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.

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Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!

Handgun Radio 133 - Speed Strips, Speed Loaders & Magazines

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, Weerd & I discuss Speed Strips, Speed Loaders & magazines!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Had a great first fathers day! My wife and I got to have some dinner & My dad bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II as a Father/Son AR! So now Savage1R can stop hassling me about not owning an AR 15

-Listener Mark sent me a fantastic reloading package of a bunch of .38 Special Cases, 9mm Cases, a reload box & two reloading blocks. Thanks Mark!

Weerd Had the house all to myself this week….and I just took advantage of it and relaxed for once in my life.

But in other news,  I have officially reserved my M17S by K&M Arms.   Honestly I haven’t been this excited about a new gun since I got my Kahr PM45

-Listener Jaun sent me a great email.   First up,  he told me he was drinking a Rob Roy!   (For those who don’t know, it’s a Manhattan made with Scotch rather than rye or bourbon)  and he’s a gunnie in Massachusetts as well.   He wanted to know if I could give more insight on gun laws here in Massachusetts.

I personally think I covered all the basics in the very first show I did here (episode 46 ) but I certainly didn’t cover EVERYTHING,  so I asked him if there was anything in particular he was interested in.  I haven’t heard back,  but if you’d like to hear me do a small segment on Massachusetts law (or maybe Federal law, but maybe I’m overextending myself)  shoot a question to weerdbeard <at> gmail.com

Drink Segment  So tonight I’m experimenting with a drink called The Green park

https://youtu.be/al_wYdCVA5k

I’m not sure if it’s my thing,  it’s a very simple drink,  it’s just basil muddled with some sugar, some celery bitters, lemon juice and gin.  

It’s very similar to a White Lady, which is a very elegant drink

https://youtu.be/n9itqvJnxkU

Which is Lemon, triple sec, gin and….something I left out from the green park as well.   EGG white.

The trick to mixing with eggs is to fill your shaker with all the ingredients, then froth up the egg.  I use a frother,  some people shake without ice, but I’ve never had that work,  you could probably use a fork or an egg beater.

It’s safer than you think, as alcohol and the citrus juice will kill any pathogens in the egg, and I suspect the acid in the juice partially cooks it.

It makes a really nice foam that is really refreshing.

Main Topic: Reloads: Speed Strips, Speed Loaders & Magazines

This week, we decided it would be good to talk about reloads! You have a few different choices in how you manage your reloads while carrying; the speedstrip, speedloader & magazine.

Speedstrips:

Bianchi Speed Strips

Speedloaders:

HKS Speedloader

Safariland Speedloader

Magazines:

Single-Stack:

-Plastic vs Metal?

-Why carry a reload? (NOT BECAUSE YOULL NEED THE AMMO! Many times malfunctions can be traced to a bad magazine!)

Double-Stack:

-Does leaving it loaded cause the spring to fail?

 

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