Handgun Radio 174 - Let's Design Our Ideal Handgun!

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 TRY (and I do mean try) to design what would be our ideal handgun!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: - Went to the range today with the Mad Aussie! Got some awesome beef jerky from the smokehouse he works at! Shot the Remington 870 Police Magnum, Remington 11-87, the MP5SD 9mm.

-Smith's Log Smokehouse in rural Maine - Buy Smoked Jerky, Sausage ...

  • Handled the Beretta APX and Silencerco Maxim 9.

Weerd: Busy Weekend in Maine,  attended my Best Friend’s wedding.   No opportunities to go shooting but since I was wearing a tux, I carried my Beretta 21A which Ryan calls my “Tux-Gun”

Drink Segment: Local Gin!    It just so happens that in the last week I’ve had two AMAZING gins from here in New England.    The first is GrandTen Wireworks Gin,   which is actually a barrel-aged gin, meaning it’s probably closer to the more ancient Jenever which is a dutch spirit made with junipers that the English used as the inspiration to London Dry Gin.

GrandTen Distilling is in Boston

The second is called Back River Gin, made by Sweetgrass Winery.    This is a more traditional Dry Gin,  but it’s a lot more mellow than say Tanqueray or Beefeater.     I could go on for hours on the tasting notes of this one,  Let’s just say it’s the best gin I’ve ever had,  and it’s REALLY reasonably priced.   Both will run around $30 for a 750ml,  which for small-batch craft gin is quite impressive




Main Topic: Let’s Design Our Ideal Handgun!

Size: Full Size? Compact? Subcompact?


Material: Polymer? Metal?

Caliber: Choice

Trigger Style: Flat? Curved? Pivoting? Straight back a la 1911)

-Trigger System: SA? DA? DAO? Striker Fired? Hammer Fired? A combination of both?

-Sights? Ledge for manipulations or no?

-Other options not listed?

Send your ideas to handgunradio@gmail.com and we will read them on the show!!


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