Handgun Radio 253 - Sig-Sauer P365 SAS, Kel-Tec & More!

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 Sig Sauer P365 SAS, Kel Tec and Listener Emails!

Please check out the Patriot Patch Company for their awesome patches and other high quality items! Visit www.patriotpatch.co for more information! Cool artist “proof” rendition coming with the latest patch of the month patches! 

Ammo.com for all your bulk ammunition needs!! $20 off any order over $200!

-Many Different Ammo choice


Shop Amazon using our affiliate link www.firearmsradio.tv/amazon 

Week in Review:

Ryan: - Might get the LCR 9mm, found one for $489...talk more in the show.

-Will be in NYC soon! Visiting the John Jovino gun shop.


Drink Segment:

 Unnamed Drink #1  The Gimlet Variant

2.0 New Amsterdam Gin

1.0 oz Lime Juice

0.5 Aperol

Unnamed Drink #2  Dry Martini Variant

2.0 Oz Linie Aquavit

0.75 Oz Dry Sherry

Garnish with Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

Listener Emails:

Listener Jay:

Subject: Tequila

Message: Hi guys - First, love the show, it gets better every episode. Second, I just wanted to add my two cents on the tequila topic. Don't overlook Kirkland's (Costco) Silver Tequila. At $19.99 for 1.75l it is a great buy, as is their small batch bourbon (I believe made by Buffalo Trace now...originally from Jim Beam but their contract ran out). Anyway, worth a 'shot' and love to hear your thoughts. Keep up the good work.

Favorite handgun if I could only have one: 4" S&W 686 (it will eat everything...plus I live in the un-Constitutional state of Connecticut)

Current EDC: S&W Shield 9mm


Name: Phil 

Subject: Hello

Message: Dear Ryan & Weer’d,

I just want to thank you both very much for Handgun Radio. The show’s easy conversation and gun-nerd topics make for real listening enjoyment. I also enjoy the deep dive discussions with Daniel Watters and other guests, as well as the drink segment. I currently live in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and greatly appreciate the quality gun nerd time. 

While Mexico has some great gun control, a citizen can in fact purchase a firearm for home protection. They have one gun store in the country, on a military base in CDMX. It’s not really that bad, though, they can ship your gun to the nearest military base. I have the pdf catalog offering from the Mexican military if you want to check it out.

My contribution to show ideas:

Lubrication 101 with Grant Cunningham

.38 Super

Loadout Shows: Loadout for your ride with Ranger Hamer!

The old meme where you are sent back in time to the east coast of pre-Lewis & Clark North America and have to pick one rifle / pistol / loadout for a trip to the west coast.


Listener Spencer:

Hey guys,

I just wanted to follow up on this (ancient) email since I was biting my 

tongue the whole time Weerd was going on about carrying moon clips for the 

9mm LCR.

As mentioned below, you only need moon clips to extract, and if you use 

nickel plated ammo even that isn’t a requirement. The 9mm LCR spaces off the 

case mouth, just like a pistol does. If you look down the cylinder you can 

see the small ridge it uses in every bore.

Since I wrote this email I've carried it almost every day, since it's what I 

drop in my pants when I go to the mailbox or just out for a walk. I keep the 

gun loaded with a moon clip, but my reloads are all speed strips. I use the 

32 ACP speed-strips, since the smaller diameter holes keep the rimless 9mm 

held in tightly.

When I shoot this gun at the range I always start with shooting through the 

moon clip, and the 2 speed-strips just to keep in practice, and I've never 

had any issues with ejection of the loose rounds. You just tilt the gun back 

a bit and rap the butt on your palm and they fall right out. You probably 

should keep the gun cleaned to make this easier, but as I mentioned if the 

cases are nickel-plated, I'd be surprised if you have any issues.


Also, in reference to the speed loader episode a while back, I do have some 

of the S.L. Variant speed loaders that I got from the only US importer I'm 

aware of, Bobby Mac's (link below). However they have had the same web page 

up promising new stock 'any day now' for years now. I did email him a few 

years back and he said there was no waiting list or anything, but couldn’t 

say if he was ever getting more in.

It's a real shame you can’t get these in the US anymore, since they are 

easily the best speed loaders I've every tried. If you want to try a couple 

of them out I would be happy to loan you some for review, so long as they 

make it back to me at some point.

Thanks for the podcast,


Main Topic: 

Kel Tec P17

Sig Sauer P365 SAS 


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!

  • Remember to shop Ammo.com for all your ammunition needs! Visit ammo.com/handgunradio for $20 off your order of $200 or more! 

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

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

Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!