Handgun Radio 166 - Growing Up A Gunwriters Son

(Note: This episode was recorded before NRA AM 2017)

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


This week, we discuss what its like to grow up a gunwriters son with Jordan Bell!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Browsed the collection at the James D Julia Auction House and it was amazing! Saw the High Standard T3 Prototype that Daniel Watters has talked about previously, as well as the main gun used by Pacino in Scarface.
Jordan: Tomorrow we’re taking out the new Henry 410 lever action and a Taurus Judge. Shooting will happen. And pictures. This week prior… I took pictures for an article dad is doing on moonclips and revolver cleaning. Earlier I did pics for the S&W M325.

Weerd:   Getting my ducks in a row for the NRA show.    I’m so excited to go.

Drink Segment:  Dutch’s American Era Variety 3-Pack: http://www.dutchsspirits.com/dutchs-spirits-american-era-variety-bitters-3-pack/

This is a REALLY great set of bitters for a reasonable price.

Right now I’m drinking a dry Martini with the Prohi-bitters,  which really turns a good martini into a great martini.

For those who haven’t had a chance to experiment with bitters,  obviously the standard Angostura bitters and Orange Bitters will get the most use, but these variety packs can easily get you into the exotics for short money.

Main Topic: Growing Up a Gunwriters Son

Growing up with a gunwriter father….when did you start really paying attention to what dad was doing?

  • Guns, AT VERY EARLY age. Laying all about. Thus, learning gun safety before even swimming.

  • Shooting my first gun at 3. It was a Ruger MKII.

  • Seeing tons of guns over the years. Building my own little obsession.

  • Gun obsession leading to fun at school. Getting toy guns taken away. Drawing them on everything. Getting yelled at for that. Etc. Thank god is wasnt the modern day or Id be expelled and incarcerated.

  • Later, learning a bit of the tradecraft to writing (for old school print). Having fun listening to dad TYPE on a Smith Corona, and it making machine guns sounds when auto typing after.

  • I started paying attention in my teens. Getting really interested in the guns and their differences. Learning the history behind them. Building up favorites and then being crushed when dad didn’t keep those particular ones.


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