CombatMasters – the matte-finish Mark V and the polished finish Mark VI.
http://detonicscollector.com/cm2/index.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1981issues/HJF81.pdf#page=42

Semi-automatic firearm - Patrick Yates, Sydney H. Woodcock, and Jeffrey R. Beals
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4344352A



1981 - Detonics introduces the CombatMaster Mark VII, a sight-less variant of the Mark V.  They also begin offering Mark V, VI, and VII pistols chambered in 9x19mm. The plated Mark II and III are dropped.
http://www.30calgal.com/detonics-mk-vii-pistol-part-two/

Detonics begins advertising the 8-round .45 “Super Combat” magazine for full-size M1911 pistols.

Maes and Woodcock form the partnership Detonics Small Arms Ltd.  It licenses the manufacturing and sale of its designs to Detonics Manufacturing Corp., which operates as a subsidiary of Energy Sciences Corp.

Patent applications are filed for two other accessories:

“Combat Selector Sight”
Adjustable sight for firearms - Michel E. Maes
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4388772A

http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/z3bigdaddy/media/bWVkaWFJZDoyNjA3NjgwMw==/?ref=


“Competition Recoil System”

Shock-absorbing recoil mechanism - Sidney H. Woodcock, Michel E. Maes, and Ronald W. Steimel
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4522107A

http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/z3bigdaddy/media/cGF0aDpEZXRvbmljcy9kZXRvbmljc2QwMzI0MDkuanBn/?ref=



1982 – Detonics introduces the .451 Detonics Magnum, credited with launching a 185gr projectile at  1,240 fps from a CombatMaster.
http://www.z3bigdaddy.com/site8/page44.html


Late in the year, Detonics begins teasing three new prototype handguns:
http://americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HMA83.pdf#page=52

http://americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HMJ83.pdf#page=46


7-Shot Top-Break .357 Magnum/.41 Magnum/.44 Magnum/.45 Colt Revolver with the option for a single-shot barrel assembly
Handgun of the revolver type - Nehemia Sirkis
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4539771A


Pocket 9 double-action pistol - Nehemia Sirkis
http://detonicscollector.com/p/index.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1985issues/HSO85.pdf#page=61

https://youtu.be/EpDHL9e4VaM


Large frame, double-action .45 semi-auto pistol – Ray Herriott (?)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180628005528/http://www.americanhandgunner.com/1984issues/HND84.pdf#page=55


1983 -  Detonics introduces the full-size, adjustable sight ScoreMaster.  Raoul Bloom is credited with the designation, inspired by the Remington rifle of the same name.  (Note that Remington’s trademark had expired. The same was not true of the trademark for the SpeedMaster, which Bloom applied to an unofficial model, which mated a compact CombatMaster slide assembly to a ScoreMaster frame.)  
http://detonicscollector.com/sm/index.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20180628005451/https://americanhandgunner.com/1984issues/HMA84.pdf#page=45


Detonics also begins offering Mark V, VI, and VII pistols chambered in .38 Super.

The non-glare stainless Military Combat-series (MC1 and MC2) are introduced in all four calibers.

Detonics introduces .451 Detonics Magnum kits for the Colt Government and Commander models.  The kit comes with a replacement barrel and link, a redesigned extractor, a Detonics Competition Recoil System guide rod, and a heavy duty firing pin spring. As no factory ammunition was available, the kit also included a box of 50 .451 Detonics Magnum brass made by Winchester as well as a Forester reamer for converting cases from .308 Winchester brass.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170421205951/http://www.americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HJA83.pdf#page=26



1984 – Detonics begins running print advertisements for the Pocket 9.


Detonics introduces the OM3 variant of the CombatMaster featuring a non-glare finish, except on the slide flats, which were polished.  The Mark I and IV are dropped.

1985 -  Detonics begins offering the System One Barrel System, a replacement bull-barrel kit for Government and Commander model pistol.  As the conventional barrel bushing is eliminated, the kit includes a captured full-length guide rod assembly with reverse spring plug and recoil spring.
http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/z3bigdaddy/media/cGF0aDpEZXRvbmljcy9kZXRvbmljc2MwMzI0MDkuanBn/?ref=


1986 -  Detonics introduces the Commander-sized ServiceMaster and ServiceMaster II.  The later variant has polished slide-flats.

The long-slide Pocket 9LS is introduced.  

A variant of the Pocket 9 with polished-slide flats is offered as the Power 9.

The Pocket 380 is also introduced.

The .451 Detonics Magnum is dropped from all models except the ScoreMaster.

In late April, Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Detonics Manufacturing Corp., and Energy Sciences Corp. file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

In June, the US District Court for the District of Columbia permanently enjoins Maes and James R. Steffey from assisting in filing SEC reports. The Security and Exchange Commission accused Maes and Steffey of failing to file, filing late, and filing incomplete 71 annual and quarterly reports on behalf of Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Energy Sciences Corp., and Tasa Products, Ltd.

In December, Maes resigns as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Detonics Manufacturing Corp. and Energy Sciences Corp.  Under the name of American Sporting Arms Industries (ASAI), Diane McCarthy (Detonics’ General Manager) and Ed “Tim” Lasater (Sales Manager) take control of Energy Sciences Corp.'s assets, including the Detonics handgun line.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/922151471/Presidential-Presentation-Gun-for-Ronald-W-Reagan-AKA-the-Ronny-Ray-gun-Detonics-Servicemaster-Never-sho.htm


1987 – The prototype of the Janus ScoreMaster is displayed at SHOT Show.  Designed by Richard Niemer, the Janus allows for the conversion of the ScoreMaster from the standard 5” barrel to an extended barrel with a full-profile compensator.  This alone would not be significant except for the fact that the front sight was easily removed from the slide so that a front sight attached to the compensator's body could be used instead.  (As discussed in the HGR Custom Pistol episode, it is easier to track the front sight during recoil when it is attached to the barrel, instead of the slide.)

All of the non-.45 models are dropped.

In March, ASAI defaults on their buyout plan.  The Bankruptcy Court appoints a trustee for Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Detonics Manufacturing Corp., and Energy Sciences Corp.

In May, the trustee orders the removal of all management personal associated with ASAI and appoints a new manager.

In August, the Bankruptcy Court approves the purchase of Detonics Manufacturing Corp.'s assets by a group of investors including Chuck Lyford and Bruce R. McCaw of McCaw Cellular.  The new owners group is named the New Detonics Manufacturing Corporation.

1988 -  New Detonics displays at SHOT Show with McCaw acting as president.  (McCaw will be later replaced by Chuck Lyford.)

In May, Energy Sciences Corp.'s bankruptcy is dismissed.  All remaining assets are repossessed by the sole secured creditor, the law firm of Murphy & Elgot (Thomas A. Murphy and Mark S. Elgot).   

1989 – New Detonics displays their prototype Series II models with forward cocking serrations, beavertails, extended safeties, and other premium features.  The company claims that they will offer certain models in 9x19mm and .38 Super on special order.

In July, New Detonics hires Robbie Barkman (ROBAR) as operations manager.

In October, the Bankruptcy Court orders the filing of Detonics Small Arms Ltd. to be converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

1990 -  New Detonics resumes production in Phoenix, AZ.  New pistols include the CompMaster and the Ladies Escort limited-series slim-line CombatMaster variant.  The latter are finished in different color schemes featuring ROBAR's surface coatings. For instance, the Royal Escort has an iridescent purple slide and stocks on a blackened stainless frame with a gold-plated trigger and hammer.  The Jade Escort has a jade-color slide on a satin stainless frame fitted with jade stocks. The Midnight Escort is the simplest with just a two-tone finish, featuring a blackened slide on a stainless frame with Onyx stocks.
https://www.gunsamerica.com/970959877/New-Detonics.htm

In June, Detonics Small Arms Ltd.'s bankruptcy is dismissed.

1991 – New Detonics introduces the CompMaster TF (Torque Free) with a two-port compensator.  A modernized Mark VII returns as the O.S. Backup. (Chuck Lyford claims responsibility for the latter designation, short for a common scatological exclamation.)

By late in the year, New Detonics production is suspended, just before they are due to pay licensing royalties.
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.guns/33nB2QqtsGE/ZmgL7ZIhzecJ

1992 – New Detonics' assets are auctioned off.  

In September, Murphy & Elgot, along with Richard Moore, repossess the rights to the name Detonics as well as the rights to manufacture the pistols.

1997 - Detonics Small Arms Ltd. engages in negotiations to license its pistols to another potential manufacturer.

2004 -  After roughly three years of trying to assemble investors, Detonics USA, LLC. is formed by gunwriter Jerry Ahern. Operations are moved to Pendergrass, GA.  Woodcock is hired as Vice President of Research & Development, and Peter Dunn is hired as head gunsmith and operations manager. As part of their licensing deal with  Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Detonics USA will pay royalties of 4.95% of gross sales of each of the products manufactured and sold. Detonics Small Arms, Ltd. is to receive 65% of the royalties while the surviving creditors Elgot and Moore are to receive 35% of the royalties.  (Thomas A. Murphy had passed away in 1997.)

2005 – Detonics USA begins shipping production pistols, starting with the CombatMaster.
https://web.archive.org/web/20051013071917/http://detonicsusa.com/combatmaster.html

http://www.gunblast.com/WBell_DetonicsCM.htm


The new Model 9-11-01 is introduced as a fixed-sight alternative to the yet to be reintroduced ScoreMaster.  
https://web.archive.org/web/20051124020652/http://www.detonicsusa.com/model91101.html


The StreetMaster combines the full-length slide of the 9-11-01 with the short frame of the CombatMaster.  (The StreetMaster configuration had been unofficially produced in small numbers back in the 1980s.)
https://web.archive.org/web/20051026013633/http://www.detonicsusa.com/streetmaster.html


2006 – Detonics USA announces  two new versions of the ScoreMaster:  the ScoreMaster Target and the ScoreMaster Tactical.  Both feature MMC's Novak-profile adjustable rear sights versus the Bo-Mar BMCS and Millett Sights of the original WA production models.  The primary differences between the two new variants are the accessory rail and reduced size controls of the ScoreMaster Tactical.
https://web.archive.org/web/20060814015900/http://detonicsusa.com/firearms.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20061015202447/http://www.detonicsusa.com/scoremaster_tactical.html


Detonics USA also teases a new version of the ServiceMaster – the ServiceMaster Compact.  This model mates the mid-size ServiceMaster slide with an Officers ACP height frame.
https://web.archive.org/web/20061015202433/http://www.detonicsusa.com/servicemaster.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20061015202437/http://www.detonicsusa.com/servicemaster_compact.html


2007 - In November, Detonics USA is purchased by Double Nickel LLC, owned by Bruce Siddle and Dr. Steve Stahle. Operations are relocated to Belleville, IL.  Both Sid Woodcock and Jerry Ahern stay on briefly as a design consultant and media director, respectively. Detonics Small Arms, Ltd. is to receive a flat royalty fee of $25 per Detonics/M1911-type pistol sold and $5 per other firearms sold.  As with Detonics USA, the royalties are to be split on the 65/35 ratio. The business is ultimately renamed to Detonics Defense Technologies, LLC.

2008 – Detonics teases the CPX, DNX, and DTX models.  The CPX and DNX-series are variants of their legacy model pistols with new cosmetics.  The DNX (Detonics/Novak) are premium variants of the CPX assembled by Charlie Pulit, the head pistolsmith for Wayne Novak.  They feature Novak Lo-Mount sights and well as the Novak Answer one-piece backstrap.

The DTX is a brand new high-capacity design featuring a polymer frame.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120624020050/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/dtx


Ergonomic grip and trigger for fire arm - Bruce K. Siddle, Sidney H. Woodcock, Daniel E. Kenney, and Steven D. Stahle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD598067S1


Ergonomic grip for a fire arm - Bruce K. Siddle, Sidney H. Woodcock, Daniel E. Kenney, and Steven D. Stahle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD598517S1



Fire arm with ergonomic grip - Bruce K. Siddle, Sidney H. Woodcock, Daniel E. Kenney, and Steven D. Stahle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD599430S1


Lt. Col. David Grossman (US Army - Ret.) is appointed to Detonics Defense’s Board of Directors.

2009 - Detonics teases the CombatMaster Evolution and the Nemesis featuring the Octagonal Sighting System (OSS).  As the name implies, the OSS barrels are machined with an octagonal profile. However, the barrel also features a Wil Schuemann-style Hybrid/Sight Tracker rib for mounting the front sight directly to the barrel.
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2010/9/30/detonics-combat-master-evolution/

https://gunsgunsguns.net/detonics-combat-master-evolution/


The mid-size Nemesis features a new modular frame designed around the STI 2011 magazine.
https://gunsgunsguns.net/detonics-nemesis/


Recoil operating pistol with nestable barrel and slide - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/US8087344B2

2010 – Double Nickel Holding LLC signs a promissory note for $627,304.29, secured by a Commercial Security Agreement.  (Note that this is extremely close to the same figure still owed by Detonics Small Arms Ltd. to its creditors and original investors.)

2011  -
Firearm slide - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD661766S1


Firearm barrel - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD661767S1


Hand grip for a firearm - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD673238S1


2012 - The CombatMaster Evolution is revamped to the CombatMaster HT, with a new hammer and sights.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120319063146/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/combat-master

https://web.archive.org/web/20120730202646/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/primal-sights/

https://web.archive.org/web/20120730202948/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/fusion-grips/


Detonics introduces the MTX-series, a more conventional variant of the previous Nemesis model.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120319063203/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/mtx


The Nemesis name is then applied to a full-size single-stack model - the Nemesis HT, which shares features with the CombatMaster HT.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120319063240/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/nemesis


Hammerless, striker fired model 1911 handgun and associated methods - Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/US8720096B2


2013
Hand grip for a firearm - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD726861S1


2014 – Detonics introduces the STX-series, a striker-fired variant of the MTX.
https://web.archive.org/web/20160624162652/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/stx

https://youtu.be/9ra5EAJBDoE



Body for a firearm - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD732627S1


Sear assembly for a striker fired handgun - Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD746402S1



2015 - In June, STI International, Inc. and Detonics announce the formation of a strategic partnership.  The primary goal is to make the MTX and STX pistols viable competitors for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System program.  By November, STI will hire Owen Cramer as Program Manager. Cramer’s previous position was at the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane, and he had previously worked for FN Manufacturing and Smith & Wesson.

Sear assembly for hammerless, striker fired handgun - Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/US9410760B2


2016 - In late January, STI files suit in Texas against Double Nickel.  A few week later in February, Double Nickel files suit against STI in Illinois alleging a breach of contract, and requests a restraining order to prevent STI from using its intellectual property.

In early May, both cases are dismissed.  Roughly two weeks later, Double Nickel Holdings LLC announces that it is outsourcing its sales, marketing, IP licensing, public relations, and investor relations to HFX Holding, LLC.  Double Nickel also appoints Major General Robert Newman Jr. (USAF, Ret) as its new CEO.

Extractor for firearms - Jessie Carr (STI Firearms)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US9784514B1


2017 -
Striker system for firearms - Jessie Carr (STI Firearms)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US10077961B2


Extractor for firearms - Jessie Carr (STI Firearms)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180066909A1



2018 - Double Nickel Holding LLC defaults on payment of the $627,304.29 promissory note.  In September, the secured creditor Agile Systems LLC forces a public foreclosure sale.  They acquire the rights to all of Double Nickel’s Detonics Defense patents. (Curiously, Agile Systems LLC was incorporated in Missouri in April, on nearly the eight year anniversary of the original promissory note.  The only known officer is a local attorney. However, there is an Agile Systems LLC headquartered in Bellevue, WA. The company’s president, Allan Beals, shares the same last name as one of the three original patent holders for the CombatMaster - Jeffrey Beals.  A relative perhaps, or just a coincidence?)










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Handgun Radio 229 - SHOT Show 2019 Aftermath

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 about some of the SHOT Show 2019 coverage that we saw!


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Drink Segment: Champs-Élysées  

2 oz Cognac

0.5 Oz Green Chartruese

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Dash of Angostura bitters




Main Topic: SHOT Show 2019  Aftermath

(Thanks again to our friend Richard at Guns Holsters & Gear for his SHOT 2019 coverage, along with a bunch of other friends on facebook)

Here is where you will want to go Guns Holsters & Gear SHOT 2019 Coverage


-US Made Walther PPK’s & PPK/s

-Volquartsen Black Mamba .22 LR

-Steyr A2 Modular Frame pistol

-CZ P-10 SC

-Franklin Armory Providence

-Impressions of the Mossberg MC1sc from people

-Pac-lite TSS integrally suppressed upper for Ruger .22 pistols








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Handgun Radio 226 - SHOT Show 2019 Preview

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 some of the new firearms that are supposed to be at SHOT Show 2019

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - The winner prizes for the 1890’s loadout contest will be going out this week. Thanks to all those who participated!!!

-.22 WRF

-Listener & Friend of the Show Matthew sent in his entry post-contest: Hmm, I think I'd go with a double action Colt 1878 and a Winchester in 44-40 to pair the ammunition and a nice Burgess Folding Shotgun! Clothing wise, no idea some hardy cords!

Weerd:

Drink Segment:

Liquid Riot Old Port Rye

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2019

Special Thanks to our friend Richard Johnson for his GunsHolstersandGear.Com

Mossberg Mc1SC

Ruger LCRx 3” barrel in .357 Magnum

Walther PPQ M2 Q5 Match Steel Frame

Glock 48  https://www.firearmrack.com/glock-43x-review-glock-48/

Glock 43x

Colt “King Cobra” 3” .357 Magnum 6-shot

Kel-Tec CP33 Pistol

Stoeger STR-9 Pistol

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Handgun Radio 225 - 1890's Loadouts with Weerd Beard, Hickok45 & John!

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 1890-1900 loadout entries that we’ve received and have a special guest to talk about some of them!

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Week in Review:

Skipping most of the week in review because of the emails

-Made Jerky

-Ice Tray AK47

Drink Segment: Sazerac   2oz Rye (Brandy or Bourban can be Substituted)

A few dashes of Absinthe (I use Pernod as a substitution)

A few Dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

Serve in a small Rocks glass

Garnish with a Lemon twist

Main Topic: 1890’s Loadouts

So, here are the contest rules. We arent choosing whether anyones loadout is good or bad, its going to be a random choice. We will choose at the end. 1890 to 1900 will be accepted. Ours will be at the end (Except for Hickoks)


Hickok45’s Loadout:

John Hickoks Loadout:

JOHN F:

I would go with a FN 1900 with a derringer back up. My dress would be dress pants and shirt with a vest and pocket watch. Anyways keep up the great work.
John F

TIMOTHY W:

Here's my 1899 load out. I'm gonna go cutting edge and get a Smith and Wesson 1899 hand ejector in .38 special, probably a 6" in a shoulder holster, and for my rifle go with a Winchester  1895 in a carbine length chambered in .30-40 Krag.

MICHAEL A:

My  (late) 1890’s loadout:
Webley Revolver in 455.   Shoulder holster.
Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine, .303.
Winchester 1890 pump rifle, in .22 WRF.  
Grey “windowpane” wool trousers w/ braces, vest and coat.   
Black wool flat cap.
Brown leather paddock boots.
Brown linen pocket square.
Pocketknife with horn grip, clip and wharncliffe blades.
Silver pocket watch and flask of Schnapps.  
ENORMOUS handlebar moustache.
...the 1890 is included because I have one in .22 WRF.  Inherited it from my grandfather. It shows it’s age, and the bore looks like a sewer pipe, but it still shoots minute of grouse head.  
Enjoy your podcast.  Thanks for producing content that isn’t constant politics, plastics, or AR-15s.

Ron B:

Okay fellows, here it is:

1. Merwin & Hulbert Army model in 44-40 carried in the shoulder holster under my wool coat. This model features the “skull-crusher” tab on the end of grip and is perfect for saloon fights. The opposite shoulder strap of my rig holds 12 additional 44-40 rounds.

2. On my left thigh (I’m a lefty) is a Winchester 1894 in the Mares Leg configuration. It’s also in 44-40. I own a Rossi 94 Ranch Hand in .45 LC and this is a superb SBR even though it’s classed a pistol. Bullets are compatible with my M&H and the belt rig is looped for 12 additional cartridges.

3. On my right hip is a 1896 Broomhandle Mauser in 7.63mm. It’s carried in the signature shoulder stock carrier holster. This rig carries an additional 10 rounds in the leather sheath for the wooden stock in addition to the 10 rounds in the pistol.

4. I’m sporting fine leather cowboy boots, also hand made like the holsters and gun belt. In my left boot is a 6-inch Bowie knife and in my right boot is a Remington derringer in .41 Remington, two shot back-up.

5. What was unique back in those days was the quality of leather goods. Mens’ lives depended on holsters, belts, saddles and such. My custom leather rigs ensure I can move comfortably and secure my five weapons.

I spend more time in town than the open range. My open range guns are on my horse.

The M&H choice was inspired by an episode of “Creepy” magazine from my youth and I heard Weird refer to that comic before. Keep up the good work.Ron From AL


Kevin G:

ope this finds you both well.  I really like the show and enjoy it even more knowing that you are from New England.

I have given a lot of thought to my load out and really enjoyed having to think outside of the box.  This is something that you should definitely do more of on the show. Either way here I go.

I would carry a Colt Single Action Army in 45 Colt.  My first reaction was to go with the Smith and Wesson Model 3 but after thinking about it I went with the SAA. Due to the way the Model 3 breaks open and ejects spend cases I was concerned over longevity and problems out in the field.  Dirt, grit, moisture and lack of cleaning gave me pause when it came to the reliability of this pistol. Since the cylinder stays within the gun I have less concern over mechanical failures with the SAA. Understanding that the Model 3 was utilized heavily by the cavalry and needed to be rugged I am still confident in my decision.

For a rifle I'd carry an original Henry in 44 Henry. After the Civil War,  and since it would be out of production, there would be a surplus of parts and rifles. With the new Winchesters being out in the 1890s, I'd have less competition for maintenance parts.

I'd ride a Haflinger horse due to their size and draft capabilities if needed. I'd also have a dog, nothing huge but big enough to scare up game and cute enough to help me land some loose moraled women when I blew into town for supplies and a night of rabble rousing.

Hope this helps with your lit.

Oddball:

I figured I'd give you guys what I think I'd wear around 1900

I decided to list both what I'd wear in the "more civilized" areas in the east and the frontier in the west.

For the east, I would probably be wearing a 3 piece suit and black leather shoes.  For outerwear, I'd have a bowler hat and wool overcoat for cold weather. I would have a pocket watch on a chain in my vest pocket, and probably a two blade pen knife in a pocket... although that might change from day to day.  Ask Weerd about my knife habit.

As far as defense goes, I would like to carry a Schofield, probably in 44-40, in a shoulder holster.  Of course, it was considered in poor taste at the time to carry openly. I'd have a Smith and Wesson model 2 in 38S&W in my pocket, when I couldn't comfortably carry the Schofield or as a backup.  I would also carry a cane made of hardwood with a brass knob.

As for being on the frontier, the firearms wouldn't change much.  I'd still go with the Schofield. This time definitely in 44-40, to match the ammo in my lever gun (either a Winchester 1873 or Marlin 1874, which ever I could get the best deal on).  It would be carried on my right side in a belt holster on a gun belt. This way, I could easily remove it when entering areas that frowned on carrying. On the left side of the gun belt would be a bowie knife.  Just to change things up a bit, I'd have a Marlin 38 standard in 38S&W carried either in a vest pocket or boot. I'd have a small boot knife in the other boot.

When it comes to clothes, and other things, I'd probably wear a button down shirt and vest, jeans, and boots.  I'd also wear a Stetson and duster, when the weather calls for it. I'd have a pocket watch on a chain in my vest pocket, and definitely have a stockman's knife also riding in a pocket.

Thanks for the interesting thought experiment, hope you guys are having a good day!

Dave D:

Hey Guys,

Thanks for your work on the podcast. As usual, I'm running behind so I just listened to episode 220. My turn of the century load out would fall into one of 3 categories.

My most likely situation is a farmer somewhere in the southeast US. Normal clothes would be a union suit, linen or cotton shirt with cotton duck or denim pants held up with suspenders. In this situation I probably would only have one gun as affording a collection would be hard. If I had a rifle, it would be a old heavily used 1873 Winchester in 32-20, but the handgun option would be a Smith and Wesson safety hammerless in .38 S&W carried in a plain leather belt and simple holster or just shoved into a pocket.

The second scenario I thought of was a frontier load out. If I was a hunter or trapper west of the Mississippi, logistics would dictate a lot of what I chose. Clothing would likely be a combination of buckskin, denim and wool. Trapping or smaller game hunting load out would look like an 1894 Winchester rifle and a Colt New service revolver or a Remington model 1890 all in 44-40. If I was hunting large game, I would swap out the Winchester for a trapdoor Springfield in 45-70. Most times my pack mule would carry the rifles but the pistol would be in a leather flap style holster on an ammo belt carried on the waist.

My money is no object scenario finds me a "Gentlemen of Leisure" in Philadelphia or New York. I made several fortunes in the Absinthe import market (Wink to Weerd). I'm decked out in tailored suits and a top hat. Bowler hats are not my cup of tea. My main gun would be a Browning M1900 in 32 ACP. It would be nickel plated and ornately engraved. I would carry it in a shoulder holster (those tailored suits being designed to conceal). My backup piece would be a two shot derringer in 41 rimfire, also highly engraved but carried in a vest pocket.

Thanks again for the thought experiment.

Ryan Michad:

-Sidearm: Merwin & Hulbert in .44-40 (4 inch Barrel)

-Other Sidearm: Snubby Colt Thunderer (M1878) Double Action in .44-40

-Shotgun: 1897 Winchester Pump

-Rifle: Winchester 1892 .44-40

-Deep Conceal: Webley Bulldog in .442

Weerd Beard:

-Sidearms:  Large Merwin & Hulbert 3rd Model Double-Action in .44-40 5-inch Barrel

Medium S&W Safety Hammerless Top-Break in .38 S&W

Small  S&W Model 1 .22 Short

-Carbine  Colt Lightning Carbine in .44-40

-Rifle Remington Rolling Block in either .45-70, .45-110, or .50-70

-Shotgun 10 Ga Side-By-Side Coach Gun

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Handgun Radio 224 - Christmas Listener Emails

ello 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 listener emails and a few christmas gift ideas!


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(Skipping week in review….listener emails)



Dave:

Hey Guys,

I heard Weerd mention the white crystalline powder on some very old .22 bullets in episode 222. That powder is actually lead oxide and is from the lead bullet breaking down.

The problem with lead oxide is it's absorbed into the skin at a 10x rate compared to raw lead. Make sure when you run into that stuff you are extra careful about handling. Gloves would be your best bet and I would brush it off outside with a soft bristled brush


Name: Tim

Subject: Carry systems

Message: Question for weird . Noticed your carry guns are all vastly different . From the safety and short single action to the kahr trigger to a lcr with a totally different manual of arms . I am sure the thought of them being totally different has crossed your mind. As some one who is trying really really hard to justify the purchase of an lcr I was wondering . Do you find that work with one sets you back on the other ? And do you do anything different in your training to make sure you don’t mess any up in a oh shit moment ? Like for example smashing on an empty lcr trigger when there is no slide lock or dead trigger on empty. Great show find you both very entertaining on the rides too and from work thanks!


Hey Weer’d,

Hope all is well! I just wanted to get your opinion on a new EDC handgun. The last time I talked to you I was looking at a 226, but after looking at the prices and size I decided it would be better to get something that I can carry.

I really liked the Sig 365 but found out there have been 2 recalls on them so far. I have never used a glock, but I looked at the 43 yesterday and it felt pretty nice and seems like it would be a good EDC gun (with new sights). I remember you had mentioned the M&P, I did not get to check any of those out yet though.

So I just figured it would be nice to get your opinion on these (and feel free to make any other suggestions). Also, I wanted to see how you felt about the appendix carry position. I was wondering if it is really a "dangerous/risky" carry position, or if it has only gained this reputation from people using it without enough training.

Thanks,

Hey,  I was looking at some handguns.

What are your thoughts on these. HKP30L,  Steyr M9 A1, CZ P07?


From Manuel:

If you are traveling and find yourself in a hotel and want to make a drink out of small amounts of alcohol from those tiny 1 oz bottles

Because you shouldn’t get drunk before an event and can’t bring back home anything if flying

What would Weerd pick from what’s available in 1oz bottles?





Drink Segment:  French 75 With Ian

https://youtu.be/F-TPOfvEElE https://youtu.be/Y8uxjcPjL1Y


Main Topic: Christmas Gifts for the Handgunner 2018

Ryan:

-Mossberg Retrograde Shotguns

-Steel Targets (NOW AT WALLY WORLD)

-Henry Octagon Pump


Weerd:

-Brownells Ammo BARREL

-Desantis Nemesis

-S&W Classics Revolver


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Handgun Radio 223 - A History of Speedloaders 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.

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This week, Daniel Watters discusses the history of speedloaders!


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Week in Review:


Figured we’d skip the week in review. Just wanted to remind everyone to send in their 1899 loadout to handgunradio@gmail.com or to the facebook page! We’ve gotten a lot of great entries so far!


Listener Emails:

Name: Jon

Subject: Mare’s Leg!

Message: Hey, fellas! New(ish) shooter here, and a huge fan.

So, I up and bought a Henry Mare’s Leg in .357 this week, mostly because of Steve McQueen, and Firefly. It looks badass, I don’t own anything like it, and dammit, I’m a grown-ass man, and if I want a range toy, I’m gonna’ buy a range toy.


So, while I wait for it to arrive, a couple questions for you gents.

1) What the hell do you suggest I do with the thing? Seriously, have y’all shot these? It’s a “taint gun”. ‘Taint a pistol, and ‘taint a shotgun. Is it as awkward to shoot as it looks?


2) What would I have to do (legally) to slap a full size stock on it, and just go SBR? I live in Virginia, if that makes a difference.


Keep up the terrific work, gents. The drink segment is my favorite.


Cheers,

Name: Quintin

Subject: 450 SMC

We talked about this last week but Daniel has some insight.

The founder and former president of Triton Ammunition Fernando Coelho often discussed the origins of the .45 Super and the .450 SMC in an online forum that he once owned. The employee responsible for the original off-color “SMC” designation was Triton’s Operations Manager, retired USMC Gunnery Sergeant David Schmidbauer.

http://gunhub.com/gun-talk/49832-45-super.html#post452548


Name: Rick

Subject: Jo.Lo.Ar. pistol

Message: Any help in field stripping this gun?

Thanks in advance,

Rick .....



Drink Segment:  Because I’m lazy Tonight  Speyburn 10 in a glass


Main Topic: A History of Speedloaders with Daniel Watters


Google Patents link for the US Patent Class which covers revolver speedloaders.
https://patents.google.com/?q=F41A9%2f85&sort=old


Additional articles and videos for visual reference:

https://revolverguy.com/blast-past-popular-police-speedloaders-1970s/

https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/revolver-speed-loaders-work/

https://youtu.be/kSDAZLc5Jgg



Early speedloaders appeared not long after the first top-break and swing-open cylinder revolvers hit the market in the late 19th Century.

For instance, in 1878, Rollin White was awarded a pair of patents (US Patents #201,855 and #202,613) for belt-mounted, multiple-refill speedloaders for top-break revolvers, such as the S&W Model 3. The loader consists of an inner and outer tube, along with a center spring-loaded shaft. The drawings depict the loader filled five stacks of cartridges - 30 cartridges total. Each stack is held in place by spring tabs. By forcing the rear of the open cylinder against the mouth of the inner tube, all of the stacks are pushed forward, allowing for the stack of cartridges nearest to the cylinder to drop free. The design looks like it would be very sensitive to overall cartridge length. The second patent is basically the same idea as the first, but also incorporates an integral holster.

https://www.google.com/patents/US201855

https://www.google.com/patents/US202613

Probably one of the first designs that would be fairly relevant even today is US Patent #223,100 from 1879 by William H. Bell. It locks and unlocks by twisting. However, the design also allowed for the case rims to be trapped not only by a center locking piece but also an outer groove.

https://www.google.com/patents/US223100


In 1881, Major George Scofield was awarded US Patent #239,676. Not surprisingly, it depicts his pet S&W Model 3. This was a push to release style, depending upon a conical collet bushing to lock the cartridge in place by friction. By pressing the loader onto the cylinder, a cup-shaped centerpiece would force the legs of the bushing together to loosen their tension on the cartridges.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US239676A


Several years later in 1886, Daniel Baird Wesson came up his own speedloader along with a belt rig with multiple carriers that would be right at home at an ICORE match today - US Patent #354,454. The loaders were a twist to release type. Instead of acting as a locking piece, the center rotor merely forces the case rims into an outer groove for locking.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US354454A


An early proponent of speedloader use was a US Army cavalry officer by the name of John C. Kelton.  He would eventually be promoted to Brigadier General upon becoming Adjutant General of the US Army.

Here is one of his vintage advocacy articles:

"Devices by Means of Which Effective Mounted Firing with the Pistol and Carbine can be Obtained by the Cavalry in Attack."


By Colonel J. C. Kelton

Assistant Adjutant General, US Army


Journal of the United States Cavalry Association (March 1888)


Kelton had personally designed and patented  the devices mentioned in his article, including the cartridge packs.


https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.hwhgvu?urlappend=%3Bseq=74

Kelton's designs look a bit fiddly compared to his historical counterparts, and I’m not certain that he ever made more than the prototypes he displayed.  Despite his rank and position, Kelton’s cartridge packs were not adopted.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US331891A
https://patents.google.com/patent/US394373A
https://patents.google.com/patent/US394374A

Colt got in on the action in 1889 after the introduction of their swing-out cylinder revolvers. Carl J. Ebhets was awarded US Patent #402,424 for the “cartridge pack” designed as an accessory for his M1889 New Navy revolver. (Besides designing Colt's classic double-action revolvers, Ehbets would later act as Colt's patent attorney in preparing some of John M. Browning's semi-auto pistol patents.) Ebhets' design depended upon a center wedge to force the cartridge rims into an outer ring. By pressing the loader against the cylinder, the wedge would be forced to the rear, allowing the cartridges to drop free. The US Navy actually issued a pair of these in a belt pouch.

https://www.google.com/patents/US402424


The first loader to bring the gap from the 19th to the 20th Century was the famous Prideaux Device. William de Courcy Prideaux was awarded his first English patent in 1893 which was covered by US Patent #516,942 in 1894. Prideaux continued to improve the loader, and was awarded US Patent #1,181,034 in 1916. Note that the first patent depicts a Webley Mark I revolver while the second patent shows a Colt New Service. The loader depends upon two rows of long spring tabs to hold the cartridges in place. The spring tabs are attached to an inner section of the loader, while the cartridge cases are backed by the outer section. When the loader is pressed against the cylinder, the outer section is pressed forward over the spring tab section. The cartridges are forced into the chambers past the spring tab section, which is blocked from movement by the face of the cylinder. The original design saw service during the Boer War while the improved variant was issued during World War I.

https://www.google.com/patents/US516942

https://www.google.com/patents/US1181034

https://youtu.be/WDaFBDsCg_E
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/coo.31924069276362?urlappend=%3Bseq=876

https://www.engelscollectibles.com/Listing/Details/487994/Speed-Loader

https://www.simpsonltd.com/products/c28629

http://www.icollector.com/Prideaux-Speedloader-for-Webley-Fosbery-Pistol_i25753761



After taping, I discovered that Herman H. Kempf’s 1934 patented loader (US Patent #1,971,526) had actually been produced.  It was marketed by the Revolver Cartridge Clip Corp. of New York. Kempf’s loader was a side-stripping design featuring the cartridges arranged in a cylindrical fashion across three tiers. You inserted all six cartridges into the cylinder and pulled the loader directly to the side via a finger ring.  The neat feature was that the loader was hinged in the middle allowing it to be stored fairly flat in a carrying pouch. Upon removal from the pouch, a torsion spring would return the loader to its normal ready-to-load configuration.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US1971526A
http://smith-wessonforum.com/gun-leather-carry-gear/75984-vintage-steel-leather-pics-10.html


You can see in the opening link that there was no shortage of speedloader patents in the early 20th Century. Some of them even used design concepts that would be resurrected multiple times by later inventors. However, none of these speedloaders really made a dent in the US police market until after the Second World War. Officers relied primarily on belt-mounted cartridge loops, dump pouches, or even their pockets to carry spare cartridges.


One of the earliest known issue speedloaders used by the Los Angeles Police Department was the “Spee-D-Loader.” While he filed his first application as early as 1948, Austin J. Grogan was not awarded US Patent #2,592,415 until 1952. The design is basically a flat metal strip with six pairs of spring fingers riveted along its length. The cartridge cases are held sideways by the spring fingers. The goal was to make a loader flat and compact enough to fit into a conventional dump-pouch designed for loose cartridges. These loaders were apparently still issued by the LAPD as late as the early 1970s. There is almost no documentation available on when they were first marketed or the available sizes, if any. A 1972-vintage article mentioned that the cartridge spacing on their sample would not allow them to load more than one chamber at a time.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US2592415A


The popularity of speedloaders didn't increase nationally until PPC competition started to hit an equipment race during the 1960s and '70s. The less time you spent reloading your revolver meant more time to aim and shoot on the timed course of fire. A few forward-thinking officers thought that if the speedloaders worked during a competition, why not use them on the street?

One of the earliest speedloaders to become popular during this era was the Hunt Multi-Loader. While John M. Hunt received US Patent #2,896,353 in 1959, I was not able to find advertisements predating 1963. In 1968, the design was picked up by Kel-Lite and marketed by Safariland as the “Firepower Clip.” Hunt's design was a cup-shaped piece of rubber that held the cartridges on the outer bottom surface. The cartridge rims were retained much like the later Bianchi Speed Strip. You inserted the rounds together into the cylinder, and then peeled the loader off. However, it was easier said than done. If you weren't careful, the act of peeling would pull a few cartridges back out of the chamber. Curiously, even after the original design was dropped by Safariland for the Comp I, Hunt continued to work on improving carriers for it, resulting in US Patent #4,079,536 in 1978.

https://www.google.com/patents/US2896353

https://www.google.com/patents/US4079536


In 1963, Ole N. Olson filed for a push button release speedloader design that was awarded US Patent #3,197,907 in 1965. The loaders were produced by Salinas Industries, and marketed by J.M. Bucheimer as early as 1964. The loaders would later be marketed as the “Feathertouch.” The cartridges were retained by a central flexible washer placed within the rear of the loader. The tiny pushbutton compresses the washer into an internal concave recess, freeing the rims of the cartridges. Some users have complained that the release of the cartridges was not always discernable or reliable. Olson noted in the patent that the washer was the first thing to wear out. You'll note in the attached advertisement that the early loaders were much longer than those seen in Mike Woods' linked article.


https://www.google.com/patents/US3197907


In 1965, Donald Matich received US Patent #3,213,559 for what would be marketed as the Matich Quick Loader. The Matich was sort of like a flexible version of the Spee-D-Loader. You would snap the cartridges in the loader's fingers while it was flat. Afterward, you could roll the strip into a circle, locking it in place via a two-fingered sling frog hooked into a crosspin molded into the opposite end of the strip. To reload, you would start the cartridges into the cylinder and then peel the strip off. As the strip unrolled, the flanges would pull apart allowing the cartridges to drop into the cylinder.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3213559

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/477053-matich-quick-loader-unusual-case-historical-interest-maybe-nostalgia.html


Ole N. Olson had a much simpler design that was awarded US Patent #3,225,482 in 1965. It was kind of like a Speed Strip, but the flexible rubber body retained each cartridge almost as like a conventional belt loop. To load the revolver, the rim of each cartridge had to be pressed down through the loop. The earliest ad I can find for this design dates to 1980. It was marketed by Triden Industries as the Rapid Revolver Loading Clip.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US3225482A


After an experiment in the mid-1960s to develop a collapsable speedloader (US Patent #3,252,238), William C. Bye and his partner Werner O. Brunhuber received US Patent #3,503,150 in 1970 for a more marketable design. Marketed as the Bye Speed Loading System, its selling point was that it had no springs, screw, cams, or ratchets. As you can see by the patent that's not entirely true as the handle is threaded into the center collet-style locking piece. When the handle was pushed forward, the locking piece would expand to hold the cartridge case rims. When the loader was pushed into the cylinder, the tapered top of the locking piece would be compressed and thus, release the cartridges. By 1978, it was 3 to 4 times as expensive as competing speedloaders, so this could not have helped sales.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3252238

https://www.google.com/patents/US3503150

I believe that US Patent #3,538,636 issued in 1970 is the patent for what became the Bianchi Speed Strip, but given the filing date of 1968, I'm not entirely certain. The now-abandoned trademark for Speed Strips claims that they were first marketed in 1965, but then again, others claim that they were not featured in Bianchi's catalogs until 1972.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3538636

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speed-strips---pair-10851.html#start=1



Also in 1970, John D. Fordham and William L. Powers of Dade Screw Machine received US Patent #3,541,716. The new Dade Loader became extremely popular among PPC shooters. The case rims were retained by an elastic O-ring (garter spring) along the outer diameter of the loader. This made loading the Dade fairly easy as individual cartridges would snap into place as the rim passed the garter spring. When reloading, the loader would bottom out against the cylinder, and then you would press the large center button, forcing the case rims past the garter spring. The downside to the Dade was its fat diameter interfered with factory stocks and thumbpieces. Worse yet, it could easily lose the cartridges when dropped. The Dade Loaders were still in production in the 1980s and perhaps even later.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3541716


French inventor Jean Dupouy received US Patent #3,667,146 in 1972 for own concept of a rigid side-stripping speedloader. I believe this patent was the basis of a speedloader once sold by Manurhin. Dupouy's loader staggered the cartridges so they could be loaded three at a time, but as a result, it would not have been flat enough to fit legacy dump pouches.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US3667146A



The most commercially popular speedloader has probably been probably the HKS 'Six Second' speedloader. Robert D. Switzer received US Patent # 3,722,125 in 1973 for the initial design. These original models would later be dubbed the M-model after the introduction of the improved A and B models.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3722125

http://www.hksspeedloaders.com/SpeedloaderPage.html


Not to be confused with the HKS Six Second, the Second Six loader was also patented in 1973 (US Patent #3,769,732). Designed by William T. Griffis, the Second Six consisted of two pieces of interlocking molded plastic. The inner portion retained the case rims through molded-in flanges; the outer portion was a ring that sat on top of the case heads when loaded. You would start the cartridges into the cylinder, and then force the outer ring towards the cylinder. This would force the case rims past the flanges. In other words, it was sort of a modern polymer re-interpretation of the Prideaux Device. The upside was that this loader was extremely narrow in diameter, and had a short overall length. Initially, the firm would only sell directly to agencies and individual LEOs. Agencies issuing the Second Six included the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. (While some people have praised the Second Six for its ease of use, I personally found that forcing the tiny outer ring down could be nearly impossible at times. I don't know if there was an aging plastic issue with my used sample, or some sort of dimensional mismatch with my Detective Special. However, I don't remember it working better on S&W K-Frames.) In 1981, Griffis would receive US Patent #4,272,903 for a new three-piece variant, but I don't think this was nearly as prolific as the original.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3769732

https://www.google.com/patents/US4272903

In 1974, Paul P. Kubik received US Patent #3,824,729. The Kubik Speed Reloader was an odd piece of equipment. The cartridges were held in place by spring tension in three staggered tiers. The cartridges could be inserted from one side of the loader only. You started the cartridges in the chambers and then pulled the loader out to the side.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3824729

https://americanhandgunner.com/1978issues/AHMA78.pdf#page=34

David A. Johnson received US Patent #4,065,868 in 1978 for what was initially known as the JFS. While Johnson was reportedly making them in his garage even before the patent was granted, the design quickly gained a following on the West Coast amongst PPC shooters. In an interview published in 1980, Safariland's president Neale Perkins credited PPC revolversmith Bill Davis with tipping him off to the JFS loader. Safariland picked up the rights to the design, where it was ultimately named the Comp I. Perkins stated that they sold 50,000 of the Comp I J-K2 loaders within the first 9 months of its introduction in 1977.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4065868

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-i-11230.html


At the same time that David Johnson was designing the Comp I, Austrian inventors Heinz Jelinek and Fritz Carmann were designing what would become known as the Jet-Loader. French and German patents were received in 1978, while US Patent #4,133,129 was awarded in 1979. The earliest mention I can find of the Jet-Loader being imported to the US was in 1981. Like other imported speedloaders, its availability was often spotty, yet it developed a cult following with serious PPC shooters in the US.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4133129

https://revolverguy.com/look-jetloader-speedloader/


HKS introduced their improved A and B-models in 1978, well ahead of the 1980 and 1982 patent awards. The B-model was short-lived after its introduction. The A-models are manual-release only like the legacy M-models. However, the A-model covers the primers and rattled less than the legacy M-models. HKS retained the M-model has it found that some revolvers simply needed the cartridges to be held a little less rigidly for rapid indexing of the cartridges into the cylinder. The B-model basically added the automatic release of the Safariland Comp I while retaining the option of a manual twist release like the M and A models.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4202124

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4313275A



In 1982, Safariland introduced the improved Comp II speedloader. Alas, I can't seem to locate a patent for that one.


https://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-ii-11231.html

https://revolverguy.com/safariland-comp-ii-speedloader/


In 1986, JFS Inc. licensed the patent rights to the Jet-Loader. However, David Johnson further modified the design, resulting in the award of US Patent # 4,866,870 in 1989. Johnson noted that upon release of the spring-loaded locking mechanism, his legacy Comp I and Comp II would sometimes result in a slight twisting motion that impeded the clean release of the cartridges from the loader. Given the much larger and stronger spring of the Jet-Loader, the torque was even more severe. Manuals for the latter even recommended that the user not hold the revolver by the cylinder while the loader is inserted. Johnson's solution was to add a rotating sleeve to the improved design's handle, so that the loader's handle was free to twist during release. Safariland still markets this as the Comp III.


https://www.google.com/patents/US4866870

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-iii-11232.html


Earlier in 1989, Venezuelan inventor Angel G. Goyanes was awarded US Patent #4,862,622. Goyanes' design is probably the ultimate combination of the “Spee-D-Loader” and Matich pull-strip designs. The strip can be inserted flat in a dump pouch, yet upon withdrawal from the pouch, internal springs will force the strip to roll into a cylinder. Goyanes has never found a manufacturer for his design, and with the expiration of the patent, he will likely never profit from it. I'm only including this one as a novelty since Goyanes has a demonstration video online.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4862622A

https://youtu.be/7NaZpeFEfN8



In 1997, Charles Norgaard was awarded US Patent #5,621,998 for what was later marketed as the Gunsite Training Center Loader. One wonders why they thought that this was a good idea given its extreme bulk.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US5621998A
https://revolverguy.com/gunsite-training-center-loader/


In 1995, German inventor Gerhard Longwitz began filing patent applications for what became known as the S.L. Variant. Awarded US Patent #5,953,845 in 1999, the S.L. Variant holds the case rims by independent fingers that cam in and out of the center body. Each cartridge is backed by an individual spring. When the loader hits the extractor star, the fingers cam out of the way, and the springs propel the cartridges into the chambers. The best feature of this loader is the ease of inserting and locking individual rounds...no jiggling or twisting, just push each one into place until it clicks. For those who desire the longer handle of the Jet-Loader or the Comp III, a screw-on extension was also available. The downside is the cost and availability.

https://www.google.com/patents/US5953845

https://revolverguy.com/mythical-s-l-variant-speed-loader/


A more recent attempt to revive the Kubik design was the Maxfire, introduced around 2000. It is a far simpler implementation of the concept, with the benefit of a pull ring instead of the Kubik's tab.


https://revolverguy.com/maxfire-speedloader-review/


Back in 2005, Dave Skrzela introduced his variation on the classic Dade Loader, the DS-10 Speed. It was originally intended for use with rimfire revolvers, as a handy way to top off the cylinder during matches. He was going to branch out into centerfire designs, but has since dropped out of sight.


https://web.archive.org/web/20111126061513/http://ds10speed.wordpress.com:80/ds-10-im/

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zfeuJKy_jF8J:https://ds10speed.wordpress.com/ds-10-history/+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us



The new Ripcord speedloader is yet another variation of the old Matich design. While CK Tactical's commercial introduction of the Ripcord is fairly recent, the patent was awarded back in 2008.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US7363845B2

https://cktactical.com/



The year 2008 also saw the introduction of Tuff Products Quickstrips, a variation of the Bianchi Speed Strips. Unlike Bianchi, which limited itself to 6-shot .38 Spec/.357 Mag and .44 Spec/Mag, Tuff Products ultimately introduced a wide variety of models of varying capacities and calibers.


http://tuffproducts.com/e-d-c-concealed-carry/quickstripsa/



The 5-Star Firearms speedloaders were commercially introduced back around 2010. An aluminum-billet variation on the HKS, the loaders started off as a personal project by Clinton Hartford in his uncle's garage. The story goes that a fellow shooter saw Clinton using his loaders at the range and offered him $20 for one.


https://www.5starfirearms.com/Speed-Loading-s/106.htm

https://revolverguy.com/5-star-firearms-speedloader-review/


Daniel Higby introduced his Speed-Beez design in 2012, yet another variation on the Dade Loader concept. Much like the DS-10 Speed, it started off aimed primarily at rimfire revolver competition shooters, but its lineup has expanded dramatically since then.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US9909827B1

https://www.speedbeez.com/

https://revolverguy.com/speed-beez-speedloader-review/



Earlier this year, Pachmayr introduced its new line of aluminum competition speedloaders. While a variation on the classic HKS, the sides are angled off for additional clearance.


https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands/pachmayr/aluminum-competition-speedloaders.html

https://revolverguy.com/pachmayr-aluminum-competition-speedloader/






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