Handgun Radio 124 - Handguns of TV Shows

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’m joined by Weerd Beard to discuss the guns used in some of our favorite TV shows!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -I was unexpectedly featured on The Firearm Blog this week! Nathaniel F. wrote up a blog post about my video on the Detonics Pocket 9! Go check it out!

-Got to try some of the CCI Quiet 22 LR ammo going at 710 fps with a 40 grain bullet. It is almost hearing safe.

Weerd: laid up with the flu all week, so I’ve JUST been able to do much of anything.

What I have done, that is remotely gun related is I have a side hobby of lockpicking.   I’m not great, but I’ve been playing with any lock I can find.    When I bought my LCRs I got a pair of padlocks that are Ruger Branded,   I assume they’re for running the shackle through the frame window, since the LCR doesn’t ship with a hard box.

Still these locks are REALLY good for a freebie.   They have a floating plate over the cylinder that prevents drilling (you try to drill out the cylinder and it just spins) but also the cylinder has a bunch of security pins in it that doesn’t make it impossible to pick, but does make it a challenge….very cool given that it’s a free lock.

Drink Segment: Jim Quinn on the Facebook page asked about bourbon and bourbon drinks in light of the NRA Annual Meeting being Held in Kentucky.

For those not in the know, Bourbon is a Whiskey, generally made in Kentucky that is made from a Mash that needs to be at least 51% Corn, and aged in new charred white oak barrels.   Many other spirits don’t require a new barrel so many aged spirits like Scotch, Brandy, and some wines are actually aged in bourbon barrels that have a fresh char added.

So before the early Americans established bourbon, Rye was the most similar whiskey.  Because of this Rye and bourbon are often interchangeable in cocktails (tho Bourbon has a much sweeter, lighter taste, and Rye more dry and spicy, so a drink substitution will have a noticeable difference) .

Some classic Bourbon Cocktails are: The Old Fashioned, The Manhattan, The Whiskey Sour, and I personally will mix a Sazerac with bourbon.

Of course the quintessential Bourbon Cocktail where no substitutions are allowed is the Mint Julep.   This is a VERY simple drink where you muddle mint with some sugar then add your two ounces of bourbon,  shake and strain over crushed ice into a tall glass (a silver Julep glass if you have one).

Never actually had one of these, but I have a Lewis bag, which is a canvas bag used to crush ice, and the canvas keeps the ice cold and dry,  and I’ll have to do it once Mom’s mint comes up.

Main Topic: Handguns of the Small Screen

For this week, we thought we would go for a fun episode discussing some of the guns we see in our favorite TV shows. These can be on Netflix, regular TV or available on DVD, but its always fun to peruse IMFDB and check out what guns they’re using!!!

Mission Impossible

Miami Vice

Law & Order

The Blacklist

Boardwalk Empire

Boston Legal

Magnum P.I.

Jesse Stone





Until Next Week, Have Fun and Safe Shooting!!!!!!