Handgun Radio 238 - Handguns, Photography & More with Jordan Bell!

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 are joined by Jordan Bell of The Firing Pen to discuss photography, guns & more!

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Week in Review:

Ryan:

-Went out shooting, mostly .22 LR. Henry Golden Boy, Volquartsen Scorpion .22 LR & Heritage Rough Rider .22 LR. Heritage ejector assembly came off the gun mid-cylinder. Reinstalled it with no problems. The Taurus PT22 did not like Remington Golden Bullet Bulk Packs.

Jordan:

Went shooting a bunch lately. We had a run of

articles that are due for NRAAM.  

-Henry American Eagle

-Marlin Dark

-EMF Shootist

-Mossberg MC1


Also I shot for fun my inherited Llama 32. Great little shooter. Holsters for 1903 Colts fit. Speaking of holsters. I wanna plug my friends business. He is small-scale. M2B kydex.





Main Topic: NRA & The Firing Pen


-Grand Power Stribog

-Kimber K6s

-Mossberg MC1sc

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HGR 215 - Shooting Guns in a Different Way!

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This week, we are joined by Jordan Bell of The Firing Pen to discuss shooting guns with cameras and the Shootists Holiday!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: New CZ Scorpion Bullpup


Jordan:

Got a new set of TruGlo Tritium Pro sights for my Walther CCP M2.
My parents are in London.
I got a new camera tripod and bag.

Talked to buddy, fellow photog and friend of show, Manuel Lora. HEY, NRAAM 2019~ Y’all come on down to Indy. We can have a big bash!
Main Topic:

First two, fully me, stand alone articles for Combat Handguns.

1 - Easy Running Guns and Gear. Talk about that.  Sep/October Out Now? Haven't seen it yet, but so many place are banning gun magazines so I am not surprised.

2 - Walther CCP M2. Talk about that. Hey, I kept both the guns. Jan/Feb 2019

Writing PLUG - Tamara Keel, big inspiration. Lives in my town. Segue into photography. Mention “A view from the porch” https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/  --Story about being named dropped “Fellow Gun Writer, Jordan Bell” in Shooting Illustrated. PEAK FANBOI!

Photography. Next two guns on my plate. Stribog 9mm subgun. Cimarron SSA clone coolness.

Photography, extra topics. What I do, how I go about doing it? What are my standards? Where do I want to go from here? What NON gun things do I want to take photos of? Mention Sarah Cade, Cade Imaging. Drone stuff, soooo rad.

BACK IN JUNE - Shootists Holiday, Ratone New Mexico. NRA Whittington Center. Best Range Facility you could want. Talk about who I met, who the Shootists are. Super tons of Networking.
YARD PARTIES! More fun than a barrel of gun industry heroes. Cigars, booze. Throw in a quick word for Bobby Tyler of Tyler Gun Works. Color case, gunsmithing. ETC


Personal plugs - The Firing Pen, on FB, Instagram. We had a dotcom but its been put on hiatus due to complexity of teaching yet another system for Dad to have to juggle. We were going to do YouTube, but we see how that went. Maybe one day we might be big boy enough for Full30.



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Handgun Radio 166 - Growing Up A Gunwriters Son

(Note: This episode was recorded before NRA AM 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.

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Browsed the collection at the James D Julia Auction House and it was amazing! Saw the High Standard T3 Prototype that Daniel Watters has talked about previously, as well as the main gun used by Pacino in Scarface.
Jordan: Tomorrow we’re taking out the new Henry 410 lever action and a Taurus Judge. Shooting will happen. And pictures. This week prior… I took pictures for an article dad is doing on moonclips and revolver cleaning. Earlier I did pics for the S&W M325.

Weerd:   Getting my ducks in a row for the NRA show.    I’m so excited to go.

Drink Segment:  Dutch’s American Era Variety 3-Pack: http://www.dutchsspirits.com/dutchs-spirits-american-era-variety-bitters-3-pack/

This is a REALLY great set of bitters for a reasonable price.

Right now I’m drinking a dry Martini with the Prohi-bitters,  which really turns a good martini into a great martini.

For those who haven’t had a chance to experiment with bitters,  obviously the standard Angostura bitters and Orange Bitters will get the most use, but these variety packs can easily get you into the exotics for short money.

Main Topic: Growing Up a Gunwriters Son

Growing up with a gunwriter father….when did you start really paying attention to what dad was doing?

  • Guns, AT VERY EARLY age. Laying all about. Thus, learning gun safety before even swimming.

  • Shooting my first gun at 3. It was a Ruger MKII.

  • Seeing tons of guns over the years. Building my own little obsession.

  • Gun obsession leading to fun at school. Getting toy guns taken away. Drawing them on everything. Getting yelled at for that. Etc. Thank god is wasnt the modern day or Id be expelled and incarcerated.

  • Later, learning a bit of the tradecraft to writing (for old school print). Having fun listening to dad TYPE on a Smith Corona, and it making machine guns sounds when auto typing after.

  • I started paying attention in my teens. Getting really interested in the guns and their differences. Learning the history behind them. Building up favorites and then being crushed when dad didn’t keep those particular ones.

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  • Jordan where can people find you?

 

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Handgun Radio 127 - Dream Handgun Roundtable

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 our dream handguns with Weerd, Daniel Watters & Jordan Bell!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Shot the Taurus PT22 Poly some more, it shot great!

  • Shot some single shot break action, rolling block & falling block guns in .22 LR as well!

Daniel:   Of course, I did some background research on your neighbor’s Hy Hunter single shot, which is a copy of the old Stevens No. 35 target pistol.  For more information on the original Stevens, it is worthwhile to check out Arthur Corbin Gould’s book  "The Modern American Pistol and Revolver" published in 1888.
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Jordan: Cold blued that Rohm RG10 copy. Got it all shiny. Found some 22 short to go in it. The 50 round box was missing 6. Cussed about it. Still haven’t got to shoot it. Also, cleaned up and got all nice and neato an old Zebco 76 rod/reel that was grandpas. Tried not to feed my children to lions. Discovered my XJ is leaking antifreeze. Cussed about it.

Weerd:  Moved things out of the house this weekend for a renovation….did some rearranging of the Armory,  and got a bookshelf for my gun books….that the wife promptly appropriated it for herself.

Drink segment: How good a spirit to use in a cocktail.   No you are NOT wasting good spirits on a cocktail.   Note we’re NOT talking a simple highball like a whiskey and ginger or a rum and coke where your spirit is going to be very masked.   But say an old fashioned, whiskey sour, or a Manhattan, you’re mostly drinking booze with some added flavors, so good stuff will show through.

Main Topic: Dream Handgun Roundtable

Back on Gun Guy Radio, we chose to do a fun episode topic about “Dream Rifles”. It was really well received and people enjoyed hearing about what other people wanted and what they wanted. We decided to get some people together for handgun radio and do “Dream Handguns”

Here were the rules:

List your choices for a "dream handgun" below.

1.) It can't be 100% of an existing design with a slight change, i.e. "I want a Glock in .38 Super" or "A Glock with a hammer". You can use design cues from certain guns, but not the entire design.

2.) It has to be SOMEWHAT realistic. While I know it's our dream gun episode, a .50 BMG Beretta 92 just isn't going to work

The Panel:

Ryan:

  • Revolver the size of a Colt Detective Special, but with the Phillips & Rodgers Medusa Concept (chambering everything in the 9mm/.38 Range) with the boot grip style of a J-frame and a shrouded 638 Bodyguard style hammer.

  • Browning High-Power Slide with a shortened compact grip, Steyr-style trapezoidal sights with a polymer frame and barrel swaps from 10mm to 9x25mm Dillon.

  • Benelli B76 pistol with a polymer frame that isn’t any different sized than the steel frame with the ability to switch chamberings between 9mm and .32 S&W Long Wadcutter.

Weerd: NAA mini .32 ACP and Ruger GP100-sized LCR

-.357 Magnum Top Break.   I don’t see why we can’t do this with modern technology!  Ideally in either S&W I or J-Frame

-A Combination of the size and shape of the Remington R51 with an aluminum frame with options for a stainless.   The roller-Delayed blowback action from the CZ-52/ H&K P9S,  Inside frame rails a-la the CZ-75/ Steyr M9,  and the “Squeeze Cock” safety from the H&K P7

Daniel:

I wish S&W could be convinced to debug their ill-fated C-Frame Model 73. It was meant to be S&W's answer to the Detective Special - a 6-shot revolver smaller than their existing snubnose Model 10. If they don't want to revisit the original design, perhaps they could upscale the existing Bodyguard BG38.

I'd also like to see a modern revision of the S&W M-frame Ladysmith or Rossi Princess. Ideally, the updated version would have a cylinder large enough for 5-shots of .327 Federal Magnum, 6-shots of .22 Magnum, or 7-shots of .22 LR.
My wackiest idea would be for a breaktop revolver with a barrel firing from the bottom charge hole of the cylinder.  That in itself would not be terribly odd, except for the idea that it would be striker-fired.  Going one step further, you could use a center pin serving double-duty as a gas piston.  You could either use the piston to rotate the cylinder or simply reset the striker.

Jordan:

1: MRX. Modular Revolver. Multi-Caliber, Multi-Length, Optic Ready

Top Break frame, SA/DA.

Barrel housing is rectangular, giving a similar look to the MP412 REX. Front and rear sights (Target rear, tritium insert serrated ramp front) are dovetailed in, but may be removed altogether and replaced with optic or BUIS as the entire space between is a 1913 rail. Target rear, tritium insert serrated ramp front.

Barrel housing can be adjusted to 2, 4, 6, or 8 inch lengths using spacer segments between frame interfacing segment and fixed frontal segment.

Barrel caliber can be changed by inserting tool provided and stored in grim frame cavity into teeth inset around muzzle front. Unscrew barrel until unlocks, slide out. Replace. Barrel max size is .45 caliber, min size is .22 caliber. Screw in barrels can be had in 2 - 8 inch lengths to accommodate use.

Cylinder is unfluted with 5 shot capacity. Default cylinder size is 45. caliber and strength rated to handle up to 454 casull. Cylinder sizing can be adjusted using drop in inserts which affix beneath ratchet and extractor (selective eject) which are removed using reverse side of same tool used to remove barrel inserts. Cylinder inserts are titanium and center cartridge on appropriate barrel. Both barrel insert and cylinder insert are sold together and marked with unique shaped visual indicators to warn against mis-matched use. Smaller caliber inserts are not solid tubes like larger inserts, but are instead, a tube within a shell.

Frame is overbuilt to handle high pressure loads. Trigger and hammer weight are user adjustable with recommended settings provided with caliber kits. Hammer is commander style and can have an insert screwed into the side to allow manipulation below a long optic.

Grips are modular with various levels of padding/thickness to be added or subtracted as needed for caliber or ergonomic concerns. Grip adjustments are made using single piece rear/side rubber insert which affixes to grip frame from rear.

2: uh… Well, there’s that while twin barrel drill gatling 22 thing I mentioned. Everyone else has plausible ideas!

3: yeah. There’s way more rifle/carbine ideas I could legit go on about but I’m kinda at a loss on handguns. For instance, I’d love something in between a Deerfield and an M1 Carbine, but in like .500 S&W with like an 8 round mag.

The Listeners:

Erik Chesney:  I'd like to see HK reinvent the P7M8 and M13 with a polymer frame and a traditional slide stop. Although that isn't exactly a totally new design, I don't care. It would be cool 😁.

A LCP sized .22LR with a 21A style tip up barrel. There would have to be an engineering feat to get it thinner than the Beretta design with the springs in the grip. For that matter, a .380 and .32 the size of a G19 would be great with a tip up barrel for those with infirmities as  Wish the 86 Cheetah's were still around, but a lighter striker fired trigger would be ideal.

Brett: I would like something along the lines of a Sig P226 , only chambered in 38/357. With a threaded barrel and matching suppressor.

I would fully expect to be required to change recoil springs to cycle with subsonic ammo. I would also like a slide lock feature to fire one shot ( ultra quiet ) without cycling a round.

Matt: An integrally suppressed gas Delayed blowback 9mm handgun running off Glock mags and setup for slide mounted optics from the factory.

Manuel: A single stack PPQ would be my ideal: thin enough to carry with the ergonomics of the full size, including the lovely slide release button and awesome trigger. I can now see why Pincus is going the way he is going with his new project. I personally (perhaps until I drop more weight) can only comfortably carry single stacks, though I will try double stacks soon again. So the advantage of having, say, 8-11 rounds of 9mm in a single stack is useful.

Ryan G: I'd like to see a steel framed, single stack, d/a handgun slightly larger than the Walther PPK/s chambered in 10mm (I'd take same size but that round will require extra room in the grip). I'd like to see this gun be equipped with a slide release and a decocker, as well as a good fast acquisition sights like XS big dots.

Matt M: I would be good if S&W remade the 632-1 or a "real" model 27 (deep top strap checkering/countersunk charge holes

A striker fired, single stack .32 ACP pistol with a Browning action that is the size of a Glock 19. For people with weak hand strength that can't rack a more powerful guns slide and want a self defense pistol. Also for people with smaller hands that have trouble with double stack mags. .32 ACP is a round with a long history as a self defense round but it's mostly found in small handguns. Smaller pistols are harder to aim and usually blowback so it's harder to rack the slide. A 4.5 inch barrel and 10 to 12 rounds of .32 ACP is a good pistol

Chad: 1911 size handle, grip angle, and trigger reach. Striker fired, no safety/safeties. Undercut trigger guard, ambi mag release. 4-4.25" barrel, front and rear cocking serrations. Good sights (fiber optic front) 9mm w/13+ capacity, and a flip selector switch on the back of the slide for 2 round burst.

Wrap-Up:


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