Handgun Radio 121 – Jennings, Bryco, Raven & The Ring of Fire with Savage1R

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, I am joined by the ever elusive Savage1R from We Like Shooting and Reddit fame to discuss the inexpensive and notorious “Ring of Fire” guns!

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Week in Review:

Savage what have you built lately?

Puttin this on my robot gun

Hows the pistol/shotgun working out?

Fun with the Hawk 981R and I want SAR B6P Compact or Tristar T-100

Rex http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/shot-show-2016/

Main Topic: Ring of Fire Guns with Savage1R

When you hear the term Ring of Fire guns, you generally tend to think of guns like the Lorcin, Jennings, Bryco etc. These guns could also be considered what was known as “saturday night special” guns; inexpensive, cheaply made firearms that would work but are not of high quality.The term “Saturday night special” came into wider use with the passing of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The act banned the importation and manufacture of many inexpensive firearms, most notably a large number of revolvers made by Röhm. With importation banned, a number of companies in the United States began production of inexpensive handguns, including Raven ArmsJennings FirearmsPhoenix ArmsLorcin Engineering CompanyDavis Industries,Arcadia Machine & Tool, and Sundance Industries, which collectively came to be known as the “Ring of Fire companies”.

Characteristics of a Ring of Fire Gun

-Cheap materials

-Generally straight blowback

-Smaller Calibers

-Generally inexpensive

-Some dubious safety feature





.25 ACP

.32 ACP

.380 ACP


My Experiences with Jennings

-Mine has been reliable somewhat, but needs a new extractor spring because it has failures to extract

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Thank you both for coming on the show!!!!

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!