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Handgun Radio 397 – Modern Versions of Old Guns with Savage1r!

HGR 397 – Modern Version of Old Guns

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 guns that we would want to be made modern!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -Made jerky and nyc and the pier 46 museum

Jason K Entry in the 1990’s Loadout Contest:

If I was a private investigator from 1992 – 1996 based in LA, I would like to think I would have learned of the

volatility and violence that took place during the 92 LA Riots. I would also like to think that as an Eagle Scout, I

would like to go by the motto of “Be Prepared”. With that in mind I also believe that over kill is underrated…..

I would be dressed in a custom khaki slacks, a light button down shirt, a solid tie, and dark blue sports coat.

The benefits of the custom suit would be having it tailored specifically to fit and conceal my accompaniment of

tools and toys that I would be carrying on a daily basis. I would also have a good high quality gun belt, not

sure of the best available at this time period.

For a primary sidearm I think I would have to go with a Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises Bren 10 if for no other

reason then 10 mil is the best mil. I figured that 10 rounds of 155 gr moving at 1500 fps of underwood should

convince just about anyone or anything to leave me alone. The Bren 10 would be in a custom horizontal

shoulder holster under my left arm, and I would also have a 3 or 4 mag holder anchoring and balancing my

shoulder holster under my right arm.

At 4 o’clock on my hip, for a back up gun I would have an modified Smith 39 in the ASP format, rocking the

Guttersnipe sight system and the clear lexan grips. Seven rounds of 9mm may not seem like a lot by todays

standards, but back in the mid 90s, seven rounds of 9mm in a gun that size seems pretty good. I would also have 2

extra mags on my belt at 9 O’clock.

Additionally I would have some tools to help my daily activities. In my left chest jacket pocket I would have a

sparrow lock pick set, in my right pocket a flask of Woodford Reserve. In my right jacket waist pocket I would have

a black jack, in my left pocket I would have my pipe, tabaco pouch, and matches, along with some business cards

so I can leave them with potential leads. In my back right pants pocket I would have my bill fold and a Benchmade

balisong or Osborne, I’m not sure what Benchmades were available at that time, and in my left pocket I would have

a Surefire 6P flashlight in a holster to keep it upright in my pocket.

In my 1967 Shelby GT500, think Elinor from gone in sixty seconds, I would have:

A Pentex K1000 with several lenses, covering everything from macro to telephoto.

A have a police scanner.

An extra change of clothes.

A fingerprint dusting kit.

Maybe a kilo of cocaine or a rolled up wad of $100 dollar bills with a rubber band around, to bargain with for

those intense negotiations for intel.

A halligan tool and sledge hammer.

Parabolic mic and listening and recording equipment

Swarovski binoculars

And for my long gun, stored in Elinor, I would have a HK 51. Incase you are not familiar with it, it’s a modified

G3/HK91. It is a full auto 308 with an 8 inch barrel. I have personally shot one of these, and holly shit….. Ian

of forgotten weapons describes it appropriately when he refers to it as “HK51: The SAS’ Full Auto Flashbang

Dispenser” HK51: The SAS’ Full Auto Flashbang Dispenser ( The standard mags pack

20 rds of 7.62 but I would have addition mags stored with the rifle and it would definitely have a quality quick

adjust sling.

Other weapons that came up with, but couldn’t fit in:


Hi Power

AMT Hard Baller

SW 4506


Delta Elite


Detonics CombatMaster


Long Gun:

SW 76

Sweedish k

Streyer TMP

Intratec TEC-


Mini 14 / AC556 with folding stock

Armsel Striker

Pancor Jack Hammer

China Lake grenade launcher


El Camino

VW Beetle

VW Thing

A-Team Van

71 Cuda

70 Charger

69 Camaro

Weerd: Made Potato Rolls

Weer’ds Easy carnitas

Drink Segment: Abasolo Mexican Corn Whiskey

-Whiskey Tribe Abasolo [El Whisky de Mexico] Re-Review

Main Topic: Modern Versions of Old Guns


-Colt 1903 in 9mm tilting barrel 

-Browning Hi Power in .38 Super double stack/

Henry Homesteader in .38 Super

-Thompson SMG in .30 Carbine

-Miniature Remington Model 8 in .357 Maximum


-M1 Thompson


-Deerfield Carbine



Metaba Unica 6


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