HGR 086 - Cool "Non-Defensive" Handguns

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 and I discuss cool firearms that were not intended for defensive purposes, but rather target shooting, curiosities, and other specialized roles!

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Week in Review:

Ryan -

  • Apologies for not being very active on the Facebook page. This past week my wife’s grandmother passed away after a long illness. She was a very special lady and even though she wasn’t a firearms enthusiast, she was always very supportive of the show and always encouraged me to keep improving. Weerd came up with this weeks’ topic, and I think this will be a fun & entertaining episode. She was a fun lady, and I’d like to dedicate this week’s episode to her.
  • Seeing rumors of the new Glock 43 around the internet. I have seen several photoshopped Glock 42’s with the “43” and “9x19mm” on the slide which were very well done, but I believe most of them were determined to be faked. However, I HAVE heard from several people that sources (who have pre-production guns I’ve been told) say it will be debuting at the NRA Annual Meetings. We shall see.

Weerd Beard-

Main Topic: Cool “Non-Defensive” Firearms

We thought this was a cool topic of discussion

1911 in .38 AMU

1911 Magazine with .38 Special Wadcutter

1911 .38 Wadcutter Magazine Follower

.38 AMU -

Smith & Wesson Model 52 -

Smith & Wesson 1891 Target & .38 First Model Single-Shot -

S&W Model 617 -

Desert Eagle -

Thompson-Center Guns -

Olympic Target Pistol Guns:Semi-Auto, and single-shot

Mateba MTR-8 Target Revolver:

Race Guns (STI, Caspian, Custom Glocks) -

Serbu Super Shorty 12 Gauge -

Pen Guns -


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