Handgun Radio 206 - Making The Most Of Your Gun Store & Training Experience


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 making the most of your gun store experience and choosing a trainer!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: BIRTHDAY BASH! (Music, Fire, Smoked Pork BBQ chicken) Got 100 rounds of 9mm and a nice smith and wesson tshirt!

-Replaced Batteries in dads Kimber.


Drink Segment: Bourbon

Farmgirl Nancy:  Mezcal, Muddled Cucumber and Ginger, Lime Juice, Honey Simple Syrup.

Main Topic: Making the Most of Your Gun Store & Training Experience!

-Dont be afraid to ask for help!

-Dont be an A-hole.

-You don’t know everything

-Neither does the employee behind the counter (but they still most likely are pretty knowledgeable)

-Know your prices before going in.

-Try to support your local gun store in little ways, even if you arent buying a gun. Accessories, ammo, etc. Anything goes a long way toward making sure we have strong local shops instead of incompetent big box stores.

-Understand that a gunstore is still a business with a bottom line, and understand what constitutes a reasonable value/price when it comes to a purchase or trade.

-Muzzle Control, make sure the firearm is clear. The “gun store handshake”. (Cop Desk Pop)

-Recommending the snubby .38 to the “lil ol lady”

Choosing a Trainer:

We know to stay in our lane….so here is some wisdom

From Nick at Practically Tactical:

1. An instructor who still trains
2. An instructor who says you need to train with others aka not dogmatic
3. Has a certain amount of credibility/reputation as a great instructor. Not just “nra certifies”

Another important one, which is a great talking  point that most don’t think about, is the instructor you choose is a reflection of your character. Imagine that instructor having to come to court and help defend you. If you wouldn’t want that instructor in front of a judge and DA, probably shouldn’t train with that person.

DA would paint a bad picture in a court case if you choose a bad instructor.


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