HGR 091 - U.S. Armament Corp & the Colt 1903 Reproduction

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 spoke with Jake from U.S. Armament Corp about their classic firearm projects and the new Colt 1903 Reproductions that they are doing!

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Week in Review:

  • Took a trip to the range this past weekend and got to run some rounds through a couple AK rifles, my Kahr CM9 9mm and the new CZ Scorpion EVO 3 pistol! I really enjoyed the Scorpion. It functioned really well and was very accurate. I really liked the sights that CZ sent along with them, and am looking to pick some up for my rifles. The Kahr functioned great, as was expected. There are a few videos up on the YouTube channel and on the Handgun Radio facebook page so be sure to go check those out!
  • This past week, Weerd Beard and I did an episode of Gun Guy Radio discussing the FAL and the AK rifles, so be sure to check that out!
  • Also, listener Mark wrote in to Handgun Radio asking about Weerd’s choice of holster. While I had him on the line, we discussed that question and recorded an answer:

Main Topic: U.S. Armament Corp and the Colt 1903 Reproduction

  1. How did U.S. Armament Corp get started?
  2. What challenges did U.S. Armament Corp face in the beginning?
  3. Many companies talk about their “culture” behind the scenes. What is the culture at U.S. Armament Corp?
  4. What firearms has U.S. Armament Corp manufactured before?
  5. What are some of the challenges in making reproductions of historic firearms?
  6. The Colt 1903 Reproduction project was VERY exciting to me (any many listeners) when I first saw the pictures from SHOT Show 2015. How did the idea of reproducing the 1903 come about?
  7. What challenges were there in reproducing the over 100 year old design?
  8. What sorts of production numbers & finishes should we expect to see with the 1903 Reproductions?
  9. Are there any plans in the works for future handgun reproductions? Colt 1908? Colt Python perhaps?
  10. Where can people find more information about U.S. Armament Corp and more info about the 1903 Reproduction project?

Thank you so much Jake for taking the time to speak with me! I’m sure the listeners will really enjoy it!

Wrap-Up:

Until next week, have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!

HGR 090 - NRA 2015 Gun Wrap-Up

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 the various handguns I saw at NRA Show 2015 in Nashville as well as some of the news from the show!

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How are you doing this week Weerd?

Rifle & Revolver Update!  http://www.weerdworld.com/2015/family-history/

Drink Review: http://www.weerdworld.com/2015/great-cocktail-video/

Main Topic: Post-NRA Show 2015 Gun Wrap-Up

Last weekend I attended the NRA Show 2015 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. I met a few listeners on the floor and it was great to meet you! Got to spend some time with Grant Cunningham, Paul Carlson, Richard Johnson and got to speak with Massad Ayoob several times. It was a real treat to be able to meet all these people that I looked to for knowledge while I was growing up learning about firearms.

This week, Weerd and I are going to discuss some of the handguns & other firearms I got to see while I was down there. There is a great compilation video over at the Handgun Radio/Ryan Michad YouTube channel showing a bunch of the guns that I got to handle as well as some cool exhibits in the collectors corner. Many of the guns we will talk about today are in that video. Link is in the show notes.

If you have not yet liked the Handgun Radio Facebook Page you are missing out on roughly 500 pictures I took while at the event. Pictures of the show floor, pictures of many guns from each side and down the sights, and much more. You DO NOT have to be signed up to facebook to view the pictures and there is a link in the show notes so be sure to check it out!!!

NRA Show 2015 Guns:

Glock 43 & Media Day Range Event

Cabot Guns new S-Series

Steyr S9 Pistols

Walther CCP

Canik TP9SA (Dead Trigger after Decocking)

Remington RM380

Remington R51

H&K Mark 23 .45 ACP

Kahr Arms Gen2 Premium Pistols

Rock Island Baby Rock .380

Whitney Wolverine .22 LR

LCP with improved sights and trigger

Beretta Pico

Browning Black Label .380

Colt 1903 Reproduction

Turnbull Manufacturing booth

Cimmaron Arms Booth

1/3 & 1/4 Scale Miniature Guns

Schofield Uberti

Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer P210

Sig Sauer X-Five Series

Beretta 92 pistols

Taurus Non-View, Curve, and TCP with Wings.

Wrap-Up:

HGR 087 - Pre-NRA 2015 Guns & Gear Anticipation

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, Weerd Beard, TJ and I discuss some of the guns & gear that we are looking forward to seeing come out at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings next month!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -

The FRN is doing a Kahr Arms EDC Giveaway! Enter at this link!

TJ:

Weerd:

Main Topic: Guns & Gear Anticipation Pre-NRA 2015

The NRA Annual Meetings are coming up soon, and TJ and I will be attending and getting to look at some of the things we will cover tonight. Weerd has attended NRA shows before so he is more of a veteran here, and I’m sure he has some insights on how to best cover the stuff you’d like to see. This is a list of guns we may have talked about before post-SHOT Show 2015, but more guns have come out and more info has come out on these new guns & gear since then, so we thought it would be a fun discussion to cover what we’d like to see!

Glock 43 -

The Glock 43 Size Comparison to other similar pistols

Browning .380 1911-

Kel-Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2-

Korth Sky Marshall-

10mm Sig-Sauer P220-

Glock 40 in 10mm -

Smith & Wesson 69 and Model 66 -

Kahr Gen 2 Guns -

Altamont Grips -

ATI Polymer 1911 -

Rock Island Armory Baby Rock Standard CS -

Iver Johnson Frontier Four .22 LR Pepperbox Derringer -

Wrap-Up:

Until next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!!