Handgun Radio 249 - Unusual Law Enforcement Handguns

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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 talk unusual law enforcement handguns! 

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Week in Review:


Ryan: Broke my  toilet


Weerd:


Drink: Pearse Lyons Distillery




Main Topic: Unusual Law Enforcement Handguns


(Thanks to listener Mike S. for providing the list)


Our list of “unusual” law enforcement handguns are those that are generally not Glock, Sig Sauer or Smith & Wesson (the largest in market share) in 9 mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP. However, if either brand is used in a caliber other than those, I think it qualifies as an unusual model.


Thanks to my friend Chris McCarthy of Castle Rock, CO who helped a lot with this list.


This is not primary source information and some of it may be a little stale. Interesting nonetheless. 


  • Maine State Police-HK45 with LEM trigger. Prior to that, they carried HK USP 

  • NY State Police-Used to have Glock 37 in .45 GAP, have since gone to .45 ACP

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol-Glock 31 in .357 Sig. Also issues Glock 32 and possibly 33.

  • US Coast Guard: Sig P229 DAK in .40. USCG Investigative Service (like NCIS) also uses P239 DAK in .40.

  • NC State Highway Patrol: Sig P226 .357 Sig. However, there is info out there that they formerly carried the Beretta Cougar in .357 Sig.

  • VA State Police: Sig P229R DAK in .357 Sig. Transitioning to P320 in .357 Sig

  • KY State Police: Now have Glock 17. However, used to carry Glock 35, and prior to that, carried S&W 1076 (the “FBI gun”).

  • NJ State Police: Now carries G17. However, Used to carry P229 Elite in 9mm and had P228 for a while. There was a bunch of controversy with the P229 related to likely modifications their armorers were doing and ammo. There was a lawsuit against Sig. Before that, they famously carried the HK P7M13 in 9 mm.

  • FBI-We all know they have carried Glock for a while. However, the Hostage Rescue Team had/has carried Browning Hi Power for a long time. HRT also uses Springfield Operator 1911. They also issued the S&W 1076 in 10 mm after the infamous “Miami shootout”. That was a very usual gun as it’s a S&W with a frame mounted decocker. 

  • Florida Highway Patrol: Glock 37 in .45 GAP

  • Hillsborough County, Florida (Tampa) Sheriff’s Office: FN FNS-9 and some 509s, but are transitioning to Glock 45.

  • Chicago PD is dependent on one’s date of hire. Newer members are restricted to striker-fired guns. However, some of the more unusual pistols approved are the Glock 41, Sig P225, P239 (I have a childhood friend who is on CPD who carries one of these-great for ladies with smaller hands), P245 (later called P220 Compact), and Sig Pro series. 

  • Texas Rangers’ uniforms are not necessarily “uniform”, but must be in “Western style”. Same often carries over to firearms. Highly decorated 1911s with matching holsters and carry belts are common. Per the Texas Ranger Museum, they may carry any firearm they want so long as they qualify with it. 

  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police carry S&W 5946 that are specially engraved with a department logo. They also carry the 3953.

  • Canadian Military Police carry Sig P225. The entire Canadian military also famously carry Browning Hi Power.

  • Pennsylvania State Police Carry Sig P227 (the double stack .45 ACP). They previously carried Glock 21, and prior to that, Glock 37 in .45 GAP. 

  • Delaware State Police carry Sig P229 DAK in .357 Sig.

  • Indiana State Police carry Sig P227

  • Montana Highway Patrol-Sig P229R in .357 Sig

  • Utah Highway Patrol may carry a personal weapon in 9 mm, .40 or .45 ACP, or a Glock 17. The governor’s protection detail carries G18 machine pistol! 

  • US Border Patrol carries HK P2000, with USP and P2000SK also authorized.

  • US Secret Service P229 .357 Sig. They JUST announced they are transitioning to Glock 19 Gen 5 for both Special Agents and uniformed personnel.

  • US Customs HK P2000 in .40

  • Florida Wildlife Commission LE Glock 37 in .45 GAP

  • Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) (French for Montreal Police Service) until recently used the Walther P99, but now uses the G19.

  • Tacoma, WA Kimber Pro Carry II, Pro Carry II HD, or G21, G22 or G23.

  • Rhode Island State Police carry P226R in .357 Sig (they also have the coolest state trooper uniforms ever)

  • DHS/ICE: P226R DAK, P229R DAK and P239 DAO

  • US Air Marshals P229 in .357 Sig

  • Jamestown PD in ND and the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office (presumably in ND) all carry 1911’s.

  • New Mexico State Police M&P .357 Sig

  • Clayton, NC PD HK USP in .45 (isn’t that a HK45?), but have since switched to M&P .45

  • Whitman County, WA (near Spokane) Kimber 1911 5” barrel. 

  • Charlotte, NC Beretta PX4, unknown caliber

  • Chicago Transit Police Glock 32 (.357 Sig)

  • Richmond, VA Sig Pro (AKA SP2022)

  • LAPD SWAT Kimber Custom TLE II

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol P226 .357 Sig

  • Broken Arrow, OK SWAT: Wilson Combat 1911 CQB (wins the award for the most expensive pistol!)

  • Costa Mesa, CA PD USP 40

  • Cordova, AK HK P7M10 (.40) (second place for most expensive, but probably 1st in 2019 values), though this data is from 2010

  • Maryland State Police used to carry Beretta PX4 in .40, but I think they carry Glock 22 now.

  • Wilmington, DE was carrying S&W SW99 in .40 (American-made version of Walther P99), but have switched to M&P .40

  • Chesapeake, VA PD HK USP 40 and USP 40 Compact.

  • Wilson, NC P226 in .357 Sig

  • US Dept of Veterans Affairs Police: Beretta 92D Centurion (I think that means DAO), 92FS, and P229R DAK and P239 DAK.

  • Virginia Capitol Police Beretta PX4 .40

  • PA Fish and Boat Commission Beretta 96D DAO (.40)

  • Newport and Lincoln City, OR police depts: Springfield TRP 1911

  • Las Vegas Metro PD has a plethora of pistols to choose from: Beretta, Colt, S&W, Kimber, HK, Ruger, Glock, Para Ordnance, Unertl, Sig, Wilson Combat, Springfield or Steyr. Must be DA/SA, SA or Striker fired and a minimum of 3.5 barrel length (new recruits are given a $575 voucher for purchase). Data as of 2010.

  • Cochise County, AZ Sheriff: Colt 1911

  • Graham County, AZ, Sheriff: Springfield XD Tactical .45


State Police/Highway Patrol consolidated list (majority of data from 2010, but have made updates as I get them):

AL = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

AK = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

AZ = SIG P229 (.40S&W)

AR = Glock 21SF RTF2 (.40ACP)

CA = S&W Model 4006TSW (.40S&W). They are currently switching to another pistol.

CO = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)

CT = SIG P220 (.45 ACP) Rumor that 1911 may be an optional choice.

DE = SIG P229 (.357 Sig)

FL = Glock 37 Gen4 (.45GAP)

GA = Glock 37 (.45GAP)

HI = S&W Model 5906 (9x19) don’t know who this is as they have no state police.

ID = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

IL = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

IN = Glock 17 (9x19)

IA = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)

KS = Glock 21 (.45ACP)

KY = Glock 17. Used to carry G35 (.40S&W) and S&W 1076

LA = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

ME = H&K USP45 (.45ACP)

MD = Beretta PX4 (.40S&W). May have Glock 22 now.

MA = M&P 45. Used to carry SIG P226 (.40S&W)

MI = SIG P226 (.40S&W)

MN = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

MS = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

MO = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

MT = SIG P229 (.40S&W)

NE = Glock 21 (.45ACP)

NH = S&W M&P45 (.45ACP)

NV = SIG P229 (.40S&W)

NJ = Glock 17. Used to carry Sig P229 elite in 9, SIG P228 (9x19) and HK P7M13.

NM = S&W M&P 357 (.357SIG)

NY = Glock 21 (.45ACP), used to carry G37 (.45GAP)

NC = P226 (.357SIG)

ND = Sig P320 9 mm. Used to carry P226 in .357 Sig and S&W Model 4506 (.45ACP)

OH = SIG P226 (.40S&W)

OK = SIG P226 (.357SIG)

OR = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

PA = Sig P227 (.45 ACP) used to carry Glock 37 (.45GAP)

RI = SIG P226 (.357SIG)

SC = Glock 37 (.45GAP)

SD = SIG P229 (.357SIG)

TN = Glock 31 (.357SIG)

TX = SIG P226 (.357SIG)

UT = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

VT = SIG P229 (.40S&W)

VA = SIG P229 (.357SIG)

WA = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)

WV = S&W Model 4566TSW (.45ACP)

WI = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

WY = Glock 22 (.40S&W)


Wrap-Up:

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  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 248 - Oddball Carry Cartridges

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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 have a few listener emails about ammo & offbeat cartridges for self defense!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Smoked Meats


Weerd:



Drink Segment:  Tequini

Found in an Old Mr Boston Bartending Book


4 parts Blanco Tequila 

1 part dry vermouth

I like to garnish with jalapeno stuffed olives


Main Topic: Listener Emails and other things!


Name: Jake 

Subject: Ammo technology

Message: Thanks for the show,

 

I have heard it repeatedly that the advances in ammo technology have made the 9x19mm cartridge equal the .40S&W or .45acp for self defense. However, aren't the same advances in ammo technology being applied to the larger cartridges making them more potent then they ever have been before?

 

http://preparedgunowners.com/2015/04/28/the-approved-list-of-self-defense-ammunition-is-your-ammo-on-this-list-pt-3-of-3/ 

 

Odd cartridges for self-defense:

Discussion in “I’m With Roscoe” group about small revolvers chambered for cartridges that may not have had alot of ammo development)

.32 S&W & S&W Long

.38 S&W (aka .38 Colt New Police, aka .38/200)

.30 Luger (7.65mmx21 Para)

 

https://tinkertalksguns.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Dqr4ZeaM_3azjriqsThB654cJ-eH6RSj7XN7rw4EcIs5KlGijpFGdBLU

 

 

 



Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 247 - Listener Emails & Snubbies

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 talk about a few listener emails!

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-Many Different Ammo choice

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Week in Review:


Ryan: - The Groundhogs are back….Hunting Trip #2


Weerd:  


Drink Segment:  Negroni

1 Part Dry Gin

1 Part Sweet Vermouth

1 Part Campari


Ryans Drink: 

Tom Collins Mix, Ice & Tequila.

Tomas Collins


Main Topic:


How to conceal larger revolvers?


.22 McFadden Clip Loader


Why a Snubby vs. a small autoloader


Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 246 - Lehigh Defense with Bayside Custom Gunworks

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 talk Lehigh Defense bullets with Chris Rhodes of Bayside Custom Gunworks!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: Finished building the deck, gonna have my wifes birthday party next weekend with the TV outside and a smoke off competition!


Weerd:  


Drink Topic:  Hangover


Main Topic:

Hollow point vs. Full metal Jacketed vs. Solid Copper

How all 3 types of bullets work/transfer energy

  1. What we are doing with the bullets this year (hunting)

  2. Guns we are using


Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 245 - Cousins



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 talk about pistols that may be cousins!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: - Got back from our trip with Weerd & Co, thank you again! (Pretzels, Drinks, Awesome show)

-Bought terrible scotch & turned 30.

-Borrowed a S&W Model 422 and disassembled it, and put a few rounds through it.


Weerd:





Drink Segment:

My mint is up,  so I’m having a mint Julep 

Mint leaves

Crushed ice

0.5oz Simple syrup

2oz bourbon

https://youtu.be/uTKC9Ht4Erg 




Main Topic: Cousins


-S&W Escort Model 61 & 422/622/2214/2216

-Colt Mustangs and other mini .380 “1911’s”

-Walther P38/Beretta M9/Taurus PT92

-Browning High Power/CZ75

-Walther PP Series/FEG PA-63/Makarov/Radom P64/CZ82-83



Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 244 - Live Q&A at the House of Weerd!

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 LIVE on location at the House of Weerd! Its not our usual format, and the usual format will return next episode! Enjoy!!!

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-Many Different Ammo choice

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Wrap-Up:

Don’t forget to shop Brownells using our affiliate link! Head to firearmsradio.tv and click the affiliate link in the upper right hand corner!

  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

  • Listen to all the great shows on the Firearms Radio Network!

  • Remember to shop Ammo.com for all your ammunition needs! Visit ammo.com/handgunradio for $20 off your order of $200 or more! 

  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 243 - Full Metal.....Pistols!


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 talk about all-metal pistols!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: HANDGUN RADIO Q&A!

-I WANT A .22 LR SNUBBY. MODEL 43C VS, RUGER LCR .22 LR

Weerd:  Had a Mouse-gun Showdown between the Beretta 21A and the S&W Escort...and the Ruger LCR .22 won!    I’m certainly warming to the odd little Escort

Drink Segment:  French 75 Variant

This is one of my wife’s favorites.

2oz Gin ( Prefer New Amsterdam or a Barrel Aged gin)

1oz Elderflower Liqueur (I like St Elder)

0.5oz Lemon Juice

Dashes of Orange Bitters


Top with champagne

Main Topic: All Metal-Pistols

-Smith & Wesson

https://aimsurplus.com/smith-wesson-model-6906-9mm-pistol

https://aimsurplus.com/smith-wesson-model-64-5-38spl-4-in-revolver

https://aimsurplus.com/smith-wesson-model-5903-9mm-handgun


-Beretta

-Sig Sauer

https://aimsurplus.com/leo-trade-in-sig-sauer-p226-357-sig-handgun

https://aimsurplus.com/leo-trade-in-sig-sauer-p226-e2-357-sig-handgun


-Browning

-CZ

-Kahr

-Walther



Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

  • Leave us a review on iTunes!

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  • Remember to shop Ammo.com for all your ammunition needs! Visit ammo.com/handgunradio for $20 off your order of $200 or more!

  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 242 - Shoulder Holsters & Sigs

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 talk shoulder holsters, the new P365XL and more!

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-Many Different Ammo choice

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Had a groundhog problem…..tried trapping, didnt work…...the .22 Cal Ruger Impact Max airgun did.

Weerd:

Drink Segment:   Turf Club

2oz London Dry Gin

0.5 oz Dry Vermouth

0.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Few Dashes of both Absinth and Orange Bitters

Main Topic:

Shoulder Holsters

Dear Ryan,

In Ep.236 I was happy to hear some discussion about shoulder holsters

from a listener email. I'd love to hear a whole episode on that kind

of carry--cue Weerd here. I wear coat and tie daily, and I always

wanted a shoulder rig which conceals without printing below a fitted

jacket. I admit I want to be James Bond--I have a Walther PP (not

PPK--like in Dr. No), but every shoulder rig I've tried has been

bulky. How did JB do it? Is there anything on the market like that? I

imagine something with elastic rather than leather shoulder straps,

but I don't know. Love to hear what you guys think.


Love the show by the way--you two complement each other nicely!

best,

-Will



P365XL





Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!



Handgun Radio 241 - Die Hard Wadcutters

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 talk Die Hard 3 & 357 Revolvers!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Cooked chicken drumsticks on grill with teriayki and bbq marinade

-gin and tonix with New Amsterdam & Polar lime tonic

-Watched a Die Hard marathon on sunday while painting; my favorite is still Die Hard 3




Weerd: Rabbits and a Groundhog are eating my garden,  I think I want a suppressed pellet rifle.



Drink Segment: Liquid Riot Bierschnaps



Main Topic:


-Listener Question:

-A .357 Mag Revolver for camping/hiking. What is your suggestion?

-I said Ruger LCRx with 3” barrel. Best compromise between portability and recoil control.

-Different purposes for revolvers (defense, plinking, small game)

-Different calibers for various purposes (.32 HR, .32 S&W for target, .22 LR for small game, etc.)

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010593193/hornady-bullets-38-caliber-358-diameter-148-grain-lead-hollow-base-wadcutter-box-of-250




Wrap-Up:

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  • Be sure to go like Handgun Radio on facebook and share it with your friends!

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  • Be sure to check out the Firearms Radio Network on YouTube!

  • Check out Weerd Beard at the Assorted Calibers Podcast & Weerd World!


Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 240 - Get Your C&R On!

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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 talk with Weerd Beard about C&R and how you do it!

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-Many Different Ammo choice

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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Passing of Denny Reichard



Weerd:




Drink Segment: Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra


Main Topic: C&R Collecting & How To Do It



How to Do It https://www.atf.gov/firearms/apply-license

What you need to do

Potential issues to avoid

What guns qualify


-Listener Tom: “just made my first c & r purchase. is there any paper work that I need to do,so that I can stay with in the law. “

FFL Bound Book






Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 239 - Weerd's 2019 NRA Adventures!

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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 talk with Mr. Weerd Beard about his recent NRA 2019 Trip!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Nothing! Pulled down my pool!


Weerd: It is the main topic!


Drink Segment:  Harry and Izzy’s RyeVolver

2oz Rye Whiskey

1oz Amaro Montenegro

0.5 Oz Sweet Vermouth

I like to garnish it with a lemon peel, and serve it up in a Cocktail Glass, but the restaurant served it on the rocks.





Main Topic: NRA Show 2019 with Weerd Beard!



Guns: -Ruger

-Kimber

-Colt

-Smith & Wesson

-Faxon Firearms

-Naroh Pistol


Gear:

Handi-Racker

Two Pack



Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


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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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!



Handgun Radio 237 - NRA Show 2019

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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 the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings 2019!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Listener Email

Name: VN

Subject: Spare cylinder for S&W 64-5

Message: Hey Ryan and Weerd! What do you guys think about buying a spare cylinder for an S&W 64-5 and have it cut for either .38sp or 9mm moon clips? I just bought the gun and the idea hit while shopping around for spare parts. It doesn't have counterbored chambers, so the case rims don't sit flush--I don't know if that matters.

 

Weerd:

Range trip, turns out “too much trigger finger is a real thing”

 

 

Drink Segment:

Liquid Riot Old Port Single Malt






Main Topic: NRA Show 2019


Location: Indianapolis, IN


FRN Listener Meetup


New Products to Look at:


-Stoger STR-9

-Ruger Wrangler

-Ruger Security 9 Compact

-New Ruger PC Carbine Models

-Naroh Arms

-Mini Mosin 22

-Brownells BRN-180



Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!




Handgun Radio 234 - Common Fears

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 some common concerns people have when carrying/owning firearms

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Week in Review:


Ryan: Been carrying revolvers lately as opposed to the Steyr….no specific reason.

Weerd:

Drink Segment: Corpse Reviver No 2

1oz Brandy (Cognac)

1oz Apple Brandy or Applejack

0.5oz Sweet Vermouth

Stir and serve up in a Cocktail Glass


Flag Hill Josiah Bartlett Apple Brandy



Main Topic: Common Concerns People have when carrying/owning firearms


-Appendix Carry

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/3/15/practicing-safety-the-glock-striker-control-device/

-One in the chamber carry

-Handguns without manual safties

-Single action semi-autos “Cocked and Locked”

-Horizontal Shoulder Holster Carry


MIAMI VICE LOADOUT CONTEST VIDEO & ENTRIES


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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 233 - Bathroom Carry, Alien Pistols & Miami Vice Opinions!

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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 the Alien pistol, Janz Revolver & Bathroom Carry!

And we are joined by Dave from the JustinOpinion Channel!

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Week in Review:


Ryan:



Weerd: Took My Nephew to the range, and we brought EVERYTHING.




JustinOpinion:  Made a great find this week at the LGS - a gently used Redhawk with Bushnell mounted, for less than the price of a new Glock.




Drink Segment:  Martell VS Cognac

-High West Whiskey








Laugo Alien 9mm

https://www.recoilweb.com/exclusive-alien-pistol-from-laugo-arms-142190.html



Janz Revolver (WAITING FOR DANIEL)



Bathroom Carry:


As Somebody who carries in a shoulder holster, or in a pocket holster, my bathroom habits while carrying aren’t very different than if I’m unarmed.  What do you guys do to keep your gun safe while you answer nature’s call.


MIAMI VICE LOADOUT CONTEST VIDEO & ENTRIES


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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!



Handgun Radio 232 - Handgun Mods & The Next Loadout Episode!

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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 talk about modifications we would love to make to our handguns and the next Loadout episode!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: - Carried the S&W Model 66 a lot this weekend

-Tanks in Slow Mo


Weerd:  Weather has not been cooperating,  but my Nephew is down from Vermont and he wants to play with my collection so we’ll be logging some range time this week.


Drink Segment:

-Tin Cup Whiskey

-Evan Williams Bonded Whiskey

-Bottled in Bond Law


Main Topic: Modifications To Our Handguns!


Ryan:


-S&W Model 66 .357

-Different Grips (probably boot grips)

-Bobbed hammer

-Replace rear sight (Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty Rear Sight)

-Smooth trigger face


-Sig Sauer P-226 9mm

-Better Sights (Perhaps Dawson Precision sights)

-Short Reset Trigger

-Maybe better grips



M&P 45

-.460 Rowland Conversion Kit

-Apex Trigger


Kahr PM45

-Factory Night Sights


S&W 1911 5”

-Recover Tactical Rail Conversion

-Weapons Mounted Light


Ruger LCR .357

-Big Dot Front sight



Next Loadout Episode!: If You Were A Character on Miami Vice!

DUE SATURDAY MARCH 30th

Handgun(s)

Rifle

Shotgun

Backup Handgun

Suits/Style

Car


Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 231 - Ammo with Alex from Ammo.com!

HGR 231 - Ammunition with Alex from Ammo.com!

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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 chat with Alex from Ammo.com about online ammunition sales!


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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Cleaned some guns

Alex: -


Main Topic: Ammunition with Alex from Ammo.com!


The online sale of ammunition has been happening for a long time now, and there are quite a few suppliers out there. We are joined today by Alex from Ammo.com, one of those suppliers, to tell us a little bit about the industry.


  1. How did you get started with ammo.com?

  2. How saturated is the market and are there places that companies can innovate?

  3. What are some obstacles for the consumer when looking to purchase ammunition online? Some people who have always purchased in-store can be a bit hesitant to purchase ammo online; how do you convince them?

  4. How does ammo.com handle shipping? Ammunition is very heavy. Are shipping costs a challenge?

  5. Caliber selection

  6. Some people choose to buy ammunition a single box at a time, when there could be massive savings by buying it per 1000 round case (or even 500). How do you convince those potential customers that buying in bulk is better for them in the long run?

  7. How do you see the future shaping up for online ammunition sellers?

  8. What can we expect to see from ammo.com in the coming years?

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  • Alex, Thank you for coming on! Where can people find you and learn all they need to about Ammo.com?

Handgun Radio 230 - A History of Detonics with Daniel Watters

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, Daniel Watters discusses the history of Detonics!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: - Mossberg CAC

-Listener Email: Dear Ryan,

Love the show. My Dad has a S&W Bodyguard in 380, and we took it to

the range. We couldn't hit anything with it; I think maybe that double

action trigger on that tiny gun--should he just practice more with it?

Or I considered suggesting the Rock Island Baby Rock in 380. I know

you have some reservations about shrunken down 1911 designs. Have you

shot a Baby Rock? What do you think?

best,

-Will



Weerd:  


Drink Segment: Disney Cocktails

Cigar City Brewing: Jai Alai IPA

Grand Ten Vesper



Daniel, what have you been researching lately?




Main Topic:  The Detonics Saga


https://web.archive.org/web/20120124060340/http://biggerhammer.net:80/detonics/detonics_history_patyates.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=fdqSAwAAQBAJ

http://detonicscollector.com/detonics.html

http://www.z3bigdaddy.com/site6/page13.html


https://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/DCM/dcm.html


http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/11/featured-gun-detonics-combat-master.html


http://www.vintageguncatalogs.com/index.php?cPath=1_93




1960 - A group of former Boeing engineers form the Rocket Research Corp.  At one point, it becomes the largest employer in Redmond, WA prior to Microsoft.  (It has passed through many hands since then, becoming Olin Aerospace (1985-1997), Primex Technologies (1997-2001), General Dynamics (2001-2002), and finally Aerojet (2002).  It is currently part of Aerojet Rocketdyne.)

1963 - In May, research aimed at developing a new rocket fuel shows more promise as an explosive.  This is ultimately named Astrolite.

Mid-1960s -  Patrick A. Yates begins paper designs for a compact M1911-type pistol.  At the time, he is an mechanical engineering student at the University of Florida.

1966 - Rocket Research Corp. decides to start its own explosives subsidiary - the Explosives Corporation of America (EXCOA).  RRC’s Director of Advanced Projects Michel E. Maes is chosen as president of the new firm. Later, Maes will also serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for another RRC subsidiary - the Petroleum Technology Corporation.
https://patents.google.com/?inventor=Michel+E.+Maes&sort=old

https://www.si.com/vault/1970/05/11/611098/the-merchant-of-menace


https://patents.google.com/?assignee=EXPLOSIVES+CORP+AMERICA&sort=old



Early 1970s – While employed by EXCOA, Yates meets fellow engineer and gun enthusiast Ken Leggett.  Inspired by gun magazine articles about Armand Swenson's “Bobcat” conversions, Yates and Leggett start swapping their own ideas about compact M1911 conversions, leading to a bit of friendly competition.  Leggett starts the ball rolling by producing his first compact prototype, but it proves to be extremely unreliable in live-fire testing. To improve the compact prototype, Yates and Leggett ponder schemes to improve the recoil system.  

Yates now goes full-in, buying three M1911 pistols to sacrifice for his own compact  prototypes. Yates initially tries converting to a linkless barrel scheme, which vaguely sounds like the S&W Model 39 pattern.  This does not work as Yates did not account for the torque of the barrel binding the lower lugs against the frame. Yates tries to center the linkless barrel by adding an underlug at the front of the barrel over the recoil spring plug.  

In the next round of testing, Leggett improves his personal prototype with a new spring system, which allows for slightly-more  reliable function. At least, it performed better than Yates’ linkless design. Yates decides to abandon the linkless model, and starts work on his second prototype.  Yates concentrates on the recoil system, developing a full-length guide rod with reverse spring plug. Yates' new guide rod holds three concentric springs and butts up against the slide stop, instead of the shoulder of the frame rails.  This gives a bit more room for slide travel. With quality springs, Yates' prototype functions well enough to consider the issue settled.

1972-1973 -  Former EXCOA President Michel E. Maes starts his own explosives company - Energy Sciences Corporation (ESC).  ESC begins snatching up current and former EXCOA staff, including the Director of Special Projects Sidney H. Woodcock, and later in 1973, the former Director of International Operations James R. Steffey. Steffey is ultimately tapped to serve as President of ESC with Maes serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
https://web.archive.org/web/20030220164642if_/http://www.sidwoodcock.com/index.html


Meanwhile, Yates concentrates upon cleaning up the ergonomics of his compact prototype.  The grip safety is deactivated, and the thumb safety is completely eliminated, replaced by a cross pin.  The thumb safety is eliminated as Yates intends to carry it with the hammer lowered. To accommodate thumb cocking, the top rear of the slide was relieved.  To prevent hammer bite, the hammer spur is severely bobbed to a nearly vertical parallel shape. The remaining top surface of the hammer is serrated for thumb-cocking. Thin wood stocks were epoxied to the frame with Acraglas bedding compound.  The profile of the slide stop pad and the magazine release were significantly reduced. The front tab of the magazine floorplate was slightly bent down to give a tiny increase in grippable surface for the frontstrap.

1973-1974 -  Having followed the progress of Yates and Leggett's friendly competition for some time, Woodcock expresses interest in seeing Yates' prototype transitioned into a commercial production pistol.  Yates resists the idea for a time, but relents after he loses his own job at EXCOA. For an upfront fee and distribution rights, Yates sells the rights to his design to Maes and Woodcock and agrees to help in the preparation of engineering drawings and patents.  

1974 - Jeff Cooper mentions the Detonics pistol prototype in the December 1974 issue of Guns & Ammo.

1976 – Detonics .45 Associates begins serial production of the CombatMaster.
http://detonicscollector.com/cm1/index.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1979issues/HJA79.pdf#page=32


Semi-automatic firearm - Patrick Yates, Sydney H. Woodcock, and Jeffrey R. Beals
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD249800S


1977 -  Semi-automatic firearm - Patrick Yates, Sydney H. Woodcock, and Jeffrey R. Beals
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4173169A


1978 – Detonics introduces the satin nickel-plated CombatMaster Mark II.   The original matte blued CombatMaster is now dubbed the Mark I.

1979 – Detonics unveils the hard chromed Mark III and the high-polish blue Mark IV CombatMaster variants.

Late in the year, Detonics introduces their first stainless steel CombatMasters – the matte-finish Mark V and the polished finish Mark VI.
http://detonicscollector.com/cm2/index.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1981issues/HJF81.pdf#page=42

Semi-automatic firearm - Patrick Yates, Sydney H. Woodcock, and Jeffrey R. Beals
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4344352A



1981 - Detonics introduces the CombatMaster Mark VII, a sight-less variant of the Mark V.  They also begin offering Mark V, VI, and VII pistols chambered in 9x19mm. The plated Mark II and III are dropped.
http://www.30calgal.com/detonics-mk-vii-pistol-part-two/

Detonics begins advertising the 8-round .45 “Super Combat” magazine for full-size M1911 pistols.

Maes and Woodcock form the partnership Detonics Small Arms Ltd.  It licenses the manufacturing and sale of its designs to Detonics Manufacturing Corp., which operates as a subsidiary of Energy Sciences Corp.

Patent applications are filed for two other accessories:

“Combat Selector Sight”
Adjustable sight for firearms - Michel E. Maes
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4388772A

http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/z3bigdaddy/media/bWVkaWFJZDoyNjA3NjgwMw==/?ref=


“Competition Recoil System”

Shock-absorbing recoil mechanism - Sidney H. Woodcock, Michel E. Maes, and Ronald W. Steimel
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4522107A

http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/z3bigdaddy/media/cGF0aDpEZXRvbmljcy9kZXRvbmljc2QwMzI0MDkuanBn/?ref=



1982 – Detonics introduces the .451 Detonics Magnum, credited with launching a 185gr projectile at  1,240 fps from a CombatMaster.
http://www.z3bigdaddy.com/site8/page44.html


Late in the year, Detonics begins teasing three new prototype handguns:
http://americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HMA83.pdf#page=52

http://americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HMJ83.pdf#page=46


7-Shot Top-Break .357 Magnum/.41 Magnum/.44 Magnum/.45 Colt Revolver with the option for a single-shot barrel assembly
Handgun of the revolver type - Nehemia Sirkis
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4539771A


Pocket 9 double-action pistol - Nehemia Sirkis
http://detonicscollector.com/p/index.html

https://americanhandgunner.com/1985issues/HSO85.pdf#page=61

https://youtu.be/EpDHL9e4VaM


Large frame, double-action .45 semi-auto pistol – Ray Herriott (?)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180628005528/http://www.americanhandgunner.com/1984issues/HND84.pdf#page=55


1983 -  Detonics introduces the full-size, adjustable sight ScoreMaster.  Raoul Bloom is credited with the designation, inspired by the Remington rifle of the same name.  (Note that Remington’s trademark had expired. The same was not true of the trademark for the SpeedMaster, which Bloom applied to an unofficial model, which mated a compact CombatMaster slide assembly to a ScoreMaster frame.)  
http://detonicscollector.com/sm/index.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20180628005451/https://americanhandgunner.com/1984issues/HMA84.pdf#page=45


Detonics also begins offering Mark V, VI, and VII pistols chambered in .38 Super.

The non-glare stainless Military Combat-series (MC1 and MC2) are introduced in all four calibers.

Detonics introduces .451 Detonics Magnum kits for the Colt Government and Commander models.  The kit comes with a replacement barrel and link, a redesigned extractor, a Detonics Competition Recoil System guide rod, and a heavy duty firing pin spring. As no factory ammunition was available, the kit also included a box of 50 .451 Detonics Magnum brass made by Winchester as well as a Forester reamer for converting cases from .308 Winchester brass.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170421205951/http://www.americanhandgunner.com/1983issues/HJA83.pdf#page=26



1984 – Detonics begins running print advertisements for the Pocket 9.


Detonics introduces the OM3 variant of the CombatMaster featuring a non-glare finish, except on the slide flats, which were polished.  The Mark I and IV are dropped.

1985 -  Detonics begins offering the System One Barrel System, a replacement bull-barrel kit for Government and Commander model pistol.  As the conventional barrel bushing is eliminated, the kit includes a captured full-length guide rod assembly with reverse spring plug and recoil spring.
http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/z3bigdaddy/media/cGF0aDpEZXRvbmljcy9kZXRvbmljc2MwMzI0MDkuanBn/?ref=


1986 -  Detonics introduces the Commander-sized ServiceMaster and ServiceMaster II.  The later variant has polished slide-flats.

The long-slide Pocket 9LS is introduced.  

A variant of the Pocket 9 with polished-slide flats is offered as the Power 9.

The Pocket 380 is also introduced.

The .451 Detonics Magnum is dropped from all models except the ScoreMaster.

In late April, Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Detonics Manufacturing Corp., and Energy Sciences Corp. file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

In June, the US District Court for the District of Columbia permanently enjoins Maes and James R. Steffey from assisting in filing SEC reports. The Security and Exchange Commission accused Maes and Steffey of failing to file, filing late, and filing incomplete 71 annual and quarterly reports on behalf of Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Energy Sciences Corp., and Tasa Products, Ltd.

In December, Maes resigns as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Detonics Manufacturing Corp. and Energy Sciences Corp.  Under the name of American Sporting Arms Industries (ASAI), Diane McCarthy (Detonics’ General Manager) and Ed “Tim” Lasater (Sales Manager) take control of Energy Sciences Corp.'s assets, including the Detonics handgun line.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/922151471/Presidential-Presentation-Gun-for-Ronald-W-Reagan-AKA-the-Ronny-Ray-gun-Detonics-Servicemaster-Never-sho.htm


1987 – The prototype of the Janus ScoreMaster is displayed at SHOT Show.  Designed by Richard Niemer, the Janus allows for the conversion of the ScoreMaster from the standard 5” barrel to an extended barrel with a full-profile compensator.  This alone would not be significant except for the fact that the front sight was easily removed from the slide so that a front sight attached to the compensator's body could be used instead.  (As discussed in the HGR Custom Pistol episode, it is easier to track the front sight during recoil when it is attached to the barrel, instead of the slide.)

All of the non-.45 models are dropped.

In March, ASAI defaults on their buyout plan.  The Bankruptcy Court appoints a trustee for Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Detonics Manufacturing Corp., and Energy Sciences Corp.

In May, the trustee orders the removal of all management personal associated with ASAI and appoints a new manager.

In August, the Bankruptcy Court approves the purchase of Detonics Manufacturing Corp.'s assets by a group of investors including Chuck Lyford and Bruce R. McCaw of McCaw Cellular.  The new owners group is named the New Detonics Manufacturing Corporation.

1988 -  New Detonics displays at SHOT Show with McCaw acting as president.  (McCaw will be later replaced by Chuck Lyford.)

In May, Energy Sciences Corp.'s bankruptcy is dismissed.  All remaining assets are repossessed by the sole secured creditor, the law firm of Murphy & Elgot (Thomas A. Murphy and Mark S. Elgot).   

1989 – New Detonics displays their prototype Series II models with forward cocking serrations, beavertails, extended safeties, and other premium features.  The company claims that they will offer certain models in 9x19mm and .38 Super on special order.

In July, New Detonics hires Robbie Barkman (ROBAR) as operations manager.

In October, the Bankruptcy Court orders the filing of Detonics Small Arms Ltd. to be converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

1990 -  New Detonics resumes production in Phoenix, AZ.  New pistols include the CompMaster and the Ladies Escort limited-series slim-line CombatMaster variant.  The latter are finished in different color schemes featuring ROBAR's surface coatings. For instance, the Royal Escort has an iridescent purple slide and stocks on a blackened stainless frame with a gold-plated trigger and hammer.  The Jade Escort has a jade-color slide on a satin stainless frame fitted with jade stocks. The Midnight Escort is the simplest with just a two-tone finish, featuring a blackened slide on a stainless frame with Onyx stocks.
https://www.gunsamerica.com/970959877/New-Detonics.htm

In June, Detonics Small Arms Ltd.'s bankruptcy is dismissed.

1991 – New Detonics introduces the CompMaster TF (Torque Free) with a two-port compensator.  A modernized Mark VII returns as the O.S. Backup. (Chuck Lyford claims responsibility for the latter designation, short for a common scatological exclamation.)

By late in the year, New Detonics production is suspended, just before they are due to pay licensing royalties.
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.guns/33nB2QqtsGE/ZmgL7ZIhzecJ

1992 – New Detonics' assets are auctioned off.  

In September, Murphy & Elgot, along with Richard Moore, repossess the rights to the name Detonics as well as the rights to manufacture the pistols.

1997 - Detonics Small Arms Ltd. engages in negotiations to license its pistols to another potential manufacturer.

2004 -  After roughly three years of trying to assemble investors, Detonics USA, LLC. is formed by gunwriter Jerry Ahern. Operations are moved to Pendergrass, GA.  Woodcock is hired as Vice President of Research & Development, and Peter Dunn is hired as head gunsmith and operations manager. As part of their licensing deal with  Detonics Small Arms Ltd., Detonics USA will pay royalties of 4.95% of gross sales of each of the products manufactured and sold. Detonics Small Arms, Ltd. is to receive 65% of the royalties while the surviving creditors Elgot and Moore are to receive 35% of the royalties.  (Thomas A. Murphy had passed away in 1997.)

2005 – Detonics USA begins shipping production pistols, starting with the CombatMaster.
https://web.archive.org/web/20051013071917/http://detonicsusa.com/combatmaster.html

http://www.gunblast.com/WBell_DetonicsCM.htm


The new Model 9-11-01 is introduced as a fixed-sight alternative to the yet to be reintroduced ScoreMaster.  
https://web.archive.org/web/20051124020652/http://www.detonicsusa.com/model91101.html


The StreetMaster combines the full-length slide of the 9-11-01 with the short frame of the CombatMaster.  (The StreetMaster configuration had been unofficially produced in small numbers back in the 1980s.)
https://web.archive.org/web/20051026013633/http://www.detonicsusa.com/streetmaster.html


2006 – Detonics USA announces  two new versions of the ScoreMaster:  the ScoreMaster Target and the ScoreMaster Tactical.  Both feature MMC's Novak-profile adjustable rear sights versus the Bo-Mar BMCS and Millett Sights of the original WA production models.  The primary differences between the two new variants are the accessory rail and reduced size controls of the ScoreMaster Tactical.
https://web.archive.org/web/20060814015900/http://detonicsusa.com/firearms.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20061015202447/http://www.detonicsusa.com/scoremaster_tactical.html


Detonics USA also teases a new version of the ServiceMaster – the ServiceMaster Compact.  This model mates the mid-size ServiceMaster slide with an Officers ACP height frame.
https://web.archive.org/web/20061015202433/http://www.detonicsusa.com/servicemaster.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20061015202437/http://www.detonicsusa.com/servicemaster_compact.html


2007 - In November, Detonics USA is purchased by Double Nickel LLC, owned by Bruce Siddle and Dr. Steve Stahle. Operations are relocated to Belleville, IL.  Both Sid Woodcock and Jerry Ahern stay on briefly as a design consultant and media director, respectively. Detonics Small Arms, Ltd. is to receive a flat royalty fee of $25 per Detonics/M1911-type pistol sold and $5 per other firearms sold.  As with Detonics USA, the royalties are to be split on the 65/35 ratio. The business is ultimately renamed to Detonics Defense Technologies, LLC.

2008 – Detonics teases the CPX, DNX, and DTX models.  The CPX and DNX-series are variants of their legacy model pistols with new cosmetics.  The DNX (Detonics/Novak) are premium variants of the CPX assembled by Charlie Pulit, the head pistolsmith for Wayne Novak.  They feature Novak Lo-Mount sights and well as the Novak Answer one-piece backstrap.

The DTX is a brand new high-capacity design featuring a polymer frame.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120624020050/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/dtx


Ergonomic grip and trigger for fire arm - Bruce K. Siddle, Sidney H. Woodcock, Daniel E. Kenney, and Steven D. Stahle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD598067S1


Ergonomic grip for a fire arm - Bruce K. Siddle, Sidney H. Woodcock, Daniel E. Kenney, and Steven D. Stahle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD598517S1



Fire arm with ergonomic grip - Bruce K. Siddle, Sidney H. Woodcock, Daniel E. Kenney, and Steven D. Stahle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD599430S1


Lt. Col. David Grossman (US Army - Ret.) is appointed to Detonics Defense’s Board of Directors.

2009 - Detonics teases the CombatMaster Evolution and the Nemesis featuring the Octagonal Sighting System (OSS).  As the name implies, the OSS barrels are machined with an octagonal profile. However, the barrel also features a Wil Schuemann-style Hybrid/Sight Tracker rib for mounting the front sight directly to the barrel.
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2010/9/30/detonics-combat-master-evolution/

https://gunsgunsguns.net/detonics-combat-master-evolution/


The mid-size Nemesis features a new modular frame designed around the STI 2011 magazine.
https://gunsgunsguns.net/detonics-nemesis/


Recoil operating pistol with nestable barrel and slide - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/US8087344B2

2010 – Double Nickel Holding LLC signs a promissory note for $627,304.29, secured by a Commercial Security Agreement.  (Note that this is extremely close to the same figure still owed by Detonics Small Arms Ltd. to its creditors and original investors.)

2011  -
Firearm slide - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD661766S1


Firearm barrel - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD661767S1


Hand grip for a firearm - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD673238S1


2012 - The CombatMaster Evolution is revamped to the CombatMaster HT, with a new hammer and sights.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120319063146/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/combat-master

https://web.archive.org/web/20120730202646/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/primal-sights/

https://web.archive.org/web/20120730202948/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/fusion-grips/


Detonics introduces the MTX-series, a more conventional variant of the previous Nemesis model.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120319063203/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/mtx


The Nemesis name is then applied to a full-size single-stack model - the Nemesis HT, which shares features with the CombatMaster HT.
https://web.archive.org/web/20120319063240/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/nemesis


Hammerless, striker fired model 1911 handgun and associated methods - Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/US8720096B2


2013
Hand grip for a firearm - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD726861S1


2014 – Detonics introduces the STX-series, a striker-fired variant of the MTX.
https://web.archive.org/web/20160624162652/http://www.detonicsdefense.com/stx

https://youtu.be/9ra5EAJBDoE



Body for a firearm - Bruce K. Siddle and Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD732627S1


Sear assembly for a striker fired handgun - Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD746402S1



2015 - In June, STI International, Inc. and Detonics announce the formation of a strategic partnership.  The primary goal is to make the MTX and STX pistols viable competitors for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System program.  By November, STI will hire Owen Cramer as Program Manager. Cramer’s previous position was at the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane, and he had previously worked for FN Manufacturing and Smith & Wesson.

Sear assembly for hammerless, striker fired handgun - Kevin Siddle
https://patents.google.com/patent/US9410760B2


2016 - In late January, STI files suit in Texas against Double Nickel.  A few week later in February, Double Nickel files suit against STI in Illinois alleging a breach of contract, and requests a restraining order to prevent STI from using its intellectual property.

In early May, both cases are dismissed.  Roughly two weeks later, Double Nickel Holdings LLC announces that it is outsourcing its sales, marketing, IP licensing, public relations, and investor relations to HFX Holding, LLC.  Double Nickel also appoints Major General Robert Newman Jr. (USAF, Ret) as its new CEO.

Extractor for firearms - Jessie Carr (STI Firearms)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US9784514B1


2017 -
Striker system for firearms - Jessie Carr (STI Firearms)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US10077961B2


Extractor for firearms - Jessie Carr (STI Firearms)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180066909A1



2018 - Double Nickel Holding LLC defaults on payment of the $627,304.29 promissory note.  In September, the secured creditor Agile Systems LLC forces a public foreclosure sale.  They acquire the rights to all of Double Nickel’s Detonics Defense patents. (Curiously, Agile Systems LLC was incorporated in Missouri in April, on nearly the eight year anniversary of the original promissory note.  The only known officer is a local attorney. However, there is an Agile Systems LLC headquartered in Bellevue, WA. The company’s president, Allan Beals, shares the same last name as one of the three original patent holders for the CombatMaster - Jeffrey Beals.  A relative perhaps, or just a coincidence?)










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Handgun Radio 229 - SHOT Show 2019 Aftermath

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 talk about some of the SHOT Show 2019 coverage that we saw!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: Bought some 12 Gauge shotgun ammo


Weerd:




Drink Segment: Champs-Élysées  

2 oz Cognac

0.5 Oz Green Chartruese

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Dash of Angostura bitters




Main Topic: SHOT Show 2019  Aftermath

(Thanks again to our friend Richard at Guns Holsters & Gear for his SHOT 2019 coverage, along with a bunch of other friends on facebook)

Here is where you will want to go Guns Holsters & Gear SHOT 2019 Coverage


-US Made Walther PPK’s & PPK/s

-Volquartsen Black Mamba .22 LR

-Steyr A2 Modular Frame pistol

-CZ P-10 SC

-Franklin Armory Providence

-Impressions of the Mossberg MC1sc from people

-Pac-lite TSS integrally suppressed upper for Ruger .22 pistols








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Handgun Radio 226 - SHOT Show 2019 Preview

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 some of the new firearms that are supposed to be at SHOT Show 2019

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Ryan: - The winner prizes for the 1890’s loadout contest will be going out this week. Thanks to all those who participated!!!

-.22 WRF

-Listener & Friend of the Show Matthew sent in his entry post-contest: Hmm, I think I'd go with a double action Colt 1878 and a Winchester in 44-40 to pair the ammunition and a nice Burgess Folding Shotgun! Clothing wise, no idea some hardy cords!

Weerd:

Drink Segment:

Liquid Riot Old Port Rye

Main Topic: SHOT Show 2019

Special Thanks to our friend Richard Johnson for his GunsHolstersandGear.Com

Mossberg Mc1SC

Ruger LCRx 3” barrel in .357 Magnum

Walther PPQ M2 Q5 Match Steel Frame

Glock 48  https://www.firearmrack.com/glock-43x-review-glock-48/

Glock 43x

Colt “King Cobra” 3” .357 Magnum 6-shot

Kel-Tec CP33 Pistol

Stoeger STR-9 Pistol

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