Handgun Radio 145 - Mouseguns & "Overrated" Carry Guns

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, Weerd and I discuss mouseguns  & “Overrated” carry guns!

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Week in Review:


-Did a video on the new Ruger LCP II which we will be talking about.

-Picked up the .22 Magnum North American Arms Mini Revolver

-Sighted in a friends daughters .22 Magnum rifle this morning.

Weerd: My daughter had her 3rd Birthday party this weekend,  so after a LOOONG day of cleaning and getting the house ready I NEEDED to hit the range.

I recently got an order from Midway USA they delivered a Beretta 21A magazine,  something for a future project and FOUR Walker Colt nipples….two on backorder...c’mon Midway,  why wouldn’t you have a full set in stock???

Turns out my issues with my Beretta 21A were likely magazine related and it ran like a top.

I also brought out my SKS because I haven’t shot a rifle in ages and I have a ton of 7.62x39.    I was a bit out of shape at the start but by the end my groups were about as good as you could expect from an SKS.

Drink Segment:  Not sure if I did this before, but since Ryan forgot what was in it.

Rye or Bourbon  Rye is traditional, and what I prefer, but bourbon is always awesome.   Then mix it 4-1 with sweet vermouth and a few dashes of angostura bitters.

Main Topic: Mouseguns, Overrated Carry Guns & Hunting Season!

Mouseguns: What is a Mouse gun?

Some define them as really small guns in small calibers, generally .380 Auto or smaller,   but personally I consider any gun that can be easily dropped in a pocket with a holster a “mouse gun”,  this generally means anything that’s the size of a S&W J-Frame or smaller.

North American Arms:

Mini Revolver .22 LR/.22 Magnum (even in .17 HMR)


Ranger (Top Break)


Beretta 21A

Beretta Tomcat .32 ACP

Ruger LCP & LCP II

Overrated Carry Guns:

Glock 19



German Handguns, in particular, Walther and HK

The 1911


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