Handgun Radio 128 - Handgunning Myths

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 Beard and I discuss some of the common handgunning myths!

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Week in Review:

Ryan- My Model 60 is down at Bayside Custom Gunworks now getting worked on! Can’t wait to see it and have Chris back on to talk about it!

  • Neighbor got a Cimmaron open top 1860 Navy in .38 Special, had a problem with one of the screws and was given kind of a hard time by the fella he talked to at Cimmaron. Ended up having a friend do some trimming of the screw and it works fine now.

Weerd-  ACTUALLY did gun stuff this week!   Deployed the sight pusher and finally finished the Apex trigger job on my neighbor’s M&P.   The dovetail was INSANELY tight,  but the pusher got it off without damaging anything.    Then I took it to the range to make sure everything worked and the sights were still shooting to point of aim.

Wow so much fun, those triggers are awesome.   I was really only going to burn a few rounds, but I ended up blowing through a whole box because it was awesome.

And serendipity struck,  I found a box of .357 at the bottom of my range bag, and I happened to have my LCR in my pocket, so I made some HUGE fireballs too!

Drink Segment:  Been a busy day, so rather than mixing a cocktail I have a big old glass of my beer we made at Incredibrew,  it’s a copy of Zombie Dust by 3 Floyds Brewing.   Turned out really good, and that’s with a bunch of idiots who didn’t know what they were doing behind the wheel!

Main Topic: Handgunning Myths

Way back when, we did an episode on Concealed Carry Myths. While those were specific to concealed carry, we thought it might be fun to discuss some more general handgunning myths that have been circulating for many years.

Ryan- Rifle Cartridges in a handgun will kick so hard they’ll break your hand

  • Moonclips in revolvers are better than speedloaders.

  • .22 LR isn’t a dangerous/powerful round

Joshua Gideon Revolvers "never" jam.

Erik .45 is a "Man Stopper"... Or something like that...

Brett Dry firing will ruin your pistol

Longer barrel is always more accurate

Semi autos are not reliable

Jordan Mag fill rotation, cause of the springs blah blah.

Brett "Them there plastic guns are JUNK"

Jordan Alternate your ammo for ____ effect.

Erik Boutique self defense ammo. Glaser, MagSafe, RIP, etc.

Brett 1911s are not reliable

Wolf:  Rapid fire revolver... you know, just rapidly dropping the hammer on a pulled trigger.

Manuel High bore axis myth/fetish.

Mark That you can learn how to shoot by looking at a stupid wheel

Ray Are Kimber's reliable?

Billy Stopping power

Thomas Carrying with a round in the chamber is a bad idea

Thomas You don't need good sights in a defensive gun.

Thomas You don't NEED more than 5 rounds in a carry gun.

Siddhartha That Kimbers are awesome

Billy 3 shots 3 feet 3 seconds

Billy Competition shooting will get you killed in da streets



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