Handgun Radio 229 - SHOT Show 2019 Aftermath

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.


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This week, we talk about some of the SHOT Show 2019 coverage that we saw!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Bought some 12 Gauge shotgun ammo


Weerd:




Drink Segment: Champs-Élysées  

2 oz Cognac

0.5 Oz Green Chartruese

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Dash of Angostura bitters




Main Topic: SHOT Show 2019  Aftermath

(Thanks again to our friend Richard at Guns Holsters & Gear for his SHOT 2019 coverage, along with a bunch of other friends on facebook)

Here is where you will want to go Guns Holsters & Gear SHOT 2019 Coverage


-US Made Walther PPK’s & PPK/s

-Volquartsen Black Mamba .22 LR

-Steyr A2 Modular Frame pistol

-CZ P-10 SC

-Franklin Armory Providence

-Impressions of the Mossberg MC1sc from people

-Pac-lite TSS integrally suppressed upper for Ruger .22 pistols








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Handgun Radio 228 - Load Out Episodes, Scottish Knives & Sears-Roebuck!

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.

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This week, we talk Phillipine war guns, Scottish Knives & Sears-Roebuck!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Dealt with snowstorm….

-Taurus TX22

-New CCI Rimfire Loads for 2019



Weerd:


Drink Segment:  Lucky Shot Glasses


Main Topic:


Oddball:


Hey, was just listening to episode 227, and you guys were wanting to know how to pronounce the name of the Scottish knife that is traditionally worn in a man's kilt hose.  While it's more properly pronounced "ski-en do," nobody will blink an eye if you say "skin do." Especially, since we're all filthy Americans.



Ernest:

Subject: Handgun eras history

Message: Hi,

I was listening to your last Podcast and I thought about the era of the American philippine war . During the times of the late 1800 early 1900s. Another idea that comes to mind is during the time when you could buy guns on the Sears and Roebuck catalog What guns would you have ordered direct the years that catalog sold guns.

Thanks,

Ernest

 

http://youwillshootyoureyeout.com/some-of-the-old-gun-ads/


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Handgun Radio 226 - SHOT Show 2019 Preview

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 some of the new firearms that are supposed to be at SHOT Show 2019

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - The winner prizes for the 1890’s loadout contest will be going out this week. Thanks to all those who participated!!!

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-Listener & Friend of the Show Matthew sent in his entry post-contest: Hmm, I think I'd go with a double action Colt 1878 and a Winchester in 44-40 to pair the ammunition and a nice Burgess Folding Shotgun! Clothing wise, no idea some hardy cords!

Weerd:

Drink Segment:

Liquid Riot Old Port Rye

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2019

Special Thanks to our friend Richard Johnson for his GunsHolstersandGear.Com

Mossberg Mc1SC

Ruger LCRx 3” barrel in .357 Magnum

Walther PPQ M2 Q5 Match Steel Frame

Glock 48  https://www.firearmrack.com/glock-43x-review-glock-48/

Glock 43x

Colt “King Cobra” 3” .357 Magnum 6-shot

Kel-Tec CP33 Pistol

Stoeger STR-9 Pistol

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Handgun Radio 225 - 1890's Loadouts with Weerd Beard, Hickok45 & John!

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.

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This week, we discuss the 1890-1900 loadout entries that we’ve received and have a special guest to talk about some of them!

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Week in Review:

Skipping most of the week in review because of the emails

-Made Jerky

-Ice Tray AK47

Drink Segment: Sazerac   2oz Rye (Brandy or Bourban can be Substituted)

A few dashes of Absinthe (I use Pernod as a substitution)

A few Dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

Serve in a small Rocks glass

Garnish with a Lemon twist

Main Topic: 1890’s Loadouts

So, here are the contest rules. We arent choosing whether anyones loadout is good or bad, its going to be a random choice. We will choose at the end. 1890 to 1900 will be accepted. Ours will be at the end (Except for Hickoks)


Hickok45’s Loadout:

John Hickoks Loadout:

JOHN F:

I would go with a FN 1900 with a derringer back up. My dress would be dress pants and shirt with a vest and pocket watch. Anyways keep up the great work.
John F

TIMOTHY W:

Here's my 1899 load out. I'm gonna go cutting edge and get a Smith and Wesson 1899 hand ejector in .38 special, probably a 6" in a shoulder holster, and for my rifle go with a Winchester  1895 in a carbine length chambered in .30-40 Krag.

MICHAEL A:

My  (late) 1890’s loadout:
Webley Revolver in 455.   Shoulder holster.
Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine, .303.
Winchester 1890 pump rifle, in .22 WRF.  
Grey “windowpane” wool trousers w/ braces, vest and coat.   
Black wool flat cap.
Brown leather paddock boots.
Brown linen pocket square.
Pocketknife with horn grip, clip and wharncliffe blades.
Silver pocket watch and flask of Schnapps.  
ENORMOUS handlebar moustache.
...the 1890 is included because I have one in .22 WRF.  Inherited it from my grandfather. It shows it’s age, and the bore looks like a sewer pipe, but it still shoots minute of grouse head.  
Enjoy your podcast.  Thanks for producing content that isn’t constant politics, plastics, or AR-15s.

Ron B:

Okay fellows, here it is:

1. Merwin & Hulbert Army model in 44-40 carried in the shoulder holster under my wool coat. This model features the “skull-crusher” tab on the end of grip and is perfect for saloon fights. The opposite shoulder strap of my rig holds 12 additional 44-40 rounds.

2. On my left thigh (I’m a lefty) is a Winchester 1894 in the Mares Leg configuration. It’s also in 44-40. I own a Rossi 94 Ranch Hand in .45 LC and this is a superb SBR even though it’s classed a pistol. Bullets are compatible with my M&H and the belt rig is looped for 12 additional cartridges.

3. On my right hip is a 1896 Broomhandle Mauser in 7.63mm. It’s carried in the signature shoulder stock carrier holster. This rig carries an additional 10 rounds in the leather sheath for the wooden stock in addition to the 10 rounds in the pistol.

4. I’m sporting fine leather cowboy boots, also hand made like the holsters and gun belt. In my left boot is a 6-inch Bowie knife and in my right boot is a Remington derringer in .41 Remington, two shot back-up.

5. What was unique back in those days was the quality of leather goods. Mens’ lives depended on holsters, belts, saddles and such. My custom leather rigs ensure I can move comfortably and secure my five weapons.

I spend more time in town than the open range. My open range guns are on my horse.

The M&H choice was inspired by an episode of “Creepy” magazine from my youth and I heard Weird refer to that comic before. Keep up the good work.Ron From AL


Kevin G:

ope this finds you both well.  I really like the show and enjoy it even more knowing that you are from New England.

I have given a lot of thought to my load out and really enjoyed having to think outside of the box.  This is something that you should definitely do more of on the show. Either way here I go.

I would carry a Colt Single Action Army in 45 Colt.  My first reaction was to go with the Smith and Wesson Model 3 but after thinking about it I went with the SAA. Due to the way the Model 3 breaks open and ejects spend cases I was concerned over longevity and problems out in the field.  Dirt, grit, moisture and lack of cleaning gave me pause when it came to the reliability of this pistol. Since the cylinder stays within the gun I have less concern over mechanical failures with the SAA. Understanding that the Model 3 was utilized heavily by the cavalry and needed to be rugged I am still confident in my decision.

For a rifle I'd carry an original Henry in 44 Henry. After the Civil War,  and since it would be out of production, there would be a surplus of parts and rifles. With the new Winchesters being out in the 1890s, I'd have less competition for maintenance parts.

I'd ride a Haflinger horse due to their size and draft capabilities if needed. I'd also have a dog, nothing huge but big enough to scare up game and cute enough to help me land some loose moraled women when I blew into town for supplies and a night of rabble rousing.

Hope this helps with your lit.

Oddball:

I figured I'd give you guys what I think I'd wear around 1900

I decided to list both what I'd wear in the "more civilized" areas in the east and the frontier in the west.

For the east, I would probably be wearing a 3 piece suit and black leather shoes.  For outerwear, I'd have a bowler hat and wool overcoat for cold weather. I would have a pocket watch on a chain in my vest pocket, and probably a two blade pen knife in a pocket... although that might change from day to day.  Ask Weerd about my knife habit.

As far as defense goes, I would like to carry a Schofield, probably in 44-40, in a shoulder holster.  Of course, it was considered in poor taste at the time to carry openly. I'd have a Smith and Wesson model 2 in 38S&W in my pocket, when I couldn't comfortably carry the Schofield or as a backup.  I would also carry a cane made of hardwood with a brass knob.

As for being on the frontier, the firearms wouldn't change much.  I'd still go with the Schofield. This time definitely in 44-40, to match the ammo in my lever gun (either a Winchester 1873 or Marlin 1874, which ever I could get the best deal on).  It would be carried on my right side in a belt holster on a gun belt. This way, I could easily remove it when entering areas that frowned on carrying. On the left side of the gun belt would be a bowie knife.  Just to change things up a bit, I'd have a Marlin 38 standard in 38S&W carried either in a vest pocket or boot. I'd have a small boot knife in the other boot.

When it comes to clothes, and other things, I'd probably wear a button down shirt and vest, jeans, and boots.  I'd also wear a Stetson and duster, when the weather calls for it. I'd have a pocket watch on a chain in my vest pocket, and definitely have a stockman's knife also riding in a pocket.

Thanks for the interesting thought experiment, hope you guys are having a good day!

Dave D:

Hey Guys,

Thanks for your work on the podcast. As usual, I'm running behind so I just listened to episode 220. My turn of the century load out would fall into one of 3 categories.

My most likely situation is a farmer somewhere in the southeast US. Normal clothes would be a union suit, linen or cotton shirt with cotton duck or denim pants held up with suspenders. In this situation I probably would only have one gun as affording a collection would be hard. If I had a rifle, it would be a old heavily used 1873 Winchester in 32-20, but the handgun option would be a Smith and Wesson safety hammerless in .38 S&W carried in a plain leather belt and simple holster or just shoved into a pocket.

The second scenario I thought of was a frontier load out. If I was a hunter or trapper west of the Mississippi, logistics would dictate a lot of what I chose. Clothing would likely be a combination of buckskin, denim and wool. Trapping or smaller game hunting load out would look like an 1894 Winchester rifle and a Colt New service revolver or a Remington model 1890 all in 44-40. If I was hunting large game, I would swap out the Winchester for a trapdoor Springfield in 45-70. Most times my pack mule would carry the rifles but the pistol would be in a leather flap style holster on an ammo belt carried on the waist.

My money is no object scenario finds me a "Gentlemen of Leisure" in Philadelphia or New York. I made several fortunes in the Absinthe import market (Wink to Weerd). I'm decked out in tailored suits and a top hat. Bowler hats are not my cup of tea. My main gun would be a Browning M1900 in 32 ACP. It would be nickel plated and ornately engraved. I would carry it in a shoulder holster (those tailored suits being designed to conceal). My backup piece would be a two shot derringer in 41 rimfire, also highly engraved but carried in a vest pocket.

Thanks again for the thought experiment.

Ryan Michad:

-Sidearm: Merwin & Hulbert in .44-40 (4 inch Barrel)

-Other Sidearm: Snubby Colt Thunderer (M1878) Double Action in .44-40

-Shotgun: 1897 Winchester Pump

-Rifle: Winchester 1892 .44-40

-Deep Conceal: Webley Bulldog in .442

Weerd Beard:

-Sidearms:  Large Merwin & Hulbert 3rd Model Double-Action in .44-40 5-inch Barrel

Medium S&W Safety Hammerless Top-Break in .38 S&W

Small  S&W Model 1 .22 Short

-Carbine  Colt Lightning Carbine in .44-40

-Rifle Remington Rolling Block in either .45-70, .45-110, or .50-70

-Shotgun 10 Ga Side-By-Side Coach Gun

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Handgun Radio 223 - A History of Speedloaders with Daniel Watters

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.

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This week, Daniel Watters discusses the history of speedloaders!


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Week in Review:


Figured we’d skip the week in review. Just wanted to remind everyone to send in their 1899 loadout to handgunradio@gmail.com or to the facebook page! We’ve gotten a lot of great entries so far!


Listener Emails:

Name: Jon

Subject: Mare’s Leg!

Message: Hey, fellas! New(ish) shooter here, and a huge fan.

So, I up and bought a Henry Mare’s Leg in .357 this week, mostly because of Steve McQueen, and Firefly. It looks badass, I don’t own anything like it, and dammit, I’m a grown-ass man, and if I want a range toy, I’m gonna’ buy a range toy.


So, while I wait for it to arrive, a couple questions for you gents.

1) What the hell do you suggest I do with the thing? Seriously, have y’all shot these? It’s a “taint gun”. ‘Taint a pistol, and ‘taint a shotgun. Is it as awkward to shoot as it looks?


2) What would I have to do (legally) to slap a full size stock on it, and just go SBR? I live in Virginia, if that makes a difference.


Keep up the terrific work, gents. The drink segment is my favorite.


Cheers,

Name: Quintin

Subject: 450 SMC

We talked about this last week but Daniel has some insight.

The founder and former president of Triton Ammunition Fernando Coelho often discussed the origins of the .45 Super and the .450 SMC in an online forum that he once owned. The employee responsible for the original off-color “SMC” designation was Triton’s Operations Manager, retired USMC Gunnery Sergeant David Schmidbauer.

http://gunhub.com/gun-talk/49832-45-super.html#post452548


Name: Rick

Subject: Jo.Lo.Ar. pistol

Message: Any help in field stripping this gun?

Thanks in advance,

Rick .....



Drink Segment:  Because I’m lazy Tonight  Speyburn 10 in a glass


Main Topic: A History of Speedloaders with Daniel Watters


Google Patents link for the US Patent Class which covers revolver speedloaders.
https://patents.google.com/?q=F41A9%2f85&sort=old


Additional articles and videos for visual reference:

https://revolverguy.com/blast-past-popular-police-speedloaders-1970s/

https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/revolver-speed-loaders-work/

https://youtu.be/kSDAZLc5Jgg



Early speedloaders appeared not long after the first top-break and swing-open cylinder revolvers hit the market in the late 19th Century.

For instance, in 1878, Rollin White was awarded a pair of patents (US Patents #201,855 and #202,613) for belt-mounted, multiple-refill speedloaders for top-break revolvers, such as the S&W Model 3. The loader consists of an inner and outer tube, along with a center spring-loaded shaft. The drawings depict the loader filled five stacks of cartridges - 30 cartridges total. Each stack is held in place by spring tabs. By forcing the rear of the open cylinder against the mouth of the inner tube, all of the stacks are pushed forward, allowing for the stack of cartridges nearest to the cylinder to drop free. The design looks like it would be very sensitive to overall cartridge length. The second patent is basically the same idea as the first, but also incorporates an integral holster.

https://www.google.com/patents/US201855

https://www.google.com/patents/US202613

Probably one of the first designs that would be fairly relevant even today is US Patent #223,100 from 1879 by William H. Bell. It locks and unlocks by twisting. However, the design also allowed for the case rims to be trapped not only by a center locking piece but also an outer groove.

https://www.google.com/patents/US223100


In 1881, Major George Scofield was awarded US Patent #239,676. Not surprisingly, it depicts his pet S&W Model 3. This was a push to release style, depending upon a conical collet bushing to lock the cartridge in place by friction. By pressing the loader onto the cylinder, a cup-shaped centerpiece would force the legs of the bushing together to loosen their tension on the cartridges.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US239676A


Several years later in 1886, Daniel Baird Wesson came up his own speedloader along with a belt rig with multiple carriers that would be right at home at an ICORE match today - US Patent #354,454. The loaders were a twist to release type. Instead of acting as a locking piece, the center rotor merely forces the case rims into an outer groove for locking.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US354454A


An early proponent of speedloader use was a US Army cavalry officer by the name of John C. Kelton.  He would eventually be promoted to Brigadier General upon becoming Adjutant General of the US Army.

Here is one of his vintage advocacy articles:

"Devices by Means of Which Effective Mounted Firing with the Pistol and Carbine can be Obtained by the Cavalry in Attack."


By Colonel J. C. Kelton

Assistant Adjutant General, US Army


Journal of the United States Cavalry Association (March 1888)


Kelton had personally designed and patented  the devices mentioned in his article, including the cartridge packs.


https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.hwhgvu?urlappend=%3Bseq=74

Kelton's designs look a bit fiddly compared to his historical counterparts, and I’m not certain that he ever made more than the prototypes he displayed.  Despite his rank and position, Kelton’s cartridge packs were not adopted.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US331891A
https://patents.google.com/patent/US394373A
https://patents.google.com/patent/US394374A

Colt got in on the action in 1889 after the introduction of their swing-out cylinder revolvers. Carl J. Ebhets was awarded US Patent #402,424 for the “cartridge pack” designed as an accessory for his M1889 New Navy revolver. (Besides designing Colt's classic double-action revolvers, Ehbets would later act as Colt's patent attorney in preparing some of John M. Browning's semi-auto pistol patents.) Ebhets' design depended upon a center wedge to force the cartridge rims into an outer ring. By pressing the loader against the cylinder, the wedge would be forced to the rear, allowing the cartridges to drop free. The US Navy actually issued a pair of these in a belt pouch.

https://www.google.com/patents/US402424


The first loader to bring the gap from the 19th to the 20th Century was the famous Prideaux Device. William de Courcy Prideaux was awarded his first English patent in 1893 which was covered by US Patent #516,942 in 1894. Prideaux continued to improve the loader, and was awarded US Patent #1,181,034 in 1916. Note that the first patent depicts a Webley Mark I revolver while the second patent shows a Colt New Service. The loader depends upon two rows of long spring tabs to hold the cartridges in place. The spring tabs are attached to an inner section of the loader, while the cartridge cases are backed by the outer section. When the loader is pressed against the cylinder, the outer section is pressed forward over the spring tab section. The cartridges are forced into the chambers past the spring tab section, which is blocked from movement by the face of the cylinder. The original design saw service during the Boer War while the improved variant was issued during World War I.

https://www.google.com/patents/US516942

https://www.google.com/patents/US1181034

https://youtu.be/WDaFBDsCg_E
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/coo.31924069276362?urlappend=%3Bseq=876

https://www.engelscollectibles.com/Listing/Details/487994/Speed-Loader

https://www.simpsonltd.com/products/c28629

http://www.icollector.com/Prideaux-Speedloader-for-Webley-Fosbery-Pistol_i25753761



After taping, I discovered that Herman H. Kempf’s 1934 patented loader (US Patent #1,971,526) had actually been produced.  It was marketed by the Revolver Cartridge Clip Corp. of New York. Kempf’s loader was a side-stripping design featuring the cartridges arranged in a cylindrical fashion across three tiers. You inserted all six cartridges into the cylinder and pulled the loader directly to the side via a finger ring.  The neat feature was that the loader was hinged in the middle allowing it to be stored fairly flat in a carrying pouch. Upon removal from the pouch, a torsion spring would return the loader to its normal ready-to-load configuration.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US1971526A
http://smith-wessonforum.com/gun-leather-carry-gear/75984-vintage-steel-leather-pics-10.html


You can see in the opening link that there was no shortage of speedloader patents in the early 20th Century. Some of them even used design concepts that would be resurrected multiple times by later inventors. However, none of these speedloaders really made a dent in the US police market until after the Second World War. Officers relied primarily on belt-mounted cartridge loops, dump pouches, or even their pockets to carry spare cartridges.


One of the earliest known issue speedloaders used by the Los Angeles Police Department was the “Spee-D-Loader.” While he filed his first application as early as 1948, Austin J. Grogan was not awarded US Patent #2,592,415 until 1952. The design is basically a flat metal strip with six pairs of spring fingers riveted along its length. The cartridge cases are held sideways by the spring fingers. The goal was to make a loader flat and compact enough to fit into a conventional dump-pouch designed for loose cartridges. These loaders were apparently still issued by the LAPD as late as the early 1970s. There is almost no documentation available on when they were first marketed or the available sizes, if any. A 1972-vintage article mentioned that the cartridge spacing on their sample would not allow them to load more than one chamber at a time.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US2592415A


The popularity of speedloaders didn't increase nationally until PPC competition started to hit an equipment race during the 1960s and '70s. The less time you spent reloading your revolver meant more time to aim and shoot on the timed course of fire. A few forward-thinking officers thought that if the speedloaders worked during a competition, why not use them on the street?

One of the earliest speedloaders to become popular during this era was the Hunt Multi-Loader. While John M. Hunt received US Patent #2,896,353 in 1959, I was not able to find advertisements predating 1963. In 1968, the design was picked up by Kel-Lite and marketed by Safariland as the “Firepower Clip.” Hunt's design was a cup-shaped piece of rubber that held the cartridges on the outer bottom surface. The cartridge rims were retained much like the later Bianchi Speed Strip. You inserted the rounds together into the cylinder, and then peeled the loader off. However, it was easier said than done. If you weren't careful, the act of peeling would pull a few cartridges back out of the chamber. Curiously, even after the original design was dropped by Safariland for the Comp I, Hunt continued to work on improving carriers for it, resulting in US Patent #4,079,536 in 1978.

https://www.google.com/patents/US2896353

https://www.google.com/patents/US4079536


In 1963, Ole N. Olson filed for a push button release speedloader design that was awarded US Patent #3,197,907 in 1965. The loaders were produced by Salinas Industries, and marketed by J.M. Bucheimer as early as 1964. The loaders would later be marketed as the “Feathertouch.” The cartridges were retained by a central flexible washer placed within the rear of the loader. The tiny pushbutton compresses the washer into an internal concave recess, freeing the rims of the cartridges. Some users have complained that the release of the cartridges was not always discernable or reliable. Olson noted in the patent that the washer was the first thing to wear out. You'll note in the attached advertisement that the early loaders were much longer than those seen in Mike Woods' linked article.


https://www.google.com/patents/US3197907


In 1965, Donald Matich received US Patent #3,213,559 for what would be marketed as the Matich Quick Loader. The Matich was sort of like a flexible version of the Spee-D-Loader. You would snap the cartridges in the loader's fingers while it was flat. Afterward, you could roll the strip into a circle, locking it in place via a two-fingered sling frog hooked into a crosspin molded into the opposite end of the strip. To reload, you would start the cartridges into the cylinder and then peel the strip off. As the strip unrolled, the flanges would pull apart allowing the cartridges to drop into the cylinder.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3213559

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/477053-matich-quick-loader-unusual-case-historical-interest-maybe-nostalgia.html


Ole N. Olson had a much simpler design that was awarded US Patent #3,225,482 in 1965. It was kind of like a Speed Strip, but the flexible rubber body retained each cartridge almost as like a conventional belt loop. To load the revolver, the rim of each cartridge had to be pressed down through the loop. The earliest ad I can find for this design dates to 1980. It was marketed by Triden Industries as the Rapid Revolver Loading Clip.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US3225482A


After an experiment in the mid-1960s to develop a collapsable speedloader (US Patent #3,252,238), William C. Bye and his partner Werner O. Brunhuber received US Patent #3,503,150 in 1970 for a more marketable design. Marketed as the Bye Speed Loading System, its selling point was that it had no springs, screw, cams, or ratchets. As you can see by the patent that's not entirely true as the handle is threaded into the center collet-style locking piece. When the handle was pushed forward, the locking piece would expand to hold the cartridge case rims. When the loader was pushed into the cylinder, the tapered top of the locking piece would be compressed and thus, release the cartridges. By 1978, it was 3 to 4 times as expensive as competing speedloaders, so this could not have helped sales.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3252238

https://www.google.com/patents/US3503150

I believe that US Patent #3,538,636 issued in 1970 is the patent for what became the Bianchi Speed Strip, but given the filing date of 1968, I'm not entirely certain. The now-abandoned trademark for Speed Strips claims that they were first marketed in 1965, but then again, others claim that they were not featured in Bianchi's catalogs until 1972.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3538636

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speed-strips---pair-10851.html#start=1



Also in 1970, John D. Fordham and William L. Powers of Dade Screw Machine received US Patent #3,541,716. The new Dade Loader became extremely popular among PPC shooters. The case rims were retained by an elastic O-ring (garter spring) along the outer diameter of the loader. This made loading the Dade fairly easy as individual cartridges would snap into place as the rim passed the garter spring. When reloading, the loader would bottom out against the cylinder, and then you would press the large center button, forcing the case rims past the garter spring. The downside to the Dade was its fat diameter interfered with factory stocks and thumbpieces. Worse yet, it could easily lose the cartridges when dropped. The Dade Loaders were still in production in the 1980s and perhaps even later.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3541716


French inventor Jean Dupouy received US Patent #3,667,146 in 1972 for own concept of a rigid side-stripping speedloader. I believe this patent was the basis of a speedloader once sold by Manurhin. Dupouy's loader staggered the cartridges so they could be loaded three at a time, but as a result, it would not have been flat enough to fit legacy dump pouches.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US3667146A



The most commercially popular speedloader has probably been probably the HKS 'Six Second' speedloader. Robert D. Switzer received US Patent # 3,722,125 in 1973 for the initial design. These original models would later be dubbed the M-model after the introduction of the improved A and B models.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3722125

http://www.hksspeedloaders.com/SpeedloaderPage.html


Not to be confused with the HKS Six Second, the Second Six loader was also patented in 1973 (US Patent #3,769,732). Designed by William T. Griffis, the Second Six consisted of two pieces of interlocking molded plastic. The inner portion retained the case rims through molded-in flanges; the outer portion was a ring that sat on top of the case heads when loaded. You would start the cartridges into the cylinder, and then force the outer ring towards the cylinder. This would force the case rims past the flanges. In other words, it was sort of a modern polymer re-interpretation of the Prideaux Device. The upside was that this loader was extremely narrow in diameter, and had a short overall length. Initially, the firm would only sell directly to agencies and individual LEOs. Agencies issuing the Second Six included the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. (While some people have praised the Second Six for its ease of use, I personally found that forcing the tiny outer ring down could be nearly impossible at times. I don't know if there was an aging plastic issue with my used sample, or some sort of dimensional mismatch with my Detective Special. However, I don't remember it working better on S&W K-Frames.) In 1981, Griffis would receive US Patent #4,272,903 for a new three-piece variant, but I don't think this was nearly as prolific as the original.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3769732

https://www.google.com/patents/US4272903

In 1974, Paul P. Kubik received US Patent #3,824,729. The Kubik Speed Reloader was an odd piece of equipment. The cartridges were held in place by spring tension in three staggered tiers. The cartridges could be inserted from one side of the loader only. You started the cartridges in the chambers and then pulled the loader out to the side.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3824729

https://americanhandgunner.com/1978issues/AHMA78.pdf#page=34

David A. Johnson received US Patent #4,065,868 in 1978 for what was initially known as the JFS. While Johnson was reportedly making them in his garage even before the patent was granted, the design quickly gained a following on the West Coast amongst PPC shooters. In an interview published in 1980, Safariland's president Neale Perkins credited PPC revolversmith Bill Davis with tipping him off to the JFS loader. Safariland picked up the rights to the design, where it was ultimately named the Comp I. Perkins stated that they sold 50,000 of the Comp I J-K2 loaders within the first 9 months of its introduction in 1977.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4065868

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-i-11230.html


At the same time that David Johnson was designing the Comp I, Austrian inventors Heinz Jelinek and Fritz Carmann were designing what would become known as the Jet-Loader. French and German patents were received in 1978, while US Patent #4,133,129 was awarded in 1979. The earliest mention I can find of the Jet-Loader being imported to the US was in 1981. Like other imported speedloaders, its availability was often spotty, yet it developed a cult following with serious PPC shooters in the US.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4133129

https://revolverguy.com/look-jetloader-speedloader/


HKS introduced their improved A and B-models in 1978, well ahead of the 1980 and 1982 patent awards. The B-model was short-lived after its introduction. The A-models are manual-release only like the legacy M-models. However, the A-model covers the primers and rattled less than the legacy M-models. HKS retained the M-model has it found that some revolvers simply needed the cartridges to be held a little less rigidly for rapid indexing of the cartridges into the cylinder. The B-model basically added the automatic release of the Safariland Comp I while retaining the option of a manual twist release like the M and A models.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4202124

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4313275A



In 1982, Safariland introduced the improved Comp II speedloader. Alas, I can't seem to locate a patent for that one.


https://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-ii-11231.html

https://revolverguy.com/safariland-comp-ii-speedloader/


In 1986, JFS Inc. licensed the patent rights to the Jet-Loader. However, David Johnson further modified the design, resulting in the award of US Patent # 4,866,870 in 1989. Johnson noted that upon release of the spring-loaded locking mechanism, his legacy Comp I and Comp II would sometimes result in a slight twisting motion that impeded the clean release of the cartridges from the loader. Given the much larger and stronger spring of the Jet-Loader, the torque was even more severe. Manuals for the latter even recommended that the user not hold the revolver by the cylinder while the loader is inserted. Johnson's solution was to add a rotating sleeve to the improved design's handle, so that the loader's handle was free to twist during release. Safariland still markets this as the Comp III.


https://www.google.com/patents/US4866870

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-iii-11232.html


Earlier in 1989, Venezuelan inventor Angel G. Goyanes was awarded US Patent #4,862,622. Goyanes' design is probably the ultimate combination of the “Spee-D-Loader” and Matich pull-strip designs. The strip can be inserted flat in a dump pouch, yet upon withdrawal from the pouch, internal springs will force the strip to roll into a cylinder. Goyanes has never found a manufacturer for his design, and with the expiration of the patent, he will likely never profit from it. I'm only including this one as a novelty since Goyanes has a demonstration video online.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4862622A

https://youtu.be/7NaZpeFEfN8



In 1997, Charles Norgaard was awarded US Patent #5,621,998 for what was later marketed as the Gunsite Training Center Loader. One wonders why they thought that this was a good idea given its extreme bulk.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US5621998A
https://revolverguy.com/gunsite-training-center-loader/


In 1995, German inventor Gerhard Longwitz began filing patent applications for what became known as the S.L. Variant. Awarded US Patent #5,953,845 in 1999, the S.L. Variant holds the case rims by independent fingers that cam in and out of the center body. Each cartridge is backed by an individual spring. When the loader hits the extractor star, the fingers cam out of the way, and the springs propel the cartridges into the chambers. The best feature of this loader is the ease of inserting and locking individual rounds...no jiggling or twisting, just push each one into place until it clicks. For those who desire the longer handle of the Jet-Loader or the Comp III, a screw-on extension was also available. The downside is the cost and availability.

https://www.google.com/patents/US5953845

https://revolverguy.com/mythical-s-l-variant-speed-loader/


A more recent attempt to revive the Kubik design was the Maxfire, introduced around 2000. It is a far simpler implementation of the concept, with the benefit of a pull ring instead of the Kubik's tab.


https://revolverguy.com/maxfire-speedloader-review/


Back in 2005, Dave Skrzela introduced his variation on the classic Dade Loader, the DS-10 Speed. It was originally intended for use with rimfire revolvers, as a handy way to top off the cylinder during matches. He was going to branch out into centerfire designs, but has since dropped out of sight.


https://web.archive.org/web/20111126061513/http://ds10speed.wordpress.com:80/ds-10-im/

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zfeuJKy_jF8J:https://ds10speed.wordpress.com/ds-10-history/+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us



The new Ripcord speedloader is yet another variation of the old Matich design. While CK Tactical's commercial introduction of the Ripcord is fairly recent, the patent was awarded back in 2008.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US7363845B2

https://cktactical.com/



The year 2008 also saw the introduction of Tuff Products Quickstrips, a variation of the Bianchi Speed Strips. Unlike Bianchi, which limited itself to 6-shot .38 Spec/.357 Mag and .44 Spec/Mag, Tuff Products ultimately introduced a wide variety of models of varying capacities and calibers.


http://tuffproducts.com/e-d-c-concealed-carry/quickstripsa/



The 5-Star Firearms speedloaders were commercially introduced back around 2010. An aluminum-billet variation on the HKS, the loaders started off as a personal project by Clinton Hartford in his uncle's garage. The story goes that a fellow shooter saw Clinton using his loaders at the range and offered him $20 for one.


https://www.5starfirearms.com/Speed-Loading-s/106.htm

https://revolverguy.com/5-star-firearms-speedloader-review/


Daniel Higby introduced his Speed-Beez design in 2012, yet another variation on the Dade Loader concept. Much like the DS-10 Speed, it started off aimed primarily at rimfire revolver competition shooters, but its lineup has expanded dramatically since then.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US9909827B1

https://www.speedbeez.com/

https://revolverguy.com/speed-beez-speedloader-review/



Earlier this year, Pachmayr introduced its new line of aluminum competition speedloaders. While a variation on the classic HKS, the sides are angled off for additional clearance.


https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands/pachmayr/aluminum-competition-speedloaders.html

https://revolverguy.com/pachmayr-aluminum-competition-speedloader/






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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 203 - Handguns for Non-Gun People

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 about handguns for non-gun people!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Sparks From Titanium Firing Pin

From Daniel Watters:

Some metals just spark more than others on impact or under friction. If I understand correctly, these metals have typically formed a passivated oxide layer over their surface. However, when friction or impact break off tiny fragments of the metal, the metal can ignite from the combination of heat and the sudden exposure of the non-passivated surface to oxygen.

 

-Magmatics episode

 

-Email from William:

Name: William

Message: Just started listening to the show and I love it--working my way through your shows from the beginning. I was so excited to hear about the $179 deal for a black powder gun and kit on Brownells, but I assume that deal is long gone. Most of their black powder guns are out of stock now.

Weerd:

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HGR 203 - Handguns for Non-Gun People

S&W M&P Shield EZ

Ruger LCR or Full-size steel-frame revolver

Glock 17/19 or S&W M&P 9/9c

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-9-m20-36-compact

Ruger Security 9

Taurus PLY22 or Beretta 21a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heCm9rbF2Y0  

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/9004378

 

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Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!

 

Handgun Radio 199 - New, Surplus & Other Handguns with Justin Opinion Channel!

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.

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This week, we discuss new, surplus & other handguns with Dave from Justin Opinion Channel on YouTube!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Ran a few mags through the Taurus PLY-22 Tip up, the Steyr C9-A1 and the Sig Sauer P226 9mm

-Helped a friend with his dads in line muzzleloader.

-Worked on my third guitar build….BLACK CHERRY!

Check out Weerd's new podcast, the Assorted Calibers Podcast!

Dave: - Have spent the past couple of weeks almost nonstop in the fight to keep our freedom in Delaware. Just prior to that insanity, did some fun work with perhaps the best .22LR conversion for the 1911 platform (video coming).

Main Topic: New, Surplus & Other Handguns with Justin Opinion Channel!

SIG Sauer P365

Star BM9 Surplus

SAR Arms B6P

Beretta/Wilson Combat 92G Centurion

Hi-Point Carbine in 40

RIA .22 TCM 1911

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  • Where can people find you Dave? Justin Opinion Channel!

 

Until next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!!!

 

Handgun Radio 196 - James D. Julia Auctioneers Final Auction with Senior Firearms Consultant Wes Dillon

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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 speak with Wes Dillon, Senior Firearms Consultant at the James D. Julia Auction house in Fairfield, Maine about their upcoming final auction taking place!

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Week in Review: NONE!

I know that i said "Louis the Fifteenth" but i actually meant "Louis the Sixteenth". Sorry!!!!!

Interview with Wes Dillon of James D. Julia, Auctioneers

 

 

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Handgun Radio 191 - More SHOT Show 2018 & Listener Emails!

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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, Weerd & I talk SHOT Show 2018 news so far and some listener emails!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Didn’t do much in guns….bought a new router from Home Depot and worked on my guitar.

-Buy quality tools. (HF vs. HD)

Weerd:

Drink Segment: Fernet Branca: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernet-Branca

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2018 News & Listener Emails

Auto Mag Classic .44

The Auto Mag Ltd. Corp. announced it was now shipping the Classic .44 pistol. The initial pistols are the .44AMP Founders Edition guns with the 8.5″ barrel. This run of pistol is limited to only 77 units. The second run is already in production. The second run of Auto Mag pistols is open to pre-order ($3,495-3,795) and will be delivered within 60 days.

These guns have the look and feel of the originals, but the company claims they are “far superior” mechanically to the old models.

Read the original article here:http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/shot-show-2018/. Make sure you visit GunsHolstersAndGear.com for all of the latest gun news, reviews and SHOT Show coverage.

DRD Ferro Glock

Taurus 856 Revolver

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g1T1Bdd6AI0/Wk0HCY8DPoI/AAAAAAAANQM/v1MaEf3k5AsRIK8SIVwjC0qSA_AAD5iGgCLcBGAs/s1600/g19x.jpg

Rex Alpha 9mm Competition Pistol

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus 692 Multi Cal Revolver

SIG P365 9mm

Listener: Thierry

S&W 396 Night Guard. S&W doesn't make the Night Guard

serie anymore It is an L-frame .44 special with a scandium frame (24.2 oz) XS standard dot front sight and Cylinder&slide

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/archive-model-396-night-guard

Listener Spencer:

Why no love for the LCR in 9MM?

Message: Kind of surprised that you skipped right over comparing the Smith 986 with the LCR in 9mm.

Sure, the Smith is pretty, but the Ruger will run nickel plated, self defense ammo in it all day long without having to use moon clips. Plus it's available as either DAO or DA/SA, and will probably be out in the 3" version fairly soon as well.

The LCR is also a much more comfortable revolver to shoot than any steel snubbie. In that short barrel a 9mm and a 357 Magnum have essentially the same muzzle energy, so recoil management is just as important as with a more traditional revolver cartridge.

And the trigger on the Perf-Center Smiths while nice, just isn't as consistent as the stock LCR trigger. To me a self-defense gun should have a fairly high pull weight. The Ruger does but it's smooth so it's not a problem. All Smith can really do is lower the weight.

And of course there's the price. For what that 9mm Smith snubbie costs, you could have two LCRs and a whole bunch of moon clips on top.

Anyway, love the show and keep up the great work.

Listener Rob

The last show I heard Ryan saying he uses dippers because his Lee powder measure doesn't like Trail Boss.

I also like the dippers,but use a RCBS Uniflow measure that is fantastic. Kind of spendy,but well worth the investment.

Thanks for the podcasts and keep them coming

 

Listener G:

I just wanted to forward you these low quality pictures I snapped over the holidays. (Will try to get better ones.)

A friend of a guitar student & friend of mine met a guy who collects forearms, but especially 1911’s. He actually loaned my buddy a few so we could take them out shooting- he said to really put them through their paces.

Don’t tell Weerd.

(This doesn’t include the Wilson Vickers he loaned separately.)

From bottom to top:

*A Cabot Commander S103

*Night Hawk 9mm Shadow Hawk

*Night Hawk Dominator 9mm

*Night Hawk Turnbull Custom VIP2

I wish I’d done a better job photographing, but it was a dark room & a slightly overwhelming subject!

I’ve got about 5 mags through each.

I’ll have to try to get some more & provide some details.

But as a brief overview- the Turnbull is one of the most beautiful pistols I’ve ever seen, & it feels as good as it looks. The Cabot is, frankly, better than one could conceive. Easily the best pistol trigger I’ve felt, almost more in common with a custom tuned  

bolt action. And, if you can believe it, is significantly smoother than a Night Hawk or Wilson.
 

Sincerely,

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Handgun Radio 181 - Recent Handgun Developments & Listener Email

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 some recent handgun developments as well as listener email!
 

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -setting my reloading bench up
 

Weerd: The Carry guns were getting cruddy so why clean them when you can get them REALLY dirty first.    Ran the 617,  S&W1911Sc and Kahr PM45

Also somebody must have listened to the collectible show.   At the club there was a listing for a Walther P99 compact in .40 S&W and he was asking for $500 which seems a bit steep.
 

Drink Segment: No new drinks,   just the Green park

2oz Gin (preferably Old Tom or equivalent, I’m using New Amsterdam)

1oz Lemon Juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

.5oz Egg white

Fresh Basil

Celery Bitters

 

Main Topic:

Keychain Suppressor Armtacs Beretta 21A

http://www.breachbangclear.com/taking-your-medicine-the-gemtech-pill-bottle/

Leaked That the M&P Shield 2.0 May Be Coming!!

9mm, 357 Mag, 357 Max, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 454 Casull Revolvers

http://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2017/10/smith-wesson-model-986-revolver

This is the 1911 I want.

M47 Medusa on Forgotten Weapons

 

Dream Gun: From Oddball:   I have to admit that striker fired pistols are easier to carry than hammer fired, so a striker fired pistol. Using a 4" rotating barrel.  chassie system like the Sig p320, so you can swap grip sizes fairly easily between full sized and compact.  Oh, double stack mags, and in 9mm.  And throw in sleeves for full sized mags to work better with the compact frame.  Being able to carry my XDm compact with a compact mag in the gun, and 2

 

Name: Andy

Subject: Future collectibles

Message: Well, thanks a lot Weird. I have been on the fence about getting a Gen 1 Glock 17 for about a month now. Thanks to you, there is a big hole in my wallet where hundred dollar bills used to live. Found a prime example in the original Tupperware made in 1988 for a price I couldn’t refuse.

Love the show guys.

 

Name: Ryan H

Subject: P80

Message: Hey guys love the show. I've been listening for about a month now and was wondering if you guys have any experience with 80% polymer lowers. I've been looking at polymer80.com specifically the PF940C. Is there anything particularly difficult or that I should watch for? I just thought this would be a fun project, im not one of the guys that feels the need to have an unregistered weapon. Anyway any info would be great. maybe it could be a whole show. Keep up the good work.

-Ryan








 

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Handgun Radio 179 - Future Collectibles

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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 about gun show powder purchases and future collectables!

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Week in Review:
Ryan:

Went to the August Maine Gun Show this weekend! There were a few deals, most .22 LR was around 40$ per thousand. I ended up buying a pound of Trail Boss for $19.00

Set up my reloading press, cant wait to get reloading again!

Weerd:

Drink Segment: Yellow Bird

2oz Rum

1oz Lime Juice

1oz Galliano

1oz Triple Sec

Orange Bitters

Served Up in a Cocktail Glass

Main Topic: Future Collectibles

Smith & Wesson “Gen” Series

Glock 1st Gen autos

Ruger P-Series

Walther P99

Remington R-51 (For All The Wrong Reasons)

Ruger Security Six and Variants

With all the WW1 curiosity, the .32 ACP handguns that are super cheap.

Listener Emails Listener Handguns:

Name: Thomas

Subject: Dream handgun

Message: Probably not my dream handgun, but one I think would be cool for a concealed handgun would be an n frame Smith and Wesson, or Ruger Redhawk 2 3/4 inch barrel in 327 federal magnum with a minimum 9 round, but preferably 10 round, cylinder cut for moonclips. I like stainless.

Name: Anthony

Subject: Sig P320

Message: Do you guys have any information on the Sig P320 voluntary recall program? Cannot get a straight answer from them.

https://www.sigsauer.com/support/p320-voluntary-upgrade/

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Handgun Radio 176 - The Sig Sauer P320 Saga & Other Handgun Recalls

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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 the recent Sig P320 Saga and other handgun recalls!

 

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Week in Review:  

Shooting a Ruger MKIV Tomorrow

Eddie Eagle Gun Safety: https://youtu.be/Ho36vonT3Rw

 

Robert:

I took 4 boys to the range Sunday. Shot up all my ammo.

Brett:

Bought a jogging stroller to turn into a 3 gun cart.

Drink Segment:  Fernet Michaud: http://liquidriot.com/packaged/fernet-michaud/

 

Main Topic: The Sig Sauer P320 Saga & Other Handgun Recalls

 

Sig Sauer safety alerts and recalls

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/08/11/was-the-p320-hammer-test-scientific/

 

Sig Sauer P320 Pistol

 

Remington

R51 – too easy not to talk about this one

https://www.remington.com/news/2014/remington-arms-announces-voluntary-product-recall

 

S&W Shield

https://secure05.lwcdirect.com/front/frontQuestionnaire.jsp?linkparam=y&uID=0&p=mpshieldsafetyalert.com&loginType=skipWelcome&clientID=742&campaignID=63

Ruger MK IV

https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/index.php

 

Glock

https://us.glock.com/customer-service/recoil-spring-exchange

 

Interesting link of recalls and warning at FirearmsID.com

http://firearmsid.com/recalls/Firearm%20Recall%20Index.htm

 

Additonal recall links ( I did not research each case just the link )

Whitney Wolverine

http://rockislandauction.blogspot.com/2014/05/rise-and-fall-of-whitney-wolverine.html

Taurus

Taurus safety alerts and recalls

Curve

PT Series Pistols

https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2015/07/28/massive-taurus-safety-settlement-include-100000-pistols/

 

Walther CCP

Walther safety alerts and recalls

Walther CCP Pistol

Walther PK380

Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols

http://www.waltherarms.com/ccp-recall-notice/#

 

Caracal

https://caracalusa.com/press/cat/recall

 

Vector South Africa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vektor_CP1

 

Ruger

 

LCP

http://www.ruger.com/LCPRecall/

SR9

http://www.ruger.com/SR9Recall/index.html

 

S&W

22a

https://www.smith-wesson.com/safety/recalls/model-22a-pistols-safety-recall

329

https://www.smith-wesson.com/safety/recalls/performance-center-model-329-safety-recall

460

https://www.smith-wesson.com/safety/recalls/performance-center-model-460-safety-recall

 

Beretta

http://www.berettasupport.com/

 

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/09/16/recall-notice-beretta-neos-pistols/

 

IWI recall

Galil ACE pistols

Springfield Armory

XDS

http://www.springfieldrecall.com/recall%20faq.asp



 

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Handgun Radio 168 - Listener Email Discussion!

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 and I discuss some new revolver ammo, and respond to some listener email!!!!

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Drink Segment: Cobbler Shaker:   So unpacking after the NRA show, the cap to my cobbler shaker I brought with me was missing.   They aren’t much good without a cap as you would be wearing your drink when you shake it.   So I ordered a new one on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PF1EY1K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This one is a decent price, and works great.    I prefer a cobbler shaker as you don’t need a separate strainer, also you can keep your finger over the cap when shaking so there is little risk of a spill.    The downside is you really shouldn’t be filling the shaker body completely full as there isn’t a whole empty cup like a boston shaker that uses a pint glass and a steel cup to give air space for the shake.    Still if you’re making just a few drinks at most this isn’t a problem.  Also the metal-to-metal contacts can freeze,  but this can be fixed with a quick rinse under hot water.

Main Topic: Listener Email Discussion

Federal HST .38 Special

 

Name: Byron

Subject: .40 Kahr

Message: I found a K40 Kahr handgun and was wondering if you knew how the K series compares with the Kahr handguns you and Weerd have - also wondering if I got it could I change out the barrels and make a .357 Sig out of it? Thanks for any input you could give me and love the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzh16zi55G0
Listener Anthony:

Does bullet weight effect recoil significantly?

Talking 115 vs 147 in 9mm

200 vs 230 in 45acp?

Came to you guys first because you guys are just that awesome! Have a great day and thanks in advance!

Name: Kaleb Kidd

Message: I am looking to purchase a 9mm 1911 for mainly range use and possibly a Carry gun in formal settings, but definitely not a edc. Assuming a $1,000 budget, would the host suggest going with something in the entry level Kimber line or the Springfield Armory Range Officer, or is there another brand or line I should consider. I want to keep it pretty standard because I would like to upgrade sights, grips, and possible other parts down the road?

Thanks again for the great show! 

From Handgun Radio Facebook Page:

Listener Todd:

Good Morning from the sunny south!  I've got a question for you. Have you boys had any experience it a Rock Island Armory M206? I'm thing of getting on as a BUG. Thoughts?

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Handgun Radio 164 - Our Favorite Forgotten Weapons

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.

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This week, Weerd and I discuss our favorite handguns from Forgotten Weapons library!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Checked out some cool pistols at the Cabelas gun library!

Weerd:

Drink Segment:  Made something very simple and VERY interesting.  It’s called Oleo-Saccharum  which simple means “oil Sugar”.

You make it by peeling citrus (in my case limes) and letting it sit for about an hour,  then you can add some water and bring it to a boil and then strain and you have a really nice flavored syrup.   I have it mixed with rum for a pseudo daiquiri,   but for those who aren’t drinkers,  you can do this with lemons, and then juice the lemons, maybe add some soda water and make yourself some spectacular lemonade this summer
 

Main Topic: Our Favorite Forgotten Weapons

If you haven’t been to the Forgotten Weapons website, you are missing out. Ian has an excellent website and a huge inventory of information about handguns that are uncommon or there isn’t much information about. We figured we could talk about some of our favorites!!

Ryan’s Picks

Trejo Machine Pistol Model 1 .22 LR

Test Trials Knoble Pistol

Savage 45

US Test Trials White-Merrill .45 Caliber Pistol

MAC 1950

Smith & Wesson Model 1913 in .35 Smith & Wesson

Elmer Keith’s M29

Elmer Keith Kaboom

Walther P38 Development

Savage Automatic Pistols
 

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Until next week, have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!!!!








 

Handgun Radio 159 - Protect Yourself with Your Snubnose Revolver with Grant Cunningham

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’re joined by Grant Cunningham, Author & Instructor, to discuss his new book “Protect Yourself with your Snubnose Revolver”!

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Week in Review:

Ryan:-Snow...lots of it. 40 inches overnight last night in the town next to us..probably close to 30” here. Getting last weeks show posted with the internet holding out hopefully….

Grant:
 

Weerd: Snow snow snow snow snow!

Also did assemble the arbor press.   To get maximum pressure It needs to be bolted down to a bench,  but with just my foot bracing it I managed to pop out the frame wedge out of my walker.    No idea if I need a new wedge or not,   been too tired to fiddle with it, and I want to be VERY deliberate, as I have no Idea how I got into this pickle.

Thanks for the Idea, Sidhartha Priest
 

Drink Segment: When you spent an entire day wrangling a 3 year old, and shoveling frozen snow, the drink that pairs best is quantity, not quality.

Tonight I’m drinking a martini made from 4 parts Linie Aquavit,  and Amantialldo Sherry with some blue cheese stuffed olives.

If you like your drinks a little bit sweet, you’ll HATE this!
 

Main Topic: Protect Yourself with Your Snubnose Revolver with Grant Cunningham

-What prompted you to write this book?

-How did you decide to divide the book up? It seems like the first half of the book is more concept based and the second half focuses on the various techniques.

-There is a chapter called “Vices and Virtues of the Snubby”. What are some of the things that you cover in that section?

-Even with all the advances in semi-auto pistol design, there are still a large number of people who carry a snubby as a primary weapon, and not in the backup gun type role. Why do you think that is?

-With a snubnose revolver, you are dealing with a very short barrel, which can affect bullet performance. What are some considerations when selecting carry ammunition for your snubby revolver?

-There is a great section called “Expecting the Unexpected: Possible, plausible, and likely” I think this is a great section for ANY book, but particularly for this one. Did you include this section for the people who say a J-Frame or other snubby just isn’t enough gun for carrying?

-If you could leave the listeners who want to carry a snubby revolver as a primary carry gun with one piece of advice, what  

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  • Grant, Where can people find you? www.grantcunningham.com

 

Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!!!

 

Handgun Radio 156 - SHOT Show 2017

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 and I talk with Nathaniel F of the Firearm Blog to discuss what he saw at SHOT Show 2017 and the new products!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Handled an FN Five Seven, new Browning Buckmark

Weerd:

The Army Chooses SIG Sauer to replace the M9!!!!!

-Why didnt they choose the GLOCK?!

Drink Segment: I’m having a Manhattan, which we’ve talked about before,  but tonight I’m going bourbon rather than my usual rye, and that Bourbon is a recommendation from Ryan is Evan Williams.  REALLY good bourbon, and I must say it’s a better bourbon for less price than my previously recommended Old Grandad
 

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2017

-Hudson H9 Pistol

-Maxim 9 Pistol

- Standard MFG S333 Volleyfire .25 ACP Pepperbox

-CZ P10

-Remington RP9

-Colt Cobra .38 Special

-Kimber K6S

-M&P 2.0 Pistol
 

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  • Nathaniel, where can people find you??

 

Until next week, have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!!!

 

Handgun Radio 149 - New Derringers, Howdah Pistols & Reloading Talk

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 and I discuss the new Inland Derringers, the Pedersoli Howdah pistol, reloading tips & tricks & more!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Nothing! Well, reloaded. CB Bullets in Gorham, ME

Weerd: Not a thing.

Drink Segment:  Big Chief : http://www.weerdworld.com/2016/just-made-one-of-these/

2oz Wild Turkey Bourbon

0.5oz Red Vermouth

0.5oz Amaro Montenegro

A few dashes of Orange Bitters.

Very Reminiscent of a Manhattan, but a little softer and more fruity.

Main Topic: Derringers, Howdah Pistols & Reloading Tips

Inland Mfg Derringer

Pedersoli Howdah Pistol

Reloading Topics:

Check out the Reloading Podcast for more detailed in-depth discussions!

-Checking your charges after in a load tray

-Making sure your scale is properly calibrated & on level surface

-Choosing good powders for your application and knowing them

Listener Bob:

“Hi Guys, love the show. I’ve been looking for an inexpensive defensive pistol, and I have thought about using a surplus or C&R type pistol since they seem to be somewhat inexpensive and sometimes do shoot substantial calibers. What are your thoughts on this?”

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Handgun Radio 146 - Howell's Indoor Range & Gunshop Grand Opening Weekend with Tatiana Whitlock

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 recorded live on location at Howell’s Gun Shop and Indoor Range in Gray, Maine with Tatiana Whitlock and Adam Copp. We discussed the range and retail shop and what it takes to construct a modern state of the art indoor range!

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Week in Review:

Just a quick update on the North American Arms Mini Revolver: A friend was kind enough to send me a set of the Laserlyte Lasergrips for the .22 Magnum Mini revolvers. They work fantastic and I cannot wait to get them sighted in. Thank you very much to the person that sent them in to me. They really do make the Mini revolver a viable gun beyond the close in distances that you usually think of with these little revolvers.

The buffer music this week are clips from videos that I do for a local music shop. The owner, Doug, is playing a Stratocaster with P90 pickups. The second buffer music is Doug playing a standard Telecaster.

Main Topic: Howells Gun Shop Grand Opening Weekend Tour & Range Tour

Howells Guns Offical Website

Our Video Tour & Discussion of the Range

Tatiana Whitlock

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Handgun Radio 144 - Live Handgun Hunting Roundtable with Bayside Custom & Friends

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 are joined by Chris from Bayside Custom Gunworks at Collins Low Country Hunt Club along with his hunting companions LIVE from the Deer Hog & Steel Annual Handgun Hunt!

 

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Main Topic: Roundtable Discussion at the Deer, Hog and Steel Annual Handgun Hunt

 

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Chris from Bayside Custom Gunworks at Collins Low Country Hunt Club along with his hunting companions LIVE from the Deer Hog & Steel Annual Handgun Hunt! Ernie Bishop, Logan Lampman & Tom Collins

 

Welcome everybody, please, each of you take a second to introduce yourselves!

 

What is the Deer, Hog & Steel Annual Handgun Hunt?

 

For people who don’t know, are group hunts a common thing?

 

Chris, I know you said the hunt had some sponsors, can you tell us more about them?

 

What things do you have to take into consideration when doing a group hunt?

Tom; What do you do on the hunt?

Types of hunting

Explain:
Deer


Turkey

Hogs

Question for everyone:  What got you all into handgun hunting vs traditional rifles.

Question For Ernie: “What's the farthest you have harvested game with a specialty pistol and handgun.”
 

The same question as above, but for each hunter:
What gun
What caliber
What bullet

Ernie: How hard is it to shoot a specialty pistol vs a rifle

Youth hunter:

“I believe Chris told me this is one of your first handgun hunts. How did you feel about it going in and how did your expectations compare to what you experienced?”

Handguns of the Hunt.


Wheelguns

Autos

Break actions

Bolt actions

Wrap-Up:

 

Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!