HGR 075 - 2014 Christmas Gift Guide & Recent Gun Introductions

HGR 075 - Top 10 Christmas Gifts & Recent Gun Introductions Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wilds of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, I’m joined by Weerd Beard to discuss our top picks for Christmas gifts and some of the new guns that have been recently introduced!

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Week in Review:

Ryan- Got a beautiful CM9 Holster in from Werkz! I’ll be talking about that next week more so stay tuned!

Hope all the listeners have a fantastic holiday and enjoy time with their families!


Main Topic: Top 10 Christmas Gifts & Recent Gun Introductions

Christmas Gifts: 


  • Pmags:   Everybody has an AR these days,  and Magpul PMags are inexpensive, durable, and reliable.   Also remember that if their AR is in .300 BLK these 5.56 mag will work for that gun too.
  • M-Pro7 Cleaner: This is my favorite cleaner, it works great.  It doesn’t have an odor, and I clean with bare hands and I find it doesn’t hurt my skin.  Also since it’s water-based it’s awesome for cleaning guns that may have fired corrosive ammo!
  • Lee 50th Anniversary Reloading kit:  Nothing fancy, but it comes with almost everything you need to take those first steps into cartridge reloading.  This is how I learned to reload, and all I needed to buy extra was a bullet puller and a micrometer.
  • Wilson 47D magazines: For a 1911 shooter these are the best magazines on the planet!   I have piles of them at home, and if a few more showed up in my stocking I’d LOVE it.
  • Recoil Springs: I picked a Wolff kit for the 1911 that includes the recoil spring and firing pin spring.   The firing pin spring doesn’t wear as fast as the recoil spring, but with the kit it doesn’t cost much extra, so why not.   Of course you can buy springs for any gun your shooter might have, but if you shoot high volume this is the part you’ll need to replace most often besides the magazines.


Werkz Holsters: For a great kydex holster you can’t beat them. Werkz is a family owned small business and Shan, the owner is a great guy! If you need a really great piece of Kydex gear he can certainly help you out either with something in their standard line or custom work.

Desantis Nemesis Pocket Holster: Great, lightweight and durable pocket holster

LaserLyte Training Target & Cartridge Insert: Awesome training aid that shows your shots on a target

Extra Magazines: Everyone needs extra magazines for their choice gun!!

Pearce Grip Extensions: Help make your handgun a lot more shootable and get a better grip on a small handgun without compromising concealability.

New Gun Introductions:

Ruger LC9s Pro -

Ruger LCR 3”-

Jericho 941 Pistol -  

Heizer Defense Pocket AK & Pocket Sniper (.308) -

Republic Forge 1911 -

Kahr Premium Gen2-


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