Handgun Radio 217 - Listeners!

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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 some more firearms news and Listener emails!


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Week in Review:  


Ryan: Played Gigs

-Unknown Soldier Pistols




Weerd:  Children’s birthday party.  Been a LOOOONG weekend. On the gunnie side,  haven’t had much time to hit the range, but I noticed the last time I was shooting I was pulling shots with my 1911.     The only excuse I can think of is lack of dry-fire practice. So since I have this 1st Gen M&P, and those crappy triggers improve with dry-fire,  this is a match made in heaven.



Drink Segment:  Old Overhold 100 Proof rye

Bigelow Brewing Company Skowhegan, Maine




Main Topic:




Listener Email:


Will-

Dear Ryan,

Love the show, the banter, the insights, and knowledge in every week's

episode. Being an Alabama football fan I noticed today this news story

about the former coach Mike DuBose, who accidentally shot himself in

the torso with his .38 while mowing the grass. He carries while mowing

'in case of snakes.' This made me wonder how this could have happened,

i.e. an accidental discharge of a revolver while carrying. I know

you're a revolver man and regularly carry; any ideas about this

particular case based on the limited information available and any

hints for safe revolver carry? Article linked below.

Thanks!

best,

-Will

http://www.mrcolionnoir.com/woman-dies-after-accidentally-shooting-herself-in-the-head-at-missouri-gun-range/



Name: Skyler

Subject: Episode suggestions

Message: Hi guys, I’m a loyal listener of the podcast and I have a suggestion for a main topic. C&R licenses? How to get one. Are they worth it? How difficult are they to maintain? WHY DOESNT RYAN HAVE HIS YET?! If nothing else I hope this gets Weerd to start asking about it every other episode. Thanks for your time and I really appreciate the podcast. You’ve really helped to provide a new gunner with solid information in an entertaining way. Keep up the great work.


Name: Mike

Subject: Taurus

Message: Enjoyed the show on Taurus. My first carry gun was a Taurus pt111. Even bought a 24/7. The pt111 would not shoot a full magazine without a misfire. Shipped both back for recall. It took them ten months to get the last one back. What a lack of customer service. I doubt I would ever purchase a Taurus again.


Name: Mark

Subject: TAURUS PROGRAM

Message: I don't own any Taurus products but the show was pretty incredible. I would like to see similar shows about other manufactures.


Like SIG Sauer, Steyr, F B Radom, Zastava, CZ, FEG, Star, Para Ordnance, Heckler & Koch, Nambu, Lahti etc.

You guys are doing a great job. The Best program on the network.


For Weerd, I haven't found a bartender anywhere that can make a Sazerac.


Wrap-Up:


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  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!



Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!



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

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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.
 

Weerd
 

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.

Wrap-Up:

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  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

Weer’d  http://www.weerdworld.com  and Assorted Calibers Podcast: https://www.assortedcalibers.com

Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!

Handgun Radio 141 - Trying New Handguns & Paul's Legal Ordeal

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 welcome Paul Lathrop of the Polite Society Podcast to discuss some of our guns we are looking forward to as well as his recent legal ordeal.

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Shot a Rock Island Armory Star Model B 9mm and Rock Island Armory 1911 .45 ACP. Really enjoyed them both, the video was fun to do, but the Star Model B bit my hand pretty well.

-Went to Cabelas in Scarbourough. There was a cool magpul display showing all the different stocks that they offer. I also saw some cool pistols; an Astra Cub in .22 Short, Snubnose Colt Lawman, A terribly stippled glock, with even the sides of the trigger stippled. Snubby S&W Pre-Model 10, a Beretta CX4.

-Handled a new R51. It was a little better than I remember the first one being, but not as great as it should feel.

Paul:  Went out to the range to celebrate and got to shoot a lot of different guns. Fell flat in love with the Sig p320

Weerd: Had Megatron, my P38 out to the range today.   It ran better than before, but still not well.   Rounds were porpoising up from the magazine doing a 3-point jam.

I found it was better when I held it in a deathgrip.   I think I need a new magazine

Drink Segment: Today we get three drinks for the price of one.   These drinks are very similar, but all are a little different.  All are equal parts, all use Campari and Vermouth, and a base spirit.   All also can be served either in a cocktail glass, or on the rocks.

The original is the Negroni,  and it is equal parts Gin, Campari, and Red Vermouth

Then there is the Boulevardier which is identical to the Negroni but rather than gin, use bourbon.

Last we have the Old Pal,  this one uses Rye, and dry vermouth rather than sweet, and Campari.

The Negroni and Boulevardier are garnished with an orange rind, and the Old Pal, a lemon twist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negroni

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulevardier_(cocktail)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Pal_(cocktail)
 

Main Topic: Guns we are looking forward to trying & Paul’s Legal Ordeal

First, Guns that are coming out or have come out, or that we have tried:

Ryan: - Remington R51

Kel Tec CMR 30

Paul: Ruger gp? 100

    Tavor

    H&K vp9 and vp 40

    Want to shoot R51

    Saiga 12 gauge

    FN 5-7

Weerd:

Anything in .460 Rowland

CZ-97 BD

And of course I’m hoping to find a shop that isn’t too scared to transfer my M17S .308 to me.   I’m as positive as anybody can be that the gun being made for me (a crowned barrel without the threads or flash hider) is 100% Mass compliant.

Paul’s Legal Ordeal

Wrap-Up:

  • Don’t forget to shop Brownells using our affiliate link! Head to firearmsradio.tv and click the affiliate link in the upper right hand corner!

  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

  • Listen to all the great shows on the Firearms Radio Network!Guns of Hollywood

  • Be sure to visit the Firearms Insider for review more awesome content! Also, if you are interested in writing reviews for the Firearms Insider, please email TJ at tj@firearmsradio.tv

  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Visit Weerd Beard at  weerdworld.com   sqrpt.com  http://gunblogvarietycast.com/

  • Paul, thank you so much for coming on the show. Where can people find you? www.politesocietypodcast.com and www.selfdefenseradio.net

 

Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!





 

Handgun Radio 125 - Famous Handguns in History

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, I’m joined by Weerd Beard and Listener Erik to discuss some famous handguns from history!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan-

  • Checked out this cool single shot .22 LR my neighbor picked up. He said it was a Hawes break action single shot that has a great sight picture, great trigger and grip angle. It would be fun to sit there with a brick of 22 and a bunch of cans and steel plates downrange and just plink all day.

  • I am happy to announce an upcoming project with Bayside Custom Gunworks! We spoke with Chris, the owner of Bayside Custom Gunworks a few episodes back, and we decided to do a project. Chris will be taking a Model 60 that I have and making the “Ultimate Concealed Carry Snubby Revolver”. We will be documenting the whole project on the Handgun Radio Facebook page and Handgun Radio Discussion Group so be sure to go over there and like the pages for more information!!!

 

Erik-

-Shot USPSA practice - RMR’d G17 for carry optics.

-Took trauma management class from local swat medic.

-Had girlfriend try various handguns at Anthony Arms in Pittsburgh, she ended up settling on a full size M&P in 9mm.  Despite having bad experiences at the range in the past, range staff was courteous and fellow shooters were as safe as they typically are at a public range.  Finally shot my Kel Tec P32.  It was awesome.

-28th birthday on April 8th.

Weerd-  I was in Florida, and I took my Father in Law shooting at Shoot Straight in Ft. Meyers Florida (https://shoot-straight.com/) Really good facility.   The indoor pistol range was well lit, VERY well ventilated, and they had complimentary eyes and ears (which I was a dummy and forgot mine).

He did really well!  And was right to the point,  ended up only shooting about 15 rounds

Drink Segment:  http://www.incredibrew.com/

For you beer lovers this place is AWESOME!   They have a huge recipe book, and you pick what you want,  then they tell you what you need to do, but you touch everything and make your beer,  then after it ferments you bottle it up and cart it home.   It’s really a good deal, and the beers come out really good….plus you can say you made it yourself...even if that isn’t exactly true.

Main Topic: Famous Handguns

Model 1910

PPK Hitler

J. Edgar Hoover Registered Magnum

http://historicalgmen.squarespace.com/searching-for-hoovers-1-regist/

http://weaponsman.com/?p=21897

George Patton’s Registered Magnum

Beretta Model 71 used by the Mossad

http://gunsmagazine.com/whispers-of-mossad/

Paris Theodore’s ASP Pistol

Magnum PI’s Colt Series 70

Clark Gable’s Registered Magnum

Lethal Weapon/Die Hard Model 92

(GLOAT)

Beverly Hills Cop Browning High Power

Dirty Harry Model 29

(GLOAT)

Rohm RG 14 used by Hinkley

Sirhan Sirhan’s Iver Johnson Cadet .22 LR

 

Wrap-Up:

 

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!

Handgun Radio 123 - A Discussion with Hickok45

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, I’m joined by Youtube gun channel legend Hickok45 to discuss the channel, the guns he’s had a chance to shoot, and much more!

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Week in Review:

Ryan- -Played a lot of music gigs, but got to check out the new S&W Victory .22 LR pistol, the Fostech Orgin 12 shotgun and the Glock 41 .45 Auto. Really cool & neat guns.

-Shot the Detonics Pocket 9 which is a 9mm with an “Annular Gas Ring” that supposedly slows the extraction of the fired case to allow for a lighter slide and spring weight than would normally be needed in a 9mm blowback. It still hurt to shoot. Also shot a Ruger Standard .22 LR. Nice, reliable, accurate .22 LR that has been serving the shooting public for many years.

Hickok45-

Weerd-  Can you Believe it?  Got all but one nipple off my Walker colt.   Once this last one is free I’ll order a new set from track of the wolf and finally get back to FINALLY shooting my own cap and ball.

Also upgraded the trigger of my Neighbor’s M&P with an apex trigger.   Overall the install went smooth but for some strange reason I couldn’t get the rear sight off to replace the striker block.   My neighbor has a vice and we’re going to see if the extra slide support can get that block off.  (and before anybody asks,  yes I took out the retaining screw first!!!)

In other news I really need to buy a new punch kit...for some strange reason a buch of my brass punches are getting pretty mushroomed at the top.

Drink Segment: The Last Word:  https://youtu.be/oO4G5S00CDo

This drink has intrigued me for ages.  It’s gin-based which is always a good place to start,   it uses Green Chartreuse which is an exotic spirit I enjoy mixing with….but it also uses Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur which I found hard to find.     First up the Luxardo is NOT the cherry brandy you can buy for a few bucks,  that stuff tastes like cherry cough syrup, this stuff tastes like cherry, but also has some spicy and herbal notes that are really interesting.

Now the drink in it’s standard form is equal portions of gin, lime juice, luxardo, and chartruese.   Now this is a GOOD drink, but it’s a SWEET drink and I don’t like drinks that sweet.    I adjusted the recipe instead to have 2 parts gin, and one part of each the lime, chartreuse, and luxardo, and it’s much more to my tastes.

Main Topic: A Discussion with Hickok45

If you consider yourself a firearms enthusiast, chances are you’ve seen the Hickok45 YouTube channel. Starting 8 years ago, the Hickok45 channel has showcased many different firearms, and has over 1,200 videos on the Youtube channel. This week, we have the pleasure of talking with Hickok45 himself.

Welcome!!!

General Questions/Discussion Points:

  1. How did you originally get started doing the videos? I seem to remember hearing you were trying to illustrate some old west history?

  2. Do you reload most of the ammo you shoot? What about for the guns that have odd calibers that are less mainstream?

  3. Many people envy the setup that you have at the Compound. How long have you been building that up? What’s the shortest & longest distances you have for targets?

  4. Do you do much shooting when you aren’t filming videos?

  5. I really appreciate the post you made last year about our show! How did you end up hearing about HGR?

Video Specific Questions:

Ryan:

Ruger American Pistol

Walther PPS M2

Browning 1911 380

S&W 547 9mm Revolver

Weerd:

Kahr PM9

S&W 642 Chapter 2

Should You Load Five or Six? (SA Basics)

.500 Magnum vs Lawnmower

 

Wrap-Up:

 

Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!