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Handgun Radio 383 – Import Restrictions

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 Import Restrictions

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Week in Review:


-Had one hell of a week…..wisdom tooth extraction w/novocaine. Extraction went well, not too much discomfort Tuesday. Then came Wednesday…small amount of swelling, not a lot of pain but a very foul taste. Went in Thursday morning because the swelling was MUCH worse. Doctor was pretty alarmed, did a CAT scan and scheduled another surgery that day with full sedation to clean out the infection. He told me when I woke up that had I waited over the weekend to see how it went I most likely would have ended up in the hospital by Sunday. Doing okay now, on 1000 mg of two antibiotics (Cephalexin & Flagyl), antibiotic mouthwash. Great oral surgeons though. Very well taken care of.

Taylor’s & Co 1875 Remington 9mm


Drink Segment: Toasted Almond (Modified)

-1oz Coffee Liqueur (Allins)

-1oz Amaretto (DiSaronno) 

-0.5 Oz Rye Whiskey (Bulliet)

-2oz Milk (Cow)

Main Topic:

ATF Import Restrictions

-Gun Control Act of 1968

Points System


-Set up licensing agreement for production/assembly stateside (a la S&W in Houlton,ME)

-Just opening a manufacturing facility in the US

-Changing one or more features to meet points requirement.

-Notable Examples:

-Glock 28 (Until recently)

-Walther PPK (Not the PPK/s) (Until Recently)

FN Baby Browning (Until early 1980’s)

Saturday Night Specials (Cheap, of dubious quality, usually .22LR or ..22 Short)

-Tokarev with Thumb Safety

Wrap Up:

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