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Handgun Radio 388 – Problematic Operating Systems

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 problematic operating systems!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Played a private gig on the lake, had a good time

-Egglands Best Cheese Omelet


Beretta 92/M9 Misinformation

I’m a longtime listener to Handgun Radio Podcast. I’ve enjoyed the show especially when the subject is Revolvers. I like listening to “Weerd Beard”, but I’m growing tired of the Beretta 92/M9 misinformation he continues to pass along to the listeners. I don’t mind if he doesn’t like the pistol, but justifying his dislike with misinformation is wrong. I don’t have room to list each incorrect statement, so I invite him to watch the following.

Listener Chuck:

In the import restrictions episode, Makarovs came up.

My recollection is, real milsurp Makarovs came in with “target grips”, with a thumb shelf.  The original grip was sometimes (usually?) included.

Russian Makarovs made for commercial sale would come with an adjustable rear sight.

Listener CS:

Ryan and Weird,

In two of your recent episodes of Handgun Radio you guys talked about the Henry Homesteader and in both cases the majority of the discussion was why glock mag compatibility is optional and not standard.  I have NEVER bought a gun based on whether or not it uses glock mags.  Someday I’ll probably own a glock and it will use glock mags.  The second time that the Henry Homesteader was discussed Weird said that he had actually fired one!  No mention of useful information like:  trigger feel, accuracy, feeding issues, ammo fussiness, ect…, no it was glock mags again.

I was recently fortunate enough to get my hands on an M1 Garand; imagine my disgust when I discovered that it didn’t use glock mags! 

Thanks for all your Podcasts!!

Drink Segment:  

Mellow Corn Straight Corn Whiskey

Bottle in Bond

Gin Limeade Recipe:

  • Gin
  • Lime Juice
  • Lavender Lemon Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Water
  • Mint, lime wheels and lavender sprigs if desired, for garnish

Main Topic: Problematic Operating Systems

-Lightweight Revolvers with Bullet Crimp Jump

-Boberg XR9 Bullet Pull (Without the proper ammunition)

-Desert Eagle/Gas Port with Lead Bullets getting fouled

-Gas Delayed Handguns (Heat Transfer Issues in expansion chamber)

-Direct Blowback (Cartridge Power)

-Lead Bullets in polygonal rifling

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