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, Daniel Watters and I discuss some handgun designs that flopped!
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Week in Review:
Ryan: Bought Magpul MOE Carbine length foreend for my S&W M&P 15! Really like it. Gives me the ability to mount accessories without having a quadrail.
Saw a Bushmaster Carbon 15….what a monstrosity. Also saw a Vz52. Very cool!
Weerd: Was checking out a local shop I hadn’t been to before, and look what I found!
A Walther P38, been wanting one for ages!
Also my M17S is in the early stages of construction at K&M arms, so I’ll be seeing it soon!
Daniel: I think this may be a magazine intended for the Silent Weapon System - Alpha prototypes on display at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum (Items 5810-5813).
TrackingPoint now has a "precision guided handgun" patent.
Drink Segment: Mint Julep: https://youtu.be/wc7L52omwbU
The key is the Lewis Bag
You can use a blender, or put the ice in a ziplock bag, but the canvas makes a dryer ice that’s awesome.
A little sugar, some fresh mint, shake and strain into a glass FILLED with the crushed ice for a chilly refreshing drink.
Main Topic: Handgun Design Disasters Part Four
We have done a few of these episodes before, but not in this much detail. Daniel deserves all the credit for researching and setting up these categories and guns!
We are going break this up into multiple categories:
a) Guns that were unpopular and didn't sell ()
b) Guns that didn't work, or work reliably ()
c) Guns where the basic concept didn't fly ()
d) Guns that just never got off the ground for legal reasons ()
e) Guns that just never got off the ground for business or technical reasons ()
FYI: The three previous episodes concerning this topic can be found here. http://firearmsradio.tv/handgun-radio/?tag=design
Arsenal Strike One
Bren Ten (The Bren Ten saga deserves its own episode.)
Browning HP-DA / BDA9
Browning BDM and BDR
CAC 45-1 Combat Model / AIG Military Combat Model
Detonics Pocket 9
Kimber Solo (Still on their webpage)
Smith & Wesson Model 73
Smith & Wesson’s Single Stack Sigmas (SW380 and SW9M)
Smith & Wesson’s FBI-issue 1076
Smith & Wesson’s NJSP-issue SW99
Smith & Wesson Models 242Ti and 296Ti
Weatherby Mark V Silhouette Pistol
Wilson Combat ADP
Wilson Combat KZ45
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