Handgun Radio 187 - Handgun Radio Christmas Gift Wishlist 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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This week, we discuss our annual Handgunners Christmas Gift Guide 2017!!!!!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Posted a video of the S&W K-Frames on the Facebook page and youtube channel! Go check them out!

-Had a big 14 hour standoff 100 yards away from my house!
 

Weerd
 

Main Topic: Handgun Radio Christmas Gift Guide 2017

 

Every year we do a Handgunners Christmas Gift Guide! So here are some of our picks!

 

Ryan:

Ruger Gunsite Scout in .450 Bushmaster

Ruger GP100 in .44 Special

NAA Mini Revolver Speedloader

Polymer 80 Build Kit

1,000 Rounds of Tula 115 grain 9mm for $149.00!

Foam Earplugs

Big Blast Soda Bottle Target Caps


 

Weerd:  Remington 870 DM Tac 14

Desert Eagle L5 .44 Magnum

.460 Rowland Conversion kit

Dillon 650 XL

Ruger Redhawk .357

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Until next week, Have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!


 

Handgun Radio 153 - The SHOT Show 2017 New Product & Speculation Episode!

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 are joined by the illustrious Doc Wesson from the Gun Nation Podcast to discuss some of the guns that have been introduced & guns we think may be introduced at the 2017 SHOT Show!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Helped a friend break in his new Kahr CM9! Worked great!!!

-Really wanting some surplus rifles….Steyr M95, Gewehr 98, Winchester 1907 Self-Loader

Weerd: Renovations to the house are finally done, and we’re moving our stuff back into the house.   This means I didn’t EXACTLY do anything with guns,  but it DOES mean that some of the upgrades to the new room mean the Armory gets some trickle-down in the form of a new Stereo and TV!
Doc:

Drink Segment:  Blood and Sand

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2oz Blended Scotch Whiskey

1oz Orange Juice

0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth

0.5 oz Cherry Brandy

Orange Bitters

Shake and serve up in a cocktail glass with an orange twist and a cherry.

Main Topic:

Guns Holsters & Gear SHOT 2017 Page

Coonan 9mm, 10mm Pistols

Chiappa White Rhino

Glock 19M

Ruger: GP 100 in .44 Speical

Ruger Redhawk 8-shot .357 Magnum

Remington RP 45

S&W M&P 2.0

Hudson Manufacturing Mystery "1911"?

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  • Doc! Thank you so much for joining us! Where can people find you?


Until next week, have fun & safe shooting!!!

 

HGR 038 - Gun Shows & Listener E-Mails

HGR 038 - Gun Shows & Listener E-Mails

Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of Handgun Radio! This week, I’m going to discuss my trip to the recent gun show in Lewiston, ME, along with some short interviews I recorded there and some observations. Then I will address a couple listener e-mails!

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Week In Review:

  • Probably going to end up having the rear firing pin that is broken replaced with a part that I have fabricated. It really isn’t a complex part, just a piece of short rod with one milled cut in it. I’m thinking of just getting a piece of drill rod stock and having a machinist friend make the proper cut after I measure the original. Any thoughts from anyone with more experience with this?
  • Got to see the new(er) Ruger 10/22 takedowns with the threaded barrels and different colored stocks. Really a cool little plinker .22 that takes down for easy storage and easy cleaning too!
  • Looking into a pair of Altamont Boot Grips for my J-frame. I was looking at the Uncle Mike’s Boot Grips that were discontinued, but I am afraid they are too grippy for pocket carry. I think the wood grips would work much better, and look much nicer as well.
  • Picked up some .357/.38 Lead Hardcast SWC at the gun show from CB Bullets. I have purchased bullets from this company before and have been very, very impressed. He does run an online business, and he is located in Maine. If you are at the gun show, you can get a box of bullets for an amazing price. I paid $20 for 250 where I usually pay 30$ for 250 plated bullets at Cabelas, sometimes more. Check it out!
  • That about wraps it up for the week in review, so we will head into the main topic, the Lewiston Gun Show and then some listener e-mails!

Main Topic: Lewiston, ME Gun Show & Listener E-Mails

On March 29th I attended the Lewiston Gun Show in Lewiston, ME with my friend the Mad Aussie. He had a table there and was selling some firearms so I went to help him out, and also try to get some interviews with folks at the show. There is a video over at the YouTube channel showing some footage from the pre-show vendor preview and then during the actual show. It was pretty large for the area, with roughly 60 to 70 tables, and many different vendors. I got to speak with the Mad Aussie about what he was looking forward to at the show.

-Mad Aussie Soundbite-

He picked up an Arcus 98 DA, which is a somewhat copy of a Browning Hi-Power. I will be interested to see that when I get the chance!

I also got to speak with Jeff Zimba, the Firearms Policy Specialist for the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine & the proprietor of the Big Shooterist channel on YouTube about what SAM’s goals were while at the show.

-Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Soundbite-

Be sure to go check out both links above to help support SAM’s mission in Maine. Even if you aren’t a Maine resident, there are organizations like SAM all over the country, so try to find one near you to see what you can do to help preserve firearms rights and continue the tradition of firearms recreation & collecting!

For some people, they may not have ever been to a gun show. They may have no idea what goes on, what it looks like, etc. Some people may even be afraid of them, wondering how safe it can be with so many firearms in one place. I can say, they are extremely safe. All firearms are checked at the door that are brought in, and must be tagged with the action open, usually by way of a zip tie. It may vary from state to state, but in Maine, people can bring in firearms to the gun show, to sell to vendors, but they must be checked at the door. A gun without a tag usually gets the attention of someone very quick.

If you are someone who is absolutely, positively livid whenever a gun “muzzles” you, even when it is laying untouched on a table, then a gun show is not for you. Yes, there may be some not too bright folks who accidentally muzzle people while inspecting a gun, but generally that is not an issue. It is a matter of respect and safety and the majority of folks do their best to not muzzle anyone when inspecting the gun, even when it is tagged and locked open. I have however seen some people who get upset when the gun is laying on a table. There are only so many directons the gun can point while laying on the table, and almost every one of them will be in the direction of someone at a gun show.

Prices can be very very good at a gun show! While I was there, I got those bullets I mentioned earlier for $20.00 and I also saw a Smith & Wesson 642 with Altamont grips for $429.00! The MSRP on that gun is in the $600’s so I thought that was a good price. The real killer deal though was a Glock 22 1st Generation, with some holster wear for $210! I had never seen such a low price on a Glock, I guessed that something had to be wrong with it, but there was no indication of that. If I had 210$ on me, it may have come home with me.

A word about sales at gun shows; the media tries to portray gun shows as places where people engage in illegal firearms sales and don’t follow the rules, sell guns to felons, etc. THAT IS NOT THE CASE! In Maine, private sales between adults of legal age are permissible. If you have an FFL and have a table at the show, you still must perform the background check just as you would if they purchased the gun in the shop instead of the show.

Gun shows are a wonderful place to find deals on great firearms and gear, and you can oftentimes find just the right gun for you!

Listener E-Mail

Brad:

Hi Ryan, I would like to tell you that I really look forward to, and enjoy your show. I especially enjoyed the show on movie handguns. I really learned a lot! I was wondering if you could do a show on concealed carry handguns? I just shot my first revolver last week. I've been trying to decide whether to pick out a revolver, or a semi. I know you love the revolvers and I've actually been tempted to get a J frame for myself (are the bodyguards any good or am I better off with an air weight?) However, I mostly shoot semi so I'm torn. Maybe a round up or both types of small handguns would be nice. In the end I know it all comes down to personal preference, but I'd be interested what you (and anyone else on the network) have to say.

Matt:

Really impressed with your knowledge of handguns. It was really evident that two experts were just sitting back and conversing on the same level in your interview with Ian from forgotten weapons. A very enjoyable conversation to listen in on.

I have a question for you not pertaining to the last show. That question is in regards to the 1911 in 45ACP  and a possible cause of damage to fired cases. The damage is to the corner of the case head and looks like a hammer peened over, in one spot, the very edge of the rim with one strike. This makes the case unuseable for reloading. It's not my weapon just a friend who showed me the casings and it was winchester white box ammo. My thinking is too soft of a slide spring and not an extractor problem since the sidewalls of casings are not damaged by ejection port in any manner. Would a soft slide spring cause the case to strike the breech face while in partial ejection hard enough to peen over the rim? I do have some pics if my description is inadequate.

Kenneth:

Show suggestion: History of revolvers used by the United States Park Police. One of oldest uniformed police agency. It has come to my attention that they used Rossi .38 in the 1960's.

Wrap-Up:

Quick mention about Aker Leather's gun belt.

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  • We are also doing the first ever Handgun Radio giveaway! We have 10 weeks worth of products for this giveaway so the way in which we conduct the contest will vary. We are giving away EDC Tape which was very generously donated by Anthony of the Firearms Radio Network. Anthony states “I came up with EDC tape after I was at a concert with my wife and her sandal broke , I thought if I only had a few inches of tape I could fix it, and the idea was born. I started making them for family and friends and realized it might be worth trying to market a few. Each roll is approx 24" of brand name duck tape. No bigger than a roll of Chapstick. Currently we are producing them in black ,camo ,and  pink. Available is packs of 3 or 5 for $15-$18  at our website Edctape.com”
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  • I apologize for the short length of the episode, but I wanted to get to some listener e-mail on the air. Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!!!!

HGR 027 - SHOT Show 2014 Preview & Discussion

HGR 027 - SHOT Show 2014 Preview & Discussion

This week, Ryan and guest Matt discuss some of the new products that have been announced and will be introduced at this years SHOT Show!

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Week in Review:

Ryan -

  • Wrote an article over at the Firearms Insider about the new Remington R51 and where it came from. Here is the link for the article, be sure to go check it out along with all the other great content over at the Firearms Insider!
  • Been pretty busy with show stuff and preparing to help out the guys who are in Las Vegas this coming week for SHOT Show 2014! Jake and the rest of the team have a really good game plan for covering as much as absolutely possible while out there.  Each team of two has a high definition video camera to capture as much video of the new products that are going to be introduced.  Please visit www.shotshow2014.com for all the coverage by the Firearms Radio Network!
  • A friend of mine got a deal on a shrouded hammer .38 Special revolver. A close friend had the firearm and just wanted to get rid of it, as they weren’t really a gun person.  They let it go for $50.  It is a Taurus 851 with an alloy frame and a titanium cylinder. It has a shrouded hammer, which I don’t particularly care for, but otherwise looks to be a great little .38, especially for $50. It’s his first gun, so welcome to the world of being a gun owner Jeffery.
  • Matt
  • Finishing up work on my buddies 686, getting it ready for idpa/icore this year
  •           working with the 686 competitor just got
  •            working on my vcomp, fitting the new ti cyl

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2014 Preview & Discussion

This week we are just going to discuss some of the items we have seen announced for this years SHOT Show.  As we said before, Firearms Radio Network will have a lot of people on the ground for SHOT this year, getting as much footage and info as possible for you! Please visit the www.shotshow2014.com link for all the coverage!

We will just discuss these picks:

- All new S&W Revolvers!

- S&W Laser-less Bodyguard .380 ACP

- Ruger GP-100 Match Champion

- Magnum Research 1911U Sub-Compact

- Walther PPQ M1 (Limited?) & M2

- Remington R51 9mm

- Glock 42 .380 ACP

-Springfield Range Officer 1911 in 9mm

- Ruger LCRx Exposed Hammer

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