Handgun Radio 117 - 2015 Handgun Radio Christmas Gift Guide

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 some of our top picks for gifts to give the firearms enthusiast in your life!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: The Handgun Radio discussion group on Facebook is active and growing! Be sure to join and take part in the discussions and share cool pictures you have of your handguns and gear!

Weerd Beard: One of those weeks!   Besides my various gun podcasts,  I don’t have anything interesting to report.   Tho I did get my OPM letter,  not sure if it’s from my FFL, or if it’s from my time working obliquely with NOAA.

Drink Segment: Perfect Martini: https://youtu.be/4JeGIW4jLdU

I don’t much care for this recipe with the gin,  just because it really spoils my favorite drink, the dry martini.    But with aged rum, this becomes a much more interesting drink.   I add some lemon bitters, and garnish with preserved lemon,   but if you don’t have those, a lemon twist will do wonders to this drink.

Main Topic: Handgun Radio 2015 Christmas Gift Guide

With the holiday season fast approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss some gifts that would be good for the firearms enthusiast in your life! We’ve divided them up into a few categories, the things on my list, the things on Weerd’s list, and stuff that listeners have suggested!

Ryan:

Steel Targets

Shepherd's Hooks

Werkz Holsters

Ruger SR-22

Lee 50th Anniversary Reloading Kit

Burris Fastfire III

Canon Vixia HF R600 Camera

Weerd:

629 Performance Center Unfluted!

G17 PMags:  how cool is this?

Blue Bullets

Star Model B:

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Kareen Hi-Power

Bulk Earplugs for the Range Bag!

Listeners:

Listener Alex:

Thunder 9 Pro XT - BERSA by Eagle Imports

Immortal Arms AmmoBot

Magnetic Work Mat

Several Listeners:

Aker Leather Belt

Prints - C&Rsenal : C&Rsenal

Hoppe's No. 9 Gun Cleaning Patch, .38-.45 Caliber/.410-20 …

Listener Mark:

-Spare Magazines

-Howard Leight Electronic Earmuffs

Listener Robert:

-Woodford Reserve Bourbon

-Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set

Listener Shawn:

-Smith & Wesson L-Frame .44 Magnum Model 69

-Safariland Speedloaders

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HGR 075 - 2014 Christmas Gift Guide & Recent Gun Introductions

HGR 075 - Top 10 Christmas Gifts & Recent Gun Introductions 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, I’m joined by Weerd Beard to discuss our top picks for Christmas gifts and some of the new guns that have been recently introduced!

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Week in Review:

Ryan- Got a beautiful CM9 Holster in from Werkz! I’ll be talking about that next week more so stay tuned!

Hope all the listeners have a fantastic holiday and enjoy time with their families!

Weerd-

Main Topic: Top 10 Christmas Gifts & Recent Gun Introductions

Christmas Gifts: 

Weer’d: 

  • Pmags:   Everybody has an AR these days,  and Magpul PMags are inexpensive, durable, and reliable.   Also remember that if their AR is in .300 BLK these 5.56 mag will work for that gun too.
  • M-Pro7 Cleaner: This is my favorite cleaner, it works great.  It doesn’t have an odor, and I clean with bare hands and I find it doesn’t hurt my skin.  Also since it’s water-based it’s awesome for cleaning guns that may have fired corrosive ammo!
  • Lee 50th Anniversary Reloading kit:  Nothing fancy, but it comes with almost everything you need to take those first steps into cartridge reloading.  This is how I learned to reload, and all I needed to buy extra was a bullet puller and a micrometer.
  • Wilson 47D magazines: For a 1911 shooter these are the best magazines on the planet!   I have piles of them at home, and if a few more showed up in my stocking I’d LOVE it.
  • Recoil Springs: I picked a Wolff kit for the 1911 that includes the recoil spring and firing pin spring.   The firing pin spring doesn’t wear as fast as the recoil spring, but with the kit it doesn’t cost much extra, so why not.   Of course you can buy springs for any gun your shooter might have, but if you shoot high volume this is the part you’ll need to replace most often besides the magazines.

Ryan:

Werkz Holsters: For a great kydex holster you can’t beat them. Werkz is a family owned small business and Shan, the owner is a great guy! If you need a really great piece of Kydex gear he can certainly help you out either with something in their standard line or custom work.

Desantis Nemesis Pocket Holster: Great, lightweight and durable pocket holster

LaserLyte Training Target & Cartridge Insert: Awesome training aid that shows your shots on a target

Extra Magazines: Everyone needs extra magazines for their choice gun!!

Pearce Grip Extensions: Help make your handgun a lot more shootable and get a better grip on a small handgun without compromising concealability.

New Gun Introductions:

Ruger LC9s Pro -

Ruger LCR 3”-

Jericho 941 Pistol -  

Heizer Defense Pocket AK & Pocket Sniper (.308) -

Republic Forge 1911 -

Kahr Premium Gen2-

Wrap-Up:

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


HGR 023 - Handgunners Christmas Gift Guide

HGR 023 - Handgunners Christmas Guide

In this episode, Ryan discusses some possible gifts you can buy for that special handgunner in your life!

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Week in Review:

  • FINALLY found some primers and did some reloading this weekend! It was mighty cold (12 degrees Fahrenheit!) but it was fun to get behind the reloading bench again.  Loaded up 200 .38 Special rounds with a 148 grain plate Hollow based wadcutter from Berry’s Bullets.  They make a quality product and I use a lot of their bullets in my handloads. I typically load the plated bullets using lead bullet load data and I usually have great success with these bullets in 9mm Parabellum (115 grn) and in .38/.357.  You can’t drive them as fast as jacketed bullets in the .357 Magnum, as you could encounter seperation of the plating material from the bullet itself. Plating is NOT a jacket in the traditional sense.
  • I got some time to pull apart my 3 S&W revolvers (19, 66, 60) and really give them a thorough scrubbing. It really is amazing how all the parts inside the gun function in concert with one another and accomplish the goal of firing the weapon. I now remember why I dreaded taking my S&W’s apart: the rebound spring & slide.  Getting the rebound spring and slide out of the gun is fairly easy, but putting it back in the gun can be quite a chore.  I suffered a nasty cut from a screwdriver putting back in the rebound spring on my Model 66.  Brownells makes a Rebound Spring & Slide tool that is properly bent and slotted to allow you to work on your S&W revolver and put the rebound spring and slide back in place fairly easily.  A screwdriver is not the most ideal method of putting the spring back in place.
  • I discussed shooting shot loads out of the Pietta 1851 Navy Colt reproduction last episode.  Using #6 shot, I was able to load and fire the charge but it was not very accurate or powerful at all.  I have had much better success with the factory made shot capsules that you can buy from Speer/CCI.  I purchased some gun club target loads with #8 shot in those so I may try those next as I can get more shot in the chamber, but given the reduced mass of the #8 shot I don’t foresee it being any more successful. Also you need to find a sealant like bore butter or some people use Crisco, as the shot charge won’t be held in the chamber by the lubrication wad like a roundball will and will simply fall out if the gun is pointed downward.
  • Speaking of the S&W revolver disassembly project, I created a video overview of how to disassemble your Smith & Wesson revolver along with some tips and tricks to aid you in doing so.  It should be posted as a blog post over at the Firearms Insider very soon so be sure to go check it out! I will post a link to it on the Handgun Radio FaceBook Page.

Main Topic: Handgunners Christmas Guide

  • One of the really useful products for the handgunner who is a reloader is the Lee Hand Prime XR tool. This tool uses a square primer tray and a caliber-specific shellholder system to allow you to prime cartridge cases by hand without needing to be at your reloading bench.  Many people prime using the press mounted priming tool but some people, like me, choose to use the hand priming tool while sitting watching T.V. or listening to the radio. The hand priming tool works really well and also allows for more precise seating of primers than using the press mounted tools.
  • Another great product for the reloader is the   Lee Powder Scoop Kit The Powder scoop kit allows you to measure out powder while reloading using the Lee Powder measure card, which shows how much powder each size scoop will throw.  It can be very useful when reloading with a powder that doesn’t flow well while using a measure.
  • Two great books for the gunny in your life are the Greatest Handguns of the World Vol 1 & 2 by Massad Ayoob. These are some of the greatest books I have read regarding classic handguns.
  • HKS Speedloaders & Safariland Speedloaders! Safariland SpeedloadersHKS Speedloaders
  • Steel Targets make shooting more fun! MGM Steel Targets
  • Reloading For Handgunners by Patrick Sweeney is a great resource for insights and advice when reloading pistol cartridges.
  • Cartridges of the World is a really awesome way to discover the history behind your favorite cartridges, as well as learn about the more weird and uncommon cartridges that are out there.  It is a really good coffee table book or just general interest reading as well as a great reference book.

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Wrap-up:

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Until next week, have fun, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and SAFE SHOOTING!