Handgun Radio 228 - Load Out Episodes, Scottish Knives & Sears-Roebuck!

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 Phillipine war guns, Scottish Knives & Sears-Roebuck!


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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Dealt with snowstorm….

-Taurus TX22

-New CCI Rimfire Loads for 2019



Weerd:


Drink Segment:  Lucky Shot Glasses


Main Topic:


Oddball:


Hey, was just listening to episode 227, and you guys were wanting to know how to pronounce the name of the Scottish knife that is traditionally worn in a man's kilt hose.  While it's more properly pronounced "ski-en do," nobody will blink an eye if you say "skin do." Especially, since we're all filthy Americans.



Ernest:

Subject: Handgun eras history

Message: Hi,

I was listening to your last Podcast and I thought about the era of the American philippine war . During the times of the late 1800 early 1900s. Another idea that comes to mind is during the time when you could buy guns on the Sears and Roebuck catalog What guns would you have ordered direct the years that catalog sold guns.

Thanks,

Ernest

 

http://youwillshootyoureyeout.com/some-of-the-old-gun-ads/


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Handgun Radio 227 - Auctions, Belt Revolvers & .30 Luger!

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 auctions, belt revolvers & .30 Luger!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Still sick….all week.

-Went to gunshow...saw a nice old PPC gun, met some of the folks from Poulins Auctions who bought the old James D Julia building so firearms auctions are continuing to happen up here!

Weerd:

SOLD FOR $763.75 https://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/23431/144791/140496767.jpg

SOLD FOR $567 https://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/23431/144791/140680892.jpg

SOLD FOR $1052 https://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/23431/144791/141222104.jpg

Drink Segment: High Five Cocktail

1.5 Oz Gin

1oz Grapefruit Juice

0.5 oz Lime Juice

0.25 Oz Simple Syrup

0.5 Oz Campari

https://www.weerdworld.com/2019/pony-cocktail-love/

Main Topic: Listener Questions Discussion

Justin Opinion Blames Weerd Beard

Ian's Stechkin Video


Spencer:

Hey fellas,

https://www.colt.com/detail-page/night-cobra-38spl-32

https://www.kimberamerica.com/k6s-da-sa-3-1


Been a listener for a while now and I have a question. What do you guys think would be best for carry. I’m thinking of buying a revolver for my everyday carry. I think I just prefer one over autos. Just because of the reliability, history and cool factor. But the 3 guns I’m choosing are either the Ruger sp101 3” or 4”, the kimber k6s or the colt cobra.

Here are my theories for these revolvers.

The Ruger (which I’m leaning more to) because it has 357 capability,it has a hammer for longer range shots, longer barrel length options and it can be customized as well as had more aftermarket parts availavle(holsters, wood panels, sights)

The kimber because if it’s trigger hands down,357 capability and is 6shot. I know it’s coming out with a 3” but it may be hard to obtain.

Cobra because 6shot, hammer and trigger.

I will note that I now pocket carry the lcr. I just now want something a little bigger that is more potent and I can carry on my hip rather than pocket.

Let me know what you guys think.

                    Spencer

P.S. Have to add the king cobra 3” 357 now too

Doug:

A little late, I know, but here goes:

Handgun: 1900 Swiss Luger (that's almost cheating, but not quite), in

.30 Luger.  I actually own a low three digit serial Swiss 1900 Luger,

and it is a great gun-- accurate, powerful (~400 FPE) and quick to

reload.  One could make a pretty good case that in 1900, it was the best

pistol in the world.  If the FMJ bullet hits bone, the target is going

down, so I would aim for the pelvis.  My 1900 self would also experiment

with filing down the nose of the bullets a tad for make-shift

softpoints.  As a backup, a Webley Mk1 in .455 with owls-head grips.

Rifle: 1896 Swedish Mauser.  I own one of those too, and when my eyes

were younger, my 5 round groups averaged just a hair over an inch at 100

yards.

Shotgun: if money was no object, I would pick a Holland & Holland

Paradox in 12 gauge-- it's a first-rate shotgun *and* a very good

rifle.  I'd load one barrel with buck, and one with a solid, and any

enemy within ~200 yards would be in serious trouble.

Knife: Arkansas toothpick on the belt, and a Sgian-Dubh tucked into the

boot.

Clothes?  I think I'd go for the Bat Masterson look.  Including a good

stout cane, which would be very handy, especially in towns that didn't

permit firearms to be openly carried.

BTW, CCI still loads .22 WRF, and I think Winchester does a run every

few years.

Regards,

Doug


SG Ammo


Listener Brett:

Listening to the loud out 1890s podcast - I would love to see other “load out” shows for different eras - gangster era
WW1 , WW2 , Vietnam


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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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Week in Review:

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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Handgun Radio 225 - 1890's Loadouts with Weerd Beard, Hickok45 & John!

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 the 1890-1900 loadout entries that we’ve received and have a special guest to talk about some of them!

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Week in Review:

Skipping most of the week in review because of the emails

-Made Jerky

-Ice Tray AK47

Drink Segment: Sazerac   2oz Rye (Brandy or Bourban can be Substituted)

A few dashes of Absinthe (I use Pernod as a substitution)

A few Dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

Serve in a small Rocks glass

Garnish with a Lemon twist

Main Topic: 1890’s Loadouts

So, here are the contest rules. We arent choosing whether anyones loadout is good or bad, its going to be a random choice. We will choose at the end. 1890 to 1900 will be accepted. Ours will be at the end (Except for Hickoks)


Hickok45’s Loadout:

John Hickoks Loadout:

JOHN F:

I would go with a FN 1900 with a derringer back up. My dress would be dress pants and shirt with a vest and pocket watch. Anyways keep up the great work.
John F

TIMOTHY W:

Here's my 1899 load out. I'm gonna go cutting edge and get a Smith and Wesson 1899 hand ejector in .38 special, probably a 6" in a shoulder holster, and for my rifle go with a Winchester  1895 in a carbine length chambered in .30-40 Krag.

MICHAEL A:

My  (late) 1890’s loadout:
Webley Revolver in 455.   Shoulder holster.
Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine, .303.
Winchester 1890 pump rifle, in .22 WRF.  
Grey “windowpane” wool trousers w/ braces, vest and coat.   
Black wool flat cap.
Brown leather paddock boots.
Brown linen pocket square.
Pocketknife with horn grip, clip and wharncliffe blades.
Silver pocket watch and flask of Schnapps.  
ENORMOUS handlebar moustache.
...the 1890 is included because I have one in .22 WRF.  Inherited it from my grandfather. It shows it’s age, and the bore looks like a sewer pipe, but it still shoots minute of grouse head.  
Enjoy your podcast.  Thanks for producing content that isn’t constant politics, plastics, or AR-15s.

Ron B:

Okay fellows, here it is:

1. Merwin & Hulbert Army model in 44-40 carried in the shoulder holster under my wool coat. This model features the “skull-crusher” tab on the end of grip and is perfect for saloon fights. The opposite shoulder strap of my rig holds 12 additional 44-40 rounds.

2. On my left thigh (I’m a lefty) is a Winchester 1894 in the Mares Leg configuration. It’s also in 44-40. I own a Rossi 94 Ranch Hand in .45 LC and this is a superb SBR even though it’s classed a pistol. Bullets are compatible with my M&H and the belt rig is looped for 12 additional cartridges.

3. On my right hip is a 1896 Broomhandle Mauser in 7.63mm. It’s carried in the signature shoulder stock carrier holster. This rig carries an additional 10 rounds in the leather sheath for the wooden stock in addition to the 10 rounds in the pistol.

4. I’m sporting fine leather cowboy boots, also hand made like the holsters and gun belt. In my left boot is a 6-inch Bowie knife and in my right boot is a Remington derringer in .41 Remington, two shot back-up.

5. What was unique back in those days was the quality of leather goods. Mens’ lives depended on holsters, belts, saddles and such. My custom leather rigs ensure I can move comfortably and secure my five weapons.

I spend more time in town than the open range. My open range guns are on my horse.

The M&H choice was inspired by an episode of “Creepy” magazine from my youth and I heard Weird refer to that comic before. Keep up the good work.Ron From AL


Kevin G:

ope this finds you both well.  I really like the show and enjoy it even more knowing that you are from New England.

I have given a lot of thought to my load out and really enjoyed having to think outside of the box.  This is something that you should definitely do more of on the show. Either way here I go.

I would carry a Colt Single Action Army in 45 Colt.  My first reaction was to go with the Smith and Wesson Model 3 but after thinking about it I went with the SAA. Due to the way the Model 3 breaks open and ejects spend cases I was concerned over longevity and problems out in the field.  Dirt, grit, moisture and lack of cleaning gave me pause when it came to the reliability of this pistol. Since the cylinder stays within the gun I have less concern over mechanical failures with the SAA. Understanding that the Model 3 was utilized heavily by the cavalry and needed to be rugged I am still confident in my decision.

For a rifle I'd carry an original Henry in 44 Henry. After the Civil War,  and since it would be out of production, there would be a surplus of parts and rifles. With the new Winchesters being out in the 1890s, I'd have less competition for maintenance parts.

I'd ride a Haflinger horse due to their size and draft capabilities if needed. I'd also have a dog, nothing huge but big enough to scare up game and cute enough to help me land some loose moraled women when I blew into town for supplies and a night of rabble rousing.

Hope this helps with your lit.

Oddball:

I figured I'd give you guys what I think I'd wear around 1900

I decided to list both what I'd wear in the "more civilized" areas in the east and the frontier in the west.

For the east, I would probably be wearing a 3 piece suit and black leather shoes.  For outerwear, I'd have a bowler hat and wool overcoat for cold weather. I would have a pocket watch on a chain in my vest pocket, and probably a two blade pen knife in a pocket... although that might change from day to day.  Ask Weerd about my knife habit.

As far as defense goes, I would like to carry a Schofield, probably in 44-40, in a shoulder holster.  Of course, it was considered in poor taste at the time to carry openly. I'd have a Smith and Wesson model 2 in 38S&W in my pocket, when I couldn't comfortably carry the Schofield or as a backup.  I would also carry a cane made of hardwood with a brass knob.

As for being on the frontier, the firearms wouldn't change much.  I'd still go with the Schofield. This time definitely in 44-40, to match the ammo in my lever gun (either a Winchester 1873 or Marlin 1874, which ever I could get the best deal on).  It would be carried on my right side in a belt holster on a gun belt. This way, I could easily remove it when entering areas that frowned on carrying. On the left side of the gun belt would be a bowie knife.  Just to change things up a bit, I'd have a Marlin 38 standard in 38S&W carried either in a vest pocket or boot. I'd have a small boot knife in the other boot.

When it comes to clothes, and other things, I'd probably wear a button down shirt and vest, jeans, and boots.  I'd also wear a Stetson and duster, when the weather calls for it. I'd have a pocket watch on a chain in my vest pocket, and definitely have a stockman's knife also riding in a pocket.

Thanks for the interesting thought experiment, hope you guys are having a good day!

Dave D:

Hey Guys,

Thanks for your work on the podcast. As usual, I'm running behind so I just listened to episode 220. My turn of the century load out would fall into one of 3 categories.

My most likely situation is a farmer somewhere in the southeast US. Normal clothes would be a union suit, linen or cotton shirt with cotton duck or denim pants held up with suspenders. In this situation I probably would only have one gun as affording a collection would be hard. If I had a rifle, it would be a old heavily used 1873 Winchester in 32-20, but the handgun option would be a Smith and Wesson safety hammerless in .38 S&W carried in a plain leather belt and simple holster or just shoved into a pocket.

The second scenario I thought of was a frontier load out. If I was a hunter or trapper west of the Mississippi, logistics would dictate a lot of what I chose. Clothing would likely be a combination of buckskin, denim and wool. Trapping or smaller game hunting load out would look like an 1894 Winchester rifle and a Colt New service revolver or a Remington model 1890 all in 44-40. If I was hunting large game, I would swap out the Winchester for a trapdoor Springfield in 45-70. Most times my pack mule would carry the rifles but the pistol would be in a leather flap style holster on an ammo belt carried on the waist.

My money is no object scenario finds me a "Gentlemen of Leisure" in Philadelphia or New York. I made several fortunes in the Absinthe import market (Wink to Weerd). I'm decked out in tailored suits and a top hat. Bowler hats are not my cup of tea. My main gun would be a Browning M1900 in 32 ACP. It would be nickel plated and ornately engraved. I would carry it in a shoulder holster (those tailored suits being designed to conceal). My backup piece would be a two shot derringer in 41 rimfire, also highly engraved but carried in a vest pocket.

Thanks again for the thought experiment.

Ryan Michad:

-Sidearm: Merwin & Hulbert in .44-40 (4 inch Barrel)

-Other Sidearm: Snubby Colt Thunderer (M1878) Double Action in .44-40

-Shotgun: 1897 Winchester Pump

-Rifle: Winchester 1892 .44-40

-Deep Conceal: Webley Bulldog in .442

Weerd Beard:

-Sidearms:  Large Merwin & Hulbert 3rd Model Double-Action in .44-40 5-inch Barrel

Medium S&W Safety Hammerless Top-Break in .38 S&W

Small  S&W Model 1 .22 Short

-Carbine  Colt Lightning Carbine in .44-40

-Rifle Remington Rolling Block in either .45-70, .45-110, or .50-70

-Shotgun 10 Ga Side-By-Side Coach Gun

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Handgun Radio 224 - Christmas Listener Emails

ello 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 listener emails and a few christmas gift ideas!


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(Skipping week in review….listener emails)



Dave:

Hey Guys,

I heard Weerd mention the white crystalline powder on some very old .22 bullets in episode 222. That powder is actually lead oxide and is from the lead bullet breaking down.

The problem with lead oxide is it's absorbed into the skin at a 10x rate compared to raw lead. Make sure when you run into that stuff you are extra careful about handling. Gloves would be your best bet and I would brush it off outside with a soft bristled brush


Name: Tim

Subject: Carry systems

Message: Question for weird . Noticed your carry guns are all vastly different . From the safety and short single action to the kahr trigger to a lcr with a totally different manual of arms . I am sure the thought of them being totally different has crossed your mind. As some one who is trying really really hard to justify the purchase of an lcr I was wondering . Do you find that work with one sets you back on the other ? And do you do anything different in your training to make sure you don’t mess any up in a oh shit moment ? Like for example smashing on an empty lcr trigger when there is no slide lock or dead trigger on empty. Great show find you both very entertaining on the rides too and from work thanks!


Hey Weer’d,

Hope all is well! I just wanted to get your opinion on a new EDC handgun. The last time I talked to you I was looking at a 226, but after looking at the prices and size I decided it would be better to get something that I can carry.

I really liked the Sig 365 but found out there have been 2 recalls on them so far. I have never used a glock, but I looked at the 43 yesterday and it felt pretty nice and seems like it would be a good EDC gun (with new sights). I remember you had mentioned the M&P, I did not get to check any of those out yet though.

So I just figured it would be nice to get your opinion on these (and feel free to make any other suggestions). Also, I wanted to see how you felt about the appendix carry position. I was wondering if it is really a "dangerous/risky" carry position, or if it has only gained this reputation from people using it without enough training.

Thanks,

Hey,  I was looking at some handguns.

What are your thoughts on these. HKP30L,  Steyr M9 A1, CZ P07?


From Manuel:

If you are traveling and find yourself in a hotel and want to make a drink out of small amounts of alcohol from those tiny 1 oz bottles

Because you shouldn’t get drunk before an event and can’t bring back home anything if flying

What would Weerd pick from what’s available in 1oz bottles?





Drink Segment:  French 75 With Ian

https://youtu.be/F-TPOfvEElE https://youtu.be/Y8uxjcPjL1Y


Main Topic: Christmas Gifts for the Handgunner 2018

Ryan:

-Mossberg Retrograde Shotguns

-Steel Targets (NOW AT WALLY WORLD)

-Henry Octagon Pump


Weerd:

-Brownells Ammo BARREL

-Desantis Nemesis

-S&W Classics Revolver


Wrap-Up:


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Handgun Radio 223 - A History of Speedloaders 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 speedloaders!


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Week in Review:


Figured we’d skip the week in review. Just wanted to remind everyone to send in their 1899 loadout to handgunradio@gmail.com or to the facebook page! We’ve gotten a lot of great entries so far!


Listener Emails:

Name: Jon

Subject: Mare’s Leg!

Message: Hey, fellas! New(ish) shooter here, and a huge fan.

So, I up and bought a Henry Mare’s Leg in .357 this week, mostly because of Steve McQueen, and Firefly. It looks badass, I don’t own anything like it, and dammit, I’m a grown-ass man, and if I want a range toy, I’m gonna’ buy a range toy.


So, while I wait for it to arrive, a couple questions for you gents.

1) What the hell do you suggest I do with the thing? Seriously, have y’all shot these? It’s a “taint gun”. ‘Taint a pistol, and ‘taint a shotgun. Is it as awkward to shoot as it looks?


2) What would I have to do (legally) to slap a full size stock on it, and just go SBR? I live in Virginia, if that makes a difference.


Keep up the terrific work, gents. The drink segment is my favorite.


Cheers,

Name: Quintin

Subject: 450 SMC

We talked about this last week but Daniel has some insight.

The founder and former president of Triton Ammunition Fernando Coelho often discussed the origins of the .45 Super and the .450 SMC in an online forum that he once owned. The employee responsible for the original off-color “SMC” designation was Triton’s Operations Manager, retired USMC Gunnery Sergeant David Schmidbauer.

http://gunhub.com/gun-talk/49832-45-super.html#post452548


Name: Rick

Subject: Jo.Lo.Ar. pistol

Message: Any help in field stripping this gun?

Thanks in advance,

Rick .....



Drink Segment:  Because I’m lazy Tonight  Speyburn 10 in a glass


Main Topic: A History of Speedloaders with Daniel Watters


Google Patents link for the US Patent Class which covers revolver speedloaders.
https://patents.google.com/?q=F41A9%2f85&sort=old


Additional articles and videos for visual reference:

https://revolverguy.com/blast-past-popular-police-speedloaders-1970s/

https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/revolver-speed-loaders-work/

https://youtu.be/kSDAZLc5Jgg



Early speedloaders appeared not long after the first top-break and swing-open cylinder revolvers hit the market in the late 19th Century.

For instance, in 1878, Rollin White was awarded a pair of patents (US Patents #201,855 and #202,613) for belt-mounted, multiple-refill speedloaders for top-break revolvers, such as the S&W Model 3. The loader consists of an inner and outer tube, along with a center spring-loaded shaft. The drawings depict the loader filled five stacks of cartridges - 30 cartridges total. Each stack is held in place by spring tabs. By forcing the rear of the open cylinder against the mouth of the inner tube, all of the stacks are pushed forward, allowing for the stack of cartridges nearest to the cylinder to drop free. The design looks like it would be very sensitive to overall cartridge length. The second patent is basically the same idea as the first, but also incorporates an integral holster.

https://www.google.com/patents/US201855

https://www.google.com/patents/US202613

Probably one of the first designs that would be fairly relevant even today is US Patent #223,100 from 1879 by William H. Bell. It locks and unlocks by twisting. However, the design also allowed for the case rims to be trapped not only by a center locking piece but also an outer groove.

https://www.google.com/patents/US223100


In 1881, Major George Scofield was awarded US Patent #239,676. Not surprisingly, it depicts his pet S&W Model 3. This was a push to release style, depending upon a conical collet bushing to lock the cartridge in place by friction. By pressing the loader onto the cylinder, a cup-shaped centerpiece would force the legs of the bushing together to loosen their tension on the cartridges.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US239676A


Several years later in 1886, Daniel Baird Wesson came up his own speedloader along with a belt rig with multiple carriers that would be right at home at an ICORE match today - US Patent #354,454. The loaders were a twist to release type. Instead of acting as a locking piece, the center rotor merely forces the case rims into an outer groove for locking.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US354454A


An early proponent of speedloader use was a US Army cavalry officer by the name of John C. Kelton.  He would eventually be promoted to Brigadier General upon becoming Adjutant General of the US Army.

Here is one of his vintage advocacy articles:

"Devices by Means of Which Effective Mounted Firing with the Pistol and Carbine can be Obtained by the Cavalry in Attack."


By Colonel J. C. Kelton

Assistant Adjutant General, US Army


Journal of the United States Cavalry Association (March 1888)


Kelton had personally designed and patented  the devices mentioned in his article, including the cartridge packs.


https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.hwhgvu?urlappend=%3Bseq=74

Kelton's designs look a bit fiddly compared to his historical counterparts, and I’m not certain that he ever made more than the prototypes he displayed.  Despite his rank and position, Kelton’s cartridge packs were not adopted.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US331891A
https://patents.google.com/patent/US394373A
https://patents.google.com/patent/US394374A

Colt got in on the action in 1889 after the introduction of their swing-out cylinder revolvers. Carl J. Ebhets was awarded US Patent #402,424 for the “cartridge pack” designed as an accessory for his M1889 New Navy revolver. (Besides designing Colt's classic double-action revolvers, Ehbets would later act as Colt's patent attorney in preparing some of John M. Browning's semi-auto pistol patents.) Ebhets' design depended upon a center wedge to force the cartridge rims into an outer ring. By pressing the loader against the cylinder, the wedge would be forced to the rear, allowing the cartridges to drop free. The US Navy actually issued a pair of these in a belt pouch.

https://www.google.com/patents/US402424


The first loader to bring the gap from the 19th to the 20th Century was the famous Prideaux Device. William de Courcy Prideaux was awarded his first English patent in 1893 which was covered by US Patent #516,942 in 1894. Prideaux continued to improve the loader, and was awarded US Patent #1,181,034 in 1916. Note that the first patent depicts a Webley Mark I revolver while the second patent shows a Colt New Service. The loader depends upon two rows of long spring tabs to hold the cartridges in place. The spring tabs are attached to an inner section of the loader, while the cartridge cases are backed by the outer section. When the loader is pressed against the cylinder, the outer section is pressed forward over the spring tab section. The cartridges are forced into the chambers past the spring tab section, which is blocked from movement by the face of the cylinder. The original design saw service during the Boer War while the improved variant was issued during World War I.

https://www.google.com/patents/US516942

https://www.google.com/patents/US1181034

https://youtu.be/WDaFBDsCg_E
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/coo.31924069276362?urlappend=%3Bseq=876

https://www.engelscollectibles.com/Listing/Details/487994/Speed-Loader

https://www.simpsonltd.com/products/c28629

http://www.icollector.com/Prideaux-Speedloader-for-Webley-Fosbery-Pistol_i25753761



After taping, I discovered that Herman H. Kempf’s 1934 patented loader (US Patent #1,971,526) had actually been produced.  It was marketed by the Revolver Cartridge Clip Corp. of New York. Kempf’s loader was a side-stripping design featuring the cartridges arranged in a cylindrical fashion across three tiers. You inserted all six cartridges into the cylinder and pulled the loader directly to the side via a finger ring.  The neat feature was that the loader was hinged in the middle allowing it to be stored fairly flat in a carrying pouch. Upon removal from the pouch, a torsion spring would return the loader to its normal ready-to-load configuration.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US1971526A
http://smith-wessonforum.com/gun-leather-carry-gear/75984-vintage-steel-leather-pics-10.html


You can see in the opening link that there was no shortage of speedloader patents in the early 20th Century. Some of them even used design concepts that would be resurrected multiple times by later inventors. However, none of these speedloaders really made a dent in the US police market until after the Second World War. Officers relied primarily on belt-mounted cartridge loops, dump pouches, or even their pockets to carry spare cartridges.


One of the earliest known issue speedloaders used by the Los Angeles Police Department was the “Spee-D-Loader.” While he filed his first application as early as 1948, Austin J. Grogan was not awarded US Patent #2,592,415 until 1952. The design is basically a flat metal strip with six pairs of spring fingers riveted along its length. The cartridge cases are held sideways by the spring fingers. The goal was to make a loader flat and compact enough to fit into a conventional dump-pouch designed for loose cartridges. These loaders were apparently still issued by the LAPD as late as the early 1970s. There is almost no documentation available on when they were first marketed or the available sizes, if any. A 1972-vintage article mentioned that the cartridge spacing on their sample would not allow them to load more than one chamber at a time.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US2592415A


The popularity of speedloaders didn't increase nationally until PPC competition started to hit an equipment race during the 1960s and '70s. The less time you spent reloading your revolver meant more time to aim and shoot on the timed course of fire. A few forward-thinking officers thought that if the speedloaders worked during a competition, why not use them on the street?

One of the earliest speedloaders to become popular during this era was the Hunt Multi-Loader. While John M. Hunt received US Patent #2,896,353 in 1959, I was not able to find advertisements predating 1963. In 1968, the design was picked up by Kel-Lite and marketed by Safariland as the “Firepower Clip.” Hunt's design was a cup-shaped piece of rubber that held the cartridges on the outer bottom surface. The cartridge rims were retained much like the later Bianchi Speed Strip. You inserted the rounds together into the cylinder, and then peeled the loader off. However, it was easier said than done. If you weren't careful, the act of peeling would pull a few cartridges back out of the chamber. Curiously, even after the original design was dropped by Safariland for the Comp I, Hunt continued to work on improving carriers for it, resulting in US Patent #4,079,536 in 1978.

https://www.google.com/patents/US2896353

https://www.google.com/patents/US4079536


In 1963, Ole N. Olson filed for a push button release speedloader design that was awarded US Patent #3,197,907 in 1965. The loaders were produced by Salinas Industries, and marketed by J.M. Bucheimer as early as 1964. The loaders would later be marketed as the “Feathertouch.” The cartridges were retained by a central flexible washer placed within the rear of the loader. The tiny pushbutton compresses the washer into an internal concave recess, freeing the rims of the cartridges. Some users have complained that the release of the cartridges was not always discernable or reliable. Olson noted in the patent that the washer was the first thing to wear out. You'll note in the attached advertisement that the early loaders were much longer than those seen in Mike Woods' linked article.


https://www.google.com/patents/US3197907


In 1965, Donald Matich received US Patent #3,213,559 for what would be marketed as the Matich Quick Loader. The Matich was sort of like a flexible version of the Spee-D-Loader. You would snap the cartridges in the loader's fingers while it was flat. Afterward, you could roll the strip into a circle, locking it in place via a two-fingered sling frog hooked into a crosspin molded into the opposite end of the strip. To reload, you would start the cartridges into the cylinder and then peel the strip off. As the strip unrolled, the flanges would pull apart allowing the cartridges to drop into the cylinder.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3213559

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/477053-matich-quick-loader-unusual-case-historical-interest-maybe-nostalgia.html


Ole N. Olson had a much simpler design that was awarded US Patent #3,225,482 in 1965. It was kind of like a Speed Strip, but the flexible rubber body retained each cartridge almost as like a conventional belt loop. To load the revolver, the rim of each cartridge had to be pressed down through the loop. The earliest ad I can find for this design dates to 1980. It was marketed by Triden Industries as the Rapid Revolver Loading Clip.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US3225482A


After an experiment in the mid-1960s to develop a collapsable speedloader (US Patent #3,252,238), William C. Bye and his partner Werner O. Brunhuber received US Patent #3,503,150 in 1970 for a more marketable design. Marketed as the Bye Speed Loading System, its selling point was that it had no springs, screw, cams, or ratchets. As you can see by the patent that's not entirely true as the handle is threaded into the center collet-style locking piece. When the handle was pushed forward, the locking piece would expand to hold the cartridge case rims. When the loader was pushed into the cylinder, the tapered top of the locking piece would be compressed and thus, release the cartridges. By 1978, it was 3 to 4 times as expensive as competing speedloaders, so this could not have helped sales.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3252238

https://www.google.com/patents/US3503150

I believe that US Patent #3,538,636 issued in 1970 is the patent for what became the Bianchi Speed Strip, but given the filing date of 1968, I'm not entirely certain. The now-abandoned trademark for Speed Strips claims that they were first marketed in 1965, but then again, others claim that they were not featured in Bianchi's catalogs until 1972.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3538636

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speed-strips---pair-10851.html#start=1



Also in 1970, John D. Fordham and William L. Powers of Dade Screw Machine received US Patent #3,541,716. The new Dade Loader became extremely popular among PPC shooters. The case rims were retained by an elastic O-ring (garter spring) along the outer diameter of the loader. This made loading the Dade fairly easy as individual cartridges would snap into place as the rim passed the garter spring. When reloading, the loader would bottom out against the cylinder, and then you would press the large center button, forcing the case rims past the garter spring. The downside to the Dade was its fat diameter interfered with factory stocks and thumbpieces. Worse yet, it could easily lose the cartridges when dropped. The Dade Loaders were still in production in the 1980s and perhaps even later.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3541716


French inventor Jean Dupouy received US Patent #3,667,146 in 1972 for own concept of a rigid side-stripping speedloader. I believe this patent was the basis of a speedloader once sold by Manurhin. Dupouy's loader staggered the cartridges so they could be loaded three at a time, but as a result, it would not have been flat enough to fit legacy dump pouches.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US3667146A



The most commercially popular speedloader has probably been probably the HKS 'Six Second' speedloader. Robert D. Switzer received US Patent # 3,722,125 in 1973 for the initial design. These original models would later be dubbed the M-model after the introduction of the improved A and B models.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3722125

http://www.hksspeedloaders.com/SpeedloaderPage.html


Not to be confused with the HKS Six Second, the Second Six loader was also patented in 1973 (US Patent #3,769,732). Designed by William T. Griffis, the Second Six consisted of two pieces of interlocking molded plastic. The inner portion retained the case rims through molded-in flanges; the outer portion was a ring that sat on top of the case heads when loaded. You would start the cartridges into the cylinder, and then force the outer ring towards the cylinder. This would force the case rims past the flanges. In other words, it was sort of a modern polymer re-interpretation of the Prideaux Device. The upside was that this loader was extremely narrow in diameter, and had a short overall length. Initially, the firm would only sell directly to agencies and individual LEOs. Agencies issuing the Second Six included the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. (While some people have praised the Second Six for its ease of use, I personally found that forcing the tiny outer ring down could be nearly impossible at times. I don't know if there was an aging plastic issue with my used sample, or some sort of dimensional mismatch with my Detective Special. However, I don't remember it working better on S&W K-Frames.) In 1981, Griffis would receive US Patent #4,272,903 for a new three-piece variant, but I don't think this was nearly as prolific as the original.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3769732

https://www.google.com/patents/US4272903

In 1974, Paul P. Kubik received US Patent #3,824,729. The Kubik Speed Reloader was an odd piece of equipment. The cartridges were held in place by spring tension in three staggered tiers. The cartridges could be inserted from one side of the loader only. You started the cartridges in the chambers and then pulled the loader out to the side.

https://www.google.com/patents/US3824729

https://americanhandgunner.com/1978issues/AHMA78.pdf#page=34

David A. Johnson received US Patent #4,065,868 in 1978 for what was initially known as the JFS. While Johnson was reportedly making them in his garage even before the patent was granted, the design quickly gained a following on the West Coast amongst PPC shooters. In an interview published in 1980, Safariland's president Neale Perkins credited PPC revolversmith Bill Davis with tipping him off to the JFS loader. Safariland picked up the rights to the design, where it was ultimately named the Comp I. Perkins stated that they sold 50,000 of the Comp I J-K2 loaders within the first 9 months of its introduction in 1977.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4065868

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-i-11230.html


At the same time that David Johnson was designing the Comp I, Austrian inventors Heinz Jelinek and Fritz Carmann were designing what would become known as the Jet-Loader. French and German patents were received in 1978, while US Patent #4,133,129 was awarded in 1979. The earliest mention I can find of the Jet-Loader being imported to the US was in 1981. Like other imported speedloaders, its availability was often spotty, yet it developed a cult following with serious PPC shooters in the US.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4133129

https://revolverguy.com/look-jetloader-speedloader/


HKS introduced their improved A and B-models in 1978, well ahead of the 1980 and 1982 patent awards. The B-model was short-lived after its introduction. The A-models are manual-release only like the legacy M-models. However, the A-model covers the primers and rattled less than the legacy M-models. HKS retained the M-model has it found that some revolvers simply needed the cartridges to be held a little less rigidly for rapid indexing of the cartridges into the cylinder. The B-model basically added the automatic release of the Safariland Comp I while retaining the option of a manual twist release like the M and A models.

https://www.google.com/patents/US4202124

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4313275A



In 1982, Safariland introduced the improved Comp II speedloader. Alas, I can't seem to locate a patent for that one.


https://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-ii-11231.html

https://revolverguy.com/safariland-comp-ii-speedloader/


In 1986, JFS Inc. licensed the patent rights to the Jet-Loader. However, David Johnson further modified the design, resulting in the award of US Patent # 4,866,870 in 1989. Johnson noted that upon release of the spring-loaded locking mechanism, his legacy Comp I and Comp II would sometimes result in a slight twisting motion that impeded the clean release of the cartridges from the loader. Given the much larger and stronger spring of the Jet-Loader, the torque was even more severe. Manuals for the latter even recommended that the user not hold the revolver by the cylinder while the loader is inserted. Johnson's solution was to add a rotating sleeve to the improved design's handle, so that the loader's handle was free to twist during release. Safariland still markets this as the Comp III.


https://www.google.com/patents/US4866870

http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gun-accessories/speed-loaders-and-trays/revolver/speedloader---comp-iii-11232.html


Earlier in 1989, Venezuelan inventor Angel G. Goyanes was awarded US Patent #4,862,622. Goyanes' design is probably the ultimate combination of the “Spee-D-Loader” and Matich pull-strip designs. The strip can be inserted flat in a dump pouch, yet upon withdrawal from the pouch, internal springs will force the strip to roll into a cylinder. Goyanes has never found a manufacturer for his design, and with the expiration of the patent, he will likely never profit from it. I'm only including this one as a novelty since Goyanes has a demonstration video online.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4862622A

https://youtu.be/7NaZpeFEfN8



In 1997, Charles Norgaard was awarded US Patent #5,621,998 for what was later marketed as the Gunsite Training Center Loader. One wonders why they thought that this was a good idea given its extreme bulk.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US5621998A
https://revolverguy.com/gunsite-training-center-loader/


In 1995, German inventor Gerhard Longwitz began filing patent applications for what became known as the S.L. Variant. Awarded US Patent #5,953,845 in 1999, the S.L. Variant holds the case rims by independent fingers that cam in and out of the center body. Each cartridge is backed by an individual spring. When the loader hits the extractor star, the fingers cam out of the way, and the springs propel the cartridges into the chambers. The best feature of this loader is the ease of inserting and locking individual rounds...no jiggling or twisting, just push each one into place until it clicks. For those who desire the longer handle of the Jet-Loader or the Comp III, a screw-on extension was also available. The downside is the cost and availability.

https://www.google.com/patents/US5953845

https://revolverguy.com/mythical-s-l-variant-speed-loader/


A more recent attempt to revive the Kubik design was the Maxfire, introduced around 2000. It is a far simpler implementation of the concept, with the benefit of a pull ring instead of the Kubik's tab.


https://revolverguy.com/maxfire-speedloader-review/


Back in 2005, Dave Skrzela introduced his variation on the classic Dade Loader, the DS-10 Speed. It was originally intended for use with rimfire revolvers, as a handy way to top off the cylinder during matches. He was going to branch out into centerfire designs, but has since dropped out of sight.


https://web.archive.org/web/20111126061513/http://ds10speed.wordpress.com:80/ds-10-im/

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zfeuJKy_jF8J:https://ds10speed.wordpress.com/ds-10-history/+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us



The new Ripcord speedloader is yet another variation of the old Matich design. While CK Tactical's commercial introduction of the Ripcord is fairly recent, the patent was awarded back in 2008.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US7363845B2

https://cktactical.com/



The year 2008 also saw the introduction of Tuff Products Quickstrips, a variation of the Bianchi Speed Strips. Unlike Bianchi, which limited itself to 6-shot .38 Spec/.357 Mag and .44 Spec/Mag, Tuff Products ultimately introduced a wide variety of models of varying capacities and calibers.


http://tuffproducts.com/e-d-c-concealed-carry/quickstripsa/



The 5-Star Firearms speedloaders were commercially introduced back around 2010. An aluminum-billet variation on the HKS, the loaders started off as a personal project by Clinton Hartford in his uncle's garage. The story goes that a fellow shooter saw Clinton using his loaders at the range and offered him $20 for one.


https://www.5starfirearms.com/Speed-Loading-s/106.htm

https://revolverguy.com/5-star-firearms-speedloader-review/


Daniel Higby introduced his Speed-Beez design in 2012, yet another variation on the Dade Loader concept. Much like the DS-10 Speed, it started off aimed primarily at rimfire revolver competition shooters, but its lineup has expanded dramatically since then.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US9909827B1

https://www.speedbeez.com/

https://revolverguy.com/speed-beez-speedloader-review/



Earlier this year, Pachmayr introduced its new line of aluminum competition speedloaders. While a variation on the classic HKS, the sides are angled off for additional clearance.


https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands/pachmayr/aluminum-competition-speedloaders.html

https://revolverguy.com/pachmayr-aluminum-competition-speedloader/






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Handgun Radio 222 - Carry Setup

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 our carry setup

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Listener Email:

Name: Q.B.

Subject: 450 SMC

Message: Over last couple of shows, I heard Weird Beard mention wanting to convert his new handgun to 450 roland. Maybe he should look into Double Tap 450 SMC ammo with no conversion needed. Also might be able to get Mike, owner of Double Tap on the show, know as the god father of 10mm.

Name: Rick

Subject: Jo.Lo.Ar. pistol

Message: Any help in field stripping this gun?

Thanks in advance,

Rick .....

JoloAr

Drink Segment: Woodford Reserve bourbon

Listener Email: From Spencer “ your last discussion about pocket carry for the LCR made me realize you must not have seen the excellent ‘boot grips’ Ruger sells for them for $30 on their site. They aren’t quite as comfortable as the regular grips, but they are still Hogue's with the shock-absorbing gel strip in them, and are very comfortable.

I use these on my LCR in 9mm, which recoils about the same as the 357 setup I used to carry. You do lose a place for your pinky finger with these grips, but the gun is still very controllable and it fits in places the bulkier standard grip makes difficult.

BTW, I know that 357 sounds cooler, but 9mm in a snubby is a much more efficient way to get the same (or better) results. Take a look at Ballistics By The Inch sometime if you want to be seriously depressed about how bad 357 in snubbies sucks.

Since my regular carry gun (FNS-9 Compact) is in 9mm, and the LCR sometimes does backup duty, the compatibility made a lot of sense for me. Since it indexes off of the case mouth, you don’t need moon clips to shoot, and with nickel-plated defense ammo, you don’t really need them for ejection either, at least not for the first few cylinders.”

LCR Boot Grip

Main Topic: Our Carry Setup

Ryan:

-Steyr C9-A1 with 17 round mag. Extra mag in pen pocket of Carhartt Pants

-RPS Tactical Adaptive Holster

-9mm Hornady Critical Duty 135 Grain

-Pocket Holster: Desantis Nemesis for all

-S&W Model 60 Modified (In Pocket) with .38 Special Speer 135 grain Short Barrel Gold Dot loads

-4 rounds in speedstrips or 5 rounds in an HKS speedloader.

-Kahr CM9 9mm using the same Hornday ammo. (in pocket)

-Limited Concealability: Either the Taurus PT22 Poly .22 LR with CCI LRN or NAA .22 Magnum with Speer GD 40 grn. Both with pocket holsters

Weer’d Carry Setup: Primary S&W 1911Sc in a Galco Miami Classic II

Light Carry: Kahr PM 45 in a DeSantis Nemesis

Lighter Carry: Ruger LCR .357 also in a Desantis Nemesis with Bianchi Speed Strips

Last Resort: Beretta 21A .22 LR in an Uncle Mike’s Small pocket Holster

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Handgun Radio 221 - Modern Metal

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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 old & new metal!


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Weerd:

Ryan: -Ripcord Speedloader

-Lucky Gunner Lounge Pocket Pistol Project

-Speedloaders



Listener T:

Canik TP9SF now Massachusetts legal. Thoughts and opinions? Sootch did a review and MAC put it through the gauntlet. And Noir did a first rounds video. Thank you.


Listener L on the Taurus Spectrum:

Thanks Weerd for reading my email on the last show.

Here's my little video on that Spectrum. Not a review per se. Now over 320

rounds with no FTE's and FTF's. Guys, I understand the fears on quality

control on Tauruses. That's pretty much related to guns made in Brazil,

meeting high demands of the market. I've suffered that too trying to get

accessories and parts. I had to wait 3 months once for a magazine for my

24/7 pro. That is ridiculous. All of that because the mag would come from

Brazil. The Spectrum is an all "made in america gun". I have a S&W

Bodyguard 380, a Ruger LCP II, a Kahr CW 380. The only I really don't care

much is the S&W. The grip kinda hurt the web of my hand. Love the Kahr and

the LCP II. But I noticed my follow up  shots with the Spectrum a little

more faster, because it doesn't snap. I mean, it's just a push. You might

find the trigger a little on the heavy side, but after 100 rounds it did

get better, or I just got used to it. The Trigger on the LCP II kinda

scares me. The pre 95% cocked hammer is an accident waiting to happen. The

first LCP was pretty much a half way cocked hammer version (keltec

inspired). So, no need to be afraid of the Spectrum. Mr. Enabler (Weerd)

you got me into a PM45 and is almost getting me into a LCR in 357. Please

be kind with me, because I have two reasons to make a move. I have my

birthday this month and Christmas coming in next.

Love your show guys.




Drink Segment:    I’m having a Corpse Reviver number 2

This drink calls for Gin, Triple Sec,  Lillet Blanc and Lemon juice all in equal proportions,  and an absinthe wash.


But mine I made it with gin, Grand Marnier, Lillet Blanc, and Pernod.


Gran marnier is very similar to Triple Sec, and pretty darn close to Cointreau,  as well as Curacao. So if you see a cocktail with any one of those you can do a simple substitution for what you have in your cabinet.  There might be some subtle differences, but you’ll be close enough to know if you like the drink or not.


Absinthe is an Anise Liquor,  and that flavor is SO strong that really all the anise liquors and Liqureurs taste pretty much the same,  so when you don’t want to buy that expensive bottle of Absithe, you could use Penod, Ouzo, or Sambuca.


There are a few others,  that might be a bit more risky,  like Jagermeister or Campari for other Amaro style liqueurs,  but that must be done with caution, tho these drinks all have a similer bitter-sweet quality that while those substitutions might not re-create the cocktail,  it might behave similar enough to get a different, but delicious drink.


Main Topic: Modern Metal


Legacy Metal:

-1911

-CZ75

-Beretta 92

-Stoeger Couger

-Ruger Mk4 https://www.ruger.com/products/markIVStandard/models.html

-Walther PPK

-Sig P-2 Series


Newer Metal:

-Kahr K-Series

-Grand Power

-Husdon H9

-Boberg/  Bond Arms Bullpup


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Handgun Radio 220 - Your 1890's Loadout

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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 new gun purchases and your 1890’s loadout!

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Week in Review:

Weerd: had a short range trip,    and then I found I was light on ammo so I swung by a local shop….and bought a Remington Nylon 66

Ryan: Didnt do much but cleaned up my reloading area so hoping to do more of that this winter!

Name: Justin W

Subject: Ruger LCR for Pocket Carry?

Message: Hey Guys,

Love the show! Look forward to every episode, it really rounds out the offerings of the FRN!

Quick question:

I currently carry a CZ P07 IWB and am looking into a pocket carry option for times when the CZ is impractical. I am very drawn to the Ruger LCR in .38 or .327 Fed Mag but am not sure how it would work as a strictly pocket carry gun with regards to the size. I realize a LCP or Kahr CW380 might be a leaner footprint but man I like that LCR and would love to have a DA revolver in my collection! I seem to remember that Weerd is fond of his .357 and would love to hear both of your opinions. I am 6'4 and 190# if that helps.

Keep up the great work!

Thanks

Justin

Drink Segment: White Empress Cocktail

Main Topic: Old-New West Handguns

Smith & Wesson Model 3

Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless

Colt New Army & Navy

Merwin & Hulbert

Semi-Autos:

Lugers (or Belgian Automatic Pistol)

Borchardt Pistol

Browning 1900

Wrap-Up:

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


Handgun Radio 219 - Movies, Wadcutters & Listeners

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 some good movies, good actors, wadcutters & some listener questions!


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Week in Review:

Ryan:

Historical Games: Red Dead Redemption 2


Weerd: Chazz Palminteri And Treat WIlliams Mulholland Falls


Drink Segment:  Email from Listener Tony


“Hey Weerd,

The Rye Whiskey you and Ryan were talking about was it the Bonded or regular Old Overholt? I have been wanting to start trying Rye whiskeys, thought this would be a good start. DO you suggest straight up to start with? What other suggestions do you have? I am a  Tanqueray Guy, what gins do you prefer?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Listener Emails:

Name: Skyler

Subject: Episode suggestions

Message: Hi guys, I’m a loyal listener of the podcast and I have a suggestion for a main topic. C&R licenses? How to get one. Are they worth it? How difficult are they to maintain? WHY DOESNT RYAN HAVE HIS YET?! If nothing else I hope this gets Weerd to start asking about it every other episode. Thanks for your time and I really appreciate the podcast. You’ve really helped to provide a new gunner with solid information in an entertaining way. Keep up the great work.


Lawrence

Hi Ryan,

Lawrence here. I just got my hands on this Taurus Spectrum and really like it. I know Weerd is not much of a fan of Tauruses, but I like to come to own conclusions.

You can say my name on the show when you think you should.

Keep up the excellent work guys.


Name: Graham

Subject: Taurus revolvers

Message: What's the verdict on Taurus revolvers? There's a local listing for a raging bull in .454 casull with 300 rounds for 750. Seems like a steal. Are they decent? Can they handle the big Magnum?

William

Wadcutters for self defense?

https://americanhandgunner.com/45-wadcutters-slow-and-steady-wins/



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 218 - Frosty The Handgunner

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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 winter handgunning!


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Week in Review:

Ryan:

Blued Steel Ruger Sp101

Sin City Guns

Sudden Death Guns

Blood Work Guns



Weerd:



Drink Segment: Corpse Reviver No 1

Apple Jack in the Freezer

Main Topic: Wintertime Handgunning


Cold weather defensive shooting and outdoor range shooting

How to deal with gloves and mitts when drawing from concealment

And what gloves are good for being out and shooting during the winter in the cold states

How does one even deal with quick access to a gun wearing thick gloves. I mean, it’s something that you northerners deal with

Gotta rip off the gloves? Most guns don’t have a giant trigger guard and I wouldn’t want one

Some guys I’ve seen wear chest rigs


Wrap-Up:


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Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!


Handgun Radio 217 - Listeners!

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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 some more firearms news and Listener emails!


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Week in Review:  


Ryan: Played Gigs

-Unknown Soldier Pistols




Weerd:  Children’s birthday party.  Been a LOOOONG weekend. On the gunnie side,  haven’t had much time to hit the range, but I noticed the last time I was shooting I was pulling shots with my 1911.     The only excuse I can think of is lack of dry-fire practice. So since I have this 1st Gen M&P, and those crappy triggers improve with dry-fire,  this is a match made in heaven.



Drink Segment:  Old Overhold 100 Proof rye

Bigelow Brewing Company Skowhegan, Maine




Main Topic:




Listener Email:


Will-

Dear Ryan,

Love the show, the banter, the insights, and knowledge in every week's

episode. Being an Alabama football fan I noticed today this news story

about the former coach Mike DuBose, who accidentally shot himself in

the torso with his .38 while mowing the grass. He carries while mowing

'in case of snakes.' This made me wonder how this could have happened,

i.e. an accidental discharge of a revolver while carrying. I know

you're a revolver man and regularly carry; any ideas about this

particular case based on the limited information available and any

hints for safe revolver carry? Article linked below.

Thanks!

best,

-Will

http://www.mrcolionnoir.com/woman-dies-after-accidentally-shooting-herself-in-the-head-at-missouri-gun-range/



Name: Skyler

Subject: Episode suggestions

Message: Hi guys, I’m a loyal listener of the podcast and I have a suggestion for a main topic. C&R licenses? How to get one. Are they worth it? How difficult are they to maintain? WHY DOESNT RYAN HAVE HIS YET?! If nothing else I hope this gets Weerd to start asking about it every other episode. Thanks for your time and I really appreciate the podcast. You’ve really helped to provide a new gunner with solid information in an entertaining way. Keep up the great work.


Name: Mike

Subject: Taurus

Message: Enjoyed the show on Taurus. My first carry gun was a Taurus pt111. Even bought a 24/7. The pt111 would not shoot a full magazine without a misfire. Shipped both back for recall. It took them ten months to get the last one back. What a lack of customer service. I doubt I would ever purchase a Taurus again.


Name: Mark

Subject: TAURUS PROGRAM

Message: I don't own any Taurus products but the show was pretty incredible. I would like to see similar shows about other manufactures.


Like SIG Sauer, Steyr, F B Radom, Zastava, CZ, FEG, Star, Para Ordnance, Heckler & Koch, Nambu, Lahti etc.

You guys are doing a great job. The Best program on the network.


For Weerd, I haven't found a bartender anywhere that can make a Sazerac.


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 216 - Used Handgunning

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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 guns that you rarely find used and guns you can always find used!

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Week in Review:


Ryan: -Glock 45

-Tornado Technologies Oxy22 Micro


Weerd: Got a M&P 45 1st Gen, that will eventually become Project Bear gun .460 Rowland

Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago

Drink Segment: The Guys from Geeks Gadgets set up a GREAT bar at GRPC.   The star of that lineup were some drinks from Blaum Bros Distillery in Galena Illinois.

Main Topic: Guns You Always Find Used & Guns you Rarely Find Used

Always Used:

-Pistols in .40 S&W in general

-Taurus Semi Autos

-S&W Revolvers

- .38/.357 Revolvers

Heavy Recoil guns

Rarely Found Used:

-S&W 422 .22 LR

-.22 Full Size Revolvers

-Lightweight Commander 1911’s

-Super High End Guns

Wrap-Up:

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Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!


HGR 215 - Shooting Guns in a Different Way!

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 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.



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 214 - Vaporware

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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 vaporware! Handguns that were promised but not delivered!  

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Week in Review:


Ryan: The video of the most recent range trip is up!

-Getting ready for a big 5 year anniversary party….you may not hear much from me for a few days!


Weerd: Hit the range this week.   Also swung by my favorite shop and found a bunch of new interesting guns.   There was a 686+ 3” unfluted I almost walked home with, and there was a used M&P 45 first generation,  for maybe $50 less I’d take it….maybe I should ask.


Drink Segment:

Grand Ten Distilling: Firepuncher Black



Main Topic: Vaporware!

Pietta Colt Python Clone

-Magpul PDR-C

-Magpul FMG-9

-Taurus Raging Judge 28 Gauge

-Merwin & Hulbert Reproduction

-USFA Colt Woodsman Reproduction

-Bren Ten Magazines (And the other companies; VLTOR,


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 213 - A Few Good Movies

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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 about the guns in some movies we’ve watched recently!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Got some more videos coming…..did some shooting with the Kimber and put some more rounds through the Sig P226. Great range days recently!

 

-AR 9mm with Thompson furniture.

 

-Colt “Shields”

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Weerd:

 

Drink Segment: Tea, because it’s morning.    But the Drink I want to talk about is the Jack Rose

2oz Applejack or Apple Brandy

1oz Lime Juice

0.5 oz Grenadine

True Applejack is what happens when you “Jack” hard apple cider.   Which is freeze distill it. This is actually quite dangerous as it concentrates the stuff you distil away like Methanol,  so most liquor made from hard cider is actually apple brandy
 

Main Topic: A Few Good Movies (And Guns!)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (THE GOOD ONE)

Thief

Hoffa

Ronin

Maltese Falcon

Heat

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 212 - Questions?!

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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Weerd wanted to have a listener questions show so here it is! Listener Questions!!!!

 

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Week in Review:

 

Ryan: Went to the gun show in Waterville it was a great time! Lots of cool guns

 

Weerd: Vacation is over.  Finished Reading Deadly Force by Mas Ayoob

 

Drink Segment: https://www.smugglersnotchdistillery.com/

 

Main Topic:

 

Mike Been thinking about making this my next purchase.. Ruger Vaquero Birdshead .45 acp.... thoughts?

 

 

1

 

 

Nolan If you could tour one factory whose would it be?

1

 

 

Grant What's your favorite kombucha flavor?

5

 

 

Ignacio Pries  How Ryan's life changed has since he got his C&R?

2

 

Ryan What is your favorite left field gun? I.e brand or type that isnt very well known.

2

Manage

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Dan Thompson https://www.outdoorhub.com/.../breaking-news-franklin.../

 

Franklin armory used straight rifling to make a gun that falls out of atf classification as a pistol or rifle …See more

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Dan TI just want a dang smoothbore 410 pistol with full choke lol. I've been thinking of ways to get a similar function.

 

 

Jason KA history and performance review of the .22 Magnum would be nice.....

2

 

 

Thomas TJ Would you rather nipples the size of... Wait, wrong show.

 

 

Kyle What is the most overrated/underrated handgun on the market today?

3

 

Russell Will S&W ever do away with their stupid built in lock? Why not?

2


 

 

Ian S Thoughts on the P365, some really varied experiences coming to light.

1

 

 

Ryan G What is the most painful handgun you’ve ever shot?

 

Do you think that anyone will produce a revolver more powerful than the .500 S&W?

 

 

WJ Morgan Pistol caliber carbines, yes or yes?

 

What new revolvers would you like to see on the market?…

Allen Eierman Sort of hand gun related...Delaware has just legalized pistol caliber rifles for hunting what would yall recommend? Given the rules in the picture


 

 

Russell Rusty Frederick For years I've heard of the Kittery ? I think it is Tradding Post in Maine. Is that close to you? Would it be possible to do an interview with those folks some time?


 

Greg Brown: With all the new laser technology out there now would you go with green laser or the standard red laser ?

 

Josh Smith If you were stranded on a desert island, with nothing except a case of 10W-30 motor oil, six goats, and a dead clown, what would you do?


 

 

Tate Mesman What is the most hipstery of the hipster guns.

 

 

Tate Mesman And why would someone do something this?!?! (Spoiler alert, I made this)

 

 

1

 

 

Why WOULDNT you do this? thats so friggin awesome.

 

Wrap-Up:

 

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Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!

Handgun Radio 211 - It's Just an Opinion!

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 Dave from Justin Opinion Channel about some recent guns hes shot!

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Week in Review:

 

Ryan: Played gigs (thats basically my summer)

 

 

Dave:


 

Main Topic:

 

For some reason, I can't edit the show notes. But here is a list of some of the most recent guns I've been working with and videos are coming soon or recently published:
Uberti Winchester 1873 from Taylor's (featuring Ashley Hlebinsky guest spot)
Walther CCP M2
Taurus G2C
M&P Shield 380 EZ
Beretta 92 Elite LTT from Langdon (loaned by a viewer)
Finally finished the video on the Bob Marvel prototype

Ruger PC Carbine


 

Just published Springfield's XDS-9 Mod2, and am working on the new Taurus single stack G2S (replaces the PT709 slim.

 

Wrap-Up:

 

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  • Check out the Justin Opinion Channel on YouTube!

 

Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!




 

 

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Handgun Radio 210 - A Good Bad Idea

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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 proper firearms storage and things we thought were a bad idea, but have come around to it being a great idea!

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Week in Review:

Ryan:

Always full of information

by Texas Pistolero on Jul 24, 2018

RATING: ★★★★★

🤠 one of the few podcasts that has good information and history of firearms.... every show - y’all keep it up now👍🏻

Defensive Creations Model 10

-Firearms Storage Safety - Negligence results in a tragic reminder  

-Firepits in wintertime? What do you do?

Weerd:  Busy Week,  hit the range, tested out some new ammo.   

Drink Segment: Wink and Nod Boston  Also I have Jalapenos and Everclear, so Jalapeno vodka will soon be back in my cabinet.

Main Topic: “Bad Ideas” that were actually maybe good!

-Taurus “Curve” But perhaps on a larger framed firearm. (Nod to Gun Nation Podcast)

-Full Conceal Glock

-Ruger LCR (Polymer Framed Revolvers)

-RMR’s (JUST FOR COMPETITION #lol)


Wrap-Up:

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Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!


 

Handgun Radio 209 - Newsbreak!

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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 take a small break after the Taurus history episode with Daniel Watters and discuss some recent firearms news!

 

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Week in Review:  

 

Ryan: -Had a couple of great gigs, one at a Country Club and one for some summer camps!

-Got some great emails about the Taurus episode so we will be speaking with Daniel about doing some other history episodes!


 

Weerd: Yard Sale.   Also The Assorted Calibers Podcast gave away a C-5 9mm AR Lower from New Frontier Armory,  and it was to friend of all of our shows Heinrich from Geeks Gadgets and Guns.


 

Drink Segment I am having a flight of Manhattans.    Using my 3oz cocktail glass I have 3 deminutive manhattans.   One is the standard 4 parts Rye, 1 part sweet vermouth with angostura bitters , garnished with a cherry,   one is a DRY manhattan with 4 parts rye 1 part dry vermouth, and orange bitters, garnished with a lemon twist, and a this new drink called the Coast to coast,  its 1 part sweet vermouth, 1 parts coffee liqueur (I used Allen’s Coffee Brandy) and 4 parts rye. No garnish, no bitters.




 

Main Topic: NEWS BREAK

 

FN 509 Tactical Released

 

9mm PMAG Conversion

 

Wildey is available!

 

LITTLEST SHOTGUN

 

Shockwave Semi Shotguns

 

Ruger Commander 1911


 

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!

  • Be sure to visit the Firearms Insider for review more awesome content! Also, if you are interested in writing reviews for the Firearms Insider, please email TJ at tj@firearmsradio.tv

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

Weer’d  http://www.weerdworld.com  and Assorted Calibers Podcast: https://www.assortedcalibers.com

 

Until Next week, have fun & SAFE SHOOTING!