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Handgun Radio 375 – SHOT Show 2023 Wantsies

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 SHOT 2023 Wantsies!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Snowing right now,,,roof raking SUCKS

-Air Fryer Chicken Tendys

Weerd: Retro FAL!

Drink Segment: Pepper Vodka Martini via New Amsterdam

3oz New Amsterdam Vodka infused with black pepper

1oz Fino Sherry

Stir and server up with Blue Cheese stuffed olives

Polish hazelnut liqueur

25 hazelnuts, roasted, shelled, and chopped

700ml vodka

1/2 cup sugar

1 vanilla bean, split, scrape seeds from the pod

2 whole allspice berries

Add chopped hazelnuts to a large container (that can be sealed) with the vodka, sugar, vanilla bean pod and seeds (I had 1/2  a vanilla bean pod that had already been scraped in a jar of sugar, I used  this pod and vanilla sugar in this recipe, it may be why my tincture is lighter than some others) and allspice

Seal and shake or swirl the container every day until the sugar dissolves

After 6 – 8 weeks, strain out the chopped hazelnuts and vanilla pod, the mixture may be a little cloudy, let it sit for 4 – 5 days, very fine bits will settle to the bottom leaving you with a beautifully clear liqueur, carefully decant to a new container or siphon out with a turkey baster

Primary Arms:

Primary Arms Optics’ Odyssey 2023 Event launches on January 10th

  • First look at all major upcoming product releases for 2023
  • Successor to Discovery 2022, the largest optics reveal from last year with over 50 different products announced
  • Odyssey is even more ambitious than last year, with new products and categories PLUS a major announcement
  • Will also have a special event giveaway with free entry!

Listeners should visit on January 10th to check it out!

VZ Grips are a fantastic choice for your revolvers & semi-autos! They have a wide selection of grips for your handgun that will fit any need!

Main Topic:

-Henry Homesteader 9mm Carbine 

-PIVOT Carbine

-PSA is doing the STG 44 HMG promised!

-Holosun Thermal Overlay Sight  

-Olympus Arms Long Recoil AR10

-Best Guns of SHOT Show 2023

-2023 SHOT Show Roundup

PSA Rock 5.7

Wrap Up:

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Until next week, have fun and safe shooting!