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Handgun Radio 386 – US Service 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 US Service Pistols!

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Week in Review:


-Gonna put a couple chickens on my pellet smoker, should be good. May inject them, not sure yet.

-Had a fatal fire in a tower here in my hometown. Backflow valve was messed up on fire suppression system and firefighting foam got into the water supply. Had a do not drink order for a day and a half & people went CRAZY trying to find water.


Drink Segment-  We Bought Every Bottom Shelf Whiskey and Ranked Them!

Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey

Main Topic: US Service Pistols

Civil War:

-1851 Navy Colt Revolver (.36 Caliber)

-1860 Army Colt Revolver (.44 Caliber)

-Remington Model 1858 Revolver

-Colt M1861 Navy Revolver (.36 Caliber)

-Various Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers (.31 Caliber)


-LeMat Revolver

-Spiller & Burr Revolver

1870’s to Vietnam War:

-Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver (.45 Colt)

-Colt M1889 (.38 Long Colt)

-S&W Schofield Model 3 Revolver (.45 Schofield)

-S&W Model 10 Revolver (.38 Special)

-Colt M1911 Pistol (.45 ACP)

-Browning Hi-Power (Special Forces Usage) (9mm)

-Colt M1903 (.32 ACP) & M1908 (.380 ACP) General Officers Issue

-High Standard HDM .22 LR Suppressed (OSS Issue & Special Forces Issue)

-Colt M15 General Officers .45 ACP

-Colt & Smith & Wesson M1917 (.45 ACP)

-S&W Model 12 (.38 Special)

1980’s to Present:

-Beretta M9

-Sig Sauer M11 (P228)

-Sig Sauer M17 & M18 (Full Size & Compact Carry)

In Limited Service:

-Colt M1911 MEU(SOC) Pistol

-Glock MK 26 (G26), MK27 (G19), MK 28 (G17), MK 29 (G34) (USSOCOM)


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