Handgun Radio 197 - Eastern Bloc Handguns


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 some Eastern bloc handguns!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Cool photo/article on TFB regarding suppressed pocket pistols

-Saiga/Tromix 410 shotgun converted to .444 Marlin with drum mag! One buffalo bore load is a 270 grain bullet at 2,250 fps for 3,034 ft-lbs of energy.  (Daniel wrote this in the comments section of the article: I'm still trying to remember who was attempting to convert a Vickers MG from .303 British to .458 Winchester Magnum. They were going to recycle cloth belts that had become too stretched to reliably hold the .303 cartridge.)

-Czech Striker SR-17 Pistol

Weerd:  Have another episode of the Assorted Calibers Podcast,  we also have a website and a libsyn account. For those listening live you’ll be hearing the first episode soon.  For those who are listening to this show on the FRN, it may be already published.

Drink Segment:  Blue Mai Tai.

I know I talked about this drink in another episode,  and there are a million and one ways to make this drink.     But I recently tried to remake it from my notes on my blog, and I wasn’t pleased with the results,  so I’ve re-perfected it.

2oz White Rum

1oz Fresh lime Juice

0.75 oz Blue Curacao

0.5 oz  Amaretto Liqueur

I also think bitters improve this drink in both color and flavor,  I first used angostura bitters, but the Fee Brothers Chocolate Bitters is really a think of magic.

Main Topic: Easter(n) Bloc Handguns

-Nagant Revolver

-TT-33 or the M57 Yugo

-Radom P-64

-CZ 52


-Croatian PHP Pistol


-FEG Guns (PA-63, P9R)



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